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PASSAGE TO PHUKET Yarrow Point, WA - Never has a destination felt so right. Designed to be your own private hideaway - a place far from the stresses and strains of daily life - where you dictate the pace and the mood. An ethos that can’t be imitated, only appreciated. Taddy Karlin design instills an Indonesian aura. Silk screened hand finished wall coverings, centuries old Kuala Lumpur corbels, hand carved mantles and surrounds. Rich color and abundant texture come alive in the night time. Over 185’ of Lake Washington waterfront and a stunning 10,000 square foot home provide views and specific property destinations like few others. Mature grounds specifically designed for private lounging. Few can grasp the property’s significance when viewed waterside. Meditation for the soul, whether your passion is wakeboarding on the Lake, or a few laps in the pool house, or chilling with a book in the relaxation room. List price $9,300,000.

Larry Williams

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Dear Valued Reader, In 1931, my grandfather built the John L. Scott brand on successfully representing exclusive properties. Three generations later, we continue this tradition by understanding the unique needs of luxury properties, as well as those of the discerning homebuyer. Â The properties on the pages of this digital magazine are as diverse as they are elegant. From enticing waterfront homes to refined penthouse opulence, there is something for every taste. Last year, 3,600 John L. Scott sales associates in 133 offices closed 32,000 transactions for more than $9 billion in volume sales, making John L. Scott one of the most productive regional real estate companies in the nation. Our award-winning website,, receives over one million user visits every month. With decades of proven sales success, access to the best real estate website in the industry, the most knowledgeable and professional agents, and the marketing expertise of one of the most respected companies in the Pacific Northwest, John L. Scott is a recognized leader throughout the Northwest in luxury home sales.

J. Lennox Scott Chairman & CEO John L. Scott Real Estate

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estled in an incredibly scenic “valley” between the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Seattle has the best of all worlds — a city built on hills, around picturesque waterways, with a mild climate that encourages a good life for plants, animals and people. Small wonder that it has been a continuous draw for settlements for the past 4,000 years. Optimism reigns supreme here, dating back to the time, in 1851, when settlers named their townsite New York-Alki (the latter tag from the Chinook word for “by-and-by”). Eventually they changed it to Seattle, honoring the Duwamish Indian leader Sealth (or “Seattle”) who befriended them. Chief Seattle was such a vocal proponent for ecological responsibility, perhaps his legacies are why Seattle is such an award-winner today in “Green Living.” And if you’ve ever read his famous speech, you won’t


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be surprised to learn Seattle has been ranked as the “Most Literate City.” The Seattle Public Library system has the nation’s highest per capita percentage of library cardholder. When it comes to international recognition, Seattle was voted by one paramedic system as “The best place in the world to have a heart attack.” And the Evergreen Bridge is the world’s longest floating bridge.

On the national scene, Seattle was the first city in the United States to . . . • • • • •

build a floating bridge (Mercer Island bridge) put police on bicycles play a Beatles song on the radio build a revolving eatery (Space Needle restaurant) open a Starbucks

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Seattle ranks first in the nation in: • most sunglasses purchased • most folks riding bikes to work • highest houseboat population • largest man-made island (Harbor Island) • largest ferry system (Washington State Ferry) • longest continuously operating farmers market (at Pike’s Place Market) • highest per capita share of technology-dependent jobs (Seattleites joke that you can’t spit without hitting a software company. Bill Gates is a native son.) Very large companies now dominate Seattle’s business landscape. Amazon is based in Seattle, as are Starbucks, Nordstrum and Alaska Airlines. Boeing is a major employer. With these jobs, of course, and Seattle’s long history of wealth dating back to the Gold Rush days, have come a high-end population that demands the very best money can buy in a wide arena of amenities, including education, residential properties, shopping, entertainment, medical services, cuisine, arts and culture, according to J. Lennox Scott of John L. Scott Real Estate, nationally-recognized leader in Northwest property sales. The regional center for the performing arts, Seattle boasts its Symphony is one of the world’s most recorded and its youth organization is largest in the nation. Seattle Ballet’s ballet training school is ranked as one of the top three in the nation. Seattle ranks second only to New York in the number of equity theaters. Ann Reinking was born here as were Jean Smart and Gypsy Rose Lee.

Among the many movies shot in Seattle are “McQ,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “War Games,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “American Heart,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Vanishing,” “Mad Love,” “Love Happens.” And, of course, the TV series, “Fraiser,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Seattle’s music scene — home to “grunge” — lays claim to helping start the careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and such groups as Melvins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. Sportsmen are as drawn to the “temperate marine” climate of Seattle just as hunters and gatherers were thousands of years ago, but now for sport fishing, sailing, skiing, bicycling, camping, and hiking year-round. Seattle — named the “Fittest City” in the nation — is officially committed becoming North America’s first “climate neutral” city, with a goal of reaching zero net per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. A racially diverse city, Seattle is enthusiastic about professional sports with the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners and others. Apolo Ohno was born here as were John Olerud and Don Coryell. In addition to the many sports team members who make their home here, other celebrities who live (or lived) in Seattle include Harry Anderson, Dyan Cannon, Chris DeWolfe, Brendan Fraser, Quincy Jones, Jayne Ann Krentz, Dave Matthews, Yuji Okumoto, Tom Robbins, Tok Keritt and Bruce Lee. With such a diverse history and incredible expansion, newcomers are often overwhelmed by the choices of high-end properties. Founded in 1931, John L. Scott Real Estate boasts three generations of nativeborn executives who assure customers of a firm insider’s knowledge of the Seattle area. Chairman/CEO J. Lennox Scott oversees 100+ offices throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. His roots are firmly based in Seattle, but his success earned him a repeated ranking as one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Individuals in Real Estate. Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s largest and most productive firms, John L. Scott Real Estate has also been honored as the nation’s “Most Innovative Real Estate Company.” This translates into exceptional service and confidence for clients. SEARCH LUXURY HOMES IN SEATTLE

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Stately Street of Dreams Rambler Redmond, Washington Built for the Street of Dreams, a circular driveway escorts you to a stately 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath rambler in the enviable Grousemont Estates. Featuring an open layout, hardwood floors and soaring ceilings lead you through the entry, complete with stunning chandelier, to the gourmet kitchen with massive center island and stretch to an impressive floor to ceiling mantled brick fireplace. Enjoy your master suite with private patio, sitting room, fireplace and 5 pc. spa bath. Privacy and relaxation can be found in the intimate home theater, tranquil outdoor patio, sport court and 2 outbuildings on the vast 20,000 sqft. lot. Offered at $985,000. Sam Mansour, John L. Scott 206-779-7713.

“Brookwood”-The Jewel of the Highlands Shoreline, Washington Historic bluff estate completely refurbished and modernized in 2002 by Sullivan Connard Architects & Berger Landscape Architects. The meticulous restoration has resulted in a 7 bed/7 bath masterpiece on 4.5 acres, that excels at entertaining yet enjoys leisurely living. Formal and informal spaces flow easily into one another and to the numerous outdoor gathering places inviting alfresco dining and sunset cocktails with spectacular views. Property features include a glassed in heated pool complex with fully equipped cabana, a three story carriage house with green house access and a dual level 2 bed/2 bath apartment, an amphitheatre fire pit and a waterfall to greet you upon entry. An enduring legacy of style and design. Offered at $6,800,000. Linda Dorgan, John L. Scott Lynnwood Center 206-706-4336.

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Waterfront Home with Custom Cottages and Acreage Langley, Whidbey Island Down a romantic private drive lined with weeping willows and fruit trees, you will discover a classic Manor style home with two Sound view master suites, a charming attached seaside view cottage, a detached “Mountain” style lodge, picture perfect red barn and a delightful artist studio. Situated on a 220-foot waterfront bluff that offers sweeping 180º views across Puget Sound, Camano Island and the Cascades; perfect for viewing migrating grey whales! The park like setting on 6.5 private acres in Langley, a broad lawn with mature trees, potting shed beside an English garden, two ponds, resident ducks, and a fenced wildflower meadow guaranteed to tug on your heart strings. Offered at 1,775,000. Michele Lussier John L. Scott University Village 206-713-9046.

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Enchanting Waterfront Victorian Mercer Island, Washington Nestled in a private location overlooking Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains, this property features 50 feet of low bank waterfront, two large docks totaling 100 ft. +/-, an electric boat lift and moorage long enough for large boats up to 46 ft. +/-. Waterfront living at its finest! The large level lawn, surrounded by mature professional landscaping, leads up to a Victorian style home with a contemporary twist. Architectural detail, vaulted ceilings and open spaces throughout the home add drama and extensive natural light. Built to the highest standards with new maple hardwood floors and French doors, the kitchen features marble flooring, granite counters, cherry cabinets and overlooks the dining area with its expansive lake view. Private master suite bursting with luxurious amenities. Offered at $2,285,000. Debbie Constantine, John L. Scott Mercer Island 206-853-5262.

The Villa on Forest Mercer Island, Washington The centerpiece of Mercer Island’s Forest Avenue, the premiere waterfront on the West side. Spectacular finish level. Exacting standards. A focus on longevity. Design balances entertainment, casual living. Four large bedrooms, spacious master suite, paneled retreat den. Bar, game room and spa. Expansive dock. Server room provides unlimited security, audio, video, communications flexibility. Equally impressive power management. Radiant heat, air conditioned. Elevator. Offered at $4,850,000. Larry Williams John L. Scott Mercer Island 425-445-9870.

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Tuscan View Estate Clyde Hill, Washington Allow yourself to be captured by this Tuscan View Estate with its dramatic, west facing, mountain and lake views. A masterpiece of Elegance and Grandeur built by Parmenter homes in the heart of Clyde Hill with thoughtful attention to detail, rich in millwork, stone & European Finishes. Features include master suite with private deck and hot tub, great room, full theater, den/library with 12 foot ceilings, nanny quarters, wine cellar, circular driveway, spacious outdoor deck includes custom stonework, infra-red heating and built in barbeque among many exquisite finishes. 9,220 square feet, 6 bed/6.5 bath, available for $4,750,00 Stephen Macdonald John L. Scott Bellevue Main 425-941-7325.

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Lake Washington Waterfront Villa Downtown Kirkland, Washington The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest envelops you in this lake front home in downtown Kirkland. Custom built in 1997 and recently updated, 50 feet of no bank waterfront boasting the longest dock on the lake, Seattle and Olympic Mountain views, glorious sunsets, four-car garage and the convenient location of downtown Kirkland. 5000+ sq ft, six-bedrooms, five-baths, lake views from almost every room and fully self contained lower level with full kitchen, media area, two bedrooms and bathrooms. Offered at $2,750,000. Patti Chalker, John L. Scott Redmond 425-861-1586.

Lakefront Masterpiece of Timeless Luxury Lake of the Woods, Woodinville, Washington Beautiful lake front estate with 138 feet of low bank waterfront. This 8,520 sq ft residence sits on a gated, manicured shy acre featuring 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, cherry paneled library, entertainment/media room, fitness center, 2nd kitchen, sauna, office, play room and 4-car garage. The home features 12 to 30 foot ceiling height, new cherry kitchen with high end stainless appliances, owner’s suite in a separate wing on the main floor and updated granite baths. 2 additional waterfront tax lots available with purchase. Offered at $1,895,000. Patti Chalker, John L. Scott Redmond 425-861-1586.

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