Salt Ballard Launches: 38 Condo Units Selling Soon

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It has been known for quite some time that the team behind the Solo Lofts condo project was working on a second condo project, Salt. Today, it becomes official. Construction is slated to begin in early 2015. Homes at Salt will be marketed by Matrix Real Estate, with pre-sales commencing within the next several weeks…. Read More

Moderns In England

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Being a little bit bored with what’s available locally, I decided to see what moderns were to be had in my home country.  First off, I noticed that real estate websites are a whole lot more useful over there.  The pictures look better, many listings have floor plans, and they have more detail than I’ve… Read More

Leschi View Home By MidCentury Master

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411 Erie Ave was designed by well known architect Ted Bower.  A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern, it has clear views across the lake.  Listing for $1,697,000, the house was renovated in 2013.  The kitchen had a full remodel and the bathrooms have been updated.  A third bedroom was added under the back deck, and a… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 18th & 19th

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There are 398 open houses this wet weekend.  Start your house hunting with my previous post ‘Modern Townhouses near Beacon Hill Light Rail’.  Then northeast to a spacious new contemporary on the Burke Gilman trail, and back south for a Belltown live/work loft. 5400 Princeton Ave NE Neighborhood: Hawthorne Hills Open House: Saturday, Oct. 18,… Read More

Modern Townhouses near Beacon Hill Light Rail

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A pair of brand spanking new modern townhouses, only a five minute walk (says google) from the Beacon Hill light rail station.  Get moving, they are listing for only $460,000 and $470,000.  3011 18th Ave S are each 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, with 1,725 square feet.  Built by Green Canopy Homes, they have hard wood… Read More

Modern Floating Home on Eastlake

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Be our canal neighbors by renting this sweet modern houseboat. We’re sad that our super cool neighbors are moving ashore but our loss is your gain if you’re looking to rent a floating home. Featured on the floating home tour this summer, it’s a one bedroom with den that was lovingly remodeled by the owners…. Read More

Hillside MidCentury Contemporary

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This View Ridge home is really a blend of styles: the overhangs of the roof and decks reminds me of a pagoda; the roof’s fascia is detailed; the stairs are one of kind. 6620 57th Ave NE has been lovingly restored and updated, keeping the basic elements of the design intact, all cabinets have an… Read More

Thrice All American (Tacoma)

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Sorry Neko, with Seattle getting more expensive, it’s just a matter of time before Tacoma will be discovered.  And they have some great condos, at great prices. For only $339,900, you can buy this 1,107 square foot condo, with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms.  Unit 801 at 1101 A  St. is on the top floor… Read More

2 Bedroom Penthouse in Downtown Seattle

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If you were ever curious what you can get for $2,365,000 in a condo downtown in Seattle, look no further. This penthouse at Watermark Tower is your modern abode you’ve been waiting for, albeit at a hefty price. Even the HOA dues at $2,108/month cost nearly as much as a 1 bedroom rent in the vicinity. Its… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 11th and 12th

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Have you noticed how many listings have no furniture or are staged lately?  It seems to be a common theme today, maybe an indicator that the market has peaked. With only 290 open houses, this looks to be a slow weekend.  We’ll start in View Ridge, travel northeast to BitterLake, and then finish in Queen… Read More

Before & After: West Seattle Beach House Masterpiece

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Tom Kundig designed, Roberts-Wygal crafted, this West Seattle contemporary had a great start in life, and lived up to expectations.  On 50 feet of waterfront, 6775 Beach Dr SW is a spacious 4,110 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms.  It lists for $2,595,000, but considering that the public records say they paid $1,895,000… Read More

Top Floor Anhalt with Beams and Vaulted Ceiling

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Blending of historical European building styles was popular here from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.  Belmont Court is one of Anhalt’s last multi-family examples, before his company went bankrupt and he moved on to single family construction.  Unit 17, at 750 Belmont Ave E, is a rare top floor condo, with vaulted… Read More

Views and More in Fremont MidCentury Modern

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Wonderful wood ceilings supported by open beams. Views over the ship canal through ceiling height glass. Built in 1960, 4229 1st Ave NW is a great example of a late mid-century modern.  Coming in at $997,799, it has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 3,040 square feet.  Three of the bedrooms are on the main floor… Read More

West Seattle Beach House

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A 5 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom home just went on the market a block away from the beach in West Seattle. It’s located at 9236 Fauntleroy Wy SW. Currently listed at $629,950, it last sold in mid 2013 for $542,000. My favorite features are the large tub and open storage in the kitchen. This is 2,300 square… Read More

A $30K Wood Bathtub, Corian, & Other Seattle Home Show Stars*

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The thing about the Seattle Home Show is that amid the familiar names and brands that showcase their products every year, I always find new (at least to me) and unique offerings. While organizers of this weekend’s show at the CenturyLink Field Event Center highlighted the high-tech such as Wi-Fi enabled grills and spas, the… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 4th and 5th

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This weekend there are 432 open houses to pick from, so another busy weekend.  160 are for listings less than a week old, so there are some new ones to check out.  All the selections have water views this week.  We’ll start with a new listing at One Pacific Tower in Belltown, go to North… Read More

Enso Floor Plate / Floor Plans

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Someone emailed in asking if I we had the Enso floor plate / floor plans. We do. Here it is. Circa 2009.

Magnolia Modern near Discovery Park

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I’m partial to Magnolia. Whilst many find it too quiet of a neighborhood with a yet to be “hipster” developed town center, I like it’s quietly tree lined streets and it’s quaint ambience. It’s an isolated island on its own yet only 10 mins from the hustle and bustle of downtown city life. Having said that,… Read More

Condo in Capitol Hill’s Portofino Building

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Unit 208 at 417 E Pine St, has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 902 square foot, and lists for $435,000.  It also has a small loft.  Portofino was built in 1919 as a warehouse, and was converted to living spaces in 1990, with 33 condos and 3 businesses.  If the great location doesn’t sell you; the… Read More

Featured Open House: The Nines on Queen Anne

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This weekend! Come check out Isola Homes’ new community on Queen Anne, The Nines. This wonderfully private, impressively bright and smartly designed community consist of 4 townhomes and 5 rowhomes made for modern living. Enjoy a close-in, charming community connected by a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Inside experience flowing spaces, beautiful materials and detailed finishes. Don’t… Read More