A First-Time Homeowner Hits the Jackpot With This Craftsman Gem — House Tour

Name: Hayley FrancisLocation: Roosevelt — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 1,800 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years, owned When Hayley Francis set out in search of her dream home in Seattle during the summer of 2015, she did so toting a wishlist of charming must-haves: checkerboard black and white tile floors in the kitchen, hardwoods throughout, and a classic Craftsman style. And, in the midst of a rapidly rising and highly competitive housing market, she was lucky enough to land a house in Seattle’s desirable Roosevelt neighborhood that checked off all of the boxes on her list— and then some! She had effectively Read More

Food Blogger Gaby Dalkin's Seattle Home Is Perfect for Entertaining — House Tour

Name: Gaby DalkinLocation: Lower Queen Anne — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 2,000 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, owned “I love the Seattle house!” I had just wrapped up shooting food blogger Gaby Dalkin’s lower Queen Anne townhome when she let out that statement with a serene smile. Knowing Gaby is a California girl to the core—even building a business around California-inspired food on her blog, What’s Gaby Cooking—it warmed the heart of this Seattleite to see that she truly seems to have found a place in hers for The Emerald City. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Oprah Buys 43-Acre Pacific Northwest Island Estate for $8.28M

The rumors have been confirmed: Puget Sound is getting a new celebrity resident. Oprah Winfrey just picked up an $8.275 million estate on Orcas Island in the San Juan archipelago, halfway between Seattle and Vancouver—the first Pacific Northwest property for the billionaire media mogul and her burgeoning real estate empire. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Candy-Colored Seattle Studio — House Tour

Name: SukiLocation: Queen Anne — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 677 square feetYears lived in: Owned 9 months Before she started decorating, Seattle homeowner Suki set out to create a space that felt like a vacation home, which worked out nicely for me since it was an especially gloomy day the afternoon I showed up to snap some pictures. I was desperately in need of a mini getaway and Suki’s condo totally delivered. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Amazon May Open Up to 6 More Cashierless Stores in 2018

Rumors are swirling that Amazon may be opening up more locations of their cashier-less convenience stores, Amazon Go, this year. The first location is a rousing success so it makes sense that the company may be eying expansion in its ever growing quest for grocery related dominance. The store made headlines for its AI reliant technology and slightly delayed opening day. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Seattle Jewelry Designer's Paris-Inspired Studio — House Tour

Name: KimLocation: Capitol Hill — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 650 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, renting Having great style kinda comes with the territory when you’re a successful jewelry maker (and the owner of a business like Fresh Tangerine), but Kim has a particular brand that you just don’t see very often. She describes her home’s look as quirky Parisian with some PNW cozy mixed in. And it’s so true! Her style is almost collage-like — pulling together a bunch of things she loves with meaning, and that also give off a welcoming warmth. The fact that these items resonate with Read More

A Young Family's Cozy, Small Seattle Craftsman — House Tour

Name: Anna, Jason and FreddyLocation: Ballard — Seattle, Washington Size: 600 square feetYears lived in: 5 years, owned After buying their Seattle home five years ago, Anna and Jason spent about two years updating elements that likely hadn’t changed in decades — all new windows, refurbished kitchen counters, new paint throughout — and the list goes on. Then when they knew their little guy Freddy was on the way, another transformation of sorts had to happen: Making room for a new baby in a one-bedroom, 600-square foot house. Anna was inspired by a house tour she’d seen on Apartment Therapy Read More

A Small Seattle Studio That Looks Much Larger Than It Is — House Tour

Name: Angel and BenLocation: Fremont — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 580 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting The first thing you notice when walking into Angel and Ben’s Fremont studio is the huge floor-to-ceiling windows at the far end of the space, letting light pour into their living area. And the giant floor plant sitting by the Juliet balcony makes it feel like the outside is spilling in, tricking the eye into adding extra square footage to this less-than-600-square-foot Fremont apartment. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Graphic Designer's Collected Seattle Home — House Tour

Name: JordanLocation: Capitol Hill — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, renting A friend of Jordan’s once called her a professional appreciator, and that is just exactly the right title to give this creative force of a woman. She’s a freelance graphic designer, but I first knew of Jordan as a source of restaurant recommendations via her Instagram account, Local Trove (there are so many great spots in Capitol Hill that it’s tough to keep track — it’s important to have sources on the inside). Soon, I came to think of her as a source for great Read More