SEATTLE - The former president and chief operating officer of failed Washington Mutual Inc. has put his Capitol Hill neighborhood house up for sale for $6.25 million.

The Seattle Times reported Sunday King County records show Stephen Rotella and his wife, Esther, paid $3.78 million for the home in June 2005, a few months after Rotella arrived in Seattle.

The 7,430-square-foot house has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a wine cellar and a fountain in the yard.

"Restored to its 1909 charm, this early modern exudes elegance and grandeur from every room," according to the real estate listing with Coldwell Banker Bain.

Rotella departed WaMu after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was sold in a $1.9 billion sale to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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