In a fantastically exciting, and unexpected World Cup to date, the United States 2014 team have stood “toe-to-toe with some big teams” as U.S. goalie Tim Howard put it, to advance to the knockout round of the World Cup to play Belgium today, July 1st at 1PM PST. For the rapidly growing U.S. fan club (19 million viewers tuned in last week to watch U.S. vs. Germany) in Seattle, we’re throwing out a handful of suggestions on where to catch the game as office work grinds to a screeching halt for the next two nail-biting hours.
Fado Irish Pub at 801 1st Ave S (That is, if you can elbow your way through the crowds in either of these two tried and tested stomping grounds for the sports-crazed that have likely been posted up for hours at this point.)
Madison Park’s Attic Alehouse – Post-match victory swim in the lake at Madison Park beach, anyone? They have also rigged a TV on their patio so you can catch some of these mid-summer rays while you cheer on our boys.
Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Phinney Center has rigged a 14-by-8 movie screen for this momentous occasion. Rumor has it there will be food trucks.
Cafe Presse – Not feeling like pub grub? Venture to Captiol Hill’s French bar and café, Café Presse that was included in the Flipkey.com / Trip Advisor list or “10 Best Sports Bars in the U.S. to watch the World Cup” for your fix of FIFA and steak-frites.
Stuck at your desk? Watch the game on the ESPN website or download the “Watch ESPN” app.
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.
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.
Other listings on view today:
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Julie Biniasz – 206.849.2681 and Sam Cunningham – 206.227.7849
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No. 1802 Offered at $2,695,000 MLS #596716
Ellen Gillette – 206.478.0941
2,720 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.
It’s that time of year when kids are finishing up with school, winter break is just about to start, and the holidays are in full swing. In order to make entertaining easier during this season here are our top picks for some fun this weekend.
The Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival The Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival, located at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, WA, is sure to please the entire family. Only an hour from Kirkland, The Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival boasts over a million lights. This event will continue to go through this weekend (December 20-22) and next weekend (December 26-29). Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will go on until 10:00 p.m. The festival will have many attractions, such as music, theater, crafts, pony rides, a petting farm and even Polar Express Train Rides. Guests will have time to shop, enjoy a dinner theater and even visit with Santa Claus. The price is $11 for seniors, military, and children under 13 years old, and $15 for ages 13-59. This weekend’s lineup includes:
Friday, December 20: In the Spotlight Dance and Andy & Joy
Saturday, December 21: Monroe Concert Band and Jerry Miner
Sunday, December 22: Premiere Dance Center and Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
December 29 the Warm Beach Camp event will be “Choose Your Own Price,” there will be no minimum requirement for entrance into the event.
Shoreline Solstice Stroll The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is hosting the Shoreline Solstice Stroll this weekend. Located only 20 minutes from Capitol Hill, this once a year event begins Friday, December 20, and ends Sunday, December 21. The event is open from the beginning of sunset at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 9:00 p.m. on both days. This year Cynthia Knox, the creative director of the SummerSet Arts Festival, has partnered with the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden to create art especially for the Stroll. Enter a magical world of delicate orbs, giant flowers, and a “hobbit hive” in this one of a kind setting. The Garden will be providing warm beverages and cookies for everyone to enjoy. There is no fee for this event, however donations are requested and greatly appreciated. Come and light up the longest day of the year!
Burke Museum: Fish & Shells If you are looking to break up the holiday festivities the Burke Museum may just have what you’re looking for. Throughout the month of December they will have a special display of fish and shells that are not typically available to the public. This special exhibit is thanks to Dr. Phillip and Sandra Nudelman who donated around 100,000 shells, making this event possible and will be available on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the month. The Museum is located 15 minutes from Queen Anne. General admission is $10.
We hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays with family and friends. Don’t forget to purchase tickets to your favorite New Years Eve event before it’s too late!
Come enjoy the incredible views this morning from 11am-1pm at 735 1st Street S #303
Beautiful 4,250 square foot penthouse with forever views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains. The lock-and-go convenience of condominium living with the floor plan, space and storage of a single family home. Dramatic foyer, marble floors, wide hallways, large formals, walls of windows and a gracious circular floor plan. Three bedroom suites, expansive wrap around view terrace, air conditioning, 3-car garage parking.
As the holiday season kick into gear, Seattle’s event scene is bursting with things to do around town. Fight the urge to kick back at home on some of these colder nights and try something new! Here are a few of Bennion & Deville’s top pics for this weekend, Nov 22-24.
Real Estate Happenings
DON’T FORGET: This Sunday, the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team will be accepting offers on our newest listing, 1614 21st Ave E.
Ongoing The Children’s Museum
Throughout the next few weeks the Seattle Children’s museum is exploring different cultural holidays during this festive season. This weekend they will be Exploring Diwali. Come bring the kiddos to the Festival of Lights to learn something new. This will be a great chance to try different foods, learn new games and participate in activates that will teach everyone in the family something new about this holiday. The Seattle Children’s Museum is just a 10-15 drive from Queen Anne.
Friday Julianna Barwick Concert
If you’re looking for a musical evening The Fremont Abbey Arts Center, near Magnolia, has what you’re looking for. They are happy to welcome Julianna Barwick, along with Hannah Epperson, this Friday night. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are just $15 at the door. Don’t miss this unique artist who has toured with bands such as Sigur ROS. The performance is open for all ages. Due to the nature of this performance, be sure to wear quiet shoes and bring cameras without the shutter noise so as to disrupt the audience members around you. And don’t forget, all of the proceeds will go to help support Literacy Source programs.
Saturday Seattle Women Make Art – Again!
Come out to support local artists at Jackson Place Co-Housing located south of the Queen Anne area. This Saturday they will be hosting an art show to showcase female artists from the Seattle area. These talented women will be exhibiting their unique work beginning at 10am. You are sure to be dazzled by all types of artwork, from art gourds, to one-of-a-kind jewelry, exclusive photography and much more. Please attend and support our local artists.
Sunday 5K Turkey Trot This Sunday, at Marina Park in Kirkland begins this year’s annual 5K Turkey Trot. The proceeds from this event go to support the various social services offered by Hopelink. Day-of-event registration is $40 per person, or $35 dollars if you are participating with a group. The race begins at 11am sharp! Be sure to bring your kids and pets, stroller and pet registration are free. The event registration begins at 10am and also includes a fair, hot chocolate, and prize drawings.
The Modern American Chicken — Café Nordo Sunday night come out for a culinary experience like no other. Chef Nordo is back and bringing his Carnal Food Movement with him. Come and enjoy a night to remember as your prix-fixe dinner menu takes you through the life of a chicken, from birth to your plate. All of the food is locally sourced and the menu is meticulously planned, and can change without notice. Come out to the historic Washington Hall, located at 153 14th Avenue, Seattle, just 10 minutes away from the Capitol Hill and Madrona neighborhoods and see what all the excitement is about. This Sunday will be your last night to enjoy this unique theatrical dinner. This event is 21 and up.
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Capitol Hill Mediterranean Eclectic – $895,000
Lovely Mediterranean eclectic home built in 1922 with preserved architectural character and craftsman charm in beautiful Capitol Hill neighborhood. Stunning hardwoods and diamond-paned windows throughout. Beautifully maintained courtyard landscaping in keeping with the style of the home. Bright living and dining areas; original kitchen updated with modern appliances; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; sunlight basement with media room & storage area; fireplace; entertaining porch with trellis, attached 1-car garage, additional covered parking.
Open Houses: Thursday, November 21st, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Capitol Hill Mediterranean Eclectic (New Listing!), $895,000