Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hunts Point Northeast – Cozy Cove – Mansions

North to South

This estate sold for $11.3 million in March 2010 and was 2010’s most expensive LW Map of the Stars® sale. The home buyer is listed as Joseph Gaffney, a partner with the Dorsey & Whitney LLP law firm. He may be acting as a trustee for an anonymous buyer. The former owners and sellers were Raymond and Linda Russo. The Russos owned and managed numerous apartment complexes in the Seattle area. The mansion was listed at $15.8 million by Wendy Lister, CBBain: “French Manor rooted in European elegance at a freshwater Intercoastal Bay of this noted portrait peninsula. Reflecting the pursuit of leisure activities; extraordinary opportunities for celebrated entertaining . . .” The estate has 7,460 sq ft of living space on 1.2 acres with 157 feet of waterfront. The mansion and sale were featured in a 5/13/10 Seattle Mansions post and is on page 148 of LW 130 Homes.
This property, as a vacant lot, was sold for $5.4 million 8/30/10 and the new mansion was completed in 2011. The buyers were Rajeev and Arpita Agarwal and the seller was Cal McAusland. It was listed by Art Whittlesey, Windermere: “Hunts Point waterfront building opportunity! Located near the end of Hunts Point Road, this private estate is level and ready to build on. 100 feet of waterfront with private beach and dock await your summer enjoyment. If you demand privacy, you will love this quiet location wrapped in established landscaping. The main house has already been removed and the existing pool house will make the perfect summer cabana while you complete the construction of your dream residence. Welcome to Hunts Point.” The new mansion is 5,990 sq ft on 0.8 acres with 100 feet of waterfront.
This home is listed for $7.2 million. From the listing by Tere Foster and Moya Skilman, Windermere “Timeless Estate on Hunts Point. Resting gently on almost an acre of waterfront grounds, the estate exudes classical style with grace and charm. Storybook windows frame views of rolling emerald lawns, colorful rhododendrons and sparkling lake waters. Enjoy summer afternoons in the garden overlooking the 100 feet of waterfront and private dock. Relax fireside in the formal living room with friends. Host large holiday gatherings in the dining room. The master suite draws in picturesque views. A rare offering on Hunts Point.” The home is 4,390 sq ft on 0.9 acres. It is owned by Alvin S. Pearl. He is a principal, with other family members, of Tukwila based Pearl Northwest, a seller of women’s and children’s clothing.
This property was sold for $5.5 million 6/21/10. The buyers were Zuoqing Huang and Niu Jun and the sellers were Thomas B. and Agnes Lee. It was listed by Wendy Lister, CBBain: “HUNTS POINT WATERFRONT Magic in the gardens ~ an intimacy with the lakefront ~ 1927 architectural storybook originally restored under Jim Olson’s touches. Recently, substantially refurbished with added character of chic and charm. Dinner in the European courtyard with its gnarled old Quince. Shy acre site; 102’ of deep water protected moorage; rare sandy beach. So much sunshine!!! From morn thru eve. Spectacular! Garden oh my. A kettle drum of daisies playing to a symphony of roses.” The home is 3,090 sq ft on 1.0 acre.
This mansion (page 150) was sold for $6.5 million 6/19/12. The listing price was $8.5 million in 2010 and $7 million in 2011. It was listed by Chris Karsteter, CBBain: “Estate-sized property in the heart of Hunts Point. 1.54 acres of mature gardens and old-growth trees. 129' of no-bank frontage. Extra wide/large parcel offers optimum water views. Quiet, eastern exposure. Spacious 1987 NW Contemporary residence with second master suite on main level. Covered moorage with boat slip & dock. Personal beach access, waterside patio & unique barbeque cabana. Peaceful, sylvan setting.” The mansion is 7,540 sq ft. The buyer was Centerville Properties LLC and the seller was H. Willard Nagley III.
This mansion (page 151) was sold for $8.0 million 2/24/10. The listing price was $8.9 million. It was listed by Wendy Lister, CBBain: “The imprint of traditionalism on the treasured shores of Hunts Point. Magnificent gated 1.07 acres of exquisite, manicured grounds; a gentle slope to the 86’ of spectacular freshwater coastline. Incomparable, substantial moorage for float plane and yacht. The soft interior palette draws your attention forward to the drama of Lk Wash. French doors, deep-set millwork, Bay windows, chocolate hardwoods. Intimate meandering paths. Hand-selected rose-orange brick facade and pillars. 7 car garage parking. A gentle peninsula of privacy with a latitude ~ longitude zone of unparalleled exhilaration. Golden Coast affluency from midday sun thru starlit nights. This is an ultimate moorage situation...often talked about.” The current mansion is 6,110 sq ft and includes a substantial expansion and renovation following the purchase. The buyer was HPW Trust and the seller was Acorn Trust with Brian Marcinek listed as the taxpayer. The property is adjacent to the north of Craig McCaw’s estate.
(Updated 7/23/12)

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