Market Spotlight | Washington: Modern Homes For The Tech & Eco-Conscious Buyer

By Amanda Lybeck |

As Featured on the Sotheby’s International Realty® Perspectives Blog >>

Home to some of the industry’s most prominent technological titans, Washington State’s “Silicon Forest” is ever-growing. “Techies” currently make up nearly 10% of Seattle’s workforce and as Dean Jones, Owner and CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty estimates, these workers represent a large share of employment migration that translates to increased housing demand from a demographic that makes an average of $130K annually. Thus it is no surprise that industry growth transcends economic impact and is found in the area’s luxury homes, which embody modern styles that incorporate technological innovation and milestones in “green” living.

$1,695,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

An eco-urban modern home in the heart of Queen Anne juxtaposes contemporary style, natural accoutrements and eco-friendly technologies. From the built-in projector and unique “wave” wall with a built-in aquarium to state-of-the art appliances, residents revel in easy technological living.

$2,250,000 USD | Kirkland, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

This visually distinct residence with architectural achievements exudes a warmth that welcomes home. The earthy color palette blends with modern day luxury living conveniences with a custom-built lighting system that creates the perfect atmosphere whether it’s an intimate gathering or grand affair.

$2,325,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

At Helix House, sound and mountain views meet an instant classic modern design that maximizes privacy. Lutron controls save energy and achieve the perfect ambiance while a chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances awaits a culinary creation.

$1,129,000 USD | Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Built by Isola Homes, this green home offers open entertaining spaces and stunning Puget Sound views complemented by the revolutionary glass fireplace and built-in cabinets to accommodate the latest technology through attached televisions.

$3,588,000 USD | Mercer Island, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Mercer Island Modern offers a seamless connection between indoors and out with Zen gardens and multiple entertaining terraces complemented by a water feature. Create a high-tech oasis in the large theater room or studio.

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