Bellevue mansion is the most expensive sale of the year
It's name is Bellalago
The Seattle real estate market has set a new record, and for once it's not about climbing 凯发k8地址home prices: The highest sale recorded by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service so far this year goes to the Bellalago on Meydenbauer Bay.
The residence rests on more than 2.5 acres in Bellevue, with 265 feet of waterfront, and a stunning view of the Seattle skyline. It's sold for a whopping $21 million, also giving it the rank of the second highest sale in NWMLS history.
According to Avenue Property listing agent Tere Foster, the house is in a league of its own, both in terms of amenities – in addition to the luxurious wine cellar, sauna, movie theater, pool, and private waterfront and dock, is made of all high-end materials – and in terms of the market it's climbed to the top of.
"It's not very often people build houses like this, and not very often that people sell them," Foster, whose brokerage also handled the most expensive listing in NWMLS history, said.
"We typically don't see these kinds of sales, but the market is definitely changing in Seattle. It's growing up, becoming more cosmopolitan and international. And I think over time we'll see more of these sales."
Meanwhile here, if not in Beverly Hills, these sort of sales are fairly unique. And it takes a special house to make that sale happen. The Bellalago is an all stone mansion, with an exterior of China sandstone, with a granite auto court. Inside it's all chamois limestone, cypress and African mahogany, and handcrafted millwork throughout the house.
Couple that with the privacy and space it enjoys in its Meydenbauer lot, and it's a once in a lifetime sale.
"I've never been to another house that's built like that," Foster said.
The only question is, will the new buyer (who Foster says is a local) keep the University of Oregon emblem in the workout room?
Click through the slideshow above to see the features of the highest sale of 2017 in the area.