Madrona is touted as “Seattle’s best kept secret” and is known for breathetaking views of the sparkling Lake Washington, quiet neighborhoods, and nature Northwest beauty. But, underneath it all, what’s it really hiding?
Along the shores of Madrona’s Lake Washington patch, is where it starts. A large and grassy beach and swimming area, with lifeguards during the Summer season, is an excellent place for a picnic, lounge, or dog walk. The size makes it a great place for large, family gatherings, or people looking for some alone-time. A little further south and the Lake Washington Dock jets out into, you guessed it, Lake Washington.
From the beach, navigate the not-so subtle incline of Madrona Park. This hillside park offers trails, nature walks, and beautiful views across the water. Though the trails aren’t long, it’s well-kept and proves a great workout!
Travel a little further west and you’ll find the adorable Madrona “downtown” district. Local favorites, like Molly Moon’s, Cupcake Royale, and the Madrona Arms call this neighborhood home. And local candleholder company, glassybaby, uses this neighborhood as it’s headquarters. Imagine walking down a quiet street and watching the enthralling activity of glass blowing! Though their commercial area is small, it is lively and brimming with opportunity.
While much of the neighborhood is residential, it’s ideal location makes it convenient for city-dwellers searching for that suburban feel.
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WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND
3847 76th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1181066
$2,849,000 • 5 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 4,599 Square Feet • 11,000 Lot Size
Located on Mercer Island’s desirable North End, this stunning new home was crafted to Built Green Four Star standards. Its spacious layout captures a true Pacific Northwest contemporary design with lofty ceilings and full-length windows.
Cooking is a delight in the open kitchen offering top-of-the-line appliances and a quartz waterfall island. In addition to taking advantage of public and private outdoor space, this home is perfect for entertaining with two spacious main floor living/dining spaces, a main floor guest suite and 4 more bedrooms upstairs. Retreat to the upper master suite with dual closets and sumptuous 5-piece bath.
Dual French doors open to the sunny entertaining patio and fenced backyard—perfect for summer gatherings. Savor lake views and colorful sunsets from the master deck. A second upper level deck offers plenty of space for an outdoor living area. You’ll love this convenient locale, close to dining, shopping and easy I-90 access. Top-rated Mercer Island schools make this an ideal place to call home.
1909 MADRONA CRAFTSMAN
1511 Madrona Drive, Seattle • MLS# 1183489
$998,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,120 Square Feet • 4,000 Lot Size
Remastered & styled 1909 Marona Craftsman. Savor views of Lk Washington, Bellevue, & Mt Rainier while drinking coffee on your front porch or dining on your raised backyard patio. Entertain in an open, yet structured, living & dining flow. Upscale kitchen, w/high-end appliances & custom cabs is your place for prepping farmers market finds and everyday life. End the day in your luxe master with dual closets, fireplace, and views. Walk to the lake, shops & dining. This is it, the Madrona lifestyle!
SPARKLING LAKE VISTAS
4460 Forest Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1179371
$1,500,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 1,840 Square Feet • 26,781 Lot Size
Calling all investors! Tucked in an enclave of luxury homes down prestigious Forest Avenue, this property is ideally poised to take advantage of Lake Washington, Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountain views. Its location is wonderfully private yet convenient to main roads—shopping, restaurants, the Park & Ride, I-90 access, and awardwinning Mercer Island schools are all just minutes away. Love or level the existing rambler in a sylvan setting on over half an acre of land. Opportunity beckons you to claim it as your own and bring your ideas!