Denny Blaine Real Estate Report – May 2017

The sun is here and so are some listings in Denny Blaine! As the weather heats up more home owners are opening their doors to sell, more than last year at this time! Last year Denny Blaine didn’t have one sale in the month of May (2016). Last month there were 2 listings sold and there are currently 4 active and 2 pending.

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There may be a bit more inventory, but the prices are still high. The average price of the available homes in Denny Blaine currently total to just over 3 million, and the pending is almost at a total of 4 million.

Denny Blaine is a part of “Central Seattle” as defined by Seattle real estate agents. Central Seattle real estate mainly includes the area from the Montlake cut to I-90 and from Lake Washington to I-5. The start of the year shows home prices are up across the city and sales for the first five months are close with 590 sold versus the 600 in the first 5 months of 2016. Currently in this central Seattle area there are 116 active listings.

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First - Pending listing in Denny Blaine

Second - Sold listing in Denny Blaine

New Denny Blaine Listing!

This fabulous Denny Blaine home checks every box and more.  The commanding colonial sits on a corner lot and offers excellent curb appeal in a picturesque setting with views of Lake Washington and the Cascades.  The 1946 built home was extensively remodeled in 2005 and 2010/2011 resulting in a home which combines old world elegance, having hard wood floors and extensive millwork, with contemporary living.

The fluid floor plan is evident upon entering the formal entryway.  To the left is the large and elegant living room with a wood burning fireplace.  To the right is the formal dining room with gas fireplace and French doors that open to the front terrace with beautiful views of the front lawn, Lake Washington and the Cascade mountains.

The dining room leads to a bright kitchen which is equipped with high end appliances including a Viking six-six burner gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate beverage cooler.  There is abundant storage space as well as a large center island ideal for meal prep and dining.

The kitchen opens to a reposeful family room with French doors which lead to a level back yard terrace and lawn.  The back yard is a great space for outdoor summer entertaining or simple mid-week meals with plenty of room to throw a ball.

Upstairs the master suite has built-ins and walk in closet, Carrera marble bath with double vanity, shower and separate soaking tub.  The two additional rooms on this floor each have their own full bath room.  A full-size washer and dryer is in the larger of the two additional bathrooms.

The third floor boasts a beautiful fourth bedroom, three-quarter bathroom and sitting room.  This space is open and bright and can easily be utilized as a master or guest suite area or a separate bedroom with media, playroom or office space.

 

The home is a short distance to the shops, restaurants and parks of Madison Park, Madison Valley and Madrona.  It is also close to the Epiphany and Bush schools and is in the McGilvra elementary school boundary.  It is a quick drive to downtown and easy access to either floating bridge.  It is no wonder why this quiet enclave of a neighborhood is so special and so desirable.

Status Available for Purchase
Price $2,995,000
Bed/Bath 4 bed/5 bath

Contact Kristine Losh for any questions or to get a personal tour to the home.

Denny Blaine Real Estate – April Market Report

The real estate market in Denny Blaine is pretty consistent compared to this time last year. We are about 4 months in to the new year and there are 2 pending listings, 5 active, and 2 sold. The 5 active listings are currently totaling just over 27 million and the 2 pending listings totaling just under 3 million. Last year the total for active listings around this time was just about 15 million, that’s 12 million less than this year. Granted, Ewing and Clark has a 12 million dollar George Suyama home on the market.

The average sold price has gone up drastically since 2016 from $1,310,867 to $2,160,000. The lowest sale price has jumped from $731,000 to $1,355,000 and the highest has rose from $2,355,000 to $2,965,000.

Recently Sold Listing – Sold at $2,965,000

Denny Blaine is a part of “Central Seattle” as defined by Seattle real estate agents. Central Seattle real estate mainly includes the area from the Montlake cut to I-90 and from Lake Washington to I-5.  Currently in this central Seattle area there are 73 active listings.

 

Heron Sighting at Denny Blaine Pond

Denny BlaineThere is a heron hanging out in the “duck” pond at Denny Blaine Lake Park with its turtle friends (see turtle to heron’s right).  The heron looks to be calling the pond home, because it has been there for days.  Maybe it is one of the heron’s from Commodore Park near the Ballard Locks.  Maybe we will see more herons in Denny Blaine and the surrounding Seattle neighborhoods.  Just in case, pull over as you are driving by the “heron” pond to see it while you can.

Denny Blaine Home Available for Purchase

Denny BlaineThis lovely Denny Blaine home, located at 3432 E Florence Court, exudes warmth of character with period details, oak floors, and abundant Procraft wood doors and windows, all new in 2009. The main level has a circular floor plan starting with a formal entry and coat closet. A large kitchen overlooks the gardens and back deck and leads to a cozy family room. Denny Blaine HomesThe dining and living spaces are open to each other. The living room is grounded by a wood burning fireplace. The dining room leads to a private, covered porch, a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and the morning paper.

The upper level hosts 3 bedrooms with fir flooring, one of which is the clear master by its size and closet space. denny blaineA fourth bonus room could work well for a nursery or office. A substantial full bath, recently updated, maintains its original linen closet and serves all three bedrooms and bonus room.

The unfinished basement is clean and ready to go. Keep it as it is and use as work space, storage, etc. or prepare to put your own thumb print on this lovely home by finishing it and increasing your finished square footage. The one car attached garage enters the house on this level.

Outside, enjoy your storybook yard and setting. Denny BlaineThe Denny Blaine neighborhood and surrounding area features parks, schools, and close by restaurants and shops.  This Denny Blaine home is just five blocks to the Madrona boutique business area that offers such things as Sunday morning brunch at Hi-Spot Café, Friday night with some friends at Bottle House, or an ice cream cone at Molly Moons. Madrona SeattleEnjoy events in the community such as local wine events, concerts in the park on Thursdays in August, or the annual Mayfair event.  Watch the kids enjoy the various activities including the reptile man or riding the ponies. Madrona SeattleWander the other direction and reach Lake Washington nearly as quickly, if you don’t get caught watching the ducks and sun-bathing turtles at the Denny Blaine duck pond on your way.  Not to mention the restaurants and shops at nearby Leschi and Madison Park or head up 34th Avenue to Union to head to Downtown Seattle.

This home offers it all: urban conveniences, quite respite, warm and charming community, great schools, move-in ready with plenty of upside still available.

Status Available for Purchase
Price $990,000
Bed/Bath 3+ beds/1.5 bath

This is a rare opportunity knocking at the door, to get such a fabulous home in a great Seattle neighborhood.  Contact Kristine Losh for any questions or to get a personal tour to the home.

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