The Lytle Mansion
This Washington state home makes yesterday's Snoqualmie
estate look like a log cabin indeed. The Lytle Mansion on Mercer Island is full of amazing details. Let's start
with this indoor saltwater pool and its cloud mural and Egyptian-style columns that have been specially treated to look
aged. The home is full of architectural treats and special details including a Dale Chihuly chandelier spiraling twelve
feet of crystal hanging over a marble floor. The house is full of inlaid stones, marble fireplaces and everything is
done on a grand and ornate scale. It has four bedrooms but with nearly 23,000 sq. feet of space there is room to roam.
The home has two wine cellars, an exercise room, massage and tanning room, music room, steam room, sunroom and a dining
room with a gleaming gold leaf ceiling. The master suite has a raised platform bed, a marble fireplace and an amazing
bathroom where the tub is set on a pedestal and has a chandelier over it.
The home sits on two acres and has an outdoor saltwater
pool and 175 feet of waterfront including a boat dock that can accommodate a 140 foot yacht, and landscaping by
designer R. David Adams. It is listed at
million and it looks like it has been
on sale for at least a year.
The Lytles orginally bought the home in 1989 for $2.5 million and
then bought another house next door in 1995 for $1 million in order to expand.