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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.

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Perfect period elements include oak floor upstairs and down, coved ceilings, leaded glass windows, and many charming nooks and crannies.

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The kitchen has been updated and most recently belonged to a celebrated local chef.

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The main bathroom is likewise luxurious with limestone tile and heated floor.



Three upstairs bedrooms include one with its own half bath.

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Plans included for attic expansion master suite.



Step out from second floor landing to deck and backyard.

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The grounds offer amazing opportunities for gardens, privacy, and outdoor entertaining.

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1946 East Blaine Street, Montlake, Seattle. Offered at $885,000. Three bedrooms, one and one-half baths. 2290 interior feet on a 7023 square foot lot. Chef’s kitchen. Beautiful finishes throughout. Basement with outdoor access. Stand-up attic ripe for expansion. Off-street parking for at least four vehicles at the back of this street to street lot.

Visit my open house today, Sunday, May 15th 1-4 p.m.

For more info and photos, click here.

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Required from the Rooftops


One way to get a view in West Seattle is to get up high!

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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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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 taqueria and tequila spot at the foot of Capitol Hill.

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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.

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Inviting formal rooms live large.

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And period details abound: fir floors, three panel doors, high ceilings.

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The vintage bath features claw foot tub and tiled floor.



And the built-in sleeping nook provides the perfect guest space in the lower level.

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932 22nd Avenue, Central District, Seattle. Offered at $395,000. Built in 1924. One bedroom, one full bath. Formal dining room. Updated kitchen has gas cooking. Covered front and back porches. Charm galore! 1050 interior square feet. 2370 square foot lot. Parking off-street for at least one car. This is a hot location with lots happening close by.

Open tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.

and open Sunday, December 6th 1-4 p.m.

For more info and photos click here.

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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 most everyone wants, in my experience, is: As close to downtown Seattle as possible.

So I circle around these one hundred year old neighborhoods and continue discovering, layer after layer.

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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 new autumn outfit and a stash of fresh Pee-Chee folders.images I thought it would be a smart way to start again after a long hiatus.

However, building a new website makes my brain hurt more than anything I ever tried to learn in school (except statistics). And it demonstrates how many times earth has rotated since I was a student. I am not quite ready. Do kids still carry Pee-Chee folders?


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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 or two. GetMedia.ashx

The Twin Gables condominium is classic Anhalt, built in 1929 in his signature Tudor Revival style with courtyard entry, high beam ceilings, hand-carved woodwork, lead glass windows. Romantic. Like living a fairy tale. Except in this fairy tale the kitchen and bath have been sumptuously updated.


One of Anhalt’s most agreeable features, I think, is that his apartments had both a front and a back door. From the kitchen, step through the back door of this home onto leafy 16th Avenue East, the prettiest street of historic homes in all of Seattle.

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This new listing will be open again tomorrow, Sunday, May 3rd from 1 to 3 p.m. You will fall in love.

1516 East Republican Street #10, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Offered at $369,000. Built in 1929. One bedroom, one full bath. 890 interior square feet. In unit washer/dryer, and separate storage in basement. Homeowners dues are $495 per month and include hot water, radiant heat, water, sewer, garbage and grounds maintenance. Walk a half block to wonderful 15th Avenue bistros and coffee houses, the city at your feet.

For more info and photos, click here.

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Luma Rising


None of those imposing buildings being built all along the Pike/Pine are slated to be condos. Not any of them. All rental apartments. So many rental apartments.

Until now, that is. This was made utterly official with the opening of the Luma sales office Saturday, located at 907 East Pike Street, just east of Broadway. We have been just waiting.


Luma itself will be built at Boylston and Seneca on adjacent First Hill, is actually well underway. I took a walk all around it today and peered in through the construction fencing. Already the hole is dug deep. I noted that Luma at 24 stories will not rise as high as venerable First Hill Plaza, its 33-story condominium neighbor to the south. Still it will be impressive at its perfectly located site. Building completion is estimated as Summer 2016. Contracts on it not accepted until June 1st.


Prices will begin at $350,000 for a 602 square foot one bedroom and go up past $1,000,000. The Seattle PI nicely sums up the not quite priced assortment here. But stopping in at the sales center is best because you can check out the finishes, see a fully built-out kitchen, and play with the cool interactive displays. Also, meet Julie McAvoy and Larry Ahrens, sales director and associate respectively. They are believers and it is infectious. It’s easy to predict that the Seattle market will enthusiastically embrace this timely project.