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10 most expensive King County homes sold in 2016

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2016 was a busy year for real estate throughout the area. No surprise, Lake Washington's waterfront was in demand.

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1. 3675 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

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3675 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Top of the list, a $9,751,880 property that sits on 250 feet of Mercer Island's shoreline, the site of an old ferry terminal. Now, it holds a 4 bed, 5.25 bath Midcentury with 9,750 square feet on more than an acre. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool from its balcony.

2. 3602 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point

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3602 Hunts Point Rd
Hunts Point, WA 98004

A gym designed for rock climbing, including overhangs, a nice touch in this $8,020,000 modern home on Hunts Point. Five beds, 4.75 baths, and 6,020 square feet of modern materials, stylish minimalism and an acre with 78 feet of waterfront. Bring toys.

3. 3535 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

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3535 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Here's another 204 feet of Mercer Island waterfront. This one is backed by 3/4 acre containing 6,350 square feet of elegance, and 5 beds, 5 baths. Sold at $7,500,000, the buyers got a dock outside and a mix of cultures inside. A sport court, too.

4. 2038 79th Ave NE, Medina

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2038 79th Ave NE
Medina, WA 98039

Just like in Seattle, if you can't have waterfront, be by the golf course, Overlake in the case of this new and modern, 5 bed, 6 bath, 7,768 square foot custom design. For $7,025,000, the buyers get to also enjoy a wine grotto and a motor court - and a park-like neighbor.

5. 3257 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point

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3257 Hunts Point Rd
Hunts Point, WA 98004

Back to the waterfront, 60 feet of it with a dock. Behind that a pool and hot tub. Behind that a 5 bed, 4.25 bath, 5,360 square foot house that probably set a record for the most stainless steel in a kitchen. The price? $7,000,000 for that and 3/4 of an acre that lives behind a gate.

6. 3304 78th Place NE, Medina

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3304 78th Pl NE
Medina, WA 98039

Evidently, 60 feet of Fairweather Bay costs the very precise price of $6,725,550. What, no 99 cents? The 4 bed, 4 bath, 6,040 square foot house has a double-walled library plus a rich office. An infinity spa and a putting green are sited nicely to enjoy the water view.

7. 5666 Pleasure Point Lane SE, Bellevue

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5666 Pleasure Point Ln SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

A "Tom Kundig masterpiece" on 257 feet of waterfront sold for $6,050,000. The 3 beds, 4.5 baths, 4,500 square foot house noses up the shore for great views from the acre lot. A Japanese theme influenced the gardens. Mechanical lifts help with cars and boats.

8. 4233 91st Ave NE, Yarrow Point

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4233 91st Ave NE
Yarrow Point, WA 98004

Combine Tuscan villa and Yarrow Point and get old style living with 50 feet of waterfront, a 112 foot dock, and a boat house. Inside, 4 beds, 3.5 baths sit in 5,850 square feet of European country luxury. All for $5,890,000, wine cellar included, of course.

9. 1221 Evergreen Point Rd, Medina

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1221 Evergreen Point Rd
Medina, WA 98039

This 3 bed, 2.75 bath with 4,110 square feet was built in 1923, back when the Eastside seemed much farther away. The 1.55 acre lot with 117 feet of waterfront was probably more affordable then. Sold at $5,888,000, don't be surprised if a major remodel happens.

10. 7964 E Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

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7964 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

A modern beach home sits on 168 feet of Mercer Island waterfront with a view of Mt. Rainier. That location with a 4 bed, 3 bath, 4,632 square foot house on it sold for $5,800,000. Deep water moorage means being able to keep your yacht handy, a significant bonus for sailors.

1. 3675 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

3675 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Top of the list, a $9,751,880 property that sits on 250 feet of Mercer Island's shoreline, the site of an old ferry terminal. Now, it holds a 4 bed, 5.25 bath Midcentury with 9,750 square feet on more than an acre. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool from its balcony.

3675 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

2. 3602 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point

3602 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point, WA 98004

A gym designed for rock climbing, including overhangs, a nice touch in this $8,020,000 modern home on Hunts Point. Five beds, 4.75 baths, and 6,020 square feet of modern materials, stylish minimalism and an acre with 78 feet of waterfront. Bring toys.

3602 Hunts Point Rd
Hunts Point, WA 98004

3. 3535 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

3535 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Here's another 204 feet of Mercer Island waterfront. This one is backed by 3/4 acre containing 6,350 square feet of elegance, and 5 beds, 5 baths. Sold at $7,500,000, the buyers got a dock outside and a mix of cultures inside. A sport court, too.

3535 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

4. 2038 79th Ave NE, Medina

2038 79th Ave NE, Medina, WA 98039

Just like in Seattle, if you can't have waterfront, be by the golf course, Overlake in the case of this new and modern, 5 bed, 6 bath, 7,768 square foot custom design. For $7,025,000, the buyers get to also enjoy a wine grotto and a motor court - and a park-like neighbor.

2038 79th Ave NE
Medina, WA 98039

5. 3257 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point

3257 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point, WA 98004

Back to the waterfront, 60 feet of it with a dock. Behind that a pool and hot tub. Behind that a 5 bed, 4.25 bath, 5,360 square foot house that probably set a record for the most stainless steel in a kitchen. The price? $7,000,000 for that and 3/4 of an acre that lives behind a gate.

3257 Hunts Point Rd
Hunts Point, WA 98004

6. 3304 78th Place NE, Medina

3304 78th Pl NE, Medina, WA 98039

Evidently, 60 feet of Fairweather Bay costs the very precise price of $6,725,550. What, no 99 cents? The 4 bed, 4 bath, 6,040 square foot house has a double-walled library plus a rich office. An infinity spa and a putting green are sited nicely to enjoy the water view.

3304 78th Pl NE
Medina, WA 98039

7. 5666 Pleasure Point Lane SE, Bellevue

5666 Pleasure Point Ln SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

A "Tom Kundig masterpiece" on 257 feet of waterfront sold for $6,050,000. The 3 beds, 4.5 baths, 4,500 square foot house noses up the shore for great views from the acre lot. A Japanese theme influenced the gardens. Mechanical lifts help with cars and boats.

5666 Pleasure Point Ln SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

8. 4233 91st Ave NE, Yarrow Point

4233 91st Ave NE, Yarrow Point, WA 98004

Combine Tuscan villa and Yarrow Point and get old style living with 50 feet of waterfront, a 112 foot dock, and a boat house. Inside, 4 beds, 3.5 baths sit in 5,850 square feet of European country luxury. All for $5,890,000, wine cellar included, of course.

4233 91st Ave NE
Yarrow Point, WA 98004

9. 1221 Evergreen Point Rd, Medina

1221 Evergreen Point Rd, Medina, WA 98039

This 3 bed, 2.75 bath with 4,110 square feet was built in 1923, back when the Eastside seemed much farther away. The 1.55 acre lot with 117 feet of waterfront was probably more affordable then. Sold at $5,888,000, don't be surprised if a major remodel happens.

1221 Evergreen Point Rd
Medina, WA 98039

10. 7964 E Mercer Wy, Mercer Island

7964 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

A modern beach home sits on 168 feet of Mercer Island waterfront with a view of Mt. Rainier. That location with a 4 bed, 3 bath, 4,632 square foot house on it sold for $5,800,000. Deep water moorage means being able to keep your yacht handy, a significant bonus for sailors.

7964 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040