Stunning Anacortez Waterfront Back on the Market with Fabulous New Price
This 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.
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.
We are thrilled to blog about our newest Bennion & Deville listing, a fabulous 1911-built home thats situated on an expansive corner lot in Mount Baker – the kind of place, reported The Seattle Times, “where a few neighbors hire a band, strap on their tool belts and erect a stage in the park to provide free concerts for the neighborhood. Where people get together to fight City Hall or to dog a major petroleum company over a contaminated site. Where the community club hosts a neighborhood potluck for 300 and a biennial Home Tour requiring 150 volunteers — and also raises around $100,000 a year in college scholarships.”
Take a peek through 2810 Cascadia Avenue South….
Finished SF: 8,165
Lot Size: 1.4+ Acre
Year Built: 1911
2013 Taxes: $24,423
Heat: Gas, Radiant
This stately manse, built in 1911 occupies a coveted corner lot nearly an acre in size. From its hillside perch above Lake Washington, the magnificent 2-story house enjoys commanding views of the water, Cascade Mountains, and Mt. Rainier. A terraced front yard with mature plantains, a circular drive, koi pond and fountain provide a lovely approach to the house. The foyer and formals are all grand in scale and graced with oak panel walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors and other period detailing. Multiple sets of front doors in the living room open to a full-width deck that provides breathtaking vistas and front-row seats to Seafair festivities.
The main home has 6 bedrooms, all located on the second level as well as 3 flu baths. Large master suite has spectacular views and adjoining sitting room or office.
The lower level of the house is dedicated to serious play and includes a media/billiards room, a dance studio, a music/game room, an exercise room and a media room.
A detached 2-car garage and full carriage house apartment complete this grand 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
Year Built: 1926
SF Lot: 24,085
Lake & Mountain Views
Detached 2-Car Garage
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.
This exceptional estate property offers an architecturally significant home, nearly three acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds and sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It is privately situated in The Highlands, one of Seattle’s premier gated communities, prized for its distinguished residences, pristine woodland surroundings and accessibility to the city center.
A large courtyard with a fountain in the center, bordered by trained ivy covered walls and ringed by towering evergreen trees provides a spacious and dramatic parking area in front of a stately 8,790-sq-ft home. Built in 1937, the house was designed by H.T. Lindeberg, one of this country’s most prominent residential architects during the first half of the twentieth century. Lindeberg is remembered for the large country estates and suburban villas he designed for some of the leading professional and cultural leaders of his era, most located on the East Coast and in the Mid West. This house, a fine example of the celebrated architect’s elegant, refined style, has the added advantage of a glorious water and snow-capped mountain backdrop unique to the Pacific Northwest.
A brightly painted paneled door opens to a foyer with an arched ceiling, curved walls and a graceful hanging staircase with a bronze and iron railing. Floors here and in adjoining formal rooms are original, herringbone-laid hardwood. Double doors open to a grand scale living room with a wood-burning fireplace that retains its original surround. Three sets of French doors with transom windows open to a terrace and frame breathtaking water and mountain views. A side door provides access to a covered porch.
Beyond the living room is a classic paneled library with richly stained and polished walls of gum woodand a marble-trimmed fireplace. Doors in two corners of the room conceal a wet bar with a sink and mini-refrigerator. French doors provide access to the entry area, side lawn and west-facing terrace. Floors are original wide plank oak.
An elegant powder room with marble tile floors and a sink set in an antique chest is positioned on the opposite side of the entry foyer. A formal dining room, also grand in scale, has a wood-burning fireplace with a French limestone surround and round bay window that captures western vistas and evening light. This room currently functions as a bright, inviting, main level family room just off the kitchen.
The kitchen, transformed in the remodel, features traditional raised panel cabinetry, sumptuous marble counters and glazed tile backsplash. Floors are wide plank, reclaimed wood. A large center island affords counter seating and holds a prep sink and wine cooler. Top-of-the-line appliances include a Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, two Miele dishwashers and a Wolf 4-burner gas range with a French cooktop, double ovens and custom hood. Other assets include a walk-in pantry and French doors leading to the terrace. Just off the kitchen are a limestone-appointed powder room, utility closet, access to a storage area for garbage and recycling receptacles and a big mudroom. The mudroom, modeled on that of a Scottish country house, is endowed with a sink, a long potting bench, radiant-heated floors, storage cubbies and antler coat hooks, has access to the outdoors and to an attached two-car garage.
Two sets of stairs lead to the second floor – one in the main foyer, the other just off the kitchen. There are four ample-size bedrooms, all with water and mountain views, and four full baths on this level. The master suite, privately situated at the south end of a long hall, has a barrel-vaulted ceiling, fireplace, balcony and walk-in closet. The refurbished master bath offers radiant-heated marble tile floors, two pedestal sinks, a glass-wall shower and freestanding tub. Two of the other bedrooms have fireplaces, walk in closets and their own full tile baths; another is served by a dressing room and bath across the hall. A large room over the garage with pine-paneled walls, now used as an office and exercise space, and a smaller office overlooking the entry complete the second level.
The third floor provides perfect nanny or guest quarters. It has a large sitting area with western vistas, kitchenette, bedroom, full bath and several storage closets.
The lower level of the house offers more living space, including a large paneled rec room with built-in cabinetry. Also located on the lower level are a half bath, several storage rooms, a utility room with Samsung front-loading laundry facilities and a room for mechanical equipment including a gas furnace. The remodel included all new systems, including in-ceiling speakers for the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace.
Olmsted-inspired grounds feature manicured lawns and mature plantings that blend seamlessly into their natural woodland setting. The gravel terrace off the main level of the house overlooks a long lap pool set in a terrace on the lower level and an expansive gently sloping lawn. Several pathways meander through the grounds. One bordered by hydrangeas leads to a lower level lawn with a grape arbor, raised beds and a fruit orchard. Also located here is a big play structure for young residents. Out buildings include a greenhouse and potting shed next to the house. The attached two-car garage is accessed from Cherry Loop.
This distinguished property is one of Seattle’s finest. For more information, please view this listing on our website.
This beautifully updated home on Queen Anne’s desirable south slope with great views of the Space Needle, Eliott Bay and city skyline hit the market just yesterday! This urban oasis features bright interiors feature crisp white woodwork, open floorplan and rich hardwoods. Gourmet kitchen with butcher block island, marble counters, high-end stainless appliances and butler’s pantry. Luxe master suite has spa-like bath and shower, fireplace and private south-facing view deck. Wonderful home entertainment room and theater complete with bar. Temperature controlled wine cellar; home automation system throughout; central air conditioner; security system. Fully fenced private yard, hot tub, 1 car garage.
Offered at $1,795,000
Detached 1-Car Garage
Home Automation System
Join us today for a peak at 302 Prospect Street during our broker’s open between 11:00am and 1:30pm, and bonus… IT IS SUNNY!
In the spirit of the holiday, today (and everyday) we encourage everyone to honor the great civil rights leader, Dr. King by giving back. Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to non-violence and his powerful words inspired a whole generation and left us with a rich legacy of peaceful demands for progress. In 1983 Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a Federal Holiday and was revisited in 1994 to become a day of service in order to encourage citizens to work towards Dr. King’s vision and pay tribute to him by giving back to their communities.
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
With this in mind we like to think of today as a day on, not simply a day off and having stumbled across this great list by Seven Principles on 52 PLaces to Volunteer in Seattle, we thought it only fitting to share.
Be inspired, choose a cause, enhance your community.
Seattle is known for its farm-to-table dining establishments bringing bold flavors to local communities and tourists alike. So you wouldn’t necessarily expect a downhome, southern-style, barbeque restaurant to be all the buzz. That’s all about to change.
Seattle is going to become a little more southern, thanks to the highly anticipated opening of Bourbon and Bones. This exciting new concept opening in a matter of days belongs to Chef Michael Law and his business partner, entrepreneur Michael McConnell.
Bourbon and Bones will be moving into what was formerly Anita’s Crepes in the Fremont neighborhood. The opening of the restaurant will begin with several small soft openings that began Monday of this week. Bourbon and Bones held a contest on Facebook to see which loyal fans of the restaurant would be allowed to invite a guest to the soft opening. This exclusive event included the full menu as well as their full bar menu.
Law’s menu will resemble that of a classic southern barbecue joint serving up delicious barbeque favorites with little fuss (food will be served on parchment paper). In addition to offering his infamous fried chicken (wing, leg, thigh, breast, and gizzard all available for fabulous consumption) served by the piece or by the barrel, he will be incorporating Southern favorites such as brisket, pulled pork and ribs with classic sides like collards with ham hock, mac-n-cheese, and cheese grits, are available.
True to the restaurant’s name, Bourbon and Bones will also serve up an assortment of brown liquors featuring fine spirits from Batch 206 distillery, located here in Seattle.
Law is the creative mind behind the Wandering Goose and its famous fried chicken. Marinated in lemon, thyme, cayenne, and garlic, and fried to golden perfection, the Wandering Goose has received high marks for this particular entrée. Law spent several years cooking in multiple European cities, such as Barcelona, Avignon, and parts of Germany. Law is looking to bring together his European background and southern genius with Bourbon and Bones. This new concept is a smart blend of classic Southern specialties and European style.
McConnell has been a Seattle staple for years. He is one of the creators behind Caffe Vita, which was established in Queen Anne circa 1995, and is the entrepreneurial brain behind its fame. Under his guidance, this local coffee shop and small-batch roasting company has grown nationally. McConnell and his team are responsible for the progress and expansion of Caffe Vita beyond Seattle, including locations in Portland, New York and Los Angeles.
For more information about Bourbon and Bones, check out their Facebook page.
Despite the excitement of the holidays having worn off, this weekend has plenty of exciting things to do with the family, on a date, or with friends. Here are just a few of our picks for what to do in Seattle this weekend.
Friday January 10
Burlesque on a Budget The Theater Off Jackson, located ten minutes south of Capitol Hill, is putting on a Jesus La Pinga and Solange Corbeau production: Every Sequin is Sacred: a Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python. Every costume has been made for less than $75.00. Come out and judge for yourself.
Every Sequin is Sacred: A Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python
**The show starts at 7.
Girls that Shred
The Vera Project is hosting: Girls That Shred: A Benefit for Skate Like a Girl at 7:00 p.m. this Friday night. Skate Like a Girl (also known as SLAG) is a local, volunteer-powered nonprofit. This organization brings communities together by offering free and low-cost programs, making sure that no one is turned away for lack of funds. These programs provide practical tools, such as boards, protective gear, and skateboard instruction to help promote self-empowerment, equality, and civic engagement for girls in a male dominated field. SLAG is aimed at giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to gain confidence, create lasting friendships, and a sense of identity through skateboarding. There will be door prizes that will include signed decks, T-shirts, CDs, stickers, and more. Friday’s event will feature female bands, Chastity Belt, Tacocat, Atomic Bride, and Summer Babes. There will also be a guest appearance from Lures, a local rock and roll band, to represent the “boys that shred.” The Vera Project is located in Lower Queen Ann.
**This event suggests a $10 donation
Saturday January 11
Seattle Opera Red Carpet Opening Night, Rigoletto In a considerable effort to ween Seattleites off of a wardrobe of strictly fleece and gore tex, the organizer’s behind this year’s opening night at the Opera are making a big push to spruce up our fair city for fancy occasions that call for, well, a little more Seattle swag. What’s more is that this season opens with Rigoletto, and on the tail of the Gatsby’s reign in the theaters this year, hopefully people got the hint to add a little 30s wear to their wardrobes as the Opera encourages “men in well-draped suits and women in Old Hollywood finery.” Come see and be seen as Seattle tries its hand at glam.
**More information, including ticket purchases and details on the Jester’s Ball (the glam after party) can be found at Seattle Opera.
Take Me To Your Theater
The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will be going on this weekend at The Cinerama Theater located in Belltown. Filmmakers from around the world such as, Katie Aldworth, David Braun, and Gavin Williams, have submitted their short films to this acclaimed festival. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films. Admitted films will be judged by a nationally recognized jury, made up of giants from the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.This event is designed to encourage and support new and innovative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts.
There are two sessions, one beginning at 4:00pm and the second at 7:30pm
**This event is Sold Out: There are still tickets available for purchase for the encore presentation that will be held on January 12, 2014.**
Reel Big Fish at the Showbox
Reel Big Fish will be headlining a performance at The Showbox located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Be sure not to miss these ska punk legends as they perform some of their greatest hits. This is an All Ages show that will include performances by Suburban Legends and the Maxies as well.
**Tickets Start at $19.99 online and are $23.00 at the door. This is an All Ages show
Sunday January 12
Think Happy Thoughts
The Broadway Bound Children’s Theater, less than fifteen minutes from Madrona, is presenting Peter Pan: The Musical, directed by Danielle Pettet with Musical Direction by Michael Nutting and Lisa Hermanson. Sunday will host two showings, at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Come and check out these amazingly talented young performers as they take you on their delightful journey through Neverland. Follow Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they encounter colorful characters such as Tiger Lilly, Hook, and the Crocodile. This show is sure to wow and amaze all ages.
**Reserved seating is $19.10 (including the service fee).
We are thrilled to announce the closing of another sale. This fabulous light-filled Belltown condominium is now home to lucky new owners! 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in the heart of Belltown with walls of windows and beautiful urban and Puget Sound views for exciting downtown living smack in the middle of some of Seattle’s best restaurants and attractions.
“Here’s wishing you a new home filled with joy and cheer, bringing you happiness year after year.”