#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!


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 – Beautifully Restored Historic Home

A price reduction on this stunning listing means a fantastic opportunity to own one of Seattle’s most gorgeous historic homes; The Wurdemann Mansion.  This 1915 Georgian style dwelling built in 1915 by Dr. Harry Wurdemann features elegant interiors and beautiful grounds including 5 sets of double french doors that serve as windows across both floors of the mansion, a carriage house with spacious living quarters, full size tennis courts and a sports court.  Once surrounded by a working farm, this mansion has undergone a thorough renovation that has preserved its historical significance and resurrected the estate to its former grandeur that now serves as a dramatic gateway to the city of Lake Forest Park.

New Price: $1,850,000

Bennion & Deville Wurdemann Feature

Full listing details on our website


~ Bob Bennion & Bob Deville

Stained Glass Stunner

Came across this beauty in our archives from one of our Harvard Belmont historic listings.  These original leaded stained glass windows filter the light through the trees beautifully into the living room on a sunny day.

For full listing details visit this home on our website!

Original stained glass windows in Harvard Belmont mansion on Capitol Hill.
Original stained glass windows in Harvard Belmont mansion on Capitol Hill.