A spectacular 8,579-square-foot Mercer Island waterfront mansion last sold for $6.5 million two years ago just hit the market for $8.8 million. Owned by Nicholas Hellmann and Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
If you think that’s impressive, check out Dr. Desmond-Hellmann’s CV. According to her bio on the Gates Foundation website, “Sue completed her undergraduate education and medical studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, followed by clinical training at UCSF, where she served as associate adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics. She is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. During her training at UCSF, she spent two years as a visiting faculty member at the Uganda Cancer Institute studying HIV/AIDS and cancer. She later worked for two years in private practice as a medical oncologist before returning to clinical research.”
In other words, she’s kind of a big deal. And so is her mansion. Take a look inside this magical home fit for a woman working hard to make the world a better place.
The home features a sauna, huge garage, workout room, saline pool and, of course, a private dock.
Big windows and bright light are just the icing and candles on the cake of this home’s gorgeous waterfront views.
If this is how it looks when the sun is shining, can you imagine the scene during a Seattle rain storm?
A pool big enough for all of your favorite bath toys. Dive in, rubber ducky!