Modern Ballard “Cottage”

We need more urban “cottages” like this one at 1542 NW 61st St in Ballard. Designed by Pb Elemental and built in 2009 it is 900 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. We love the 20′ ceilings. Lives like a mini townhouse, or condo, but with no shared walls and no HOAs. Listed… Read More

Ballard Farmhouse Pending Already

Porch swing on the new Ballard farm house. A photo posted by @urbnlivn on May 19, 2016 at 4:33pm PDT In an illustration of just how hot our market is, the brand new $1.575m Ballard farmhouse at 2114 NW 67th St that everyone has been talking about, went pending in two days. Fortunately I swung… Read More

Enjoy Epic Sunsets

You’ll own the #sunset hashtag on Instagram in no-time with this new construction home in Ballard that looks to have the perfect rooftop deck for summer. 6536 37th Ave NW is in Ballard on the aptly named Sunset Hill. Priced at $1.85m it is 3,767 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and of course… Read More

Cute Ballard Farmhouse

While we don’t often blog the more traditional homes, there are some that definitely catch our eye! Like this one in Ballard at 6550 16th Ave NW. Built in 1902 this vintage Ballard farmhouse has modern stylings and a lofty feel PLUS a backyard studio with a sweet backyard. If we were to live in… Read More

New Construction in East Ballard

Enjoy both Ballard and Phinney Ridge from this new construction home at 800 NW 57th St on the east side of Ballard. Just finished, it is 2,817 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.25 bathrooms on a 3,755 square foot lot. Priced at $1.09m you get a wide open kitchen and living room space, double… Read More

Enjoy The Sunset From This Modern By D3

The pictures alone should sell this newly built modern on Sunset Hill (western edge of Ballard) by D3 Design/Build. Listed for $1,850,000, 3449 NW 59th St has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,367 sq ft of living space.  The 3rd floor master suite should be impressive. Open Houses:  Friday  Nov. 6th  4-6 pm    Saturday  Nov…. Read More

Not Your Typical Cookie Cutter Place

2609 NW 58th St gives you townhouse living in Ballard without the share walls. And it takes a few risks so it isn’t your typical cookie cutter new construction house, which is great to see! We like the exposed steel beams, modern fireplace, simple and sleek kitchen, see-through staircase and rooftop deck. Listed at $897k… Read More

Renovated Ballard Craftsman For The 21st Century

They kept the look of a 1920’s Craftsman on the outside, while giving it an interior that works for the family of today. Listed for $675,000, 6736 7th Ave NW is a 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom home with 1,680 sq ft.  With lofty ceilings and fewer interior walls, it looks like the roof rafters were… Read More

Ballard Modern with Killer Sound Views

We love the views and modern design of this Andrew Borges designed home at 3616 NW 64th St that was built in 2007. Listed at $1.85m it is 3,780 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms on a 6,215 square foot lot. I don’t know what else to say other than I’d move to Ballard… Read More

Open House Sunday: November 9th

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

Must See Open Houses: Sunday September 7th

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

300/600/900: Ballard

Today on urbnlivn – one neighborhood, three prices.  I’ve rounded up Ballard’s most intriguing listings in the $300K, $600K, and $900K ranges.  Ballard is an old Seattle neighborhood, but lots of new construction has been popping up throughout the area.  I enjoy thinking about all that my own home has seen over the past century. … Read More

Tiny House Trend: Ballard, Central District, Greenlake

There are quite a few small houses on the market right now, but I’ve whittled them down to three top picks.  No mega-mansions here.  All are Craftsmans under 1,000 square feet built between 1900 and 1914, the last time small was chic. Pick #1:  7357 14th Ave. NW Listed for $399,950, this 910 sq ft,… Read More

Nearly $1m Isola Home Deep in Ballard

Deep in Ballard Isola Homes has built a few million dollar places. 7002 23rd Ave NW just hit the market at $969k. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,820 square feet. You can check it out today and tomorrow from 1 to 4pm. [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”9048ca53″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”15″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true”… Read More

Sunset Hill D3 Design/Build Presale

If you’re looking for a very modern looking Ballard home check out 3449 NW 59th St. It is being built by D3 Design/Build on a 6,607 square foot lot on Sunset Hill in Ballard. “Buyer can choose interior finishes, materials, and colors”. Listed at $1.7m the lot sold for $425,000 in June 2013 with a… Read More

Contemporary Ballard Waterfront

5709 Seaview Ave NW is described as a stunning contemporary with a “soaring 2-story foyer” but yet there are no interior photos. WHAT GIVES? Is this some silly strategy to force people to go see it in person? (photos are now up!) It is listed at $2.5m. Last sold in 2004 for $1.68m. [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”a09988a2″… Read More

New Ballard House with Convenient Location

Another new Ballard house just came on the market. This one was built to be certified Green. It has great concrete flooring and beautiful wood finishing on the cabinets. All bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows that allow for expansive view. There is ample space on the rooftop for all your summer entertaining needs. The asking… Read More

New House in Ballard on 62nd St

You will either love or hate the non conventional angle in this house built by Noren Development. It offers an interesting angle that opens up the adjoining spaces of living room, dining room and kitchen but it also pose challenges to traditional furniture placement. This new construction in Ballard  with 3 bedroom 2.25 bathrooms with… Read More

New Ballard Home with Great Location

Ballard has been producing an abundance of beautifully built modern dwellings and this one is no exception. For $639,950, this modern stand alone house offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1 covered parking space at 1,689 square feet.  It has all the great elements of a mordern North West design – steel railings, exposed staircase, open plan… Read More

Eco-Friendly Ballard Townhouse

Go green in Ballard–1160 NW 58th St. A 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse with eco-friendly features is currently listed on the market for $595,000. The 1,630 square foot home is equipped with extra insulation, a rainscreen siding system, and a tankless water heater. As future home owners do right by mother earth they can soak in… Read More