Sold!! A Cozy Cabin just in time for Christmas

SOLD! One lucky family gets to cozy up to this cabin in the woods of Lopez Island for Christmas!  Set on over 4 acres of land, this home was a true Lopez standout and the perfect cabin for a quiet getaway to gaze at the stars, enjoy wildlife right outside your front door and wake up in the morning to a peaceful water or wooded view with complete privacy to enjoy the beauty that surrounds it.

Bennion & Deville Fine HomesProperty Features:

  • 4.5 baths
  • 4.2 Acres
  • 1 fireplace
  • Guest house
  • 400+ feet of high-bank waterfront on Salmon Point
  • Media room
  • Bonus Room
  • Large view terraceScreen Shot 2013-12-23 at 2.27.07 PM

Thank you for working with the Bennion & Deville Fine Homes team, and Merry Christmas!

“Here’s wishing you a new home filled with joy and cheer, bringing you happiness year after year.”

-Bennion & Deville Team.

Baby It (was) Cold Outside

There’s nothing quite like waking up to find a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, kids shrieking in the streets, snow men and  angels dotting front lawns and knowing that winter is about to take a fun turn from those dreary Seattle winter days we’re used to(although this year we’ve been lucky) if work and/or school deal you the bountiful bonus of a snow day…particularly on a Friday.  Don’t be fooled, we know as well as anyone else the extreme trials and tribulations that a real snow fall can bring on a city, but this morning felt like a real bonus; a tiny reminder at the tail end of an insane couple of weeks to slow down, bask in the beauty of the moment, and catch up to the holiday season that seems to have gotten a headstart on us this year. And boy was it beautiful!

Moments of snowfall like this are few and far between for us Seattleites and thus we greet this kind of weather differently than other places.  Although generally unequipped, unprepared and a little nervous of the kind of havoc it could reap on our neighborhoods, commutes, and daily busyness (yes we said busyness, not business), we go to bed hopeful, and excited, and this morning, we were victorious!  …for a moment at least.

As the  rain has melted all but a few spots of the snowfall this morning, we thought we’d share just a few of the photos we captured of the winter wonderland we woke up to this morning incase you slept through the whole thing, or just want to relive it a little incase thats the only snow we’ll see in the city this year.

Happy weekending!  – The Bennion & Deville team.

Bob Bennion Bob Deville Windermere

 

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc. Seattle snow day
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Broadmoor Golf Course, Seattle

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Bennion & Deville Weekend Roundup: December 20-22

It’s that time of year when kids are finishing up with school, winter break is just about to start, and the holidays are in full swing. In order to make entertaining easier during this season here are our top picks for some fun this weekend.

The Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival 
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Seattle christmasThe Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival, located at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, WA, is sure to please the entire family. Only an hour from Kirkland, The Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival boasts over a million lights. This event will continue to go through this weekend (December 20-22) and next weekend (December 26-29). Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will go on until 10:00 p.m. The festival will have many attractions, such as music, theater, crafts, pony rides, a petting farm and even Polar Express Train Rides. Guests will have time to shop, enjoy a dinner theater and even visit with Santa Claus. The price is $11 for seniors, military, and children under 13 years old, and $15 for ages 13-59. This weekend’s lineup includes:

  • Friday, December 20: In the Spotlight Dance and Andy & Joy
  • Saturday, December 21: Monroe Concert Band and Jerry Miner
  • Sunday, December 22: Premiere Dance Center and Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
  • December 29 the Warm Beach Camp event will be “Choose Your Own Price,” there will be no minimum requirement for entrance into the event.

Shoreline Solstice Stroll 
Bennion and Deville Fine Homes IncThe Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is hosting the Shoreline Solstice Stroll this weekend. Located only 20 minutes from Capitol Hill, this once a year event begins Friday, December 20, and ends Sunday, December 21. The event is open from the beginning of sunset at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 9:00 p.m. on both days. This year Cynthia Knox, the creative director of the SummerSet Arts Festival, has partnered with the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden to create art especially for the Stroll. Enter a magical world of delicate orbs, giant flowers, and a “hobbit hive” in this one of a kind setting. The Garden will be providing warm beverages and cookies for everyone to enjoy. There is no fee for this event, however donations are requested and greatly appreciated. Come and light up the longest day of the year!

Burke Museum: Fish & Shells
Bennion & Deville Windermere Seattle Real Estate AgentsIf you are looking to break up the holiday festivities the Burke Museum may just have what you’re looking for. Throughout the month of December they will have a special display of fish and shells that are not typically available to the public. This special exhibit is thanks to Dr. Phillip and Sandra Nudelman who donated around 100,000 shells, making this event possible and will be available on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the month. The Museum is located 15 minutes from Queen Anne. General admission is $10.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays with family and friends. Don’t forget to purchase tickets to your favorite New Years Eve event before it’s too late!

Happy Holidays from the Bennion and Deville team!

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

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

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