Patti Payne’s Cool Pads: Stephen Elop’s former home hits market for $5.3M
July 29, 2016
by Patti Payne, Puget Sound Business Journal
A 3.2-acre estate at 13707 160th Ave N.E in Redmond is listed for sale for $5.3 million. The current owner, a high-powered tech executive who travels the globe, has lived there with his wife, four children and up to nine rescue dogs for two years. They are relocating to another state.
This elegant mansion was originally 8,000 square feet and built in 2000 for financial investment executive Duane Castles. It has a flowing open floor plan, with every detail, like its Juliet balconies, well thought-out for privacy, comfort, and entertaining.
John L. Scott managing brokers Brian and Kim Golik, a husband-wife team, have the listing and say this is a true estate, in every sense of the word. It belonged, before this current owner, to former Nokia CEO and former Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop. Elop bought it in 2010 and added 4,000 more square feet, for a total of 12,000 square feet.
Elop enlisted Roger MacPherson, founder of MacPherson Construction and Design, the original builder, to do the addition.
“You wouldn’t even know there was an addition,” says Brian Golik. “It is seamless. Perfect.”