Majestic 2.5 acre property on Lake Washington in the heart of Medina graced by 150 feet of waterfront with a sweeping southern Mount Rainier view is on sale. This historic home is currently listed for $28 million, making it the most expensive residence for sale in King County.
Offered for the first time in nearly fifty years, one is overtaken by a sense of awe and wonder at the beautiful, traditional clinker brick home with an impressive carriage house including a grand interior guest loft designed by acclaimed architect George Suyama.
Enveloped in greenery, the estate’s main residence offers gracious spaces which invite intimate fireside evenings or grand entertaining.
Life at the water’s edge offers a rock enclosed lake splash pool for dipping one’s toes, and a pump house and dock with deep water moorage for endless aquatic adventures.
The gardens are the result of close collaboration between landscape architect Robert Chittock and the seller. A thoughtful design reflects the seller’s travels to England yet retains a quintessentially Pacific Northwest character. True to English design, herringbone pathways carry one through the property, fusing natural and architectural elements.
Often referred to as a “garden for all seasons,” the formal parterre is a palette of white blossoms which are just as breathtaking in the autumn as they are at the height of spring.
At the center of the garden, a reflection pool offers a space for a morning meditation amidst water lilies and ivy swept bricks. Moving deeper within the formal space, a Sundial Garden and clay tennis court are home to a sitting area where a match comes alive with a glass of lemonade beneath a covered arbor.
A Cedar Allee beckons for a stroll beneath the towering treetops or an unforgettable evening of entertaining highlighted by a one-of-a-kind chandelier.
The property grounds are registered at the Smithsonian and have been used for several events and fundraisers, including charity events featuring artist Dale Chihuly’s captivating glass artwork.