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Posh Evergreen Point Road estate with private tram listed for $9.25 million

Neighbors include Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos

The property includes the main house, a boathouse, a three-car garage with a 910-square-foot guest house above, and an artist studio/shop.
Spencer Redford, Rendering Space/Courtesy of Rick Franz, Windermere

Medina is already its own kind of wealthy enclave, so Evergreen Point Road is like an extra-wealthy enclave within an enclave. Set along a scenic strip of Lake Washington waterfront just north of Bellevue, the neighborhood is home to the two richest people in the world, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, plus a whole host of the Seattle area’s most moneyed residents. Bloomberg named it the seventh-most-expensive ZIP code in the United States in its annual ranking last week—and noted a 22.7 percent growth in adjusted gross income since last year.

Which brings us to this $9.25 million beach home at 2237 Evergreen Point Road, listed by Windermere, complete with private tram—and just a 15-minute walk (or a shorter boat trip) from Bill Gates’s storied estate. The proximity is fitting: Its current owners are Alan McGinnis, a former Microsoft manager who is now the CEO and founder of Enthrall Sports, a platform that lets fans put their own photos on the Jumbotron, and his wife Jeannie, a consultant for Sotheby’s.

While it’s clearly not a cottage—it’s more than 5,000 square feet on the better part of an acre—it still goes for that beach-cottage look, with a Craftsman shape and wood shingles on the exterior. Inside, it has all the trappings of a seven-figure luxury Craftsman built in the 2000: a river-rock fireplace, plenty of windows and built-ins framed with exposed grain, a wine cellar, and a giant, eat-in kitchen. Extra touches make it special, like a library (complete with sliding ladder), hardwood inlay, a guesthouse, a boathouse, and, again, its own private tram.

It is Evergreen Point Road, so it also, of course, has an 800-foot dock for all Lake Washington boating needs.

To get from the street to the home, you take what listing agent Rick Franz calls the “Rolls Royce of trams.”
More than 2,000 square feet of decking includes a wood-burning fireplace, a state-of-the-art grill, and an outdoor shower.
A covered balcony off the master bedroom provides a sheltered space to watch the lake—and even has a pull-out bed for outdoor sleeping.
A 5,000-book library is insulated from sound and has a built-in humidor with an exhaust fan for optimal reading and book-preserving conditions.
Inlaid wood and built-ins create a contemporary, but still detailed, Craftsman vibe.
The attention to detail extends to the guesthouse above the garage, which is larger than many in-city apartments.

Evergreen Point Road

Evergreen Point Road, , WA 98039