Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bellevue - Meydenbauer Bay East - Mansions

Mansions - South to Northwest
From the listing by Rondi Egenes and Sandy Nichols, Winderemere: “One of the loveliest estate parcels to become available in many years. 210 front feet on Lake Washington facing due west, with views of the Olympic Mountains, City of Seattle and a wide lake view. Two tax parcels with the house built on the south end of the property. This could be an easy lot line adjustment with two lots of 105 front feet with the house remaining on one parcel. Deep water moorage and a quiet location. The home has an excellent floor plan with attractive architecture.” The home is 5,080 sq ft on 1.1 acres with 210 feet of waterfront. It was owned by Don and Norene Lundgerg. Norene now owns it as Don passed away in 2011 at the age of 88. He had retired as the Founder and CEO of Bellevue based Lundberg Construction Company.
This mansion was listed for sale at $7.9 million in 2011, was lowered in early 2012 to $6.8 and later in the year taken off the market. It was listed by Joseph Brazen, Brazen Sotheby. “This Mediterranean is truly unique. Sitting above Lake Washington with 220 degree views. Spectacular finishes suited for your world class buyer. 500 year old hand carved entry, custom crafted cabinets carved by Romanian artists, marble, granite and wrought throughout. Panoramic views from every room.” The mansion is 10,210 sq ft on .67 acres with 84 feet of waterfront. This mansion is owned by Harish and Shalini Naidu. Harish is a Microsoft general manager.
The John J. and Donna Lugar Mediterranean mansion (p 83), built in 2005, is considered to be one of the most beautiful newer mansions on Lake Washington. It marks the southeast entrance to Meydenbauer Bay. John and Donna owned Bellevue based Data Base which they sold to Boston based Iron Mountain Inc. in 1999 for $115 million. Iron Mountain is the world’s largest records management company. At the time of the sale Data Base was the largest privately owned data-storage company in the nation. The Lugers started Data Base in a Tukwila warehouse in 1976.
Robert C. Blethen’s mansion was listed for sale for $5.8 million in early 2011, the price was lowered to $5.0 million and sold for $3.7 million 10/4/11. Robert is a retired Vice President of The Seattle Times and the cousin of Frank Blethen, publisher of The Seattle Times. The purchasers were John W. and Karen R. Culver. John is President of Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific. Extensive remodeling has taken place since the purchase. The mansion was listed by Tere and David Foster, Windermere. “Normandy Manor on Shoreland Drive. Seattleites once traveled across the lake to access this property for weekend getaways. A winding drive now takes you where the spirit of yesteryear remains at this cherished estate with its vista set on the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains. Tasteful and well planned with grand formal spaces and intimate spaces filled with sunlight. A private dock and 97 feet of waterfront. A nostalgic past. A brilliant setting. Let your story begin!” The mansion is 5,560 sq ft on .52 acres.
This mansion is a landmark five-story Mediterranean villa at the entrance to Meydenbauer Bay. It is owned by Gary and Amy Williams. The mansion is listed by Wendy Lister, CBBain. “Meydenbauer arc of tremendous views and homes of substantiality. Mediterranean villa shining ~ a European Coastal signature. Immersed in endless breathtaking scapes of mountains, city, sunsets, sails, yachts. Recreating the spontaneity of romance. Aperitifs on the loggia; whispers of Sausalito on the shoreline. Pre-cast concrete beauty. Balustrade sentries; century door. Great elevations! Substantial deep water dock; seaplane adaptable. Elevator. 1st position owner financing offered.” The mansion is 6,290 sq ft on 0.18 acres with 62 feet of waterfront.
NBA SuperSonics stars Detlef Schrempf (page 85) and Jack Sikma (page 86) used to live side-by-side. During the 2006-07 basketball season senior Luke Sikma, son of Jack Sikma, and sophomore Alex Schrempf, son of Detlef Schrempf, played together on a dominating team at Bellevue High School.
Detlef and Marianne Schrempf sold their Meydenbauer Bay mansion 4/12/11 for $7.0 million to Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw. It was listed at $8.5 million by Heidi Bright, Windermere: “Street to Waterfront Estate in phenomenal location, covering nearly one acre, with Rare, Private Deepwater Protected AND Covered Year-round Moorage for 60+ foot Yacht. PanoramicViews S, W, E. Home is newly constructed by Commercial Builder, like a fortress. Incredible Indoor-Outdoor Heated spaces. Beautiful Pacific NW + European Design Elements incl. 3 Fireplaces in the Great Room + Kitchen! Master Suite w/spacious BA + One-of-a-Kind Closet. Guest Wing + Bonus/Nannys Qtrs + a lot more!” The estate has 7,200 sq ft on 0.9 acres with 85 feet of waterfront. More information is in a 5/25/11 Seattle Mansions post. This lot with an older home was purchased in 2000 and a new home was built in 2003. Detlef starred for the SuperSonics from 1993 to 1999 and was an assistant coach for the team’s final 2006-08 seasons in Seattle. Yahn Bernier is Software Development Engineer at Bellevue based Valve Software. Beth McCaw is a Seattle based attorney.
Jack and Shawn Sikma built their mansion in 2001 by and sold it in 2005 to Mark J. Zbikowski for $6.7 million. Mark purchased another house in Yarrow Point in 2008 (p159 and 2/4/11 post). Jack is a former star for the Seattle SuperSonics, playing for them from 1977 to 1991 as center. His number 43 jersey was retired by the Sonics in 1992. He led the Sonics to the 1979 NBA championship and played in seven NBA All-Star Games. The mansion was listed for $8 million in 2009 and take off the market later that year. From the listing: “Exceptional waterfront property with 2001 built traditional home on beautiful grounds with charming carriage house, pool with spa & cabana, and sweeping views of Lake Washington. Winding drive with parking area. Gracious 3-level home with lovely formals; library; chefs kitchen; 2 family rooms; office; 5 bedrooms; 4.5+ baths; 5 fireplaces; exercise and project rooms. View terrace overlooking pool & 85 front feet of waterfront with dock. Carriage house with kitchen and 3/4 bath over 3-car garage.” The mansion is 7,420 sq ft on 0.69 acres with 85 feet of waterfront.
This mansion was listed for sale for $6 million in 2011, the price was lowered to $5.8 million in 2012 and sold for $5.4 million 6/13/12. It was purchased by Marvin B. and Sandra L. Beddoe from Anthony B. Ravani. The mansion was listed by Tere and David Foster, Windermere. “A private, gated drive greets your arrival as you enter this serene, street-to-water estate. Columns and arched windows draw in dramatic views of the Bay. Endless marble leads guests from room to room. A floating staircase, carefully crafted in San Francisco, is a work of art. Marble imported from Italy. Private screening room. Alfresco entertaining. Real stucco exterior. A true master retreat. Each room with a view. A Bender-Chaffey masterpiece.” The mansion is 6,280 sq ft on 0.7 acres with 80 feet of waterfront.
(updated 5/22/13)

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