Category: Mercer Island (11)

Kirkland, known as The Little City That Could, was recently recognized as one of the 2017 Great Places in America from the American Planning Association. Since their redesign to include updates to the “corridor’s aging sidewalks and water main,” the city aims to create a pedestrian friendly community.

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The Seattle market has continued to thrive and drive up home prices in and around the Puget Sound making it harder for some buyers to purchase a home. A new startup wants to help you buy a house in Seattle, but there is a small catch.

Loftium is a new company that seeks to help eager home buyers purchase 50 homes in the Seattle area by helping with the down payment. For those who do not have enough money saved for a down payment, Loftium can help buyers in the competitive market.

The catch – home buyers who opt to use Loftium must sign a contract renting a room on Airbnb for a specified time and turn over the majority of the income from Airbnb to pay back the company. Contracts can range from one year up to three years. For more information on Loftium, read the full article HERE.


This exquisite craftsman boasts an architectural guesthouse that creates a Zen-like harmony. It has been artfully transformed to provide lake and Mt. Rainier views from every major room. The main house offers large living, dining spaces and the generous master-suite opens to South West facing outdoor view terrace and English gardens. The guesthouse compliments, connecting to the main home with a colonnade and trellis. Exposed beamed voluminous ceilings, slider doors, zen soaking tub and carefully detailed interiors.

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On May 19th, we joined forces with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Wipliance and OBOT Electric, Ferrari of Seattle, DeLille Cellars, Annette Dresser at J. Hilburn, Ferretti Yachts, AquaQuip, Greenbaum Home Furnishings to welcome scores of invited guests to our luxury waterfront estate on Mercer Island for the inaugural “LOL” (Luxury Outdoor Living) Event. The showcase of luxury brands highlighted the enviable lifestyles provided by market leaders in real estate, audio/visual, automobiles, wine, fashion, pools and spas, outdoor furnishings and others to ring in the summer season.

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