This is Seattle’s most expensive residential home listing

A palatial estate in every sense, it’s the most expensive price of any residential home ever listed on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service – which means the $ 85 million sales prices makes it the most expensive listing recorded in greater Seattle area to date.

The story was under wraps until all the T’s were crossed and all the I’s were dotted. After all, with a listing of this nature, there were many moving parts. But now the estate has finally hit the open market.

In this living room, the soaring ceilings, dramatic moldings, and huge window all frame views of the gorgeous setting.

In this living room, the soaring ceilings, dramatic moldings, and huge window all frame views of the gorgeous setting.

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Anna Riley of Windermere, who co-listed the home with Denise Niles, explained to the Seattle PI why the price (unbelievable though it may be) befits the property:

“This property is the jewel of Hunts Point,” Riley said. “[It sits on a] 4.3-acre parcel with 327 feet of cherished lake front. Designed with an emphasis on spectacular entertainment spaces by award-winning architect Richard Landry, who is responsible for some of the most iconic luxury homes in Southern California. The dock is like a private marina. “

An informal breakfast room features a wall of glass that opens to the outdoors.

An informal breakfast room features a wall of glass that opens to the outdoors.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

Indeed, Richard Landry does have a history of building swanky estates for famous people (including this one, designed for the Kardashians). This Hunts Point property has celebrity history, having once been home to famed smooth jazz musician Kenny G. The current owner and seller is undisclosed, but over the weekend, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported the home belongs to cellular phone tycoon Bruce McCaw.

A tycoon needs an office, and the home offers this one, with dark wood and built-ins.

A tycoon needs an office, and the home offers this one, with dark wood and built-ins.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

Any luxury estate worth its name needs a gym.  This one opens seamlessly to the wide patio.

Any luxury estate worth its name needs a gym. This one opens seamlessly to the wide patio.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

Whoever purchases this mansion will have plenty of room inside: The nearly 18,000 square feet of living space is divided between four structures.

The estate is 4.3 acres, and seen from above, really does reveal itself as a private compound.

The estate is 4.3 acres, and seen from above, really does reveal itself as a private compound.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

Tennis, anyone?  The court is surrounded by trees.

Tennis, anyone? The court is surrounded by trees.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

On the extensive patio are lounge chairs, and the pool faces the dock and lake.

On the extensive patio are lounge chairs, and the pool faces the dock and lake.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

On the sprawling waterfront lot are amenities such as a tennis court; a pool, spa, and cabana; and a lakeshore beach house that would be quite enough for many folks by itself.

A huge level lawn awaits croquet.

A huge level lawn awaits croquet.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

The dock area is really of impressive dimensions, as evidenced by what it can accommodate.

The dock area is really of impressive dimensions, as evidenced by what it can accommodate.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

Will this $ 85 million property sell for this record-breaking price? If it does, it’s going to be yet another record, this time for the highest sale price ever paid for a residential home in the Seattle metro.

Hunts Point is home to many Seattle area billionaires, and this photo helps us understand the appeal.

Hunts Point is home to many Seattle area billionaires, and this photo helps us understand the appeal.

Andrew Webb, Clarity Northwest

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: nAnnaMarieErwert.

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