Distinctively Sophisticated West Facing Penthouse

Distinctively Sophisticated West Facing Penthouse

Rare opportunity to own in coveted 200 West Highland –a distinctively sophisticated west facing penthouse home overlooking Kerry Park & Sound. Precision crafted to exacting standards. Elegant living space with huge gallery-concept walls, exquisite finishes of wood, stone and glass, and a 183 square foot private view terrace. Incredible 10' ceilings, walls of glass, gas fireplace with built-ins, 2 large bedrooms - a master with his and her walk-in closets, hotel-quality spa bath, and Sound views. 2 parking spaces.

Offered at $2,495,000

It List: June 2018

 
 
The high monthly increase seen by Seattle on the S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller Home Price Index held relatively steady from March through April 2018, from 2.8% to 2.7% respectively. This was the first instance of back-to-back monthly index gains of more than 2.25% since May 2013. It was also enough to expand the year-over-year advance to 13.1%, bringing Seattle’s nationwide lead to 20 months—second-longest in the history of the index.

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215 W Garfield Street, Seattle   This charming "top-of-the-hill" home has its original character, soaring ceilings, quartz counters, stainless steel Wolf range, Liebherr refrigerator, hip light fixtures, a wrap-around deck, and a finished basement with large recreation room Handsome curb appeal with a garden! Offered at $899,000.

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1571 Parkside Drive E, Seattle   Available for the first time in over 35 years, this easy-living home is sited on the sunny west fairway on an expansive 23,000+ square foot lot. Sited discreetly away from the street and accessed via a circular driveway, this home offers both privacy and handsome curb appeal. Offered at $3,600,000.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced that it has entered a custom-publishing relationship with Dow Jones Media Group to present RESIDE®, a bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine. The first-of-its kind relationship gives Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate companies around the world a turnkey solution to publish a customized, branded magazine created by the Dow Jones Media Group.

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1321 Seneca Street #803, Seattle   A high-impact yet timeless interior with top-of-the-line finishes include 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances & beautiful hardwoods all set against a canvas of sparkling city views. Offered at $795,000.

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"Laura Halliday is the best high-end residential real estate agent you will find in the Seattle area. She has tremendous energy, knowledge, and taste and will take care of your needs and desires if you are a buyer and your dream home exists in the NW. If you are a seller she will sell your property within a short period of time if you follow her advice. I had two expensive properties in Seattle. One was listed for four years with another highly recommended agent. Once I listed with Laura, she had it staged (expensive but worth it, it seems) and sold the aging one within a few months and the other in three. Please call me if you have any questions. Laura has my telephone and gratitude forever. Not only did she sell both properties quickly, she kindly helped with a property problem eight months after the sale."

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My It Pick for the month of June is Casablanca Floral, located in Seward Park. Using only the freshest botanical ingredients, the boutique floral design studio carefully considers the recipient, occasion, and space when sourcing and creating floral arrangements. The owner of the business is Maura Whalen and she is just lovely. I recently had the privilege of discussing gardening with her over coffee at the Starbucks in Madison Park (see the photo of us above)! She traces her passion for flowers to her Italian grandmother in whose garden she used to play. If you are looking for an elegant flower arrangement for a special occasion, I highly recommend Casablanca Floral.

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It List: May 2018

 

1321 Seneca Street #803, Seattle  A high-impact yet timeless interior with top-of-the-line finishes include 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful hardwoods all set against a canvas of sparkling city views. One bedroom, one bathroom, and a great room with a luxe kitchen that opens to an outdoor deck. Life at LUMA comes together in a collection of incredible amenities: expansive rooftop terrace, jetted pool, fireside lounge, fitness center, and pet lounge! Walk score of 97! Offered at $795,000.

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The Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Park House office is hosting another Madison Park Home & Garden Tour on June 3rd from 12-4PM! This walking tour of distinct neighborhood homes and gardens highlights a broad range of innovative, classic and stylish design. All proceeds benefit McGilvra Elementary School to provide critical education support roles including music classes, art classes, reading specialists, math specialists, and more.

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1571 Parkside Drive E, Seattle  Available for the first time in over 35 years, this easy-living home is sited on the sunny west fairway on an expansive 23,000+sf lot. Sited discreetly away from the street and accessed via a circular driveway, this home offers both privacy and handsome curb appeal. Grand scale entry, living room, cozy den, formal dining room & eat-in kitchen all afford a seamless space for entertaining through the integration of in-and-outdoor living opportunities. Master with private patio. Laid-Back-Luxe! Offered at $3,900,000.

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The Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Park House team recently hosted an open house to benefit the University of Washington ASUW Shell House. We invited the capital campaign manager for the Shell House to bring down historical photos and design renderings for the renovation project. Learn more about the event below!

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1646 21st Avenue E, Seattle  Step into a refined and timeless design within a stunning property on this sought-after street on North Capitol Hill. This elegant home combines the classic detailing of a period home to complement the modern updates on needs for today's lifestyle. All new updates include: kitchen remodel with Viking appliances, all new bathrooms, copper plumbing throughout, plantation shutters, custom window treatments, French doors and a fantastic lower level with main floor quality. Offered at $1,800,000.

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5744 Mutiny Bay Road, Freeland  I recently represented the buyers on the sale of this stunning waterfront home in Freeland. I am so excited for them to spend their first summer on the pristine sands of Mutiny Bay with friends and family. Sold for $2,500,000.

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"I strongly recommend Laura and would not hesitate to refer my friends, family, and colleagues to her. She is the best.

Laura was referred to me by one of my colleagues who spoke extremely highly of her. I was interested in buying a new home and needed someone with expertise in the Madison Park area. I wanted someone with experience in the area I was looking and who routinely dealt with these types of transactions. From the very beginning I was impressed by Laura's knowledge, friendliness, and "can do" attitude. I felt like I was in great hands, which makes all the difference.

When we found the home we truly loved I was a bit nervous about the cost and the overall process, but Laura was great at soothing my nerves and helping me to continue moving the process forward. Although she was busy she was always willing to speak by phone or text, and more importantly she always attended any meetings related to the purchase in person to help me. For example, she attended the home inspection with me so that she could understand any issues and advise me about them. She helped me understand the concerns raised by the inspector and then did independent research about the others, contacting local builders so that we could understand whether something was problematic or not. I was truly impressed. She then negotiated a fair resolution with the builder/seller. I felt that she was doing a great job at representing my best interests throughout. Finally, she was skilled at crafting offers and counteroffers that were reasonable, warning me if I was asking for something that was never going to fly buy encouraging me to ask for something else instead. In the end I got my house!

Given how wonderful Laura was when buying my new house I absolutely wanted her help selling my prior home (a condo in downtown Seattle). Laura did an amazing job with it. She knew I wanted to sell it ASAP with minimal upgrades, but she also knew I was extremely busy at work and didn't have a lot of time to get the project underway. She went way above and beyond the call of duty by interviewing painters, finding a discount carpet shop, negotiating a deal for me with the painter and the carpet-layers, and being there to tell them what needed to be done and how she wanted it to look for maximum sale appeal. Thanks to her taking over the process and pushing it forward we were able to list the property the month after we moved out, and even better, it sold after only two days on the market with multiple offers well over list price! Other units in the same building have sat on the market for an extended period. She did a fantastic job with it.

Perhaps one of the best compliments I can give Laura (and advice to anyone reading this) is that I heard from several different agents that I was represented by "the best." When touring open houses on our own we would be asked who we were working with. When I mentioned Laura's name, the agents universally respected her and praised her. When purchasing my new home the seller's agent remarked to me offhand that I was in great hands with Laura, and he was right. Other agents are often the best judge of the skills and talent of their colleagues, and Laura was clearly respected and known by all. It made me feel good to know that I was in such capable hands, and in the end she proved that to me firsthand throughout my experience working with her.

In sum, I cannot recommend Laura highly enough. She is capable, smart, professional, and kind. She's willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done and make a client happy. Don't hesitate to hire her -- she truly is the best!"

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My “It Pick” for this month is the Vivian Rose Weaver Defeat DIPG Foundation, based out of Washington state. Committed to finding a cure for brainstem tumors known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), Katie and Simon Weaver established the foundation in honor of their 3-year-old daughter, Vivian Rose Weaver, who was diagnosed with DIPG in February 2018. They are thrilled to announce that a very generous anonymous supporter donated $1 million recently to the fund and they are hoping to raise an additional $1 million by the end of the year. By raising awareness, and increasing funding for essential research, we can make a difference and save lives. Join the fight!  

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It List: April 2018

 

Another year has passed, as have many pivotal milestones for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and the local housing market that we serve. The Seattle/Bellevue metro area led the nation all year with median home price increases, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index and despite the anemic inventory levels, our brokerage generated $1.5 billion in sales volume – the greatest such production on a per-broker basis compared with the top ten largest real estate brands in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

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1532 3rd Avenue W, Seattle  This grand 1907 Foursquare is a true architectural gem & a diamond in the rough awaiting the new owners personal signature. Period details include exquisite tulip-patterned stained glass windows, Craftsman millwork, mahogany inlaid oak floors & bowed windows. 5 large bedrooms up and a 6th bedroom with its own entrance. Unfinished 3rd floor offers 12-foot ceilings at the peak with dormers to suit your personal vision. Sited on a sunny corner lot simply blocks from the eclectic shops, cafe's & parks. Offered at $2,295,000.

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I am so proud that my Treehouse listing in Quilcene was highlighted by Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates for Earth Day! Designed by award-winning architect Tom Bosworth, this waterfront home is a hidden treasure of cedar, glass, and stone. Take a peek inside.

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According to a recent Mansion Global article, "In March, Seattle was the fastest moving high-end market in the country, with homes flying off the market in about a month and a half. In sunny San Diego, which was fifth on the list, the typical high-end home sold in about 75 days; and in the home of country music, mansions in the Nashville-area, which ranked ninth, sold in a little over three months."

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7513 55th Place NE, Seattle  A modern treehouse, embraced by greenery and sited to take full advantage of the magical magical lake & mountain views! Contemporary architecture meets a cozy, livable home, the perfect retreat from the busy city life ~ yet so close to everything. Sold for $1,395,000.

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"In all aspects of my professional life, I run into folks who are exceptional in their given trade. Laura, is a true genius and outlier in real estate sales, marketing, and negotiations. Laura brought forward a team of experts including a designer to stage our home and get a price that exceeds our expectations. On the purchasing side, Laura found us a home that fit our family, expertly negotiated pricing and options on our behalf and saw us through all aspects of the sale of our home and purchase of a new property. Laura’s professionalism, poise, and approach are unmatched and we are indebted to her. We are loving our new home and would not be in this position without Laura’s help. The Seattle market is so crazy right now you really need a true professional to help you navigate and strategize how to successfully buy and sell. If you don’t hire Laura you are selling yourself and your family short. He is the best in Seattle hands down. Thank you, Laura!"

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My “It Pick” for this month is local stylist, Michael Bruce, who I met at an event last year. I was so impressed by what he offers that I had to include him in my monthly newsletter! He is a great guy with a fun personality and a great sense of style and he helps you be a better YOU.    

Style is more relevant than people realize; it permeates every aspect of how we conduct our daily lives. Personal style makes a statement about who we are; but even more importantly, it conveys how we feel about who we are. Professional style does the same, but it also conveys how successful we feel about what we do. Personal and professional style combine to create a brand; it is Michael Bruce Image Consulting's job to help define your brand identity.

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It List: March 2018

 

7310 Scenic Drive, Yakima  Just 1.5 hours from Seattle, Stonebridge is a second home destination that rivals the lifestyle offerings found in Whistler or Suncadia. Situated on over 1 acre, the home offers 6 bedrooms, 5.25 baths, and a bunk house above the garage to accommodate additional guests. With a true four seasons climate, Yakima affords a small-town sensibility with an eclectic mix of recreational opportunities including wine tasting, golfing, rock climbing, chic eateries, fishing, skiing and more. Offered at $1,895,000.

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Ever dreamed of owning your own boutique but are afraid of the startup risks? Madison Park charmer, Canopy Blue, which has long reigned as a favorite must-stop for women for the latest trends in affordable luxury and modern classics, is coming on the market soon and you're getting an exclusive. Here is a chance to take ownership of an established business and make it your own! If you do not have Dani’s contact information just reach out to me and I can connect you with her. This is a golden opportunity for a savvy fashionista!

Canopy Blue has been called a dream come true for the modern day urban princess with fantastic affordable luxury collections arriving weekly, above and beyond personalized service, beverages, candy bar, denim bar for all fits, fabulous events with wine and apps, and strong community involvement, customers know they have a loyal partner and bestie fashion friend always on hand.

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Last week, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty's Park House office hosted a fabulous pop-up event featuring Arboretum Dermatology, a new medical and cosmetic office in Madison Park. We learned about the services offered by the clinic over catered bites and some bubbly. If you are looking for personalized care by experienced providers, I would highly recommend making an appointment with Carmen Berger or Rebecca Patton, the clinic's providers! 

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2001 Broadmoor Drive E, Seattle  Noted Architect, Stuart Silk, designed this home to have a flare of appointments that would achieve a balance of traditional architecture with contemporary fixtures and conveniences, elegant for grand entertaining and yet fitting for day-to-day living. Situated on 2.5 lots, totaling 19,750 square feet, completed in 2010, this home has total privacy. Offered at $8,900,000.

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7513 55th Place NE, Seattle  A modern treehouse, embraced by greenery and sited to take full advantage of the magical magical lake & mountain views! Contemporary architecture meets a cozy, livable home, the perfect retreat from the busy city life ~ yet so close to everything. Offered at $1,395,000.

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1. 1952 Shenandoah Drive E, Seattle  |  Sold for $2,932,500  |  Represented the Buyer
2. 1651 Windermere Drive E, Seattle  |  Sold for $2,000,000  |  Represented the Seller

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"We have worked with Laura on three real estate transactions. Laura was our purchasing agent five years ago. When we started looking for a new home, there was no question that we wanted her on our side again. Over the past three months, she has worked with us on a challenging contingent purchase within Seattle's most competitive market. Laura navigated the extreme highs and lows of this stressful landscape with an ease, grace, cool and elegance that is unique to her. She is passionate about her work and is a true advocate for her clients. We exchanged ideas at nearly every hour during a day, on nearly every day of the week until we were able to simultaneously close on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new property. On many occasions, she skillfully buffered, as only a seasoned agent would, our interactions with our counterparts. We are thrilled and thankful that we had Laura on our side."

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My “It Pick” for this month is the thrilling book, "Red Notice: A Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice." I recently finished listening to the audiobook and couldn't put it down! I highly recommend reading (or listening to) this if you are looking for a fascinating exposé that is part business, part political memoir. You will not be disappointed. 

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Stonebridge in Yakima

Stonebridge in Yakima

Just 1.5 hours from Seattle, Stonebridge is a second home destination that rivals the lifestyle offerings found in Whistler or Suncadia. Situated on over 1 acre, the home offers 6 bedrooms, 5.25 baths, and a bunk house above the garage to accommodate additional guests. With a true four seasons climate, Yakima affords a small-town sensibility with an eclectic mix of recreational opportunities including wine tasting, golfing, rock climbing, chic eateries, fishing, skiing and more.

Offered at $1,895,000

It List: February 2018

 

1651 Windermere Drive E, Seattle  Charming storybook Tudor in coveted Broadmoor is surrounded by homes that are 2 & 3 times as expensive. Period details combine with newly updated interiors: gracious formals, kitchen with Wolf range, farm sink & more. Lower level boasts a family room & guest suite; a finished studio over the garage could be a fantastic office, workout room or? A perfect fit for savvy buyers that are looking for an opportunity in this secure gated community. So close to the city & the village of Madison Park! Offered at $2,100,000.

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It's always fun to see your name in print! You can spot my newest ad in Portrait of Seattle MagazinePuget Sound Business Journal, and The Wall Street Journal.

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I am thrilled to share that Sotheby's International Realty® has been identified as the most trusted residential real estate brokerage in the country! According to the study, "Trust is calculated based on the Lifestory Research Net Trust Quotient Score. This score includes three levels of consumer trust: 'advocates,' a customer who feels a significant trust toward the brand; 'neutrals,' those who have a moderate level of trust in a brand; and 'antagonists,' those who do not trust a brand. The rankings are based on the Net Trust Index Quotient Score."

While there are great brands in every market, trust is absolutely critical for all clients and is a trait that endures through generations. I am so proud of the legacy that the Sotheby's International Realty name offers to me as a broker and of course, to my clients! 

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Join me at The Park House, located at 4031 E Madison Street, on Thursday, February 22nd from 4-8PM for a special art event hosted by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty! Enjoy art by local photographer, Jason Matias, small bites, and delicious libations. I hope to see you there! 

Photo Taken by Jason Matias

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Depending on which city you live in King County, you can expect your property taxes to raise anywhere from 9-31% this year. A spokesman for the assessor says it's "the largest property-tax increase in King County in modern history." Read on to see how your city will be affected. 

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"It as an absolute pleasure to work with Laura during our house hunt. She took the time to understand what we were looking for as new homeowners, and led us through a clear search. She was always positive, even when we met challenges, and kept things in perspective. Laura has a great understanding of the market, and was able to quickly and clearly call out key points of the properties that we had missed, while also finding simple opportunities to make improvements to the properties. She walked us step by step through the inspection through purchase process, and gave us the tools we needed to make the most competitive offer. She never forced us out of our comfort zone for budget or location, but also didn't set unrealistic expectations. She and her team were available during the weekends and evenings to help see houses, and answer our many questions. It brought us an incredible amount of confidence to know that we had Laura in our corner when we moved through the housing process, and we both feel extremely lucky to have had her guidance as we bought our home."

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My “It Pick” for this month is Earth + Wind + Fire Yoga, located in Madison Valley. I've been so inspired by the women who run this specialty yoga studio. Over a decade ago Jaime, Alice, and Madzy met and a true sisterhood was formed. Earth Wind Fire Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga styles. Drop in for a class soon and maybe I’ll see you there!

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