SOLD! – Downtown Condominium

We are thrilled to announce the closing of another sale.  This fabulous light-filled Belltown condominium is now home to lucky new owners!  2 bedrooms and 2 baths in the heart of Belltown with walls of windows and beautiful urban and Puget Sound views for exciting downtown living smack in the middle of some of Seattle’s best restaurants and attractions.

Downtown Condo Seattle Bennion & Deville Real Estate

Bob Bennion Bennion and Deville Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.

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

-Bennion & Deville Team.

For more information on this listing  please visit our website here.

Juicebox Sways Seattleites into Juicing

It’s the New Year and 2014 is sure to bring promise for the future, and new beginnings. Every year millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions to get those new beginnings up and running. The most popular resolutions typically have an end goal of weight loss and living a healthier lifestyle. New to Capitol Hill is the health-infused juice bar, Juicebox. Their goal is to help keep your lifestyle changes on track.

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Photo via www.CapitolHillSeattle.com

Juicebox is run by Kari Brunson, a former ballet performer  turned line cook, and Brandin Myett the former sous chef at La Bete, and How to Cook a Wolf. The concept originally came to life at Seattle’s own Broadway Farmers Market located at the corner of Broadway Ave E and E Pine St at the Seattle Central Community College (open Sundays 11am until 3pm). In November of 2012 Juicebox opened a popup location in La Bete. Every Thursday and Friday from 7am to 1pm Juicebox whipped up its adventurous concoctions to serve to thirsty patrons. November 18th of last year brought Juicebox to its brick and mortar home, here in Capitol Hill.

In addition to having their own cleanse, Juicebox is an organic juice bar and cafe that serves organic cold-pressed, small batch, raw juices. Each contains approximately two or more pounds of fresh and local produce. Their breakfast and lunch menu is vegetable based cuisine. They offer one, three or five (or more) day consecutive juice cleanses.

Before you start any drastically different diet regimens it is important to consult a professional. Juicebox has gone ahead and take this step out for you. Their resident nutrition consultant leads the guided cleanse and is there to help with any questions you may have about their various cleanses.

The vegetable-based morning and lunch menus are updated daily to ensure the freshest and most seasonal products are being used. Their extensive drink menu consists of several different varieties to wet your whistle. Sips are cold-pressed juices such as the Blood Julius, this tasty treat contains carrots, blood orange, and turmeric root. They also offer three different Blendeds. One such drink (listed as a) on the menu) is made from cocoa nib, banana, date, and almond. For the less adventurous they also offer coffee and teas. The teas are listed as Remedy Teas and contain flavors such as Ginger Zest, or Precious Eyebrows Green. If you are in a hurry and need a small pick me up, they also offer ginger shots that are made with local raw honey.

This new addition to the already bustling Capitol Hill area is a welcomed one, and will continue to contribute to the growing diversity and expansion of this beloved neighborhood.  Just stepping into their beautiful space makes you feel better, and the juices we’ve tried so far are delicious to boot!

Juicebox is located at 1517 12th Ave. Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98122
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8AM to 4PM. Saturday-Sunday starting at 10AM to 4PM.
You can call ahead for pick up at 206-607-7866, they ask that for large orders you allow for at least 30-45 minutes for your order to be filled.

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

Simply Seattle – Foggy Lake Union & Seattle’s Houseboat Community

We passed through Seattle’s Lake Union houseboat community on the way to work this morning just to snap a picture or two of the jaw-dropping view on lake.  With the slow change of seasons from summer to fall complete, and this cold front having moved in entirely, the bright winter sun we’ve been so lucky to hold on to almost all the way through November showed off Seattle in all it’s sparkly glory again this morning.

Nestled between Downtown, Elliot Bay and Lake Washington, Lake Union’s light almost seems to creep in westward through the Montlake Cut, beneath both bridges to begin tackling the thick fog bank that looms over the lake many mornings and brightening the rest of the city.  This morning’s fog was spectacular, in the early hours, it hid the lake entirely, breaking up as the sun rolled over Capitol Hill and started to illuminate Queen Anne’s Eastern face.  Later morning revealed a still, shimmering surface dotted with kayakers and reflecting the beginnings of a sleepy Seattle skyline. The effects were almost ethereal, and we captured the moment for some further bragging via the blogosphere.

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Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc Seattle Lake Union View, Gasworks Park

Seattle Skyline Space Needle, Bennion & Deville

 

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!

OPEN HOUSE TODAY- MOSLER LOFTS PENTHOUSE

Come one, come all.  This fantastic urban chic penthouse loft will be held open TODAY from 11:00am-1:00pm in one of Seattle’s ‘most interesting & provocative residential high-rises.’  The best part?  Living in a LEED silver certified building just makes you feel good.Bennion & Deville Windermere

Looking for convenience, cuisine, & culture?  This incredible unit checks all the boxes.  Outfitted with luxurious amenities, and absolutely mind-blowing views of the space needle this penthouse offers the best of contemporary urban living, and all the benefits of a downtown lifestyle.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Seattle

Care to wake up under one of the most recognizable structures in the world?  This bedroom basks in the glow of the needle.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Seattle Penthouse

Ideally located at the north end of Belltown, the vibrant downtown residential neighborhood prized for its trendy boutiques and some of Seattle`s best restaurants and nightclubs. Myrtle Edwards Park, the SAM Olympic Sculpture Park and Seattle Center are close by.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Real Estate

We do hope you’ll drop in 😉

visit this listingFor more details, please on our website.

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Penthouse #2’s views of Elliot Bay

 

Bennion & Deville host Broker’s Open in Downtown Seattle’s Mosler Lofts

Join us today from 11-1pm at striking 12-story building in Belltown, Mosler Lofts.  Completed in 2008, Mosler Lofts received a lot of attention for being the most nationally acclaimed, environmentally conscious residential high-rise building of that year.

Today there are four units being held open by Windermere agents Bob Bennion of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc., Mary Snyder, Evan Wyman, and Michael Doyle, including our stunning Penthouse listing featured here and here.

We hope you’ll drop by!

Bennion & Deville Mosler Lofts Open House InviteBob Bennion & Bob Deville Open House Downtown Seattle

Bennion & Deville Broker’s Open- Heart of Washington Park

Join the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team for a broker’s open today at this 4,550 square foot charmer in the heart of Washington Park.  Situated on an unbelievably private lot with gorgeous Lake Washington and Mountain views, this one’s not to be missed!  We hope you’ll stop by….

Thursday, October 3rd, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Bennion and Deville Fine Homes Washington ParkArea: Washington Park
Bob Bennion Washington ParkAddress: 453 McGilvra Boulevard East
City: Seattle
NWMLS: 542640  List Price: $1,495,000
Status: Available
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.75
Heat: Gas
Year Built: 1947
Square Feet: 4550
Lot Size: 7,000 SF

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Luxe Portfolio Increases Presence In Chinese Market

First Issue of Unique Homes China, Bennion & Deville

As members of exclusive luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International, “the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages,” Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc. has the ability to provide exposure of our luxury properties to high-net-worth individuals on a global scale.  Through assisting us in providing exposure through online videos, slideshows, verbiage translated into 9 languages, and beautiful print campaigns our membership with Luxury Portfolio allows us to connect with a powerful worldwide network to market our listings.

With a growing number of Chinese buyers penetrating the U.S. real estate market, it is ever more important for us to market properties to the full scope of prospective buyers, including internationally.  As the Chinese are now second only to the Canadians when it comes to buying real estate in the United States, we have recognized an increased need for more property exposure among Chinese buyers.

Why Chinese are buying U.S. real estate – Video – Business News.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc Chinese Buyers in US market

Thankfully, the first ever Unique Homes China is fresh off the press.  Luxury Portfolio recently released a statement stating that they were “proud to be a part the inaugural issue with premier placement in the front, inside cover as part of our continuing effort to develop our brand in this ever-important nation. China’s staggering number of affluent individuals, today over 1 million millionaires, has positioned it as a key force in the global luxury real estate market.”

Unique Homes China is due to be published bi-monthly and made available in all major cities throughout the region, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

We look forward to having the opportunity to potentially market more of our home listings on a more global basis through Luxury Portfolios increased involvement with Unique Homes China in 2014.

Check out the online copy of the first edition of Unique Homes China!

Press Release: Seattle-Based Real Estate Team Bennion & Deville Announce Price Reduction on Listing by Renowned Architect Carl Gould

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc, Harvard Belmont homeBob Bennion and Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville, Inc., one of Seattle’s leading real estate partnerships, are pleased to announce an extraordinary buying opportunity on an exceptional home of architectural significance, now listed at $8.5 million.

This luxury home was built in 1910 by renowned Seattle-based architect Carl Gould, who is remembered as a key figure in Seattle’s architectural history for designing some of the city’s most distinguished homes and buildings.

“We are proud to have had the opportunity to represent some of Seattle’s finest historical properties in this neighborhood.”

Situated on over half an acre in the historic Harvard Belmont district, this well-preserved Georgian-style home offers exquisite details, classic architecture, distinguished interiors, elegant formals, beautifully manicured grounds, and sits among some of the finest homes in Seattle.

Nestled high on the west slope of Capitol Hill, the Harvard Belmont district, Seattle’s only residential Landmark District is one of the oldest and most coveted neighborhoods in the city offering residents panoramic views of the skyline, Lake Union, and the Olympic Mountains, beautiful tree-lined streets and close proximity to the vibrant amenities on Broadway and 15th Ave. E.

In 2013, Bob Bennion & Bob Deville have listed four properties in the Harvard Belmont district. “We are proud to have had the opportunity to represent some of Seattle’s finest historical properties in this neighborhood,” said Bob Bennion, co-owner of Bennion & Deville, Inc. “Having lived and worked in the area for many years I know that these historic, time-honored properties offer a living piece of history for the owners as well as the entire neighborhood.” He continued, “These homes have old souls, and have long-defined the distinctive character and charm of this neighborhood.”

Bennion and Deville’s track record of success, expertise in today’s luxury home product, current market trends, property positioning, and the strong Seattle network they have built over their last 20 years of work together give their clients a competitive edge in the buying and selling of these unique properties. “Beautifully-preserved, historically significant homes such as this don’t come on the market often and when they do they require skill to market effectively.” Said Bob, “Our clients have the assurance of a trusted team that will work hard on their behalf to help breathe new life into these exceptional properties and we are excited to find the right buyer for this beautiful in-city estate.”

About Bennion & Deville Inc.

Founded in 1993 by Bob Bennion and Bob Deville, Bennion & Deville Inc. has consistently been one of the Seattle area’s leading real estate partnerships, representing properties in every price rage. Known throughout the region for their sales of premium homes, the team’s extensive experience in the Seattle real estate market, ongoing professional training, fastidious attention to detail and high level of personal service, use of the latest technologies, expertise in marketing, and the skills of their exceptionally qualified, fully licensed real estate assistants has been at the root of their success. Whether buying, selling, or renting a home or condominium in Seattle, the Eastside, or the greater Puget Sound region, “The Bobs’” commitment to personal service is unmatched. For more information on Bennion & Deville please visit http://www.Seattlefineproperties.com.