The site name might be Curbed Seattle but when it comes to luxury real estate, we can't discount the value of the Eastside. Case in point, we decided to round up the region's most expensive real estate sales of the year so far and found out that only two of the top 15 happened in Seattle. The rest were spread out across Bellevue, Mercer Island and Medina. Go figure. We've mapped out all of the biggest sales, which begins with a $7.1M Mercer Island estate and ends with a $4.1M Mercer Island new construction. The big takeaway when looking at the map? If you want expensive real estate in this region, you better be pretty close to Lake Washington.Read More
King County's Most Expensive 2015 Home Sales So Far
The Waterstone Estate ($7.1M)
This massive Mercer Island manse won a Real Estate Death Match won a Real Estate Death Match against a Medina manse in the same price range. At the time it had been asking $7.98M. The final price came down, but not that much when you think about it.
Clyde Hill Estate ($6.795M)
We were impressed by the opulence inside this Clyde Hill home enough to give 12 reasons why it could ask $6.99M. That it ended up almost getting all of that in the end proves our point. Enjoy your multiple wine cellars, new owner!
5 Enatai Drive ($6.4M)
Listed for $6.448M on June 1, it took all of eight days for this place to go pending, eventually selling for just $48K off that initial ask. So much parking for your cars and boats will do that.
Overlake Golf Club House ($6.21M)
Listed for $6.399M in April, this home on the 2nd fairway of Overlake Golf & Country Club eventually sold for just under that in mid-May. Someone REALLY wanted to hit the links...
Medina Custom Home ($5.493M)
Listed for $5.788M in January, this massive custom home on nearly 100 ft of waterfront took a little bit of time to warm up to buyers. It finally went pending in April and closed mid-June for a couple hundred-thousand off the ask.
Clyde Hill 5-BR ($5.375M)
At the time it was listed for $5.8M, this was the 22nd most-expensive home on the King County market. They had to come down a bit to find a buyer but it closed pretty quickly. Hope the new owner brings a whole lot of wine with them. That's a big cellar to fill.
Laurelhurst Colonial Revival ($5.22M)
The biggest Seattle sale of the year so far. This one was actually "only" listed for $4.65M. One of those bidding wars we keep hearing about must've ensued and the three-level Colonial Revival ended up going for almost $600K over ask. The seller was Amazon Studios head Roy Price.
Clyde Hill Mediterranean ($5.2M)
This 7,800 square-foot Clyde Hill estate listed for $5.488M back in February. Eventually the residence and it's original bronze entry fountain sold for a little under that.
Washington Park 4-BR ($5.195M)
Normally, a $5.195M sale would have topped our weekly recap but this house just so happened to sell the same week as the aforementioned Laurelhurst one. Tough break, though we're guessing the sellers, who got what they asked for, aren't complaining.
Meydenbauer 5-BR ($5.15M)
Listed for $5.3M, this 4,400 square-foot waterfront home on a 30,945 square-foot lot took less than a month to sell, eventually close for slightly less.
Newport Shores Colonial ($5.07M)
On and off the market multiple times since August 2014, it was asking as much as $5.488M earlier this year. It eventually went pending in April and closed at $5.070M. The 150’ low bank waterfront makes for a nice complement to the Colonial.
Medina Heights 5-BR ($4.78M)
We put this Medina mansion head-to-head in a Real Estate Death Match in which it absolutely destroyed the competition. Someone noticed and was pretty happy to pay just $100K less than asking price.
Newport Shores 5-BR ($4.208M)
This Newport Shores estate hit the market asking $4.198M and drew enough attention that it ended up selling a few months later for $100K over.7,440 square-feet of luxury living will do that.
BDR Fine Homes 5-BR ($4.2M)
Not yet built, the new owners bought this BDR Fine Homes construction on spec. They also paid asking so they clearly know what they want. The home is expected to be completed right about...now.
New Mercer Island 4-BR ($4.1M)
Another new construction opportunity to round out the Top 15. This one, however, had to settle for a little less than the $4,498,888 asking price. When done, the 8,235 square-foot NW contemporary will sit on two lots touching 101 feet of no-bank waterfront.