BlogTales from the Trenches

May

18

Wonderful, Whimsical, Walkable Wallingford

You know when you’re out walking your dog who is obsessed with sniffing so you have lots of time to critique your neighbors’ paint colors, garden design and exterior maintenance habits? You are generous with your ideas and compliments of course, and then, one special property will just stop you in your tracks. In Wallingford, this 1908 vintage […]

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Apr

07

Concrete and Steel

Downtown living can be sweet in the right location. Chose this one! The Concord condominium rises above a surprisingly quiet and leafy spot in Belltown where not only can you walk to work, but you are also right around the corner from Seattle’s nine acre Olympic Sculpture Park and the waterfront. Really cool. This one […]

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Aug

13

Tudor Revival

When I first started my real estate practice and throughout the early 1990’s, I sometimes sold homes still owned by the original owners, owners who had lived in one place for forty or fifty years or sixty years. I always thought the buyers of these homes were lucky to get to become part of such a […]

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Jun

17

Walls of Glass in the Downtown Sky

I wouldn’t mind waking up to this. Living downtown. Such a sophisticated pleasure. At 5th and Madison the across-the-street neighbor is our iconic Koolhaas public library, with the 5th Avenue Theater down the block. Find every amenity in this LEED Gold certified building, including 24 hour concierge, guest accommodations, gym, lounge, dog-walk facility, luxury throughout. Sophistication […]

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May

15

On Storybook Lane

This one will make your heart go pitter-pat. Quintessential Tudor resides on a lane of Tudor style homes. Sited above the street, it captures the light and feels magical inside.   Perfect period elements include oak floor upstairs and down, coved ceilings, leaded glass windows, and many charming nooks and crannies.   The kitchen has […]

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Feb

09

Required from the Rooftops

One way to get a view in West Seattle is to get up high! I’ve been noticing lately that roof top decks have become de rigueur in new construction townhomes throughout Seattle. They provide outside space which is more and more at a premium, and, sometimes, they provide views all around.

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Jan

01

Bright Blue

Thank you for stepping into the new year along with me. I have it on good authority that it is going to be sweet, easy to believe when the brightest, most hopeful day of all actually is bright, with blue skies from dawn to dusk. Magnificent! 2016, you’re looking very fine from here. The Saint, cool neighborhood […]

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Dec

02

Bewitched by Bungalow

During the holidays, happily, we can be reminded that good things come in small packages. So, Lo! and behold the sweetest little bungalow listed just today and right in time.   Inviting formal rooms live large.   And period details abound: fir floors, three panel doors, high ceilings.   The vintage bath features claw foot tub […]

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