Saturday, October 1, 2011

Unusual features

While out previewing homes the other day, I ran across a pristine, remodeled 2 bed/1 bath rambler in Arbor Heights (West Seattle) that features this brand new wood-burning stove with a twist. The stove rotates, giving you the ability to direct where the heat goes and see the flames from different rooms!

This is just one of the many great features in the gorgeous home. The house is listed by my Prudential colleague, Tay Krull, for $359,950. The address is 3706 SW 107th St. MLS# 276900. The house is occupied, but it's easy to schedule a showing. Give me a call if you'd like to see it. 206-708-9800.

What unusual features have you seen in a local home recently?

Canned food drive today!

Do you have an extra can of food sitting in a cupboard or an dollar in your purse/wallet you can spare? If so, PLEASE consider donating one or both (or more) to the Prudential canned food drive happening TODAY from 10-2 at the following stores:  West Seattle PCC, Jefferson Square Safeway, Morgan St. Thriftway and White Center Albertson's.  If we each give just a little, we can help a lot! Need to have your donation picked up? Call me at 206-708-9800. Or you can drop donations off at our Prudential office 7 days a week. 4700 42nd Ave SW Suite 600 in Jefferson Square.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Where's Pigeon Point?

The other day I posted a photo of the view from a new home in the Pigeon Point neighborhood of West Seattle. As I noted in that post, Pigeon Point is one of the least well-known areas in West Seattle, so I thought I'd give you a little more information about it. 

The Pigeon Point neighborhood is located on a high bluff directly south of the West Seattle Bridge at the south end of Elliott Bay. Boundaries include Spokane Street SW on the north, Delridge Avenue SW on the west, West Marginal Way and the Duwamish Waterway on the east, and Puget Park/Oregon Avenue on the south.

The main access to the neighborhood is east on SW Andover Street, off Delridge Way soon after exiting the West Seattle Bridge. Andover then runs into/dead ends at 21st Ave SW. Turning right/south onto 21st will take you into the heart of the neighborhood. The streets tend to be narrow and homes, both old and new, seem to fill every square inch of land. Cars do not race through Pigeon Point; it has a pedestrian-friendly feel to it.

Although few people are familiar with the area, those who live there, love it and are not anxious for the secret to get out.

Here is a sneak peek at the kitchen in this as-yet-unlisted new home. Note that bright spot in the background is the sun!

If you'd like to know more about this house, give me a call and I will let you know as soon as it hits the market. 206-708-9800

Denny park (?) update

BNB Construction is hard at work on the park that is going up on the site of the old Denny Middle School in West Seattle... evenings and weekends included. Here are a few photos of the progress since last Saturday. Note glorious Mt. Rainier in the background :)

Does anyone know if the new park has been given a name yet? If not, what do you think it should be called?

Vote for your choice on my blog poll.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Time to winterize (autumn-ize?)

What fickle weather we are having in Seattle this year! One day it feels like summer and the next it feels like autumn. Regardless, it hasn't yet gotten cold enough to make us homeowners dread working in the yard a bit to get ready for fall and winter. Which of these items from handi(wo)man, Amy Ecklund's Fall Home Maintenance Checklist will you tackle next?

-> Clean gutters & downspouts
-> Check roof for damaged shingles & trim branches away from roof
-> Install insulated covers on hose bibs & drain sprinkler system
-> Check smoke detectors & replace batteries
-> Service heating & cooling system
-> Replace furnace filter
-> Fertilize the lawn
-> Flush hot water tank

Need some help with that list? Call Amy at 206-478-2019, www.amyworks.com

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The evolution of a park

The old Denny Middle School in West Seattle has been leveled and a new park is being born in its place. Here are some shots of its current state, next to one from before demolition began.

How do you feel about this public project? Comment below.