"We worked with four other agents before meeting Scott and we'll never go back. Our experience with him was incomparable."
— Martha B. & Adam B.
NEW: Easy Elegance in Madrona
PENDING IN 7 DAYS: 1126 36th AVENUE, Seattle
Asking: $2,195,000 · 4 bedrooms · 3.5 baths · MLS 1517044
Photos and full details at 1126info.com
Just add life--all the work is done! Exquisitely renovated, this 1904 gracious lady embraces soul-expanding Bellevue-to-Rainier views. A 2005 renovation gutted and enlarged the home, lifted the roof, retrofitted for earthquake and added a 2-car garage. The result? Easy, open grace anchored by rock-solid construction and quality finishes. A full-height, walk-out, lower level guest suite adds possibilities. Two blocks from chic Madrona shops, eateries, tennis courts and bus lines, and a short stroll down to the beach.
NEW: Penthouse Style at Water’s Edge
SOLD IN 3 DAYS: 1631 E LAKE SAMMAMISH PL SE, Sammamish
Listed: $3,450,000 · Sold: $3,450,000 · MLS 1510279
Video tour, photos and full details at 1631.info
A highly curated custom remodel by Scott Allen brings the sophistication of penthouse living directly to the sunshine coast of Lake Sammamish. Step inside and discover an open assembly of living spaces so near the water, the sensation of being shipboard is inescapable. Restrained architectural volumes embrace a unique, bow-shaped 115 feet of prime low-bank waterfront, graced by decks, lush gardens and two docks. Co-Listed with Margo Allan.
Recent Sales & Client Stories
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The Best of Sea & City in Belltown
SOLD IN 32 DAYS: 2911 2ND AVE, #807, Seattle
Listed: $655,000 · Sold: $655,000 · MLS 1473996
Watch the ferries come and go as the weather rolls in over the bay. Craft cocktails or cook up a storm in the luxe super-sized kitchen. Dine on the deck with the sun setting over the Olympics. Details at Gallery807.info
The Story: Downtown condos in this price range slowed to average market times of 72 days with a glut of competition. Our strategy: present the property in like-new condition with targeted staging and marketing and start with a fair (but not low) price to position the unit strongly relative to the competition. Track feedback and showings meticulously to make micro-adjustments to our presentation while personally cultivating each interested party over time, feeding them information specific to their individual needs and desires. The result: a full price sale in less than half the average market time.
The Dream Factory
SOLD IN 7 DAYS: 4603 SUNNYSIDE AVE N, Seattle
Listed: $965,000 · Sold: $1,071,000 · MLS 1430170
Full of heart and good surprises, this 1918 Craftsman sits up on a prime, sunny Wallingford corner for privacy and light, ready to welcome new beginnings. Full details at 4603sunnyside.com
The Story: An estate with little cash and a dirty, cluttered, out-dated house to sell couldn’t afford to do the work we knew would maximize their returns. So we did it for them, managing everything and paying for it up front through our Compass Concierge Program. All the estate had to do was pay us back for repairs, cleaning and staging out of the proceeds at closing. The result: we were able to make all our top low-cost, high-leverage interventions to clear out the old and spark fresh dreams for buyers…which led to 7 offers and a sales price 11% over asking, with no contingencies. At the end of the day, we spent $23,000 to capture well over $100,000 in gains.
The Beach House in Disguise
SOLD IN 5 DAYS: 12631 NE 9TH PL, #C110, Bellevue
Listed: $385,000 · Sold: $407,750 · MLS 1415881
A condo that feels like a beach house! Completely renovated, including a Hammam-inspired bath and a terrace opening onto the lawns. Full details at HiddenCreek110.com
The Story: We helped our client buy this unit 19 years ago. Tenants had trashed it. Selling in its nearly unlivable condition would have been difficult and left money on the table. We gutted it and made all the design decisions to tap into current trends popular with the young buyer profile at a cost that allowed for handsome returns. The result? 3 offers and a sale 6% over asking with no contingencies, setting a new record for same-category units in the 5-building complex.
The Little Castle on Capitol Hill
The Happy House in Mt. Baker
Luminous Penthouse in Lower Queen Anne
SOLD in 11 days: 913B 14TH AVE, Seattle
Listed: $565,000 · Sold: $565,000 · MLS 1301227
Hiding at the heart of the action, a house and garden to call your own, tucked on a quiet laneway. Full details at Castle913.com.
This little castle is right-sized for complete independence without maintenance overwhelm, leaving you more time to enjoy the vibrant neighborhood. So park the car, step out the door and elevate your heart rate with all the uber-hip Pike/Pine area has to offer. Then return home to your own quiet domain.
SOLD in 7 days: 2509 34TH AVE S, Seattle
Listed: $1,295,000 · Sold: $1,300,000 · MLS 1301227
When a home has hosted happy lives, you can feel it. Full details at Baker2509.com.
Extensively remodeled 1921 home overflowing with good surprises from head to toe, indoors and out. Level alley access, lush gardens, privacy, tasteful finishes and an alarmingly chic, fully finished lower level. Prime location on one of Mt. Baker's most sought-after streets, where residents stay for decades. Walk to the park, shops, beach and light rail.
SOLD in 7 days: 501 ROY STREET, #M312, Seattle
Listed: $1,050,000 · Sold: $1,138,000 · MLS 1301262
Room to roller skate in this airy corner penthouse with distant concrete ceilings. Full details at Lumen312.com.
Step into the light. They say the architect of LUMEN designed this corner penthouse for himself, but never moved in. Instead, the current owners did, and it's never been on the market since. Until now. Relish the exquisite balance of private spaces and an open great-room just begging for cocktail parties against a backdrop of city lights. Walkable to everything.
Serenity & Action in Belltown
SOLD in 5 days: 2911 2ND AVE, #709, Seattle
Listed: $535,000 · Sold: $595,000 · MLS 1245427
Floating above Belltown with saltwater views. Live in a light box with floor to ceiling windows at the intersection of city and sea.
The Story: A tenant destroyed the floors but going through the lengthy approval process with the HOA to replace them would have caused us to miss our ideal market timing. So we made everything else fresh and crisp, brought in targeted staging and presented floor options as a seller credit…then marketed the heck out of the lifestyle and views. The result? 3 offers, a sale 11% over asking and the cherry on top: the buyer let the seller keep the floor credit, worth an additional $8,000.
The Perfect Capitol Hill Paradox
SOLD in 8 days: 1812A 11TH AVE, Seattle
Listed: $825,000 · Sold: $1,010,000 · MLS 1236560
Stillness at the heart of the action. Full details & 3D tour at 1812OnThePark.com
The Story: Balancing modern retreat with unparalleled access, this quiet town home was steps from light rail and the hottest spots in town. But how to position a 10-year-old property to compete for top dollar in a sea of new construction? Meticulous market prep to bring back the crisp freshness and current colors of "new". Then bring in target-buyer-specific staging to reference the hip, modern, urban styles our niche buyers love. Top it off with aggressive marketing to promote the neighborhood lifestyle as much as the unit itself. The result? 12 offers and a sales price 22.4% over asking.
Downtown Sky Home at Olive 8
SOLD in 9 days: 737 OLIVE WAY, #3408, Seattle
Listed: $845,000 · Sold: $880,000 · MLS 1186168
Elevate your lifestyle. Top-of-the-city views & well-stewarded luxury supported by hotel services.
The Story: A great layout on a high floor, but one side of the unit faced into an office building, disrupting privacy. We frosted the 'fishbowl' windows, transforming them into fully private, modern light panels, refocusing the eye out the windows with good views. We also used the owner's possessions to stage for clean sophistication and warmth. Targeting the Amazon explosion, marketing focused on the building's hotel amenities and its less-obvious but actually great micro-location walking distance to work and current leisure hot spots.
SOLD in 7 days: 712 RANDOLPH PLACE, Seattle
Listed: $1,750,000 · Sold: $2,041,000 · MLS 1155107
Step into the light. One-owner sky nest open to expansive lake, Rainier & Bellevue views, yet private from the street.
The Story: We worked for close to 6 months helping these sellers understand market conditions, transition out and prepare the home. Our signature merchandising and marketing injected energy into a slowing summer high-end market, creating a buzz around this home that resulted in 6 offers and a sale 16.6% above asking with a 2-week closing.
SOLD in 10 days: 4535 54TH AVENUE SW, Seattle
Listed: $1,095,000 · Sold: $1,400,000 · MLS 1130241
The Story: How do you sell a 'diamond in the rough' without making expensive and lengthy updates or getting into endless repair negotiations with buyers? Selective, highly strategic preparation of the home plus creative 'imagination sparkers' that help buyers see the dream as if it's already true (ask me about virtual remodels). The result? 9 offers, no contingencies and a sales price 28% over asking.
SOLD in 7 days: 702 FULLERTON AVENUE, Seattle
Listed: $1,600,000 · Sold: $1,758,000 · MLS 1143150
A block off the water and cantilevered out into inspiring views. An important, published example of Mid-Century Northwest Modernism.
The Story: Our meticulous preparation, careful pricing and a strategy to emphasize the architectural legacy resulted in tremendous attention from the market (including a feature on Curbed), and 6 offers. We could have sold for considerably more, but the sellers chose a lower all-cash offer with a one-week closing. It's good to have options.
The Gathering Place in Mt. Baker
SOLD in 7 days: 1715 36th Ave S, Seattle
Listed: $1,300,000 · Sold: $1,400,000 · MLS 1113585
Quintessential lake house with broad views and smashing indoor-outdoor flow for all your gatherings.
The Story: Selective market prep with a limited budget, staging the home with the owner's own things at no extra charge and nailing the lifestyle marketing resulted in a quick sale for top dollar.
Elegance on the Park in Bellevue
SOLD in 7 days: 10015 NE 4th St, #2001, Bellevue
Listed: $890,000 · Sold: $1,025,000 · MLS 1034168
The only private residences situated within Bellevue's Downtown Park.
The Story: We worked for several months to help the seller transition to retirement living, prepare the unit for market and strategize our positioning. The result? 12 offers and a sales price 15% over asking.
Mid-Century Retreat in Leschi
SOLD in 7 days: 3438 E Superior St, Seattle
Listed: $1,295,000 · Sold: $1,368,000 · MLS 777954
1965 custom build designed by Gordon Varey, AIA award winner and former Dean of the UW School of Architecture.
The Story: Our marketing of the architectural pedigree of the home resulted in a feature on Curbed. Our careful curation of the presentation of this unique home resulted in 3 offers.