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Fall Home Tour 2012

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Welcome to Issaquah and Sammamish Discover Issaquah and Sammamish communities while you visit five open feature homes this weekend. Watch for distinctive directional signs to aid you as you go. Dreaming of a gourmet kitchen, friendly neighbors, nearby parks, or a home with a mountain view? The Fall Home Tour might have just what you’re looking for! Issaquah and Sammamish remain in high demand, thanks to top schools, well-designed neighborhoods, great local shopping and extensive cultural arts and festivals. Commuters find the I-90 corridor gives them easy access to Seattle. Two large Transit Centers have ample parking for bus riders. Maybe you are looking for a new

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home, or maybe you are just out to get new decorating and gardening ideas. Come on along and enjoy this FREE home tour.

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JUST REDUCED PRICE Sub-dividable 4+ acres, w/updated spacious home at the heart of Sammamish. Issaquah School District. Next to the city’s newest park. The home features a family room, that opens into the indoor pool/spa room, 4 large bedrooms and several other rooms. The lower level has a large recreation room and office space. 750 amp electrical service complements the garage-shop area. NWMLS# 207977. Available at $899,000. Susan Gerend 206-719-4663

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Pine Lake waterfront + potential further development of acreage. Updated 2 bdrm home w/detached 3+ car garage on 60 front ft. of western exposure, best Pine Lake waterfront. New paint, new sliders, new carpet, new flooring, new kit. appliances, and from the wall in - totally new full bathroom. Walk to Park & Ride w/Connector stop, restaurants, food stores and other amenities from excellent location. NWMLS#392892. Available at $750,000. Susan Gerend 206-719-4663


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Combine work and play at West Highlands Park • The Emerson Plan • 339 N.E. Denny Way, Issaquah • $464,950 • 4 bedrooms, 3.25 baths • 2,167 square feet • Bennett Homes • Mark Winningham 206-226-5713 As aesthetically attractive as its Issaquah Highlands setting, The Emerson reaches even higher with a four-bedroom home design that ingeniously offers far more than meets the eye. This exceptional selection by award-winning Bennett Homes captures West Highland Park’s Cascade foothills spirit amid a neighborhood of breathtaking Lake Sammamish views and nature-graced amenities. Not one, but two community parks beguile neighbors with leisure, recreation and relaxation spaces. Balanced work-and-play living is easily accessible to the I-90 corridor.

This balance in The Emerson begins at its quiet courtyard just steps from the home’s classic, covered front porch. Entry to the home’s two-car garage is sheltered on its opposite side — and conveniently offers a separate, private access to the kitchen. Through the home’s foyer, meanwhile, guests arrive at the apex of its main-level living: the kitchen’s gourmet-suited kitchen — with Grohe plumbing fixtures, European concealedhinge cabinetry, Frigidaire stainless steel appliances and granite countertops — all complemented by a stylish service bar/island. From here, the home’s dining room is framed by grand picture windows and partially sequestered from the easy-living comfort of the great room. Warmth from the great room’s corner fireplace casts a relaxing glow throughout. Up the staircase, the conve-

nience of fresh laundry amenities is discreetly tucked into a utilities closet. Around the corner, a hallway leads to the sophisticated master suite — and a second bedroom suite with its own personal bathroom — defining the quieter tempo of

this middle level. Homebuyers unwind in their own sleeping quarters, access their wardrobe via a full walk-in closet and reserve bathing sanctuary in their artfully-appointed master bath complete with dual-sink vanity, separate soaking tub, walk-in shower and private commode room. Ascending the staircase again, two more bedrooms — both with their own walk-in-closets — offering the home an additional degree of privacy and independence on the top level. When complemented by its superb interior design and lighting, four-star Built Green energy efficiency and inspired natural setting, The Emerson creates a complete home. Driving directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 18 and go north on Highlands Drive. Turn left at N.E. High Street and proceed to the community.

The Dakota offers vast views of the lake and valley • 869 3rd Place N.E., Issaquah • $669,950 • 4 bedrooms, 3.25 baths • 2,877 square feet • Bennett Homes • Mark Winningham 206-226-5713 Sweeping ridgetop vistas with scenes of shimmering Lake Sammamish are only part of the reward designed directly into The Dakota — a West Highlands Park exclusive by award-winning Bennett Homes. Even alpine-edge breezes stop to take notice of its panoramic Issaquah Highlands setting: unparalleled views surrounding by the boundless leisure, recreation and relaxation space of two community parks — all immersed in fresh Cascade air. Living

and playing within the privacy of The Dakota and surrounding Issaquah Highlands is as close as its easy access to the Interstate 90 corridor. As if this outdoor space wasn’t enough, The Dakota is filled with three levels of practical and entertaining volume. Paired with the home’s tastefully land-

scaped streetscape, classic columns define the welcoming tone into the main-level foyer. Beyond this intimate entry and through the privacy of its central hallway, limitless lifestyle opportunities take center stage. Stylish finishes — from Grohe plumbing fixtures and European concealed-hinge cabinetry

to Frigidaire stainless steel appliances and granite countertops — complement the epicurean kitchen and guest-worthy service bar/island. With seamless expansion, this segues into the home’s dining and great rooms — each as ready for formal entertaining as they are for evenings of quiet comfort. Above the loft-style staircase on the upper level, three bedrooms — including the prestigious master suite — enjoy their own sense of privacy just steps from the convenient clean laundry amenities. Homeowners relax in their own spacious sleeping quarters via grand French doors. This suite is quietly sequestered from its full walk-in wardrobe closet on one side, and gracious bath suite —

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complete with designed finishes to the dual-sink vanity, separate soaking tub, walk-in shower and private commode room — to the other. Not one but two decks enhance the outdoor livability in The Dakota. Separate decks off the master suite and the dining room offer their own sanctuary, while creating a covered patio respite below on the home’s lower level. Just steps inside, a fourth bedroom — and an enormous recreation room with stunning views — enhance The Dakota’s versatility. Driving directions: From Interstate 90, take exit 18 and go north on Highlands Drive. Continue up hill and turn left on Northeast High Street.


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The Woods at Beaver Lake offers distinctive living • 2871 258th Pl. S.E., Sammamish, Lot#11 • $642,900 • 3 bedrooms, 2.75 baths • 2,668 square feet • Steve Burnstead Construction LLC, built by Sequoia LLC • John L. Scott /HWP Kathleen Pennington 425-890-2122 At a time when variety matters, in a place where nature is revered, The Woods at Beaver Lake is taking distinctive living to the next level. Within its sylvan setting atop the Sammamish plateau, this collection of two- and three-level homes invites guests to tour and linger over the diversity of home designs introduced and created especially for The Woods. “This is what sets us

apart. It’s what distinguishes each and every one of our homes from what others are doing,” said Kathleen Pennington, community sales manager. “If you haven’t been here, I’m not sure you can truly appreciate the incredible range of full custom finishes and incredibly livable space that each home has to offer,” Pennington said. “The Woods at Beaver Lake is for people who want a destination neighborhood combined with that serene, secure sense of unique arrival at your own front door.” The traditional Canton two-story home is situated on a greenbelt and is a stunning design that reflects traditional Northwest values. Inside, on the main floor,

and large walk-in closet. With 54 natural acres to explore, Beaver Lake Park is a popular place for all types of outdoor recreation. The Woods is situated in the award-winning Issaquah School District. Model homes are open Saturday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find home designs from 2,500 to 3,900+ square feet starting in the mid $600s up to $800s. 10-foot ceilings bring volume to all living spaces. A large great room with boxed detailed ceiling, large stone and wood detailed fireplace and built-in cabinets open onto a well-appointed chef’s kitchen featuring custom cabinets, slab counters, a spacious island, and a large infor-

mal dining area. A classic den with French doors and wainscot paneling greets you as you enter the home. Upstairs features an open rail overlooking the entry, spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling; a spacious bath with large soaking tub and separate shower, custom vanity

Driving directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 18 and go north on Highlands Drive Continue to Southeast Issaquah Fall City Road and turn right; this becomes Duthie Hill Road. Turn left at Beaver Lake Road/ Southeast 32nd Street. Turn right onto Beaver Lake Drive Southeast and then right on Southeast 30th.

The Bridges at Talus links directly to mountain trails • 2429 N.W. Stoney Creek Drive, Issaquah • $619,900 • 3 bedroom, 2.75 baths • 2,263 square feet • Steve Burnstead Construction LLC, built by The Bridges at Talus LLC • John L. Scott /HWP Zack Hill 425-392-2960 Above the alpine-edge threshold to The Bridges at Talus, blankets of snow glisten atop the mountain peaks outlining this upper Issaquah neighborhood. Begin your own exploration of 200 miles of trails within Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and Squak and Tiger mountains from The Bridges’ own direct trail link. The surrounding 20,000 acres of

protected forest sanctuary is considered the largest urban wilderness in the nation. “Our homeowners love our mountain surroundings. They love this lodge feel. They love the way each home becomes its own gateway to their personal sanctuary,” said Zack Hill, community sales manager.

Just a quick walk away from serene hikes and a quick drive to downhill and cross-country skiing, The Bridges at Talus also puts commuters and shoppers within a 20-minute drive to Bellevue. Highly detailed masonry captures a “unique mountain lodge exterior design,

with cedar details and extensive use of cultured stone,” said Hill. “Our homeowners’ association handles yard care, so these easy-maintenance homes are ideal for active people who just want to lock up and go.” The Blackcomb home offers three bedrooms, a den and 2.5 baths featuring a spacious kitchen with granite slab islands and countertops, fullheight tile backsplashes and stainless steel undermount kitchen sinks that are as attractive as they are efficient. Custom molding and wide-plank prefinished hardwood flooring compliment stainless steel GE appliances. Home offerings at this location range from three-level floor plans in the custom series,

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featuring 2,691 to more than 3,263 square feet, to executive series selections with 1,850 to 2,586 square feet. This outstanding community is ready to serve your recreational, business, educational and cultural lifestyle! There is a home plan for every lifestyle; pricing begins in the low $500s. Come preview your new home this weekend, and see for yourself why The Bridges is selling homes at a record pace, open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Driving Directions: From Interstate 90 East, take Exit 15 and go south on state Route 900 for one mile. Turn right onto Talus Drive. Turn left onto Shangri-La Way Northwest, and follow the signs to the model home.


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Centerra at Talus townhomes have financing plan • 2183 N.W. Talus Dr, Issaquah • $279,990 • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths • 1,221 square feet • Daniel Poach, 425-391-5317 Sales of phase three at Centerra at Talus are underway, and the opportunity to purchase a townhome in the second phase, where only three homes remain for sale, is coming to a close. The neighborhood of two- and three-bedroom townhomes, located above Issaquah’s Gilman Village in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, is surrounded by 20,000 acres of wooded natural beauty with nearly 200 miles of hiking trails and over 400 acres of green space.

All of Centerra’s two- and three- bedroom designs include two-car garages, and some also have flex rooms and extra storage or shop space. Interiors feature nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors on the main living level, stainless steel kitchen appliance packages with gas cooktops, Shaker cabinetry and porcelain tile countertops. Currently, Intracorp is offering the last three homes in phase two starting at $279,990. “Not only can you tour our model home, it’s now available to purchase, complete with designer accent walls, upgraded lighting, painted garage floor and a stainless steel refrigerator,” said Jeff Smallwood, vice president

of marketing and sales for Intracorp, the community’s developer. “We’ve had six homes sell in four weeks. The three homes that remain in phase two will not last. “Many qualified buyers don’t realize they can get a 30-year fixed mortgage with only 5 percent down and rates as low as 3.5

percent. “We compared the monthly payments offered by our financing programs to area rents and found that buyers can save up to $500 a month by buying a home at Centerra instead of renting,” he added. Centerra at Talus borders the Cougar Mountain Regional

Wildland Park, one of the largest urban wild lands in the country. Just down the hill from the community is Issaquah’s Gilman Village, which features specialty boutiques, restaurants and services, as well as a transit center for commuters. “With the pre-sale demand for phase three homes heating up, you will want to take advantage of the values we are offering in phase two,” said Smallwood. “When they are gone, they are gone.” Driving directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 15 at State Route 900/IssaquahRenton Road exit 15 and go south about one mile. Turn right on Talus Drive. Go up the hill about .6 mile. Centerra will be on your left.


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