Estate Details

Deerwood Estate is a truly one-of-a kind waterfront retreat on the gold coast of Mercer Island. At over four acres, the plot of land is one of the largest and most private settings on the island. With just over 180 feet of low bank waterfront and expansive Western views, take in the Seattle skyline, Seward Park, Olympic Mountains, and beyond.

Wind down your private forested drive and arrive at your waterfront sanctuary. Every detail was meticulously considered in this custom home, down to the local quarried granite exterior and handmade concrete window and door frames with “fossilized” leaves, crafted by a local artist on Whidbey Island. Step into the grand entry with natural limestone tiles from France, handmade mica light fixtures, and underlit lightboxes to showcase your favorite pieces of art. Meander into the great room and enjoy the wall of windows looking out over the grounds and Lake Washington. In the gourmet kitchen you’ll enjoy plenty of room to entertain along with granite countertops and high-end appliances. The courtyard off the entry, complete with a cozy woodburning fireplace and infrared heaters, is ideal for outdoor relaxation no matter the season and just one of many places to take in the exquisite sunsets. Retreat at the end of the day to the owner’s suite with dual closets and additional shoe and handbag storage. Oversized windows look out on expansive lake and mountain views, and when sleep beckons close the shades and turn down the lights with a tap on your phone.

Upstairs you’ll find an office overlooking the lake, as well as two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Down the hall, past the generous window seat with built-in storage is the media room with surround sound and tucked away through another doorway is the exercise and game room. Ample closets throughout the home are maximized as all mechanical equipment is tucked away in the waterproof crawl space below the home that is accessed from the side yard and offers abundant additional storage.

Outdoors, the thoughtful design continues throughout the grounds. The lush park-like lawn and sandy beach are ideal for enjoying perfect Pacific Northwest summer days and the annual Seafair festivities without leaving home. If a walk in the woods is more your pace, step into the forested trails in your literal backyard. The walking trails wind through the protected old growth forest. The heated greenhouse is wonderful for weather sensitive plants and extending growing seasons. A second patio off the kitchen utilizes natural gas for the outdoor BBQ. A rare mix of lakeside living and wooded privacy, yet just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Bellevue and Seattle and within the tightknit community of Mercer Island.

Deerwood Estate

  • Revel in absolute privacy on more than 4 acres
  • Over 180 feet of low bank waterfront on the gold coast of Mercer Island
  • Lush, flat park-like grounds to sit and take in lake and mountain views, and ever-changing sunsets
  • Situated across Lake Washington from Seward Park and perfectly positioned for stunning Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountain views
  • Dock with 18,000 lb. boat lift and a generous platform for swimming or spending summer days on the lake
  • Extensive fenced garden areas featuring diverse and abundant flowers, fruits, and vegetables
  • Heated greenhouse protects weather-sensitive plants
  • Water pump and deeded permit to use water from Lake Washington to irrigate lawn and gardens
  • A Luxor landscape lighting system controls and coordinates 112 light fixtures throughout the grounds
  • A natural gas generator supports both the main house and guest house in the event of a power outage
  • An entrance gate and security system with cameras add to peace of mind
  • Exterior outlets at the entrance gate, spanning the driveway, and in the rooflines for additional decorative or holiday lights
  • The caboose on the property offers an additional ADU that can be used as a studio apartment or office

Guest House

  • This ADU offers 1,265 square feet of living space for guests or renters
  • The current configuration affords a large bedroom on the upper floor and a second bedroom or office, as well as a bath, on the main floor
  • The cozy but well-appointed kitchen features an eating nook
  • An AC unit keeps the guest house comfortable in the afternoon sun of the summer
  • Exquisite views from the living room and front porch looking out over the lake
  • Abundant storage available in the closets throughout, the garage, and the shed and crawl space

Main House

  • Exquisite custom home with quality craftsmanship throughout
  • Exterior features local quarried granite and handmade concrete window and door frames with “fossilized” leaves imprinted
  • 4,540 square feet of living space
  • Entry hall with exquisite natural limestone tiles and underlit lightboxes to showcase glass art
  • Custom handblown glass and handcrafted mica light fixtures
  • Elegant large limestone natural Rumford fireplace in the living room
  • Gourmet kitchen, well-appointed with high-end appliances and ample space to prepare meals or entertain
  • Off the kitchen, a secondary patio has natural gas to utilize the BBQ out of the weather in any season
  • The generous main floor owner’s suite is the perfect retreat
  • The main suite has fashion-lovers in mind with dual closets and abundant additional storage
  • Crestron Home Automation System controls lighting electric shades, heating and more from your phone or computer
  • The current configuration on the upper level affords two additional beds and baths
  • On the upper floor is a den/office overlooking the lake
  • Surround sound wired in the media room that can also be controlled by Crestron
  • Custom cushions and pillows in Sunbrella fabric for longevity and sun protection in built-in seating areas and storage benches
  • Radiant heating throughout the main floor supported by forced air units for the upper floor as well
  • Two AC units keep the main house comfortable in the warm summer months
  • The main patio is ideally situated for outdoor enjoyment during any season with in-ceiling infrared heaters and cozy outdoor fireplace, as well as a refrigerator, television jack and outdoor speakers
  • Off the main patio is an Olympic hot tub for optimum privacy and stargazing
  • Abundant storage and mechanical room in 2,300 square foot crawl space below living area which has been waterproofed and configured for energy efficiency and temperature control
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