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The Bullitt Center, a never before seen commercial structure is breaking ground in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. The greenest building ever is going up at East Madison and 15th Avenue.
What makes this structure so unique you might ask. Well, It will provide its own water, process all its own sewage as well as take timber only from certified sustainable forests, and reduce the projects carbon footprint by using concrete, (22 comments)
Via John McCormack- Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty): If you live in the Albuquerque or any surrounding NM area you know the state question is red or green meaning do you want red or green chile on your food. If you want both… the answer is Christmas! Hatch NM is the chile capital of the world although chile is grown statewide. This year’s drought has (11 comments)
As news crews prepared for the ceremony and spoke with Rick, people began to gather for the ceremonial blessing of the totem pole.
John T. Williams, a native American woodcarver born and raised in Seattle, was killed one year ago by a Seattle police officer, who later was released from duty for killing the seventh generation wood carver on his way home to the home for chronic inebriates where John T. lived.
Remnants of Summer On Elliot Bay - 08/27/11 04:22 PM
With a very late start, Seattle summer came upon us in all it's glory, bringing tourists and locals the sunny days we love to bask in. All too quickly, those days will end, according to our local weather forecasters. Labor Day weekend, which usually signifies the end of summer activities to a large degree, is predicted to be cloudy with showers, and temperatures will drop this week from highs in the low eighties to highs in the mid sixties by mid week. So long parasailers...
Goodbye to choosing the ferry decks for our rides across the bay...
Farewell Cruise (10 comments)
Friday Photos From Seattle - 08/26/11 12:55 PM
I enjoy meandering around Woodland Park Zoo. Like the Seattle Aquarium, every visit brings different photo opportunities depending on the weather, what time of day it is, and if it's close to feeding time. A few of the Zoo animals were kind enough to give me a little of their time. I do appreciate their cooperation! Better not monkey around with this guy!
He's a show bear, waving hello...
Reminds me of De Niro saying "You talkin' to me?"
Just another reason to love Living in Seattle...
Seattle Luxury Homes for Sale
Your Seattle Real Estate (16 comments)
The Most Powerful Tool To Sell Homes - 08/24/11 03:07 PM
Statistics prove that most people begin their new home search online. Why else would we all work so hard to have exceptional websites with finely honed articles, paying for IDX, web hosting and SEO? When it comes to a listing package, we have a proverbial arsenal of tools to lay before the prospective sellers. We can offer them a sales strategy far superior to the standard MLS listing, with enhanced HD photos, videos on YouTube,
Their own Facebook fan page, domain name registration and interactive signs.
We can put their listing on hundreds of different search engines, communicate weekly (16 comments)
Seattle Condo Designer Brings Puzzling Element - 08/24/11 01:18 PM
Architect Tom Kundig took his knowledge of this Capitol Hill neighborhood and incorporated it into the condo design at 1111 East Pike. Formerly known as Auto Row, in early Seattle times, it was the only location to purchase a car if you got the notion.
Using a pallet from classic fifties era cars, Tom offered individual unit owners exterior panel color options in popping bold tones. A roof top deck with garden space adds city views to the space as well.
Interior ideas bring walls to life with a track and wheel system letting owners reinvent their dwelling at (3 comments)
Alki Beach Condos For the Ultimate Seattle Views - 08/23/11 08:20 PM
Looking for a Seattle luxury condo with incomparable views? Look to Alki. The views attained by those living the Alki lifestyle are unsurpassed, with Elliot Bay, snow capped mountain and city views available through the floor to ceiling windows or from the oversized decks of your low maintenance, highly appointed Seattle home, should that be your desire.
Alki condos provide other key elements to enhance their allure. You will discover a trip to downtown Seattle amazingly expeditious as you board the water taxi or drive the quick jaunt from your plushly appointed Alki Beach condo to the heart of the (9 comments)
North Admiral Homes for Beauty and Views - 08/23/11 08:19 PM
Seattle neighborhoods provide abundant opportunities to purchase a view home. North Admiral provides the opportunity to find a lifestyle. You will discover an eclectic meld of cherished classic homes as well as cutting edge contemporary dwellings, along with spectacular water and mountain views. Deemed the oldest west Seattle neighborhood, once only reached by ferry or cable car, you have easy access to one of our most popular Seattle beach neighborhoods, Alki, where you can relax by strolling the strand of white sand beach, or bicycling the path to one of the fun eateries along the way to a spectacular view of (1 comments)
Sustainable Living In Seattle City Cabins - 08/23/11 12:07 PM
Our actions have the biggest impact on our energy usage. When looking for a new Seattle home, why not look to built green houses? City Cabins on Queen Anne Hill provide 2,000 square feet of extreme energy efficiency. By incorporating superior quality reclaimed wood, far exceeding regulatory expectations, heat recovery ventilator systems and electric car recharging stations, you will quickly discover this is not your standard spec home.
Utilizing solar energy gives you control over the impact your energy use has on our environment and keeps your cost of energy low. Surprising elements, like flooring with a history, and (15 comments)
Seattle Urban Berry Pie - 08/22/11 03:56 PM
We love to take our Jack Russell Cooper to a field by Elliot Bay Marina in Seattle. He runs free as we enjoy laps around the grassy field, watching the cruise ship activity and dreaming of the day our own boat is moored at the marina.
This weekend, my husband discovered wild blackberries ripe for the picking as we walked the northern corner of our secret place. To my delight, he picked gallons of berries, brought them home and quickly set about to make us an Urban berry Pie.
No recipe included, just some photos of this perfectly delectable (27 comments)
Sunday At Pike Place Market - 08/21/11 03:33 PM
Today we walked to Pike Place Market, although not early enough to miss the rush of Sunday visitors. The vendors were bustling about with the energy a very busy day provides. Even an eight a.m. start won't keep you from serpentining through the throngs in front of the flying fish, or the people taking advantage of a plethora of photo opps the Market provides.
No worries, fall is around the corner and the cruise ships, whale watching tours, and summer events will be put to rest til next year...
Fresh organic fruit, vegetables, seafood and flowers inspire the evenings events (8 comments)
5th and Pine Seattle - 08/20/11 02:10 PM
Seattle's retail destination is second to none and the regions top shopping district. A testament to it's completeness ,nine million visitors per year begin their Seattle shopping experience at 5th and Pine. Located just four blocks from Pike Place Market, the water features, chess in the park, eateries and extreme walkability, make any season at 5th and Pine a pleasure.
Mingling cohesively with residential condo opportunities, you can enjoy the flagship Nordstrom, along with Barney's and Macy's as department stores go. You will also discover an intriguing blend of shops on the streets and housed (10 comments)
Seattle is All About Choices - 08/19/11 12:11 PM
Yesterday as I walked to 5th and Pine in Seattle to meet my husband for lunch, I stopped for some photos. I captured children tethered by rope in order to keep them together as their preschool guardians shuttled them from point A to point B. I watched men play chess on the giant board in the park and observed people as I waited. When my husband reached our rendezvous spot, he suggested we grab a quick lunch and sit outside,
Considered the Rolls Royce of doggage, honored as Best of Seattle, and in a great location...
I on the (8 comments)
Seattle City Kids - 08/18/11 10:25 PM
On my way to 5th And Pine to meet my husband for lunch and take in a bit of shopping time, I passed a common sight for those of us who frequent the streets of Seattle. Nursery school kids on a walk. Now a Seattle walk means busy sidewalks and busy streets, so it is easy to understand the need for some kind of system to keep track of these tykes as they stroll, and although there are ten seat carriages we see the tiniest city kids ride in, these girls and boys are old enough to follow the lead and (6 comments)
Pioneer Square Shedding A New Light - 08/18/11 11:39 AM
As the epicenter for Seattle art galleries, Pioneer Square will delight you with exceptionally good creative abilities displayed every step of the way as you journey through this historic brick and stone monument to the beginnings of Seattle.
A stop at Glasshouse will allow you the circumstances that make possible some interesting artistic lighting options. Fire roars inside the furnace as glass blowers twirl long rods holding blobs of molten color and bring into existence, some of the most coveted, must have, one of a kind, lamps and lighting fixtures in the city.
It takes team work to create (12 comments)
Pioneer Square Seattle's Original Downtown - 08/17/11 11:50 AM
Pioneer Square has been a highlighted feature of Seattle since the 1850's. It melds seamlessly into the newer central core, encompassing the southwest region of what we consider downtown, and has a distinctive flair provided by the abundance of brick and stone that ensconces all who wander the cobbled alleyways and streets of this historic district.
Iron and ornate embellishments adorn buildings and walkways, as pubs, restaurants and galleries lace throughout the quirky community.
Art has evolved into the hot ticket in Pioneer Square, making it a hub for local artists and exhibitors. Eclectic Funky and cutting edge vibes (18 comments)
Russian Sailors Enjoy Seattle Sights - 08/16/11 11:38 AM
This weekend as I traveled the streets of Seattle, I noticed some handsome young fellows in Russian Naval uniforms really enjoying all we have to offer visitors and locals alike, here in the Emerald City. These Cadets are part of the two hundred aboard Russian sailing vessel Pallada, docked at pier 66. Never shy to request a photo, I held up my camera as the obliging lads nodded approval. Immediately their demeanor changed, shoulders rolled back, heads held high, as I snapped this shot of young foreign military students, enamored with the sights of new worlds so far from home. I (11 comments)
I Don't Care Who You Are, This Will make You Cry...We Let A Stranger In Our House...And A Friend Into Our Hearts - 08/15/11 05:45 PM
Here is a post you don't get to read every day! This is a perfect example of why I believe in our country and community and why I choose to focus on the good. I am happy to be able to re-blog this wonderful story! Via John McCarthy Your Seacoast NH REALTOR® (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group): I Don't Care Who You Are, This Will make You Cry...We Let A Stranger In Our House...And A Friend Into Our Hearts In early July, I admit, we did something most people would consider a very foolish thing. We let a total stranger (4 comments)
Hammer Time in Seattle - 08/15/11 02:31 PM
No, MC Hammer is not performing in Seattle this week! This weekend on my stroll through the Emerald City, it dawned on me that I have written posts about Seattle Art Museum many times, and have yet to feature it's most prominent visitor, Hammering Man.
Gracing the First Avenue entrance, Hammering Man is a city owned institution. Photographed thousands of times weekly, by people from around the world, this 48 foot worker bee strikes his hammer four times per minute from seven a.m. til ten each night, seeing fit to exclude work from his schedule, only one day a (9 comments)
North Admiral Homes for Sale with Views - 08/10/11 02:57 PM
Seattle communities provide interesting variations on the Seattle lifestyle. Should you be on a quest for a neighborhood with city and water views, plus an easy commute to downtown Seattle, you have many options. North Admiral is one such Seattle neighborhood, perched atop our favorite local beach community of Alki. The Admiral District has the distinction of being the oldest neighborhood in West Seattle, offering extraordinary views, an eclectic meld of home styles and close proximity to everything Seattle has to offer. You can experience the lock and leave condo lifestyle, in Seattle's North Admiral or find the perfect example (10 comments)
The Charms of Queen Anne - 08/09/11 03:25 PM
There are many charming neighborhoods to choose from, when it comes to buying a Seattle home. The Emerald City has a delightful variety of distinctive communities just waiting for their newest neighbor to arrive. One of the top choices for those seeking close proximity to downtown Seattle, happens to be Queen Anne. The charming spells Queen Anne casts upon all who visit are not hard to spot. Welcoming front porches beckon us to stop and linger, leaded window, brick and ornate mill work take us back in time to a place where the pace is not so hurried, flower beds are (12 comments)
Learning from Mistakes - 08/08/11 01:58 PM
This weekend, we traveled to one of my favorite spots in Washington: Long Beach. A place I can walk for miles on the flat, hard packed sand and enjoy the salt air, sea wind, crashing waves and serenity. The highlight of our beach walks this weekend was observing the migratory Brown Pelicans perched in large groups at the water's edge, and on the craggy rocks they overtook as their home during this leg of their journey. The sky was gray with a dense fog and mist clinging low to the ground. Although my camera was in hand, my skill level was (9 comments)
Magnolia Homes with Views - 08/08/11 01:57 PM
The Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia, has an ambiance and allure that keeps it a distinctive community. This hilly peninsula, located northwest of Downtown Seattle, provides magnificent homes with astounding views to capture the hearts of anyone searching for a place to call home.
Home style options are as diverse as one's tastes and there is certain to be a Magnolia dwelling to fit your family's needs and lifestyle. Charming manicured lawns, frequent benches to sit and enjoy views from Mount Rainier to Mount Baker, along with sweeping views of Puget Sound and Seattle.
Seattle Luxury Homes for Sale (3 comments)
CITY CABINS RISE ABOVE STANDARD SEATTLE HOMES - 08/04/11 12:42 PM
Among the new build homes one could purchase in Seattle these days, City Cabins rise uniquely above the rest. Using reclaimed materials that far surpass the expectations of today's standards, these Queen Anne townhouse style dwellings offer a magnitude of energy saving features and well thought out floor plans, to create the optimal urban environment.
With a slated finish date sometime in November, as well as a projected price point under six hundred thousand, it would be a wise decision to look into City Cabins. Particularly if your real estate goals include a new home with the highest level (12 comments)
Sharing a Seattle Point of View - 08/02/11 11:48 AM
One thing I know for sure, Seattle has some amazing views to share. As I wander the neighborhoods of Seattle, on my quest for all things worth sharing, views win out every time... Alki offers some of the best views of downtown Seattle...
Queen Anne offers some vast views of downtown and beyond, including Elliot Bay and snow capped mountain ranges
North Admiral sits on a bluff and provides remarkable relaxing views of Puget Sound or the Emerald City
Magnolia is highlighted by spectacular water views...
and Downtown Seattle offers you Elliot Bay teeming with activity, Mount (17 comments)
A Stroll Through Magnolia in Seattle - 08/01/11 04:32 PM
North west of downtown Seattle, just the other side of Queen Anne, you can discover the beauty and diversity of Magnolia. This Seattle neighborhood provides many homes with views of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, Elliot Bay and Downtown Seattle.
A peninsula community, Magnolia is not far from downtown, when you want a trip to Seattle Art Museum, 5th Avenue Theater, or feel like hitting First Thursday or our downtown night life.
Although you won't see any Magnolias blooming in this Seattle neighborhood, the Madronas tree lined streets, had a long ago ship captain document it as having vast Magnolia (16 comments)
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