Waterfront residences offer the inherent advantage of seamlessly blending with tranquil natural surroundings. Seattle has the added advantage of being surrounded by water on two sides—the Puget Sound to the west and expansive Lake Washington to the east. Some of Seattle’s most expensive real estate can often be found along bodies of water – on Puget Sound itself, Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, and other rivers, lakes, and bays. Along with serene views, wildlife sightings and awe-inspiring sunsets and sunrises, owners of these homes can enjoy water pursuits that range from swimming to boating, fishing, and kayaking.
Bellevue comes by its namesake honestly. Blissfully set along the shores of Lake Washington, Bellevue means “beautiful view” in French. It’s a place where tranquillity and innovation coexist harmoniously, as the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area and home to headquarters for T-Mobile, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon, among many major tech companies.
It’s hard to know which of these waterfront features a potential buyer will find more enamoring about this Bellevue home: the private dock, 75 feet of prime Lake Washington frontage, or the dazzling Mt. Rainier views and splendid sunsets cast over the east channel of the lake. A boater might especially be pleased with this extra perk: the dock has a protected slip and lift providing plenty of space for water toys. Co-listing agents Terry Allen and Patirica Wallace, both of Coldwell Banker Bain, called the property: “the epitome of the waterfront lifestyle.” A timelessly elegant home of 5,740 square feet can also be counted in the plus column.
This street-to-water gated estate in Medina – often called the “Gold Coast” of Lake Washington – is teeming with waterfront possibilities. To start, the one-acre lot provides for a 62-foot low-bank beach which features a 100-foot boatdock and a tranquil beach-level cabana. Then there are the sweeping views spanning over 180 feet, encompassing Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, the Seattle skyline, and breathtaking sunsets. “Lavish, elegant, and graceful,” are three words listing agent Shelly Zhou of Coldwell Banker Bain uses to describe the property.