Must See Open Houses – July 19 and July 20

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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

New Isola Modern in Madison Park

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One of two new Isola Homes at 4121 and 4119 E Newton Street in Madison Park just hit the market for $799,950.  Known for their innovative sustainable designs, this Built Green home reflects Isola’s environmental stewardship standards. There are a lot of cool things about this house, but let’s talk about the kitchen…because you’ll be… Read More

Ultra Contemporary Madison Home is Back (AGAIN)

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After taking a break from the MLS for a year this $2.88m Madison Park home at 1910 37th Pl E is back! It is its third time on the market without selling. 3,691 square feet. 3 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Built in 2011, the land (or teardown) sold for $1,231,900 in 2006. Perhaps they’ll have better… Read More

$2.45m Madison Park Contemporary

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Just in time for summer! A Madison Park contemporary with private pool. We don’t know where it is, the address is undisclosed, but the description says you can walk to the lake or Madison Park village. We like the tall ceilings, clean lines, Poliform kitchen, big bathroom and of course the pool. Listed at $2.45m… Read More

Seattle Modern Home Tour 2014

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Urbnlivn had the privilege once again this year to partake in the annual Seattle Modern Home Tour.  The self guided tour took us through some of the best North Western modern designs by local architects; some are for sale and some just for design showcase. The tour took us from West Seattle to Magnolia to Leschi to Madison Valley,… Read More

Madison Park Mid-Century with Double Lot

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I can’t believe the $1.25m price tag on 1834 McGilvra Blvd E. It is a rather unassuming 1,870 square foot home built in 1945 in need of a remodel. I guess the value is all in the 8,000 square foot lot! Open this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm if you want to check… Read More

Eric Cobb’s Madison Park Modern “Masterpiece”

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My dream house just hit the market! Sadly I can not afford it. Hopefully one of you buys it and invites me over. Designed by Eric Cobb, built in in 2011 for $455 a square foot, it is at 4100 E Highland Dr in Madison Park and priced at $2.8m. For that you get 4… Read More

Live in the Arboretum

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I really liked this mid-century home that feels like it is situated right in the Arboretum until I saw the front of it. Oh well. Designed by the firm of Elizabeth Ayers and built as the personal residence of noted builder CI Anderson, 1512 Arboretum Pl E, is sizeable at 4,890 square feet with 5… Read More

Isola Home Flip in Madison Park

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I like this Isola Home resale at 2032 41st Ave E. But you’ll need to look past the questionable interior decorating. This home originally hit the market back in 2012 for $1.6m eventually selling in March of this year for $1.4m. And now they’re hoping to flip it for $1.52m.

Seattle’s First Certified Passive House

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Cascade Built and NK Architects have brought Seattle our first certified passive house. Located in Madison Park, they’re referring to it as “Park Passive”. Sounds pretty cool and looks great too! Construction costs were roughly $200/square foot. Park Passive demonstrates that luxury and sustainability can co-exist. The home’s average indoor air temperature of 70 degrees… Read More

Ultra Contemporary Madison Home is Back

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After taking a break from the MLS for two months this $2.88m Madison Park home at 1910 37th Pl E is back! 3,691 square feet. 3 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Built 2 years ago, the land (or teardown) sold for $1,231,900 in 2006. Perhaps they’ll have better luck now with many million dollar homes selling in… Read More

Ultra Contemporary Madison Park Home – $2.8m

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Wow. $2.88m for this Madison Park home at 1910 37th Pl E. 3,691 square feet. 3 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Built 2 years ago, the land (or teardown) sold for $1,231,900 in 2006. Love the concrete floors (hope they’re heated), love the gardens and flush fireplaces (though I hate TVs mounted above fireplaces, even nice looking… Read More

Barrel Roof in Madison Park

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With the number of nice houses I post about in Madison Park (versus Capitol Hill) something makes me think when it comes time to ditch our loft we’ll be moving off the Hill…. Anyhow, the barrel roof at 1423 McGilvra Blvd E caught my eye last week. 18′ ceilings, big garage, 3 beds, 2.5 baths,… Read More