More About This Home Northwest Contemporary Living at its Best
On Market $6,550,000
6922 96th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, Washington 98040
5 Bedrooms | 2 Full, 1 Three-Quarter and 2 Half Bathrooms 4,812 Square Feet | 72 Feet of Waterfront
Step into a stunning Northwest Contemporary home designed to frame expansive views along 72 feet of Lake Washington waterfront. An easy access driveway gives way to a modern aesthetic with a glass and metal garage door and ample parking for guests. The entry courtyard is marked by a custom-designed rift oak and bronze front door, which unfolds into an open floor plan that is as well suited for daily living as it is for lavish parties.
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The main level boasts soaring 13-foot ceilings with walls of windows that overlook Lake Washington and the majesty of Mount Rainier. The great room is accented by a massive stone fireplace and rift oak built-in cabinetry, which extends onto a covered outdoor living room with a linear stone fireplace and ceiling heaters for entertaining through the seasons. Envision a morning cup of coffee with Mt. Rainier views as the sun rises or an intimate evening with a glass of wine in hand as the day comes to a close.
A comfortable dining area situated between the living and kitchen is an ideal gathering place on casual weeknights. The chef’s kitchen affords all one needs for culinary creativity, with SubZero, Wolf and Miele appliances with a 48-inch range and refrigerator, steam oven, warming drawer, wine chiller and two dishwashers. Additional features include a well-designed walk-in pantry, rift oak cabinetry, a quartz waterfall island and Sun Valley Bronze cabinet pulls throughout. An office and private powder room complete the main level of the home.
Ascend the floating steel and wood staircase to the second level, where ten-foot ceilings meet thoughtful appointments. The master suite serves as a true retreat, with a floor-to-ceiling linear stone fireplace and a private deck. The walk-in closet accommodates every need while the spa-like en suite is adorned in Calacatta marble. There are two secondary lakefront bedrooms on this level—one with a deck—that share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, a well-appointed laundry room, an exercise room and a hallway with access to the service elevator and built-in closets.
Moving down to the lower level of the home, lake living opens into a bonus room with a stone fireplace, built-in cabinetry and the space one needs for grand gatherings. A convenient kitchenette with a full height refrigerator, convection microwave oven and dishwasher are an entertainer’s delight, while guests appreciate the powder/changing room when preparing for some fun in the sun. There are two lakeside guest suites on this level, with a well-appointed bath and a second laundry room with storage.
Move outdoors into a state-of-the-art entertaining area with room for summer barbecues and cocktail parties. The lake level deck is complete with an outdoor shower area, sunny entertainment space, and two full-length lighted steps bringing one to the spacious, level lawn. Play a friendly game of bocce ball in the yard or roast s’mores around the granite gas firepit. The new, large dock accommodates deep-water moorage and serves as an excellent launch pad toward the best water sport location on the Island.
There are a total of six above ground decks to enhance outdoor living comprised of low maintenance TimberTech. Additional features of the home include a mud room and closet just off the garage and a convenient service elevator serving all levels of the home. Quality construction affords a secondary foundation wall separating the lower level from the ground behind it, a multi-layer stucco exterior with rain screens and elastomeric coating, two high-efficiency gas furnaces, dual air conditioning units, hydronic floor heating on the lake level, and a suite of high-tech wiring. This home will truly serve its steward with a refined lakeside lifestyle in a south-end location with easy access to amenities and award-winning Mercer Island schools.
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