Edy Kizaki

7940 Delridge Wy SW, Seattle 98106

November 12, 2012 in West Seattle

Here is the second house we saw on the first day. This home is a “split level” and had 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It was built in 2008. It is on a smaller lot than the first one and has no usable back yard. The ceilings on the upper level are vaulted, there is a fireplace, and the master suite is very large. There is also a nice recreation extra room in the lower level.

Outside home looking up.

Entering front door.

Looking into foyer from front door; stairs go up and down.

Looking up stairs to living room / hallway.

Looking at living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace.

Fireplace in living room, also windows show view but it’s getting dark outside right now.

Looking in dining room from living room… note vaulted ceilings.

Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, and hardwood floor.

Kitchen.

Showing hardwood floor.

Standing at top of stairs looking down.

Looking down hallway toward bedrooms and bathroom.

Main Bathroom

In master looking at closet and bathroom door (ensuite bathroom)

Inside master bathroom, tub, shower, sink and toilet.

Going down to lower level where there are two more bedrooms (one with a huge closet), laundry room and garage.

Very large bedroom.

Full Bathroom on lower level.


Standing at main entrance looking back up to upper level of home.

Looking across street standing outside front door.

Edy Kizaki

8610 Delridge Way SW

November 11, 2012 in First Time Home Buyers, Seattle Real Estate for Sale, West Seattle

Hello World! This 4 bedroom 2 bath home in West Seattle was built in 1945 and has been redone carefully and with beautiful finishes such as hardwood, granite, beams, and a wonderful master suite As well as lovely finishes, this home has an exceptional back yard and large lot, making it a good candidate for investment as larger lots will hold value and appreciate more than smaller lots. The location is extremely close and convenient to South Seattle Community College. I have put this home photo tour up for the convenience of our clients who needed to see more photos and get a better idea of the floor plan. Sorry for any flaws in the photos as they were taken almost after dark and the light is not so great. But the home really shows up!

front of home seen from driveway

 

Approaching front door.

 

Front porch.

 

Walking toward front porch.

 

View of porch and ceiling of porch made of honey colored wood.

 

Front door.

 

Looking into living room standing outside front door.

 

Inside front door is stone tile entry.

 

Part of living room, with wood floor.

 

Looking from living room into dining room and kitchen. At right is hallway with two bedrooms.

 

Another angle still standing in living room, you can see dining room and the granite counter with bar stools, and beyond that is the kitchen.

 

Looking from dining room into kitchen.

 

Showing other side of kitchen with refrigerator, counter, and cabinets. In the back past the refrigerator is another doorway leading to bathroom, another large bedroom on this floor, stairs to master bedroom suite upstairs, and through bathroom are stairs to downstairs and a door out to the back yard.

 

 

First bedroom seen from doorway into room.

 

Closet in first bedroom, and on far left is doorway back into hall.

 

Standing in doorway of first bedroom looking across the hall into second bedroom.

 

Inside second bedroom.

 

There is a two-step up in this second bedroom, to an alcove with window into the backyard and also the closet.

 

Looking out the window of the second bedroom you can see a small bit of the back yard, which is large and well laid out with different areas.

 

Looking back at the door of the second bedroom from the window.

 

Going back into kitchen heading for back hallway.

 

Standing in kitchen looking out into back hallway… door to main bathroom is visible ahead.

 

Looking into main bathroom.

 

Standing in the hallway outside bathroom door. Ahead is door to third bedroom, and just to the right of that is stairway up to master suite.

 

Looking into third bedroom.

 

In the third bedroom (it is a large room with about twice the space of the first two bedrooms) looking at the window that looks out on the front yard.

 

Looking back in 3rd bedroom toward sliding glass doors that lead out to back yard patio. You can see entrance door is halfway down the room, and closet is over near sliding doors.

 

In the third bedroom looking into walk in closet. On the left is a set of sliding glass doors that goes out into the patio in the back yard.

 

In third bedroom looking out glass doors at patio.

 

Back in hallway looking up stairs to master suite (bedroom and bathroom).

 

This is taken standing at top of stairs on the little landing. To right is door to balcony overlooking back yard and to left is door to master suite.

 

Standing at top of stairs looking into large master bedroom with beautiful wood beam, and master bath and walk in closet.

 

Still standing at doorway looking into master suite. The window looks out on the front yard and the buildings outside are townhouses which are across Delridge Way.

 

Standing in master bedroom at door to private bathroom, looking at tile floors, large soaking tub and can see granite counters on sink.

 

Showing sink and tub with tile details.

 

Shows detail of granite counter of sink, as well as floor of bathroom.

 

Shows tile detail and showerhead in tub/shower area.

 

Looking out bathroom window just to see what condition roof is in. It looks in good condition.

 

Going back out master bath into master bedroom again. (You can see large closet ahead.)

 

Looking out master bedroom window at view of street and townhouses across street.

 

In Master looking back toward door, bathroom door, and closet door (standing next to window)

 

Going outside onto balcony overlooking back yard.

 

Showing balcony. Neighbor’s house visible in distance.

 

Looking at back yard from balcony.

 

Looking down from balcony to see tiled patio. Back yard is about 8 times as large as this section. I will go back tomorrow when I am doing the photos of the house we saw today and go down into lower level to show storage room.

 

I thought I had a few shots going back out but am not finding them at this time… will add them in the morning if I find them!  Otherwise will go back to this house tomorrow and get shots of those rooms too.

 

Tomorrow morning I will put up the photos of the other house on Delridge, and also the nice one we saw today that Nana liked.

Please send us any questions you have!

 

 

Edy Kizaki

Seattle Kids’ Activities – cheat sheet

February 1, 2011 in Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Magnolia, Markets, Montlake, Museums, Queen Anne, Seattle for Kids, Wallingford, West Seattle

We’ll be adding information and links, but here are a lot of resources in a quick cheat sheet format.  If you are looking for kids’ activities in Seattle including sightseeing and fun, even a few kid-friendly restaurants, here is our A-List!  We love living in this city and my 9 year old Daniel and I never run out of great things to do…just time!!  We want you to know how great the city is and look forward to coming here.  Or if you live here, please share your favorties with me too!  The Comments is open, folks!

A book I recommend is Seattle Mama’s Handbook, here is a review I did: Edy’s blog on  Books on Seattle, including Seattle Mama Handbook, also here’s A Good Book for Relocating.

Links I Like for Kids in Seattle:

http://familyfun.go.com/vacations/destinations/pacific-states-vacations/washington-vacations/seattle-a-natural-urban-getaway-712335/ Seattle for Kids

http://familyfun.go.com/vacations/the-tropics-near-seattles-space-needle-713133/ Butterfly Garden at the Space Needle…it’s in the Pacific Science Center

for fun, check out the Space Needle webcam!

City of Seattle Self-Guided Walking Tours

City of Seattle History and Culture of Seattle

Good site for Seattle Festivals

A Good List of Seattle Kid’s activiites and interesting spots includes:

Alki Beach (in summer though, but has a nice prominade if it’s a sunny day, or fly a kite if it’s windy) and famous Salty’s Restaurant at Alki (West Seattle)
Alki Kayak Tours (West Seattle, on Alki…open weekends starting in March)
Seattle Aquarium (on Alaskan Way, Seattle Waterfront)
Aqua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club (on Lake Washington, U District…kayak rentals and guided tours)
Bainbridge Island Day Trip…we love the Ferry ride to Bainbridge, and you can get off, walk around, have lunch, shop and explore, even stay till dinner ( take the Ferry from near the Aquarium on Alaskan Way)
Ballard Locks (Ballard)
Benaroya Hall Garden of Remembrance
Boat Ride in Puget Sound (sailing or cruise),
Boeing Museum of Flight (south and west of Qwest Field)
Seattle Bug Safari Bug Zoo (near Pike Place Market)
Burke Gillman Trail (goes all the way from Sammamish to Ballard…ride bikes?!  rollerblade??!!)
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (near UW)

Bus “Free Ride” Area in Seattle
Cal Anderson Park
(for smaller kids?)
Carkeek Park (has Environmental Learning Center)
Center for Wooden Boats, Lake Union (Eastlake)
Discovery Park (Magnolia)  This is the city’s largest park with over 11 miles of trails for walking, including on the Sound (go over the train tracks)

Experience Music Project & SciFi Museum, (back at Seattle Center) it’s great!!! Good cafe for lunch, too
Fremont Troll (and Rocket, and the Cut with Dinosaur Hedges Topiary),
Japanese Garden at the UW Arboretum
and another, Kubota Garden in South Seattle
Fisherman’s Terminal (Interlake/Magnolia)

Gasworks Park to climb and fly kites, good for long or short visit, also arrive early to get a place for fireworks July 4 and New Year’s Eve (Wallingford on Lake Union)
Golden Gardens Park (Ballard)
Green Lake is a 3 mile walk around the lake which is always a great activity, and there is a playground to run around (in the Green Lake neighborhood which also has tennis courts, sports fields, kayak lessons, and some well-know casual dining, or Duke’s Chowder House for a slightly more formal meal with 4 award-winning chowders and good fish) and kids’ menu).
Harbor Steps, Seattle (near SAM, the Art Museum)
International District Attractions
Klondike Gold Rush Park & Museum (downtown Seattle)

Log House Museum (West Seattle)  Birthplace of Seattle, roots & heritage of Native Americans
Matthews Beach Park (summer swimming…north of U District on Lake Washington)
Molly Moon’s ice cream/frozen custard shop in Capitol Hill (or try Peaks or Old School)
Monorail (downtown to Seattle Center)
Mt. Baker Park (Mt. Baker looking toward Bellevue on Lake Washington, has swimming)
Mount Baker Sailing and Rowing Center (on Lake Washington)
Museum of History and Industry (on Lake Washington in Montlake/U Dist)
Myrtle Edwards Park (Elliot Bay next to Olympic Sculpture Garden, great views of bay and Olympics)
Nordic Heritage Museum (Ballard)
Northwest Puppet Center (Maple Leaf north of the U District)
Olympic Sculpture Park (Elliot Bay)
Orca Whale Watching tour (San Juans)
Original Starbucks (at Pike Place Market)
Pacific Science Center (Seattle Center)
Pike Place Market,
Pioneer Square
Qwest Field Tour (near Alaskan Way…home to Seattle Seahawks)
SAFECO Field Tour (near Qwest Field…home to Seattle Mariners)
Salty’s Restaurant at Alki
School of Acrobatics and New Circus Acts (Georgetown)  video
Seattle Art Museum (SAM, above Alaskan Way)
Seattle Center
Seattle Center Skatepark
Seattle Central Library (amazing building, downtown)
Seattle Children’s Museum (it’s for younger kids, but Daniel still likes it, some fun computerized and art stuff, in Seattle Center)
Seattle Center House events,
Seattle Glass Blowing Studio (near Seattle Center)
Seattle Outdoor Markets (neighborhoods, some open year round, others are seasonal)
Smith Tower (8 blocks south of Pike Place Market in Free Ride zone)
Sno Parks for Snowmobiling (Washington)
Space Needle (you can eat at the Sky City restaurant on top, Dave and I did it for brunch, it’s great, revolves slowly and food was good!),

Theo Chocolate Factory Tour (need reservations, I did a blog on this once, will try to find it…it’s in Fremont)
Underground Tour (Pioneer Sqaure)
UW Arboretum also has great Family Programs
Vertical World Rock Climbing Gym (in Queen Ann down around Nickerson…also new facility being planned for 2011)
Volunteer Park Conservatory (Capitol Hill)
Waterfall Garden (Pioneer Square…secluded and beloved)
Wing Luke Museum (“The Wing”), International District
Woodland Park Zoo even though sometimes the animals hide, it is a good example of a modern, “green” zoo where the animals’ comfort is considered over that of the visitors, and has a cool parrot house where you can hold and or feed the birds, and a variety of exhibits…also a great indoor run/climb/play area which will be less crowded in the weekdays.  (Phinney Ridge, near Green Lake and Fremont)
World Spice (you like to cook, right?  kids can explore and sniff, you can stock up…)
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (near Acquarium on Alaskan Way)

All the Best,

Edy

Edy Kizaki

Edy Kizaki
Broker – Realtor®
Direct: 206.249.2914

eXp Realty
206-902-4371 fax
www.seattlecentric.com

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