Bird’s Eye View | Exploring Luxury Homes From Above

By Alyssa Morrison |

The discerning real estate professionals at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty understand that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why staging a house and capturing beautiful photos is so important. Yet, sometimes a property has so much to offer, only a video capturing the home in its natural surroundings with one sweeping shot after another can begin to do it justice.

That’s why we created this playlist, with a bird’s eye view of homes and estates listed by RSIR brokers, each capturing that listing’s unique setting.

Gig Harbor Coast Estate

Gig Harbor, WA   |    Represented by Mary Norris
The view from the air of this estate not only captures the grand home at water’s edge but also highlights the vast opportunities for outdoor recreation of all kinds. Nestled upon 33 acres of lush and tranquil grounds, Gig Harbor Coastal Estate offers an unrivaled opportunity for a full-time residence, private compound or weekend retreat.   View listing>>


Paradise Passage Estate & Stables

Fox Island, WA | Represented by Britt Wibmer
Take to the sky to appreciate this home at full-scale, set on Puget Sound with its beautifully landscaped entry from the road on one side, and the beach on the other. The estate is private and gated, situated on three acres with 380 feet of low-bank waterfront with tideland rights and a rare 175-foot deep-water dock.   View listing>>


The Estate at Smugglers Cove

Greenbank, WA | Represented by Jay Kipp
The sounds of waterfront living may be just as striking as the shot that takes you from beach to the 22-acre estate set among mature forest and meticulously integrated plantings. From cliffside to driftwood and sandy beach, the immersive video makes you feel like you’re already visiting this Whidbey Island property.   View listing>>


Grapeview Waterfront Home

Grapeview, WA | Represented by Kathy Madsen & Mary Nelson
With so many views to take in across all levels of the house, this video takes you from driveway to the saltwater bank with a sweeping shot illustrating waterfront proximity and a neighborhood set along the shoreline of this serene setting. This video emphasizes a convergence of the natural world with contemporary living spaces using materials, hues, and sightlines to harmonize with nature.    View listing >>


Duality on Willapa Bay

Long Beach, WA | Represented by Susan Gebhardt
Boasting beautiful topography (including a rhododendron arboretum!) all around this bayside home, the camera flies overhead from the front entry to the interior, providing a first glance at what awaits them outside its wall of windows. It’s at the clip’s conclusion that the viewer is taken over the bay and back again to get the waterside glimpse of this tranquil house.    View listing>>


The Shores of Mercer Island

Mercer Island, WA | Represented by Robert Pong

Perfectly situated between Seattle and Bellevue, homes on Mercer Island combine bedroom community and island life, and the aerial vistas of this luxury home with a cabana and mother-in-law set the scene for luxury living on the shores of Lake Washington alongside your waterfront neighbors and a sea of lush greenspace. From inside the house, enjoy the panoramic sights of the lake and Mt. Rainier.    View listing>>


Private Sanctuary on Yellowstone Trail Road

Snoqualmie Pass, WA | Represented by Marianne Francis
Set in the Cascade Mountains on the edge of the Snoqualmie National Forest, drone footage truly imparts a bird’s eye view that’s otherwise impossible, but completely necessary to provide context for this beautifully constructed log home situated on over 10 acres. It sits on Yellowstone Trail Road, the historic byway that eventually spanned Seattle to Boston through Yellowstone National Park.   View listing>>


Bellevue Clyde Hill View Home

Clyde Hill, WA | Represented by Mary Nelson & Kathy Madsen
Capturing a luxury residential neighborhood is a difficult feat, where privacy is paramount. Here the overhead footage provides a non-invasive look at the streets of Clyde Hill, while also setting the scene with vistas from the home, including glimmering Lake Washington, the Seattle Skyline and Olympic Mountains.   View listing>>