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 Community Park + New Listing

Seattle Community Park + New Listing

Seward Park is a beautiful 300-acre park, built around natural forest land, old growth forests, and is home to many resident eagle’s nests. Through its humble beginnings, this park has become a staple to its neighborhood, and hosts many events throughout the year.

Though the purchase of the Seward Park peninsula was proposed in 1892, the land wasn’t purchased until 1911, making the first years of the park development slow moving. When the Ship Canal was constructed, the now-lower Lake Washington exposed a grassy meadow along the now-swimming beach. In 1927, the bathhouse was constructed; fish ponds were built in 1935; in 1953, a Greek-style amphitheater was hollowed out on the south hillside and, for many years, became a scene of lavish orchestra, chorus, and dance productions.

Full of community amenities, this park boasts a 2.4 mile lakeside biking and walking path; a native plant garden; an art studio; miles of hiking trails through the old growth forest; shoreline beaches, canoeing, and swimming; various close-by boat launch options; children jungle gym; various picnic and BBQ sites; tennis courts, and plenty of parking.

The park is also home to the Seattle Park Environmental & Audubon Center – previously known as the Seward Park Inn (renovation completed in 2008). The center provides programming for the park including, school, youth, community, arts in the environment, and special events. There are also exhibits, a library, a laboratory, and a humble gift shop!

A 2017 renovation will see the possible creation of a new torri gate, “to replace the one that stood at the entrance to Seward Park fifty years prior to its removal in 1986.”

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PANORAMIC LAKE WASHINGTON WATERFRONT
7740 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1088236
5 Bedrooms ♦ 3.5 Bedrooms ♦ 5,041 Square Feet ♦ 19,320 Square Foot Lot

Entering the gated community, you’ll find this stunning modern masterpiece. It is both elegant, edgy, and crafted to optimize for the remarkable waterfront views. You get the sense that you are on top of the world. The main level offers both a great room feel and formal living and dining room areas. The over the top, gorgeous, master suite has remarkable views, his and hers closets, and stunning bathroom. The lowest level is all about the lake, recreation, and views. Shared dock with deeded slip.

Rachel Schindler and Robyn Kimura-Hsu with R2 for more information.
Rachel@Windermere.com ♦ 206.250.5622 ♦ R2Modern.com
Robyn@Windermere.com ♦ 206.295.2247 ♦ R2Modern.com

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