There 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.
This 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. The 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. A 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. The 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. Enjoy 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. Wander 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.
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|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.
The Denny Blaine home at 3722 E John went pending in just 9 days. In this hot Seattle real estate market selling a home in 9 days is not unusual, but it is unusual for Seattle homes that sell for over $2.5 million. This Denny Blaine home was listed by Ewing and Clark for $2,995,000. Since January 1, 2016, there has been 88 homes in Seattle that have sold for over $2.5 million and the average day on market is 138 days.
It is not surprising that this Denny Blaine real estate sold so quickly. 3722 E John is a sun-filled Denny Blaine home perfectly place on lush grounds with sweeping lawn surrounded by roses, lavender, and lilacs. Inside the home has been updated while keeping its original charm. Wood floors with, leaded windows, fabulous living room with fireplace, sunroom, formal dining room with updated kitchen. The upstairs includes the master bedroom features views of Lake Washington, as well 3 other bedrooms and two additional bathrooms. The basement has been updated with entertainment room as well as additional bedroom and bathroom.
For more information about Denny Blaine real estate contact a local Seattle real estate agent who knows the area.
Denny Blaine real estate continued to be strong in 2016 as it was in 2015. Not a lot of homes sell in Denny Blaine each year, so the real estate statistics can be deceiving. On average, there are just under one and a half (1.5) Denny Blaine home sales per month. In 2016 there were 15 sales, while in 2015 there were 19 sales. WHile the median sales price ($1,100,000 vs $1,400,000) and cost per square foot ($471 vs $494) went down in 2016 from 2015, the average days on market (45 vs 48) improved in 2016. What might be the most telling, is the average sales price over average list price was 102.1% in 2016 versus s still strong 98.9% in 2015. The decrease of the total Denny Blaine home sales and average sales price versus list price increasing can probably be attributed to the tight inventory in Denny Blaine and Seattle.
The Seattle market did see increases in price and the number of sales, but the biggest story in the Seattle real estate market was the low inventory. Inventory was tight throughout the year in the 23 counties served by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, there was an average of 1.86 months of inventory in 2016, compared to 2.4 months in 2015. King County was the tightest with only 1.1 months of supply. A balanced market is generally considered to be between 4 and 6 months of inventory.
The luxury real estate market was strong in 2016, with over 3,251 home sales over $1 million compared to 2,676 in 2015: over a 21 percent increase in the 23 counties. The number of condos over $500,000 also increased with 1,711 sold in 2016 versus 1,459 half-million dollar sales in 2015: also over a 21 percent increase in the same area. The vast majority of luxury sales are in King County.
2017 seems to be taking over where 2016 left off. Low inventory remains and prices remain strong. As always, to maneuver the market, reach out to your local real estate broker to navigating the Seattle real estate market.
Pictured: Home pictured about is Denny Blaine Waterfront listed by Ewing and Clark real estate for $12,000,000.
These statistics were gathered from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but were not compiled or published by that organization.
Seattle’s Denny Blaine real estate market was quiet in February. MLS data shows only one sale during the last winter month of 2016 as well as 2015. The two previous years were more active with four (2014), and four (2013) total February sales. Seattle’s low inventory and high prices seem to have buyers taking their time shopping these days.
Currently there are 5 active listings in the neighborhood totaling just over 15 million and 3 pending sales totaling over 2.8 million. There were no Denny Blaine sales in January meaning that February’s one sale contributes to the year to date median and average sales price of $1,250,000, a significant jump from the only February 2015 sale of $515,000.
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. The start of the year shows home prices are up across the city and sales for the first two months are down with 165 sold in 2015 versus 158 in 2016. Currently in this central Seattle area there are 177 active listings.
If you have any questions about the Seattle real estate market, please feel free to reach out to a local Seattle real estate agent.