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Northwest Mercer Island has more, compared to any other LW Map of the Stars®
area, mansion sales, listings and new construction greater than $12 million.
These mansions are in this and the 3/11/12
East to West
spectacular new mansions, this and the one next door to the west (next
paragraph), mark the start of our east to west tour of North Mercer Island. Kurt and
Leslie Dammeier purchased this property in 2010 for $4.7 million in 2010.
They tore down the previous 5,000 sq ft mansion and built this new mansion. The
Dammeiers are the owners of Bennett’s
Pure Food Bistro on Mercer Island. They are also the founders of Beecher’s
Handmade Cheese. The new mansion is 6,182 sq ft on 0.8 acres with 75 feet
Tony and Janet Williams purchased these two lots in 1993 and 1996 and built
this new mansion that was completed in 2006. With 2.2 acres, this is one of
larger waterfront properties on North
Mercer Island. It has a
gated entrance and beautiful landscaping that can be seen from the water and
the road. Tony is from England with a PhD from Oxford and a noted Microsoft
software architect. The mansion is 9,360 sq ft on 2.2 acres with 225 feet of
home sold 7/23/12
for $4.9 million. It was listed for $5.5 million in 2011, reduced to $5.0
million in 2012. It was listed by Molly
Penny, CBBain. From the Listing: “A true work of art! This custom designed
home by Lane Williams sits on the north edge of MI. Hidden from street view,
the "front" is truly the water & opens to a no-bank, beach like
waterfront w/moorage. Built in 2004, this unique home includes a cook's dream
kitchen, family rm, office, den, guest suite & rec rm. Integrated
technology, texture & small surprises throughout. Enjoy this private
special retreat whether entertaining friends or relaxing to the sights and
sounds of LakeWA.” The home is 4,760 sq ft on 0.4 acres with 80 feet
of waterfront. The sellers were Howard
and Lynn Behar. Howard is a former President of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International. He is the author of It’s Not About The Coffee.
The buyers were Terry Halverson and
Linda Cade. Terry is CEO of the Seattle area Metropolitan
Market 6-store chain. Linda is a Seattle based attorney.
This property was listed at $6.4 million in 2012 and
lowered to $6.0 million in early 2013 and to $5.6 million in May 2013. It is
listed by Susan Gebhardt, Windermere:
“Smashing gated waterfront estate with extensive beachfront cabana and a 90
foot dock. Contemporary architectural home surprises you with a twenty first
century loggia in Paul Kirk's signature style. Extremely private artistic
spaces live as one with nature. Rambling one floor living with an entertaining
lower level complete with a 40 foot lap pool and spa. Year round moorage for
multiple vessels and water toys plus an entertaining boathouse/cabana including
a kitchen and bath. Sandy beach.” The property is owned by Edward M. Sherman. The mansion is 5,470 sq ft on 0.41 acres with 54
ft of waterfront.
is the former mansion of Darren Berg who was convicted of orchestrating Washington state’s largest Ponzi scheme. The mansion was listed for
$8.2 million by Wendy
Lister, CBBain. The mansion and or Berg were featured in Seattle Mansions
posts on 12/30/10
(home sold), 1/17/11
(Berg history), 5/22/11
(process in court) and 12/30/11
(Berg writing book). Berg was sentenced 2/18/12 to 18 years in prison for defrauding hundreds, some
of whom their life savings, of investors of more than $280 million. From the
listing: “High strength! Accentuating design ~ accommodating a passion for
elegant innovation. Evenings are magic...city spires, fire tables, moonlight on
112' of Lake Washington. Coach house; glass garage doors. A tech’s dream:
cameras, Hi-Def audio/video. Motorized media lounge; security includes cameras,
microphones. Infinity pool. Heated outdoor living. 4 kitchens (2 in, 2 out); 6
extraordinary hearths (2 in, 4 out). Slate motor court. Bearing authority!
Incomparable brilliance. A chorus of blooms.” The mansion is 3,250 sq ft with
on 0.5 acres with 112 feet of waterfront.
mansion was featured in a Seattle Mansions post on 12/31/11.
The sellers were Nassar and Hahid
Fazlitt and the buyers were Timothy
and Sherie Bernardez. Timothy is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Evergreen Pacific Partners, a prominent
Seattle based private investment firm with $700 million under management. The
home was listed at $6.5 million by Betty DeLaurenti and Julia
Nordby, JL Scott. From the Listing: “European style home, 6 BR,7BA w/ a
large bonus rm, exercise rm and a home office w/ a separate entrance. Extensive
use of marble, granite, tile and hardwood throughout. Grand formal spaces and a
gourmet kitchen you may never want to leave. All is complemented by graceful
manicured gardens, multiple decks, covered outdoor patio and a firepit at
waters edge. Approx 104+/- feet of prime North End Lake Washington waterfront
is ready for use with a L shaped dock, covered boat lift and a sandy beach.” The
mansion is 6,071 sq ft on 0.4 acres with 112 feet of waterfront.
the northeast point north of Roanoke Landing is the mansion of Richard A. and Barrie Galanti. Richard is Executive Vice President and CFO of Costco.
Richard was the recipient of the Puget
Sound Business Journal’s CFO of the Year 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award. The mansion has 10,580 sq ft on 1.2
acres with 132 feet of waterfront. It was built in 2001. Two lots and homes
were purchased and the old homes were demolished to create the lot for this
the northeast point north of Roanoke Landing is the mansion of Eric E. and Hollis
Dillon. Eric is a founding partner of
Seattle based Silver
Creek Capital Management, LLC. Silver Creek specializes in alternative
investment strategies and has over $6 billion under management. Hollis is an
attorney. The mansion is 7,960 sq ft on 1.3 acres with 210 feet of waterfront. It
was built in 2001. Two lots and homes were purchased and the old homes were
demolished to create the lot for this home.
mansion was listed for $40 million by Wendy
Lister, CBBain. The mansion was featured in Seattle Mansions posts on 9/27/10,
and on KING 5's Evening
Magazine on April 12, 2010. The mansion sold in a June 2010 auction. The
buyer was James “Peter” Edwards, the
founder and CEO of Video Only. Peter founded Seattle area (Tukwila) based Video Only in 1982. The mansion is 22,800 sq ft on 2.0 acres with
150 feet of waterfront, 5 bedrooms, and 9 baths. Features include a large
indoor pool area with marble columns that is reminiscent of Las Vegas’s Caesar’s Palace, two fish ponds, two wine cellars,
three kitchens and a mirrored gym. The sellers were Charles and Karen Lytle and are the founders of Leisure Care, one of the largest
developers and operators of retirement communities. The Lytles, prior to the
auction, moved to their new house in Hunts Point. The new Hunts Point mansion
is 10,600 sq ft. Both mansions are in LW 130 Homes (pages 46 and 157).
UW’s Big Dawg was featured in a Seattle
Mansions 12/29/11 post and in The New
article about UW’s Sailgate parties. (Sailgate parties are also featured in
Mansions 12/28/11 post). The Big Dawg belongs to the Frank and Jeanie Miles family and is moored at the dock of Tim and Lisa (Frank and Jeanie’s
daughter) Kittilsby on the north end
of Mercer Island. The one acre property includes a 6000 sq ft mansion
plus covered and open sports courts. Frank founded Auburn
based Miles Sand and Gravel in 1943.
Tim and Lisa are now in charge of the company. In the above photo, the Big Dawg
is the yacht on the left and the Kittilsby mansion is in the upper right.
This mansion was listed for $21.8 million in 20120 and
2011, lowered to $18.8 million in 2012 and $16.8 million in early 2013. It is
listed by Wendy Lister, CBBain:
“Dominating the shoreland area of fabled Faben Point! Connect to unobstructed
view s as Nana doors and window s fuse the tremendous indoor/outdoor spaces.
The alfresco living zone in its horizontal pose spreads its width the span of
the sunlit facade. Seamless action at 120’ of lakefront. Silverlight or
sunlight… exhilarating! Distinguished great room…for play in a stimulating warm
environment. Artisan's kitchen ~ innovative beauty. Loggia to a guest wing.
Infinity pool drama. Superb moorage/dock.” The mansion is owned by Douglas Shih, a CBBain Realtor, and is
13,720 sq ft with on 0.9 acres with 120 feet of waterfront. (Updated 5/19/13) Page numbers refer to Lake Washington 130 Homes Click
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for mansions to the west and south on Mercer Island.