BlogTales from the Trenches

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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Sep

10

Surprises Around Every Turn

Just when I think I might be at last up to speed on Seattle’s condo buildings and their particulars, I come across something surprising and delightful that makes me glad I am not. I cannot remember a time when a client said to me: Please find me something outside of town, the further the better. Instead, what […]

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Sep

08

Not Quite Back

School is supposed to start tomorrow in Seattle, but the teachers are hitting the picket lines instead and school is cancelled district-wide, allowing children everywhere another day of summer. To get my own self in the mood for back to school, I have been working on a website update. I wanted to begin the school year right, like having a […]

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May

02

Completely Magical

In a happy development, a whole spate of appealing condominium homes have come on the market this past week. I tooled around with clients and visited several of them today on Capitol Hill and First Hill, each just as good as the last. This one, though, it captured our imagination and I daresay even a heart […]

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