Seattle Real Estate - Seattle Wa Real Estate

By: Adam Morien
Queen Anne Hill is one of the few places in the nation named after its architecture. In Seattle real estate terms, you'll know Victorian "Queen Annes" of the 1880s by their distinctive wraparound front porches, bold polychromatic paint schemes, highly ornamented shingles, curved gables, rounded turret towers, stacked windows, asymmetrical fronts and intricate carvings. Thanks to a passionate citizen's brigade, these houses have remained largely preserved, despite ongoing threats for new development.

Scattered amid the turn-of-the-century Seattle real estate, residents will also find the historic Century 21 Exposition grounds, situated at the edge of lower Queen Anne. Just before the 1962 Expo, one of Seattle's most famous landmarks - the 605 ft tall Space Needle - was erected. Today many of the "modern" buildings created in the 1960s stand as a historical snapshot and tourists can still amuse themselves on the monolithic Alweg Monorail, the Pacific Science Center and the Seattle Center House. Another world renowned building at the foot of Queen Anne Hill is the futuristic-looking Experience Music Project (museum of music) building that looks like something out of Disney's Epcot, with the monorail traveling right through its heart! EMP, an esteemed architectural wonder by Frank Gehry, was constructed for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and also houses the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Kerry Park is one of the best vantage points in Seattle WA real estate. Unobstructed views of Mount Rainier and the Space Needle can be viewed here. Just a fifteen minute walk away, picnickers enjoy fine cheese, crackers and wine at Kinnear Park. Residents say one of stellar features of the Queen Anne neighborhood is Proximity! The region is situated on a quaint hill and lavished in affluence so it feels like a cut above the rest - and yet, this Seattle real estate is a mere eleven minutes from downtown!

One of the most prized recent developments are the Queen Anne Condos, which were converted from an old high school, sparing no expense. With stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a breakfast island, Crown molding throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, a media room, en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closets, hardwood floors and million-dollar views, it's no surprise there are only 20 units of this coveted Seattle WA real estate left.

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