Home of the Week: Summerwell Homes

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| Updated: November 27, 2018

Sponsored by: Summerwell Homes 

Recently named "Community of the Year" at the 2017 Tribute Awards by the New Home Council, Summerwell’s 16 homes, designed by renowned McCullough Architects, reflect a contemporary design aesthetic with clean lines, open spaces, dramatic interior lighting from sensitive window placement, as well as a decidedly upscale palette of materials, fixtures, fit, and finishes.

They are eco-friendly and SMART designed, featuring wiring for a 240-volt rapid car charger for electric cars; an interface that allows the home owner to readily connect a generator, power wall, or solar panels into the homes circuit system; a SMART center that contains CAT 6 wiring for all audio, security, Wi-Fi, fire alarms, and any other desired electronic or communications systems.

The development plat was designed by local landscape artist Thomas Rengstorf to preserve various landmark trees. In addition to tree conservation areas on the west slope and the north end of the main rain garden, the neighborhood features 18 original specimen trees have been replanted on the property, many around the Koi Pond.

The Koi Pond is the centerpiece of the Coval gardens. The lower pond is 10 feet deep, and sits directly over the original site of the 1913 Alexander house, which had as its foundation a deep and massive concrete wine cellar. The Koi Pond has been completely refurbished and enhanced with a viewing deck, with hundreds of tons of basalt and granite that were on the site utilized to enhance the landscaping, including the bases for the address numbers; and many of the iconic rhododendrons.

The landscape design at Summerwell facilitates opportunities for neighbors to connect without compromising the privacy of each home. A landscape buffer and greenbelt surround the entire five-acre community, and upper Luther Burbank Park can be entered from across the street.

Overall, approximately 70% of the original estate was salvaged and repurposed, with the Japanese-designed Shinzuka Bubinga wood truss system donated to become part of the new Mercer Island Center for the Arts.

To date seven homes have sold, and there is currently one home available for immediate occupancy (Homesite 15). The remaining eight homes are available for presale with delivery dates expected from June 2018 - February 2019. 

This month, there is a $50,000 BUYER BONUS! Receive a $50,000 buyer bonus towards upgrades for completed homesite 15*.*Buyer must be in contract on or before 01/31/2018 in order to be eligible! Program applies ONLY to homesite 15 at Summerwell. Does not apply to any other homesites. For Buyer Bonus details visit http://summerwellhomes.com/lot-15-buyer-bonus-2018/


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