Friday, February 4, 2011

Yarrow Point Mansions

Southwest to Northeast
This mansion was sold for $7.6 million 6/5/12. It was listed for $8.8 million in 2011 and $8.3 million in 2012. The home was listed by Tere and David Foster, Windermere. From the Listing: “Drawing inspiration from coastal architecture in Connecticut, this waterfront estate echoes timeless style at every turn. The shingled exterior and traditional lines create harmony with the serene lakeside setting. A remarkable 115 feet of waterfront and west facing views. Artfully designed for the way we live today, for both formal and casual gatherings. Relax with friends on the sweeping veranda. Subtle luxury. Understated elegance. A true classic in every way.” The seller was Mark Zbikowski, a former Microsoft executive. The purchaser is Thomas S. Peters. The mansion is 8,580 sq ft on 0.6 acres with 115 feet of waterfront. It is on page 159 of LW 130 Homes.
This property is listed for $15 million and a sale is pending (June 2012). The current owner and seller is Richard “Rick” Thompson, a Microsoft VP. This was the home (or close to it) of Leigh S. J. Hunt (1855-1933) who owned the Seattle Post Intelligencer. He settled here in the late 1800s and named his estate “Yarrow” after the name of an estate in one of his favorite poems by William Wadsworth. He later purchased property on Hunts Point and that peninsula took his name. The house on this property was built around 1900. The house is about 100 feet from the water behind the trees. The waterfront, which was under water when the house was built prior to the locks, looks like a park but is part of the 3.54 acre estate. This mansion and information are on pages 134, 159 and 162. More information is also in Seattle Mansions.
This is the tip of Yarrow Point, offering fantastic 180° views of Carillon Point to the east, Kirkland’s marina and downtown to the north and the north Seattle area to the west. The property is listed by Anna Riley, Windermere: “An unassuming entry quietly shepherds the Eastside's most magnificent lifestyle canvas, available to the market for the first time in over 70 years. A unique blend of rich history & poetic splendor converge at this 1900's period garden estate, extensively remodeled in 07. The property includes 3.54acres encompassing enchanting grounds & 465 frontage ft of prized Lake Washington shoreline. The privacy, scale & quality of the waterfront are unrivaled; a lakeside oasis for generations of enjoyment.”

This mansion is a 2012 listing for $9.3 million. From the listing by Larry Williams, John L. Scott “Passage to Phuket. Never has a destination felt so right. Designed to be your own atoll, a hideaway. Dictate the pace and the mood on your terms. 185' of Lk Washington waterfront. Stunning 10,000 sq ft home on ¾ acre encompasses views, presents a selection of individualistic destinations. Full guest house. Orchestrated grounds. Few can truly grasp its grandness from the water. Meditation for the soul, whether wakeboarding on the Lake, laps in the pool house, or chilling in the meditation room.” It is owned by Michelle Mathews. Michelle “Mich” Mathews was the former Sr. VP for Microsoft’s Central Marketing Group. She was a key spokesperson for the company and was often quoted in the media. This property is on page 163.
(Updated 7/23/12)

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