Classic Denny Blaine Mansion Gets New Home On Bainbridge

The house at its original location at Denny Blaine Park

The house at its original location at Denny Blaine Park on Lake Washington

A mansion that has called Denny Blaine Park home since the 1923 has gotten a new address after almost a century – Bainbridge Island. The 400-ton brick home was loaded onto a barge on Wednesday evening and made an overnight journey through Lake Washington, the Ship Canal, and finally the Ballard Locks before arriving on Bainbridge on Thursday night. According to King 5, the home’s new owners, Mary Rain and her husband, stumbled across the property on the website for Nickels Brothers, a company that specializes in “recycled” homes and house moving, and purchased it for $850,000 – including delivery.

A Nickels Brothers spokesperson told King 5 that the home’s previous owners planned to build a new house on the Denny Blaine site, but did not want to see the historic home demolished. The sale to the Rain family allowed the home to be preserved, and the spokesperson said nearly 200 trees’ worth of wood was saved from the landfill. Click here to see a video of the home and updates from its new location on Bainbridge!

Still Time to see Seattle Christmas Ships

Argosy CruisesIf you missed the Christmas Ships down at Madrona Beach recently, there is still time to go see them not too far from Denny Blaine.  The Seattle Christmas Ships will be in Madison Park this weekend, Saturday, December 17th, from 4:55- 5:15 pm.  Merry Christmas.

Christmas Ships in the Denny Blaine Area

Seattle Christmas ShipsThe Seattle Christmas Ships will be viewable in the Denny Blaine area several times over the next couple weeks.  The next chance to see the Christmas Ships will be Saturday night down the hill from Denny Blaine at Madrona Park.  The ships will actually be the grand finale of the Very Merry in Madrona this Friday and Saturday.  The Christmas Ships, a Seattle tradition for 62 years, will stop in front of Madrona Beach between 9:25 and 9:45 PM on Saturday night (December 3rd).  Come and enjoy brightly decorated ships and the holiday songs by the Dickens Carolers while standing by a warm bonfire on Madrona Beach on the south side of the Spectrum Theatre.

Flashlights and warm clothes are recommended.  The Seattle forecast looks to be clear but cold.

If you have little ones at home, the Madrona Christmas Ship schedule may be late for your family.  You may want to consider going to Mount Baker neighborhood on Sunday night where they will have three shows: Ferdinand Street Park (the boats will be in the bay between Seward Park and Lake Washington Boulevard) from 5:40 to 6:00 PM; Stan Sayres Memorial Park (aka The Pitts) from 6:15 to 6:35 PM; and Mt. Baker Beach Park from 6:45 to 7:05 PM.  Monday the Christmas Ships will be at Seward Park starting at 8:25 PM or you can wait until Saturday, December 17th when the Christmas Ships will be at Madison Park Beach from 4:55 to 5:15 PM.  You can also check the full schedule of stops to find a date and place that is convenient to you.

Denny Blaine Invited to Seattle Fire Station

Seattle Fire StationThe Seattle fire station that serves Denny Blaine will be open to the public, Saturday, November 19th, from 1 PM to 3 PM.  The whole family is welcome to meet the local firefighters and tour the engine and trucks.  The fire station is between Lake Washington Boulevard and Madison on 32nd Avenue.

Evensong at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Denny Blaine Area

Epiphany Denny BlaineEvensong is the most particularly Anglican service in all of Christian Worship.  It is sung regularly in many cathedrals and parish churches throughout this country, and daily in many places in England.  The choir traditionally offers certain portions while the congregation joins in the hymns and prayers.  The public is welcome to join the Epiphany Parish in the Denny Blaine area on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6 at 5 pm for this service of rare and mystical beauty.  Epiphany Choir will sing music of prominent English and American Composers.

Epiphany Parish is an Episcopal Church in the Denny Blaine area located at 1805 38th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122.