Mercer Island

Mercer Island Modern Homes

Mercer Island is a bedroom community located east of Seattle along the 1-90 bridge. For an Eastside community it has one of the highest concentrations of Classic Modern homes in the area and like West Bellevue, is home to some beautiful examples of custom Mid-Century Moderns built by the fathers of Northwest Modern architecture- Paul Hayden Kirk, Ralph Anderson, Wendell Lovett, Roland Terry, and Russell Burton to name a few. Although Mercer Island is made up of mostly single-family residences, it has a busy, yet small downtown area on the northern end of the island. It is here you will find retail shopping, restaurants and several new condominium projects, including the Mithun designed Island Square. If one is looking for Contemporary Modern, some of the foremost architects of today have built around the island. With a large inventory of waterfront and view property, Mercer Island has some of the highest priced real estate on the Eastside, but with that high price tag comes beauty, innovation and an integration with wooded and hilly terrain of the island.