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

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!

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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.

Price Reduction – Adelaide Waterfront

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncFantastic buying opportunity with a recent price reduction on this beautiful gated estate on the shores of Adelaide beach.  This estate sits on 8+ acres, and offers 9,000+ square feet of living space split between the main residence and the two-story guest house.  With 97+/- feet of low bank waterfront, this home is set in an ideal location to take full advantage of the true beauty of the Puget Sound region.  Panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains are seen from throughout the home and on the expansive terraces.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.

Built in 2008, this home features luxury finishes that include extensive custom woodwork and trim, recessed ceilings, rock crystal wall sconces, marble and granite finishes, walnut floors, programmable lighting, wainscoting, linen wallpaper, and  Nulco crystal chandeliers. Generous living spaces, gracious formals and a gourmet kitchen make this home for ideal for entertaining.

Always dreamed of a sprawling walk-in closet with built-ins by California Closets, wired for television and internet? Or a BubbleMassage Chromatherapy tub in your master bathroom? Look no further.  This home checks all the luxe boxes.  Other exciting notables include:

  • 4 fireplacesBennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.  - Adelaide Waterfront
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 story guest house
  • Inclinator home elevator
  • California closets
  • Barn/outbuilding
  • Sports court
  • 3-car garage
  • Detached garage with bathroom

Now offered at $2,950,000.  For more information on this property visit our websiteBennion & Deville Fine Homes, Adelaide Real Estate for sale

URBAN LIVING IN BELLTOWN – Today’s Open Houses

Bennion and Deville Mosler Lofts Penthouse

 

Mosler Lofts, 2720 Third Ave

Loft meets luxury in this luxury NW corner PH loft in the Mosler Lofts building; Seattle’s first LEED Silver Certified and 3-star BuiltGreen building, offers 2000sq.ft. of bright, open-concept floor plan, 2 bedrooms, 2.25 bath an impressive wrap-around deck with operable patio doors and floor to ceiling glass that blends interior and exterior spaces. Neutral, raw materials and thoughtfully designed layout maintain the true elements of loft-living while the custom finishes, the city’s best residential views of the space needle, and  quality design throughout give this home the polish and shine. Luxury living in an urban, downtown environment that is just steps away from some of the best boutiques, bistros, and parks Seattle has to offer.  Building amenities include doorman, guest suite, fitness room, conference center and roof top deck with fire pits and endless views. Industrial-chic at it’s best. Offered at $1,995,000.

 

Bennion and Deville Fine Homes, Concord ApartmentConcord, 2929 First Ave

Light-filled 2 bedroom, 2 bath in the heart of Belltown features sleek finishes and contemporary styling.  Walls of windows highlight stunning urban and Puget Sound views.  Open floor plan with spacious entertaining area features gas fireplace in living and dining spaces, balcony, and luxe kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances and glass bar.  Beautiful hardwoods, new carpet, luxurious master suite.  Storage, 1-car parking.  Premier Building Amenities include 24 hr concierge, fitness center/spa, club room, business center. Offered at $525,000.

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Lopez Island Getaway & Listing Details

A spontaneous day trip to check on one of Bennion & Deville‘s listings led us to Lopez Island, or what locals there have dubbed “the crown jewel” of the San Juan Islands.  Located just off the NW corner of Washington State in a stretch of islands in the Puget Sound this little getaway is known for its pristine beauty and friendly inhabitants.  After half a day of cruising the island, we were certainly convinced it was worthy of its nickname and inspired to encourage the entire blogosphere to visit this little PNW gem.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Lopez Island Map
Photo via Saltwater People Historical Society

Just minutes off of the ferry we caught from Anacortes, we were struck by the stunning scenery; pastoral landscapes, lush gardens, fantastic beaches, wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife to look for (including rabbits, deers, otters, eagles, herons, and whales too …if the season is right).  Driving from look out point to hardware store, beach to tiny town, we couldn’t believe how friendly the Lopez locals were.  Every car we passed waved, every person we met greeted us with a big smile.  Perhaps the easy-going lifestyle and slow-mo rhythm of living in a quaint island community nourishes the soul and softens people after a while.  Either way, we were sold.

Lopez Island Bennion & Deville
Lopez Island Waterfront Estate, deck, sunroom, guest house, view.

Visiting with a mission, we had little time to do more than a bit of beach gazing, drive the full perimeter of the island, snap a few view picturesque view shots, and drop by our fabulous listing nestled behind some woods on a cliff overlooking the ocean on the far side of the island from the ferry (if that line didn’t sell you on it, check out the full listing details here).  Somehow all of this had us famished and craving a hearty bite in a spot with a view.  Tipped off by some locals that Tuesdays were a little sleepy, we headed west towards Fisherman’s bay for a lunch in wacky local hotspot, The Galley where we watched the boats come and go before jumping on the afternoon ferry back to the rush of Seattle city life.

Just a hop skip and a jump from Anacortes, Lopez is an ideal destination for people seeking a place to relax and recharge as this glorious summer we’ve had comes to a close and the chaos of fall, and new school years, and holidays ensues.  For those that require a little more action, Lopez boasts ideal landscapes for hiking, the peace and quiet we crave on long walks, stunning seascapes for kayaking, boating or crabbing, and views upon views for bikers of all experience levels.  In fact, this little island is practically recreational paradise.  With a charming little town and the peace and tranquility of the gorgeous natural surroundings to boot it’s a Bennion & Deville team pick for the perfect weekend escape.

Lopez sunset

-Bob Bennion & Bob Deville

Price Reduction on Bennion & Deville Listing: Classic Georgian Revival

We are SO pleased to announce a whopping price reduction on this classic Georgian Revival brick home on the best block of beautiful Magnolia.  This stunning estate is a classic example of quality materials and craftsmanship; a mix of elements that allude to the past with beautiful modernizations and restorations that lend to the casual ease of a contemporary lifestyle.

This exceptional view property is now offered at $3,695,000

Magnolia home front ext Bob Bennion Windermere

Built on more than half an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds with panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this home is a rare opportunity to own a true gem on one of Magnolia’s prettiest streets.  Designed by architect Joseph Cote and built in 1915, the three-level home features a classic colonial shape, with an elaborate doorway with a beautiful portico and pilasters.  Other classical elements include a grand entrance, formal living room with a hand-carved antique marble fireplace, a formal dining room, and a beautiful staircase.

The exquisitely remodeled French country-style kitchen lends itself to entertaining, the new mud room and home office are fantastic additions to this classic home, and the refurbished master suite features sweeping water and mountain views with a fireplace, full dressing room, full bath and adjacent library.

Complete with a media room, and massive lawns ideal for outdoor soirees and games, and located just walking distance from Magnolia Village, beautiful parks and an abundance of little shops and restaurants, this fabulous home is a trophy property that offers the space, location, history, move-in condition and detailing suited for those who wish to check all the boxes.

 STATISTICS

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 2 full; 1 three-quarter; 2 half
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Year Built: 1915 (eff 2012)
  • Sq.Ft.: 6,270
  • Lot Size:  28,275 sq.ft. (.65 acre)

For more information on this Neighborhood, please visit our Magnolia neighborhood spotlight.

Bennion & Deville Fine homes, magnolia home collage

About Bennion & Deville

Since our founding in 1993, Bennion & Deville has consistently been one of the Seattle area’s leading real estate partnerships. We owe our success to many factors, including our extensive experience in the Seattle real estate market, our ongoing professional training, our fastidious attention to detail and high level of personal service, our use of the latest technologies, our expertise in marketing, and the skills of our exceptionally qualified, fully licensed real estate assistants.

Our, high ethical standards, attention to detail, mastery of the region’s real estate market, and tenacious efforts on behalf of our clients allowed us to close more than 150 real estate transactions last year.

Though we’re known throughout the region for our sales of premium homes, we represent properties in every price range. Whether you’re buying, selling, or renting a home or condominium in Seattle, the Eastside, or the greater Puget Sound region, our commitment to personal service is unmatched.

Contact us at (206) 328 6200 or twobobs@seattlefineproperties.com

-Bob Bennion & Bob Deville

Peaceful Ocean Park Hideout

For those of you seeking a retreat from your active Seattle city life, this 3 bed 2.25 bath peaceful hideout might be the perfect getaway retreat. Bennion & Deville FIne Homes Inc Ocean Park Feature A small dwelling in a serene setting, this Bennion & Deville listing looks like a page torn right out of Sunset Magazine.  Tucked into a tranquil SW corner of the Washington coast where the loudest noise is the near crashing of waves onto the shore, this cabin is surrounded by indiginous wild grasses, driftwood beaches and idyllic coastal vistas.  Spend your days doing water sports, biking, hiking, kite flying or snuggle in and relax into the slo-mo rythym of the place.  Spend your nights gazing at the millions of stars, far from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle city lights.  Either way, this setting is pure manifestation of a simpler life and in a gorgeous setting to boot!

For more info please visit this listing on our website.

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About Bennion & Deville

Since our founding in 1993, Bennion & Deville has consistently been one of the Seattle area’s leading real estate partnerships. We owe our success to many factors, including our extensive experience in the Seattle real estate market, our ongoing professional training, our fastidious attention to detail and high level of personal service, our use of the latest technologies, our expertise in marketing, and the skills of our exceptionally qualified, fully licensed real estate assistants.

Our, high ethical standards, attention to detail, mastery of the region’s real estate market, and tenacious efforts on behalf of our clients allowed us to close more than 150 real estate transactions last year.

Though we’re known throughout the region for our sales of premium homes, we represent properties in every price range. Whether you’re buying, selling, or renting a home or condominium in Seattle, the Eastside, or the greater Puget Sound region, our commitment to personal service is unmatched.

Contact us at (206) 328 6200 or twobobs@seattlefineproperties.com

-Bob Bennion & Bob Deville