A Shingle Style Retreat on Mercer Island's South End

October 18, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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A house that feels like home. It’s warm and welcoming. It’s a place where you want to curl up with a book in front of the fire. A place to make traditions and keep memories safe. This is a house like that.
It sits at the very tip of Mercer Island’s south end. A world away, which may suit you just fine. It is one of the prettiest and best-kept-secret places on Mercer Island, as those who travel the Fleury Trail can tell you.
Listed at $2,150,000, this is the first time this home has every been on the market. It was built by its current owners in 1998 – a custom design by Robert Maloney and built by Stark Construction. It’s a contemporary clean-lined shingle-style home that exudes the intimacy of a New England cottage yet the exposed beam ceilings and natural stone floors make it reminiscent of a Sun Valley lodge.

Almost every room enjoys sparkling lake and mountain views, with the heart of the home being the chef’s kitchen. Three bedrooms are found upstairs, and the entertaining rooms are on the main level along with a striking library. A favorite room will certainly be the sitting room surrounded by three walls of windows to beautiful surrounding gardens.

Future owners will enjoy this home’s privacy, the abundant light, the warm wood tones, the travertine flooring with radiant heat, and built-in bookshelves. (This is a home where real paper books should be read.) The home also has all the right outdoor spaces – a large grassy lawn for children to play and a deck off the dining room for alfresco dinner parties or a glass of wine at sunset. Perfection.
Entry KitchenFamily-Room

$2,150,000 | 8281 W Mercer Way | 3 Beds, 2.75 Baths | 3,757 square feet | Lot size: .46 acres | MLS #: 854506

Listing courtesy NWMLS/Bonnie Sanborn, Windermere Mercer Island