Beautiful Hillside Drive Home-RENTED

Washington Park Home

Washington Park Home

This beautiful home on Hillside Drive, just north of the Denny Blaine neighborhood, was recently rented and was a truly rare opportunity, as Denny Blaine is primarily made up of single family residences.  The home, rented at $4,995/mo, has outstanding views of Lake Washington, Bellevue and Mt. Rainier.   The three bedroom home has a wonderful remodel by Architect George Suyama to the highest standards. Dark oak floors white walls, high ceilings, and view decks are just a few of its stunning features. The home has a streamline design and beautiful finishes including great kitchen granite counter tops, a Bosch Dishwasher, Sub Zero Fridge, and lots and lots of storage.  The main floor Master bedroom has wrap around decks, huge closets, and a big office. The home’s lower level features a den along with two additional bedrooms.

Status: Rented
List Price: $4,995
Bed/Bath: 3/3.5

30th & John Storm Water Facility

Madison Valley Storm Water Facility

Madison Valley Storm Water Facility

Seattle Rain Storm

Seattle Rain Storm

I took a couple snap shots this weekend of the Madrona park / storm water holding area on 30th Ave East and East John.  The facility is used for excess storm water from the Madrona / Denny Blaine area when there is heavy rain.  The facility seemed to be working when I was there although on the other side of the street, in between the homes, there was a lot of water. I was told there are drains in the backyards that lead under the street to the park/storm water facility, but it seems from just looking at it that the backyards and the park / storm water facility are on the same level so that is why the water was still in their backyards.  None of the houses seemed to be taking on water.

As I wrote previously, they are currently working on Phase 2 of the Madison Valley Storm Water Project.

Greater Seattle Christmas Ships

Christmas BellEvery year, the Christmas Ship festival, featuring a holiday cruise that sails to over 45 waterfront communities in the Puget Sound Area.  The long running tradition (over 61 years) features holiday music from an on-board choir, full decor and a meal option.  Aboard the ship, passengers enjoy the sites of the season from the water.  On shore, many community members gather in anticipation of the Christmas Ships’ arrival to see the beautiful sights. This past Sunday, the ships stopped by the Seattle Tennis Club in the Washington Park neighborhood, but do not fear, you have plenty more chances to see the Seattle Christmas Ships.  They are visiting nearby neighborhoods several more times this Holiday Season.  Saturday, December 18th, the Seattle Christmas Ships will be up in Madison Park.  The Christmas Ships will be there from 4:55- 5:15 pm.  If it is anything like previous years, then you had better get there  early.  If you don’t, you will have to park several blocks away from the beach, which ‘I heard’ is no fun running to when you hear the music start and you have a two year old in tow.  If you prefer a shorter commute, head down to see them at Madrona Park.  The Christmas Ships will be there this weekend, Saturday Dec. 4th, from 9:25-9:45 pm.  They will also be making their way down to the Mt. Baker/Seward Park area, if you want to venture further.  On Sunday Dec 5th, they will start in Seward Park area, at Ferdinand Street in Andrews Bay (a.k.a. Seward Park Bay) at 5:40- 6:00 pm, then head to Stan Sayres Memorial Park (a.k.a. “The Pits”) from 6:15-6:35 pm, and finally to Mt. Baker Beach from 6:45-7:05 pm.  Don’t miss out on this long-standing traditions and see the Christmas Ships this holiday season!  Follow the link to see a full schedule of stops and tickets.

Molly Moon’s “Leo the Truck”

Leo the Truck

Leo the Truck

The popular and deliciously unique Seattle based Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream got its start in the Wallingford neighborhood by the head creamer of the same name, Molly Moon Neitzel.  What was initially a little known boutique ice cream shop, Molly Moon’s has since grown into a city-wide craving for the distinctly flavored treat.  From the more extraordinary salted caramel and honey lavender, to the typical (however anything but plain) vanilla bean and theo chocolate, customers have been drooling over Moon’s creations since opening in 2008.  A second shop was opened in Capitol Hill not soon after and now, to our luck, Molly Moon is currently taking a online poll of where to open a third!!  Neighborhoods up for the honor are Ballard, Queen Anne and Madrona. Speaking of Madrona-residents got a taste of what’s (possibly) to come when the famed truck toting mobile Molly Moon’s stopped on 34th Avenue.  Despite the cold weather, many people walked away with cone in hand.  People stood in line for the ice cream, faring the cold weather, unable to resist Molly Moon’s.  We snapped a picture of the truck and residents (above) to prove nothing can stop the urge for Molly Moon’s.  The truck, “Leo the Truck” visits many Seattle neighborhoods and you can find out where he’ll be by following facebook and twitter. In connection with the contest, Leo will reside in one of the three nominated  neighborhoods for the next three months.  Leo will be parked at 1435 34th Avenue, open Wed. and Thurs. from 5-10 pm and Fri, Sat. and Sun. from 12:00-10:00 pm for the whole month of December!!  If the new shop comes to Madrona, Denny Blaine residents will be even closer to tasting the famed ice cream.  Click to vote for Madrona and cross your fingers!!