Sold – Adelaide Waterfront Estate

We are thrilled to announce the close of another february sale!  This beautiful  waterfront estate on the shores of Adelaide beach is now home to a new family just as spring starts to show its face again.

Sold Bennion Deville Home

Home details:

  • Area: Adelaide
  • Address: 29622 20th Place SW
  • City: Federal Way
  • NWMLS: 371621
  • List Price: $2,950,000
  • Status: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 5.25
  • Heat: Gas, Forced Air
  • Fireplace: 4
  • Taxes: $39,225
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Square Feet: 5774
  • Lot Size: 8+ Acres

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncTo all those involved in this transaction, thank you for working with the Bennion & Deville team!

SOLD! Spacious Loft Under the Space Needle

We are thrilled to announce that this stunning penthouse in the acclaimed Mosler Lofts is SOLD. Now home to some lucky new owners, this beautiful North West facing Belltown loft featured some of the most spectacular Space Needle views we have seen from a Seattle home.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes

  • Area: Belltown
  • Address: 2720 3rd Ave #PH02
  • City: Seattle
  • NWMLS: 541644
  • List Price: $1,895,000
  • Status: Sold
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Heat: Gas, Forced Air
  • Fireplace: 1
  • Taxes: $9014
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Square Feet: 2000

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

Thank you for working with the Bennion & Deville team!

Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping That Won’t Break The Bank

Bennion & Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsIt’s hard to believe the holidays are almost here, and for those of us who didn’t check off our holiday lists on Black Friday and Cyber Monday it’s time to start forming our plan of attack. For many people, holiday shopping is an expensive and stress-filled ordeal. That’s why we’re sharing our top sites for finding holiday gifts without breaking the bank this year.

HauteLook

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncHauteLook is an excellent place to find gifts from designer brands at super-discounted prices. Not only can you save up to 70% on the season’s hottest trends, you are also guaranteed to find gifts that your friends and family will love. Offering sales on designs from brands including J Brand, Nespresso, Armani and MINKPINK, and on everything from women’s apparel to home goods, HauteLook makes holiday shopping easy on you and your wallet. HauteLook also offers free shipping on orders over $100 and easy returns, making holiday shopping stress and hassle-free.

Gilt

Similar to HauteLook, Gilt features a curated collection of sales for men, women and the home. Offering higher-end, luxury brands, Gilt is sure to have everyone on your holiday list raving about your gifts for months to come. With designs from such designers as Stuart Weizman, Kendra Scott, Calvin Klein, Versace and Vince featured at up to 60% off daily, Gilt never fails to offer shoppers an unbeatable selection and great savings.

Gilt’s Baby & Kids section offers gifts for kids and expectant mothers on your holiday list, featuring deals on everything from designer diaper bags to easy bake kitchen sets the little baker and microscopes for the budding scientist on your holiday list. The Gilt Gift feature also helps streamline holiday shopping, allowing you to customize your gift search even further.

Still can’t find that “just right” gift? No worries. Seattle is featured on Gilt City where you can find great discounts for local businesses, shows and more that you may redeem for the perfect gift for that special someone.

Anthropologie’s Sale Page

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Windermere Real Estate AgentsWith over 300 new sale items, Anthropologie offers a great selection of quality gifts including women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and items for the home. The store, which was founded twenty years ago in Pennsylvania, now boasts 175 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK, and offers an expertly curated collection for all the stylish women on your list. Score a trendy pair of booties for your sister, a cozy throw for grandma and a luxurious sweater for mom, all at excellent prices.

Fab

Have a more eclectic group of people to shop for this holiday season? Perhaps you are searching for a prehistoric planter, an artistic coffee table book or just about anything mustache themed this December. If this is the case, there is no better place to find a huge selection of quirky, colorful gifts for your eclectic friends and family than Fab.com. This holiday, Fab has curated collections of gifts – gifts for techies, gifts for design lovers, gifts for mom, gifts for dad, etc. – making holiday shopping even easier. Free shipping over orders of $49 also helps you stick to that holiday budget this year.

Scoutmob

Bob Bennion Windermere Best Seattle Real estate AgentLast, but not least, Scoutmob offers shoppers an impressive selection of goods artfully crafted by independent artisans and designers from across the country. Browse Scoutmob’s gifts page to find curated collections with something for everyone including “The Cool Crowd,” “The Person With Everything” and “Pet People.” Have an avid foodie on your list this year? Scoutmob also offers a great selection of specialty olive oils, spices, hot sauces, jams, breads, cookies and much more.

Similar to Gilt, Scoutmob also features deals and products for a select few U.S. cities. With Seattle being one of these cities, you can not only find great gifts, but also support local businesses in your city when you shop on Scoutmob. Better yet? New shoppers receive an additional 15% off when they join Scoutmob.

So skip the holiday crowds, curl up with some hot cocoa and let the gifting (and saving) begin!

Macy's Christmas Tree Downtown Seattle

The Emerald City Experience

On such a surprisingly beautiful and crisp fall day, we decided this video was the perfect thing to share to highlight our love affair with Seattle in the sun.  Despite the bad rep we get for skies riddled with clouds and mildly dreary days on end, no other place can really top our fair city when graced with even a little sunshine.

Videographer Don Jensen, crafted this spectacular time lapse video showcasing stunning images that span from sparkly lake views to the hustle and bustle of Pike Place Market. Seattle is known for it’s incredible landscapes,  but it isn’t so often recognized for it’s sunnier days and this video shows off Seattle in all of it’s spectacular glory!

“The city of Seattle is a very diverse city offering everything from industrial to artistic; crowded to vacant, the hustle and bustle of a large city mixed with quiet ocean side parks,” Jensen wrote on his Vimeo page presenting the project. “The ultimate goal was to present a video that would show what a person could see as they made their way through and around the city in the course of a day or two.”

Taken in almost 40 different locations around the city, and made up of roughly 21,000 images this video is truly beautiful!

Making the Case for Nerdier Real Estate Agents

Bob Bennion Windermere Agent Bennion & Deville Fine Homes
A very geek chic Bob Bennion.

Kathleen Doler of Investors.com recently published an article discussing the many ways Real Estate agents now connect with house hunters online.  “Succesful real estate agents today need all the usual skills- local market market expertise, trustworthiness, and negotiation and sales chops” she said “…but they must also be, well, nerdy.”  Today’s “nerdy” strays far from the stereotype of the geeky techie who was marginalized for so long in pop culture. The rise of geek chic came in part due to the legacy of industry leaders like Apple’s Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who have driven us down a road of dependance on nifty mobile gadgets and a whole new world of Apps that we run our lives, schedule our appointments, pin our fantasy worlds and stay constantly connected through.

In today’s increasingly technological focused marketplace, evaluating real estate agents’ “tech and social media know-how” will play an important factor in your choice of someone to guide you through the complicated process of selling your home and purchasing a new one. We are not readers of the internet any more, we are scanners, and at Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, we believe that both real time marketing and a more integrated social media campaign have become vital components of providing clients with a level of service that encompasses a full 360 degree approach to real estate marketing.  This call for “nerdier” real estate agents, we thought, was the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the Bennion & Deville team’s own efforts to stay afloat in the ever changing digital world and offer our clients the best service possible on the web AND in print….#NERDALERT.

Allow us to introduce our (nerdy) selves:

Blog: If you’re here you’ve found it! 😉

Google (plus & places): + the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team on our Google + page here.

Twitter:

  • Team: @benniondeville
  • Bob Bennion: @BobBennion
  • Stacey Zorzi: @StaceyZorzi
  • Jennifer Van Wiel: @JVanWiel
  • Lesly Chapman: @Lnd1228
  • Rosie Rothrock: @Rosiepose

Facebook: Like our page on Facebook for listing updates and industry news!

Pinterest: Check out some of our listing photos, staging inspiration and home design pins.

Yelp: Worked with our team before? Review us on our yelp page here.

 

 

Seattle’s Best Food Trucks

Seattle is home to over 150 different food trucks, four of which ranked on The Daily Meal’s 2013 list of Best Food Trucks in America. The food truck scene has evolved over the years, making dining from food trucks hip, fun and affordable. Here we highlight eight food trucks in Seattle that made the cut and continue to serve up great food.

1.) Secret Sausage – Hot dog stands make the best hotdogs (think baseball ballparks). And the hotdog is a classic food truck item. Seattle’s own Secret Sausage made the cut as one of the best food trucks in Seattle. They serve Seattle-style dogs, so it is the perfect place to visit if you are craving some local flavor. Secret Sausage serves up the Slawdog, which is a German frankfurter on a bolillo roll topped with a special Salvadorian slaw also made by Secret Sausage. For kids who aren’t keen on unique toppings (such as cream cheese) Secret Sausage also offers the Kids Dog, an old fashioned-type hotdog with nothing fancy on it. Best of all, all the ingredients are Seattle sourced. (serving Eastside and Seattle areas so check their schedule!)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m + some late night schedule additions!
Schedule & location: View their full schedule here.

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Los Chilangos’ Al Pastor Taco Plate

2.) Los Chilangos – Mexican food is another staple in food truck cuisine, and Los Chilangos is the place to get it. They offer everything you’d get from an authentic Mexican restaurant including tortas, tacos, burritos and quesadillas, with your choice of chicken, pork, beef, chorizo or a delicious blend of chorizo and carne asada called chupa cabras. Additionally, Los Chilangos also has a breakfast menu served until 11 a.m and these are some of the best street tacos in town.
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Location addresses: 1829 130th Ave NE, view their website.

1.) Marination – This food truck ranked on The Daily Meal’s list of “Best Food Trucks.” The ‘Big Blue’ mobile version of Marination came in at #16 on the list serving up their own version of tacos and sliders blending Hawaiian and Korean ingredients and mouthwatering marinations. Their dishes include spicy shredded pork, a version of Korean bulgogi, and even spam, the “unofficial national food of Hawaii.” Marination clearly gets fusion cuisine.

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Marination’s new mobile truck.

Hours: M-F, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Schedule & Addresses: View here.

2.) Where Ya At – Coming in at #9 on The Daily Meal’s list, Where Ya At posts up on Fridays delivering their irresistible spicy Cajun dishes to eager customers. Their menu features traditional New Orleans style cuisine that includes gumbo, jambalaya and po’ boys. The French bread for their po’ boys is made special for the truck by a local baker and is topped with fresh vegetables, house-made aioli, and a meat of your choice. For classic Cajun food, Where Ya At is where it’s at.
Hours: Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Schedule & Address: View here.

1.) Garden Sushi – Perhaps the zesty flavors of Creole cooking aren’t what you’re in the mood for, if so, opt for something a bit more cool and refreshing. For something different, look no further than Garden Sushi, Seattle’s first sushi truck. Located in Ballard, Garden Sushi offers a wide array of both nagiri and rolls. At Garden Sushi you’ll find classic sushi rolls like the California, Spicy Tuna and Caterpillar roll. For sushi on the go, Garden Sushi delivers.
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Address: 54th St. and 17th Ave. NW, across from Swedish Hospital

2.) Cheese Wizards – Do you love classic fare? If so, then you’ll love Cheese Wizards which take the ordinary grilled cheese sandwich and bring it up a notch. Cheese Wizards doesn’t offer a huge menu, but what they lack in selection they make up for in taste with their fresh, unique ingredients. The Green Seer is a perfect example. Cheese Wizards have created fresh-tasting sandwich with melted Havarti cheese, tomatoes, basil and pesto aioli on French bread. Pair that with a cup of their tomato basil soup, and reminisce about your childhood.
Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Address: 907 NW Ballard Way, Trupanion Insurance

1.) I Love My GFF – Whether you’re gluten-free or just want a change of pace with a vegetarian meal, I Love My GFF is for the place to be for lunch on Sundays at the Broadway Farmer’s Market. Try their Sunshine Bowl with organic quinoa covered in their special Sunshine sauce (a blend of almonds, basil and lemon), beans, organic chicken and fresh-cut vegetables, all topped with feta cheese and pumpkin seeds. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth after all those veggies, try their gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Address: Broadway Farmers Market

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Slate Coffee baristas from this stellar airstream.

2.) Slate Coffee – And finally, maybe you just want a solid, Seattle-worthy cup of coffee before you head to work. Slate Coffee provides some of the absolute best coffee in the city.  With a variety of roasts that are served in season, you always get the best flavors possible.  The coffee is good, the foam is perfection, and the airstream barista counter just screams trendy.
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Address: Madison and 14th