Community info, Madrona-Leschi, Neighborhoods, Seattle, Seward Park-Beacon Hill

Seattle Community Hub + New Listing

Sam Smith Park is the largest park of the I-90 lid. This 15.20 acre park intensifies the natural beauty of the Great Seattle Region. With a soccer field, outdoor tennis courts, and an incredible play area, this park has a little something for everyone! Sam Smith Park incorporates  many unique features, including the art piece Urban Peace Circle, which is a sculpture by Gerard Tsutakawa, “that is dedicated to children killed by gun violence in Seattle’s inner city.”

This cozy park is nestled under and around the I-90 lid, and offers different activities for all age brackets. The playground was renovated in 2016, and offers a different experience for every child – from sliding and climbing, to a jungle gym, running, and balancing! Tennis courts, a soccer field, trails for running, walking, and biking offer tons of active recreation, while picnic tables, and lofted arrangements offer fabulous lake views. Thinking about reserving a tennis court? Check this out! Water fountains offer a welcome breeze and reprieve from a sunny, summer afternoon!


2827 South Charles Street, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1079365
3 Bedrooms ♦ 3.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,320 Square Feet

Tucked down a tree-lined street near the Judkins Playground, Sam Smith Park & Frink/Leschi Park, this home is warm and inviting while still providing all the convenience of in-city living. A welcoming yard & front porch lead you to the main-level entry. Step in to interiors that feel spacious and airy with lofty ceilings and an open layout. Siberian larch hardwoods flow throughout the great room — relax by the gas fireplace, grab a favorite book or movie from the beautiful built-in media center, or host friends in the roomy dining area. Overlooking it all is a stylish kitchen with stainless steel surfaces, ample cupboards and pendant lighting.

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan. ♦ 206.369.3949 ♦

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4826 Delridge Way Southwest #A, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1089499
2 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 1,250 Square Feet

Ideally located minutes from all that West Seattle has to offer: Alki Beach, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. This well-built home includes attached garage and quality finishes throughout (quartz counters, custom blinds, hardwoods). You’ll love the quiet location, tucked behind the first row of homes. Main level includes an open kitchen, dining area, amd living room with gas fireplace and deck. Upstairs features two bedrooms and two baths, stacking washer & dryer. Lower level features family room with access to fenced patio and yard.

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx. ♦ 206.854.3931 ♦

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Community info, Neighborhoods, Seward Park

Seattle Community Park + New Listing

Seward Park is a beautiful 300-acre park, built around natural forest land, old growth forests, and is home to many resident eagle’s nests. Through its humble beginnings, this park has become a staple to its neighborhood, and hosts many events throughout the year.

Though the purchase of the Seward Park peninsula was proposed in 1892, the land wasn’t purchased until 1911, making the first years of the park development slow moving. When the Ship Canal was constructed, the now-lower Lake Washington exposed a grassy meadow along the now-swimming beach. In 1927, the bathhouse was constructed; fish ponds were built in 1935; in 1953, a Greek-style amphitheater was hollowed out on the south hillside and, for many years, became a scene of lavish orchestra, chorus, and dance productions.

Full of community amenities, this park boasts a 2.4 mile lakeside biking and walking path; a native plant garden; an art studio; miles of hiking trails through the old growth forest; shoreline beaches, canoeing, and swimming; various close-by boat launch options; children jungle gym; various picnic and BBQ sites; tennis courts, and plenty of parking.

The park is also home to the Seattle Park Environmental & Audubon Center – previously known as the Seward Park Inn (renovation completed in 2008). The center provides programming for the park including, school, youth, community, arts in the environment, and special events. There are also exhibits, a library, a laboratory, and a humble gift shop!

A 2017 renovation will see the possible creation of a new torri gate, “to replace the one that stood at the entrance to Seward Park fifty years prior to its removal in 1986.”


7740 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle ♦ MLS# 1088236
5 Bedrooms ♦ 3.5 Bedrooms ♦ 5,041 Square Feet ♦ 19,320 Square Foot Lot

Entering the gated community, you’ll find this stunning modern masterpiece. It is both elegant, edgy, and crafted to optimize for the remarkable waterfront views. You get the sense that you are on top of the world. The main level offers both a great room feel and formal living and dining room areas. The over the top, gorgeous, master suite has remarkable views, his and hers closets, and stunning bathroom. The lowest level is all about the lake, recreation, and views. Shared dock with deeded slip.

Rachel Schindler and Robyn Kimura-Hsu with R2 for more information. ♦ 206.250.5622 ♦ ♦ 206.295.2247 ♦

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Community info, Eastside, Mercer Island, Neighborhoods

Mercer Island Community Hub + New Listing

The beautiful Mercer Island Country Club rests on the south end of the island, near Pioneer Park. Originally built in the mid-1960s, this club was bought by two businessmen, Vito Quaranta and Bill Brown, who envisioned a community center, of sorts. By 1967 attracted nearly 300 local families to the member-owned club, and opened in that same year. Since its humble beginnings, of just a pool and tennis courts, the club has expanded and upgraded its facilities, attracted a much broader audience.

Amenities & Features:

  • 7 Indoor Tennis Courts
  • 8 Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • 7 Pro Tennis Courts
  • Extensive Tennis Programs & Lessons
  • An 8-Lane, 25-Yard Pool, fully equipped with spring diving board
  • Fully Equipped Weight Room & Fitness Studio, which were remodeled in 2011 and feature state-of-the-art machines
  • Lemons Spin Bikes
  • TRX Equipment
  • Various Lounge Areas, which may be rented for private parties
  • A Child-Care Center
  • Pro Athletics Shop
  • Outdoor BBQ and Play Equipment
  • Yoga & Tai Chi


8230 84th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island ♦ ML# 1080287
$1,500,000 ♦ 5 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 2,860 Square Feet ♦ 11,170 Square Foot Lot

Finally! A brilliant turn-key home in coveted Island Point. Step from its welcoming entry to a warm and spacious living room—cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace and savor captivating views of the garden, Pennsylvania bluestone patio, and lake’s sparkle through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Cooking is a delight in the remodeled kitchen featuring quartz surfaces, Bosch stainless steel appliances and a built-in Panasonic microwave. A breakfast bar extends into the cheerful breakfast nook, open to the cozy family room beyond. Kick back in the inviting main level rec room with vaulted open-beam ceiling and garden door to the outdoor hot tub.

Five bedrooms await you upstairs, including a vaulted master suite with serene views over the garden and beyond the southern tip of the Island to Lake Washington. Its sumptuous 5-piece ensuite bath includes heated floors to keep your toes toasty on cold mornings. All of the bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled with natural hardwood vanities, limestone counters and travertine floors.

This beautiful corner lot provides plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces and colorful gardens to meander through. You will love the peaceful neighborhood setting, conveniently located near shopping, the Mercer Island Country Club, parks, top-rated schools and the Fleury trail. Home, sweet home!

For more information, please contact Cynthia Schoonmaker. ♦ 206.683.2725 ♦

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4233 83rd Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island ♦ MLS# 1083513
$1,196,000 ♦ 5 Bedrooms ♦ 2.5 Bathrooms ♦ 2,578 Square Feet ♦ 23,924 Square Foot Lot

Private, Mid Island rambler awaits. Located on a serene ½ acre lot, offering easy one-level living! Inside you’ll appreciate the open kitchen/dining/living flow. Large picture windows provide ample natural light and encourage indoor/outdoor entertaining. Enjoy the sports court, level yard, and 3-car detached garage & boat parking. Five bedrooms, many open to a large sunny wraparound deck. Perfect locale; close to parks, downtown Mercer Island and I-90 access. Radiant heat, generator & AC. Make it your own!

For more information, please contact Emily Roberts. ♦ 206.225.5490 ♦

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