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

9909 Rainier Ave S_liv

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

2411 NW Neptune Pl_rooftop deck

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

1530 38th Ave E_

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

2013 Boylston Ave E unit A_deck

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

14368 Edgewater Lane NE_up deck

[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

The Japanese Farmhouse in Madison Valley III

415 26th Ave E_back

After selling last year (?), the Japanese farm house in Madison Valley, 415 26th Ave E, is back on the market.  From the street the structure presents as fairly unassuming (picture is of the back), but inside you’ll find unique features such as shoji screens, a tatami room, 30-foot ceilings, and a skybridge.  Designed by… Read More

Mid-Century Modern with Exposed Steel Beams

2600 W Bertona St_2

2600 W Bertona St was designed by architect David McKinley as his personal residence in 1953.  It must have been an early work by him, but the use of exposed steel beams in residential architecture was still cutting edge.  I toured the house Tuesday and was impressed.  The living/dining room is the perfect entertaining space,… Read More

New Listing Monday

3333 E Terrace St_mtn

I’m guessing most of you are wishing about now that this was a three day weekend. So put your precious time to good use and look at real estate.  I’ve picked 4 brand new listings for your pleasure.  Because of limited selection, I warn you in advance that they start at a million and work… Read More

Must See Open Houses: Sunday September 7th

8533 10th Ave NW_facade

Due to technical issues, we missed Saturday’s open houses. So time to clear out my favorites list, feature some listings Matt has been pushing, and add some brand new listings that are open Sunday. 8533 10th Ave NW Neighborhood:  Crown Hill Open House:  Sunday 1-4 pm New construction is being priced out of the inner… Read More

Floating Home Tour This Sunday

Tour2004TenasChuckDocks_small

Heads up! The Floating Home Tour (only occurs every other year) is this Sunday from 12 to 5. Tickets are $30/each. The Seattle Floating Homes Association is pleased to announce their biennial Floating Homes Tour in 2014, taking place Sunday, September 7, from 12 to 5 PM. The theme of this year’s tour, “Wonderful Water… Read More

Sweet Floating Home For Rent

Hamlin St houseboat_facade

  New to town and need a furnished place until you get settled, or just tired of looking at those same four walls?  Matt has found the perfect rental for you.  This  1,200 square feet contemporary houseboat off Hamlin St at Fairview Ave E has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, study, full kitchen, and a dining… Read More

Must See Open Houses: August 30 and August 31

4540 8th Ave NE 2205_rooftop

I should call this Open House Sunday, few are showing and fewer are showing on Saturday.  There are only 223 Open Houses this weekend.  I’ve found four to highlight because of their views, one contemporary house and three different styles of condominiums. 4540 8th Ave NE #2205 Neighborhood: University District Open House: Sunday, August 31,… Read More

New Madrona Modern

2803 E Pike St_front night

This brand new 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, Madrona house has only been on the market for 6 days.  Listing for $799,000, this 2,220 square foot, 2 story at 2803 E Pike St takes full advantage of the narrow corner lot without overwhelming the neighborhood.  The windows are situated to give you privacy while maximizing light… Read More

Waterfront Mid-Century Modern

12139 Shorewood Dr SW_back from deck

It’s that time of the year.  Summer has been great and you want to hold onto that sand underfoot, water lapping at your toes feeling.  Time to buy a mid-century modern on the beach (sorry Matt, this one’s in Burien too) and I’ve got the perfect one for you.  This amazing design by architects Tucker… Read More

Must See Open Houses: August 23 and August 24

4508 NE 70th St_front

Everybody else seems to be on vacation, so here goes… there are 402 Open Houses in Seattle this weekend, so there is plenty to see.  Let’s get started with these three who are all open Sunday. 4508 NE 70th St Neighborhood: View Ridge Open Houses: Sunday, August 24, 1-4 PM Surprise, I’m starting with a… Read More