Washington Park Craftsman – OPEN HOUSE TODAY

Join the Bennion & Deville team and Mary P. Snyder today at the broker’s open for this darling two-story Craftsman, in the heart of Washington Park.  We will be here from 11am-1pm.

1101 36th Ave E
Offered at $2,495,000

Madison Park Home For Sale Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.Built in 1907, this inviting home sits on one of Washington Park’s most highly sought elm-lined streets. Extensive remodeling has given the 5,860-sq-ft house updated systems and amenities while preserving its original character and charm. The 7,200-sq-ft property also offers beautifully landscaped grounds with English gardens, brick walkways and bluestone terraces. Exterior features include clapboard and shingle walls, wide overhanging eaves and front porch supported by brick columns. A spacious entry hall introduces main floor interiors with high ceilings, intricate millwork and original oak floors. The living room has a big bay window and fireplace with a massive brick surround; the adjoining dining room offers a butler’s pantry with built-in storage. A spacious study off the entry has shelf-lined walls and a full bath that serves the main level. A terrific kitchen features granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances; an adjoining informal living/dining area has a gas stove, built-in cabinetry and access to a lovely backyard. There are 4 bedrooms and 1¾ refurbished baths on the second level, including a master suite with a fireplace. The lower level provides a big rec room with a mudroom and outdoor access, updated three-quarter bath, bonus room, utility room and abundant storage options. A detached 2-car garage is accessed from the alley.

4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, 3 Fireplaces, 5860 SF, 7200 SF Lot.

For more details on this listing please visit it on our website.

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Million Dollar Queen Anne View

We just got our hands on these stunning new night shots from our newest Queen Anne listing and thought they were share-worthy… drink in those city views!Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.

This impeccably updated home sits high on a corner lot on the sought after south slope of Queen Anne with beautiful features that include a wine cellar, a media room, an entertaining deck with hot tub, a lavish spa bathroom, department-store worthy master closet, stunning views of the space needle, Elliot Bay and the Seattle skyline.

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

Queen Anne Exterior

New Listing & Open House – Queen Anne Jewel

This beautifully updated home on Queen Anne’s desirable south slope with great views of the Space Needle, Eliott Bay and city skyline hit the market just yesterday! This urban oasis features bright interiors feature crisp white woodwork, open floorplan and rich hardwoods.  Gourmet kitchen with butcher block island, marble counters, high-end stainless appliances and butler’s pantry.  Luxe master suite has spa-like bath and shower, fireplace and private south-facing view deck.  Wonderful home entertainment room and theater complete with bar. Temperature controlled wine cellar; home automation system throughout; central air conditioner; security system. Fully fenced private yard, hot tub, 1 car garage.

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Offered at $1,795,000

  •  Year Built:1900
  •  Bedrooms: 2
  •  Baths: 3
  •  Fireplaces: 3
  •  Daylight Basement
  •  Security System
  •  Central A/C
  •  Wine Cellar
  •  Detached 1-Car Garage
  •  Home Automation System
  •  Hot Tub
  •  Home Theater

 

Join us today for a peak at 302 Prospect Street during our broker’s open between 11:00am and 1:30pm, and bonus… IT IS SUNNY!

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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.

Bennion & Deville team convenes at Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE Summit in Las Vegas

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Bennion & Deville team arrive in Vegas to meet the Bobs!

This past weekend, we flew to Las Vegas to join a prestigious group of luxury real estate professionals from around the world gathering at the Wynn Las Vegas for the Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE SUMMIT conference held between February 23-25. Bob Bennion & Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes and co-owners of Windermere Southern California have been members of Luxury Portfolio International® since 2008, just three years after it was founded.  This year our entire team attended as participants to better soak in all the knowledge 2014’s SUMMIT had to offer through dividing and conquering the breakout sessions, networking with other attendees, and brushing up on our marketing and technology skills.

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A Bennion & Deville listing made a full page of the program!

Luxury Portfolio is the luxury front of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international network of over 500 residential real estate firms around the world.  Founded in 2005 to help real estate agents “market homes to the increasingly savvy affluent consumer,” Luxury Portfolio markets over 25,000 distinguished properties annually, and its members now make up the largest network of premier independent brokers.

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Social media guru Guy Kawasaki presents at LP SUMMIT.

The SUMMIT conference, held every year, is designed to provide further insight into the high-end consumer, reveal new marketing and technology tools to help attendees better market these unique properties on a global basis, and housing trends in the luxury real estate market.  Over the three days, we heard from many incredible speakers including several notable personalities that included the internationally recognized graffiti artist and best-selling business author Erik Wahl who delivered an inspiring presentation on the spirit of innovation, Steve Harney, author of “Keeping Current Matters” and recognized expert in negotiation and sales skills training, as well as social media guru, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of twelve books and former chief evangelist at Apple  Guy Kawasaki.

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Paintings that Erik Wahl produced on stage in just minutes during his SUMMIT presentation.

As established leaders that carry a reputation for expertise in representing some of the finest homes in the greater Seattle area, Bob Bennion & Bob Deville’s affiliation with luxury portfolio gives them the opportunity to expand their offering through the incredible local and global resources as well as through this powerful world-wide network.

Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.
Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.

Through Luxury Portfolio, we are connected to over 500 local brokerages in more than 35 countries giving us the opportunity to share with and learn from these esteemed colleagues and professionals all over the world.

We strive to provide you with the best service and resources to help you as you navigate the complicated, emotional and exciting process of buying and/or selling your home.  We are thrilled to be back, armed with more tools and techniques, inspiration and energy for a very busy and exciting year of real estate.

For more information on Luxury Portfolio International®, please visit the website here.

New Listing – Seattle Lakefront Living

Real Estate agents Seattle Bob Bennion Bob DevilleStart your search with the end result: a lifestyle of lakefront living in one of Seattle’s most serene settings.  Split into two different listing parcels, this exceptional property,  (see plot map for details) is situated on over two acres including 263+/- feet of prime shoreline on Lake Washington.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes SeattleEmbodying discrete luxury, a beautiful gated entry and circular driveway with mature trees, a water feature lush plantings and rose gardens sets the tone for this spectacular Windermere property.

The main house, a 4,630-sq-ft two story Tudor Revival was constructed in 1933 and is believed to have been the seventh home built in the sought after Windermere neighborhood. Featuring original brick walls with timber detailing, leaded glass windows and period detailing, it is clear that this home has been thoughtfully updated and maintained, preserving its original character.

Bennion Deville Fine HomesLeveled landscaping towards the water leads to the property’s additional amenities including an enchanting 1996-built lakeside guest house, heated pool with cabana (including changing rooms, three-quarter bath and exercise space), tram to shoreline level, sports court, and 2 docks.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Seattle WaPrivately secluded within its prestigious community; multiple levels overlooking sunscaped Lake Washington; ample land to build your dream home; mesmerizing views of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Ranier…. this property is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular properties on Lake Washington.

This remarkable estate has the perfect balance of beauty, nature, privacy, opportunity and location and is a rare waterfront opportunity for the discerning buyer.

For more information, please visit this listing on our website, or contact the Bennion & Deville team to schedule an appointment to view this property today!

Plot Map
Plot Map

RED (Lot A + B + C): $9,950,000 – Main house, pool, sports court, guesthouse, 263+/- waterfront, 2 docks.

BLUE (Lot B + C): $7,500,000 – Guesthouse, 263 +/- waterfront, 2 docks.

Disclaimer: The plot lines depicted on map are not shown to actual size nor are these images binding as to detail of property lines.

 

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.

Downhome with Bourbon & Bones – Southern-style Seattle Dining

Bob Bennion & Bob Deville SeattleSeattle is known for its farm-to-table dining establishments bringing bold flavors to local communities and tourists alike. So you wouldn’t necessarily expect a downhome, southern-style, barbeque restaurant to be all the buzz. That’s all about to change.

Seattle is going to become a little more southern, thanks to the highly anticipated opening of Bourbon and Bones. This exciting new concept opening in a matter of days belongs to Chef Michael Law and his business partner, entrepreneur Michael McConnell.

Bourbon and Bones will be moving into what was formerly Anita’s Crepes in the Fremont neighborhood.  The opening of the restaurant will begin with several small soft openings that began Monday of this week. Bourbon and Bones held a contest on Facebook to see which loyal fans of the restaurant would be allowed to invite a guest to the soft opening. This exclusive event included the full menu as well as their full bar menu.

Law’s menu will resemble that of a classic southern barbecue joint serving up delicious barbeque favorites with little fuss (food will be served on parchment paper).  In addition to offering his infamous fried chicken (wing, leg, thigh, breast, and gizzard all available for fabulous consumption) served by the piece or by the barrel, he will be incorporating Southern favorites such as brisket, pulled pork and ribs with classic sides like collards with ham hock, mac-n-cheese, and cheese grits, are available.

True to the restaurant’s name, Bourbon and Bones will also serve up an assortment of brown liquors featuring fine spirits from Batch 206 distillery, located here in Seattle.

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Fried chicen biscuit sandwich from Capitol Hill’s Wandering Goose

Law is the creative mind behind the Wandering Goose and its famous fried chicken. Marinated in lemon, thyme, cayenne, and garlic, and fried to golden perfection, the Wandering Goose has received high marks for this particular entrée. Law spent several years cooking in multiple European cities, such as Barcelona, Avignon, and parts of Germany. Law is looking to bring together his European background and southern genius with Bourbon and Bones. This new concept is a smart blend of classic Southern specialties and European style.

McConnell has been a Seattle staple for years. He is one of the creators behind Caffe Vita, which was established in Queen Anne circa 1995, and is the entrepreneurial brain behind its fame. Under his guidance, this local coffee shop and small-batch roasting company has grown nationally. McConnell and his team are responsible for the progress and expansion of Caffe Vita beyond Seattle, including locations in Portland, New York and Los Angeles.

For more information about Bourbon and Bones, check out their Facebook page.

Seattle Weekend Roundup – Seattle Swag

Despite the excitement of the holidays having worn off, this weekend has plenty of exciting things to do with the family, on a date, or with friends. Here are just a few of our picks for what to do in Seattle this weekend.

Friday January 10

Burlesque on a Budget
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.The Theater Off Jackson, located ten minutes south of Capitol Hill, is putting on a Jesus La Pinga and Solange Corbeau production: Every Sequin is Sacred: a Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python. Every costume has been made for less than $75.00. Come out and judge for yourself.
Every Sequin is Sacred: A Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python
**The show starts at 7.

Girls that Shred

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The Vera Project is hosting: Girls That Shred: A Benefit for Skate Like a Girl at 7:00 p.m. this Friday night. Skate Like a Girl (also known as SLAG) is a local, volunteer-powered nonprofit. This organization brings communities together by offering free and low-cost programs, making sure that no one is turned away for lack of funds. These programs provide practical tools, such as boards, protective gear, and skateboard instruction to help promote self-empowerment, equality, and civic engagement for girls in a male dominated field. SLAG is aimed at giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to gain confidence, create lasting friendships, and a sense of identity through skateboarding. There will be door prizes that will include signed decks, T-shirts, CDs, stickers, and more. Friday’s event will feature female bands, Chastity Belt, Tacocat, Atomic Bride, and Summer Babes. There will also be a guest appearance from Lures, a local rock and roll band, to represent the “boys that shred.” The Vera Project is located in Lower Queen Ann.
**This event suggests a $10 donation

Saturday January 11

Seattle Opera Red Carpet Opening Night, Rigoletto
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.In a considerable effort to ween Seattleites off of a wardrobe of strictly fleece and gore tex, the organizer’s behind this year’s opening night at the Opera are making a  big push to spruce up our fair city for fancy occasions that call for, well, a little more Seattle swag.  What’s more is that this season opens with Rigoletto, and on the tail of the Gatsby’s reign in the theaters this year, hopefully people got the hint to add a little 30s wear to their wardrobes as the Opera encourages “men in well-draped suits and women in Old Hollywood finery.”  Come see and be seen as Seattle tries its hand at glam.
**More information, including ticket purchases and details on the Jester’s Ball (the glam after party) can be found at Seattle Opera.

Take Me To Your Theater
The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will be going on this weekend at The Cinerama Theater located in Belltown. Filmmakers from around the world such as, Katie Aldworth, David Braun, and Gavin Williams, have submitted their short films to this acclaimed festival. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films. Admitted films will be judged by a nationally recognized jury, made up of giants from the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.This event is designed to encourage and support new and innovative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts.
There are two sessions, one beginning at 4:00pm and the second at 7:30pm
**This event is Sold Out: There are still tickets available for purchase for the encore presentation that will be held on January 12, 2014.**

Reel Big Fish at the Showbox
Reel Big Fish will be headlining a performance at The Showbox located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Be sure not to miss these ska punk legends as they perform some of their greatest hits. This is an All Ages show that will include performances by Suburban Legends and the Maxies as well.
**Tickets Start at $19.99 online and are $23.00 at the door. This is an All Ages show

Sunday January 12

 Think Happy Thoughts
The Broadway Bound Children’s Theater, less than fifteen minutes from Madrona, is presenting Peter Pan: The Musical, directed by Danielle Pettet with Musical Direction by Michael Nutting and Lisa Hermanson. Sunday will host two showings, at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Come and check out these amazingly talented young performers as they take you on their delightful journey through Neverland. Follow Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they encounter colorful characters such as Tiger Lilly, Hook, and the Crocodile. This show is sure to wow and amaze all ages.
**Reserved seating is $19.10 (including the service fee).

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Sold!! A Cozy Cabin just in time for Christmas

SOLD! One lucky family gets to cozy up to this cabin in the woods of Lopez Island for Christmas!  Set on over 4 acres of land, this home was a true Lopez standout and the perfect cabin for a quiet getaway to gaze at the stars, enjoy wildlife right outside your front door and wake up in the morning to a peaceful water or wooded view with complete privacy to enjoy the beauty that surrounds it.

Bennion & Deville Fine HomesProperty Features:

  • 4.5 baths
  • 4.2 Acres
  • 1 fireplace
  • Guest house
  • 400+ feet of high-bank waterfront on Salmon Point
  • Media room
  • Bonus Room
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Thank you for working with the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team, and Merry Christmas!

“Here’s wishing you a new home filled with joy and cheer, bringing you happiness year after year.”

-Bennion & Deville Team.