Built in 1907, this inviting home sits on one of Washington Park’s most highly sought elm-lined streets. Extensive remodeling has given the 5,860-sq-ft house updated systems and amenities while preserving its original character and charm. The 7,200-sq-ft property also offers beautifully landscaped grounds with English gardens, brick walkways and bluestone terraces. Exterior features include clapboard and shingle walls, wide overhanging eaves and front porch supported by brick columns. A spacious entry hall introduces main floor interiors with high ceilings, intricate millwork and original oak floors. The living room has a big bay window and fireplace with a massive brick surround; the adjoining dining room offers a butler’s pantry with built-in storage. A spacious study off the entry has shelf-lined walls and a full bath that serves the main level. A terrific kitchen features granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances; an adjoining informal living/dining area has a gas stove, built-in cabinetry and access to a lovely backyard. There are 4 bedrooms and 1¾ refurbished baths on the second level, including a master suite with a fireplace. The lower level provides a big rec room with a mudroom and outdoor access, updated three-quarter bath, bonus room, utility room and abundant storage options. A detached 2-car garage is accessed from the alley.
Today is March 14th, or 3.14 or π, and thus a good excuse for Pie. Pi is defined as the distance around a perfect circle divided by the distance across it. It is also a number that has captivated math classes throughout history due to the fact that there is no way to calculate it exactly with simple division on your handy dandy calculator, and because it’s digits go on infinitely and without pattern.
In order to celebrate this nerdy fascination we all have with the symbol/number we substitute pi for pie, the next best kind of perfect circle that we know… and eat lots of it.
In keeping with this kooky cause for celebration, here are a few the Bennion & Deville team’s favorite places to put a pie to your face in Seattle:
High 5 Pie
This Capitol Hill favorite smack in the middle of the bustling Pike Pine Corridor will certainly be rolling out the red carpet for mathletes today! Offering everything from sweet to savory, handheld to jar filled, cutie pies to take-n-bakes, this Pie shop even has vegan options too!
For those of you that prefer a savory treat, Westlake/South Lake Union’s Serious Pie is the place for you. With a menu boasts some seriously good woodfired pizzas that even a Chicago native would appreciate; thin crust, locally sourced toppings, as well as a friendly staff and cozy space, this is the perfect place to have a slice and a glass of wine as you wind down from the week. We suggest trying anything with truffle cheese or buffalo mozzarella smothered on the top and grabbing a few biscuits for a lazy Saturday morning on your way out!
Last but certainly not least, no Pi day would be complete without devouring what we’ve decided is maybe the pie of all pies: clouds of thick custard and homemade whipped cream laced with vanilla and coconut, piled high with white chocolate and toasted coconut flakes, all in a flaky pastry crust: the ever so decadent, legendary Triple Coconut Cream Pie (featured last year in our Valentines Love Locally guide) from fellow Seattleite and food God, Tom Douglas. Swing through the Dahlia Bakery or Lounge for a slice, a pie or a tartlet to kick off this weekend!
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!
As locals know, Seattle often works in mysterious ways. Yesterday our great city granted us glorious weather and one heck of a good time as the Seahawks legendary 12th man – a blue and green mass of hometown folks and hawks fans – took to the streets in numbers in excess of 700,000 to give our Super Bowl XLVIII champs and this city’s first Lombardi trophy the welcome home they so deserved.
We kicked off this NFL season well aware of the fact that we had a team of unique talent that was both positioned and expected to do great things. Throughout fall, Seattleites watched as the Seahawks tromped through the league, soaring their way to the top the NFL and quickly becoming one of the best teams the sport had seen in quite some time. It didn’t take long before the team’s cohesiveness and camaraderie on the field started to rub off at home. For the first time in a long time, Seattle started to feel the power of being connected through a shared goal: bringing home this city’s first championship since 1979. Stirred by the unifying outlet of a winning sports team and in this case, the 12th man, our weathered sports fans were strengthened by this shared hope and the legion of jersey-wearing, beastquake-producing fans grew strong…and loud. Last Sunday, as the team took to the field in the meadowlands and proved that they could win it all, the Seahawks organization, it’s fans and this wonderful city practically oozed cohesion.
Then yesterday, as the sun shone brightly and the snow-covered cascade mountains peeked at us through the early morning haze, our usual February rainfall yielded to frozen hands full of Skittles and confetti and bright blue skies. Seattleites flooded onto public transportation and fans aligned along Fourth Avenue to make sure the world knew that we were “in,” and not simply a rapidly multiplying band wagon of “fair weather fans”- a term we couldn’t possibly claim anyway due to our long-held reputation for gray skies and rainy days. Mid-morning drew near and businesses, schools and other city happenings took pause for a moment that will most certainly go down in Seattle history as the Celebrate 48 Victory Parade kicked off.
To wrap up several weeks of Seahawks bragging via the blogosphere here are a few snapshots of a long-overdue win and celebration as well as a look back on the day’s events through some of our favorite tweets and twitter mentions of the day as the internet became a flurry with Hawk Pride. The parade might now be over but #Celebrate48 continues through the endless memories and images that will stay with Seattle sports fans for years to come. Cheers to an exciting season that carried Seattle to the top and here’s to making a run for the repeat next season! …
It’s no secret that our city’s football team is going to Super Bowl XLVIII (go Seahawks!). But where you watch the game is almost as important as who is playing. Here we’ve outlined a few choice spots to kick back and enjoy what’s sure to be the game of the century when the Seattle Seahawks take down the Denver Broncos!
Sunday, February 2, the entire city of Seattle will be celebrating for the big game when the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. As the hometown of the Seahawks, Seattle offers a wide-range of bars that cater to every football fanatic’s needs. Forget the hassle of preparing food and making beer runs; instead wear your blue, green, and silver painted faces at a local sports bar to watch the big game, and let’s cheer our beloved Seahawks to victory!
Hawks Nest Bar & Grill
Seattle Seahawk fans have a favorite sports bar here in Seattle called the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill. Located between Safers Field and Quest Field in SoDo, the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill provides the ultimate 12th man experience with an all-day celebration. Opening at 11 a.m. with door prizes and a charity raffle, the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill supplies pub-grub and drink specials for the big game. Later in the evening, local hip-hop artist K. Cartier will perform live. Located at 1028 1st Ave. S. Fore more information, click here.
Auto Battery Bar
Known for their gourmet Po-Dog hot dogs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this auto shop turned sports bar has big-screen TVs perfect for Sunday’s game. Order one of their signature drinks such as the Spark Plug or the 18-Wheeler as you cheer on the Seahawks in their laid back atmosphere. Located at 1009 E. Union St. For more information, click here.
Want to watch Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning duke it out on the big screen? Cinebarre is screening the Super Bowl for free on the big day for the 21+ crowd. With a full bar featuring craft beers and specialty cocktails, Cinebarre will keep you hydrated for the full four quarters. But don’t miss out on their pizzas and subs appropriately named for cinematic stars and movies. Located at 6009 244th St. SW
Spitfire Rated the best sports bar to watch the Super Bowl in the nation, Spitfire will be opening its doors early at 9 p.m. so fans can beat the rush. Located in Belltown by the waterfront, Spitfire’s viewing room filled with leather couches is just like watching the game in the comfort of your own home, but without the post-game cleanup. Watch the Seahawks’ No. 1 rated defense in the league hold back the Broncos over a plate of chicken wings and nachos. Located at 2219 4th Ave. Click here for more information.
The People’s Pub
More low-key than the rest of our picks, The People’s Pub has been serving up German fare to the locals since 2000. Locals of Ballard know The People’s Pub for their quick bar service and generous portions of cured meats and tasty cheeses, sounds like the perfect combination for a game-winning Sunday. More information at their website here.
Wear your 12th man jersey proud this Sunday and show up early to one of these hot spots for a prime seat. Drink specials will vary so call ahead for more information.
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 Lowercase 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.
Rock the Bike
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 MOViN 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.
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
Named 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?
“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.
Seattle is home to over 150 different food trucks, four of which ranked on The Daily Meal’s 2013 list of Best Food Trucks in America. The food truck scene has evolved over the years, making dining from food trucks hip, fun and affordable. Here we highlight eight food trucks in Seattle that made the cut and continue to serve up great food.
1.) Secret Sausage – Hot dog stands make the best hotdogs (think baseball ballparks). And the hotdog is a classic food truck item. Seattle’s own Secret Sausage made the cut as one of the best food trucks in Seattle. They serve Seattle-style dogs, so it is the perfect place to visit if you are craving some local flavor. Secret Sausage serves up the Slawdog, which is a German frankfurter on a bolillo roll topped with a special Salvadorian slaw also made by Secret Sausage. For kids who aren’t keen on unique toppings (such as cream cheese) Secret Sausage also offers the Kids Dog, an old fashioned-type hotdog with nothing fancy on it. Best of all, all the ingredients are Seattle sourced. (serving Eastside and Seattle areas so check their schedule!) Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m + some late night schedule additions! Schedule & location: View their full schedule here.
2.) Los Chilangos – Mexican food is another staple in food truck cuisine, and Los Chilangos is the place to get it. They offer everything you’d get from an authentic Mexican restaurant including tortas, tacos, burritos and quesadillas, with your choice of chicken, pork, beef, chorizo or a delicious blend of chorizo and carne asada called chupa cabras. Additionally, Los Chilangos also has a breakfast menu served until 11 a.m and these are some of the best street tacos in town. Hours: Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Location addresses: 1829 130th Ave NE, view their website.
1.) Marination – This food truck ranked on The Daily Meal’slist of “Best Food Trucks.” The ‘Big Blue’ mobile version of Marination came in at #16 on the list serving up their own version of tacos and sliders blending Hawaiian and Korean ingredients and mouthwatering marinations. Their dishes include spicy shredded pork, a version of Korean bulgogi, and even spam, the “unofficial national food of Hawaii.” Marination clearly gets fusion cuisine.
2.) Where Ya At – Coming in at #9 on The Daily Meal’s list, Where Ya At posts up on Fridays delivering their irresistible spicy Cajun dishes to eager customers. Their menu features traditional New Orleans style cuisine that includes gumbo, jambalaya and po’ boys. The French bread for their po’ boys is made special for the truck by a local baker and is topped with fresh vegetables, house-made aioli, and a meat of your choice. For classic Cajun food, Where Ya At is where it’s at. Hours: Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Schedule & Address: View here.
1.) Garden Sushi – Perhaps the zesty flavors of Creole cooking aren’t what you’re in the mood for, if so, opt for something a bit more cool and refreshing. For something different, look no further than Garden Sushi, Seattle’s first sushi truck. Located in Ballard, Garden Sushi offers a wide array of both nagiri and rolls. At Garden Sushi you’ll find classic sushi rolls like the California, Spicy Tuna and Caterpillar roll. For sushi on the go, Garden Sushi delivers. Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Address: 54th St. and 17th Ave. NW, across from Swedish Hospital
2.) Cheese Wizards – Do you love classic fare? If so, then you’ll love Cheese Wizards which take the ordinary grilled cheese sandwich and bring it up a notch. Cheese Wizards doesn’t offer a huge menu, but what they lack in selection they make up for in taste with their fresh, unique ingredients. The Green Seer is a perfect example. Cheese Wizards have created fresh-tasting sandwich with melted Havarti cheese, tomatoes, basil and pesto aioli on French bread. Pair that with a cup of their tomato basil soup, and reminisce about your childhood. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Address: 907 NW Ballard Way, Trupanion Insurance
1.) I Love My GFF – Whether you’re gluten-free or just want a change of pace with a vegetarian meal, I Love My GFF is for the place to be for lunch on Sundays at the Broadway Farmer’s Market. Try their Sunshine Bowl with organic quinoa covered in their special Sunshine sauce (a blend of almonds, basil and lemon), beans, organic chicken and fresh-cut vegetables, all topped with feta cheese and pumpkin seeds. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth after all those veggies, try their gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. Hours: Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Address: Broadway Farmers Market
2.) Slate Coffee – And finally, maybe you just want a solid, Seattle-worthy cup of coffee before you head to work. Slate Coffee provides some of the absolute best coffee in the city. With a variety of roasts that are served in season, you always get the best flavors possible. The coffee is good, the foam is perfection, and the airstream barista counter just screams trendy. Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Address: Madison and 14th
Appreciating Seattle Halloween is tomorrow and the city is ecstatic for all the evening festivities with friends and family. As the Bennion & Deville team puts the finishing touches to our costumes and decorations on our homes, we’re also looking forward to the upcoming holidays and the prosperous new year ahead of us. More people are moving to Seattle due to the ideal location, growing opportunities for businesses, and the picturesque environment to raise a family or meet new friends. Home to some of the nation’s best universities, most idyllic neighborhoods, as well as an epicenter for industrial and corporate growth, Seattle is a city that continues to be one of the country’s top places to live. Though the team at Bennion & Deville Luxury Home is constantly aware and appreciative of this great city, even we can get lost in the hustle and bustle of the working week to really take a moment and be grateful for our environment. It’s always important, outside of the pride we feel for what we do at Bennion & Deville, to reflect and realize that the city of Seattle is an essential part of our lives.
A Glimpse of Our City Though Seattle is known to many outsiders as a place where it always rains or the birthplace of “grunge” and strong coffee, the city has come from humble origins to evolve into one of America’s constantly progressing cities. Settled by the Suquamish tribe long before the city was officially declared a territory in 1869, Seattle is still home to some of the most breathtaking parks and nature reserves in the U.S. Whether you’re an avid hiker/explorer or just looking for a great place to escape from the city, you can find many of these euphoric places surrounding Seattle. Warren G. Magnuson, Kerry, and Volunteer Park are just a few of the many places where any resident or tourist can relax to fullest extent.
Navigating the often complicated balance between metropolis and small town, Seattle brings new businesses and an ever-expanding population to our city. In a place like Seattle, there’s something for everyone. A sports fan, especially during this
Aside from the great restaurants, concerts, and events that grace this great city, Seattle is most of all home to a very unique, determined kind of people. The Bennion & Deville team meets and serves the great people of this city every day. Though we can all get lost in our work from time to time, it’s always comforting to know that we have Seattle to call our home.