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

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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

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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

Traditional two story in Somerset

Open Sunday July 24th – 1 – 4 pm ~ 4624 142nd Pl SE ~ Somerset 

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Traditional two story home in the heart of Somerset with sweeping territorial views. Formal living room with fireplace and dining room. Remodeled kitchen opens to family room with a wall of windows to soak in the view. Four bedrooms, two updated baths up. Daylight basement with rec room, kitchenette, 5th bedroom and bath. Street to street lot on excellent cul-de-sac location affords the ultimate privacy.  Located one block from elementary. Bellevue's most sought after schools: Somerset, Tyee and Newport.  Click here for more listing information.

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Posted on July 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, real estate, somerset

Belvidere Brick Tudor

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Classic 1932 Tudor. Original charm intact with refinished hardwood floors with ribbon inlay, coved arches, fireplace and lighting. Remodeled lower level features a den and family room with custom built-ins to accommodate todays technology. Fourth bedroom upstairs plus bonus room with lots of additional storage. Fully fenced backyard with patio and lovely perennial garden. Easy walk to West Seattle shops and eateries, Trader Joes and PCC. All this in a friendly, established neighborhood of long term owners.  This is the place you'll want to call home.

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 7:58 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: listings, real estate, seattle

Issaquah Highlands Townhouse

Beautiful southwest corner townhome overlooking park. The "Erica" floor plan is the largest in Highlands Square. Immaculate home shows like a model unit with designer paints, high ceilings, Brazilian hardwood floors.  Open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite, pantry & large island. So many upgrades a new owner will love.  Located in West Highlands, this home offers easy access to Grand Ridge shopping and I90.  Check out the listing here.  

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 10:32 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: issaquah, listings, real estate

Updated Rambler in Newcastle

Stop by today and check out this fantastic updated rambler.  Located on a private setting overlooking May Creek park. Dream lot for the avid gardener with greenhouse, raised garden beds, and an abundance of perrenials.  Check out this video tour here

11905 SE 93rd St – mls# 874307

 

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 8:52 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: listings, newcastle, real estate

New Listing in Enatai

Whether you are looking to remodel a mid-century classic or for a building lot in the heart of Bellevue, you’ll want to check this place out.  Open October 7th, 12-3 pm.

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 8:23 am
Stephanie Kristen | Category: bellevue, listings, real estate