Open House Dates and Times:
Next two Sundays, August 24th & 30th, 1-5pm
Coffee Shop of Choice:
Starbucks an easy half-mile walk, with a large patio, free wi-fi, dog friendly, and the best staff around.
Favorite Restaurant in the Area:
India Gate is good, especially the buffet lunch. The two brothers are fun and we enjoy meals there.
Favorite Places to Go:
So many…Vasa Park is a few blocks, bring your boat, or watch the fireworks there on 4th July; hit the trails surrounding us; take the dog to Robinswood off-leash area, or visit the zoo on Cougar Mountain.
Best Features of the Home:
The house seems even larger than it is due to the spaciousness of its individual areas. It never feels cramped or awkward. This makes it a very peaceful living space, a really nice retreat in hectic times.
Hmmmmm…I’d have to say the dining room. We rearranged the house so that the dining room is in full view of the kitchen(and the cook), and it has 3 French doors along one side, allowing the outdoors in. It also has a big fireplace to be a comfort in the cooler months, and we have found ourselves spending entire evenings around the dining table with friends and relatives.
Any Remodeling Since Last Sale Price?:
We replaced all the carpet with hardwoods, easier to clean and very attractive. We also hired a lighting designer to fine tune the quality of the lighting. The house now has beautiful blown glass fixtures ( instead of cans) and you can control the ambiance to suit your mood. It is freshly painted with Ecospec paints (so no VOCs).
Most Romantic Spot:
In the backyard is Vasa Creek. All along the creekside are old evergreens, and we love to sit on a log with tea or wine, watch for fish, and occasionally see a pileated woodpecker or heron…beautiful.
What’s in the neighborhood?:
Parks: Vasa on Lake Sammammish; Sunset: and Spiritridge with public tennis, basketball and picnic tables. Trails: east to Issaquah; north to Phantom Lake; west to Lake Washington. Two Churches; really nice people; half-mile walk to Starbucks and fast food; a different half-mile walk to Microsoft’s Advanta campus; yet another half-mile walk to a shopping center. And yet, the I-90 is literally one minute away should you want to go to downtown Bellevue or Seattle.
What I Will Miss the Most:
I think I’d have to say the creek…you can hear it all night, and in winter and spring you can see it through the trees. It attracts wildlife and many birds, we get to share in a tiny piece of “country” without sacrificing the city lifestyle.