North Queen Anne Rental: $3,200

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in the heart of North Queen Anne, and has sweeping views from the wooded deck! The kitchen has been recently remodeled  with new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, nice hardwood floors and a cute breakfast bar. The kitchen opens up to an expansive naturally filled light dining room, and large deck. The living room features nice hardwood floors, crown molding, and the basement is completely finished, perfect for entertainment. This lovely home is in close proximity to Seattle Pacific University, Denali Fitness, and Interbay Golf Center.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4,2
Price: $3,200

Windermere Home For Rent in October: $5,250

Have you wondered what it would be like to live in the Windermere neighborhood overlooking Lake Washington, but want to test it out for a while before you look into buying? We’ve found the perfect rental for you! This 4 bed, 3.25 bath home is available  from October 2012 to June of 2013, with expansive lake and mountain views. This home is completely furnished in a great neighborhood with beach club access. The bathrooms have been recently remodeled, as has the kitchen, and 4 fireplaces. The private yard is completely fenced in, with a sizable patio, and garden area. The residence is close to the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s hospital, as well as Windermere Park and Magnuson Park. The residence is also secured with neighborhood patrol. For more information on this listing, or others in the area visit Ewing & Clark.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4/3.25
Price: $5,250

Tips For Choosing the Perfect Sofa

Let’s face it, we spend alot of our time on the sofa, which makes it all that more important that you pick out the perfect one for you, that you’re going to love for a number of years. A sofa can be a hefty investment for many of us, so you’ll want to pick a comfy durable couch that you won’t get sick of, or resent buying within a short period of time. If you’re moving soon, the Seattle Times has compiled a list of tips on picking out the perfect sofa for your rental.

Don’t buy a sofa with loud fabric you’ll likely get sick of in a few years. If you choose a sofa with is covered in big floral or loud stripes that you enjoy now, you might end up getting sick of it before you wear it out, and a couch in good condition that you hate, is a resented one. Pick a neutral fabric you can jazz up with changeable accent pillows. If you MUST have a loud piece of furniture, you can certainly do so, but maybe choose a bright ottoman, or side chair. Don’t choose a fabric or color that is high maintenance; you’ll likely spill on it, dogs will shed hair, food crumbs will make their way into crevices…you’ll want something you can easily clean and make like new. Don’t buy a sofa you wouldn’t want to sleep on, you might have guests over, fall asleep watching TV, and it’s crucial you don’t buy a sofa until you sit in it like you would at home, and make sure the shoe fits! For more information on finding the right couch for your home, visit the Seattle Times.

Roanoke Park Home for Rent: $2,950

Looking for a home to rent in the Portage Bay neighborhood? We’ve found it! The 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Roanoke Park has 2,050 sf of space over two stories. The home is fairly close to the University of Washington, but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility of a quiet neighborhood. It has a nice fenced in yard, and durable hardwood flooring in the bedrooms, (I also love the balcony nook on the second floor over looking the neighborhood below). The kitchen is roomy enough for a few cooks, and the fireplace in the living room is a nice finishing touch. This home is in close proximity to the Queen City Yacht Club, and Seattle Preparatory School. For more information about this rental, visit Ewing & Clark.

Status: For Rent
Beds/Bath: 4/2.
Price: $2,950

Roanoke Park Home for Rent: $2,950

Looking for a home to rent in the Portage Bay neighborhood? We’ve found it! The 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Roanoke Park has 2,050 sf of space over two stories. The home is fairly close to the University of Washington, but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility of a quiet neighborhood. It has a nice fenced in yard, and durable hardwood flooring in the bedrooms, (I also love the balcony nook on the second floor over looking the neighborhood below). The kitchen is roomy enough for a few cooks, and the fireplace in the living room is a nice finishing touch. This home is in close proximity to the Queen City Yacht Club, and Seattle Preparatory School. For more information about this rental, visit Ewing & Clark.

Status: For Rent
Beds/Bath: 4/2.
Price: $2,950

Cost of Moving Takes a Toll on Your Wallet

The stress of switching rentals can be burdensome for a number of reasons, but the tax it can take to your wallet is one of the biggest issues many people face when moving into new homes. According to Zillow, US Census stats have shown that “19 million American households pack up and move every year.”

Back in 2010, the World Wide Relocation Association reported that the average professional move would cost roughly $12,230. Zowza! Factors that can become costly when moving include the distance of the move, packing supplies and/or services, and professional movers or rentals. When hiring professionals for the move, the price of the move obviously rises quite a bit, and the weight of your items could actually be measured on a scale system. Be sure to check to moving company’s system and request an estimate before moving forward with the move. If you’re limited on moving expenses, you can always opt to call a few friends who have larger vehicles and are willing and able to lift heavy furniture. For more information on all of the expenses that go into moving, visit Zillow’s Blog.

New West Seattle Estate Rental On the Market

This West Seattle Estate will be available to rent August 1st, and has breathtaking views over Puget Sound, the Olympics and the Northwest Islands! The beautiful grounds, including the garden out front have been well maintained and the deck out back practically sells the rental itself. This 5 bed, 4.25 bath home has been here for nearly 100 years, and is available to rent month to month, furnished or unfurnished. The living room and kitchen have huge bay windows looking out across the Sound, as do the majority of other rooms in this massive 6,350 sf rental. For more information on this luxury rental, or other properties in the surrounding Seattle area, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 5/4.25
Price: $4,700

Two Story Downtown Luxury Rental: $3,995

This sleek modern downtown corner unit on the 900 block of Lenora features 18 foot high ceilings in this luxury two story unit! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit has massive floor to ceiling wrap around windows, with an impressive deck looking out to Northwest views.

The unit features beautiful cherry wood flooring, a designer kitchen with granite counter tops, and new state of the art stainless steel appliances. The living room hosts a toasty fireplace, and has flat screen TV stays for entertainment. The master suite is located on the top floor with a large walk in closet, a five piece master bath, and an office area. This unit is in close proximity to downtown retail shopping, and a variety of local eateries, as well as Denny Park. Contact Ewing & Clark for more information on this one of a kind Seattle dwelling!

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 2, 2
Price: $3,995

New Ballard Residential Planning to Replace the Old Viking

Design plans are currently in the works for a six story residential tower where the Viking has been for the past 50+ years, at 6404 24th ave NW. Applicants for the Ballard residential project have applied for a design review, and a meeting will be held at Ballard High School, open to the public to discuss the design, and the design review board will also be present for questioning.

copyright the Viking

The residential plan includes 6 stories of 60 units, and 5,000sf of retail space, as well as 60 parking spaces for tenants. If you’re interested in obtaining more information on the project, contact the Land Use Planner.

Seattle Designer Gives Her Tudor a Makeover

When Seattle Designer Judy Tall finalized her divorce, she packed up her belongings in Mercer Island and began the move to her newly purchased Tudor in Denny Blaine. According to the Seattle Times, she fell in love with the neighborhood and her master bedroom with an abundance of natural light, but wasn’t 100% sold on the rest of the place. She waited a year before remodeling, and says that “you have to know how you live in a house, and what works and what doesn’t.”

Photo Courtesy of Seattle Times, Tall’s expansive master bedroom

Before Tall became an interior designer she was an acupuncturist, and tries to brings elements of healing into play with her design concepts. She told the Times that whether you’re moving into a new space, or someone recently moved out or in, there are several emotions that come into play when redesigning or remodeling your home. Tall said that a large portion of her clientele chooses to remodel because they’re going through a life transition, and that’s just what she was going through when she decided to redo her home in Denny Blaine. From her choice in tranquil paint colors, to the picture rail below the coved ceiling, Tall tried to make each and every room in the place more cozy and comfortable for her to live in. She believes that every change serves a purpose, and should bring great joy to a living space. For more information about her Tudor design, visit the Seattle Times.