Madrona Home for Sale

Madrona HomeCharming Madrona traditional home with circular floor plan, spacious rooms, ample natural light, and fir floors throughout. The home, built in 1906, has had extensive system updates including air conditioning, tankless water heater, and a new electrical panel. The first floor includes formal entry, open living and dining room, kitchen, and utility room.  Upstairs features three bedrooms with peek-a-boo view of mountains and lake from the master. The lower level has two additional bedrooms, full bath, second laundry, second kitchen, and a separate entrance to the backyard. The home sits on a street to street lot with two car garage and ample yard. The house is perfectly located; a short distance to Lake Washington and Madrona Park as well as to the Madrona restaurant and shops.  Let me know if you want to see this great piece of real estate: Kristine Losh.

Home for Sale
List   Price $749,000
Bed/Bath 5/2


New Madrona Restaurant(s): Ethan Stowell’s Red Cow and Noyer

Red CowMadrona has a new restaurant….or I guess two new restaurants coming to the neighborhood.  Ethan Stowell has announced through his Seattle restaurant blog that he is opening two restaurants where Restaurant Bea used to be located: Red Cow and Noyer.  Red Cow will be located in the main restaurant and seat 55 people (35 in dining room, 20 in the bar) and Noyer will sit only 4 tables and will be located off the back courtyard, presumably where Restaurant Bea had its banquet room.

This is how Ethan Stowell blog has described his two new Madrona restaurants starting with Red Cow:

First, say hello to Red Cow. Red Cow is going to be a brasserie primarily known for steak frites—really good steak frites. We are going to flesh out the rest of the menu with a wide variety of classic bistro fare using Pacific Northwest ingredients and pair it all with a rigorous wine offering.

And Noyer is described as:

Imagine a lush, intimate, multi-course dinner with paired wines along the way. A very high-end, leisurely affair that you can enjoy at your own pace. When you reserve a table at Noyer, it’s your table for the night. Tell us when you plan to arrive and we’ll meet you in the courtyard with something bubbly. You will be taken care of. You will indulge. You will leave happy. This is something new for Seattle—and us. We are very excited about Noyer.

For those you who are not familiar with Ethan Stowell.  Ethan grew up in Seattle before becoming a very successful chef and restaurateur that has been recognized by Food & Wine, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Magazine and Seattle Post-Intelligencer as well as others.  While all of his restaurant’s menus vary, they are all known for keeping it simple and using fresh ingredients.  Ethan restaurants include Queen Anne’s How to Cook a Wolf, Ballard’s Staple & Fancy, Belltown’s Tavolata, as well as Capitol Hill’s Anchovies & Olives, Rione XIII, and Bar Cotto.

We look forward to these two great additions to our Madrona neighborhood.  Look for Red Cow restaurant to open after the new year and Noyer to open in the spring.  Welcome Ethan and company to Madrona!

Local Madrona Author Releases New Children’s Book

bookHillel Cooperman has released his first children’s novel, The Madrona Heroes Register, which include beautiful illustrations created by Caroline Hadilaksano. Cooperman is a founder of Seattle based Jackson Fish Market and is now a first time author. He lives in the Madrona neighborhood with his family and was inspired to write the book after travelling abroad. His book has received all 5 star reviews on and has become an addiction to both children and adults. One reviewer stated how he “loved how the author wove in elements of “modern family life” along with the super-natural.” Help support a local up and coming author and share the adventure with your family by purchasing the book which is available on

Get Your Tickets Here! Madrona Wine Event Coming Soon!

wine-glassesLeschi Market and the Madrona Community Council have again collaborated for the Third Annual Fall Wine Tasting Event.  Come join your Madrona neighbors at glassybaby headquarters (map) on Saturday November 2nd from 6:00-8:30pm.

We will spare you the details since we have already written about the event but basically for $32.50 you can come drink some wine, eat some light hors d’oeuvre and meet some fellow Madrona and Leschi neighbors.  It is a fun event, one where you do not need to know anyone to have a good time, and well worth the ticket price.

If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets by visiting:

Ticket sales benefit the Madrona Community Council and fund neighborhood activities like the monthly newsletter, Mayfair, Halloween and other neighborhood community-building events.

Little Ones’ Halloween Carnival Hosted by St. Therese Catholic Academy

carnivalSt. Therese Catholic Academy will be hosting a Little Ones’ Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 26th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome! The event will feature fun games, food for purchase and two bounce houses. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10, $10 for 15, $20 for 30 tickets and will be available for purchase at the door. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to be able to wear their costumes! St. Therese Catholic Academy is located in the Madrona neighborhood at 900 35th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122. For more information please call the school at 206-324-0460.

Madrona Home Available for $1,785,000

Madrona Real Estate 3Madrona real estate has some of Seattle’s most beautiful settings and this Madrona home takes advantage of it.  This impeccable 2001 built craftsman home of stalwart construction sits on Columbia Street high above 37th Avenue where the open floor plan maximizes the views of Lake Washington and Cascade Mountains. Below the main floor is a light-filled recreation room, office and bedroom suite. Upstairs the second floor has three bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with balcony, view bath, walk-in closet and vaulted ceilings. Continue to the third floor to a crow’s nest office. Outside the landscaping includes mature plantings, level lawn and an awesome tree-house designed by world famous Peter Nelson.

Click the link to learn more about this Madrona home or contact me and I will be happy to tell you more.

Home for Sale
List   Price $1,785,000
Bed/Bath 4/3.25


Madrona Family Dental Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Congratulations to Dr. Tarr & the Madrona Family Dental team, who are now celebrating their 10th anniversary. Prior to working at the Madrona office, Dr. Tarr worked for King County Public Health at the Columbia City clinic, and although he enjoyed working in public health, he chose to establish his own business where he could make his own decisions about how to take good care of his patients. He came to work in the Madrona neighborhood after he and his family dined at the Hi Spot and saw the Bowling Green facility break ground, and he began thinking it would be an ideal spot for his practice. Dr. Tarr has always felt welcome in the neighborhood, and believes it is a privilege that residents seem to go out of their way to support the local businesses. toothbrush

Now through October 31st in appreciation of the community’s loyalty, you may enter a drawing held by Madrona Family Dental for a chance to win gift certificates from Madrona Merchants as well as other gifts from the office. Stop by the office at 3306 East Spring Street, or give them a call at 206-324-5400 for details.

Madrona Dining & Sipping Society Event: Dine at Marche October 23rd

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Photo courtesy of Marche

Last month’s dinner dining get together was a success at the Hi Spot Cafe for one last evening out on the patio before the cold weather blew in, and this month the Madrona Dining & Sipping Society has a prix fixe dinner planned at Marche in Pike Place Market! Next week on Wednesday October 23rd diners will head to the Inn in the Market at 6:30pm where Marche’s chef and owner, and Madrona resident Daisley Gordon will prepare a menu to remember for 40 lucky guests. He has boasted of a lovely special family style feast for diners, which will be carefully paired with wine for three courses.

There is only room for 40 at the roundtable, so please rsvp if you’d like to join. To learn more about the event, menu, or reserve your spot be sure you’re on the MDSS email list. If you’re not already on the email list, contact, an evite for the event went out earlier this month, if you did not receive it, be sure to contact Audrey today. Bon Appetit!

Trick or Treat: Halloween Festivities in Madrona!

Pumpkin spice lattes, jack-o-lanterns on the porch, and Seattle skies lit with a spotlight beckoning patrons to the Kube 93 haunted house can only mean one thing – Halloween is nearly here! The Madrona Community Council, BOOM (Business Owners of Madrona) and Madrona K-8 have come together to organize several Halloween activities between 4:30-7:30pm on October 31st. All of the youngsters in the area are invited to come join the festivities, which begin at the Madrona Shelterhouse at 4:30pm for treats. pumpkin

Visit the neighborhood businesses dressed in your best costumes to collect trick or treat sweets, then take part in a special Madrona scavenger hunt. Business will be included in the scavenger hunt list, which will be available to pick up at the Shelterhouse. This year each participating business will provide kids with a letter along with their treat that when put together with the other letters spells a secret word. Kids will collect the letters to solve a word puzzle, and will be rewarded with a special treat at the Shelterhouse at the end. After the scavenger hunt, everyone is welcome to stop by the Madrona K-8 main entrance on 33rd for festivities and of course – more treats! See you there!

UPDATE:  Most of the activities will be from 4:30 to 6:30 and we do not believe Madrona K-8 is participating this year.

Well-Known Restaurateur Moving into Old Restaurant Bea Location

Restaurant BeaWe are hearing from reliable sources that Madrona will soon have a well-known Seattle restaurateur moving into the space that Restaurant Bea last occupied.  We are not giving up the information yet since it has not been confirmed, but expect a new restaurant to be coming to Madrona soon.  As we wrote before, the Naam location down the street had a lot of turnover before they stabilized that restaurant space; hopefully, the new owner, who has several Seattle restaurants, can do the same for this Madrona location.