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New – Modern Take On Classic Design In Magnolia

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2323 Eyres Pl W in Magnolia, is a newly constructed custom home.  Built by Next Century Modern and designed by Thomas Isarankura; this is a one of kind home with views of downtown’s skyline and Elliott Bay.  Listing for $2,798,000, it has 5 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, and 4,300 square feet.  Magnolia’s business district, parks, and… Read More

Cutting Edge Of Modern Design In 1963 Seattle

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This house by architect Ken Koehler, was truly unique for it’s time. I just spent an hour looking for examples of this style and found nothing before 1963, and most later examples were much larger, non-residential buildings. If anybody has more information about Ken Koehler, please let me know.  Listing for $948,000, 7001 Brighton Ln… Read More

New West Seattle 4 Bedroom House With Rooftop Views

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1926 41st Ave SW is a new 4 Star BuiltGreen home in North Admiral.  At 3,138 square feet plus a 2 car garage, it is a large house that doesn’t look overwhelming.  $1,299,950 buys you this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom built by LimeLite Development.  They don’t say what the living area floors are, but they… Read More

Open House Sunday: November 9th

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We’ve found a few homes of distinction to write about this weekend.  Two houses in Ballard and one condo at Firehouse 25 on Capitol Hill.  All have open houses on Sunday. 2832 NW 65th St Neighborhood:  Ballard Open House:  Sunday, November 9th,  2-4pm Love it or hate it, that front facade is different (if you… Read More

Portage Bay Floating Home for Rent

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I love the garage door in the living room in this Portage Bay floating home that is for rent at 2818 Boyer Avenue E #7. $2,950/month for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom place. As a comparable, our neighbors floating home rented for $3,700/month in just a few weeks.

North Capitol Hill Roland Terry Mid-Century Modern

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An absolutely incredible mid-century modern designed by Roland Terry hit the market yesterday at 2320 Delmar Dr E. It is one of those houses you don’t even know exists when you drive by. In fact, it is so incredible, I’ve already been to see it twice today! The main floor is u-shaped with a deck… Read More

Featured New Homes: Green Lake Modern’s Starting in the Mid $500’s

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Isola Homes has just listed four new 3 star Built Green modern homes in Licton Springs/Green Lake. Modern architecture, open flowing floor plans that “LIVE” big and beautiful designer finishes. These are urban single family homes… no common walls! Enjoy all the extras not usually found in this price point, including slide bar shower system… Read More

Wood Beams & Stone – 2 Affordable Midcentury Contemporarys

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Almost forgot the brick and walls of glass.  One is on a double lot and the other has over half an acre.  The only thing is, they are both in north northeast Seattle, one in the part called Shoreline. 1561 NE 196th St, Shoreline, is impressive enough to make our shortlist.  Listing for $374,500, this… Read More

Must See Open Houses: November 1st and 2nd

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Wow, it’s November already. There are 261 open houses this weekend, not bad for a rainy weekend in November.  Most are just one day, oddly Sunday seems to be that one day for many.  Isn’t there some big sporting event going on that day, as well as the US Grand Prix race?  We have another… Read More

Madrona DIY, Designed By Chris Pardo

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This lot, at 1701 37th Ave in Madrona, includes plans, permits, studies, drawings, and a Lake Washington view.  The design is for a three story, 2,456 square foot house.  The lower level is designed to be an ADU with 2 bedrooms and a full bath.  The main level has an open plan living area with… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 25th and 26th

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Now with 340 open houses, it’s picking up a bit this weekend [updated].  To be balanced, we have a condo in Belltown, four new townhouses in Alki, and a mid-century view house in Laurelhurst. 3049 59th Ave SW unit A Neighborhood: Alki Open House:  Saturday, October 25, 1-4pm  and  Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm This is… Read More

Kundig Designed – Leschi View Home

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  This Tom Kundig designed home at 414 34th Ave S is back on the market again.  It was sold last year, in 2010, and in 2005.  They seem a little shy about the square footage this time, but public records show it as 2,619 finished and 940 unfinished (that data could be out of date). … Read More

Mercer Island Remodel By George Suyama

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Another creative design from George Suyama: a remodel of a 4,101 square foot house built in 1966 on Mercer Island.  Facing west on 0.71 acres, this house at 4215 Holly Lane has views over Lake Washington.  The main house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (2 up, 1 down), and separate living, family, media rooms.  The… 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 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

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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