Community info, Mercer Island, Neighborhoods

Mercer Island Community Highlight + New Listings


Mercerdale Park is the premier, downtown Mercer Island park. Located in the heart of downtown, it is a special spot for every islander. From Frisbee, to picnics, to a skateboard park, to a children’s’ play area, this park has it all. Mercerdale Park also plays host to the coveted Summer Celebration, in addition to a variety of over fun events. Last year, Windermere Mercer Island sponsored the fun Children’s Gardening booth, with giveaways for all. Stay tuned to see what we’re planning for this year!

Mercerdale Park is loved by all, as it boasts many features. This large, flat park is heart many eateries, shops, boutiques, and has a water fountain, a forested area with trails, and the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market – from June through October. Safe to say, this park is for children, adults, runners, bikers, walkers, dog lovers, and everything in between. With its convenient location (on the corner of SE 34th & SE 77th Street)and tons of residential parking, it makes visiting an enjoyable and fun activity!

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IMMACULATE TURN-KEY TOWNHOME
3308 81st Place Southeast #C, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1078687
$1,595,000 ♦ 3 Bedrooms ♦ 3.5 Bathrooms ♦ 3,356 Square Feet

Rare opportunity to own an immaculate turn-key townhome, in the convenient north end location of Mercer Island. This private unit boasts over-sized windows, capturing tons of natural light. High ceilings and expansive walls are the perfect backdrop for your art collection. Both, formal and informal, spaces flow seamlessly in this smartly designed, flexible floor plan. Spacious gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero, Dacor ovens & granite. Upper level master with attached sitting room, lake views, and spa-like bath complete the elegant master getaway.

For more information, please contact Denise Coe.
DeniseCoe@Windermere.com ♦ 206.851.7702 ♦ DeniseCoe.com

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THE FABEN POINT LIFESTYLE
2204 61st Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island ♦ MLS#1078932
$1,167,000 ♦ 4 Bedrooms ♦ 2.75 Bathrooms ♦ 2,560 Square Feet ♦ .138 Acres

Live the Seattle lifestyle, only better! Walk-ability to the waterfront and parks, plus a quick commute to downtown Seattle or Bellevue. Designer touches at every corner: painted cabinets, Carrara counters, a Waterworks faucet, Oh Joy! wallpaper, stainless appliances, and brass in all the right places. The lower level master suite has a walk-in closet, heated bathroom floors, a waterfall shower, an extra long soaking tub, a Restoration Hardware vanity, and West Elm mirrors.

For more information, please contact Nicole Demers-Changelo.
Andition@Windermere.com ♦ 206.271.1267 ♦ Andition.withwre.com

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DELIGHTFULLY DOWNTOWN
3218 80th Avenue Southeast #418, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1075401
$439,950 ♦ 3 Bedrooms ♦ 2 Bathrooms ♦ 1,145 Square Feet

Enjoy great schools, parks, restaurants, and nearby amenities from this downtown Mercer Island condo. Smart floor plan with generous living spaces. All new appliances in the kitchen. Hide away in your master bedroom with full en-suite bath/walk-in closet. Two extra bedrooms complete this home. Living room, with elegant fireplace, opens to covered patio/balcony. Expansive windows bring in natural light. Top floor, washer/dryer in the unit, covered parking, storage, clubhouse/pool, no rental cap and 10 min to Seattle & Bellevue.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Lerner.
Kathryn@Windermere.com ♦ 206.406.9613 ♦ KathrynLerner.com

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Community info, Eastside, Neighborhoods, Renton

Renton/Newcastle Community Spot + New Listing


Technically, May Creek Park is on the edge of Renton and considered a Newcastle park. This neighborhood park offers a few trails for outdoor excitement! Winding down the trail will give you plenty of time to take in the scenery and natural wonder of the area. The trails offers a gorgeous creek, with thoughtfully placed benches. The trails are fairly level, making this an easy day walk for the whole family!

The May Creek Trail itself follows the historic route of the Seattle-Walla-Walla railroad – which transported coal from the Cougar Mountain Park. Nowadays, the trail is optimal for hiking, walking, and trail running. Biking may also be fun, but look out for branches and roots growing under the trail. Though this trail isn’t very long (3.5 miles one way and back), but it also semi-connects to the “Highlands Development” – which houses a network of greenbelt trails for longer excursions.

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CONVENIENT CONDOMINIUM

19000 Northeast 48th Street #B103, Renton ♦ MLS# 1076634
$189,900 ♦ 2 Bedrooms ♦ 1 Bathroom ♦ 815 Square Feet

Set in a great location, this home offers comfort and convenience just minutes from I-405. Cozy up to the fireplace in the open living/dining area, or step out for fresh air on the garden patio. A community clubhouse with pool & hot tub is great for gatherings. Near beach parks, restaurants and the Seahawks training center.

  1. For more information, please contact Jay Agoado
    Jay@JayAgoado.net ♦ 425.260.0715 ♦ JayAgoado.net

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Community info, Eastside, Mercer Island, Neighborhoods

Mercer Island Community Spot + New Listing


Island Crest Park is a forested park that backs the Deane’s Children’s Park, near the Island Park Elementary School. Located at 5500 Island Crest Way, this park in in the middle of numerous Mercer Island Communities, making it a natural hub of activity and play.

This park was created with the idea of centralizing a multi-sport and play area, focusing heavily on the natural beauty of the island. Such as, this park is home to two full-sized baseball fields, which are used by Mercer Island’s High School JV and Varsity teams; a football and soccer field; batting cages for practice and leisure; and two tennis courts. In addition, there is plenty of parking, field flood lights, restrooms, and concessions stands for those late games. Other than the sports, Island Crest Park hosts an extensive trail system, offering you a pleasant hike in the comforts of your own neighborhood.

In addition, the adjoining park offers picnic areas and shelters for gatherings and BBQs; in addition to a dragon play structure and Adventure Playground. Curious about what the Adventure Playground is? It is a by-donation activity center, nestled into the woodlands of Deane’s Children’s Park. But what do you do there? At this hands-on center, children are given toolboxes, buildings supplies, safety items, and the freedom of creativity. For information about ages, dates and time they are opened, and any other questions, click here!

The community of Mercer Island strives for conservation and preservation. Check out their entire Mercer Island Parks System Guide here! In 2014, this sparked the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department to pursue a grant, allowing them to replace existing and out dated tools and systems, and converting the entire south field to synthetic turf. If you are curious the 2014-2019 Parks & Recreation Plan, click here!

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LEGACY WATERFRONT
6610 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island ♦ MLS#1076200
$5,885,000 ♦ 4 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 2,530 Square Feet ♦ 1.15 Acres

Encompassing over an acre of flat and sunny grounds, this rare original Mercer Island parcel is bordered by 173’ of low-bank waterfront with a recently resurfaced dock. Love or level the existing Mid-Century rambler featuring vaulted ceilings and wrap-around view windows. Entertain or escape with a waterside lawn, swimming beach and breathtaking lake/Mount Rainier views. It’s the perfect canvas for creating a dream estate. Incorporate the adjacent lot that is also available (6614EastMercer.com) for maximum flexibility and privacy. Ample parking, easy access, a quick I-90 commute, and top-rated schools make this the ideal place to call home!

For more information, please contact Kelly Weisfield
KellyW@Windermere.com ♦ 206.355.3863 ♦ KellyWeisfield.com

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY
6614 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island ♦ MLS#1076098
$1,285,000 ♦ 2 Bedrooms ♦ 1 Bathroom ♦ 1,200 Square Feet ♦ 2.918 Acres

Serenity and sylvan beauty abound in this private Mercer Island sanctuary. Largely untouched, it encompasses nearly 3 areas with natural woodlands rising behind a storybook cottage and level clearing. Purchase the adjoining waterfront lot (MILegacyWaterfront.com) for street-to-water property – and a once in a lifetime development opportunity! Fantastic location with top-rated schools and easy I-90 access to Seattle and the Eastside.

For more information, please contact Kelly Weisfield
KellyW@Windermere.com ♦ 206.355.3863 ♦ KellyWeisfield.com

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BRIGHT & SPACIOUS CHATEAU CONDOMINIUM
2930 76th Avenue Southeast #A302, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1076644
$445,000 ♦ 2 Bedrooms ♦ 2 Bathrooms ♦ 1,275 Square Feet

This bright and spacious Chateau condo enjoys panoramic views of downtown Mercer Island, the Bellevue skyline and the Cascades. Savor majestic sunrises from the large, covered deck. Updated with designer paint, crown molding and newer windows. The kitchen features ample cabinet/counter space, wine cooler & breakfast bar overlooking the dining area. Stairless access from your covered parking spot. Welcome home!

For more information, please contact Allen Hovsepian
Allen@Windermere.com ♦ 206.718.6500 ♦ HouseTip.com

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Community info, Eastside, Kirkland, Kirkland-West of Market, Neighborhoods

Kirkland Community Center + New Listing


The Kirkland Community Center is a huge part of North Kirkland’s community commitment. Located at 12421 103rd Avenue Northeast, this center is conveniently located in the epicenter of Hubbard’s Crossing, near the I-405 – and not far from Juanita Beach Park.

Housing two main functions: a multi-purpose room, with a capacity of 245; and a meeting room, fitting 35 individuals. You can also rent out the facilities for special events. They have availability on Fridays (5pm-11pm), Saturdays (1pm-11pm), and Sunday (8am-11pm) – make sure to reserve at least a month in advance, as spots tend to fill up! You may also reserve during the week. To check out rates, days, times, and deposit/application information click here! Have a birthday coming up? They have a 2-hour packed deal! Check that out here (near the bottom of the page)! (Remember, there are resident and non-resident rates!)

Amenities at your disposal include 20 6′ tables, 12 5′ tables, 175 chairs, a full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, convention & microwave ovens. With so much space, (free) parking, and a basketball court you’re doing to  have incredible fun!

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BEAUTIFUL & CONVENIENT CONDOMINIUM

10201 Northeast 129th Lane, Kirkland ♦ MLS# 1072903 ♦ $295,000

2 Bedrooms ♦ 1.75 Bathrooms ♦ 1,000 Square Feet

Beautiful one level 2 bedroom 1.75 bathrooms townhouse, with an individual detached garage, which is located just right next to the unit. Nice and quiet end unit, fenced backyard & patio with storage shed. Open floor plan with gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and in unit washer-dryer combo. No one above or below and only one common wall. Close to Google, downtown Juanita, shops, Trader Joe’s, Evergreen hospital, Kirkland transit center and easy freeway access. Ample guest open parking. No rental cap.

Please contact Cherrie Lee for more information.

Cherrie@Windermere.com ♦ 206.353.8899 ♦ CherrieLeeGroup.com

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Community info, Neighborhoods

Seattle Community + New Listing


I’m sure you’ve seen (or at least heard of) those Farmer’s Markets that pop up during the Spring and Summer seasons – those events are amazing! They have freshly made breads, cheeses, snacks; locally grown (and often times, organically grown) fruits and vegetables; and tons of other vendors, from local farm-to-table restaurants, puppy snack-making companies, handcrafted goods, and so much more! Places around the region have these awesome events on a seasonal basis, but Downtown Seattle has one that lasts all year!

Seattle’s own Pike Place Market is a slew of freshly cut flowers, handmade crafts, specialty foods, eateries, shopping, cafes, coffee houses, and everything else, all put in one place for you to enjoy! Even if you don’t spend any money, walking around and looking at what people have to offer is enjoyment all its own. More than 85 local farmers and 225 craftspeople can be found selling their goods – and that doesn’t include the small shops, restaurants, and independent business that can be found down the many brick streets and alleys in the area (all within walking distance!)

Home to over 400 residents, the Pike Place Market neighborhood is a great place for perusing, buying, exploring hobbies, and meeting new people. Coffee shops offer cozy places for writing, coursework, or business; while restaurants offer food and drinks for any occasion.

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED CONDOMINIUM

1415 2nd Avenue #703, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1070268 ♦ $410,000

1 Bedroom ♦ .75 Bathroom ♦ 511 Square Feet

Walk-score 99! Less than a block from Pike Place Market! Convenient to shopping, restaurants, local coffee shops, and leisure boutiques. The Newmark tower has many convenient items at hand. NO RENT CAP! View of Olympics: Territorial, Olympic Mountain Range & Puget Sound. Amenities include: 24-hour friendly concierge, roof top deck, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, club room, business /computer room, storage locker, guest suite & underground parking. Steps to Pike Place Market, many restaurants, shopping and many more amenities.

Contact Tom Fine for more information!

TomFine@Windermere.com ♦ 206.434.6561 ♦ TomFine.withwre.com

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Belltown, Capitol Hill, Community info, Neighborhoods, Seattle

Seattle Community Event + New Listing


With the weather constantly changing, what’s better than learning about it? This Sunday, the Seattle Convention Center is hosting Weather-Fest: an American Meteorological Society event. Free of charge and open to all, they encourage teachers, students, families, and weather enthusiasts alike to join the fun! This free event will be in Ballroom 6E, inside the Convention Center, from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. Here is a list of all the people who will be there (so far)! If you’re in from out of town, please check out these other awesome things going on in Seattle! Worried about parking? This page goes over all the parking in the area, and directions if you aren’t quite sure where to go!

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GREEN-BUILT DOWNTOWN BEAUTY

103 Bellevue Avenue East #603, Seattle

MLS# 1067283 ♦ $598,000

2 Beds ♦ 2 Baths ♦ 1,003 Square Feet

This convenience condo high-rise, is the ideal home for anyone looking to be in the heart of it all. From local breweries to bakeries, this “Built Smart” Certified building is only a stones throw away from everything Seattle has to offer. A comfortable lobby greets you, welcoming you home every time you return. An open kitchen, flooded with natural light, greet you as you step through the threshold, gifting tons of storage, and all chrome appliances. Floor to ceiling windows bring light into the home no matter the time of day. With two spacious bedrooms and one bathroom, this home stands complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a deck off bedroom, spectacular urban & Puget Sound views, in-unit washer & dryer, and two designated parking spaces! Constructed to meet the highest levels of salubrious and comfortable living, this building exceed modern codes for energy and resource efficiency. Whether your looking for an easy walking, transit, or lightrail commute, easy and efficient living, or being in the middle of the best food and shopping in the city, this place has it all!

Contact Lisa Dong for more information.

LisaDong@Windermere.com ♦ 425.686.2701 ♦ LisaDong.com

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Community info, Eastside, Mercer Island, Neighborhoods

Classics in Film on Mercer Island Event & New Listing


The Classics on Film Winter Series is in full swing. Scheduled to show The Gold Diggers of 1933 this Friday, January 20th, 2017, this event is open to the public and free for all ages. Held at the Aljoya of Mercer Island, presented by the Mercer Island Arts Council, with support from the Mercer Island Sister City Association, this free event is introduced by film historian, Lance Rhoades. Check out the full details here! 

The Gold Diggers is a 1933 musical, based on The Gold Diggers play by Avery Hopwood. Made during the Great Depression, this film was a box-office top-producer of its time and proclaimed the biggest hit of the 1933. Since then, it has been nominated for several accolades, and selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

WHEN January 20th, 2017

WHERE 2430 76th Avenue SE, Mercer Island

TIME 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Mercer Island is a close-knit, lakeside community, filled with culture and natural Northwest beauty. This city is known for many thing, including carrying a low crime rate, an elaborate Parks & Rec system, community involvement, and a stellar school district. From K-12, the Mercer Island School District takes pride in both academic and athletic achievements, in addition to cultural recognition. Convenient to shopping, eating, Universities, and the waterfront, Mercer Island proves a wonderful place to call home!

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GREEN BUILT, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

6825 Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island 98040

MLS# 1068295 ♦ $2,275,000

4 Beds ♦ 3.75 Baths ♦ 4,488 Square Feet ♦ .245 Acre

Stunning new, Build Urban, modern home with views. Industrial design was crafted with clean lines, and lofty proportions. Gather with friends in the open great room with adjacent deck. The kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with its 6-burner cook-top + double ovens, walk-in pantry and massive prep/seating island. Watch sunsets and city lights sparkle from the vaulted top-floor master suite. Three additional bedrooms plus a flexible rec/media room provide extra space & privacy.

Robyn Kimura-Hsu and Rachel Schindler with R2 for more information.

Robyn@Windermere.com ♦ 206.295.2247 ♦ R2Modern.com

Rachel@Windermere.com ♦ 206.250.5622 ♦ R2Modern.com

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STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION

6825 Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island 98040

MLS# 1068307 ♦ $2,315,000

5 Beds ♦ 3.5 Baths ♦ 4,398 Square Feet ♦ .289 Acre

Stunning new, Build Urban, modern home with lake views. Built to BuiltGreen 4-star standards these homes offer industrial design crafted with clean lines, lofty proportions and modern conveniences. The spacious great room was made for entertaining and relaxation. The kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with its 6-burner cooktop + double ovens, and oversized island. There are two additional open rooms on this floor. The Master suite has an oversized deck for sunsets and views. Not to be missed.

Robyn Kimura-Hsu and Rachel Schindler with R2 for more information.

Robyn@Windermere.com ♦ 206.295.2247 ♦ R2Modern.com

Rachel@Windermere.com ♦ 206.250.5622 ♦ R2Modern.com

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Bellevue, Community info, Eastside

A Nature Weekend Event & New Listing


This weekend, the City of Bellevue, is hosting their The Eagle and Salmon Circle of Life event, as well as many other nature-orientated programs throughout the area. On Saturday, at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, the Eagle and Salmon Circle of Life event, will kick off. Around January, most of the salmon are returning to the rivers to spawn, and their leftovers can be found around river banks, and even pulled into the woods. This event centers around the educational and “fun” aspects of learning the circle of life, and how one animal can help another to survive. A similar event will be held on Sunday, and will be more geared towards “grown-ups”, focusing more finely on the history and natural resources of the park. Both events are free, with all ages welcomed. Check out the City of Bellevue’s calendar for more details here! 

Other events, such as the Food Web – Nature’s Hungry and the Coal Creek Natural Area Ranger Hike, will also be held this weekend at the Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center and the Cinder Mine Trailhead, respectfully. These programs are also free, but are geared for people 5 years or older. Both places are rich with history and wildlife, and will be fun to roam around and explore! See you on the trail!

Bellevue reeks with natural beauty, scholarly achievements, a bursting economy, and too many amenities to count. In 2016, the Bellevue School District was rated the Top School District in Washington State, with both Newport High School and Bellevue High School ranking #2 and #4 on USA Today’s charts. The district also ranked #1 on Seattle PI’s charts, which was rated on items such as SAT scores. Bellevue Square Mall (or the Bellevue Collection) is an amazingly diverse shopping center, surrounded by foods from around the world! Other shopping centers in Bellevue include the Marketplace @ Factoria and the Bellevue-Crossroads Shopping Center. Whichever way you look at it, Bellevue has it!

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IMMACULATE IN AMHERST

6222 139th Place Southeast, Bellevue

MLS# 1065335 ♦ $1,188,000

4 Beds ♦ 3.5 Baths ♦ 3,580 Square Feet ♦ .293 Acre

Immaculate in Amherst, desired for its award-winning schools & proximity to everywhere. Lofty gathering spaces are infused with light from a sea of windows. Gourmet granite/stainless kitchen overlooks a dining nook & huge family room warmed by a grand brick fireplace. French doors lead to the refinished deck & fenced backyard. Luxe main-floor master with 5-piece bath & walk-in closet. 3 more bedrooms, huge rec room, built-in den/flex room & gigantic wine/storage space. Stroll to the playground!

Contact Cherrie Lee with the Cherrie Lee Group for more information.

Cherrie@Windermere.com ♦ 206.353.8899 ♦ CherrieLeeGroup.com

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Community info, Eastside, Mercer Island, Neighborhoods

Classics of Film Winter Series + New Listings


Mercer Island is a place filled with community and preserved parks and public spaces. Throughout the year, the “Island” holds various events in efforts of bringing this already tight-knit community together. The “Classic on Film” Winter Series is held between late October to early April, and is a great way for people to congregate, enjoy refreshments, and view various films.

On January 13th, 2017, they will be celebrating with I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. Released in 1932, this film is based on a true story. Check out the event’s page for more information on this event, or the rest of the Classic Films. The event is presented by The Mercer Island Arts Council, with support from The Mercer Island Sister City Association, hosted by Aljoya of Mercer Island – whom also provides various offerings and refreshments. This conglomeration of various assemblies around Mercer Island expertly represents the sense of community of Mercer Island.

WHAT Classics on Film Winter Series

WHERE Aljoya Mercer Island (2430 76th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040)

WHEN January 13th, 2017 @ 7:30PM until 9:30PM

FEE This is a free event, and is open to the public.

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A NORTHWEST OASIS

6260 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island 98040

MLS# 1065102 ♦ $1,499,000

5 Beds ♦ 2.75 Baths ♦ 3,100 Square Feet ♦ .656 Acre

Ralph Anderson/Black Caldwell home located on an oversized lot is both peaceful & private. The moment you drive up to the lovely paved stone drive, you will see how thoughtful the home was designed to best sit on the property. A stately covered walk leads you to a commanding entry with soaring ceiling & large formal living room with walls of windows that frame the ever changing lush landscape. Meticulously maintained to you can move right in or bring your decorator to make it you own gem

Contact Ina Bahner for more information.

InaBahner@Windermere.com ♦ 206.854.9911 ♦ InaBahner.com

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A MODERN VIEW

5830 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island 98040

MLS# 1063397 ♦ $1,799,999

5 Beds ♦ 4 Baths ♦ 5,680 Square Feet ♦ .291 Acre

This stunning new home was completely re-imagines in 2016. With breathtaking western lake views  and sunsets over the Olympics, this home has it all. With over 5,600 square feet of living space, an open gourmet kitchen and great room, and high ceilings, this home is an entertainer’s dream. As well as a flex spaces and guest areas for guests. Conveniently located on West Mercer Way, you are strategically located to parks, bus stops, and Groveland Beach. This larger modern home gives everything you could ever need!

Contact Cherrie Lee with the Cherrie Lee Group or Robyn Kimura-Hsu with R2 for more information.

Cherrie@Windermere.com ♦ 206.353.8899 ♦ CherrieLeeGroup.com

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NATURAL NORTHWESTERN BEAUTY

19 Evergreen Lane, Mercer Island 98040

MLS# 1063566 ♦ $2,581,000

4,990 Square Feet ♦ .457 Acre

This beautiful northwestern home brings light, sophistication, and comfort into a lovely and expansive home. Walk in to an open floor plan, with floor to ceiling windows, spectacular lake views, and gorgeous finishes. Entertain in your gourmet kitchen, with both formal and informal dining spaces. Sneak away to your master suite, complete with private decks, built-ins, cozy gas fireplace, walk-in closet and sitting suite. The master bath is naturally light with skylights and floor to ceiling windows. Downstairs is its own private retreat, complete with second kitchen, full bath, and open living space.

Contact Bonnie Sanborn for more information.

BonnieSanborn@Windermere.com ♦ 206.919.3501 ♦ BonnieSanborn.com

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Community info, Neighborhoods, Woodinville

Featured Community: Woodinville


The city of Woodinville is located in northeastern King County and southeast Snohomish County. It is most known for its Wine Country region that has now expanded to include local distilleries and breweries. From the notable Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery to small boutique wineries scattered around the valley and “Warehouse” District located in north Woodinville, Woodinville offers visitors to taste celebrated, awarded wines, some of which are only available directly at the wineries. Wine tours, chef-inspired paired wine dinners, fundraisers, and local outdoor concerts are among the many Wine Country events hosted annually.It’s up there

Woodinville is a charming mix of residential areas located in 7 distinct geographical neighborhoods, light industrial areas, Tourist District, and retail-centric Town Center.  Woodinville is a convenient home-base, with its easy access to highways and transportation, for anyone seeking to explore the Puget Sound region. Located East of Seattle and North of Kirkland, the Woodinville community enjoys the advantages and convenience of being near several major metropolitan centers while maintaining the livability of all that is great about small town life. Both the Northshore School District and Lake Washington School District serve the residents of Woodinville in award winning style.

Residents of Woodinville come by their love of everything green naturally, and are passionate about the city’s environment and its beautiful woodland landscape. Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and the rugged beauty of the Olympics and Mount Rainier, Woodinville is committed to preserving its natural beauty. The climate is ideal for those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. Woodinville enjoys vast amounts of open space, city parks, multi-purpose fields, playgrounds, walking, biking, hiking and running trails, a skateboard park, tennis and basketball courts open all year long. The surrounding area offers lakes, rolling hills and mountains for the outdoor enthusiast. No matter what your passion is, you won’t have to go far to enjoy hot air ballooning, equestrian trails, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, rock climbing and wildlife watching adventures.

Molbaks Nursery, the largest and most comprehensive nursery in the Greater Puget Sound Region, draws garden enthusiasts throughout the state of Washington. Two of the most highly rated restaurants in the Northwest – The Herbfarm and The Barking Frog—are conveniently located in Woodinville. Over 100 wineries are located in, or near, Woodinville, including Chateau St. Michelle.  The popular summer concert series at St. Michelle’s amphitheater brings internationally renowned music acts to Woodinville.

An active calendar of small-town festivals, celebrations, and events occur throughout the year in Woodinville. Residents enjoy the Summer Concert Series at DeYoung Park and Cottage Lake Park. The Harvest Happening and The Great Pumpkin Hunt is a seasonal festival in late October. The Woodinville Lights Festival is a month-long celebration in December.  In the spring, the family-friendly annual Basset Bash parade and All Fools’ Day celebration is enjoyed by young and old. The population of Woodinville, per the 2010 Census, is approximately 11,000 residents.

Community info, Green Lake, Neighborhoods, Seattle

Featured Community: Green Lake


Green Lake is a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington (map). Green Lake, the namesake lake of the Green Lake neighborhood, is a freshwater lake in north central Seattle, within Green Lake Park. Its boundaries are Interstate 5 to the east, beyond which lie Roosevelt and Maple Leaf; N 85th Street to the north; Aurora Avenue N (State Route 99) to the west, beyond which lies Phinney Ridge; and N 50th Street and Woodland Park to the south, beyond which lies Wallingford. It has a hip culture with many trendy restaurants and entertainment venues.iStock_000020097988_Full

Its main thoroughfares are the circumferential road around the lake, known at different points as East Green Lake Way N, East Green Lake Drive N, West Green Lake Drive N, Aurora Avenue N, and West Green Lake Way N; N 65th, N 71st, and N 80th Streets (east- and westbound); Wallingford Avenue N and 1st, 5th, Latona, and Woodlawn Avenues NE (generally north- and southbound but following the contours of the shoreline at some points); Green Lake Drive N and NE Ravenna Boulevard (northwest- and southeast-bound); and Winona Avenue N (northeast- and southwest-bound).

There is an extensive variety of housing types in Green Lake. Since 1995, the neighborhood has undergone significant redevelopment. Many houses have been completely remodeled and enlarged, often with the addition of another floor. This is a consequence of Green Lake’s easy access to Downtown via both Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue N.iStock_000013652213_Large

The Green Lake Library, a Carnegie library that occupies 5,000 square feet is part of the Seattle Public Library system. Green Lake is home to Green Lake Elementary School in the Seattle School District, Bishop Blanchet High School, and Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC). GLSCC is the site of both Green Lake Crew, a public rowing program, and the Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club.

There is a well-utilized 2.8-mile path around the lake for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.

Community info, Kirkland, Neighborhoods

New Listing & Kirkland Community Event


StoryBook Theater in Kirkland

This Saturday and Sunday, the StoryBook Theater presents a fun and silly play, The Emperor’s New Clothes. StoryBook Theater helps introduce young audiences to the life of theater, telling stories, and stretching the imagination – as well as focusing on life lessons and active participation. Geared towards ages 3-10, StoryBook Theater plays are always fun, never scary, and full of exciting surprises! Check out their website here for more details, or to purchase tickets!

New Kirkland Listing

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This end unit condo highlights the epitome of convenient living. Complete with two bedrooms and one full bath, this condo has space and convenience wrapped up in one. Living spaces connect a pristine kitchen and light and bright dining area. Watch the sunset from an oversized balcony, perfect for relaxing days and BBQs. The master bedroom is complete with adjoining bathroom and walk-in closet. Two designated parking stalls are included with this unit, as well as ample guest parking spots.

Convenience is in your future with this condo: within walking distance to the Kirkland Google campus, Houghton Shopping District, Everest Park, blocks from I-405 on/off ramps, dining, and more!

Contact Cherrie Lee with the Cherrie Lee Group for more information.

Cherrie@Windermere.com ♦ 206.353.8899 ♦ CherrieLeeGroup.com