The Seattle Times  recently put together a list of “The 10 most expensive real-estate listings in Washington state,” which includes four properties listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR). As Matt Grady suggests, take your mind off the hot Seattle real estate market marked by “bidding wars, $1,000 rent hikes, and ongoing discussions about equitable housing practices,” and “distract yourself by checking out the 10 most expensive real-estate listings in Washington state. With the entry-level price point being about $11 million, the data about rising statewide real estate doesn’t begin to touch these luxury home listings. It’s interesting to consider the locations: Seattle and Bellevue claim one apiece, with two each for Vashon and Mercer islands. The remaining homes are sprinkled across the shorelines of Puget Sound.” Read an exploration of RSIR’s 4 highlighted listings below.

#9 – Madroneagle | 512 Catspaw Lane, Eastsound | Offered at $11,998,000

A majestic estate situated on an astounding 42 acres, Madroneagle “borrows accents from a rustic lodge – wood floors, exposed wooden beams, barn-like bathroom doors” yet “is anything but unrefined.” A highlight? “The property’s shoreline gradually tapers from steep banks to a beach.”

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#6 – Friday Harbor Estate | 67 Roulac Lane, Friday Harbor | Offered at $16,800,000

Friday Harbor Estate, the retreat of musician Steve Miller, truly has it all. As Grady says, “Overheard in the newsroom: ‘You’re paying for restraint with this one.’ No quibbles here, but the potential buyer can let loose a little bit in the sheltered bay that adjoins the property: there’s a 360-foot-long dock for a large yacht.”

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#5 – Lighthouse on Vashon | 8415 SW Soper Rd, Vashon Is. | Offered at $18,000,000

Taking the #5 spot is Lighthouse on Vashon, listed by RSIR Broker Denise Seavitt. Grady doesn’t say much about this property, simply writing that “this 10,000-square-foot Vashon home has its own lighthouse” and asking readers, “what else is there to say?”

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#1 – Misty Isle Farms | 8415 SW Soper Rd, Vashon Is. | Offered at $18,000,000

The most expensive listing in the state is Misty Isle Farms, represented by RSIR broker Brad Vancour. Grady points out that while the residence is similar to those earlier in the list, the home is made spectacular because it “happens to sit on 525 acres, which encompass seven other houses for ‘guests or employees,’ an arboretum, a driving range, cattle pastures, 8 miles of trails for hiking and horse-riding and a 12,000 square foot show room to display a vintage car collection.” Given the recent lowering of the listing price to $33 million, Grady says “it’s a big savings,” joking that “you could almost snatch up that home in Laurelhurst with the difference.”

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