Indoor Outdoor Living At It’s Finest

Stunning Anacortez Waterfront Back on the Market with Fabulous New Price

Bennion & Deville Waterfront Seattle Home For SaleThis beautiful home offers the finest of indoor outdoor living in the stunning Pacific Northwest. Situated on 3.37 acres of high-bank waterfront property in  Anacortes, the homeport for the San Juan Islands, this estate is truly an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of Seattle city living.  The 3 bed, 4+ bath home also features a guesthouse as well as a carriage house/garage all with shingle clad exterior walls and inviting, lodge-like fee.  Custom built in 2000, this home shows exquisite attention to detail with use of the finest natural materials, pocket doors, and large windows that maximize spectacular panoramic views of the San Juan Islands, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the majestic Olympic Mountains.

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Gated entry  welcomes you to gorgeous grounds; a private, peaceful setting at the end of a half-mile lane that meanders through dense, natural woodlands. The only sounds within earshot come from the birds and occasional horns from vessels traversing the waters below. Bennion & Deville Seattle Waterfront Property

Offered at 2,795,000

  • Year Built: 2000
  • Finished Square Feet: 5,590 per plans
  • Lot Size: 3.37 acres
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 4+
  • Garage: 3 Car
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • 2014 Taxes: $12,339
  • Security System
  • Pool
  • Temperature Controlled Wine Cellar

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New Listing- Distinguished Washington Park Estate

This beautiful home in the coveted Washington Park neighborhood with unique street-t0-street lot hit the market yesterday!  If you’re in the market for lush grounds, period details, and leafy lake vistas this new Bennion & Deville listing is a must see!

715 McGilvra Boulevard E

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  • Year Built: 1926
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 4.75
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Security System
  • SF Lot: 24,085
  • Lake & Mountain Views
  • Detached 2-Car Garage
  • SF: 4,930

Offered at $3,300,000

This distinguished 1926 English-style home is nestled in the trees above Lake Washington with beautiful lake, mountain, and downtown Bellevue skyline views. Richly appointed and updated with spacious formals, hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, beamed and vaulted ceilings and Venetian plaster walls. Top-notch stainless kitchen features marble counters and large island with breakfast seating and opens to spacious family/dining room. Four generous bedrooms including stunning master retreat with marble bath and full dress- ing room as well as penthouse-style suite on third floor complete with small living area. Lush grounds with secluded patios and leafy lake vistas. Situated on an oversized street-to-street lot with detached garage and additional parking and very close to all the boutiques, restaurants, beach, park, and all that Madison Park has to offer!

For more details on this home please visit this listing on our website.

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Broker’s Open- Unprecedented Waterfront Opportunity

Join us today in for a broker’s open with  Mary P. Snyder Luxury Real Estate at this stunning Windermere estate. This beautiful property features 3 levels of immaculately landscaped grounds complete with pool, sports court, 263+ /- ft of sparkly waterfront, and 2 docks.

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This gated, in-city, 3-lot retreat offers a superb brick Tudor and enchanting lakeside guesthouse.  Spectacular lake and mountain views, including today’s breathtaking clear shot of a snow peaked Mount Rainier on full display.

Bennion & DevilleToday’s crystal blue skies are truly flaunting all this property has to offer and we’ll be here until 1:30 so do drop in.

For more details on this listing please visit our website.

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.

Making the Case for Nerdier Real Estate Agents

Bob Bennion Windermere Agent Bennion & Deville Fine Homes
A very geek chic Bob Bennion.

Kathleen Doler of Investors.com recently published an article discussing the many ways Real Estate agents now connect with house hunters online.  “Succesful real estate agents today need all the usual skills- local market market expertise, trustworthiness, and negotiation and sales chops” she said “…but they must also be, well, nerdy.”  Today’s “nerdy” strays far from the stereotype of the geeky techie who was marginalized for so long in pop culture. The rise of geek chic came in part due to the legacy of industry leaders like Apple’s Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who have driven us down a road of dependance on nifty mobile gadgets and a whole new world of Apps that we run our lives, schedule our appointments, pin our fantasy worlds and stay constantly connected through.

In today’s increasingly technological focused marketplace, evaluating real estate agents’ “tech and social media know-how” will play an important factor in your choice of someone to guide you through the complicated process of selling your home and purchasing a new one. We are not readers of the internet any more, we are scanners, and at Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, we believe that both real time marketing and a more integrated social media campaign have become vital components of providing clients with a level of service that encompasses a full 360 degree approach to real estate marketing.  This call for “nerdier” real estate agents, we thought, was the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the Bennion & Deville team’s own efforts to stay afloat in the ever changing digital world and offer our clients the best service possible on the web AND in print….#NERDALERT.

Allow us to introduce our (nerdy) selves:

Blog: If you’re here you’ve found it! 😉

Google (plus & places): + the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team on our Google + page here.

Twitter:

  • Team: @benniondeville
  • Bob Bennion: @BobBennion
  • Stacey Zorzi: @StaceyZorzi
  • Jennifer Van Wiel: @JVanWiel
  • Lesly Chapman: @Lnd1228
  • Rosie Rothrock: @Rosiepose

Facebook: Like our page on Facebook for listing updates and industry news!

Pinterest: Check out some of our listing photos, staging inspiration and home design pins.

Yelp: Worked with our team before? Review us on our yelp page here.

 

 

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.

In Love With Ikat

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Source: www.MadelineWeinrib.com

One of our favorite artisanal textile designers, Madeline Weinrib launched her beautiful, and wildly inspiring ecommerce site just a few weeks ago and we’re all a flurry with IKAT.  Creator of colorful rugs and patterned pillows, Madeline is widely known for her embrace of rich hues, deep earthly tones and her devotion to pattern in design.

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Source: www.MadelineWeinrib.com

Inspired by her wide global travel, the bits and pieces she’s collected, global artists and her own artistic passion, Madeline paints AND creates this beautiful eclectic mix of vintage textiles, colorful fabrics, tapestries and other pieces that we’re dying to dot our homes with.  The kicker?  She’s the great-granddaughter of the founder of the land of our collective design dreams, New York’s famed ABC Carpet & Home (think twinkly chandeliers, plush rugs, exotic décor).  Needless to say, her ardor for beautiful furnishings and home design has obviously been well-groomed…incase you weren’t already sold.

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Source: www.MadelineWeinrib.com

An little on Madeline from her new website: “Admired by tastemakers worldwide, Madeline Weinrib works closely with artisans from around the world to preserve the integrity of centuries old techniques, while applying her contemporary perspective to resonate with today. Inspired by the past, celebratory of the present, Madeline creates timeless heirlooms for the future.”

With Madeline in mind, this week we thought we’d dig up a few IKAT-inspired pieces in all price ranges…

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Bennion & Deville’s IKAT picks.

Sources: 1. Rug: Rugshaq.com  2. Pillow: Walmart  3. Throw: In2Green  4. Chair: Etsy 5. Tray Table: One Kings Lane 6. Bowls: West Elm

 

Press Release – Bennion & Deville Celebrate Over 600,000,000 in Real Estate Transactions and another decade of business together

Bob Bennion & Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Inc.

Bennion & Deville, Inc., one of Seattle’s most experienced and trusted real estate partnerships, recently completed a second decade of business since their founding in 1993. With sales transactions in excess of $620,000,000 in homes sold in the past decade and an increase in average home sale price of over 300 percent in the last 10 years, Bob Bennionand Bob Deville are thrilled with the success and continued growth of Bennion & Deville, Inc. in their 20 years of practicing real estate together.

“We feel very fortunate to have accomplished so much over the last ten years, despite the market’s many challenges during that time period,” said Bob Bennion, co-owner and partner of Bennion & Deville, Inc. “Our commitment to nurturing personal relationships with our clients, working with them to achieve their real estate dreams and goals, and staying engaged long after the sale, is really at the root of what has led us to such great success in Seattle over the years,” he continued. “We have devoted years to building trust with our clients and we take great pride in the fact that our clients have turned to us for business again and again throughout their lives.”ed a second decade of business since their founding in 1993.With sales transactions in excess of $620,000,000 in homes sold in the past decade and an increase in average home sale price of over 300 percent in the last 10 years, Bob Bennionand Bob Deville are thrilled with the success and continued growth of Bennion & Deville, Inc. in their 20 years of practicing real estate together.

With 50 years of combined residential real estate experience between them, “The Bobs” as their clients like to call them, continually strive to exceed the expectations of their clients, integrating the latest training, marketing and technology into their practice.

“Our clients have the assurance that Bennion & Deville has a stellar team who work together tirelessly to bring the best results to the table, year after year,”

Their extensive skills, knowledge of the local market and reputation for exceptional client-focused service has awarded them a roster of some of Seattle’s finest properties and historic homes year after year.

“Our clients have the assurance that Bennion & Deville has a stellar team who work together tirelessly to bring the best results to the table, year after year,” said Bob Bennion. “We would not be where we are today without the hard work of our fantastic team and the friendship and trust of our clients throughout the years.”

Bennion & Deville enjoyed a record year for 2012 with an astounding 30 percent jump in sales from 2011. So far the team is on track for another excellent year in 2013, already outpacing last year’s sales from January to July. Still gaining momentum as they tackle the second half of the year, Bennion & Deville, Inc. hopes 2013 will close out as one of their best years yet.

About Bennion & Deville Inc.

Founded in 1993, Bennion & Deville has consistently been one of the Seattle area’s leading real estate partnerships, representing properties in every price range. The team’s extensive experience in the Seattle real estate market, ongoing professional training, fastidious attention to detail, 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 have 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 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