$4.88M Des Moines Waterfront Manse Hits Market

A gorgeous, pristine waterfront estate at 23221 Marine View Drive S. in Des Moines is selling for $4.88 million. The manse sits on 1.6 acres of lavish grounds with 160 feet of Puget Sound waterfront in Des Monies. It offers more than 12,000 square feet of luxurious interior space, with five bedrooms, and five bathrooms. Windermere’s Veronique Hval has the listing. The current owners have lived there with their three children — two now in college and one who has just finished high school — for 17 years.

The very private home is a mix between an Italian villa and a Southwest style house with a landscape view across the lake to the Olympics and the Narrows Bridge.

The owners’ favorite rooms are the theater and the family room, which looks out at the view. They also love the huge master bedroom, which they describe as five-star hotel luxurious. It is a whole wing of the house, with enormous walk-in closets and a spa bathroom. The epicurean kitchen became a gathering place for the family. It’s a tri-level home, a vantage point overlooking the Puget Sound and the Olympics, 25 minutes from Seattle, with wings leading to the master suite and to the office area.

The living areas have soaring ceilings and French doors leading to vast patios, and well planned landscaping rolling to the water front. There’s an inviting indoor pool, a wine cellar, a wet bar, and a game room outfitted with pool tables, foosball, juke box, even a DJ station. There is also a guest house that the owners renovated from a boat house into a two-bedroom home that has disability access. The couple is moving because their family is shrinking. It’s really just the two of them, essentially, now, and the home is too large without the children.

Patti Payne | January 2017
Puget Sound Business Journal