Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day Is Coming!

madrona-school-sign-tpIt’s almost time again to celebrate and honor our friends and neighbors here in the Madrona community!

Join your neighbors to celebrate Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30-11am.  The gathering will take place at Madrona PK-8 School library with ceremonies begining promptly at 10:00am.

Awards include:

  1. The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  2. The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
  3. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  4. The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.

This event provides the opportunity for all members of the community to not only enjoy the accomplishments of our adult residents, but to meet the award winners from Madrona K-8 School as well. In addition to all the excitement, the Mayor is confirmed to attend this years event!

It’s time to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of your neighbors, big and small and remember why Madrona is such a strong, wonderful community you’re proud to be a part of!

Madrona & Leschi Real Estate Recap: November

Featured Leschi listing - 832 31st Ave. S - $1,250,000

Featured Leschi listing – 832 31st Ave. S – $1,250,000

November was a slow month for home sales in Madrona and Leschi with only 11 completed sales, down from 17 in October, but the median sales price for both neighborhoods combined was up an impressive 22 percent over the month, from $619,950 in October to $760,000 in November. On a yearly basis, median sales price was up nearly 10 percent.

Sellers continue to get good returns on their properties, with eight of the 11 homes sold selling for at or above listing price, and the highest list-to-sales-price ratio at 116 percent. It should be noted that three of the properties sold for asking price in Leschi were new-construction townhomes in the same development. Of the three properties that sold for below asking, the seller with the lowest list-to-sales price return still received 95 percent of their asking price. The most expensive sale of the month was a renovated 1909 home in Madrona that sold for $1,011,000; and the lowest sales price was $619,950 for one of the new construction town homes mentioned previously.

Currently there are 11 homes for sale in the two neighborhoods, with prices ranging from $735,000 for a classic Craftsman in Leschi to $2,880,000 for a “villa” style estate in Madrona.

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Madrona or Leschi, or if you would like more information about Seattle’s real estate market in general, please contact me!

Kristine Losh  |  206.953.6786  |  klosh@ewingandclark.com

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight, 12/1

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Come meet with your neighbors and Madrona Community Council members tonight, December 1st, to discuss community issues and upcoming events. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse. Here’s the meeting agenda for tonight:

  • Recap of Annual Wine Tasting/MCC Fundraiser
  • Discussion of the 40th annual Madrona Mayfair. Please come with ideas for special activities to commemorate this anniversary event for the neighborhood.
  • General community updates including: SDOT request for a traffic-speed study on 34th Avenue, an update on SDOT traffic plan along Union Street (comments from the SDOT/BRT Open House in November), discuss lighting plan – SDOT replacement plan for acorn lights in the Madrona Business District, results of Madrona PTSA grant for reader board on Union, and an update on the stage project at Madrona Park.
  • Budget Report
  • New Business

The Madrona Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. Hope to see you there!

Save The Date: Epiphany School Open House In Madrona 12/3

Epiphany School LogoMadrona’s Epiphany School will be holding its annual open house on Thursday, December 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the school, meet staff, hear from students and alumni, and take a tour of the campus. Epiphany School actively cultivates an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms, and strives to be an inclusive community by embracing the values of ‘respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness.’ For more information about the school, contact Greg Jones at gjones@epiphanyschool.org, or visit their website.

Featured Listing: Cool Madrona Contemporary

3505 E Olive Madrona Edited This impeccable architect-designed Madrona home features more than 4,000 square feet of sophisticated living space:  4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main house, plus a renovated classic carriage house with an additional bed and bath. Featured in Seattle Met magazine in 2009, this home has 10-foot ceilings, windows everywhere, and spectacular finishes throughout. A gourmet chef’s kitchen and large dining room lead to a glamorous living room with a cozy fireplace. Vaulted ceilings upstairs give the bedrooms an airy feel, and additional loft areas provide play space or storage. The 1,300-square-foot carriage house, built in 1901 and updated in 2015, provides amazing live-work space or could serve as an Airbnb or rental property. A private fenced yard, outdoor living space, play area, and mature gardens complete this gorgeous piece of property.

For more information or for a private showing of this spectacular home, contact listing agents Dan Gottesman and Sam Chapin.

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show | November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show | November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Madrona and Leschi Real Estate Recap – October

Featured listing - 3505 E Olive St. - $1,875,000

Featured listing – 3505 E Olive St. – $1,875,000

Real estate activity in Madrona took an interesting turn in October, with sales activity up from September but average sales price down by 37 percent. There were five sales of single-family homes in Madrona in October, compared to just two in September, but October’s average sales price was $684,800, down from $942,000 in September. Leschi saw 12 completed sales in October at an average sales price of $644,562, down from $934,265 in September. Sales activity for the two neighborhoods was consistent on a yearly basis, with just one fewer sale this year (17) than October 2014 (18). But average prices in the two neighborhoods combined were down over the year, with the 2015 average at $656,397 compared to the 2014 average of $753,379.

However, owing to relatively small sample sizes, numbers for these two neighborhoods are easily skewed by the addition of one or two high- or low-priced sales, meaning average prices are sometimes not accurate representations of the neighborhoods’ markets as a whole. The area’s market remains strong, with 13 of the 17 properties sold selling for at or above listing price, and the highest list-to-sales price ratio at 129.93 percent for a classic 1921 home in Madrona.

Currently there are 21 active listings in Madrona and Leschi combined, with prices ranging from a low of $615,000 for a single-family home in Leschi, to a high of $5,895,000 for a lakefront contemporary home in Leschi.

These statistics were gathered from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but were not compiled or published by that organization.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to further discuss the Madrona and Leschi real estate markets, or if you would like a complimentary price estimate of your home.

Kristine Losh, Ewing & Clark, Inc.

Featured Listing: 1801 33rd Avenue

Main photo for Madrona blogNow available in Madrona, this home is a testimonial to design and urban living. Built in 2005, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is set on a sunny corner lot and is filled with natural light from numerous windows. Designed with a sensitivity toward a contemporary lifestyle, this home offers an open floor plan, high ceilings, bamboo and hardwood floors, a chef’s kitchen, dining room, and a deck with a view that is perfect for entertaining. A multi-purpose room on the lower level offers plenty of additional space.

Located just blocks from Madrona’s main business district, you’ll be within walking distance of the coffee shops, restaurants, and shops that give the neighborhood its friendly character. Numerous parks are nearby, and the home is a short walk from Lake Washington and Madrona beach. Minutes from downtown, and a short jaunt to the Link Light Rail station for easy access to the airport.

For more information about this home or for a private showing, please contact listing agents Jane Powers and Betsy Terry at Ewing & Clark, Inc.