A Locational Guide to Seattle’s Best Coffee Establishments

A Locational Guide to Seattle’s Best Coffee Establishments

A little substance, known to Seattlelites as coffee, has sparked our interest for many, many decades. Usually presented in the form of coffeeshops, these shops serve as social scene, community hub, office space, studying epicenters, and morning necessity. But, if you’re searching for the best caffeinated beverages in a city filled with caffeine-infused drinks, you’ll need some sort of a guide to help you sift through and find your space in the morning (and afternoon) chaos.

Navigating the trenches of each Seattle neighborhood may seem intimidating, but when you’re on the search for a cuppa joe’, it’s all you need is a good guide to a great cup!

Each neighborhood in Seattle offers their own array of shop to choose from, but which shops, and neighborhoods, offer the best of the best?

South Seattle

The Columbia City Bakery may be better known for the baked goods they produce and sell for your enjoyment, but they’re also the beholder of a beverage known as coffee. I know you’ve never heard of it, but it’s this delightful thing that gives you this get up and go mentality for particularly dreadful mornings. Also, try one of their scones!

Other South Seattle shops include Café RedTin Umbrella Coffee,  and Empire Espresso.

First Hill

Stumptown Coffee is a Portland, Oregon based company, with a branch and roastery in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Located near the Seattle University campus, off 12th Avenue, their small, top level, shop is only bolstered by their lower level roastery and sip center. Their built on the backs of passion, pleasure, and the flavor only a perfectly extracted coffee bean can excrete.

Like many similar shops in Seattle, they offer a variety of brews, including Chemex, Aeropress, French Press, the standard Espresso, and a bunch of other options. Try a new varietal, or enjoy your favorite!

Downtown

Just south of Lower Queen Anne, across from the epic Seattle Center, is where you’ll find this espresso empire’s first brick and mortar. La Marzocco is best known for supplying coffeeshops with the tools to keep their customers coming back for more, but they’ve decided to break into the market with their own beautiful boutiques. This modern industrial hub remains a highly regarded cafe they use to showcase their most delightful blends and instruments.

Other downtown proprietors include Street Bean Coffee RoastersStoryville CoffeeCraftworks Coffee Bar, and, another Seattle classic, Uptown Espresso & Bakery, otherwise known as the Home of the Velvet Foam.

North Seattle

Located in both Downtown and Ballard, Seattle Coffee Works is a thriving representation of Seattle’s best coffee. Seattle Coffee Works’ Ballard offshoot is referred to as Ballard Coffee Works and features a delightfully modern coffee bar and a segment of their pace remains dedicated for your exploration and enthusiasm for the coffee bean.

Other north end establishments include Slate Coffee Bar, a small, yet satisfying location, and Herkimer Coffee.

Even if you don’t like spending all your time finding a new coffee shop, you can still have that taste from home. Many of the above establishments offer their own small-batch roasted beans. Don’t know how to brew? Many of these places can team you, too – or you can research it online!

Each individual shop offers passion and a piece of what makes Seattle, well, Seattle. Each distinct with personality, style and preference, there’s a shop for every person, and every person for a shop!

What are your favorite coffee hubs in Seattle? Ore even outside the Seattle city limits?


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TRUE BUCHAN QUALITY
4841 Southeast 71st Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1213010
$1,525,000 • 4 Bedrooms + Office • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3,080 Sq. Feet • 9,760 Lot Size

The wait is over! This classic Buchan offers a 2-story layout overlooking eye-catching views to the lake and Seattle skyline. Entertain in elegant gathering spaces, cook with delight in the chef’s kitchen, relax in the family room, or catch up on work in the office. Upstairs, your over-size master suite with 5-piece bath, plus three more bedrooms and a second full bath all await you. Enjoy the outdoors on the front slate patio or in the private, fenced backyard. Stroll to schools, parks, Starbucks, and shops!

For more information, please contact Yvonne Willard and Peni Schwartz.
Yvonne@Windermere.com • 206.245.0332 • YvonneWillard.com
PSchwartz@Windermere.com • 206.718.7364 • Peni-Schwartz.com

 

5 of Seattle’s Off-Leash Playgrounds for Dogs

5 of Seattle’s Off-Leash Playgrounds for Dogs

Seattle is a dog-friendly city – there’s no denying it! Locals love their pups and take great pride in taking them everywhere they go. And why wouldn’t they? Dogs are excellent mood fosterers and can put a smile on our faces even on our worst day.

And that’s one reason Seattle’s canine industry has boomed in the past decade. But, there are some places dogs aren’t allowed, including the beaches of Golden Gardens, and Seattle’s on top of places to take our pooches.

The Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area is a fabulous area with beach access. Enjoy running along the rocky waters of Lake Washington? As one of Seattle’ largest inner-city romps, this park is complete with water access, winding trails paved with compact gravel, and gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery. At 8.6 acres, the Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area is known as the “best dog park in the city!”

On the northeastern tip of Seattle, you’ll find a quaint neighborhood park, known as Northacres Park. A refreshing park in the northend, this doggy park features cedar chips, pleasant and paved trails, and are very well-kept. You can even donate a poop-bag if you’re so inclined!

Closer to downtown Seattle, is the Blue Dog Pong Off-Leash Area. This 1.7 acre, rectangularly shaped park is ideal for throwing tennis balls on the grassy slopes. A fully-fenced and enclosed area, this park is packed with fun. This no-frills dog park offers the basics of city-pup play and is a definite must if you’re in the city!

A product of Seattle’s hilly terrain, the Woodland Park Off-Leash Dog Park proves an favorite place to take your pup for some shaded, outdoor fun! Fun tip: run your pup up and down the hill for faster energy exertion! Though on the smaller side, you can still find tons of fun for your dog, while simultaneously socializing them!

Water rest Park is another large dog, complete with off-leash area, in the southend of Seattle. A highly rated park, the Watercrest Off-Leash Area is known for its large size and separate shy & small dog area, nature walking trails for human and pup alike, beautiful views and plenty of space to roam!

Another, non-city maintained park is the House of Ruff. This indoor, puppy playground facility is great for socializing both humans and dogs, and comes complete with a delightful array of adult beverages and light snacks while your pup hangs out! Watch the “big game” outside your home, but with the comforts of your best, furry friend!

As an office of animal lovers, we enjoy watching our friends enjoy their time, whether that be indoors, outdoors, or under the couch cushions. What are your favorite places to take you pup?

4 of Madrona’s “Best Kept Secrets”

4 of Madrona’s “Best Kept Secrets”

Madrona is touted as “Seattle’s best kept secret” and is known for breathetaking views of the sparkling Lake Washington, quiet neighborhoods, and nature Northwest beauty. But, underneath it all, what’s it really hiding?

Along the shores of Madrona’s Lake Washington patch, is where it starts. A large and grassy beach and swimming area, with lifeguards during the Summer season, is an excellent place for a picnic, lounge, or dog walk. The size makes it a great place for large, family gatherings, or people looking for some alone-time. A little further south and the Lake Washington Dock jets out into, you guessed it, Lake Washington.

From the beach, navigate the not-so subtle incline of Madrona Park. This hillside park offers trails, nature walks, and beautiful views across the water. Though the trails aren’t long, it’s well-kept and proves a great workout!

Travel a little further west and you’ll find the adorable Madrona “downtown” district. Local favorites, like Molly Moon’s, Cupcake Royale, and the Madrona Arms call this neighborhood home. And local candleholder company, glassybaby, uses this neighborhood as it’s headquarters. Imagine walking down a quiet street and watching the enthralling activity of glass blowing! Though their commercial area is small, it is lively and brimming with opportunity.

While much of the neighborhood is residential, it’s ideal location makes it convenient for city-dwellers searching for that suburban feel.

Craving more? Madrona Seattle has all the inside scoops!


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NORTHWEST MODERN
3847 76th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1181066
$2,849,000 • 5 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 4,599 Square Feet • 11,000 Lot Size

Located on Mercer Island’s desirable North End, this stunning new home was crafted to Built Green Four Star standards. Its spacious layout captures a true Pacific Northwest contemporary design with lofty ceilings and full-length windows.

Cooking is a delight in the open kitchen offering top-of-the-line appliances and a quartz waterfall island. In addition to taking advantage of public and private outdoor space, this home is perfect for entertaining with two spacious main floor living/dining spaces, a main floor guest suite and 4 more bedrooms upstairs. Retreat to the upper master suite with dual closets and sumptuous 5-piece bath.

Dual French doors open to the sunny entertaining patio and fenced backyard—perfect for summer gatherings. Savor lake views and colorful sunsets from the master deck. A second upper level deck offers plenty of space for an outdoor living area. You’ll love this convenient locale, close to dining, shopping and easy I-90 access. Top-rated Mercer Island schools make this an ideal place to call home.

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura-Hsu or Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • R2Modern.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • R2Modern.com

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1909 MADRONA CRAFTSMAN
1511 Madrona Drive, Seattle • MLS# 1183489
$998,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,120 Square Feet • 4,000 Lot Size

Remastered & styled 1909 Marona Craftsman. Savor views of Lk Washington, Bellevue, & Mt Rainier while drinking coffee on your front porch or dining on your raised backyard patio. Entertain in an open, yet structured, living & dining flow. Upscale kitchen, w/high-end appliances & custom cabs is your place for prepping farmers market finds and everyday life. End the day in your luxe master with dual closets, fireplace, and views. Walk to the lake, shops & dining. This is it, the Madrona lifestyle!

For more information, please contact Emily Roberts.
EmilyR@Windermere.com • 206.225.5490 • EmilyRobertsRealty.com

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SPARKLING LAKE VISTAS
4460 Forest Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1179371
$1,500,000 • 3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 1,840 Square Feet •  26,781 Lot Size

Calling all investors! Tucked in an enclave of luxury homes down prestigious Forest Avenue, this property is ideally poised to take advantage of Lake Washington, Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountain views. Its location is wonderfully private yet convenient to main roads—shopping, restaurants, the Park & Ride, I-90 access, and awardwinning Mercer Island schools are all just minutes away. Love or level the existing rambler in a sylvan setting on over half an acre of land. Opportunity beckons you to claim it as your own and bring your ideas!

Fore more information, please contact Lisa Dong.
LisaDong@Windermere.com • 206.458.3942 • LisaDong.com

12 of Our Favorite Trail-Parks Within Seattle, Washington

12 of Our Favorite Trail-Parks Within Seattle, Washington

Last week was the calm before the storm, so to speak. We’re up for a brutal week, weather wise, but why not take advantage of the sun, heat, and lack of water dripping from the sky? Seattle is brimming with outdoorsy activities, and one of those activities are trails. Whether you’re looking for a long or short trail or a beautiful or private trail a Seattle park is only a short drive away.

These twelve easy and awesome hikes accommodate not only walkers, but runners and bicyclists, too!

Carkeek Park offers 220 acres of lush forests, meadows, creeks, wetlands, and dozens of intertwining trails, including South Bluff Trail, Hillside Trail, Pipers Creek Trail, North Traverse, and the South Ridge Trail. Plenty of parking along the street leading towards the water, as well as a play area and beach access. It’s always surprising to check out the low tide critters!

Warren G. Magnuson Park doesn’t have oodles of trails, but they do have a few that run the length of the park, through the wetlands and towards the beach. At roughly 350 acres, the park is noted as Seattle’s second largest park and is known for its array of amenities. Though it only has four miles of trails, it still beats our next installment, and it coupled with beauty, beaches, and activity!

The Burke-Gilman Trail is another popular trail in Seattle. Disclaimer: though it starts in Seattle, it ends in Bothell (or vice versa depending on how you look at it.) This 18.8-mile stretch is well-maintained asphalt starting near Seattle’s Golden Gardens and ending near the Sammamish River Trail.

Greenlake & Woodland Parks are across a very small street from each other. A loop around Greenlake Park is 2.8 miles, but you can supplement that walk with the trails in Woodland Park. Both areas are stunningly breathtaking, with sparkling views of Greenlake and its surrounding beauty. Woodland Park even has an off-leash dog park for puppies, but, don’t worry, you can take them on the loop with you too!

The best (in my opinion) park for trails within the Seattle limits is Discovery Park. For any activity level, Discovery Park has an area in which you’ll thrive. A 534-acre natural park, it rests as Seattle’s largest park and encompasses much of the entirety of Magnolia’s Northwestern peak. Many of the trails are accessible from the main road, Discovery Park Boulevard, and the loops of Washington and California Avenue. Though the main Discovery Park Loop Trail in only 2.8 miles, dozens of other trails can easily bump that number.

The Elliott Bay Trail runs along the Seattle waterfront, starting at Terminal 91 along the waterfront and extends 3.4 miles towards Smith Cove and ends near Smith Cove Park. A wonderfully maintained asphalt trail is easily accessed and heavily trafficked by bicyclists, walkers, and runners alike.

Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park is 40 acres of urban beauty. Historical buffs will enjoy the Observatory and Asian Art Museum (temporarily closed, 2017 – anticipated reopening, 2019), while runners, bicyclists, and walkers will enjoy the main loop and astounding landscaping. The East Highland Drive Trail is the mail trail on the West side boundary, while several other unnamed trails can be utilized throughout the area.

I know you’ve been waiting for the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum trails. Two main trails run North-South through the length of the Washington Park Arboretum, including Azalea Way and Arboretum Drive East. Though these are the main trails, other trails, such as the East Arboretum Trail and Arboretum Aqueduct, intersect between the two main arterial.

Moving further south, the Genesee Park and Playfields (lower & upper) offer wonderful neighborhood trails. Though only about a mile of trail, the park offers various other amenities, including being a staple to the neighborhood’s sports activities. Well-maintained and relatively flat, these trails are optimal for beginners, but great at every level.

Lake Washington is a spectacular beauty in the Pacific Northwest, and well-used for swimming, fishing, boating, and all other water activities. On the shores stretching from Colman to Seward Park you’ll find the Lake Washington Boulevard Trail. This 4.9-mile out and back tail is moderately trafficked, yet excellently maintained and accessible year-round. Though this trail connects the two parks, it doesn’t have to end there!

Seward Park is its own kind of splendor and natural brilliance. This 300-acre peninsula extends into Lake Washington and is home to many wonderful opportunities, such as boating, swimming, community activities, trailing, walking, running, biking, and so much more. A 2.4-mile bike/walk/running path circles the majority of the park, while trails, such as Spine Trail, Lost Lake Trail, Erratic Trail, and Huckleberry Trail, among others, wind through the forests of Seward Park.

Last on our stop today, is the beloved Alki Beach. The Alki Trail is a 5.5-mile trail that extends from Alki Avenue SW & 65th Ave SW and the West Seattle Bridge. This asphalt trail offers beautiful city views of the Seattle skyline, the Elliot Bay, and, towards the end, Puget Sound views to the west into the Olympic Mountain Range.

While there are dozens more inner-city trails to choose from, these are our local favorites! Whether you’re in the north end or south end, there’s a trail only a few blocks from your front door.

What are your local favorite trails?


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CHIC, OPEN LAYOUT
1926 Fairview Avenue East #105, Seattle • MLS# 1167093
$425,600 • 1 Bedroom • 1 Bathroom • 593 Square Feet

Easy living in Eastlake. Welcome home to this light and airy condo, ideally located just a block away from Lake Union. Its open layout is ideal whether you’re gathering with friends or simply enjoying a quiet evening by the fire. Whip up meals with ease in the stylish kitchen with stainless steel appliances and handy breakfast bar. A sliding glass door leads out to summer breezes, lush scenery and barbecues on the expansive covered balcony.

Bamboo floors flow from the living spaces into a spacious bedroom with sunny window overlooking the balcony. The full bath features tile floors/shower, an oversized vanity and a utility area with stacked washer/dryer duo for ultimate convenience.

You’ll love living in this well-maintained building with low HOA dues and reserved parking in the secure garage.

Enjoy a fantastic, close-in location with restaurants, coffee shops, buses and markets all within easy walking distance. Stroll one block to Terry Pettus Park for a picnic or to launch fun weekends on the lake. The Amazon campus and University of Washington are also an easy bus ride away.

For more information, please contact Andrew Jackson.
AndrewJ@Windermere.com • 206.650.4939 • AndrewJacksonRealtEstate.com

8 Madison Park Must-Visit Eateries

8 Madison Park Must-Visit Eateries

Different neighborhoods, have different preferences and difference delights to find. Searching around a city as vast as Seattle can prove a trek. That’s why we’re here to help you out!

Different delicacies can be found in every neighborhood in Seattle. With its vast population, this cultural hub offers fares for everyone! This list of 8 places in Madison Park are totally gorge-worthy!

Araya’s Place: This scrumptious Thai-Vegan restaurant has been open in 1987, and is the first of its kind in the northwest. Every dish is prepared fresh to-order, so you know you’re getting the freshest meals.

Luc: A French-American café and bar, Luc is located in the heart of the Madison Valley. A heartwarming, neighborhood hotspot, they offer fresh foods from salads and burgers, to eggs benedict and veggie hash!

The Independent Pizzeria: This craft pizza delight, doesn’t just service pizza. They have tasty salads and antipasta, craft beer, and “honest” wines. They have been rated in the top-10 pizza place in the U.S., as well as best thin crust in Seattle!

Beach House Bar & Grill: This water-centric design, will engulf you in a world away. Fresh, natural, and local ingredients create gourmet burgers, stuffed sandwiches, fresh-fresh salads, and Northwest seafood dishes. If you haven’t already, check ‘em out!

Madison Kitchen: They serve happiness on a platter. Fresh breakfasts and sandwiches give you all you need for the day ahead. Plus, their whole cake menu!

Scoop Du Jour Creamery: Ice cream. & Burgers. Um, yes. This family-owned business is a neighborhood treasure. And gearing up for an uber-hot weekend means ice cream!

Bella Viet Café: Friendly service, high quality, and delicious food. What more could you ask for? This quaint restaurant, serves up the scrumptious Vietnamese food!

Nishino: This elegant Japanese boutique, creatively displays the natural art of the cuisine. Traditional, while simultaneously innovative, this restraint perspires the finest experiences.

Arosa Café: A delicious blend of “tranditional” lunch offerings, and imported delights, the Arosa café is 21 years in the making. An unforgettable espresso experience, rings in true Seattle form!

Now that you’ve heard about them, what’s for lunch?


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LAURELHURST CONTEMPORARY
5125 Northeast 42nd Street, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1132222
$1,575,000 ♦ 3 Bedrooms ♦ 2.25 Bathrooms ♦ 2,980 Square Feet ♦ 5,000 Lot Size

Set in a prime location just blocks from Lake Washington and the Laurelhurst Beach Club, this custom Northwest Contemporary awaits you. Soaring ceilings and full-length windows frame sparkling views of Lake Washington and Bellevue’s twinkling city skyline.

Relax or entertain in a livable layout with open gathering spaces and a beautifully updated kitchen. A den/office and generous lower-level rec room provide extra flex-space. Retreat to the top-floor master suite with a walk-in closet and private balcony, or step out and enjoy the lush garden setting with sunny decks, delightful courtyard and soothing fountain. Close to parks, bus lines, U-Village, UW and Seattle Children’s.

For more information, please contact Marianne Parks.
Marianne@Windermere.com ♦ 206.412.0038 ♦ MarianneParks.com

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LOVELY IN LESCHI
3514 East Spruce Street, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1121596
$679,000 ♦ 3 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,320 Square Feet ♦ 2,858 Lot Size

Experience the quintessential Leschi lifestyle! This wonderful home offers your own private retreat just blocks from the Lake Washington waterfront. You’ll love the cheerful living spaces and open-concept main level layout! Your master suite upstairs features an en suite bathroom. Two more bedrooms and a second full bath are just down the hall. Life is good in this outstanding location, a short stroll to waterfront dining, shopping, and recreation. Enjoy an easy commute downtown. Spend weekends swimming, cycling, sailing, dog walking, or sunbathing. Leschi has all this to offer and more!

For more information, please contact Charlie Sirianni or Erin Sirianni.
SirianniGroup@Windermere.com ♦ 206.992.6151 ♦ SirianniGroup.com
ErinS@Windermere.com ♦ 206.992.5272 ♦ SirianniGroup.com

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Seattle’s Madrona Eateries + New Listing

Seattle’s Madrona Eateries + New Listing

Scrumptious eateries are scattered across the region – and with so much variety! Different cuisines and specialties that it makes eating a difficult chore.

The Madrona neighborhood of Seattle is no stranger to delightful foods, warm atmosphere, and classic Seattle charm! Do I have your attention? Seattle has hundreds (and probably thousands) of local eateries to check out! How can we get to them all?

This list of 8 Madrona restaurants will get you started on your quest for finding the best of the best, the crème de la crème that Seattle has to offer!

Cupcake Royale: You may have heard of them, you may have not. But, either way, these delicious cupcakes will give your head a whirl for the better! They have dozens of flavors, both staple and seasonal, so check them out often to see their latest concoctions!

Bistro Turkuaz: This restaurant features a rich and varied Turkish cuisine. Travel far away, without leaving the comfort of your neighborhood! Flavorful dishes, spark innovation with traditional Greek, Persian, and Middle Eastern elements.

Vendemmia: As if Madrona wasn’t a destination already, there’s this delightful restaurant! An Italian-inspired menu connects locally-sourced and natural ingredients, with the comfort of urban dining!

Hi Sport Café: A classic Seattle diner, this café brings that laid-back vibe, outstanding customer service, and flavorful foods to life! Fresh ingredients, make the freshest foods, as people gather for enjoyable and delightful experiences!

Red Cow: This upscale restaurant, features a classic French brasserie, complete with homemade goods! A diverse menu holds something for everyone!

Naam Thai Cuisine: Located right off the main road, this restaurant has been called the “best Thai food in Seattle!” An uber friendly staff greet and wait on you, as you dive into new flavors!

St. Clouds: This hip and happening neighborhood hot spot, rejoices the neighborhood with a mix of traditional and contemporary offerings. It’s family friendly, but also great for a first date! What more could you ask for?

Molly Moon’s: You’ve probably seen this on our previous lists, but it’s just too to pass up! Lines out the door is a normal thing at local hot spot! Come and check out the under-hyped fuss!

These full-fun eateries, are sure to get you in the best mood possible! Whether you’re searching for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between, Madrona’s got you covered!


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Classic Craftsman
20 Smith Street, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1124322
$899,000 ♦ 4 Bedrooms ♦ 1.75 Bathrooms ♦ 2,380 Square Feet ♦ 3,480 Lot Size

Welcome to this classic Queen Anne home just blocks to the shops and eateries on Queen Anne Ave. Charming Craftsman home with over-sized double-paned windows, southerly exposure and 9-foot ceilings. Original details like box beam ceilings are complimented with updates including a fully remodeled main floor bathroom featuring in-floor heat, updated systems (furnace, electrical, plumbing) and a fully finished basement. Two bedrooms, full bath and formal living and dining spaces on the main floor lead out to a newer deck and fully fenced yard. Basement features laundry room, family room, three-quarter bath and two generous bedrooms plus den with custom built-ins. Newer Andersen windows in bedrooms and basement. You’ll love living in the heart of Queen Anne in this classic Craftsman home!

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com ♦ 206.854.3931 ♦ ChadDierickx.com

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MODERN LIVING IN EASTLAKE
2009 Yale Avenue East #102, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1126044
$387,000 ♦ 1 Bedroom ♦ 1 Bathroom ♦ 601 Square Feet

Just two blocks away from the Lake Union waterfront, this Yale Landing condo offers comfort, convenience and style. Gather or relax in its bright, open living and dining areas. Hardwood floors add warmth and beauty. Overlooking it all is a beautifully remodeled kitchen with a gas range, stainless French door refrigerator, Viking dishwasher, quartz counter tops, pendant lighting and designer tile backsplash. A peaceful bedroom is tucked right next to the full bathroom—which has been updated with a quartz topped vanity and stylish finishes.

Step out to your sunny patio, with a gate that provides private, stairless access. A reserved parking spot & in-unit laundry facilities make for easy living.

A wisteria-lined gate opens to the “secret” community garden, where picturesque landscaping borders a pond. It’s a soothing, shady spot for summer days.

Enjoy a fantastic location in the heart of Seattle, close to Lake Union and all the amenities Eastlake has to offer—including markets, coffee shops, restaurants, and a direct bus line to downtown. Stroll two blocks to the waterfront park for a picnic, or cast off from the boat launch for fun weekends on the water. Welcome home!

For more information, please contact Andrew Jackson.
AndrewJ@Windermere.com ♦ 206.390.5723 ♦ AndrewJacksonRealEstate.com

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REMODELED BRYANT BEAUTY
6005 35th Avenue Northeast, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1127929
$629,000 ♦ 2 Bedrooms ♦ 1.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,460 Square Feet

Move right in to this irresistible Craftsman, where vintage charm meets chic updates. Refinished hardwoods flow from the fireside living room into a brand new kitchen with stainless appliances & quartz surfaces. Two bedrooms and a restored bath with claw foot tub are on the main, while a lounge/3rd bedroom, flex area, laundry & ½ bath await you downstairs. Cute yard & patio, too! Ideally located near Bryant Elementary, Children’s Hospital, U-Village and quaint Bryant eateries & coffee shops.

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com ♦ 206.854.3931 ♦ ChadDierickx.com

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CHARMING MAGNOLIA BUNGALOW
4031 33rd Avenue West, Seattle ♦ MLS# 113541
$649,000 ♦ 3 Bedrooms ♦ 1.75 Bathrooms ♦ 1,540 Square Feet ♦ 6,000 Lot Size

Perched just above the street with a backdrop of lush gardens and mature trees, this sweet 1944 bungalow offers an enchanting outlook and coveted Magnolia setting. Its bright interior features period details such as warm hardwood floors, a charming brick fireplace with carved mantle, built in banquette and shelves, plus glittering crystal chandelier.

The classic main floor layout includes cheerful living and dining areas, a vintage kitchen opening to the back porch, and two bedrooms. Extra space awaits you downstairs with a third bedroom, bathroom and flex-room. Love this adorable home as-is or explore its tremendous potential.

The large west-facing backyard offers optimal light and sun exposure while a lawn, garden space and mature landscaping provide privacy and a lovely outdoor experience. Don’t miss the attached garage, additional parking and storage shed!

This home is ideally situated on a quiet residential street in Magnolia. Stroll to the Metropolitan Market, parks, schools, library, the Ballard Locks, and beautiful Discovery Park.

For more information, please contact Andrea Iverson.
AndreaIverson@Windermere.com ♦ 206.851.8056 ♦ IversonRealtyGroup.com

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Seattle Neighborhood HotSpots + New Listings

Seattle Neighborhood HotSpots + New Listings

Seattle is known for many things: music, coffee, and great tasting, local hot spots!

In this article, we will be going on a short tour of mid-North Seattle, from Madison Park over to Magnolia! These areas of Seattle are known for beauty, in both their home-architecture and landscapes.

Sometimes, the best places are difficult to find. Well, we’re going make it a whole lot easier for you!

Madison Park

Madison Kitchen: This delicious American-style eatery is great for both variety and unique tastes. Each dish cooked to perfection and brought to the table with care, will leave you feeling sated and delighted.

Madison Park Bakery: Searching for something a little different, and lot delicious? This old-fashioned and family-owned bakery was first established in 1929, and has continued to thrive in the area ever since!

Magnolia

Niko’s Gyros: This Greek, family-style restaurant, offers a variety of Greek cuisine since 1996. Gyros, salads, and specialty plates make up the bulk of their menu, but don’t forget their desserts!

Serendipity Café: In the heart of Magnolia, you will find this unique place. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this family-friendly restaurant welcomes and warms your heart. Locally made pastries, Herkimer coffee, and open mic nights create a fabulous environment for the entire family!

These wonderful neighborhoods offer a bounty of food and fun for anyone! With easy access to the water, you can grab a bite and watch the waves crash along the shore – whether off Puget Sound or Lake Washington!

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EXQUISITELY REMODELED TRADITIONAL
2520 39th Avenue East, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1116047
$3,595,000 ♦ 5 Bedrooms ♦ 5.25 Bathrooms ♦ 5,660 Square Feet ♦ 11,499 Lot Size

This stunning traditional has been lovingly updated and upgraded. This unique home offers rare privacy in a gated enclave along with the best of timeless design and modern living. Enter and cherish the homes warmth while still experiencing the grandeur that an impeccable attention to detail allows. Formal spaces flow into graceful entertaining areas and then transition into the spacious living quarters. Just a short stroll away in the park-like setting is your dock with deeded slip. A true gem!

For more information, please contact Rachel Schindler or Robyn Kimura-Hsu.
Rachel@Windermere.com ♦ 206.250.5622 ♦ R2Modern.com
Robyn@Windermere.com ♦ 206.295.2247 ♦ R2Modern.com

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MAGNOLIA MASTERPIECE
2601 40th Avenue West, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1115342
$2,595,000 ♦ 5 Bedrooms ♦ 4.25 Bathrooms ♦ 4,722 Square Feet ♦ 9,567 Lot Size

Exquisitely re-imagined as a modern sanctuary, this stunning remodel offers refined living in one of Seattle’s most coveted neighborhoods. Gather or relax alongside dramatic windows in the living room—a cozy window seat invites you to sit and admire the scenery, while open beam ceilings soar overhead dressed in warm hemlock and reclaimed

Northwest beach wood. Cooking is a pleasure in the open, sky-lit kitchen with professional Wolf/Subzero/Miele appliances, stone surfaces, a wood-topped center island, and built-in buffet extending into the adjacent dining room.

The vaulted master is a true retreat with Puget Sound views and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. Four more bedrooms plus a bonus room and beautiful built-in library/den provide ample flexspaces for you to adapt to your lifestyle. Don’t miss the lower level spa area with sauna!

Step out for resort-style living in your own backyard, complete with an in-ground swimming pool and stone fireplace/pizza oven. Eco-friendly features include organic fruit trees, high-efficiency heating and a solar power system. You will love this serene locale, close to schools, parks, shopping and transit.

For more information, please contact Codi Nelson.
NelsonCodi@Windermere.com ♦ 206.498.4148 ♦ CodiNelson.com

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Seattle Community Hub + New Listing

Seattle Community Hub + New Listing

Volunteer Park bursts with local treasures, and a wealth of history. The area that is now known as Volunteer Park was purchased by the City of Seattle in 1876 – over 140 years ago! Located on Capitol Hill, it is just a stone’s throw away from many bustling Seattle neighborhoods, including Capitol Hill, Eastlake, Madison Park, Harrison/Denny-Blaine, Madrona, and Montlake.

The land’s first use was as a cemetery, and many still rest at the old Masonic Cemetery – now called Lake View Cemetery. While plans to prune, plant, and re-purpose began in the early 1980s, but the economic panic in 1893 put a halt on those plans. Revisiting the redeisgn started in 1901, when the resivior was built, but didn’t take on full force until 1903, when the city hired the Olmsted Firm to create “a city-wide plan for parks and boulevards“.

Over the next 100 years, the park has gone through massive redesigns, including the addition of the reservoir in 1901, the water tower in 1907 and the botanical conservatory in 1912. Other additions include walking paths, lawns, flower beds, settees and tables, children’s play equipment, children’s wading pool and shelter, pergola, and music pavilion. Later, in the 1930s, the city allowed the relocation of the Art Institute of Seattle onto park grounds, which has since been rededicated as the Seattle Asian Art Museum (in 1994).

Nowadays, one can climb the water tower and learn about the history – or for simple exercise. They allow leashed pets, so take a walk with your dog around the pond. You can people watch people rest, reading, playing, or practicing yoga on the luscious lawn. Beautiful views of the city can be seen peek-a-booing through the trees, or simple take in the natural beauty of the Great Northwest! Many of the original buildings stand, and mark the history of the local region. Both the museum and conservatory are amazing spectacles, and great for any local or visitor!

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ENCHANTING MONTLAKE TUDOR
2606 25th Avenue East, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1094946
4 Bedrooms ♦ 2.75 Bathrooms ♦ 2,460 Square Feet ♦ 4,418 Square Foot Lot

Experience quintessential Seattle living in this enchanting Montlake Tudor, just two blocks from the Arboretum. Light and lofty gathering spaces flow into the stylishly modern kitchen. French doors lead from the master bedroom to the sunny deck and backyard. Three additional bedrooms and a media room provide space for everyone. Nestled in a cul-de-sac, this home is perfectly located near numerous parks, Lake Washington, University of Washington, U Village, and the UW Light Rail station. Plus, find favorite neighborhood destinations, such as the Library, Cafe Lago, and Fuel Coffee, nearby.

For more information, please contact Charlie Sirianni or Erin Sirianni.
SirianniGroup@Windermere.com ♦ 206.992.6151 ♦ SirianniGroup.com
ErinS@Windermere.com ♦ 206.992.5272 ♦ Sirianni Group.com

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DASHING MID-CENTURY by JOHN GRAHAM 
1105 Spring Street #1002, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1095971
1 Bedroom ♦ 1 Bathroom ♦ 540 Square Feet

Designed by famed Space Needle architect John Graham in 1950, this dashing mid-century building sits in the heart of First Hill. This south-facing condo features an open kitchen with slab granite counters, eating bar, stainless steel appliances, & new luxury vinyl flooring. The Decatur is a quality steel & concrete high-rise with recent upgrades including: new roof, rooftop deck, boiler, washers & dryers, HVAC upgrades & more. No pet restrictions, secure entry, & on-site manager. No rental cap!

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com ♦ 206.992.6151 ♦ ChadDierickx.com

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Seattle Community Hub + New Listing

Seattle Community Hub + New Listing

Sam Smith Park is the largest park of the I-90 lid. This 15.20 acre park intensifies the natural beauty of the Great Seattle Region. With a soccer field, outdoor tennis courts, and an incredible play area, this park has a little something for everyone! Sam Smith Park incorporates  many unique features, including the art piece Urban Peace Circle, which is a sculpture by Gerard Tsutakawa, “that is dedicated to children killed by gun violence in Seattle’s inner city.”

This cozy park is nestled under and around the I-90 lid, and offers different activities for all age brackets. The playground was renovated in 2016, and offers a different experience for every child – from sliding and climbing, to a jungle gym, running, and balancing! Tennis courts, a soccer field, trails for running, walking, and biking offer tons of active recreation, while picnic tables, and lofted arrangements offer fabulous lake views. Thinking about reserving a tennis court? Check this out! Water fountains offer a welcome breeze and reprieve from a sunny, summer afternoon!

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CLOSE-IN CONVENIENCE
2827 South Charles Street, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1079365
3 Bedrooms ♦ 3.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,320 Square Feet

Tucked down a tree-lined street near the Judkins Playground, Sam Smith Park & Frink/Leschi Park, this home is warm and inviting while still providing all the convenience of in-city living. A welcoming yard & front porch lead you to the main-level entry. Step in to interiors that feel spacious and airy with lofty ceilings and an open layout. Siberian larch hardwoods flow throughout the great room — relax by the gas fireplace, grab a favorite book or movie from the beautiful built-in media center, or host friends in the roomy dining area. Overlooking it all is a stylish kitchen with stainless steel surfaces, ample cupboards and pendant lighting.

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan.
Doug@Windermere.com ♦ 206.369.3949 ♦ WindermereDoug.com

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COTTAGE GROVE TOWNHOME
4826 Delridge Way Southwest #A, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1089499
2 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,250 Square Feet

Ideally located minutes from all that West Seattle has to offer: Alki Beach, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. This well-built home includes attached garage and quality finishes throughout (quartz counters, custom blinds, hardwoods). You’ll love the quiet location, tucked behind the first row of homes. Main level includes an open kitchen, dining area, amd living room with gas fireplace and deck. Upstairs features two bedrooms and two baths, stacking washer & dryer. Lower level features family room with access to fenced patio and yard.

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@windermere.com ♦ 206.854.3931 ♦ ChadDierickx.com

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