The Mediterranean-style estate belongs to recently retired Senior Director of Tax for Saltchuk Resources David Bergsvik, and his wife, Scarlett Cava. They raised their daughter there and now she is off to start college in California. The couple has family in California and so Cava says they will move south as well.
Built by Bergsvik and Cava 10 years ago after tearing down all but one wall, the home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, a wine cellar and a whole separate master wing with a fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets and spa bath.
There are sweeping views throughout the light-filled manse, with southeast exposure that adds to the ease of landscaping.
“I love looking out at the lake,” says Bergsvik. “It doesn’t matter what part of the year. Every season, it’s different but very interesting. I just love waking up in the morning and seeing the lake anew every day,” he says.
“I love my garden,” says Cava. “And I love the water, of course, the boating and all. I mean where else in the world can you go jump into the lake to go water skiing in the early morning, then get to work within 30 minutes or less, or go snow skiing within a half hour? It’s an ideal location and central to everything we love.”
The family has spent lots of time in the huge open kitchen/family room area. “But also I can go downstairs and be totally private,” Cava says.
She likes the fact that there is one road right down to their home and the water — an area which she says is totally private.
They love the place. They built it the way they wanted it – but the time has come to let it go.
“I mean it is a 5,500 square foot house for two people,” said Cava. “It’s too big now.”
Check out photographer Paul Gjording’ s photos for this slice of Sammamish waterfront living.
Puget Sound Business Journal | August 2017