Eastside Holiday Events

The days are shorter, the temperatures are colder, but – dare we say it – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some of our favorite (old and new) Eastside events to get you in the spirit. Queue the jingle bells! Through Dec. 24 Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection Drumming toy soldiers, … More Eastside Holiday Events

More Lincoln Square Deliciousness

Taylor Shellfish With three Seattle locations under their waders, the folks at Taylor Shellfish have docked their latest rig in Bellevue. Apparently, when our collective Eastside voices are loud enough, Seattle purveyors of deliciousness pay attention. Marketing manager Marcelle Gonzalez said, “Ever since we expanded from our initial location, people were like, ‘Bring it to … More More Lincoln Square Deliciousness

Peony Kitchen Now Open

With its iconic white take-out boxes embellished with a red dragon, Chinese food has established a firm place in modern American culture—at least the popular hybridized version we know to love. Most Americans understand Chinese food in a casual context, but Peony Kitchen in Bellevue is breathing new life into Chinese dishes in a stylish … More Peony Kitchen Now Open

Midcentury Meets Northwest in this Ralph Anderson Home

Natural materials and massive windows take in the Beaux Arts Village woods Architect Ralph Anderson is revered as “the father of Pioneer Square.” He also made a huge impact on the northwest’s residential landscapes, with builds and remodels that helped shape the northwest’s style. This 1966 home in Beaux Arts Village is a perfect bridge … More Midcentury Meets Northwest in this Ralph Anderson Home

Peek Inside Bellevue’s New Community-Oriented Coffee Shop

A new Bellevue cafe puts a twist on the traditional coffee shop model by regularly partnering with and supporting local charities. It’s called Bellden Cafe, and owner Claire Sumadiwirya opened itearlier this month at 10575 Main St. In addition to your typical coffee options, Bellden also offers pastries, sandwiches, salads, acai bowls, and toasts inside … More Peek Inside Bellevue’s New Community-Oriented Coffee Shop

Bachelor Selling Modern Yarrow Point Manse for $7 Million

Bachelor entrepreneur Leo Gontmakher is selling his 10,000-square-foot modern manse in coveted Yarrow Point for $6.99 million. He bought the property in 2012 and finished the striking custom house in 2014. Gontmakher says he finds that his increased international travel schedule means he is living out of the area and not using the house he … More Bachelor Selling Modern Yarrow Point Manse for $7 Million

For Chinese Home Buyers, Seattle Is the New Vancouver

When Anna Riley, a Seattle-area real-estate agent, held an open house for a new $2.3 million listing in the tony city of Bellevue late last month, the pool of prospective buyers was different from the usual assortment of tech magnates, sports stars and chief executives. Twenty groups of buyers visited the property in the Seattle … More For Chinese Home Buyers, Seattle Is the New Vancouver

Last Week’s Biggest Sales: Clyde Hill 5-BR Gets $3.4M

Listed for: $3.478M Received: $3.43M Size: 5-BR, 4.75-bath, 5,545 sf. Location: 9723 NE 13th Street, Clyde Hill The Skinny: Last sold in 2014 for $3.128M, this luxury home features an open-circular floor plan with a guest suite and office on the main floor. There’s a wall of retractable glass doors that leads to covered outdoor … More Last Week’s Biggest Sales: Clyde Hill 5-BR Gets $3.4M