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After fifty years, Brien Wygle, the 92-year-old captain who flew the first ever Boeing 737 in the 1960s, has put his waterfront mansion on the market.


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Wygle is asking $5.89 million for the five bedroom, four bathroom Medina home. The property features spectacular views of Meydenbauer Bay, Mount Rainier and downtown Bellevue. Wygle lived in the home with his late wife Norma and four daughters. All his children now live in Idaho, a signal to Wygle that it’s time to move on, reports PSBJ.

The home was designed by renowned local architect Burr Richards. Richards studied architecture at the University of Washington, graduating in 1947. Drafted during World War II, he then served in the Naval Reserve and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander before settling in Bellevue in 1948.

Richards became known for his high-end, custom homes. Notable projects include the Miller House (1953) on Mercer Island; the McRae House (1957); Henry Isaacson Sr. House in the Highlands (1970); Campbell/Foss House (1960) in Medina; and the Lindley House (1970) on Hunts Point.


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Wygle’s home was designed by Richards in the mid-century style with big windows and clean lines. The property features a nice dock for boating and swimming, and 104-feet of private waterfront.


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While living in the home during his younger years, Wygle worked as Boeing’s chief test pilot and also vice president of customer services, with the chief pilots and test pilots reporting to him. One account said he was responsible for a team of 1,000, reports PSBJ.


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Though no longer at 202 Overlake Dr. E, Wygle can frequently be found in the Museum of Flight where he serves as a trustee and guest speaker on all things aviation.

If you have $5.89 million to spare, this home may be your dream come true.

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