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LEGACY HOMES

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The Legacy Home: from Long Island to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest As described earlier this year by Dean Jones, owner of Washington-based Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (“RSIR”), a booming economy within King County’s urban growth boundary and accelerating commercial development are leading to the “Manhattanization” of Seattle – the largest metropolis in the Pacific Northwest and among the fastest-growing cities in the US. Further sprawl is inhibited by countywide implementation of Washington State’s Growth Management Act, which protects the green belt of rural and resource lands surrounding the urbanizing areas of the beaches and coves of Long Island for restful escapes from Seattle and Bellevue. Along the narrow the city, so residents of Seattle are finding elbow room in the I-5 corridor, soon only vertical, not San Juan Island archipelago at the northern end of Puget horizontal expansion will be possible. Sound. Midway between Seattle and Vancouver, British The continuing influx of new residents Columbia, yet close enough to be reached by seaplane, and global wealth is pushing Seattle’s ferry, or a day’s sailing by yacht, these picturesque islands skyline and real estate prices upward. are increasingly preferred by affluent city-dwellers for legacy And just as New York’s well-heeled homes: vacation retreats, second homes, and extraordinary urbanites have for generations looked to residences that occupy a central place in a family’s story of themselves. In the first section of this article, we describe legacy homes and explore their history together with a historical vignette of two notable homeowners Robert Moran and Howard Gould; then in a second section, we compare some of the most desirable Long Island homes today with comparable homes in the San Juan Islands and a collection of featured properties currently offered for sale. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE – Ranked among the fastest-growing economies and skylines in the US.

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Legacy Homes Report 2016  

LEGACY HOME REPORT A legacy home is most often an expansive home, large enough to accommodate an extended family and guests, with fea...