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

Now on the market – Historical Harvard Belmont Estate

Bennion & Deville Fine HomesThis magnificent property is nestled amongst some of seattle’s finest homes in Capitol Hill’s historic Harvard Belmont neighborhood. This beautifully preserved historically significant home was built in 1910 by renowned Seattle-based architect Carl Gould, a key figure in Seattle’s architectural history.  Offering over 12,000 square feet of exquisite details, classic architecture, distinguished interiors, elegant formals and beautifully manicured homes, this time-honored property is truly a living piece of history featuring panoramic views of the skyline, Lake Union, and the Olympic Mountains on a beautiful tree-lined street that is within close proximity to the vibrant amenities of Broadway and 15th Ave E.

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Property Details:

  • Area: Harvard Belmont
  • City: Seattle
  • NWMLS: 598732
  • List Price: $8,500,000
  • Status: Available
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 8.5
  • Heat: Gas, Forced Air
  • Fireplace: 7
  • Taxes: $62,715 (2013)
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Square Feet: 12050
  • Lot Size: 27,600SF

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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.

Week of February 3rd-7th at Bennion & Deville

Bennion & Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsThe Bennion & Deville team rounded out last week celebrating another Capitol Hill home SOLD, and congratulating a family on their beautiful new home.  Ending on such a good note, we were excited for the eminent drama of Super Bowl weekend and we are even more thrilled to be kicking off this week celebrating the Seahawk’s win, the first NFL Championship for the team, and a long overdue payback for the loyalty of Seattle fans to their teams post this city’s loss of the Super Sonics. This week, that momentum continues as we have much to be excited about and a whole lot going on!  Check back on the blog for more details on all this weeks happenings as the week progresses.

Monday:

BRAND NEW LISTING: Exceptional Madison Park Custom Home

Bob Bennion & Bob DevilleStunning 5-bed, 4-bath home filled with custom finishes and intricate details that provide the warmth and character of an earlier era with all the comfort, convenience and style expected in a modern home.  Located on a wonderfully quiet street that overlooks Broadmoor‘s golf course, this beautiful home offers peaceful privacy while still enjoying easy access to the beach as well as the many boutiques, services, and restaurants in the heart of Madison Park.  Complete with lush custom landscaping, Brazilian cherry hardwoods, west-facing family room, elegant formals, and a two-car garage, this 5 bed, 4 bath home is a fantastic home in a beautiful location.

Wednesday:

OPEN HOUSE – Check back tomorrow for details on our new listing that we will be holding open from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Wednesday, february 5th.

Bennion and DevilleFor those of you not on the open house circuit on Wednesday, be sure to swing through downtown Seattle to help welcome the Seahawks post their throttling of the Denver Broncos as the 12th man takes to the streets to cheer our boys home.  Wear your blue and green to join in celebrating our first championship win and a great achievement for the franchise.  The plan for the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebration has the parade kicking off at 11am on Fourth Ave, just south of Denny, and heading South towards CenturyLink Field where the  party will end at around 1:30pm.  We hear rumors of team appearances, parade floats, and even Seattle’s other beloved local, Macklemore so the entertainment value should be huge!! More parade details here.

Thursday:

OPEN HOUSE – Drop by our new Madison Park listing (above) at 1510 37th Avenue East between 11:00 am – 1 pm on Thursday, February 6th.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Seattle Real EstateHome details: Meticulous 2008 custom home on peaceful street overlooking golf course. Light-filled interiors w/crisp white moulding, Brazilian cherry floors & custom window treatments throughout. West-facing living rm w/fireplace & built-ins. Elegant dining room & spacious butler’s pantry. Gourmet kitchen w/cherry butcher block counters & island opens to family rm. Spa-like master plus 3 beds up. 5 bedrooms/4 baths. Media room, play room, wine storage, home audio system. Fully fenced yard; 2 car garage.

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.

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.

Bennion & Deville’s Seattle Weekend Roundup:

As the holiday season kick into gear, Seattle’s event scene is bursting with things to do around town. Fight the urge to kick back at home on some of these colder nights and try something new! Here are a few of Bennion & Deville’s top pics for this weekend, Nov 22-24.

Real Estate Happenings

DON’T FORGET: This Sunday, the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team will be accepting offers on our newest listing, 1614 21st Ave ESeattle Home For Sale Bennion & Deville.

 

 

 

 

Ongoing
The Children’s Museum
Throughout the next few weeks the Seattle Children’s museum is exploring different cultural holidays during this festive season. This weekend they will be Exploring Diwali. Come bring the kiddos to the Festival of Lights to learn something new. This will be a great chance to try different foods, learn new games and participate in activates that will teach everyone in the family something new about this holiday. The Seattle Children’s Museum is just a 10-15 drive from Queen Anne.

Friday
Julianna Barwick Concert

Julianna Barwick Seattle concert Bennion and Deville Fine Homes
Picture courtesy of juliannabarwick.com

If you’re looking for a musical evening The Fremont Abbey Arts Center, near Magnolia, has what you’re looking for. They are happy to welcome Julianna Barwick, along with Hannah Epperson, this Friday night. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are just $15 at the door. Don’t miss this unique artist who has toured with bands such as Sigur ROS. The performance is open for all ages. Due to the nature of this performance, be sure to wear quiet shoes and bring cameras without the shutter noise so as to disrupt the audience members around you.  And don’t forget, all of the proceeds will go to help support Literacy Source programs.

Saturday
Seattle Women Make Art – Again!

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Picture courtesy of jacksonplace.org

Come out to support local artists at Jackson Place Co-Housing located south of the Queen Anne area. This Saturday they will be hosting an art show to showcase female artists from the Seattle area. These talented women will be exhibiting their unique work beginning at 10am. You are sure to be dazzled by all types of artwork, from art gourds, to one-of-a-kind jewelry, exclusive photography and much more. Please attend and support our local artists.

Sunday
5K Turkey Trot
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Seattle Real EstateThis Sunday, at Marina Park in Kirkland begins this year’s annual 5K Turkey Trot. The proceeds from this event go to support the various social services offered by Hopelink.  Day-of-event registration is $40 per person, or $35 dollars if you are participating with a group. The race begins at 11am sharp! Be sure to bring your kids and pets, stroller and pet registration are free. The event registration begins at 10am and also includes a fair, hot chocolate, and prize drawings.

The Modern American Chicken — Café Nordo
Bennion & Deville Seattle Homes for saleSunday night come out for a culinary experience like no other. Chef Nordo is back and bringing his Carnal Food Movement with him. Come and enjoy a night to remember as your prix-fixe dinner menu takes you through the life of a chicken, from birth to your plate. All of the food is locally sourced and the menu is meticulously planned, and can change without notice. Come out to the historic Washington Hall, located at 153 14th Avenue, Seattle, just 10 minutes away from the Capitol Hill and Madrona neighborhoods and see what all the excitement is about. This Sunday will be your last night to enjoy this unique theatrical dinner. This event is 21 and up.

BENNION & DEVILLE WEEK OF 11/4 – 11/11

We hope you took full advantage of that extra hour of sleep this weekend because there is lots happening this week as Seattle and the Bennion & Deville team tackle the beginning of November.  While the days have grown a little shorter, these brighter mornings leave no excuse for not tackling the days head on and this week’s bursting calendar of events should give you just enough to burn through  that added hour of rest you got on Sunday morning.

Stacey Zorzi celebrates 15 yrs with Bennion & Deville Fine HomesFirst up this week, we have a fun office announcement to make as our very own Stacey Zorzi celebrates 15 YEARS with Bennion & Deville Fine Homes!!  Stay tuned tomorrow for the press release on this exciting celebration of her commitment to both Bob Bennion and Bob Deville and our many clients over the years.

New Listing!
Last week we rounded out Friday evening with a brand spanking new listing on one of  Capitol Hill’s beautiful tree-lined streets just South of Aloha St.Seattle Capitol Hill Home For Sale, Bob Bennion & Bob Deville, Windermere

720 13th Ave E
This unique contemporary home was built in 1979. Featuring a fantastic spacious floor plan with open living areas and beautiful hardwoods throughout, this home’s expansive atrium style windows and soaring skylights create a graceful solarium effect, bringing natural light to all living spaces.  The attached 2-car garage alludes to another era with charming carriage-style French doors complete with transom windows and decorative hardware that give the façade of the home a distinctive look. Offered at $1,195,000 this fabulous home in this fabulous neighborhood within walking distance to all Capitol Hill’s parks and schools is priced to sell!  3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces.Bob Bennion Seattle Home For Sale

A little more on this week’s happenings….
Monday

Tuesday

  • Today is Election Day!  GO VOTE!
  • ‘Nebraska’- One night only SIFF screening – Seattle International Film Festival‘s New York Film Critics series has lined up this one-night-only showing of Alexander Payne’s newest film which will be followed with a live Satellite Q&A with the film’s stars, Will Forte & Bruce Stern. Click here for event details.
  • Lemony Snicket – book signing & reading of new young readers book, ‘When Did You See Her Last’, 7pm, Third Place Books.  Click here for event details.

Wednesday
Bennion & Deville will post this year’s Thanksgiving mood board!

Thursday
Potential Broker’s open at Bob Bennion & Bob Deville’s newest listing, a beautiful Capitol Hill Contemporary.  For more listing details please check out this property on our website.

Friday
Stay tuned for our Bennion & Deville Weekend Roundup

 

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.

Seattle Weekend Staycation Itinerary, July 26th-28th

This weekend’s schedule is so jam-packed with attractions and boasts such a stellar weather forecast that there is no reason to venture out of town if you’re seeking excitement in the greater Seattle area.  Whether you’re in the mood to get a good jog in, peruse a few arts and crafts stalls, wow crowds with your vocals, rock out with Capitol Hill‘s hipsters, bust out that Scottish jig you’ve been working on or come face to face with a 60ft inflatable Seafair pirate, this weekend’s roundup has something to offer everyone…

Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party, Bennion & Deville
Photo via www.nadamucho.com

(Fri-Sun) Music festival, food, art, vendors. Pike/Pine corridor.  Performing artists include: Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, Girl Talk and Hey Marseilles. www.capitolhillblockparty.com

Seafair Torchlight Run and Parade

Photo Via http://seattle.findwell.com
Photo Via http://seattle.findwell.com

(Saturday) Run starts at 6:30 pm followed by Parade, and pirates! Parade kicks off a long list of Seafair festivities! www.seafair.com

 

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

(Fri-Sun) Outdoor arts and crafts fair, music, food.  www.bellevuefest.org

Photo via www.bellevuearts.org
Photo via www.bellevuearts.org

BAM Arts Fair

(Fri-Sun) One of the largest and most prestigious art festivals in the region.  Featuring over 300 juried artists booths, performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and delicious food. www.bellevuearts.org

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

(Fri-Sun) Athletics, instrumentals, national dancing, Scottish foods, pubs, Celtic Arts showcases, artisans musicians and performers. www.sshga.org

Photo via www.sshga.com
Photo via www.sshga.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Stevens Aquafest

(Fri-Sun) Featuring Aquafest Idol, AquaRun, boat parade, car show, sports tournaments, food, drink, and entertainment. www.aquafest.org

Renton River Days

(Fri-Sun) Family festival and celebration of community.  Art show, market, food, parade, stage entertainment, kid activities at Liberty Park and parade. www.rentonriverdays.org

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Organized overnight community fundraising walk to raise money for cancer. www.relayforlife.org

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