Sweeping View in Somerset

This Somerset home showcases expansive views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, and the downtown skylines of Seattle and Bellevue. A wall of windows maximizes the views from the living, dining and open kitchen. Large level patio in back perfect for entertaining or play. Master suite w/built-ins and luxurious 5-piece master bath. Lower level family room also highlights the views. Award winning schools, Somerset Elementary, Tyee Middle School and Newport High. Convenient location, minutes to downtown Bellevue and Seattle. This is the place to be! 4422 138th Ave SE, Bellevue ~ $1,568,680

Full listing information here.



Posted on March 14, 2018 at 11:20 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, somerset

Modern Somerset

Mid-century modern remodeled with today’s conveniences. Open concept kitchen with high-end appliances & island. Warm woods throughout; clerestory and full-length windows for an abundance of natural light. Living room has vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and lovely lake & mountain views. Dining opens to large deck. Master w/dual walk-in closets, 3/4 bath and door to private hot tub. Lower level media room, and guest bedroom w/den. 2 blocks to Somerset Elementary.

This home is not to be missed! Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm
More property information here.


Posted on March 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, somerset

Cape Cod in Somerset


Traditional Cape Cod in prime location of Somerset.  Two blocks from Elementary.  Ideal floor plan with four bedrooms, two baths up.

Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4. ~ 4453 144th Ave SE, Bellevue ~ $1,200,000

Check out the full listing here.

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 11:28 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, somerset

Somerset City View

Spectacular views in sought after Somerset. All main living areas offer city, mountain, sound and lake views. Ideal floor plan with three bedrooms up and two down. Kitchen open to family room. Living room with vaulted ceilings and formal dining room with a wall of windows to soak in the views. Lower level features huge family room. Flat yard with plenty of room for play. Brand new architectural roof, furnace and hot water tank. Short walk to top Bellevue schools – Somerset, Tyee and Newport.

4475 141st Ave SE, Bellevue ~ $1,688,000

Check out all the details here.

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, somerset

Just listed in Somerset

For the first time in over thirty years, this beautifully maintained home is on the market.  Just a few short blocks from Somerset Elementary, this is a perfect place to call home.  Circular floor plan with wood wrapped vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows. Room for all with four bedrooms and two baths on the main floor.  Lower level family room with a library of custom built-in cabinetry and gas fireplace.

Stop by Saturday from 1 – 4 pm or Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.

14127 SE 50th Street, Bellevue ~ $1,125,000

Check out all the details here.



Posted on September 16, 2017 at 10:32 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, somerset

Remodeled – Private – Somerset

Tasteful remodel in Bellevue’s beloved Somerset, where commuting is a breeze and schools are prized! Nearly every surface has been touched with today’s real-living in mind: quartz, stainless, and cherry custom cabinetry in new open concept kitchen. Sleek finishes in remodeled baths. Resilient IPA hardwoods. Cozy lower level rec room with gas fireplace. Updated systems and low maintenance tile roof. Park-like grounds create serene setting with Somerset Elementary and playground half a block away.

Open Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 pm

Link to more information here

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 7:55 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, real estate, somerset

Just Listed – Licton Springs Townhouse

Check out this fantastic new townhouse listing.  Light filled corner lot across from the park.  Details here.

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 11:14 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: listings, real estate, seattle

Somerset Tree House


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Seamlessly Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Space  This special residence was designed for people who seek a peaceful respite from busy urban life, but wish to be close the conveniences that living in the city brings. Set at the top of Somerset Hill and located on a quiet street backing to a greenbelt.  Beautifully updated with high-end finishes throughout. Gourmet kitchen featuring Wolf, Dacor, Sub-Zero, Bosch and Viking.  Walls of windows frame the tree lined views of Lake Sammamish and Cascade mountain range.  Short walk to Somerset Elementary and Rec Club, or drive to neighborhood shops and dining.  Easy commute to downtown Seattle and Bellevue and Sea-Tac airport.  Award winning Bellevue Schools, Somerset, Tyee, Newport High  You’ll love living here! 4408 144th Ave SE, Bellevue $1,298,000

Full listing information here.


Posted on September 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, real estate, somerset

Client Success Story – Moving to the Lake


On the 4th of July, friends were out on Lake Washington enjoying the sunshine and a day of boating.  They got to talking and decided they wanted to live on the water.  They were now empty-nesters and ready to make the move.  They got home, started looking online and found a house that they were interested in.  They called me and we got together the following day to start to make a plan on how to make it possible.

We discussed the elements of an offer.  The listing had been on the market a few weeks and we decided to make the offer contingent on the sale of their house.  After going back and forth on a few things, we reached an agreement and their offer was accepted.  Now we had to get their house on the market and get it sold.

We negotiated some extra time in order to get their house ready. Then my team leaped into action.  In the matter of two weeks, we met with the stager, installed new carpet, paint, granite countertops, and light fixtures. We had carpets, windows and the whole house cleaned.  The house was inspected, and the furnace was serviced. We were ready for photographer.

And then on Thursday, we got a call from the listing agent.  We were getting bumped. That meant we had 2 business days to get their house sold… and the photographer hadn’t even been to the house yet. We had until Monday at 9 pm to remove the contingency.   We discussed strategy and activated the listing while waiting for the professional photos to come back.  We decided to hold the house open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then review offers on Monday. We were cutting it close.

By networking with other agents, contacting those with buyers in the neighborhood, and online advertising, we had about 70 groups through their property.  When we sat down to review offers, we had four offers and the property sold for over list price with the inspection and appraisal waived.  We were able to remove the contingency on their purchase and proceed toward closing.

So from what started as an idea out on the water with friends, became a reality when they moved into their new waterfront home a short two months later. It’s so exciting when it works out so well.  It was a lot of work in short time frame, but by working together it had a very happy ending.

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, marketing, preparing your home, real estate, seattle, somerset

Somerset Serenity


Beautifully remodeled NW Contemporary with inviting wood-wrapped day rooms, vaulted ceilings and multiple decks to enjoy the surrounding greenbelt. Extensive use of natural materials such as exposed cedar ceilings & beams. So many improvements in the last four years. New roof, interior & exterior paint, remodeled kitchen and baths, new hardwood floors and so much more. Must see to appreciate! All this plus some of the top schools in the nation – Somerset, Tyee Middle and Newport High School.

Check out the listing here for more photos and information.


Posted on August 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, real estate, somerset