Ryan Lewis, the famed DJ and producer who rose to hip-hop fame alongside Macklemore, has busted out on his own to produce Seattle’s must-see real estate listing video of the moment.
The video is called “Allen Stone’s Invasion of Privacy” because it stars Stone, a successful soul singer himself, as a would-be invader of the waterfront property in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. At 20 minutes in length, it might be the longest video tour of a house we’ve ever come across, but those 20 minutes sure do a good job of showing off what it is Lewis hopes to fetch $7.45 million for.
The property at 3035 Perkins Lane W. was purchased by Lewis in 2014 for $3.3 million. Windermere Real Estate, which is handling the current listing, said Lewis had extensive renovations done over the past three years. Here’s the description for the 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home on the Windermere site:
This Magnolia estate boasts panoramic views of the sound, mountains and sunsets from each floor. A rare find with 150 feet of salt water beach, yet just minutes from downtown. Recently renovated, the open floor plan is complemented by custom updates including Venetian plaster, gold leaf ceilings, flamed granite, polished marble and much more. A remarkable master suite includes private terrace, office and generous closet. The library, theater and exquisite bar are each a statement of their own.
The video, which has some profanity and might require headphones depending on where you work, starts with Stone arriving on the water by stand-up paddleboard and features him trying to find a way into the house.
Tech geeks who work where the office fridge is well stocked should appreciate what Stone finds as he pops Lewis’ open in the kitchen, revealing shelves lined with La Croix sparkling water.
Allen continues his room-by-room tour and it’s certainly evident that Lewis’ breakthrough album with Macklemore, “The Heist,” and their subsequent success has paid off over the years. Stone checks out the taxidermy and tunes the piano. He marvels at the gold-leaf ceiling on the third level of the house and peers through a telescope. In Lewis’ master bath, there isn’t just one drawer full of hair trimmers, but two.
The house was built in 1995 and is a hefty 7,610 square feet, on a 1.14-acre lot. Redfin’s payment calculator shows that 20-percent down would run you $1.49 million and your payments would be about $34,000 a month. Yearly taxes are about $60,000.
So why is Lewis bailing on a mansion that he invested time and energy and about $3 million in fixing up?
“Ryan is switching to a smaller footprint in Seattle so he can spend more time pursing his music ventures in L.A. and New York,” Windermere broker Casey Price told GeekWire. “One project Ryan has been working on is Kesha’s new single ‘Praying,’ which debuted in early July.”
If you’re actually interested in plunking down more than $7 million on this place, there’s a more serious video (below) from Windermere in which sweeping views are accompanied by piano music and not Stone’s comedy.