New Listing & Open House- Queen Anne Jewel Box

Join us today at a Broker’s open on Queen Anne!
Offered at $585,000
Open today, Tuesday, April 1st, 2-4PM

Home for sale - Queen Anne Bennion & DevillePuget Sound View Bennion & DevilleThis Queen Anne jewel box will delight you with its period details, lovely updates, and Puget Sound views. Special features of the home include arched doorways, hardwood floors, tall leaded glass windows and rich wood trim. The living room has a charming fireplace with a stone mantle, hardwood floors, and a row of tall leaded glass windows to capture the views. Adjacent to the living room is a quaint dining cove with a wonderful crystal light fixture. The fully updated kitchen has crisp white cabinets, marble counters, stainless appliances, tile floors and access to the back yard. The main floor also has a bedroom and full updated bath with hex tile floors, a pedestal sink, and subway tiled bath/shower surround. A large walk-in closet with big window and interesting possibilities completes this level. Upstairs is a large master retreat with fireplace, Juliet balcony, large walk-in closet, updated bath with claw foot tub and separate shower. Terrific views are enjoyed on this level. An unfinished basement with high ceilings and laundry area offers further possibilities and ample storage. A delightful fenced back yard has a stone patio surrounded by plush garden plantings – a perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Year Built 1927
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Taxes: $4,995
Heat: gas, forced air
Fireplaces: 2
For more information, please visit this listing on our website.
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Bennion & Deville team convenes at Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE Summit in Las Vegas

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Bennion & Deville team arrive in Vegas to meet the Bobs!

This past weekend, we flew to Las Vegas to join a prestigious group of luxury real estate professionals from around the world gathering at the Wynn Las Vegas for the Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE SUMMIT conference held between February 23-25. Bob Bennion & Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes and co-owners of Windermere Southern California have been members of Luxury Portfolio International® since 2008, just three years after it was founded.  This year our entire team attended as participants to better soak in all the knowledge 2014’s SUMMIT had to offer through dividing and conquering the breakout sessions, networking with other attendees, and brushing up on our marketing and technology skills.

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A Bennion & Deville listing made a full page of the program!

Luxury Portfolio is the luxury front of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international network of over 500 residential real estate firms around the world.  Founded in 2005 to help real estate agents “market homes to the increasingly savvy affluent consumer,” Luxury Portfolio markets over 25,000 distinguished properties annually, and its members now make up the largest network of premier independent brokers.

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Social media guru Guy Kawasaki presents at LP SUMMIT.

The SUMMIT conference, held every year, is designed to provide further insight into the high-end consumer, reveal new marketing and technology tools to help attendees better market these unique properties on a global basis, and housing trends in the luxury real estate market.  Over the three days, we heard from many incredible speakers including several notable personalities that included the internationally recognized graffiti artist and best-selling business author Erik Wahl who delivered an inspiring presentation on the spirit of innovation, Steve Harney, author of “Keeping Current Matters” and recognized expert in negotiation and sales skills training, as well as social media guru, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of twelve books and former chief evangelist at Apple  Guy Kawasaki.

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Paintings that Erik Wahl produced on stage in just minutes during his SUMMIT presentation.

As established leaders that carry a reputation for expertise in representing some of the finest homes in the greater Seattle area, Bob Bennion & Bob Deville’s affiliation with luxury portfolio gives them the opportunity to expand their offering through the incredible local and global resources as well as through this powerful world-wide network.

Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.
Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.

Through Luxury Portfolio, we are connected to over 500 local brokerages in more than 35 countries giving us the opportunity to share with and learn from these esteemed colleagues and professionals all over the world.

We strive to provide you with the best service and resources to help you as you navigate the complicated, emotional and exciting process of buying and/or selling your home.  We are thrilled to be back, armed with more tools and techniques, inspiration and energy for a very busy and exciting year of real estate.

For more information on Luxury Portfolio International®, please visit the website here.

Broker’s Open- Brand New Listing

Sophisticated Interiors, Stunning Views

Today we are pleased to feature our newest listing- a beautiful Highlands residence offered at $2,295,000. Bennion & Deville

A winding drive through stunning woodlands with towering evergreens leads to a lovely traditional home situated on 2.6 acres, tucked away in the mature growth of the Highlands peaceful natural surroundings.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncWith breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this home integrates wonderful outdoor living for the warmer months with pool, spa fireplace and barbecue area off the family.  Offers many features as well as the many amenities of Highlands community living.

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  • 4,000-Bottle Wine Cellar
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • 7,160 Square Feet
  • 2.6 Acres
  • Built in 1956
  • 4 Fireplaces
  • 5 Covered Parking Spaces

Bennion & DevilleJoin us today at 12 Olympic Drive NW in the Highlands for an open house from 11:00am-1:00pm to tour this home and soak in the stunning views!

More information on the Highlands residential community:

Weekend Roundup- MLK Weekend, Seahawks Playoffs

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means an extra day to relax and play this weekend, but more importantly, an extra day  to celebrate our Seahawks eminent win over the 49ers this Sunday to secure our spot in the Superbowl 🙂 .  To those of you lucky enough to be pocketing some of those golden tickets, cheer loudly, dance loyally (Macklemore is, after all Seattle’s ultimate 12th man), and do us proud; the rest of us will be rooting for our boys from the comfort of our own homes. In the meantime, take advantage of the extra downtime with these unique happenings around Seattle…

Lowercase Brewing’s Grand Opening Party
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncLowercase Brewing invites you to join them for their grand opening this Friday, January 17. The brewery, which started off as friends making beer in their basement, is one of the newest additions to Seattle’s Southpark neighborhood. Friday’s grand opening begins at 6 p.m. at 8103 8th Ave. S. and tickets available here.

Can’t make it? No worries, Lowercase Brewing will be serving up craft beer for $4.00 all weekend. 

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Join Rock the Bike at the Columbia City Theater on Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. for their charity karaoke event to raise money for Bike Works, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering youth to use bicycles as a healthy and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Prizes will be given for best performance, so there’s no need to hold back when belting out your best rendition of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” or Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” – the more enthusiasm, the better! Karaoke begins at 9:30 p.m., so arrive early to get your name on the list for your favorite karaoke tunes. The event is located at 4916 Rainier Ave. S. and entry is free; however, $10 donations are encouraged.

MOViN 92.5’s Dress Dash
Seattle Weekend HappeningsMOViN 92.5 and Brides for a Cause have joined forces this weekend to host a Dress Dash benefitting Wish Upon a Wedding. Fifty percent of proceeds will go directly to the non-profit which provides couples facing terminal illnesses or life-changing circumstances weddings that they otherwise couldn’t afford. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 at Cedarbrook Lodge’s Cedars Ballroom. Featuring over 500 dress designs, all for only $150, this event is a great opportunity for brides-to-be to find their dream dress at dream prices. The Dress Dash will carry dresses in sizes 2 through 20 along with veils and slips. Find more details here.

40th Annual Model Railroad Show
This weekend marks The Pacific Science Center’s 40th Annual Model Railroad Show. Perfect for the whole family, the event lets visitors explore dozens of model railroad displays, discover the history of the region’s railroad system and build their own LEGO trains at interactive stations. The show will be open from Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20. Tickets are included in the cost of general admission to The Pacific Science Center. Learn more here.

14th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Census
Calling all divers! If you are looking for something more adventurous this weekend, this may be for you. The Seattle Aquarium needs your help in this weekend’s 2014 Octopus Census in Puget Sound, north of Magnolia. The annual survey seeks to collect information about the habitats, size and location of octopi from dive sites including Sund Rock, Octopus Hole, Flagpole, Jorsted Creek and Black Point, among others.

Hoping to see a giant octopus on your dive? Here’s a tip: last year the highest number of giant octopi were recorded at the aquarium’s Sunrise dive location!

Find the complete list of the dive sites and details for the 2014 Octopus Census here.

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Seattle’s Best: Bennion & Deville Picks for Fine Dining and Entertainment in the Emerald City

Here at Bennion & Deville we’re strong believers in the idea that there’s no better place to live than Seattle. Not only is Seattle a great place to buy real estate (Seeking city & mountain views? Lake front? A plentiful abundance of neighborhood coffee shops?- we can check all these boxes), the city is rich with culture and the arts, never lacking in weeknight or weekend entertainment options. So rich, in fact, that there are far too many things to do and see in just one weekend. With a number of plays and comedy troupes coming to Seattle this fall, and an abundance of fine cuisine, we’ve narrowed it down to a few more picks for entertainment starting this weekend.

A Night at the Bathhouse Theatre with The Habit Comedy Troupe

Bob Bennion WindermereNamed Seattle’s best comedy group, “The Habit” is back with another original play this November. The group, which began performing together in 1995 at the University of Washington writes and directs its own comedy shows each year. “The Habit 13,” which marks the troupe’s 13th show, will open on Friday, November 15 and continue through December 1this year. Audiences can look forward to comedic sketches about passive aggressive astronauts, bomb defusing robots and the vagueness of our founding fathers in this year’s performance.

Tickets are available on The Habit’s website now. This show has been rated PG-13; something to consider if you plan on taking the entire family.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

This comedic Sherlock Holmes tale of brash Canadian, Henry Baskerville is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seat. As the dark mystery behind Baskerville’s inherited British mansion unfolds before their eyes, can play-goers decipher the clues in this classic Victorian whodunit before the famous detective himself?Bob Bennion Seattle Real Estate

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” will run from November 15 through December 15. Tickets for the three hour performance range from $15 to $45 and are available on Seattle Repertory Theatre’s website.

“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” the Musical

Don’t miss your last chance to catch the Broadway touring version of “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert” as is makes its final stop in Seattle this weekend. Full of sequins, neon colors and platform shoes, this tale of three friends is sure to entertain with its mix of down-to-earth stories and over-the-top musical numbers to hits including the classic “I Will Survive.”

The show will be held at the Paramount Theater through Sunday, November 17. Tickets range in price from $25 to $70 and are available online now.

Brunswick and Hunt Farm-To-Table Pop-Up Dinner

The team behind Brunswick and Hunt invite you to join them for a six course feast, sampling some of Seattle’s finest foods and drink in celebration of their highly anticipated restaurant opening in 2014.  The dinner will take place at Altura at 6 p.m. on November 7 and include dishes like Oxtail and Mushroom Toasts, Autumn Braised Chicken and Double Chocolate Cake with a smoked chocolate ganache, butter bourbon pudding and crabapple compote. Each course comes with its own specially selected drink pairing for the finest dining experience. Tickets for the event are $90 and are available online now.

With so many great things to choose from, how could you go wrong? For more great weekend options, check out Seattle Met’s website here and stay tuned for our next Bennion & Deville Weekend Roundup.

Bennion & Deville’s Seattle Weekend Roundup: Enjoying Seattle’s Artistic Offerings

Whether it’s a ballet performance, a song lyric, or a tear-jerking scene from a cinematic masterpiece, art often provides great inspiration to people and countless hours of entertainment. The city of Seattle has a rich art scene providing a diverse offering from music to film to dance. This weekend in Seattle is a great example of how Seattle embraces and celebrates its thriving art scene.

UCLA Festival of Preservation
Bennion and Deville Fine Homes WindermereIf you’re a movie lover, you can’t miss the Northwest Film Forum’s UCLA Festival of Preservation in Capitol Hill. For years, the festival has showcased classic and rare, unseen films. On Friday night, they’re playing the Forbidden Love Double Feature, which includes ‘40s and ‘50s classics “Gun Crazy” and “The Chase.” The full schedule of movies can be found on the Northwest Film Forum’s website. Showings begin at 7 p.m. each night until Wednesday and tickets are $6-$10 for a single film or $9-$20 for a double feature pass.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Kylián + Pite
The Pacific Northwest Ballet is premiering its latest program Friday, November 8, at McCaw Hall. Jiří Kylián features performances that swing effortlessly between the lighthearted and the dark like the more emotional piece, “Forgotten Land,” which is making its local premiere. The program also features Crystal Pite whose work “Emergence” earned acclaim when it premiered in 2009. The company’s latest offering is sure to be thrilling with music by the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. Tickets and the full schedule can be found here.

Seattle Center hosts The Affordable Art Fair
November 6th kicked off Seattle’s Affordable Art Fair taking place now and through the weekend at the Seattle center with a very simple concept;  “an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000.”  This gathering of pieces from young, emerging artists as well as some of the biggest household names and recent graduate students is a fantastic opportunity to snatch up some work from rising stars in the art world! Tickets and more information here.

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The Moore Theatre, Seattle.

Concerts
If you’re in the mood for some live music this weekend, the city is celebrating some local artists as well as highlighting a classic rock favorite:

  • Friday: Seattle’s own Barsuk Records is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special concert at Neumos on Capitol Hill. Favorite artists such as Maps & Atlases, Menomena, Yellow Ostrich, and many more will be rocking out all night to celebrate this piece of Seattle history.
  • Saturday: Head down to the Moore to catch the incredible Seattle Rock Orchestra, performing all of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits accompanied by an exhilarating laser show.

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.

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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

Simply Seattle – Sunrise Over Lake Washington

Sunrise Lake Washington Bennion and Deville

Seattle offers many an opportunity to bask in the boasting beauty of the PNW, but imagine waking up every morning to the sky lit up in shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink, the thin morning clouds pillowing through the sky and the sight of the first morning light illuminating the breathtaking views of the lake, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier and the exquisite grounds of this stunning property in the coveted Windermere neighborhood of Seattle.

We don’t think it could get much better.