Semi-monthly news and updates about the homes, people, businesses and communities that are featured in Lake Washington 130 Homes. This covers the Lake Washington waterfront in Seattle’s Madison Park, Denny-Blaine and Madrona neighborhoods, Mercer Island, and The Eastside communities of Bellevue, Medina, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point.
(The above home belongs to Charles Simonyi. See 5/31/11 post.)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paul Allen House Guide

The following is a guide to Paul Allen’s 9.6 acre multi-mansion estate/campus on Mercer Island. It is on the west side of the Island about 4 miles south of the I-90 Bridge. It is directly across from Seattle’s Seward Park.

A – 4 buildings ~200 ft from water: 10,680 sq ft main building with gym and 2 indoor tennis courts; 5,220, 4,210, and 2,050 sq ft guest houses; and 12+ car garages for an antique and race car museum and guest parking.
B – Mother’s house, ~50 feet from water, 11,300 sq ft plus 7 car garage.
C – Catamaran, Dragonfly, to drag-and-fly helicopters.
D – Main house including attached indoor pool and lakefront building to the north and wood garden/lakefront house to the south, 9,890 sq ft.
E– Concert hall theater and guest facilities, 11,560 sq ft.
F – 1,750 sq ft house with 100 ft waterfront acquired in 2006 for $5.2 million.

The mansion is on pages 64 and 65 in Lake Washington 130 Homes.


  1. "E" is called Midnight Lamp and operates as a world class recording studio also.

  2. Actually there's a separate theater in addition to ML.So a total of 6 buildings including the houses, Lamp and sports building.