Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mercer Island East Channel South - Mansions

South to North
The southern tip of Mercer Island, “Southpointe,” is the mansion of Marc A. and Sally Onetto. Marc is Sr. VP Worldwide Operations for Amazon. They purchased the estate 7/3/2007 for $5.6 million extensively renovated and upgraded it in early 2009. The home is 5,150 sq ft on .63 acres with 147 feet of waterfront.
Looking east across the lake in Renton is the 19 acre Seahawks headquarters and practice facility which opened in 2008. The facility is state-of-the-art and considered one the NFL’s top 3 team facilities.  It has one indoor and four outdoor full-size football fields plus administrative offices, gyms, rooms for lockers, training, dining and conferences and a 146-seat auditorium. The buildings have 113,000 square feet.
This mansion was listed for $6.9 million in 2011, $6.2 million in early 2012 and $5.9 million in late 2012. It is listed by Wendy and Kathryn Lister, CBBain. From the Listing: “The power of beauty! . . . Full, delightful connected coach house. Extraordinary 1397sf covered boathouse area . . .  Pillars rise up; dark beams lend authority . . . The stunning stone kitchen . . . Four substantial en suite bedrooms including the Master Suite with his and hers salon baths. . . . Downstairs, a mélange of living and fun. . . 500 bottle wine cellar; 2 kitchenettes  . . . The grounds anchor the home . . . simply magnificent.” The estate has the 8,400 sq ft mansion on 0.62 acres with 95 feet of waterfront, 5 bedrooms and 6.25 baths. This is the mansion of Richard Ferry, retired Founder Chairman of Korn/Ferry International. Korn/Ferry is the largest and regarded as one of the most prestigious international executive search firms. Mr. Ferry co-founded Korn/Ferry with Lester Korn in 1969. Mr. Ferry retired in 2001 and moved from Los Angeles to Mercer Island because of his love for the Pacific Northwest. He purchased this lot and its old home for $1.6 million in 1999 and built this mansion in 2003.
The home was listed at $6.8 million early 2012 and recently was lowered to $6.3 million. It is listed by Gigi Forbes, Windermere. From the Listing: “This stunning residence is a creation of the finest materials, unparalleled craftsmanship and sophisticated design. With nearly 5,500 sq ft, this 4 BR, 4.5 bath home is a masterpiece of elegant and uncompromised modern living. The natural feel of warm, exotic woods and natural stones fused with the artistry of custom glass will just take your breath away. Every view and every detail is an experience that will keep you inspired and joyful in spending time in your home. Let this be your retreat.” The property is 0.6 acres with 65 ft of waterfront. The property is owned by Richard and Rick Soltys Huizinga. The Huizingas are software developers for the mobile and gaming industries.
This mansion was listed for $5.0 million by Kathy Beckes, CB Danforth. : “Premier lakefront luxury estate on 90 feet on flat no-bank waterfront. An Exceptional home designed for exclusive entertaing. This newly completed showpiece offers 6,000 square feet of dazzing finishes and superior craftsmanship. This stately home boasts two private master suites. Open the expansive lakeside Nana walls and experience the pleasures of indoor/outdoor living. Walk the exquisitely landscaped level grounds. Water feature with bronze sculpture, huge play yard. Level access!” This property was sold 10/26/10 by Gerald and Jodi Kent to Hui Liu and Yu Hou.
This is the most spectacular mansion on Mercer Island’s eastside. It is owned by Martin and Janet Rosa. He is a retired Bellevue dentist and Las Vegas property investor. The couple purchased this lot and its old home for $2.4 million in 1993 and built this home in 1995. The mansion is 11,400 sq ft on 1.9 acres with 260 feet of waterfront. The 70 ft yacht, The Bella Rosa, is often docked here when it is not in Alaska or other destinations.
This landmark historic mansion sold for $5.3 million in December 2012. It was listed for $8.0 million in 2011, taken off the market later in the year and relisted in 2012 for $6.8 million. From the listing by Bob Bennion and Mary Snyder, Windermere “Recently refurbished estate property on 2.96 acres with lovely grounds, 175ft no-bank waterfront, and lake and mountain views. Stately 1934 Colonial designed by Edwin Ivey offers gracious interiors with exquisite millwork and hardwood floors. Entry with curved staircase; library; study; granite kitchen; paneled family room; officesuite; 5 bdr and 7+ bth, including gorgeous master suite & waterfront guesthouse; 3 fireplaces. Sweeping lawns, mature plantings; dock; 4-car garage.” The sellers were David R. and April Humphrey, the founders of Seattle based ILD Global. The buyers were Tso Ling and Shiang Wen Su. Tso Ling Su is the owner of Bellevue based Su Development, an apartment building developer. This 7,400 sq ft mansion was built in 1934 in Seattle’s Madison Park and cut in three pieces and barged to Mercer Island in the 1940s. An article about the mansion and this sale are in a 4/5/13 Seattle Mansions Blog.
This mansion was listed in early 2012 when it was under construction at $5.8 million and later in the year lowered to $5.5 million. It is currently listed for $6 million by Alex Jobe, Keller Williams: “Not a single detail was overlooked as this new construction 6,279 sf home boasts timeless craftsman flair on a very prvt fncd lot w/stunning views of Lk Wash & Mt Rainier. Entertainer's floor plan unfolds w/5 bdrms, 8 baths, gourmet kitchen, great rm, formal dining rm, library & media rm. Wine closet with 175-bottle capacity. Luxurious master suite. Library has wet bar & flr-to-clng cherry cab's. Entire home is pre-wired for sound sys. Covered patio w/radiant heat. 122-foot dock. 3 car garage.” The property is owned by Ferncroft LLC whose manager is Frederic Weiss, CEO of The Weiss Company, a commercial real estate developer. The home is 6,279 sq ft on 0.38 acres with 114 feet of waterfront.
Mansions continue with Newport Shores - Mansions.
(Post revised 4/7/13)

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