Hopping on the World Cup Band Wagon

World Cup USA Bennion & DevilleIn 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.

  • Kells Irish Pub in Post Alley.

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    Kells Irish Pub, Seattle
  • 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.

GO USA!

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.

 

Indoor Outdoor Living At It’s Finest

Stunning Anacortez Waterfront Back on the Market with Fabulous New Price

Bennion & Deville Waterfront Seattle Home For SaleThis beautiful home offers the finest of indoor outdoor living in the stunning Pacific Northwest. Situated on 3.37 acres of high-bank waterfront property in  Anacortes, the homeport for the San Juan Islands, this estate is truly an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of Seattle city living.  The 3 bed, 4+ bath home also features a guesthouse as well as a carriage house/garage all with shingle clad exterior walls and inviting, lodge-like fee.  Custom built in 2000, this home shows exquisite attention to detail with use of the finest natural materials, pocket doors, and large windows that maximize spectacular panoramic views of the San Juan Islands, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the majestic Olympic Mountains.

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Gated entry  welcomes you to gorgeous grounds; a private, peaceful setting at the end of a half-mile lane that meanders through dense, natural woodlands. The only sounds within earshot come from the birds and occasional horns from vessels traversing the waters below. Bennion & Deville Seattle Waterfront Property

Offered at 2,795,000

  • Year Built: 2000
  • Finished Square Feet: 5,590 per plans
  • Lot Size: 3.37 acres
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 4+
  • Garage: 3 Car
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • 2014 Taxes: $12,339
  • Security System
  • Pool
  • Temperature Controlled Wine Cellar

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New Listing- Distinguished Washington Park Estate

This beautiful home in the coveted Washington Park neighborhood with unique street-t0-street lot hit the market yesterday!  If you’re in the market for lush grounds, period details, and leafy lake vistas this new Bennion & Deville listing is a must see!

715 McGilvra Boulevard E

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  • Year Built: 1926
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 4.75
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Security System
  • SF Lot: 24,085
  • Lake & Mountain Views
  • Detached 2-Car Garage
  • SF: 4,930

Offered at $3,300,000

This distinguished 1926 English-style home is nestled in the trees above Lake Washington with beautiful lake, mountain, and downtown Bellevue skyline views. Richly appointed and updated with spacious formals, hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, beamed and vaulted ceilings and Venetian plaster walls. Top-notch stainless kitchen features marble counters and large island with breakfast seating and opens to spacious family/dining room. Four generous bedrooms including stunning master retreat with marble bath and full dress- ing room as well as penthouse-style suite on third floor complete with small living area. Lush grounds with secluded patios and leafy lake vistas. Situated on an oversized street-to-street lot with detached garage and additional parking and very close to all the boutiques, restaurants, beach, park, and all that Madison Park has to offer!

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

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#Throwbackthursday – Then & Now

In keeping with #TBT (throw back thursday) hashtag fad, we found this little throw back photo of one of our Bennion & Deville current listings in an architectural books titled Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast Seattle 1913 …

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Book caption reads: “detail of central section, which is flanked by symmetrical wings. Architect was Carl F. Gould, who designed not only many beautiful homes but also most of the Gothic Revival-style buildings of the University of Washington. This house was built in 1910 for the Francis Brownell family.”

This architectural book was published in 1974 so our assumption is that this photo must be at least 40 years old.  It’s clear that this residence looks much the same as it did all those years ago, improved only by the addition of a spa with a mosaic glass wall tucked just under the round arch beneath the expanded stone terrace.  It’s always wonderful to see an architecturally significant and historic home like this so beautifully preserved with updates that show ingenuity and thought.

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

Happy almost Friday!

 

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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New Listing & Open House- Queen Anne Jewel Box

Join us today at a Broker’s open on Queen Anne!
Offered at $585,000
Open today, Tuesday, April 1st, 2-4PM

Home for sale - Queen Anne Bennion & DevillePuget Sound View Bennion & DevilleThis Queen Anne jewel box will delight you with its period details, lovely updates, and Puget Sound views. Special features of the home include arched doorways, hardwood floors, tall leaded glass windows and rich wood trim. The living room has a charming fireplace with a stone mantle, hardwood floors, and a row of tall leaded glass windows to capture the views. Adjacent to the living room is a quaint dining cove with a wonderful crystal light fixture. The fully updated kitchen has crisp white cabinets, marble counters, stainless appliances, tile floors and access to the back yard. The main floor also has a bedroom and full updated bath with hex tile floors, a pedestal sink, and subway tiled bath/shower surround. A large walk-in closet with big window and interesting possibilities completes this level. Upstairs is a large master retreat with fireplace, Juliet balcony, large walk-in closet, updated bath with claw foot tub and separate shower. Terrific views are enjoyed on this level. An unfinished basement with high ceilings and laundry area offers further possibilities and ample storage. A delightful fenced back yard has a stone patio surrounded by plush garden plantings – a perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Year Built 1927
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Taxes: $4,995
Heat: gas, forced air
Fireplaces: 2
For more information, please visit this listing on our website.
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Happy Pi Day – Seattle’s Best Pie Spots

Pi DayToday is March 14th, or 3.14 or π, and thus a good excuse for Pie.  Pi is defined as the distance around a perfect circle divided by the distance across it.  It is also a number that has captivated math classes throughout history due to the fact that there is no way to calculate it exactly with simple division on your handy dandy calculator, and because it’s digits go on infinitely and without pattern.

In order to celebrate this nerdy fascination we all have with the symbol/number we substitute pi for pie, the next best kind of perfect circle that we know… and eat lots of it.

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In keeping with this kooky cause for celebration, here are a few the Bennion & Deville team’s favorite places to put a pie to your face in Seattle:

High 5 Pie
This Capitol Hill favorite smack in the middle of the bustling Pike Pine Corridor will certainly be rolling out the red carpet for mathletes today!  Offering everything from sweet to savory, handheld to jar filled, cutie pies to take-n-bakes, this Pie shop even has vegan options too!

Website: http://www.high5pie.com/Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc

A la Mode
Pie on a stick (lollipies), pie by the slice, whole pies, pie with bluebird ice cream, this Phinney Ridge neighbor to the Woodland Park Zoo really has something for everyone!

Their menu of too-good-to-be-true flavors include: mexican chocolate mousse, white chocolate banana cream, strawberry rhubarb, blue Hawaiian, and bourbon butterscotch, to name a few.

Website:  http://alamodeseattle.com/site/

Serious Pie
For those of you that prefer a savory treat, Westlake/South Lake Union’s Serious Pie is the place for you.  With a menu boasts some seriously good woodfired pizzas that even a Chicago native would appreciate; thin crust, locally sourced toppings, as well as a friendly staff and cozy space, this is the perfect place to have a slice and a glass of wine as you wind down from the week.   We suggest trying anything with truffle cheese or buffalo mozzarella smothered on the top and grabbing a few biscuits for a lazy Saturday morning on your way out!

Website: http://seriouspiewestlake.com/Bennion & Deville Fine Homes

Last but certainly not least, no Pi day would be complete without devouring what we’ve decided is maybe the pie of all pies: clouds of thick custard and homemade whipped cream laced with vanilla and coconut, piled high with white chocolate and toasted coconut flakes, all in a flaky pastry crust: the ever so decadent, legendary Triple Coconut Cream Pie (featured last year in our Valentines Love Locally guide) from fellow Seattleite and food God, Tom Douglas.  Swing through the Dahlia Bakery or Lounge for a slice, a pie or a tartlet to kick off this weekend!

Website: http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=dahlia-bakery

Broker’s Open- Unprecedented Waterfront Opportunity

Join us today in for a broker’s open with  Mary P. Snyder Luxury Real Estate at this stunning Windermere estate. This beautiful property features 3 levels of immaculately landscaped grounds complete with pool, sports court, 263+ /- ft of sparkly waterfront, and 2 docks.

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This gated, in-city, 3-lot retreat offers a superb brick Tudor and enchanting lakeside guesthouse.  Spectacular lake and mountain views, including today’s breathtaking clear shot of a snow peaked Mount Rainier on full display.

Bennion & DevilleToday’s crystal blue skies are truly flaunting all this property has to offer and we’ll be here until 1:30 so do drop in.

For more details on this listing please visit our website.

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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