Million-dollar homes aren’t uncommon in Seattle. So, no wonder why one of Capitol Hill’s newest listings is setting a highwater mark for real estate prices across the city. $15 million Sam Hill Mansion at 814 E Highland is the current most-expensive listing in Seattle. Designed by architecture firm Hornblower & Marshall around 1908 for the businessman and philanthropist Samuel Hill, the home is made entirely of reinforced concrete, just like the Peace Arch at Blaine that Hill commissioned with his own funds.
The 11,000-square-foot residence has five bedrooms, 6½ bathrooms and still has the original hardwood floors. The top of the home is referred to as “the ballroom” and features a terrace, two fireplaces, a pond and westward-facing views.
This mansion is on the market for the first time since 2008. Back then it was looking for $4,750,000 before jumping off market.
Its current whopping price of $15 million is justified with a massive renovation that the current owners did after purchasing the property.
“It’s a true New York brownstone in Seattle, and you just don’t see that,” said listing agent Terry Allen. “It’s one of the most iconic homes in the city.”