Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Portland Startup Builds Foam Packing Homes

Posted: August 19th, 2015 by Brad

With a goal of relocating manufacturing to the U.S. by early 2016, a Portland-based veteran of the construction industry is pioneering the repurposing of old packing foam, fashioning them into Lego-like blocks for residential and commercial buildings. For every average sized residence constructed with the blocks, called BLU BLOC, an estimated 2,500 pounds of polystyrene [...]

Home Selling Success

Posted: October 17th, 2013 by Brad

We sold this classic 1920 Fremont craftsman this week for 121% of list value! Location 108 N Bowdoin Place, Seattle Fremont Stats: ·         $105,000 netted above original list value ·         240 people through the first two open houses ·         17 offers received (three of them all cash) ·         14 day closing time frame ·         10 [...]

Special NW Home & AIA Seattle Open House Tour

Posted: July 18th, 2013 by Brad

Tour this home! July 21, Noon – 3 pm Location 4100 E Highland Drive, Seattle Madison Park Architect Eric Cobb’s design for this new Madison Park dwelling plays off the layered look of its corner neighbor — a midcentury modern house designed by famed Seattle architect Roland Terry — while making its own distinctly this-century [...]

10 home maintenance tips for fall

Posted: October 11th, 2012 by Brad

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance actions each season.  As the summer continues, this is a perfect time to prepare [...]

Seattle to get taller, detached homes may have peaked

Posted: August 15th, 2012 by Brad

When it comes to Seattle in-city housing, there may be nowhere else to go but up.   According to local educator and real estate appraiser Richard Hagar, Seattle has reached the peak of its single family housing units, which now make up 45 percent of the city’s total housing inventory.   “If you look at [...]

Old Footprint/Modern Home Remodel | Fremont

Posted: March 4th, 2012 by Brad

This modern Fremont home is taking shape on Phinney Ave N @ 42nd. Notice the retro, mid century stone work at the base of the chimney. It looks as though the previously existing foundation was utilized to construct this new, modern home. The sign out front indicates Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects is responsible for designing [...]

Off-market modern sale

Posted: December 7th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

This is a story about finding that proverbial “needle in a haystack.” Our current Seattle housing inventory is becoming increasingly lean, making it that much more challenging to find one’s ideal home. Of course the more specific the home, the greater the challenge. In this case, we had relocation buyers who desired either a mid-century modern or a modern newer construction, single family home. Every now [...]

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