Left to right: Michele Schuler, Coldwell Banker Bain; Wes Giesbrecht, Pinball Ventures; Kolin Taylor, John L. Scott/KBS Development; and Kate Quinn, Fusion Happens. Photo courtesy of Leslie Larson/Larson Marketing & Communications LLC

Left to right: Michele Schuler, Coldwell Banker Bain; Wes Giesbrecht, Pinball Ventures; Kolin Taylor, John L. Scott/KBS Development; and Kate Quinn, Fusion Happens. Photo courtesy of Leslie Larson/Larson Marketing & Communications LLC

Mercer Island’s Summerwell Homes a winner of 2017 Tribute Awards

Development on former Coval estate recognized for Community of the Year

Coldwell Banker Bain of Mercer Island has announced that its client Summerwell Homes, a Mercer Island development of 16 custom designed homes on the former Coval estate, has received two prestigious awards from The New Home Council.

The Tribute Awards recognize outstanding efforts, performance and team spirit in fields of new home sales, marketing and construction. Specifically, the awards recognized Summerwell Homes in the following categories:

• Community of the Year, Neighborhood: Summerwell — M.I. 84th Limited Partnership

• Website (Builder or Community): Summerwell — Fusion

“We couldn’t be more thrilled by the recognition our clients are receiving related to the Summerwell Home development,” said Michele Schuler, Coldwell Banker Bain of Mercer Island broker and listing agent for the properties. “It is a testament to the dedication and care that has been given to historically preserving the original majesty of the Coval estate.”

Summerwell’s 16 homes, designed by renowned McCullough Architects, reflect a contemporary design aesthetic with clean lines, open spaces, dramatic interior lighting from sensitive window placement and an upscale palette of materials, fixtures, fit and finishes. They are eco-friendly, featuring wiring for a 240-volt rapid car charger for electric cars and other amenities.

The development plat was designed to preserve various landmark trees. In addition to tree conservation areas on the west slope and the north end of the main rain garden, the neighborhood features 18 original specimen trees that have been replanted on the property, many around the koi pond. The pond is the centerpiece of the Coval gardens and sits over the original site of the 1913 Alexander house, which had as its foundation a deep and massive concrete wine cellar. The pond has been refurbished and enhanced with a viewing deck, with hundreds of tons of basalt and granite that were on the site utilized to enhance the landscaping.

The landscape design at Summerwell facilitates opportunities for neighbors to connect without compromising the privacy of each home. All homes are either sited on a tree conservation area, koi pond or the rain garden other than the two homes on 84th Avenue that are across the street from Luther Burbank Park.

Overall, approximately 70 percent of the original estate was salvaged and repurposed, with the Japanese-designed Shinzuka Bubinga wood truss system donated to become part of the new Mercer Island Center for the Arts.

More information can be found at www.summerwellhomes.com.

This information was compiled from a Larson Marketing & Communications LLC press release.

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