New On Market: Rare Opportunity For Coveted Lakeside Living

By Alyssa Morrison |

Intrinsically rare and spectacular by nature, Mercer Island’s coveted north shore lifestyle awaits your discovery. Welcome home to 8900 North Mercer Way.

Behold a proud 76-feet of low bank waterfront fronting more than a third acre of gently sloping, highly curated landscapes that ease effortlessly to the lakeside. Enviably sited, this nearly 6,000 square foot, four-bedroom waterfront estate enjoys a true north prow, offering the epitome of privacy without sight or sound of neighboring properties. Shared by few, this view comprises 180-degrees of vistas from east to west, which are both panoramic and protected. Idyllic solar exposure showcases watercolor sunrises, all-day sun, and epic sunsets while a leeward perch shields from prevailing winds.

Exult in one of Lake Washington’s premier deep-water moorages with finger piers totaling more than 150-feet of side ties including lifts for two jet skis and a runabout boat, and two dedicated berths for yachts up to 60- to 120-feet, respectively. This is lakeside living at its finest.

A residence among the nation’s most accomplished and desirable public school districts, Sterling Cove is an exclusive enclave of just six homes. Each address in the community is gracefully perched upon a broad, private driveway with mature landscaping, while height restrictions preserve viewpoints of Lake Washington and Bellevue on the rise.

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At home, first impressions are embraced by approachable single-level architecture, which bestows a commanding sense of arrival. Sunlight is filtered through a canopy of palm trees and Cherry blossoms, while the subtle sounds of an entry fountain evoke a personal sanctuary. A generous auto court and three-car garage is ringed by boxwoods and planters, and beyond the hedge, an auxiliary parking stall is perfect for a boat trailer, small recreational vehicle, and exterior storage. A commanding shoreline approach presents the two-story and three terrace estate with understated elegance, perfectly at home in nature at the water’s edge.

A covered front porch with custom French doors is a welcoming threshold to a grand foyer. Inside, all eyes are immediately drawn across formal entertaining spaces to the waterway and specimen trees framed by oversized windows. An abundance of natural light adds to the spaciousness on the main level with 15-foot vaulted ceilings and numerous skylights. An epicurean kitchen with newly installed appliances and voluminous great room combine with an expansive main level terrace for indoor-outdoor living, united by a 12-foot folding wall system for socializing alfresco. A main-level primary suite affords a unique, single-level lifestyle. Offering the same elevated view, the lakeside level enjoys two bedrooms, a recreation room and bar, a fully appointed fitness center, and two sets of French doors opening onto the lower terraces. A covered veranda with an outdoor theater and hot tub is idyllic for all-season enjoyment.

Throughout the home, a thoughtful reimagining of all interiors artfully conveys relaxed sophistication while balancing with modern conveniences—a design aesthetic as cohesive as the lake and landscapes that envelope the estate. Integrated audio/visual with zone control is programmed inside and throughout the gardens and terraces for whole-home entertainment.

Minutes to both Luther Burbank Park and Downtown Mercer Island amenities, 8900 North Mercer Way is perfectly centered for quick commutes to the business epicenters of downtown Seattle or downtown Bellevue and easily accessed via bicycle, automobile, the expanding Light Rail system, and even boat.

Waves gently lap against the water’s edge. Curated gardens intermingle with three tiers of effortless outdoor living. Quiet indoor hues coalesce to embrace the lakefront—a tranquil and contemporary sensibility befitting a singular waterfront retreat.

8900 North Mercer Way   |   Mercer Island, Washington
4 bedrooms   |   3.5 baths