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Last week's biggest sales: Windermere estate with funicular finally sells for $6.5M

Two of Seattle's most-expensive listings were both snatched up last week.

Listed for: $8.5M
Received: $6.52M
Size: 5-BR, 3.25-bath, 4,630 sf.
Location: 6435 NE Windermere Road, Windermere
The Skinny: Overlooking Lake Washington, this 1933-built Windermere brick Tudor caught the eye of Curbed a few years back when it hit the market asking $8.5M. The price was backed up with a 5,600-square-foot mansion as well as a guest house, adjacent build-able lot, 263-feet of waterfront, and a funicular that shuttles guests back and forth between their quarters and the main house. Impressive, but no one bit. It relisted in November at $6.99M and eventually that seemed to take. It's been a long wait but the sale has finally been made.

Listed for: $5.89M
Received: $5.4M
Size: 5-BR, 4.5-bath, 6,430 sf.
Location: 1000 Lakeside Avenue S, Leschi
The Skinny: We took note of this waterfront beauty back in September of last year when it listed. Looking out on the water from the industrial modern main room, you're never too far from sunlight. Or at least the windows and doors that lead towards it. As you head inside, the color scheme gets more muted that also accents the warm woods peppered throughout. The bedrooms all have their own special quirks with some leading directly to the back patio and one featuring a ladder to...well, we're not entirely sure. The new owners can figure it out.

Listed for: $4.49M
Received: $4.9M
Size: 4-BR, 2.25-bath, 3,310 sf.
Location: 23 Holly Hill Drive, Mercer Island
The Skinny: Listed on May 24, it was pending by June 2 and eventually sold for $400K over asking price, give or take. The beautiful and colorful grounds are a real show-stopper and while the 1955 home might need some updating, there are worse spots for you (and your yacht) to anchor down around here.