#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!


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!

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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.


OPEN HOUSE – Penthouse Perfection

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Open space, sun-drenched interiors and city, Puget Sound, and Elliot Bay views all more than justify supreme bragging rights in this stunner of a Penthouse OPEN TODAY FROM 11-1, but it’s the finishes that really make this apartment shine.  Glass sinks underlit with LED lighting, oversized steam rain shower, glowing Thermart gas fireplace, limestone from Turkey and enough Cera Silence floor underlayment to host a Gatsby style gala and still not tick off the neighbors of this gold standard LEED certified marvel of a building in Downtown Seattle? …Deals don’t often come sweeter.

Swing by and say hi!

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