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The Seattle-area's most expensive 2016 home sales so far

Wondering how this year has been for the Seattle-area's real estate market? We've mapped the 10 most expensive single-family home residential sales that have occurred so far this year

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According to Redfin, it hasn't been the best of times for luxury home sales. Even as the overall housing markets have boomed, the upper echelon of properties saw dropping prices in the first quarter of 2016 and flat sales in Q2. Over in Bellevue, average sale price of luxury homes has dropped 4.2 percent while the rest of the market has seen 12.2 percent price growth.

All of that said, it's not like million-dollar homes aren't selling. They're just selling for a little bit less than they did last year. Wondering how this year has been for the Seattle-area's real estate market? To find out, Curbed mapped the 10 most expensive single-family home residential sales that have occurred so far this year with prices ranging from $5.8M to $9.75M.

As you'll see in the map below, all of the priciest sales so far this year have occurred along Lake Washington. In Seattle, we see home sales in Laurelhurst, Broadmoor, and Windermere. Mercer Island has it's share of entries and the rest can be found in Medina, Yarrow Point and Clyde Hill.

Last year at this time, the biggest sale was a $7.1M Mercer Island mansion. We've already got four sales bigger than that. So much for the trends.

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1. 3675 W Mercer Way ($9.752M)

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3675 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

The biggest sale so far in 2016 in the region took a little while to find its buyer and, all things considered, it got fairly close to its asking price. Built in 1982 (though some of the rooms feel more 1962), the waterfront home boasts spectacular water-facing views from multiple levels, an indoor pool, and gymnasium. It also comes with 250 feet of waterfront.

2. 4939 NE Laurelcrest Lane ($9.75M)

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4939 NE Laurelcrest Ln
Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rented this 9,672 square-foot mansion until he bought his own house last year. This huge estate includes park-like grounds, in-ground heated pool, two docks, and an indoor spa.

3. 3602 Hunts Point Road ($8.02M)

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3602 Hunts Point Rd
Hunts Point, WA 98004

From one angle, grassy steps lead up to a foreboding steel and glass box that resembles a modern fortress. From another angle, it's a rolling angular structure that feels like it's slowly melding with the surrounding nature. Also, the workout room comes with a rock wall that would make some gyms blush.

4. 3535 W Mercer Way ($7.5M)

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3535 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

The seller of the 6,350 sf waterfront home was Robert Angel, the founder of Pictionary. Angel bought the property for $960K in 1988 and completed construction of the massive mansion a year later. The "why didn't I think of that" game idea helped pay for a sprawling 5-BR estate that includes a gorgeous footed porcelain tub in the master suite, a home office with a view of Lake Washington, a green & blue tennis/basketball court combo and the requisite private dock.

5. 3304 78th Place NE ($6.73M)

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3304 78th Pl NE
Medina, WA 98039

Not only did this luxury waterfront estate ask a lot, it found a buyer in one day. One day! And that persona must have just opened a dump-truck of cash on the front lawn because the sale went through a week later.

6. 6435 NE Windermere Road ($6.52M)

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6435 NE Windermere Rd
Seattle, WA 98105

Set on a hillside overlooking Lake Washington, this property was constructed in 1933 and includes the 5,600-square-foot brick Tudor, a guest house, an adjacent buildable lot, 263-feet of waterfront, and a rare funicular—a motorized tram—to shuttle guests between the waterfront guest quarters and the hilltop main house. Sporting types would be well served by the tennis court and swimming pool, both of which enjoy water views, and by the pair of docks, one of which measures 100 feet.

7. 1644 Windermere Drive E ($6.15M)

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1644 Windermere Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112

Totally re-built in 2009, this residence sits on a property that takes up almost three lots in Broadmoor. Inside you'll find English hand painted wallpaper, hand-planed plank floors from a 200-year-old barn, antique built-in vanities, and a waxed sugar pine paneled library stand out. Out back, a guest house residence opens directly to the back patio. And no matter where you go, there seems to be a fireplace.

8. 1900 Faben Drive ($5.92M)

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1900 Faben Dr
Mercer Island, WA 98040

This Faben Point waterfront home just sold a couple weeks ago. A great luxury family home, complete with private dock (with slide) and a big playroom/downstairs kitchen.

9. 4233 91st Avenue NE ($5.89M)

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4233 91st Ave NE
Yarrow Point, WA 98004

Originally-listed for $5.998M on May 5, they curiously bumped up the price by $800 a few days later. Dunno what that was about but the place went pending two weeks later so maybe that was the magicial formula? Il Sogno sul Lago ("The Dream on the Lake") is a massive Tuscan Villa on the shores of Lake Washington built with an appreciation of it's location in mind.

10. 1221 Evergreen Point Road ($5.88M)

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1221 Evergreen Point Rd
Medina, WA 98039

Listed on June 1, this place went pending within three days and eventually sold at exactly the asking price. Not the most amazing place we've ever seen at this price but it is a 1.55 acre 1923 Medina Gold Coast waterfront estate with 117 feet of private waterfront, so, fair enough.

1. 3675 W Mercer Way ($9.752M)

3675 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

The biggest sale so far in 2016 in the region took a little while to find its buyer and, all things considered, it got fairly close to its asking price. Built in 1982 (though some of the rooms feel more 1962), the waterfront home boasts spectacular water-facing views from multiple levels, an indoor pool, and gymnasium. It also comes with 250 feet of waterfront.

3675 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

2. 4939 NE Laurelcrest Lane ($9.75M)

4939 NE Laurelcrest Ln, Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rented this 9,672 square-foot mansion until he bought his own house last year. This huge estate includes park-like grounds, in-ground heated pool, two docks, and an indoor spa.

4939 NE Laurelcrest Ln
Seattle, WA 98105

3. 3602 Hunts Point Road ($8.02M)

3602 Hunts Point Rd, Hunts Point, WA 98004

From one angle, grassy steps lead up to a foreboding steel and glass box that resembles a modern fortress. From another angle, it's a rolling angular structure that feels like it's slowly melding with the surrounding nature. Also, the workout room comes with a rock wall that would make some gyms blush.

3602 Hunts Point Rd
Hunts Point, WA 98004

4. 3535 W Mercer Way ($7.5M)

3535 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

The seller of the 6,350 sf waterfront home was Robert Angel, the founder of Pictionary. Angel bought the property for $960K in 1988 and completed construction of the massive mansion a year later. The "why didn't I think of that" game idea helped pay for a sprawling 5-BR estate that includes a gorgeous footed porcelain tub in the master suite, a home office with a view of Lake Washington, a green & blue tennis/basketball court combo and the requisite private dock.

3535 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

5. 3304 78th Place NE ($6.73M)

3304 78th Pl NE, Medina, WA 98039

Not only did this luxury waterfront estate ask a lot, it found a buyer in one day. One day! And that persona must have just opened a dump-truck of cash on the front lawn because the sale went through a week later.

3304 78th Pl NE
Medina, WA 98039

6. 6435 NE Windermere Road ($6.52M)

6435 NE Windermere Rd, Seattle, WA 98105

Set on a hillside overlooking Lake Washington, this property was constructed in 1933 and includes the 5,600-square-foot brick Tudor, a guest house, an adjacent buildable lot, 263-feet of waterfront, and a rare funicular—a motorized tram—to shuttle guests between the waterfront guest quarters and the hilltop main house. Sporting types would be well served by the tennis court and swimming pool, both of which enjoy water views, and by the pair of docks, one of which measures 100 feet.

6435 NE Windermere Rd
Seattle, WA 98105

7. 1644 Windermere Drive E ($6.15M)

1644 Windermere Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112

Totally re-built in 2009, this residence sits on a property that takes up almost three lots in Broadmoor. Inside you'll find English hand painted wallpaper, hand-planed plank floors from a 200-year-old barn, antique built-in vanities, and a waxed sugar pine paneled library stand out. Out back, a guest house residence opens directly to the back patio. And no matter where you go, there seems to be a fireplace.

1644 Windermere Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112

8. 1900 Faben Drive ($5.92M)

1900 Faben Dr, Mercer Island, WA 98040

This Faben Point waterfront home just sold a couple weeks ago. A great luxury family home, complete with private dock (with slide) and a big playroom/downstairs kitchen.

1900 Faben Dr
Mercer Island, WA 98040

9. 4233 91st Avenue NE ($5.89M)

4233 91st Ave NE, Yarrow Point, WA 98004

Originally-listed for $5.998M on May 5, they curiously bumped up the price by $800 a few days later. Dunno what that was about but the place went pending two weeks later so maybe that was the magicial formula? Il Sogno sul Lago ("The Dream on the Lake") is a massive Tuscan Villa on the shores of Lake Washington built with an appreciation of it's location in mind.

4233 91st Ave NE
Yarrow Point, WA 98004

10. 1221 Evergreen Point Road ($5.88M)

1221 Evergreen Point Rd, Medina, WA 98039

Listed on June 1, this place went pending within three days and eventually sold at exactly the asking price. Not the most amazing place we've ever seen at this price but it is a 1.55 acre 1923 Medina Gold Coast waterfront estate with 117 feet of private waterfront, so, fair enough.

1221 Evergreen Point Rd
Medina, WA 98039