Spotlight | Legacy Homes

By Alyssa Morrison |

The stories we pass down from generation to generation inform our experiences, lifestyle, and how we view the world. The same can be said for our homes, inside of which memories are made, cherished, and preserved for a residence’s next stewards. The homes we’re spotlighting this month do all that and more. Through history, location, how they were cared for, and their recognizable caretakers, the future owners of these homes are doing more than getting the keys to a new address—they are treasuring a storied past. Explore these homes here and be sure to follow our spotlight series each month in the Puget Sound Business Journal and GeekWire.

Château de Chêne

Occupying its own peninsula along Lake Washington, Château de Chêne stands as one of the most exceptional waterfront properties in the region. It comprises a sublime Mediterranean residence of over 8,100 square feet, situated to graciously interact with its level, park-like grounds. 336 feet of Lake Washington waterfront and two docks make this the epitome of the four-season Pacific Northwest lifestyle, with water-level views of a constantly changing array of wildlife, boat traffic and passing kayakers, not to mention front row seating for numerous water-borne celebrations and events.

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Queen Anne Townhome

Fantastic urban living in this classic boutique four-unit townhome, tucked off the street for privacy, with a secure private garage and fenced back patio. Light-filled corner unit with thoughtful design, offering partial views of the Space Needle and Elliot Bay. Open concept main floor with updated hardwoods & paint throughout, well-appointed kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, and guest powder room. The top floor has vaulted ceilings, skylights, 2 bedrooms with custom closet and storage systems, spacious full bath, and full-size washer/dryer. No HOA or dues. Located in vibrant Queen Anne, minutes to Climate Pledge (Key) Arena, Downtown Seattle, shopping, restaurants, and bus lines to downtown and the Eastside. View more here →


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Emerald Gardens

Rare offering to acquire this classic 1926 Capitol Hill Tudor. Situated among lovely curated gardens, this beauty is anchored within one of the neighborhood’s most coveted locations. With signature trademarks intact, this home has been impeccably preserved while maintaining a thoughtful design. Gracious light-filled rooms, fine millwork, original oak hardwood floors with ribbon inlay, and generous windows that perfectly frame the garden and ever-changing views. View more here →

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Bill Russell’s Mercer Island Estate

A residence shaded amidst the arbor of Mercer Island, with a quintessential Pacific Northwest panoramic vista and boasting unmatched privacy, this 4,250-square-foot estate is a recently renovated retreat with modern history in its walls. With four bedrooms and 3.25 baths, including a spa-like sanctuary rarely seen outside of celebrity escapes, the home invites opportunities to relax and unwind alongside a flowing open floor plan perfect for soirees and holiday gatherings. If only one thing is certain, it’s that this mid-century modern home tells a unique story while inviting the next chapter to be written by its new stewards. View more here →

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