For the collector, art is a top of mind consideration when purchasing a home, whether it’s grand wall space, custom built-ins, or a dedicated gallery space to showcase select pieces. Some connoisseurs take their passion one step further, incorporating art into their home’s design through custom works of art crafted to perfectly suit a property. From stunning entryways and dining rooms to gorgeous outdoor entertaining spaces, explore a collection of luxury real estate offerings around the United States in which art truly meets home.
In a recent feature on Curbed Seattle, Sarah Anne Lloyd invites readers to explore the “muraled master suite” of a charming abode in Wedgwood, currently listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker John Madrid. As Lloyd writes, the home, which is situated just blocks from Matthews Beach, “is cute enough on the surface, with bright shutters and a collection of gables and dormers. The inside, of course, matches, full of wainscoting and hardwoods.” Yet the “crown jewel” of the home, she says, is the master suite, which offers wood paneled walls, built-ins, exposed beams, a fireplace, and a set of unforgettable murals.
We are just days from the start of winter, and the spirit of the season is definitely in the air, from the cooling temperatures to homes adorned with the twinkle of holiday lights. In honor of the coziest season of the year, we’ve put together a collection of homes that will truly have you walking in a winter wonderland.
In a recent Sotheby’s International Realty “Extraordinary Properties” feature, Iyna Bort Caruso outlines “The Art of Upcycling,” with a collection of luxury residences that incorporate reclaimed materials “in smart ways to optimize daily life from a personal, ecological and aesthetic perspective.” Among the selected homes is Juanita Farmhouse Cottages, a unique Five-Star Built Green™ in Kirkland represented by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Val Burmester and Kemper Dougan.
Hearkening back to the birth of our country, rural properties evoke an idyllic spirit of place, whether for their recreational lifestyle offerings or potential for farm and ranch production. Tied to the history of the Pacific Northwest, many homeowners are reveling in the opportunity to take part in our region’s storied history while experiencing an up-close and personal connection to nature through outdoor adventures. From ample Farm and Ranch listings to recreation spanning from cross-country skiing to hiking and fishing, step into a collection of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty listings that elevate the rural lifestyle to new heights.
In a recent feature for Robb Report, Julianna Distefano says “nature will be your neighbor at this exquisite 2.5-acre estate, which is the most expensive home in King County.” The property she’s referring to is The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate, a spectacular offering represented by Becky Gray with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. As the article outlines, the home is “located at the edge of Lake Washington in Medina with a southern view of Mount Rainier,” and functions as a private sanctuary “designed to highlight the surrounding landscape.”
In partnership with Esri, Puget Sound Business Journal ranked the wealthiest zip codes in Washington state, and found that Sammamish is now third, behind only Medina and Mercer Island at first and second, respectively. The report, which evaluated factors such as average net worth, median home prices and income, reveals that “the average net worth for Sammamish residents in 98074 increased by $60,000, reaching $1.67 million in 2016 from $1.61 million the year before.”
In a recent Curbed Seattle feature, Sarah Anne Lloyd stepped back in time and into an historic home once owned by John Wallingford and currently listed with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Eleanor Heyrich. As the article describes, the Wallingford neighborhood is “home to many adorable, century-old craftsmans,” and this one stands out for its historic heritage. Built in 1907, Lloyd gushes over period details, from “a dormer and diamond-shaped window” to a “covered porch . . . bounded by square columns.”
The autumnal season is in full swing, from the chill in the air and the vibrant changing leaves to our crisp Washington apples and the warmth of a pumpkin spice latte. In celebration of the season dedicated to the harvest, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has curated a collection of homes you will surely “fall” for.
In a recent feature of Coastal Living, Marisa Spyker steps into five in-city homes that offer fabulous water views as they write, “you can have the best of both worlds – a bustling urban lifestyle with the serenity of an ocean breeze. One of their selected retreats is a stellar penthouse in the heart of Seattle, listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty founding directors Moira Holley and Scott Wasner. As the article outlines, be warned, “serious real estate envy ahead.”