The Cheeks paid $225,837 for the property on Feb. 1996.
The 2,260-square-foot home was built in 1989.
Mr. Cheek is an architecture critic at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a daily newspaper.
He has taught nonfiction writing in the educational outreach department at the University of Washington and for the Whidbey Island Writers Association. He has worked as a freelance writer in Arizona and authored several books and publications, including A.D. 1250: Ancient Peoples of the Southwest, America West and American Heritage.
He is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.
There were 257 sales in Issaquah in 2008, with a median sales price of $440,000.
Address: 3606 254th Avenue SE
Buyer(s): Jianhua Li and Meng Yang
Seller(s): Lawrence W Cheek and Patricia A Cheek
Sale date: Apr. 15, 2008