Sotheby’s International Realty recently released the fourth volume of Collections for 2017, which reflects on the brand’s extraordinary growth and members of a network that spans over 930 offices in 69 countries and territories. “It has been another landmark year for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and I want to congratulate each of you on your continued success and wish you all the best for a prosperous 2018,” writes Philip White, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. The issue highlights Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in two places, as broker Blake Ruud-Johnson shares his experience at the 2017 Global Networking Event and the brand recognizes Becky Gray’s representation of The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate.
The city of Bellevue held the global spotlight recently, as a Mansion Global feature heralded the area as a “haven for outdoor enthusiasts, [and] tech employees” with its “waterfront access, leafy neighborhoods and cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques,” and ever-growing tech sector jobs. Bellevue has certainly seen its fair share of growth in recent years, as it is now home to approximately 150,000 people and 1,300 businesses with 45,000 employees who revel in Pacific Northwest recreational opportunities that complement its urban edge.
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 a recent Mansion Global feature, Liz Lucking shines the spotlight on The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate, a legacy property that is offered for sale for the first time in fifty years. As Lucking writes, the home quickly “skyrocketed to the top of the area’s real estate market” given its ample lot with 150 feet of coveted Lake Washington waterfront and Mount Rainier views.
Brokers Say the 2.5 Acre Estate is Next to Join a Run of Record-Setting Sales on Lake Washington’s Gold Coast
Becky Gray, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) has listed a 2.5 acre Medina waterfront estate for $28 million on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service today – currently the most valuable property offered for sale in King County.
- Built in 1929 the 5 bedroom, 4.75 bathroom residence and carriage house comprises 6,070 square feet.
- 150 feet of no bank waterfront in a quiet bay with a stunning southerly view of Mt. Rainier.
- Park-like grounds including a clay tennis court with a redwood surround and backboard, a circular entrance driveway to a three-car garage and a guest loft designed by George Suyama.
- Formal gardens with handmade brick herringbone paths, two nearly century-old Sequoia trees and a Cedar-lined pathway that mimics a walk in the forest, yet exists just moments from a world-class city on the rise.
A touch of the Côte d’Azur and a stately Southern Mediterranean feel distinguishes this masterpiece among many other enviably precious Medina gems. Thoughtfully designed by the current owners with premium materials and a subtle focus on space, ease of movement, light, and togetherness, its tasteful elegance supports all superlatives. This oasis of comfort and convenience — Medina families enjoy quiet, peaceful walks to excellent schools and parks—presents a rare opportunity.
Entertaining family and friends becomes a cinch amidst an open floor plan with room to move and plenty of places to gather and share. Manage chef’s gourmet masterpieces on a six-burner gas stove, complete with a stainless retractable pot filler for seamless cuisine prep. The triangulated cooking center ensures ergonomic access to three built-in ovens, plus a walk-n pantry. Guests can slip out onto an enormous patio and private, meadow-like green for backyard summertime joy.
Stay close by a lovely, carved granite hearth for the ultimate in cozy delight during picture-perfect Pacific Northwest evenings that come easy here. And, there’s room for everyone to hang around, literally. All main floor private rooms have gas fireplaces too, so comfort takes a front seat. Part of the enormous charm derives from classically luxurious materials such as sleek walnut hardwood floors that give off undeniably exotic warmth.
Begin and close each day in your Medina master bedroom—suitable for late nights and later mornings if you’re inclined. Bask in a space suitable for a baron and baroness at their Tuscan vineyard, taking in the ample light streaming in from oversize windows. Plush wall-to-wall, cloud-like carpeting sooths each step to the sitting parlor by the fire—or to a daily ritual inside the splendid en suite bath, complete with soaking jetted tub and tasteful touches galore. And it’s on the main floor, which has an office, while three more bedrooms, more office space, and bonus area anchor the upstairs.
It’s a Golf Property! Located in the heart of Medina, this sun-filled Overlake Golf & Country Club home overlooks the 9th hole and is only steps away from the Club House, tennis court, and swimming pool. It features an open-concept kitchen with sunroom-style breakfast nook, heated floors throughout the main level, an outdoor patio with covered BBQ area, an office above the fairway, and its own elevator. Enjoy all the conveniences and amenities of country club living in this friendly community, minutes away from Medina Elementary School and the Beach Park. Close to Downtown Bellevue and easy access to SR-520.