Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lake Washington views from 5 bedroom classic 1930s brick home for under $630k


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Think climbing roses, great garden and a home with 5 bedrooms right by the lake. This one has an offer pending, but is worth taking a look if you’ve been waxing for a classic home with killer views. Let me know if you’d like to see the listing or walk through. It’s very Merchant Ivory.

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Seattle guest house or office in the city and on the water- houseboat, asking price $75k



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I went by this boat moored in Magnolia/Interbay that’s available for $75,000. Built-ins, bathroom, little kitchen set-up… Just picture heading here each day for work, hosting client meetings or brainstorming sessions, writing a book. Or, better yet, use it as your “weekend place” or for putting up out-of-town guests for the night for the ultimate “Sleepless in Seattle” style experience. Plus, this one’s a great idea for vacation house swapping a la Cameron Diaz’s film, The Holiday. Let me know if I can take you on a tour of it. sminer@windermere.com

photo of that Zen feeling you'll capture on the water in these cool digs
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Great investment for Seattle bike commuters: apartment alternative on the Burke Gilman Trail at $475,000


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This mid century 3 bedroom, 3 bath home has been on and off the market for quite some time. But if you’re a professional looking to commute to work downtown or at the University, via our City’s Burke Gilman trail, this is a great one. Located on a busy arterial, Sand Point Way, this house has a couple of fireplaces, a new bathroom done West Elm-ish, and a gazebo-topped 6 person hot tub out back, where you’ll abut the Burke Gilman. Enough space too, to work from home, if you’re looking for space for an office. Let me know if you’d like to see the listing or take a walk through.

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on the street where we’ve summered in Cannon Beach, a vacation getaway, asking price under $550k


Each summer, when our boys were younger, we’d rent the same home on this quiet street in Cannon Beach’s sleepy north end neighborhood. The tidy gravel road makes it feel like a holiday upon arrival, that familiar crunch crunch of the tires, and being ½ a block from the town’s most quiet beach at Breaker’s Point (where condos are always well over a million) was always the ultimate topper. We’d walk into town for groceries and to hit Bill’s Tavern… only getting in our car for trips to the go-cart place or other destinations like Tilamook Cheese.


When I saw this home come on the market, I remembered walking by its sort of quirky exterior and always thinking that the big windows were actually smart for letting in a lot of light in this forested area. Let me know if you’d like to see the house or have a trip planned down there for Spring break.

photo: Cannon Beach 2007 with the boys

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