December 8th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Windermere Mercer Island

Waterfront terminology 101: BANK—The slope or rise behind a beach. Can range in height from a few feet to hundreds of feet. Low or no bank waterfront provides a more expansive beach-level view and is often more desirable adjacent to large (stable) bodies of water. Higher slopes are called bluffs. Shifted tress, scarps or benches in the slope, and debris below a bluff can indicate instability and the potential for landslides.

BULKHEAD—A rigid structure constructed on the beach to control erosion. They are used to protect upland property from wave attack or to hold back material eroding from the upper beach or bluff. Seawalls, revetments, and rockeries are types of bulkheads.

Check out this handy guide by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.


This Week’s Waterfront Activity


Kirkland ($2.8 M), Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M), Mercer Island ($6.5 M), and West Seattle ($1.8 M)

1 contingent SALE –

Enatai ($3.5 Million)


Lake Forest Park ($6.0 M)


Newport Shores ($3.9 M)

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