Temperatures Reaching 90 Degrees Call For Outdoor Summer Retreats

When the traffic slow’s down because the glare is too bright, sunglass sales start to top any other city’s (check #23), the Blue Angels start to practice routines louder and lower over lakefront neighborhoods, West Seattle’s Alki Beach crowds could fool you into thinking you’ve landed on  Muscle Beach, the stream of tourists posing under Pike Place’s Starbucks are wearing cruise lanyards, people that have craved the heat for the last 9 months start to complain about it, you’re hard pressed to find a patch of grass at Madison Park beach, Duck Dodge seems to take up all of Lake Union, Westward & Little Gull runs out of Rosé on the deck and white legs and manicured toes sprout like spring flowers…we know the sun has landed in Seattle for a little while.

Summer chimed in earlier than usual this year (normally we don’t rely on Seattle to offer us much more than a teaser day or two before July 15th) but this year it is in full swing and laying the heat on thick.  A ten day forecast of temperatures reaching a near 90 degrees means we’ll all be seeking a little evening breeze.  We fished through our listings for some of our best outdoor retreats to give you a taste of what summer nights in some Bennion & Deville homes might play out like.

Bennion & Deville Enatai Luxury Lakeside Lodge

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Highlands View Home

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Enatai Mid-Century Modern HouseBennion & Deville

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 Enatai Luxury Lakeside Lodge

Join Us At The Millennium Tower

Three fantastic downtown listings all on view in one broker’s open.  Come join us at the Millennium Tower, one of Seattle’s most luxurious high-rises, which features 18 exclusive residences positioned on the buildings top 5 floors, giving them sweeping views of the Seattle skyline, the Cascade Mountains, and Puget Sound.

JOIN US TODAY FROM 11am-1:30 PM 

No. 1902, Offered at $2,400,000
MLS #655163

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Living room with soaring South and West facing views.

This exceptional new Bennion & Deville condominium is located in the heart of the downtown business district.  Situated on the 19th floor, this unit offers sophisticated urban living with privacy and style.  Floor-to-ceiling South and West-facing windows afford spectacular city, mountain and Sound views.  Open floor plan with spacious living areas and large private view-terrace are perfect for entertaining.  Sunny kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, oversized island, abundant storage and adjoining dining/living room. Master retreat with huge walk-in closet and lush master bath.  Custom Venetian Plaster wall treatments are the perfect backdrop for displaying art.  Media room; den/office; 2 parking spaces in underground secured garage. Fantastic location within close proximity to many downtown shops, restaurants and theaters.Bennion and Deville Fine Homes Inc. Seattle Real Estate

Other listings on view today:

No. 1504, Offered at $2,595,000
MLS # 520270
Julie Biniasz – 206.849.2681 and Sam Cunningham – 206.227.7849

Millennium Tower #1504Tranquility reigns in this exquisite two-story urban home designed by Olson Kundig Architects. 3,485 sq. ft., master & great suites, state-of–the-art media room, spectacular art space.

No. 1802 Offered at $2,695,000
MLS #596716
Ellen Gillette – 206.478.0941

Millennium Towers2,720 sq. ft. with floor-to-ceiling windows, limestone floors, and two sumptuous bedroom suites.  Chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, heated floors, and walnut cabinets.

 

This Week At Bennion & Deville – New Listings, Broker’s Opens, Birthdays!

Although this week’s weather forecast was a little chillier than desireable, our work week has been more than hot- and it’s only Tuesday!  Here’s a little forecast of what the Bennion & Deville team has on the books between now and Friday.

Monday:
New Listing!
1515 Parkside Drive EastBennion & Deville Seattle Homes For Sale

  • Price: $4,495,000
  • NWMLS:628157
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.25
  • Heat: Forced Air, heat pump, radiant
  • Fireplace: 2
  • Year Built: 2013
  • SF: 6,155
  • Lot SF: 9,200

Stunning 2013 home situated to enjoy westerly fairway views of the Broadmoor golf course. With high ceilings and walls of windows, the light filled great room is the hub of the home and overlooks the pool, patio, fire pit, and basketball court. The finishes of metal, concrete, and soft woods give the house a modern clean look with a comfortable feel. The master retreat enjoys a custom steel fireplace, a lavish bath with heated floors, and a gym. A stunning home not to be missed.

Tuesday:
New Listing!
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc Seattle Real Estate14425 3rd Avenue NW

  • Price: $1,950,000
  • NWMLS:
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Heat: Forced Air
  • Fireplace: 2
  • Year Built: 1939
  • Lot SF: 10,761

Picturesque Broadview home on beautifully manicured, gated grounds just steps from Seattle Golf Club. Exquisitely chic & stylishly appointed, this 5bed, 3.75 bath home defines comfortable elegance. Gourmet kitchen has sunny breakfast nook with window seat & creamy Cararra counters; formal living room & dining room have French doors for indoor/outdoor flow to gracious patio areas; grand master suite with adjoining living room; cozy den with luxe lacquered walls; full 1 bedroom apartment over attached 3-car garage.

Wednesday
Open House at 14425  3rd Ave NW

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.Tomorrow, Bob Bennion will be holding down the fort at this traditional stunner in Broadmoor that is just steps from the Seattle Golf Course. Set away from the street, this gated and private home is exquisitely remodeled and positioned for warm, west and south-facing sunlight in all living  rooms.  French doors in multiple rooms lead to graveled pathways, multiple trellised patios and large outdoor terrace for quiet spots to soak up the afternoon/evening sun and outdoor entertaining.  This home is truly the the perfect refuge for those seeking privacy, elegance and style.  If you’re on the fly, we’ll give you a Top Pot doughnut and send you on your way!  We hope we will see you there.

Thursday
Team birthday celebrations at Terra Plata!
The Bennion & Deville team are big fans of birthdays and this Thursday we’re due to celebrate two of our best at chef Tamara Murphy’s Terra Plata restaurant near Melrose Market.  Here’s to hoping the forecast shifts so we can toast to our team members on their rooftop deck over lunch!  More photos to follow.

This Week In Numbers: 

  • Current Listings: 20 (residential), 2 (land)
  • Pending Listings: 6 (residential), 1 (land)
  • Closed: stay tuned!

 

Fantastic Price reduction & Broker’s Open – Montlake Tudor

With a price reduction of $100,000 and at a new price of $1,250,000, this home is an unbelievable opportunity to own this distinguished Montlake Tudor on a fully fenced, street-to-street lot in Montlake.  Situated on a large, 7,019 square foot lot with beautifully manicured garden and entertaining patio, this home is an in-city oasis located just minutes away from the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum, the restaurants and shopping of University Village and centrally located for access to all major highways. Featuring original details such as handsome woodwork, beautiful hardwoods, and stained glass windows, this home nods to yesteryear with tasteful updates for comfortable modern living. Rare 5 bedrooms/3 baths up, including generous master suite with deck and updated bath.  Lower level rec room, bath and separate entrance.  2-car garage.

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For more details, please visit this listing on our website. Broker’s open Thursday, April 30th from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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New Bennion & Deville Listing! – Washington Park Sophisticate

Warm, inviting spaces in a peaceful setting…

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Built in 2008, this beautiful, open-concept 3-level home is nestled in the leafy hillside of Lake Washington Boulevard.  Sky-high ceilings and large south and west-facing picture windows create warm, open living spaces bathed in natural light.  Grand entry with Venetian plaster walls opens to large bonus room complete with wet bar- ideal for entertaining. Formal great room has soaring 22-foot ceilings. Gourmet chef’s kitchen features large granite-topped center island, warm maple cabinetry and top-of-the-line stainless appliances. Step down into adjacent family room; French doors lead to patio and private garden.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc

The home’s 4 bedrooms and additional bonus room can be found on the third level, including a spacious master retreat with spa-like bath and private balcony. Conveniently located in Washington Park, this home offers peaceful privacy just minutes away from the Arboretum and Madison Avenue’s many shops and restaurants.Bob Bennion & Bob Deville Washington Park Home

  • 4 BedroomsBennion and Deville Seattle Homes For Sale
  • 4.25 Bathrooms
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Bonus Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Attached 2-Car Garage
  • 4,645 Finished SF
  • 7,757 SF Lot
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Security System

Offered at $1,995,000

For more details on this home, please visit this listing on our website.

New Listing!- Mt. Baker View Estate

We are thrilled to blog about our newest Bennion & Deville listing, a fabulous 1911-built home thats situated on an expansive corner lot in Mount Baker – the kind of place, reported The Seattle Times, “where a few neighbors hire a band, strap on their tool belts and erect a stage in the park to provide free concerts for the neighborhood. Where people get together to fight City Hall or to dog a major petroleum company over a contaminated site. Where the community club hosts a neighborhood potluck for 300 and a biennial Home Tour requiring 150 volunteers — and also raises around $100,000 a year in college scholarships.”

Take a peek through 2810 Cascadia Avenue South….

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc Mt Baker Home For Sale

Property Features:

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Finished SF: 8,165
  • Lot Size: 1.4+ Acre
  • Year Built: 1911
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Garage: 2-Car
  • 2013 Taxes: $24,423
  • Heat: Gas, Radiant
  • Media Room
  • Dance Studio
  • Separate Apartment

This stately manse, built in 1911 occupies a coveted corner lot nearly an acre in size.  From its hillside perch above Lake Washington, the magnificent 2-story house enjoys commanding views of the water, Cascade Mountains, and Mt. Rainier.   A terraced front yard with mature plantains, a circular drive, koi pond and fountain provide a lovely approach to the house.
Bob Bennion Real Estate Seattle Bob Bennion Real Estate SeattleThe foyer and formals are all grand in scale and graced with oak panel walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors and other period detailing.  Multiple sets of front doors in the living room open to a full-width deck that provides breathtaking vistas and front-row seats to Seafair festivities.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc
The main home has 6 bedrooms, all located on the second level as well as 3 flu baths.  Large master suite has spectacular views and adjoining sitting room or office.

The lower level of the house is dedicated to serious play and includes a media/billiards room, a dance studio, a music/game room, an exercise room and a media room.

A detached 2-car garage and full carriage house apartment complete this grand estate.

Offered at $3,750,000

 

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NEW LISTING- Distinguished Montlake Tudor

Bennion & Deville Seattle Homes For SaleDecorative brickwork, half-timbering, stained glass doors, beautifully maintained hardwoods, period sconces, wainscoting, beamed ceilings and a large elegant marble fireplace are just some of the exquisite details in this distinguished Montlake tudor that is new on the market as of just yesterday!

Built in 1927 but featuring a fully updated kitchen with crisp white cabinetry, granite counters and high-end stainless appliances this home strikes the perfect balance between modernized amenities and thoughtful preservation of the home’s original features.

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  • Address: 2231 East Lake Washington Boulevard
  • City: Seattle
  • NWMLS: 600691
  • List Price: $1,350,000
  • Status: Available
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Heat: Gas, radiant
  • Fireplace: 2
  • Taxes: $11,167 (2013)
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Square Feet: 5540
  • Lot Size: 7,019

Located near the in-city oasis of the Washington Park Arboretum, the University of Washington, and the central business district for Montlake that includes the Montlake Blvd Market, Cafe Lago, the Montlake Ale House, the Montlake Bicycle Shop, Fuel coffee shop, and the public library, this centralized neighborhood offers something for everyone.

For more details on this listing , please visit our website, or join us  for an open house today from 11:30 – 1:30.

Now on the market – Historical Harvard Belmont Estate

Bennion & Deville Fine HomesThis magnificent property is nestled amongst some of seattle’s finest homes in Capitol Hill’s historic Harvard Belmont neighborhood. This beautifully preserved historically significant home was built in 1910 by renowned Seattle-based architect Carl Gould, a key figure in Seattle’s architectural history.  Offering over 12,000 square feet of exquisite details, classic architecture, distinguished interiors, elegant formals and beautifully manicured homes, this time-honored property is truly a living piece of history featuring panoramic views of the skyline, Lake Union, and the Olympic Mountains on a beautiful tree-lined street that is within close proximity to the vibrant amenities of Broadway and 15th Ave E.

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Property Details:

  • Area: Harvard Belmont
  • City: Seattle
  • NWMLS: 598732
  • List Price: $8,500,000
  • Status: Available
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 8.5
  • Heat: Gas, Forced Air
  • Fireplace: 7
  • Taxes: $62,715 (2013)
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Square Feet: 12050
  • Lot Size: 27,600SF

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Luxury Portfolio Magazine Publishes New Digital Edition

Well this is certainly something to brag about via our blog: Two of our magnificent Bennion & Deville listings grace the new online pages of the latest edition of Luxury Portfolio’s biannual magazine, now in digital format too!

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.Bennion & Deville have long been members of Luxury Portfolio, a network comprised of the best locally-branded brokerage companies and associates in the world and a comprehensive marketing program available exclusively for real estate companies that are part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network.   The targeted distribution of their magazine – hard copies are sent directly to a highly affluent audience in over 40 countries – as well as their many online and print marketing tools and advertising help us to broaden our advertising reach and expose some of our high end listings to a much wider audience of potential buyers around the world.  Now offered digitally in a fresher and more contemporary layout, Luxury Portfolio helps us to further our advertising reach to include more long term exposure of the properties we market in this way.

This beautiful magazine generally features a sampling of some of the exceptional homes that are part of the Luxury Portfolio collection.  February’s edition highlights homes in areas that include Paris, New England, the California Coast, Lake Tahoe, New Zealand, Sardinia and Dubai, and offers readers unique insights into what luxury means in different areas through interviews with local experts, area highlights and lifestyle features.

Bennion and Deville Seattle Homes for SaleBennion and Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsYou can view the latest edition of the Luxury Portfolio International®  Magazine online here or pick up a copy  in select international first class airline lounges or a Barnes & Noble stores near you!  Be sure to check out the Bennion and Deville listings on pages 92 and 96 that include a stunning Capitol Hill colonial (now SOLD) and a fantastic downtown Seattle penthouse at 5th & Madison with dramatic views of Puget Sound, Elliot Bay and Seattle’s city lights.

To learn more about this network, please visit www.LuxuryPortfolio.com.