Now that he’s been traded to the Denver Broncos, with an annual payout of $24 million, former Seattle Seahawks dual-threat quarterback, Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson, and mononymous model/singer of R&B Ciara threw their Bellevue, Wash. blufftop mansion. the market with a spine straightening price of $36 million.
Like Dirt reports, the Candy and Mute singer, also a tireless entrepreneur and devoted philanthropist, and Wilson, once the NFL’s highest-paid player who made around $35 million a year in his final years with the Seahawks, are looking to triple their money on the sale of their waterfront estate of two plots. Records indicate the two plots were acquired in two transactions several years apart, the first in 2015, the year before they married, and the second in 2019, for a total outlay of $13.4 million. .
Listings held by Carmen Gayton and Chandler Gayton, both of Windermere Real Estate Co., reveal that the two plots are also available separately; the plot with the main house is asking for $28 million, while the adjoining plot, with a detached garage and a sports field, has a price tag of $8 million.
The two parcels together span nearly 1.9 acres of lush landscaping that slopes down to 270 feet of main shoreline along Lake Washington. Located on a high point with panoramic views of the water and the city, the flamboyantly decorated main house was built in 2007.
There are six bedrooms and five bathrooms plus a pair of powder rooms in just over 11,000 square feet spread over three floors served by both a theatrical wrought-iron accented circular staircase and an elevator.
Other highlights include a cavernous lobby with a 20-foot ceiling, two formal dining rooms, and an all-black painted library/office.
A groin-vaulted space supported by fluted Corinthian columns divides the great hall. To one side is a huge kitchen arranged around a 14-foot-long double-width island, with intricately carved bone-white cabinetry.
Throughout are antique Southeast Asian carved wooden doors, at least four elaborately carved stone fireplaces, and next to the great room, a circular dining bay with sweeping views across the lake towards the horizon of the downtown Seattle.
Positioned to make the most of the clifftop views, the master suite is awash in various shades of purple velvet, from plum to purple to eggplant, while the decadent bathroom features a garden tub and sauna. in cedar.
But it’s the sprawling suite’s 200 square feet of custom closet space and what promotional materials describe as a “Hollywood-worthy glam room” that really ups the decadence quotient.
Given Wilson and Ciara’s obvious fitness, it’s no surprise there’s a well-stocked gym next to the three-car garage.
The finished lower level’s variety of entertainment and recreation amenities include a game room lounge and a lavish wood-panelled screening room. There is also a children’s playroom, a recording studio, a staff or guest bedroom and a dance/yoga studio with mirrored walls.
Out back, a two-story treehouse shrouded in faux greenery is much more adult space than toddler space, complete with faux fur rug, leather couch, and flat-screen TV flat. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer postcard-style views of the water and city.
In addition to a few small private beaches, there is a three-dock, three-year-old dock that will accommodate two jet skis and a 60-foot yacht. Although there are zigzag paths, a private tram makes the journey from a stone terrace outside the main house to the water’s edge a whimsical breeze.