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

Mercer Island House for Sale

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

101 Euclid Ave

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

1118 26th Ave S

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

Velo Front

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

Solo Lofts Surprises Peach Orderers With Free Pie

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Peach is a lunch delivery service for offices in Seattle. Today, in partnership with Solo Lofts, a boutique condo project in Ballard, they surprised orderers with a free pie. @SoloLofts new marketing method includes pie @mattgoyer pic.twitter.com/1cWaSvtWI4 — ninaf (@ninaf) September 24, 2014 Disclosure: Solo Loft is an Urbnlivn advertiser.

Dwell Development in Green Lake

Green Lake Net Zero Home

A 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Dwell Development home is now on the market in Green Lake. It’s located at 713 N 77th St and listed at $1,195,000. The home is a certified 5 star built green home and targets net zero energy use. Features include a two-sided fireplace, roof top deck, fully finished daylight basement,… Read More

1,781 Square Foot Loft at 66 Bell St

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with private rooftop deck.  66 Bell St or Belltown Lofts, is a converted 1908 warehouse.  Unit B-302 seems to be the southern upper corner unit, with 2 bedroom areas and 1.5 bathrooms, listing for $1,200,000.  The master bedroom has light and ventilation from the top of a row of windows, not sure about the second… Read More

Dupre + Scott: Rents up 8.2% in Last Year

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Thinking Outside the Box in Leschi

3508 E Spruce St

The architect for this house didn’t seem to like square rooms or houses.  Built in 1990, this contemporary house at 3508 E Spruce St has the thrown together look of a tree house.  The not designed look is well thought out and the main floor has a well laid out open floor plan, with a… Read More

Not an Ordinary Houseboat

3236 Portage Bay Pl E

Before you choke on the price, let me tell you why this houseboat at 3236 Portage Bay Pl E  is different. Most houseboats are at shared docks.  The docks can then be jointly owned by the houseboat owners, or they could be rented from the owner of the dock.  This houseboat is on a single… Read More

Matt’s an Agent Now(!!!)

Big news! I’m now a licensed real estate agent. It is something I’ve resisted for years mainly because I was worried it’d limit what I could blog about but with so many of my close friends looking to buy houses, and thinking of buying another place myself, it was just time. Sadly this means I… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 20th & 21st

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There are 458 open houses this weekend.  Starting with a newly constructed Eastlake rooftop deck with amazing views; house included.  Then a quick trip downtown to a classic studio.  Finishing with a new modern in Tangletown/Green Lake (wiki say’s Wallingford). [update – comment:  just ran a search based on days on the market, there are… Read More

Frustration with Via6 Fees

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A reader wrote in frustrated with a recently imposed fee at Via6. They’re not along in being frustrated. Via6 only gets a 3 star rating on Yelp out of 27 reviews. Thought I’d pass this along. Via6 has done some sketchy stuff since I moved in, but this is definitely the most frustrating/ridiculous I’ve seen…. Read More