Waterfront lifestyle in reach? Tour unveils 95 homes, from $189,000 to $10.4 million

A Laurelhurst manse on the market for $10.4 million is the most expensive of the more than 95 homes listed on the second annual Washington Waterfront Home Tour, sponsored by Windermere Real Estate June 11 and 12.

The Laurelhurst home, covered in Patti Payne’s Cool Pads, is owned by Rick and Nancy Alvord, part of one of the area’s most philanthropic families. The estate was leased by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for almost two years. Wilson wound up buying an estate of his own, a very private $6.7 million mansion in the Meydenbauer Bay area of Bellevue on Shoreland Drive and you can bet Wilson’s pad is not on the tour. This Alvord estate, as well as the whole tour in general, is sure to draw lots of interest from people looking for a waterfront lifestyle and who can sign up to tour the homes in areas from the San Juan Islands, to Lake Sammamish, Lake Chelan and even Spokane.

While the Alvords’ home is the highest priced in the event, other properties are priced from $189,000 on up. “What better way to kick off summer than with a waterfront home tour?” said OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate, in a statement. “People often associate waterfront homes with luxury estates, but we are featuring properties that fit a variety of needs, styles, and budgets throughout Washington.”

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Puget Sound Business Journal | June 1, 2016
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