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Now I know the OutKick VIPs (sign up here!) are going to slip into the comments section and destroy me for posting this house that NBA great Bill Russell is selling on Mercer Island, just outside Seattle, but I had no choice once I saw the hot tub Bill was working with in the master bedroom. I know the VIPs would rather have their balls cut off than to live in the Socialist Republic of Seattle. Noted, VIPs.
I get it, you’re not moving to Seattle, but we have real estate junkies here who love a good master bathroom and that’s what you’re getting here for a cool $2,600,000.
From Bill’s realtor Eddie Chang from Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty – Bellevue:
A residence shaded amidst the arbor of Mercer Island, with a quintessential Pacific Northwest panoramic vista and boasting unmatched privacy, this 4, 250-square-foot estate is a recently renovated retreat with modern history in its walls. With four bedrooms and 3.25 baths, including a spa-like sanctuary rarely seen outside of celebrity escapes, the home invites opportunities to relax and unwind alongside a flowing open floor plan perfect for soirees and holiday gatherings. If only one thing is certain, it’s that this mid-century modern home tells a unique story while inviting the next chapter to be written by its new stewards.
Eddie wrote like 800 more characters about this house, but you get the picture here. It’s in the trees. It’s really nice and IT HAS A 10-PERSON HOT TUB IN THE MASTER BATHROOM!! That’s a hot tub made for a 6’10 NBA legend. This is clearly the spot where Bill, 87, reminded himself that he made a few dollars playing sports, and dammit he was going to reward himself with some relaxation.
Like I always say, if you’re going to live in some boring house where 95% of the space is for her, you damn well better get extravagant with that 5% or you’re going to go nuts. It looks like that tub was Bill’s one splurge in life because the rest of the house is a huge bore.
As for the tiny details that real estate agents need to be telling their clients, this house is 6.8 miles from the nearest Whole Foods and it appears the route will include jumping on the highway for a few miles which sounds like absolute torture. The nearest Starbucks is 1.7 miles and 9 miles to Pioneer Square in case you want to get into the protest business.
Mortgage: just under $12,000 a month before you pay the water bill for that tub!