It’s been a big year for million-dollar listings in Seattle. Our region, and its real estate market, are booming, as stiff competition and rising housing costs compound each other. But regardless of what happens in the market, some homes are just fancy.
These top 20 most expensive homes of 2017—with the exception of one that just happened to be extremely well-placed—fall into that bucket. These are homes that have hotel amenities, formal gardens, or starchitect designers. These homes are in community club areas like Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Broadmoor, or at least have private beach access or a killer view.
At the very top of the list: a massive waterfront Laurelhurst home with seven bedrooms and yacht moorage. That one sold in February for $8.85 million. Notably, nobody bought the Sam Hill mansion, which is still listed for just a little less than the top two houses on the list combined.
Read on for the priciest of the pricy sales that went through in Seattle in 2017, and note how many of those map points are gathered around the shore of Lake Washington.Read More