By Meghan Hall
A Medina home just steps from Lake Washington and with ties to a former Mariners’ player has traded hands, and was snapped up after just a few weeks on the market. According to King County public records filed on March 30th, the home—belonging to Nancy Cirillo, former wife of Mariners’ and Padres player Jeff Cirillo—sold for $11.75 million, or about $1,655 per square foot. The buyers are a married couple, Xiuzhong Liu and Yanli Li, of Clyde Hill, Wash.
The asset, according to Coldwell Banker, was on the market for only 23 days. The property is located at 1257 Evergreen Point Road, and the house itself totals just over 7,100 square feet. The two-story building sits on an acre of land and was originally constructed in 2004. Features include a cabana and gazebo, deck, hot tub and spa, and high-tech cabling, among other amenities.
In 2001, Jeff Cirillo, a former third baseman for the MLB, was traded to the Seattle Mariners, with whom Cirillo played for several years. The Cirillos originally purchased the property in January of 2003, for $1.85 million. In May of 2010, Jeff Cirillo transferred the property to his former wife via trust. In 2008, Ms. Cirillo, along with Laurie Barokas, founded NaLa Seattle, a line of women’s fitness wear.
According to an end-of-year report released by PropertyShark, Medina is the priciest zip code in the Western United States outside of California. With a median home sale price of $3.2 million, Medina was also ranked as the 12th most expensive zip code nationally at the end of 2019. The waterfront town been steadily rising in the ranks, up from a ranking of 22nd in 2017 and 35th in 2016.