Must See Open Houses: October 18th & 19th

5400 Princeton Ave NE_front

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 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

Must See Open Houses: October 11th and 12th

7330 57th Ave NE_back

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

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

Magnolia Modern near Discovery Park

Magnolia House for Sale

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

New Modern in Seward Park

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Looks like we haven’t a had new modern in Seward Park for awhile.  5735 Wilson Ave S will more than make up for it.  Within it’s 5 bedrooms (description says 4 plus den), 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,526 square feet, you’ll find a home with plenty of luxury for your $1,025,000.  The kitchen is designed to… Read More

4 Bedroom Mercer Island Retreat

Mercer Island House for Sale

Located on the much revered address of Mercer Island, this luxury abode is surrounded by a picturesque landscape close to the waters. The 3 leveled house boasts an open plan kitchen, 2 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 2,75 bathrooms and impressive decks that overlook the lake view. The wooden details, light-filled corridors and spacious interior makes it feel a year long vacation home. Previously sold… Read More

Leschi Modern Has It All

101 Euclid Ave

This energy efficient modern (I’m running out of superlatives), at 101 Euclid Ave, is on a hillside overlooking a greenbelt and the lake.  Listing at $1,388,000, it has 3 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms and 3,000 square feet.  It was designed by Balance Associates, who have this to say about it; “Poor soils and a spectacular view… Read More

Renovated 1942 Lake Cabin

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They call it Modern amenities meet lake cabin. I call it quaint, with lake views and a nice kitchen. Listing for $329,950, 9909 Rainier Ave S has plenty of views, and refinished original wood floors and ceilings.  It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,200 square feet, though public records say 1,080 square feet.  Room… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 27th and 28th

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This weekend there are 454 Open Houses scheduled.  We’ll start with a modern in North Beach (which Matt likes), travel south to a Green Built renovation in Greenwood, go west to Loyal Heights (north Ballard), and finish with an affordable modern townhouse in southern West Seattle.  First, I’m going to show a water view picture… Read More

Amazing Modern in Madison Park

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This is what modern architecture should aspire to.  Clean lines, exposed structure, windows that bring in the light and show off the views, materials that add texture and are functional, open spaces and quiet spaces; this has it all.  Built in 2007, 1530 38th Ave E in Madison Park has 3 bedrooms, 3,25 bathrooms, 5,140… Read More

Dwell Development in Green Lake

Green Lake Net Zero Home

A 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Dwell Development home is now on the market in Green Lake. It’s located at 713 N 77th St and listed at $1,195,000. The home is a certified 5 star built green home and targets net zero energy use. Features include a two-sided fireplace, roof top deck, fully finished daylight basement,… Read More

Thinking Outside the Box in Leschi

3508 E Spruce St

The architect for this house didn’t seem to like square rooms or houses.  Built in 1990, this contemporary house at 3508 E Spruce St has the thrown together look of a tree house.  The not designed look is well thought out and the main floor has a well laid out open floor plan, with a… Read More

Not an Ordinary Houseboat

3236 Portage Bay Pl E

Before you choke on the price, let me tell you why this houseboat at 3236 Portage Bay Pl E  is different. Most houseboats are at shared docks.  The docks can then be jointly owned by the houseboat owners, or they could be rented from the owner of the dock.  This houseboat is on a single… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 20th & 21st

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There are 458 open houses this weekend.  Starting with a newly constructed Eastlake rooftop deck with amazing views; house included.  Then a quick trip downtown to a classic studio.  Finishing with a new modern in Tangletown/Green Lake (wiki say’s Wallingford). [update – comment:  just ran a search based on days on the market, there are… Read More

Dwell Development’s 1st Net Zero Modern

4606 43rd Ave S

From the pictures, this house by Dwell Development is impressive, with many environmentally friendly features including solar panels.  Creative use of materials on the outside, even the fence is a winner.  Not the same old panel siding used on many modern houses.   4606 43rd Ave S is a 3 bedroom plus loft, 3.25 bathroom house,… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 13 and 14

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[Update: we're up to 490, get looking] Open houses are back in business, this weekend there are 490 open houses in Seattle.  We’ll start with a home on Lake Washington, swing by Magnolia for a 2012 modern, find affordable 12 foot high concrete ceilings in Belltown, and finish up in Capitol Hill with a top… Read More