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Rare West Mercer waterfront estate

By April 21, 2021

Mercer Island

Mercer Island is home to some of the PNW’s most desirable and rare waterfront properties. 5245 Forest Ave SE in the West Mercer neighborhood is no exception. On the market for the first time in 18 years, this west facing home boasts an enviable 119 feet of shoreline and unparalleled sunset views of Seattle and Lake Washington.

The interior of this 4,450 square foot home was completely remodeled by Beckes Homes from 2005 to 2007. Featuring five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, the open concept with vaulted ceilings is designed for entertaining throughout. Across the entire main level is a wall of windows overlooking the lake. An expansive, epicurean kitchen is the other highlight of the main level with two large islands, a double oven, and a walk-in pantry. The family chef will never want to leave, especially with a wine cellar downstairs and the nearby wet bar. As a bonus, the detached four-car garage features a home gym.

On the upper level, an open hallway lined with skylights connects the open concept to the upstairs. The primary suite has a wide fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with a step-in shower and an oversized tub. A private balcony overlooks the lake for secluded enjoyment of the views.

Outside, the 18,001 square foot lot is designed to maximize the waterfront access. The large bluestone patio has multiple entertainment spots including an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and a hot tub. The shoreline draws the attention with the platform dock with a huge lounge area for relaxing and another entertainment spot. For the water enthusiast, an auto lift for a 27 foot boat is installed and the property comes with a deepwater mooring for a 70 foot yacht. This home is waterfront living at it’s best!

Priced at $9,850,000; Listed by Kelly Weisfield – COMPASS

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