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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WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

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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

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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Windermere Mercer Island

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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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