#1 – The waterfront mansion at 4137 Boulevard Place on Mercer Island, WA has finally sold. It was on the market last year for $28.8 million and recently sold for less than half of that, $13,200,000. It took approximately 6 years to build and cost $32 million. It boasts 14,000 square feet of living space 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Jay Deutsch, founder of Woodinville-based Bensussen Deutsch and Associates Inc., is the lucky new owner. He closed on the home just before Thanksgiving.

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#2 – Artist David Salle has put his Brooklyn, NY townhouse on the market for $10,000,000. It features 10,564 square feet of living space with a gym, 2-car garage, huge rooftop addition and more.

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#3 – Goldman Sach CEO Lloyd Blankfein recently purchaed a 7 bedroom Colonial in Bridgehampton, NY that was last listed at $32,500,000.

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#4 – This Thousand Oaks, CA was custom build by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and later owned by disgraced baseball star Lenny Dykstra. Dykstra never sold the home to the current owners–he lost the amazing home to foreclosure after a string of personal discretions left him in high water and without the funds to cover the mortgage. It has been on the market numerous times and is now listed at $14,995,000.

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  • Daniel

    I love the all-white living room in the Gretzky home (photo 5 in the link). The ceiling detail, while a bit chintzy looking in some places, really transforms the room.




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  • Grrrowler

    I was glad to see that the Boulevard Place house finally sold. I was in it earlier this year, and drove by about 2 months ago, and it was being beautifully maintained. It was a bit boring inside, but maybe Deutsch will bring in a skilled decorator (Jonathan Quinn Barnett, if you’re reading this Mr. Deutsch) and make it something spectacular.

    Even though it’s not my style and is way too precious, I kind of like the Gretzky house.




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  • dan

    What ever happened to Mr. Gretzky, his house is certainly not a disgrace. Its a very balanced California home.

    I really like the Mercer Island home. That is about a good as it gets in Metro Seattle. Not a lot of huge homes compared to say, Atlanta. Best of all, what a deal for the purchasing family: brand new for half the cost of construction!




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    • Grrrowler

      I think there are better houses in the Seattle area than this. They might not be as big, but there are some beautiful Olson Kundig-designed houses, as well as some amazing early 20th century mansions that come on the market at times. What’s best about this house is its location on Mercer Island. The lot is amazing.




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