Thursday, October 14, 2010

Queen Anne Colonial with all the Charm


Situated about the half way point on Queen Anne Avenue and a few blocks to the east this 1905 home is your perfect base camp to enjoy every thing this great neighborhood has to offer. Period details still in tact while offering large bedrooms and a spacious kitchen. This is a great floor plan for entertaining at home.

Click on blog title above to view additional photos. My cell is 206/755-2342 and email is sminer@windermere.com to tour this listing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Magnolia Bluff View Home


If you find the architecture of a classic brick center hall colonial to be the place of dreams then you should check out this Magnolia home. Standing watch over the bluff since 1926, this 4 bedroom home sits on over a private half acre. Complete with circular drive. Even the powder room’s wall paper is a classic. Click on blog title above to view additional photos. My cell is 206/755-2342 and email is sminer@windermere.com to tour this listing.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Modern Queen Anne Tree House


This Queen Anne home is a perfect example of how modern design elements can connect you with nature and provide a sense of warmth and comfort. Whoever said that living modern is like living in a box has not stepped inside this 4 bedroom 2.5 baths home located on a quiet tree lined street.

Click on blog title above to view additional photos. My cell is 206/755-2342 and email is sminer@windermere.com to tour this listing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

new on market: 4 bedroom home in Windermere


With a $1,080,000 list price it's a 1950s home on 60th (within the Beach Club area) with some views of the Lake and Mountains. Big lot (9,500+) and big spaces. Care to take a look? Just let me know. Click on blog title above to view home's photos.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sand Point Country Club: 3 Bedrooms


The asking price is $735,00 for this bright and clean Ridge Drive 1950s home with basement. Let me know if you'd like me to take you through this home. Click on blog title above to view listing photos and for further detail.

Monday, August 16, 2010

$659,000 can buy you a Laurelhurst address


This 3 bedroom charm-filled home on NE 42nd Street in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood has an asking price under $650,000. Great street appeal and charm for a classic Cape Cod Laurelhurst home. Care to take a look? Click on blog title above to view photos and we can arrange a time to take a look. Home lies within the Laurelhurst Beach Club boundaries.

Photo of park.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rebar as Alternative to Tension Wire in Railings


On the subject of sheds and shacks again, I enjoyed this article on a couple who built a 12 x 12 ft cabin up in Canada for their family with two kids and a dog. They doubled their living space by adding an equal sized deck and they used lots of recycled elements and materials throughout. I thought their use of Rebar in the deck railing was smart, thrifty and good looking.

Click the blog title above to read the story and take a tour through the cabin.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Striking NW Contemporary by Architect Paul Kirk Hits the Market for Asking Price of $749,950


In the 1940s famed architect Kirk lived just up the road from us in Ravenna. In 1964, just after he built the Seattle Playhouse (for the Rep Theatre) he built a stunning home on Heather Road up in Everett-- with views of the Sound, islands, Olympic mountains and our area's dramatic skies from its floor to ceiling windows.

If you'r like me, you'll want to schedule a time to tour this home an before other like-minded design buffs snatch it up. Features include teak paneling, nine-foot doors of fir, atriums, hardwoods and more. Click through blog title above to view the photos. My cell is 206/755-2342 and email is sminer@windermere.com to tour this listing.

Photo of Seattle Playhouse by Kirk, HistoryLink.

Clyde Hill 1970s contemporary on nearly half an acre

Care to take a look at this four bedroom home built in 1971 and offering 4,000+ square feet of living space? Click on blog title above to tour the home and its views virtually. Current asking price is $1,295,000 for cathedral ceilings, views, big rec room and more.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Big 1960s Windermere Home with Pool


Four bedrooms, 4.75 baths and 5,100+ square feet with views and a pool in a great neighborhood. Asking price is $1,499,000. Let me know if you'd like to take a tour of this one. Click on blog title above to view home's photos and listing details.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

So Much Talk About Christmas in July... but really, check out this Candy Cane Lane cottage


For those of you fellow Seattle natives, Candy Cane Lane's a North Seattle tradition from our childhoods. Tucked just north of the UW campus this street of historic homes puts on a pretty dazzling display each Christmas season. We like to stroll through with the kids each year still.

A smart looking 2 bedroom cottage has just been listed. Great for someone seeking a charming in-city oasis with private back terrace. No Grouches need apply as this is one neighborhood where you really want to go Griswold with your decor.

Built in 1926 it offers 2 bedrooms and abuts Ravenna Park with it's great trails, grounds and fields. Asking price is $462,500. Let me know if you'd like me to take you through it. Click on blog title above to view the listing details and photos.


Candy Cane Lane at night photo by Seattle PI.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Reusing Old Materials


Lucky enough to have land with a little shed or old garage on it? Our region has so many great resources for purchasing, swapping and snagging old building materials-- you can take any sad shed and make it into a retreat or office with a little creative recycling.

In addition to roadside finds, flea markets and garage sales, UW Surplus, Second Use and Seattle Building Salvage are a few good spots to tour frequently. Let me know if you need directions to them-- I've found some nice materials and elements over the years.

Take a look at this cabin featured on Apartment Therapy and note how they use old wood, mouldings and other scrap to create a pretty good-looking space. Click on blog title above to read the story.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Life on the Canal: A Houseboat for under $170k


Dreaming of life on the water? Then think about calling this gated community at the foot of Queen Anne home-- or snatch it up as your weekend place. This two bedroom houseboat with Chef's kitchen tucked in is small, efficient and stylish. Click on blog title above to view the listing details and photos and let me know if you'd like to go tour it.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

North Beach Cottage- live year round in a "cabin" with a view and for well under $500,000

Golden Gardens sunsets from your own little cabin tucked up on North Beach Drive (private beach access as associate member). Views from living room, dining room and kitchen. Storage in garage. Great price for a terrific neighborhood for walks and views. Click on blog title above to view the listing details and photos and let me know if you'd like to go walk through.

Visit this website to see some great photos, many depicting the North Beach area: http://www.flickriver.com/places/United+States/Washington/Seattle/North+Beach/

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cottage in the Quiet North End of Cannon Beach for under $400k


Happy Memorial Day weekend. Heading out of town? Check out weekend and summer towns and their great properties like the one on Laurel you can view by clicking the blog title above-- and give me a call to get the details. Email's sminer@windermere.com and cell's 206/755-2342. Now is a great time to start scouting those summer cabins and retreats.

Photo of our boys on Cannon Beach from a few year's back by Jim Stoffer www.jimstoffer.com, who documents our little family every other year in Cannon Beach. If you are heading there call Jim. He's the best!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

modern Green built 2 bedroom on Capitol Hill


The price has been dropped to $419,000 on this one.

Greenleaf Construction designed this Madison Valley view home. Laundry and parking are nice extras of this modern eco chic loft-feel house.

Care to take a look? Phone or email me. And in the meantime, click on blog title above to view listing and photos.

Photo from Blue Ant Studio.

Monday, April 5, 2010

$430,000 Home with Studio above Lake Washington's Prestigious Riviera Place


48th Avenue runs parallel to the lake, above the coveted homes on Riviera. This 1500 square foot cottage offers two bedrooms plus a great 400 square foot artist studio with French doors, a 200amp and rough plumbed for a bath.

Super for a gardener or dog walker-- let me know if you'd like to check out this great deal with partial lake views and a prime locale.

Click on blog title above to view listing photos.

Photo of artist W. Wachter's art studio and artwork.

Friday, April 2, 2010

6 bedroom 2.75 bath split level in Shoreline/Richmond Beach for $489,000


Located close to the beach, this home features 6 bedrooms including a lower level (currently leased for $1,300 per month) with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and extra kitchen. Big windows and public spaces, large yard and more.

Care to take a look? Click on blog title above to view this listing and its photos.

Sunset photo of Richmond Beach by H. Liu, Washington State Tourism.

Monday, March 29, 2010

$599,000 two bedroom two bath 50's home in Leschi


Check out the great views of Mount Rainier and Lake Washington from this home that's poised for greatness. The lot next door of this home is for sale too (both needing bank approval) but if you're looking for a midcentury home a block from the lake and all of Leschi Village's charm, it's definitely worth taking a look.

Phone or email me if you'd like to check this one out on nearly a 4,000 square foot lot.

Click on blog title above to see home's photos.

*photo of flat roof home for inspiration*

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

just in time for the Tulip Festival: a new Skagit Valley listing for your weekend getaway or out-of-city residence



Located on Beaver Marsh Road this 3 bedroom 2 bath home was just listed at $349,000 and includes 360 degree views of the fields and Mt. Baker. Complete with Man Cave and more, this 1901 home on one acre makes a fabulous home base for cycling the tulip fields and all the Skagit Valley has to offer.

Call me if you're looking for a place like this out in the country. Click on blog title above to view details.

Monday, March 22, 2010

$559,000 3 bedroom condo on the lake


Kirkland offers a lot of appealing amenities, conveniences, walkability scores plus amazing views. Take a look at this 3 bedroom 2 bath condo (a top floor, end unit) on Lake Washington Boulevard. Million dollar views plus excellent location. Do let me know if you'd like to take a look. Click on blog title above to view listing and photos.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

GREEN built modern design


Happy St Patrick's Day! Check out this loft in Seattle's south end for $419,500.

Click on blog title above to view the extensive portfolio of photos for this gorgeous new construction. You're lucky- there's one left. Shall we go check it out?

Views of Sodo from 13th Avenue South in Seattle, WA.

photo from dwell.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

save a piece of Seattle history: your own life a la "*This Old House"


A grand home on Boyer, in Seattle's Capitol Hill, is on the lookout for a kindly soul with a real vision to renew the classic spirit of this home. Built in 1912 and with a list price of $375,000 the home needs significant repair. It offers hardwoods, beveled glass, formal living and dining rooms, a full height basement and an unfinished attic. Click on blog title above to view the "before" pictures, awaiting your "after" touch.

Please let me know if you'd like to take a look at this home.

Photo from 1912 Seattle newspaper of Native Americans in front of the historic Frederick & Nelson department store in downtown Seattle. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seattle_-_selling_Indian_baskets_in_front_of_F&N_-_1912.jpg

This Old House is a great series on fixing up old homes. Don't tell me you haven't watched it?!

Monday, March 15, 2010

a 1926 Tudor in Montlake with 3+bedrooms for under $475k


This 3 bedroom classic Tudor-style period home remains untouched and ready for its next owners. Views across Portgage Bay to the Yacht Club, hardwood floors, unfinished basement for expansion and an upstairs office that could be converted to a 4th bedroom. It's a short sale so let me know quickly if you'd like to check out this one priced at $470,000. Click on blog title above to view listing details.

Photo of a Tudor barn in the UK-- lovely, yes?

3 bedroom 3 bath 1950's fixer in Palm Desert near El Paseo and more



Heading to the Desert for Spring Break? Check out this major deal on a 1951 house on a 13,500 square foot lot with mature palms, a pool, and more. It's located in an area with expansive million dollar properties and is a blank slate awaiting cosmetic updates by you. Click on blog title above to view this listing. I'd be happy to arrange a tour for you of this Joshua Tree Street escape when you're in town. Asking price is $349,000!

Friday, March 12, 2010

hike into your own Vashon waterfront cabin for under $170,000


For the true outdoorsy types, talk about a slice of heaven as far as the views and privacy with this one. If you're the type yearning for a glamping experience, take a look at this little parcel on Northilla Trail Road on Vashon Island and dream-up its "After" pictures!

Elbow grease and building + design know-how will get you far with this extremely rustic cabin right on the water. Wheelbarrow in supplies each weekend and enjoy your Mount Rainier views and whale watching.

Click on blog title above to view listing.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

four acre spread in Maltby feels faraway- but only 5 minutes from freeway


Views abound from this 4 bedroom 3.75 bath cedar home with a 1,000 square foot Mother-In-Law unit with income potential. A three car garage and 8-car shop makes this a great find for the collector-- plus there's a craft room for the crafty.

Asking price is $887,950. Click on blog title above for the details and let me know if you're interested in checking out this 4,000+ square foot retreat built in 2000. I'll buy the cinnamon rolls from the Maltby Cafe (shown in photo).

Friday, March 5, 2010

5 Bedroom 1922 Farm House near Greenlake and Bishop Blanchet Highschool


This home may have a few hoops to jump through to close but if you're preapproved, let's take a look at this opportunity near Greenlake. The price was just dropped to $435,000 for the 5 bedroom 2 bath 1922 farmhouse. Of particular potential is the detached 4 car garage which looks like it can be tweaked into a two car garage with a great room, office or studio.

Walk to Blanchet, Greenlake and more.

Click on blog title above to view photos of this one and get all the details.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Country Living


Take some time this weekend to drive the Union Hill area of Redmond. The winding roads are perfect for weekend rides by bicycles or car. You’ll find some stunning scenery in the Carnation Valley and its surrounding foothills. Union Hill on the west side of the valley is beautifully treed and private but still an easy commute to where you need to go. If you’re looking for a sturdy home with a country flair I’ve found just the place for you. This house features a large front porch perfect for a few rocking chairs while you relax after a ride. The home is placed with care on a 5 acre parcel of cleared pasture complete with barn and coral. Perfect for human and animals alike. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a modern kitchen surely make the country life easy. There is also a roughed in basement for additional storage or finish it off for more space. Your slice of country offered at $599,950.

Click on blog title above to view the breathtaking photos. To walk the property, or take a closer look, please do get in touch.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Seattle Bellevue Homes with Private Pools


Thinking about relocating to the Pacific Northwest and have special amenities you're seeking? I’d be happy to assist. Take swimming pools, for instance...


Are you moving and on the lookout for a little convenient "pool time"? Well a "relo"* to Seattle or Bellevue doesn't mean you have to give up the pool. There are a wide range of homes to choose from in our area, with over 20 homes on the market right now, depending on the size of the pool you'd like and your budget. At the top of the list is a breathtaking 5 bedroom 9 bath home in Medina with an asking price of $26,800,000. And on the other end of the price spectrum, is a cozy 3 bedroom 1 bath Meadowbrook home with an asking price of $389,950.


Click on the City in the blog post above to view the particular homes mentioned. If you’re interested in discussing your Northwest real estate needs with me, please do get in touch.



* Relo = relocation

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Modern (Waterfront) in Magnolia


Embrace your modern seafaring ways on the shores of Magnolia. Take this waterfront 4 bedroom 4 bath duplex and turn into a Miller Hull inspired designed home. Located on the shores of Magnolia work with its natural setting and modern lines and create your own jewel. And with a location just south of the 534 acre Discovery Park you’ll have room to roam if you get tired of gorgeous views. The listing price is $765,000.

Click on blog title above to view the breathtaking photos. To walk the property, or take a closer look, please do get in touch.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mazama: cool cabin for skiing plus sun on 9+ private shared acres


I love Mazama.

Gather some like-minded skiiers and purchase this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath cabin together in Mazama, WA, near Winthrop and Twisp-- perfect for cross country skiing and mountain biking. $299,000 is the list price, with an offer pending, but back-up offers are being sought.

Go in on this one with some friends. Call me for more details and click on link above to see photos. It's definitely worth a look.

photo from our state's terrific travel site, www.experiencewa.com

Saturday, February 20, 2010

1929 Tudor Home near the Seattle Yacht Club


Well before Opening Day of boating season with its crew races and fanfare on May 1st you can find yourself home in a three bedroom home on Seattle's East Hamlin Street.

Offered at $775,000 this is one of the handful of homes located on the charming loop from Montlake to the Yacht Club and back. A detached two car garage and alley offers parking and sunshine fills up this home with its solarium and sunny perch.

Care to take a look? Give me a call and we'll walk through.

Click on blog title to view pictures and details of this great home.7890

Friday, February 19, 2010

a little bungalow tucked on Capitol Hill, near Volunteer Park


This two bedroom cottage on 19th Avenue East has seen an offer come in, but back-up offers are being requested. Select this condo alternative up in a great part of historic Seattle, where you can walk to the park, shops, Kingfish, Monsoon and more. Turnkey living that can be locked-up and left on a street of grand homes.

Let me know if you wish to take a look. Listing price is $420,900. Click on blog title above to view home.

photo of King Fish Cafe (try their red velvet cake) is from chowtimes.com, a terrific blog by Ben and Suann of Vancouver BC. Check it out, especially if you are heading up to the Olympics.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

two bedrooms: $245,000 in Northeast Seattle on nearly 7,000 square foot lot


Set on a private lightly treed glen this two bedroom cottage is a place to find inspiration. Bring your ideas from the Seattle Garden Show and transform this level yard into anything from a bocce ball court to a gardener's paradise. Ample room to grow-- be it inside or out. Step inside and be dazzled by the light and efficient spaces this cottage has to offer. When compared to today's townhomes and condos this cottage offers not only flexible spaces and privacy but a great location to boot.

Feel free to phone, email or DM me to arrange to view this home.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Five Bedroom, 2.75 bath home in Bryant School Boundaries


Take a look! This Bryant home boasts a timeless design combined with the updates of a modern home. 1923 home with original hardwoods, updated windows and brand new second story. Street appeal galore with a gracious front porch to welcome you. Bright living room with fireplace. Large dining room. Spacious kitchen with gas opens up to a sunny wisteria-draped pergola. Light filled formal entry hall features gorgeous staircase to second story. 5 bdrms, 2.75 baths. Media room. Located w/in Bryant School area and in a neighborhood where the kids play together and there are terrific Block Parties.

Listing price $754,000

Let me know if you'd like to come take a look at this beauty.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1913 Capitol Hill Gem


The home looks as gorgeous today as it did in 1913. Picture-perfect covered porch with swing opens to gracious entry. Inlaid floors, new leaded glass double pane windows and original unpainted woodwork/built-ins. Whole House H2O filtration system, new furnace/AC/h2oHeater. Viking gas range, stainless appliances. Jetted tub w/ radiant heat bath. 2nd story w/ 2 sweet bedrooms. High ceilinged bright, dry, unfinished huge basement offers huge opportunity. Newly renovated garage. Alley access. And a rear sunporch that evokes Cape Cod cheer.

Offered at $759,000 for 4 bedrooms. Please call to arrange a time to walk through with me.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Magnuson Park's Condo Living: with a lush lawn you'll never need to mow


With this home, a large living room with glorious natural light opens up to a private patio and views of rolling lawns and lush vegetation. Perfection: privacy without sacrificing light! Locale offers easy access to Magnuson Park on Lake Washington, the Burke Gillman Trail for cycling, Sand Point Village and Seattle's "old school" and beloved Katterman's pharmacy, plus U Village and more.

Updated with fir trim, paneled doors and new appliances. Family room off the kitchen. Two large bedrooms. Master suite with private bath. An adjoining dining room offers plenty of space. Covered parking, storage space, tennis court, large pool complete this lovely unit's amenities. Offered at $290,00 for this two bedroom, 1.75 bath unit. Care to take a look? Call me for a time to meet there for a walk through.

Monday, January 4, 2010

blue beach house


Who out there's longing for a beach getaway as January's rains set-in here in Seattle? There's a great 5 bedroom "beach shack" right on Alki, listed for under $800k, that was built in 1920 and has a Coastal Living vibe. Think urban locale with sandy beach amenity. And note to foodies: with The Swinery www.swinerymeats.com and Spring Hill www.springhillnw.com both in the 'hood, West Seattle's not a bad place to "get stranded".

Email or call me to get details on this home.

Photo from Country Living magazine