Live in the Trees (in Denny Blaine)

Live in the trees in this brand new home in Denny Blaine at 111 33rd Ave E. Designed by Philip Christofides and built by Eric Kormondy we love the interiors – huge front door, wide plank floors, floor to nearly ceiling windows, hardwoods in the bedrooms (why does everyone skimp on that??), and surrounded by… Read More

Lake Cabin in Seattle

After a hard day at work, go home to this darling Lake Washington cabin.  Built in 1911, it’s part of the historic Lake Washington Beach Cottages.  Listed for $380,00, unit 1505F at 1501 Lake Washington Blvd is a completely renovated cabin that has 1 bedroom, 0.75 bathroom, with 459 sq ft of living space. It… Read More

Modern Mastery in Denny Blaine

This new contemporary at 541 Lake Washington Blvd E could hardly be more “at one” with the land.  A combination of 54 Pin piles, 5 helical anchors, and 110 yards of concrete not only support the structure but also retain the hillside, which was formerly considered too unstable for construction.  Designer/builder First Lamp worked with… Read More

Must See Open Houses – July 19 and July 20

It’s all about the ’40s on this week’s Open House update.  Perhaps not a typical decade for urbnlivn, but these three picks are unusual for the era. 7851 56th Place NE Neighborhood: View Ridge Open Houses: Saturday, July 19, 10 am – 4pm and Sunday, July 20, 12-4 pm First up, an architect’s home in… Read More

Denny Blaine Modern “Flip”

190 34th Ave E was designed by Playhouse and built by Wick Homes last year. It sold for $1,150,000 Oct 18, 2013 and is now on the market for $1,245,000. We’re very curious to see if they get that much appreciation in a half a year for the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,360 square foot… Read More