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9017 Loyal Avenue Northwest sold September 7 for $2.5 million.
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The 10 most expensive home sales of September 2017

From $2.2 to $5.5 million

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9017 Loyal Avenue Northwest sold September 7 for $2.5 million.
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Another month in Seattle, another crop of houses being sold for millions of dollars. In one of the fastest-growing markets for home prices, it’s not unusual for homes without all the luxury bells and whistles to be listed in the seven-figure range—and more and more neighborhoods are becoming extraordinarily spendy.

But in a market full of million-dollar listings, which sales are the most expensive? What are the most luxurious homes going for?

In September 2017, the most expensive sale was several of those millions: a waterfront Seward Park estate with a pool sold on September 18 for $5.5 million. That listing has nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor space, including a pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, plus waterfront access with a covered dock and a cabana.

Other homes on this list have postcard views of the water, incredible historic features, and architectural pedigree. But in this market, occasionally the home itself isn’t the selling point—sometimes it just comes down to zoning.

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1. 5525 South Othello Street: $5.5 million

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5525 S Othello St
Seattle, WA 98118

While this massive Seward Park estate with a dock and an indoor pool was initially listed for more than $6 million back in the spring, it eventually sold September 18 for $5.5 million. Even with the price cut, it was the most expensive home sale of the month.

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2. 1521 Second Avenue Unit 3003: $4.6 million

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1521 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

As is to be expected in high-priced downtown condos, this 30th-floor, two-bedroom corner unit has walls of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the water. It also comes with two offices and a media room. The building has access to a 24-hour concierge, a gym, and a yoga studio.

It was first listed in June, and went pending the next day. The sale wasn’t finalized until September 15.

Via Realogics

3. 3421 Woodland Park Avenue North: $3.5 million

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3421 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

This is a very New Seattle story: the third most expensive sale of the month is a 1905 Wallingford-Fremont-area fixer on a 13,000-square-foot lot, zoned multifamily and likely destined for a demo.

Via Green Path

4. 1515 Federal Avenue East: $2.98 million

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1515 Federal Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

This massive—5,890 square feet—1920 Dutch colonial just west of Volunteer Park came down nearly half a million from its original listing price of $3.5 million.

Via Avenue/Redfin

5. 200 West Highland Drive Unit 101: $2.92 million

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200 W Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98119

This Queen Anne corner condo overlooks Kerry Park, giving it that iconic water view. Three bedrooms and a huge private deck mean plenty of space.

Via GBK/Keller Williams

6. 8572 Sand Point Way Northeast: $2.6 million

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8572 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

This swanky waterfront midcentury pad by Tucker and Shields has a central courtyard with pool, including a semi-indoor cabana bar. It sold for more than $200,000 above asking.

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7. 9017 Loyal Avenue Northwest: $2.5 million

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9017 Loyal Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

This massive, 5,000-plus-square-foot home designed by George Stoddard features meticulously-maintained original wood paneling throughout—including in a cozy, lofted library—and is located right behind Golden Gardens for easy water views.

Via Avenue/RSIR

8. 2686 Magnolia Blvd West: $2.45 million

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2686 Magnolia Blvd W
Seattle, WA 98199

This 1935 Magnolia Tudor revival home with gorgeous period interiors looks over a bluff for clear water views. The location also means unobscured sunlight for the backyard pool and veranda.

Via Windermere

9. 4553 52nd Avenue Northeast: $2.4 million

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4553 52nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

It’s never a surprise to find homes in the ritzy waterfront Laurelhurst neighborhood on these lists. This 1938 home maintains some charms of the era, like window benches and French doors, but has been remodeled—maybe including adding a few extra windows for those water views.

Via Windermere

10. 2116 40th Avenue East: $2.23 million

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2116 40th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

While this posh Madison Park home was built at the height of the midcentury building boom, it’s designed more Dutch colonial. Still, a basement rec room with its own sweet fireplace is a nice touch.

Via RSIR

1. 5525 South Othello Street: $5.5 million

5525 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118
Via CBB

While this massive Seward Park estate with a dock and an indoor pool was initially listed for more than $6 million back in the spring, it eventually sold September 18 for $5.5 million. Even with the price cut, it was the most expensive home sale of the month.

5525 S Othello St
Seattle, WA 98118

2. 1521 Second Avenue Unit 3003: $4.6 million

1521 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Via Realogics

As is to be expected in high-priced downtown condos, this 30th-floor, two-bedroom corner unit has walls of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the water. It also comes with two offices and a media room. The building has access to a 24-hour concierge, a gym, and a yoga studio.

It was first listed in June, and went pending the next day. The sale wasn’t finalized until September 15.

1521 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

3. 3421 Woodland Park Avenue North: $3.5 million

3421 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Via Green Path

This is a very New Seattle story: the third most expensive sale of the month is a 1905 Wallingford-Fremont-area fixer on a 13,000-square-foot lot, zoned multifamily and likely destined for a demo.

3421 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

4. 1515 Federal Avenue East: $2.98 million

1515 Federal Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Via Avenue/Redfin

This massive—5,890 square feet—1920 Dutch colonial just west of Volunteer Park came down nearly half a million from its original listing price of $3.5 million.

1515 Federal Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

5. 200 West Highland Drive Unit 101: $2.92 million

200 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119
Via GBK/Keller Williams

This Queen Anne corner condo overlooks Kerry Park, giving it that iconic water view. Three bedrooms and a huge private deck mean plenty of space.

200 W Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98119

6. 8572 Sand Point Way Northeast: $2.6 million

8572 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
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This swanky waterfront midcentury pad by Tucker and Shields has a central courtyard with pool, including a semi-indoor cabana bar. It sold for more than $200,000 above asking.

8572 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

7. 9017 Loyal Avenue Northwest: $2.5 million

9017 Loyal Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Via Avenue/RSIR

This massive, 5,000-plus-square-foot home designed by George Stoddard features meticulously-maintained original wood paneling throughout—including in a cozy, lofted library—and is located right behind Golden Gardens for easy water views.

9017 Loyal Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

8. 2686 Magnolia Blvd West: $2.45 million

2686 Magnolia Blvd W, Seattle, WA 98199
Via Windermere

This 1935 Magnolia Tudor revival home with gorgeous period interiors looks over a bluff for clear water views. The location also means unobscured sunlight for the backyard pool and veranda.

2686 Magnolia Blvd W
Seattle, WA 98199

9. 4553 52nd Avenue Northeast: $2.4 million

4553 52nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Via Windermere

It’s never a surprise to find homes in the ritzy waterfront Laurelhurst neighborhood on these lists. This 1938 home maintains some charms of the era, like window benches and French doors, but has been remodeled—maybe including adding a few extra windows for those water views.

4553 52nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

10. 2116 40th Avenue East: $2.23 million

2116 40th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Via RSIR

While this posh Madison Park home was built at the height of the midcentury building boom, it’s designed more Dutch colonial. Still, a basement rec room with its own sweet fireplace is a nice touch.

2116 40th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112