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free drive yourself tour of 7 open houses sat & sun april 27-28 ~ 1-5 pm each day

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Spring Home Tour 2013

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Welcome to Issaquah and Sammamish! Dreaming of a gourmet kitchen, friendly neighbors, nearby parks, or a home with a mountain view? The Annual Spring Home Tour might have just what you’re looking for! Discover Issaquah and Sammamish communities while you visit seven open feature homes this weekend. Issaquah and Sammamish neighborhoods remain in high demand, thanks to top-ranked schools in the Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts, great local shopping, dining, live theatre, historic interest and extensive cultural arts and festivals. County and state parks augment city parks to offer extensive hiking trails, swimming,

fishing, boating and sports fields. Commuters find the I-90 corridor gives them easy access to Seattle or the Cascade Mountains. Two large Transit Centers and auxiliary Park & Ride lots have ample parking for Metro bus riders. Maybe you are looking for a new home, or maybe you are just out to get new decorating and gardening ideas. Come on along and enjoy this FREE home tour. Watch for distinctive directional signs to aid you as you go.




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Completely upgraded home offers the best of Issaquah living

• 13005 205th Pl. S.E., Issaquah • $659,000 • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths + den • 2,734 square feet • Windermere Real Estate East Inc. Susan Gerend, 206-719-4663 Welcome to the sophisti-

cated village-neighborhood of South Firs, constructed by noted Northwest builder Burnstead Construction. The enchanting homes of South Firs are privately positioned on lots ranging from half acre to 3.5 acres. Pride of ownership is evident as soon as you pass through the entrance monuments to the

intimate neighborhood streets. As you approach this featured Home Tour property, you’ll notice it stands out, basking in a southwest exposure, yet privately positioned off a circular driveway. A majestic grove of trees greets you at the entrance to this spacious, shy-acre lot. Once inside this “updated to beyond new” home, note

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how every window shares exquisite views of the park-like yard. With four bedrooms, 2.5 new baths and a den, this floor plan offers lots of private space. The updated light-filled kitchen features new maple cabinets, new granite counters with tile backsplash, a new JennAir Pro Series, stainless refrigerator and microwave. The walk-in pantry has new organizers and a glass door. The granite countered island provides additional storage and workspace. Each of the bathrooms is new from floor to ceiling. The

hardwood floors throughout the home have been refinished. The only carpet is new, located on the stairs and in the playroom/closet area of one of the bedrooms. All interior walls, ceilings and millwork have been recently painted. Even the light fixtures are all new! French doors open into the large den with a wall of builtin bookcases and work station. The redesigned yard is serviced by a 12-zone sprinkler system and offers the space to enjoy a variety of playfield activities, including the threeswing platform playhouse with

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Spacious, shy-acre lot in the sophisticated village neighborhood of South Firs. Totally updated to “beyond new”, this home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a den in over 2,700 square feet. Fresh hardwood floors are throughout. The expansive sprinkled yard is “park-like”! This property is “Turn-Key” ready for you, to call Home! Available at $659,000 13005 205th Pl SE, Issaquah 98027



Spring Home Tour 2013 slide. Outdoor entertaining can spread beyond the expansive bricked patio onto the welcoming lawn areas. South Firs’ ideal location is in the highlyregarded Issaquah School District, just minutes

to historic downtown Issaquah, close to Bellevue and Seattle and a convenient drive from SeaTac airport. Driving directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 17 and go south

on Front Street (becomes Issaquah-Hobart Road) for about four miles. Turn right at the light at Southeast May Valley Road. Turn right on 207th Avenue Southeast into South Firs and follow the signs.


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2 The Bridges at Talus offers access to I-90 and hiking trails


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2200 N.W. Stoney Creek Drive, Issaquah, Lot #94 $554,900 3 bedrooms + den + 2.75 baths 1,850 square feet Steve Burnstead Construction LLC, built by The Bridges at Talus LLC John L. Scott / HWP Janet Truesdell, 425-772-7726

Above the alpine-edge threshold to The Bridges at Talus, blankets of snow glisten atop the mountain peaks

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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. Current homeowners love the mountain surroundings, the lodge style of the community as well as the way each home becomes it’s own gateway to their personal

sanctuary. 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,” says Janet Truesdell, community manager. “The homeowners’ association handles yard care, so these easy-maintenance homes are ideal for active people who just want to lock up and go.” The “Powderhorn” home offers three bedrooms, a den and 2.75 baths featuring a spacious kitchen with granite slab islands and countertops, full-height 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 range from three-level floor plans in the

Custom Series, 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 mid 500s. Come preview your new home this weekend, and see for yourself why The Bridges is

selling homes at a record pace, open Saturday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

island, and a large informal dining area, and a classic den with French doors. Upstairs features a spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling; a spacious bath with large soaking tub and separate shower, custom vanity and large walk-in closet. Downstairs features a generous recreational room, a media room and a fourth bedroom. 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. Open Saturday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 6

p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Find home designs from 2,500 to over 3,900 square feet starting in the high $600s up to $800s.

Driving Directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 15 and go south on state Route 900 for about one mile, turning right onto Talus Drive. Turn left onto Shangri-La Way Northwest, and follow the signs to the model home.

Woods at Beaver Lake offers quality homes, serenity 3 • 2880 259th Pl. S.E., Sammamish, Lot #29 • $749,900 • 4 bedroom + den + Rec Room + loft + media room + 3.5 baths • 3,302 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,” says community sales manager Kathleen Pennington. “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 says. “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 “Tauton” two-story home with basement is a

stunning design that reflects traditional Northwest values. Inside, on the main floor, 10-foot ceilings bring volume to all living spaces. A large family 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

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, then right onto Beaver Lake Drive Southeast and right on Southeast 30th. Community is at the end of the street.



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The Rogue House offers unique styling with energy efficiency

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1788 Harrison Way N.E., Issaquah $1,788,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths 4,259 square feet Queen Anne Real Estate Garrett Kaiser, 206-403-3586 The Rogue House, presented by Avant Homes, LLC and built by custom home builder Noble Ridge Construction, Inc., sits atop the Issaquah Highlands in the custom lot

divisions of the Harrison Street neighborhood. Avant Homes enlisted the services of Elemental Design, LLC out of Seattle to bring a uniquely modern style to a neighborhood dominated primarily by craftsmen style or Northwest contemporary-style homes. “We called it the Rogue House because we felt like we had gone Rogue in the neighborhood.” The Rogue House is a 4-Star Built Green certified home that

offers unique and cutting edge modern styling rarely seen in our area and is a must see on the Home Tour. With polished concrete floors mixed with walnut hardwoods and even steel, the radiant heat throughout brings a warm touch to compliment the stylish Pedini Cabinets and Miele appliance package. With upgraded insulation, air sealing, low voltage lighting and a whole-house ventilation system, the Rogue House is on the forefront of energy effi-

ciency, boasting approximately 60% higher efficiency rating than a standard “built to code” home. Wired for whole-house automation through a Control 4™ system for lighting and sound, and with four entertaining decks, this is a great home for hosting your friends for the evening. And with plenty of parks, amenities, and a high-quality school system, the Issaquah Highlands is quickly becoming one of the best places to raise your family. As one of Noble Ridge Construction’s signature homes, the Rogue House brings the highest quality and unique styling that will fill your archi-

tectural appetite. This is a truly distinctive home that will leave you wanting more. Look for more Avant Homes, LLC and Noble Ridge Construction, Inc collaborations coming soon. For Custom Lot information in the Harrison Street neighborhood contact Mark Shark at 206-851-8516. Driving directions: From Interstate 90, take exit 18 and go north on Highlands Drive. Turn right on Northeast Federal Drive. Turn right on 30th Avenue Northeast. Turn left onto Northeast Harrison Street, then left onto Northeast Harrison Way Northeast.

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Sunset Walk townhouses offer the best of urban living

•1395 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah • $377,990 • 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths • 1,460 square feet • Builder: Pulte Homes Linda Frost, 425-391-5932 “Life tested,” Pulte Homes has always offered high quality homes that effortlessly meet the needs of its owners. Sunset

Walk at Issaquah Highlands is no exception. These townhouses seamlessly support the needs of the new urban family and the “Lock-N-Go” lifestyle. Nestled at the bottom of Issaquah Highlands and in the mix of it all, the amenities of the Highlands are just a block away from your front door. The contemporary design, bold colors of the building’s façade and private courtyards

support a modern lifestyle and industrial aesthetic. This effortlessly translates into the interiors of each plan. The layout of the first floor of the Residence One plan is stylish and boasts versatility with the open concept design. With no obstruction of walls, each space melds into the next, making it conducive for mingling cocktail parties or watching the children while whipping up a snack in the kitchen. The nine foot ceiling height gives an airy feel to the

main floor which extends to the second floor. The interior space is flooded with light from the numerous large windows on both floors. High-end finishes of the kitchen are articulated through slab granite countertops, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and a gas range. Hardwood floors extend throughout the first floor. Echoing the theme of versatility, a large island anchors the kitchen’s layout making a perfect setting for prep and buffets.

A few convenient steps lead to a powder room with pedestal sink and two car garage with ample space for seasonal and interim storage. Upstairs is the conveniently located laundry room and a nook perfect for a mini workstation. On either end of the second floor are dual owner’s suites, each featuring luxurious baths with walk-in closets. Location counts. Go 20-30 miles in either direction along Interstate 90 to ski the slopes at Snoqualmie Pass or shop in downtown Seattle. In the Highlands, you’re never short of activities, from family activities, extensive trails, dining, shopping to- movies at the soon be open movie-plex. As part of Issaquah School District, residents benefit from being a part of a nationally recognized system. Driving Directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 18 and go north on Highlands Drive. Go right on Northeast Federal Drive and continue to Northeast Park Drive. Sunset Walk is on your right.

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9321 Nye Ave S.E., Snoqualmie $666,990 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths 3,386 square feet Pulte Homes Karen Schaumann or Patti Jorgensen, 425-831-0425 Pulte’s commitment to producing high-end homes is personified in the Eagle Pointe community, just seven miles east of Issaquah. From the low energy, dual-pane vinyl windows to the granite slab countertops and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, meticulous detail is spent on each element. The craftsman style homes give warmth and charm, evoking nostalgia reminiscent of a classic American neighborhood. True to Pulte’s motto of building “Life Tested” homes, every component of a floor plan functions in alignment with a family’s everyday lifestyle. In the sprawling Sequoia home, the open concept first floor is fitting for a modern family. Each space flows seamlessly into another, creating versatility and functionality. The expansive granite kitchen island is in perfect view of the Great Room

and Planning Center, enabling parents to keep a watchful eye on little ones. High-end finishes canvas the first floor, from the rich Kona Contemporary kitchen cabinets to the premium grade ceiling-mounted sound system. Bringing formality to the home is a proper dining room and butler’s pantry. The nine-foot ceilings on both floors provide an airy feel. Four bedrooms are nestled on the second floor, which includes a spacious Owner’s Suite. The luxurious finishes of the bath and expansive walk-in closet provide the perfect sanctuary and a second floor loft provides space for escape. Rounding out the second floor bedrooms on the

second floor is a guest suite with dedicated full bath. Living on The Ridge, you’re surrounded by snowcapped mountains and forests of evergreens. The air is always crisp and clean, tranquil. It will seem like you’re light years away from the hustle of Seattle. Going east on Interstate 90, the powdery slopes of Snoqualmie Pass are just 30 minutes. The Ridge amenities like restaurants, retail and shopping are just down the street.

With Mount Si right outside your door, there are numerous trails and outdoor activities, and a soon-to-bebuilt multi-million dollar community park will be just a walk away. Driving Directions: From Interstate 90, take Exit 25 and go north on Snoqualmie Parkway/ Highway 18. Drive about half a mile and turn left onto Southeast Jacobia Street. Take a left onto Frontier Avenue, then right on Nye Avenue Southeast.

Bentley house is expansive, inside and out... COME SEE FOR YOURSELF DURING THE SPRING HOME TOUR!

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• Top-of-the-line, custom home-quality interior finishes (gas range, oversized refrigerators, front-load laundry, granite countertops, solid wood cabinets, solid core doors). • All inclusive amenities (fitness club, sports room, community great room, fenced dog run, rooftop view deck & more) created for your lifestyle. • Premier West Issaquah location with easy access to Downtown Seattle & Bellevue via I-90. • New, concrete and steel, energy efficient & gated building. • Professional management in a boutique-sized building offering the standard of living you desire.






The residences at Bentley House were built with custom finishes and appliances that will exceed your expectations:


• Palatial floor plans (1262sf - 1860sf ) give you room to breathe • 9’ ceilings throughout (as high as 14’ in select living areas) • Hardwoods throughout the main living area • Extensive slab granite or quartz countertops • Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including gas cooktop • Solid core 8’ interior doors • State-of-the-art Mitsubishi heating/cooling system • Contemporary solid wood cabinetry with extra storage space • Fully tiled spa bathrooms with granite or quartz countertops

Bentley House 2700 NW Pine Cone Drive Issaquah, WA 98027