Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s Scott Richards Lists Magnificent Mercer Island Retreat For $4.5 Million

By Lauren Haslett |

Scott Richards, a top-producing broker with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) and founding member of the new Bellevue branch office, recently listed a stunning property on a prime lot on coveted Mercer Island.

Drive up to this spectacular home via the gracious circular drive, and take in its classic Cape Cod exterior, bubbling fountain, and carefully maintained lawn and hedges—striking but understated, it immediately makes an impact! The five-bedroom, four-and-half-bathroom home sits comfortably on a full acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, dotted with thoughtfully placed magnolia trees and fragrant flowers like peonies and hydrangeas.

The star of this residence’s spacious outdoor living area, though, is the 40-by-18-foot custom swimming pool—an incredibly rare find on Mercer Island—which comes complete with its own pool house with terrace and spa. Surrounded by patio space created out of exquisite Pennsylvania blue stone, encompassed by beautiful gardens, and accented by a full outdoor kitchen with its own barbecue, refrigerator, and covered dining area, this is the kind of custom outdoor retreat you’ll want to spend every minute of the summer in!

When you tire of swimming, grilling, and relaxing in the sun, make your way inside, and you’ll see that the interior of this home is just as extraordinary as the exterior. With nearly 4,500 square feet of living space indoors in addition to the expansive backyard entertaining area, this residence was built for hosting loved ones and enjoying the company of friends.

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Entertaining is made even easier thanks to the grand chef’s kitchen, decorated in clean, classic white and marble and outfitted with high-end Wolf appliances. Three wood burning fireplaces—in the kitchen/dining area, living room, and outside on the patio—ensure cozy comfort at any time of year. And the spa-like baths—with marble tile, walk-in showers, and his-and-hers sinks and vanities—ensure you and your guests will feel instantly relaxed and at home as soon as you enter. Large windows in nearly every room allow ample natural light throughout the home, making every inch of this spacious residence feel light and airy and giving every space the peaceful, calming feeling that only comes with a closeness to the natural world.

As listing agent Scott Richards so succinctly describes this incredible estate, “Every once in a great while you come across a defining, iconic property that transcends all expectations—this is that special place.”

Enveloped by lush, verdant gardens and designed to take care of every need, this expansive home is truly one-of-a-kind. Just ten miles from either Seattle or Bellevue and minutes away from I-90, this estate feels worlds away from busy city life, but still provides easy access to its businesses, culture, restaurants, and other amenities at a moment’s notice.

Additional property information can be found here.