There is something to be said for a residence that is truly one-of-a-kind, embracing unique qualities that make it stand apart from the rest. If you’re looking for that singular place to call home, look no further than this collection of extraordinary homes, represented by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.
Camano Island Waterfront
Arrive at a majestic masterpiece where a rare 197 feet whimsical stretch of Camano Island waterfront is enveloped in lush Pacific Northwest greenery on a shy one-acre lot. The 3,442 square foot Northwest Contemporary home was designed to allow nature to hold center stage. Windows frame panoramic views of Saratoga Passage and the Olympic Mountains as bald eagles soar overhead and whales migrate below. Each day begins with the tranquility of life at the water’s edge and ends with the awe and majesty of the sun melting below the waves. A great room concept serves as the home’s anchor with 20-foot ceilings and easy below between the living, dining and kitchen.
Why it’s unique: An exemplary piece of art designed by Andy Wilbur Peterson keeps watch over the home and is valued at over $40,000. Great care was taken with this iconic totem pole, signed and blessed on the back as it was removed during the remodel and reinstalled when work was complete.
Lux in SibleyWood
Embrace a lux lifestyle in the heart of the coveted SibleyWood community. Enjoy large walls of windows and sharp lines along the sloped ceiling while you entertain and cocktail the night away. Striking renovations include a charming luxury kitchen, swanky master suite and a lower lounge spilling out to a large private back patio ready for summertime fun. Nestled close to downtown Bellevue on a full acre in SibleyWood, you will not find another property like this peaceful oasis.
Why it’s unique: In a world of white and gray, this whimsical mid-century classic exudes character from every corner. Infused with custom art throughout, step into a unique realm and feel the tranquility surround you.
Cougar Mountain Retreat
Located in a private enclave at the top of Cougar Mountain, 18700 SE 65th Place offers some of the most breathtaking views currently on offer in the Eastside, with architecture, interior design and craftsmanship to match. A recent and comprehensive remodel has created a contemporary home that couples an atmosphere of timeless elegance and thoughtful luxury with an edited modernity that is softened by a palette rich in natural materials and warm tones. The house provides a cosseting retreat from the stresses of a connected urban life with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, intelligently arranged throughout 3 levels, with spectacular views over Lake Sammamish, Bellevue and beyond from virtually every room.
Why it’s unique: The overall aesthetic of the home combines a warm, natural palette of native Northwest materials with Asian inflected design elements that emphasize linearity of space, the careful framing of views, harmony of surfaces and easy flow.
The grand and gated WillowDon Estate provides the utmost privacy, befitting the stately 1927 main home marked by leaded windows, a peaked roof and an elegant stucco façade. One is overcome by a sense of reverence when they step beneath the archway and into the six bedroom, six bathroom residence. Updated with the latest technological accommodations, the main home and carriage house include efficient heating and air conditioning and Savant systems throughout with lighting, audio-video automated shades and a security system.
Why it’s unique: Steeped in history and positioned for today’s modern lifestyle, the impeccable estate affords nearly two acres of tasteful Olmsted Brothers gardens leading to 174 feet of low-bank waterfront on Lake Washington’s coveted shores.
Fort Ward Bunker
Art meets function in this stunning, one-of-a-kind steel frame construction. Walls of windows offer spectacular panoramic views of Puget Sound, ferries and the Olympic Mountains. An open floor plan with refined finishes throughout includes gorgeous wood built-ins for maximum storage efficiency. A great location with a short stroll to Fort Ward Park and Lynwood Center. Come experience this magnificent home!
Why it’s unique: Designed by Eggleston | Farkas Architects, this masterful home sits cantilevered atop an historic bunker in Fort Ward.
Built in the Colonial Revival-style, no detail was spared in Ashford Mansion, from coffered ceilings and medallions to 15 crystal chandeliers and sconces. The property is located just six miles from the only year-round entrance to Mount Rainier. As the nation’s fifth established National Park, recreation abounds year-round.
Why it’s unique: Ashford Mansion is a stately 1903 residence on the national register for historic places. Live in a park-like setting, with wrap-around porches set among a background of old-growth evergreens.
An exquisite waterfront estate, Perkins Manor is a superb example of excellent design and elevated living that captures the most dramatic views in the city. A multi-million-dollar renovation brought ultra-luxe finishes including gold leaf ceilings, Venetian plaster, fixtures curated from around the globe and an opulent master suite. The main floor was designed for large scale entertaining while 150 feet of private saltwater beach is primed for exploration.
Why it’s unique: The whiskey bar has lavish touches, a cozy fireplace, and an ambiance balanced by cool touches of black and the warmth of golden hues. The flooring was constructed with reclaimed wood from semi-truck freight containers while the zinc bar-top is meant to hold stains.
Sur La Mer
From the moment you drive down the private tree-lined drive, you will be captivated. Perfectly sited on 8.75 park-like acres and 700 feet of waterfront on Grays Harbor Bay. Sweeping views of the Pacific, Grays Harbor Bay, historic James Rock, Ocean Shores and Westport. This legacy property is a true oasis. Serene and private with ample space for so many outdoor activities. Endless entertaining opportunities… from weddings to intimate gatherings. Lighted path and stairs to beach with kayak launch. Sandy beach living on Grays Harbor Bay. Seven miles North of Hoquiam, minutes to Ocean Shores and 20 minutes from Seabrook. Meticulously maintained and move-in ready. Start living your resort lifestyle now.
Why it’s unique: The majestic landscaping was expertly designed and executed by renowned designer R. David Adams, affording a perfect fusion of beauty and whimsy through lush gardens, beautiful trees and shrubs, and custom art. Stumble upon the 325-year-old hand carved teak outdoor Indonesian Temple.
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