Big homes & big dreams in Sammamish


The Seattle Street of Dreams is back and promises to continue it’s tradition as “the most popular single site luxury home tour in the country”. Essentially, it’s a month long open house of multiple multi-million dollar homes. This year it is being held from July 15 through August 20 and features 6 homes that are in the $5 million range in Sammamish (east of Redmond, north of Issaquah). If you’re a CEO or a professional athlete, it might be your next home. You can drive over to Eastlake High School in Sammamish, WA and a shuttle bus will take you to the show. Although, the price of admission is a little steep (see below), it’s probably the next best thing to being invited to Bill Gates or Aaron Spelling’s house.

Adults (16 & Over) $17.50
Senior Citizens (65+) $14.50
Military (With ID) $14.50
Children (3-15) $14.50
Children 2 & Under FREE
Event Parking FREE

Anyway, seeing multi-million dollar homes up close and personal is a fun way to kill a couple of hours (and is probably useful research excercise if you’re in the industry). You should attend, if for no other reason, than to see what the future of real estate might be. As in technology, the expensive luxury of today can trickle down to become the must have feature of tomorrow. After all, those granite countertops had to start from someplace? As for what comes after granite, my bet is on HDTV friendly surroundings (a 50″ plasma won’t fit onto a 32″ shelf) and fiber optics. But I’ll to attend the show to see what the leading edge builders, designers & manufacturers think.

10 thoughts on “Big homes & big dreams in Sammamish

  1. Tell me when you are going Robbie and I’ll come at the same time. I’d love to see your better half again. She’s a pip!

    It’s obvious from my end of the fence that a change is in the wind in home design. Stainless isn’t going to stay around. Some builders are trying to go back to black, but my guess is white’s coming back. The big surprise I am seeing here and there is white window casings turning back to dark window casings. Did you know you can pinpoint the age of a house simply by looking at the colors of the window casings, cabinetry tones and tile size?

    Last year an old Street of Dreams house from the late eighties couldn’t sell on resale for top dollar because of the gold framing of the shower and gold faucets in the master bath, the grey marble tile everywhere and the mauve colored sinks and the dark wood baseboards, door frames and doors

    I’m very interested in seeing what’s new and I’m hoping at least one will go generation X, though that’s harder to do with a very large home. We should all pick our favorite house and see if it’s like the Beatles…some like Paul, some George, some John and believe it or not, yes, some Ringo!

  2. wats up im tryin to find a big home in new york city with 7bedrooms 4 bathrooms 2 living rooms and a big kitchen and a diner room

  3. We are building a new home on Miller Bay near Poulsbo, WA. When would it be possible to visit the Street of Dreams?
    Thank you,
    Barbara and Stafford Smith

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