Some Great Kirkland Area Links

July 11, 2006


Just click on the hyperlinks below for scads of Kirkland info. 

For my own benefit, as well as yours, I am going to list some links to my favorite Kirkland oriented places.  I may pop in a few Seattle ones as well.  I try to keep most real estate advice posts on my main site Ardell’s Seattle Area Real Estate Blog, so there are more ones of area interest.  Also check out Rain City Guide for additional writings on Seattle Area Real Estate by Ardell and others.

The Kirkland Downtown Association Site is chock full of current event info and other usefull info.

The events calendar on the City of Kirkland Official Site, fills in some blanks to the KDL one above.

The Wikipedia on Kirkland is a good overall info source, and the Wikipedia in general is a great reasource for most anything.  This link should provide a permanent link to today’s featured article on Microsoft.

If you are looking for property for sale in Kirkland, try my site for searching property for sale or this nifty site where you click on Washington and then double click on Seattle, then double click on Bellevue to find Kirkland.  These three City links will bring you to the newspapers for each area and the Kirkland link will give you access to Queen Anne and some other Seattle Neighborhoods as well.

This blog is clearly my favorite Kirkland Blog but it is getting much harder to find in the Search Engines for some reason than it was in the past.  So I’m putting a link to it here for both me and you.

We don’t have too many hotels in Kirkland, so I’ll post this link to the Woodmark and this one for short term rentals at The Villagio.  Actually more of my clients have stayed in Downtown at the Westwater just past the intersection of Lake and Central for short term needs, but I can’t find a good link to that.  So call me at 206-910-1000 if you want some info on that one or email me at


A famous house just came on market!

July 11, 2006


As I was driving home yesterday, I saw a for sale sign on this well known Kirkland House.  It was recently featured in Seattle Homes Magazine and was built in 2003.  It’s one of those homes you can’t miss as it is so completely different from other homes in Kirkland.  It has always been one of Kim’s favorites and surprisingly one of his daughter’s favorites as well.  Kim and his daughter did not grow up together, so it always amazes me when their tastes meld in that fashion.

I was hoping to go to and report back on Broker’s Open Houses tomorrow, but I have a home inspection scheduled at 10 a.m.  

I prefer to search better on msn than Google and my stats for my “regular” blog Ardell’s Seattle Area Real Estate Blog seem to be falling that way.  But a surprising number of people come through Yahoo Search even though I don’t seem to search there as well.  In any event, this paragraph is added to comply with Dustin’s advice on Rain City Guide this morning.

Tracking the High End in Kirkland Link

July 8, 2006


Click here for the July update of “Tracking the High End in Kirkland” series.  And don’t forget to visit the Wednesday Market while it’s here!!

Let’s track the market together.

June 2, 2006


UPDATE: Years of my Tracking the Market Stats are HERE in a sub-category of my Real Town blog.

Historic Landmark Building is “sold”

May 29, 2006

 Sears Building

I’m sure anyone interested in Kirkland is interested in this news item.  It’s a tremendous building at 701 Market.

It was listed for sale at $4,950,000.00 and is in escrow subject to inspection.  I invite you all to pull it up on the public sites, try click Eastside then Kirkland and put in the price to see additional photos which I am not permitted to display here per mls rules.  You can only see it before it goes pending.  Or email me at and I can email you the listing after it is pending or sold.   

Here is the mls description. National & State hist. reg. Joshua Sears 1891 brick bldg.Remodel in 1982 and again in 1996. Residential&Comml.Combined spaces total 10,500SF,14’ceilings.19car prkg w/2-car gar.Terry Hunziker designed penthouse.Quality materials/appls. Steel-wrapped staircase,hdwd flrs, skylit hallway,gas fpl,chef’s group kit.,w.cellar&priv.elev.7,000SF comml/off./rtl. space, fronting Market St.Zoned Comml.,currently office space&bkstore.

View from my Kirkland home

May 27, 2006

View from my window 

This is the view from my bedroom.  It brings me great joy at some unexpected times.  It takes my breath away and makes my day, no matter how many times I see it.  And the night view is even better.  Seattle Skyline, Space Needle to the right, and Mt. Rainer to the far left out of view of this photo.