Top Floor Anhalt with Beams and Vaulted Ceiling

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Blending of historical European building styles was popular here from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.  Belmont Court is one of Anhalt’s last multi-family examples, before his company went bankrupt and he moved on to single family construction.  Unit 17, at 750 Belmont Ave E, is a rare top floor condo, with vaulted… Read More

Views and More in Fremont MidCentury Modern

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Wonderful wood ceilings supported by open beams. Views over the ship canal through ceiling height glass. Built in 1960, 4229 1st Ave NW is a great example of a late mid-century modern.  Coming in at $997,799, it has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 3,040 square feet.  Three of the bedrooms are on the main floor… Read More

West Seattle Beach House

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A 5 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom home just went on the market a block away from the beach in West Seattle. It’s located at 9236 Fauntleroy Wy SW. Currently listed at $629,950, it last sold in mid 2013 for $542,000. My favorite features are the large tub and open storage in the kitchen. This is 2,300 square… Read More

A $30K Wood Bathtub, Corian, & Other Seattle Home Show Stars*

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The thing about the Seattle Home Show is that amid the familiar names and brands that showcase their products every year, I always find new (at least to me) and unique offerings. While organizers of this weekend’s show at the CenturyLink Field Event Center highlighted the high-tech such as Wi-Fi enabled grills and spas, the… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 4th and 5th

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This weekend there are 432 open houses to pick from, so another busy weekend.  160 are for listings less than a week old, so there are some new ones to check out.  All the selections have water views this week.  We’ll start with a new listing at One Pacific Tower in Belltown, go to North… Read More

Enso Floor Plate / Floor Plans

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Someone emailed in asking if I we had the Enso floor plate / floor plans. We do. Here it is. Circa 2009.

Magnolia Modern near Discovery Park

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I’m partial to Magnolia. Whilst many find it too quiet of a neighborhood with a yet to be “hipster” developed town center, I like it’s quietly tree lined streets and it’s quaint ambience. It’s an isolated island on its own yet only 10 mins from the hustle and bustle of downtown city life. Having said that,… Read More

Condo in Capitol Hill’s Portofino Building

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Unit 208 at 417 E Pine St, has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 902 square foot, and lists for $435,000.  It also has a small loft.  Portofino was built in 1919 as a warehouse, and was converted to living spaces in 1990, with 33 condos and 3 businesses.  If the great location doesn’t sell you; the… Read More

Featured Open House: The Nines on Queen Anne

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This weekend! Come check out Isola Homes’ new community on Queen Anne, The Nines. This wonderfully private, impressively bright and smartly designed community consist of 4 townhomes and 5 rowhomes made for modern living. Enjoy a close-in, charming community connected by a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Inside experience flowing spaces, beautiful materials and detailed finishes. Don’t… Read More

New Modern in Seward Park

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Looks like we haven’t a had new modern in Seward Park for awhile.  5735 Wilson Ave S will more than make up for it.  Within it’s 5 bedrooms (description says 4 plus den), 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,526 square feet, you’ll find a home with plenty of luxury for your $1,025,000.  The kitchen is designed to… Read More

4 Bedroom Mercer Island Retreat

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Located on the much revered address of Mercer Island, this luxury abode is surrounded by a picturesque landscape close to the waters. The 3 leveled house boasts an open plan kitchen, 2 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 2,75 bathrooms and impressive decks that overlook the lake view. The wooden details, light-filled corridors and spacious interior makes it feel a year long vacation home. Previously sold… Read More

Wi-Fi Grills, Gadgets and Trends at Seattle Home Show This Weekend

Every year, the Seattle Home Show highlights new gadgets and trends for better living. This year, the theme might be Wi-Fi. Look forward to checking out a Wi-Fi enabled grill and spa this weekend at Seattle Home Show 2,the fall edition of what organizers say is the nation’s oldest and largest home show. The show… Read More

Leschi Modern Has It All

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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

Ground Floor at Veer Lofts

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Another great loft at Veer Lofts is for sale and you don’t have to worry about losing the views, because it’s on the ground floor. Listing at $415,000, unit 103 at 401 9th Ave N has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, and 918 square feet.  You get your own private patio, which is above sidewalk level,… Read More

Renovated 1942 Lake Cabin

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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

Photos from Premiere on Pine Hard Hat Tour

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Last month, we shared leasing details from Premiere on Pine, the new 40-story apartment building across the street from the Paramount Theater. Back then, we could only check out the leasing office. Now, the 15th floor is nearly complete and available for hard hat tours so we went for a closer look. Whichever floor you… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 27th and 28th

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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

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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

5-Star Built Green Townhouse in Judkins

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This well designed 5-Star Built Green townhouse, built in 2011, is a great alternative to apartment living.  Listing for $289,000, 1181 26th Ave S has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, and 840 square feet.  Designed by First Lamp; the home features high-efficiency windows, LED lighting, mini-split heat pumps and air conditioning, tankless water heaters, and solid-strand… Read More

Bicycle Friendly Apartment Building in Fremont

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Velo Fremont apartments, at 3635 Woodland Ave N, is having a grand opening on Saturday, September 27th from 1-4 pm.  As the name indicates, they are marketing to the bicycling crowd, but welcome all.  They are located on the east side of Fremont, off the main roads.  Fremont and Wallingford businesses are close at hand, as… Read More