$9.8M Northwest Contemporary on Washington’s Mercer Island is like a private resort

Written by MLHA Team

October 7, 2021

The house is a multilevel 8,680-square-foot masterpiece. 

Northwest Contemporary homes are always special, with their soaring angles; their natural wood, stone, and brick; and their heartbreaking views from copious windows. But even among its peers in this timeless and classic aesthetic, 7445 S.E. 71st St. stands out.

You could be the next to own this architectural Mercer Island beauty, for $9.8 million.

The design we see here is that of Reid Morgan, who specialized in custom homes throughout the American Northwest. According to his obituary, Morgan started his own firm, Reid Morgan Architects, in 1965, after having “worked for several Seattle architecture firms,” and “was a member of the American Institute of Architects and served on the AIA National Design Committee.” 

Built in 1977, this home is 8,680 square feet. Its multi-level, and designed so that its backside is mostly glass. These glass panels frame forest and lake views from almost every room. Contemporary hallmarks such as high angled ceilings and generous use of natural wood create an almost tree house effect.

But this is a luxurious tree house. There is a sense of opulence as well as ease: multiple fireplaces warm the huge spaces. The kitchen, though equipped for a modern chef, is convivial and inviting. Upstairs, a huge master suite opens onto a deck overlooking the lake. There’s also a wine cellar, a sauna, and an indoor spa.

Outside, is a sport court, a separate cottage/guest house, a pool and a patio set above the stunning vista. “Although just minutes from Bellevue and Seattle, this Mercer Island retreat perched on over an acre of land offers stunning water and city views and sunset reflections poolside,” listing agent Karl Lindor told the SeattlePI. 

Your tour awaits … just scroll down. 

The property consists of a 1.182-acre lot. There’s also a sport court and ample parking.

Soaring ceilings and walls of glass create a dramatic great room. 

Dine with a view of the water in this wide-open space. 

The house is a study in open flow, angles, and curves — realized here in the living room, looking toward the dining area, stairway, and landing. 

The kitchen is a work of art, equipped for modern chefs but hearkening to the timeless Northwest Contemporary aesthetic. 

 

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: @AnnaMarieErwert.

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