Friday, June 27, 2014

Private Carkeek Park 1960s Home Abutting Greenbelt: Listed at $640,000

Learn about creating your own woodland paradise with this story
in Sunset magazine and photo by Robin Cushman.
Classic 60s contemporary home on the end of a private street wows right away with its double door, double height flagstone entry way, multiple great rooms and fireplaces plus patios all around surrounded by lush Pacific Northwest greenery and mature trees.  The main floor offers three bedrooms and two baths, vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and an open floor plan that can be easily enjoyed.  Imagine the slider doors updated with Nanos, opening onto the patios which peek West towards the sunset skies and Olympic mountains over Carkeek Park. 

The lower level currently offers its own MIL entrance, bath, living room with fireplace, bedroom and second kitchen. There's a garage with workshop area, plus copious storage throughout this well cared for and updated home.  View the photos here and let me know if you'd like to take a look.  It's an in city retreat.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sump Pumps and Dehumidifiers: A Discussion of Reducing "Damp" as They Call it in the UK

Wet behind the ears when it comes to lower level living?Check out this good article on Remodelista about basements in need of a little dehumidifying.  Read it here.

TWO Seattle Mid Century Modern View Homes Listed Together at $850,000: The Perfect Property for an HGTV Before/After Reality Show

Tamarundi Furniture vintage surf boards on Pinterest.
This Sunset Hill listing offers incredible Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views, a main home, and a legal guest cottage.  Located in a terrific area, the 1949 homes eat up the views in a neighborhood that calls to mind California surf communities.  Modern homes have been built near this sunset perch.  

Bring your remodel ideas and vision. The main house has picture windows overlooking Puget Sound and has an updated kitchen and large living room. From there you're led to the large patio for parties and more space.  These lead you outside to a large patio perfect for entertaining with views of the sound and Olympic Mountains.  The second cottage is a legal second unit for income or office and studio space.

View the photos here and let me know if you'd like to hear more. Offers are being reviewed quickly. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Greenlake Craftsman Home Built in 2011: Listed at $1,295,000

Thoughtful new construction with classic Craftsman lines, gorgeous moldings and perfect finishes.  This south facing five bedroom home is fresh and bright.  View the photos online here.  Hardwood floors, large kitchen, 3 1/2 baths, great entry way with statement front door and staircase to the upstairs.  French doors open to a deck that is terrific for entertaining. Let me know if you'd like to hear more, as offers will be reviewed next Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

1959 Home in NE Seattle with a West Elm Aesthetic. $650,000 List Price with Offers Being Reviewed Monday

Lounging on the lawn, West Elm style.
Walk to Dahl Field, University Prep, Wedgwood Pool, Roosevelt, Ravenna's Third Place Books & Pub and catch the Microsoft Connector nearby.  This three bedroom, two bath mid century home has an over 9,000 sq ft yard with garden and lawn for bocci or just lounging. Hardwood floors, bright formal areas plus a master on the main floor.  Lower level opens to the yard and features a Great Room, bedroom, shop, office and a spot for a second kitchen. View the photos here and let me know if you'd like to hear more. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Remodelistas Take Note! Renovate This Two Bedroom Bungalow with Large Lot on Quiet Street in Maple Leaf: Listed at $370,000

Ceiling detail.
A neatly clipped box hedge leads you up the brick walkway to this North end home's front door.  Sited on its 6,300+ square foot lot with gorgeous trees, this sunny and bright 1940 bungalow has traditional elements including oak floors, curved doorways, coved ceilings in the formal areas and a fireplace.  The unfinished basement and detached one car garage with another attached bonus space offer excellent expansion potential. Finish the space to be an office or studio.  View the photos here and let me know if you have any questions.  Offers to be reviewed Monday.

1997 Ballard Home Listed at $550,000

Bright Ballard house with open floor plan for kitchen, dining room and living room... all of which flows though French doors to the deck.  Master suite, fully fenced low maintenance yard, patio and more. Attached two car garage.   Great Ballard location for walking to shops, parks and restaurants.  Offers are being reviewed Wednesday June 25th.  Peruse the photos and give me a call.

Monday, June 16, 2014

3/4s of an Acre in Magnolia: 1930 Cape Cod with Guesthouse. Complete with Rolling Lawns, Orchard and View of the Locks and Ship Canal

A view across the lawn, to the home and guest cottage from the road.

Water views from the home and its guest cottage.
A slice of country in the heart of the city.  It's rare to find lots like this within Seattle's city limits. Watch the boats on their way through the Locks and enjoy serene vistas from this home in the Magnolia, Discovery Park neighborhood. Located on West Commodore Way, it is listed at $1.2 million with offers being reviewed June 25.

The main house offers 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths on a large lot boasting excellent views. The guest house brings an entire second view residence to the property. Click here to view the photos. Let me know of any questions-- I'm here to discuss this great property near Fort Lawton and Discovery Park.

Waterfront Land on Riviera: Lake Washington Laps the Shore Where You'll Enjoy Mt Rainier and Cascade Mountain Views. Listed Today at $825,000

Architects take note. This little two bedroom 1940s lake house is new on the market.  Great level lot to build your new in-city retreat on Riviera-- the waterside lane adjacent to the Burke Gilman trail in Seattle's North end.  Excellent location for water sports and summer fun.  View listing photos here and let me know if you'd like to learn more. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Stylish Opportunity. Mid Century Sunset Hill Home in Seattle for $470,000

Offers, if any, will be reviewed Wednesday on this 1952 brick home with three bedrooms on the main floor plus a lower level to expand even more.  Click here to view the photos of this house which offers hardwood floors, original tile work and more.  Give me a call or email for further information.

Monday, June 9, 2014

1911 Ravenna Craftsman

6 bedrooms, 2 baths located on a charming street in Ravenna. What a great location! You are in the middle of two great neighborhoods: Roosevelt businesses and the future rail station to the west and the Ravenna’s Third Place Books, yoga studios and restaurants to the east. A spacious home with updates but still maintaining the period charm such as built-ins and stone fireplace. Asking $719,000.

Click on the  title for additional photos. If you'd like to take a closer look or at other homes in the area just call or email.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Private 3 bedroom Wedgwood home

Enter the private yard just past the detached garage and fruit trees to uncover this private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Wedgwood. Inside the 1,380 sq ft home are hardwood floors, fireplace, an updated kitchen with granite counters, tiled floors and loads of cabinetry. Asking $420,000.

Just email or call to hear more.