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Classic details set a 2.5M Mercer Island home apart

Custom built-in cabinets for every bedroom await

A large home at dusk with lake in the background. Keller-Williams

Only one lot back from the water, this 4,850 square-foot, $2,468,000 house has a prime location for views of Seattle, Seward Park, the Olympics, and of course, the lake. Sunsets delivered as weather permits.

This 2002 two story home’s exterior is stucco and wood. A custom brick and cobble driveway (complete with basketball hoop) provides parking for plenty of guests.

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Though it is only fifteen years old, it has design touches more reminiscent of a hundred years ago: oak hardwood floors, arches between the rooms, and an occasional chandelier. Each is finished with a bit more style. Some of the floors have contrasting wood as decorative trim. The arches are capped as if they were supported by columns. One empty room in particular looks like it is waiting for ballroom dance to begin.

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Entertaining is easier when the kitchen can accommodate the crowd. A six-burner gas cooktop, matching double ovens, and a butler’s pantry are surrounded by rich wood cabinets. Slabs of soap stone cover the counters. The entire space is set aside and out of the traffic flow, but also open so the cook doesn’t feel left out of the party.

There should be enough wine if you fully stock the 1,200 bottle cellar which appears to be lined with cedar.

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Each of the four bedrooms comes equipped with custom built-in cabinetry. Some include window reading benches that are deep enough for a reader and a stack of books.

Ceramic and marble tiles complete the master bathroom, one of four bathrooms in the house of various sizes.

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Outside is the rest of the 10,475 square-foot lot which has been fenced. Take in the view from the balcony, the patio, or simply enjoy having a place to play or garden.