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$9.8M Oceanfront Blakely Island Paradise

Island paradise with 4 housing structures offering a combined 5,690 SQFT,                           5 Bedrooms and 5.75 Baths on this 2.24 acre coastline property 

 

 

 

Sit on the deck built around mature trees while watching Orcas play, sipping on your morning coffee. One of the 4 structures is the open floor-plan concept beach house that hugs the San Juan Islands coastline.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate broker Monica Ulmer says, “You can’t even build this close to the water anymore, you won’t find this anywhere else on the nearby islands.”

 

 

What’s a beach house without a floor to ceiling granite steam room? Spend the evening at a honey onyx bar, custom made in Seattle with a glass of wine from your 2,500-bottle wine cellar. Open the surrounding accordion glass walls to the stunning 180-degree views of the West with a sea-breeze.

 

 

 

Sand pails wont be the only beach toys you’ll be playing with! This property is considered four-in-one, you get to keep the ATV, Jeep Wrangler, and Ford pickup truck as well as the equipment in the airplane hangar.

This home comes fully furnished with artwork and dream-like sculptures and water features that play off the movement of the Puget Sound.

 

 

The estate features 4 housing structures with 400+ft of waterfront, all on a private 2.24 acres of pacific northwest paradise. See more photos on Monica’s website and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate

Agents Monica Ulmer at 206-619-6173 and Paul Poirier at 206-915-6881.

 

 

Local Events Weekend Planner: March 24-27, 2016

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
MARCH 24-27, 2016

 

EASTER EVENTS & EGG HUNTS

 

SEATTLE

BUNNY BOUNCE & EASTER BASKETS FOR THE ANIMALS
SAT  Woodland Park Zoo.

EGG HUNT & INDOOR ACTIVITIES
SAT  Seattle Pacific University.

FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
FRI  Van Asselt Community Center & Jefferson Community Center

ADDITIONAL SEATTLE AREA EGG HUNTS
FRI-SUN  Seattle Children’s Museum.
SAT  Lincoln Park.
FRI-SUN  Seattle Parks and Recreation. Alki Community Center, Deldridge Community Center, Hiawatha Community Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center, Jefferson Community Center, Rainier Community Center, Cal Anderson Park, Rainier Beach Community Center

 

BELLEVUE
 
EASTER SWING DANCE WORKSHOPS
FRI-SUN  Hyatt Regency. One of 12 worldwide NASDE events, 23 hours of workshops, private lessons and much more.

EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS
Through March 26th  Bellevue Square.

LUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY/EAGLES ANNUAL EGG HUNT
SAT  Bellevue Community Center. $3 admission includes a Bitty Bunny lunch and all activities.

 

KENT

EGG HUNT/EASTER BUNNY/SCAVENGER HUNT/FACE PAINTING
SAT  Kent Station.

COMMUNITY EGG HUNT
SAT  Riverview Community Church.

 

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY CONVENTION
FRI-SUN  Seattle Airport DoubleTree. Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States.

ANIME FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN  Washington State Convention Center: Round-the-clock festival of Japanese media, cultural arts, education and entertainment.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Through APR 17  5th Avenue Theatre. A musical journey celebrating the rock sensation and her biggest musical influences—trailblazers like Aretha Franklin & Etta James who inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends.
 
HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ
FRI  Paramount. Music-filled evening at Starbucks’ 21st Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, featuring performances by the award-winning jazz bands from Mount Si, Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Garfield and Roosevelt high schools.

MOISTURE FESTIVAL 2016
Through APR 13  Highly skilled performance mixed with many bizarre talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. Presented as a variety show, each act or artist performs his or her routine within a 3-15 minute time slot while being accompanied by a live show band.

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION PLAY
Through APR 10  Center Theatre @ Seattle Center; A delightfully heartbreaking comedy about a shocking topic that is both timeless and timely.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING 
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT  Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS
Through MAR 31 (excludes FRI and SAT eve)  Local Seattle and Eastside restaurants offer special deals on three-course meals during Dine Around Seattle. Lunch (if offered) $18, dinner $33, plus beverages and tip. Repeats in Nov.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS

ALL MONTH  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

BOAT TOUR

SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
ALL MONTH  Bellevue Art Museum. The exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, organized by Vitra Design Museum, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE

ALL MONTH  Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Batman vs Superman: Dawn
·         My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
·         April and the Extraordinary World
·         Born to be Blue
·         I Saw the Light
·         Rocky Handsome
·        They’re Watching
·         Valley of Love

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Feb. 4-7, 2016

 

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FEB. 4-7, 2016

 

SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURS-SAT  Good Shepherd Center:  A community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music, contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative music.

 

WINE TASTING
SAT  Porsche Bellevue. Sixth Annual Grand Tasting of Washington’s Premiere Cabernets.

 

THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
ALL MONTH  Bellevue Art Museum. The exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, organized by Vitra Design Museum, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades.

 

LATINO ART CLUB
SAT  Lynnwood Senior Center. Learn and create traditional Latino art forms.

 

LEGO MY LIBRARY
SAT  Puyallup Public Library. Lego builders let your imaginations go wild! Families are invited to participate in this FREE special story time program where young architects and engineers are invited to listen to great books and then build LEGO creations inspired by the stories.

 

NW PSYCHIC FAIR
SAT  Comfort Inn, Federal Way. For nearly 30 years the NW Psychic Fairs have presented the best intuitive healers, metaphysical readers and new age artists to the public. Thousands of people have browsed our jewelry, crystals and minerals, and arts and crafts booths. The fairs are a great opportunity to meet and chat with the best intuitive professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

 

FUNNY CORPORATE PLAY
Through FEB 21  5th Avenue, Seattle. From the corporate offices and the typing pools of the 1960s (think Mad Men) to the modern cubicle wars of today, this hysterical satire of Big Business is comedy at its finest.

 

PARAMOUNT THEATRE TOUR
SAT  Seattle: Free tours give the public a chance to learn more about this historic theatre while giving them a glimpse behind the scenes.

 

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

 

FANTASY CONVENTION
FRI-SUN  SeaTac Double Tree Hilton: Meet and listen to internationally acclaimed artists, authors and designers, all of whom are myth-inspired makers in a variety of popular media. Enjoy workshops, shopping, music from internationally acclaimed myth and folklore inspired bands.

 

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL
SAT  The Crocodile, Seattle. Enjoy Brazilian music while watching dancers in costumes.
 

PLAYWRIGHTS VS. POETS
FRI-SUN  The Erickson Theatre. Eight playwrights and eight poets are gathered, paired off then given a prompt to write toward in the form of a piece of visual art by a local artist.

 

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW
Through FEB 6  CenturyLink Field: West coast’s largest boat show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between!

 

MOZART PLAY

THURS Through FEB 21  Amadeus explodes with musical masterpieces and rich language, juxtaposing the petty with the transcendent in a celebration of human artistry, passion, and genius. Bathhouse Theatre.

 

JOHNNY CASH SHOW

FRI through FEB 22  Ring of Fire.” Drawn from the songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption. CenterStage Theatre Federal Way.

 

MY FAIR LADY

Through FEB 7  This beloved musical for the whole family is one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. Everett.

 

CRIMES OF THE HEART

WED Through FEB 28   Beth Henley’s brilliant dark comedy, called “a pure vein of Southern gothic humor” by The New York Times, is a 1981 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Set in the early 1970’s in rural Mississippi, 3 sisters reunite as all of them are facing loss and tragedies in their lives. Francis Gaudette Theatre, Issaquah.

 

LASER LIGHT SHOWS

ALL MONTH  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

 

BOAT TOUR

SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE

ALL MONTH  Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Hail, Caesar!
  • All Roads Lead to Rome
  • Misconduct
  • Regression
  • 600 Miles
  • Pride, Prejudice and Zombies
  • The Choice
  • The Club
  • The Pack
  • The Monkey King 2
  • Wildflower
  • Tumbledown

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Dec. 31-Jan. 3, 2016

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC. 31-JAN. 3, 2016

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SKYVIEW OBSERVATORY
THURS DEC 31  Watch the Space Needle’s fireworks from atop the city’s tallest building.

 

EMO MUSEUM NEW YEAR’S PARTY
THURS DEC 31  Under the Space Needle: Seattle’s largest New Year’s eve party, 3 performance stages, live bands, comedians, dancing and more!

 
NEW YEAR’S AT THE SPACE NEEDLE
THURS DEC 31  Enjoy a beautiful fireworks show from the tallest structure on earth. Indoor parties are sold out so dress warm and watch from the ground.

 
WAMU THEATRE NEW YEAR’S EVE
THURS DEC 31  Resolution goes far beyond the conventional, as it packed to the brim with the best theatrical performers and high-flying acrobats from all across the region along with a ton of live music.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA
THURS DEC 31  Hale’s Ales Palladium: Variety performance, dancing, laughter and appreciation of the good times are the themes of this grand New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Kids Ok.

 

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays.

 
NEW YEAR’S STREET SHOW
SAT-THURS DEC 26-31  Bellevue Way, 7pm nightly. Join in on the fantastic celebration featuring a display of brilliant lights, dancing drummers, characters and exciting music that will have everyone rocking to the beat all while festive bubbles fall from the sky.
 
FREE STATE PARKS
FRI JAN 1  Free access New Year’s Day to any of these 140 Washington State Parks.

 

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
FRI JAN 1  Warming refreshments will be served. While people wait for the plunge to kick off, there will be games, a photo booth & music.

 

NEW YEAR’S RUN/WALK
FRI JAN 1  Magnuson Park. 5K run/walk that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington just prior to the event finish line area. The post-race celebration includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21.

 

SOUND OF MUSIC
Through JAN 3  Experience this Broadway musical done as only The 5th can – with a full orchestra, stunning sets and costumes, and a stellar cast of Seattle favorites.
 
WILLY WONKA
Through JAN 3  SIFF Film Center. Bring your nose, your taste buds, and your sense of adventure as you tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all, made even more outrageous by Gene Wilder’s wonderfully eccentric performance.

 

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY
Through JAN 3  Benaroya Hall. Beethoven’s masterpiece for the ages is a wonderful way to end the year or begin the new one. The beauty and drama of the Ninth is alternately awe-inspiring and uplifting.

 

ICE SKATING
Through JAN 10  Bellevue: The region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends during the holidays.

 

NEW YEAR’S FUN RUN
FRI JAN 1  Meridian Valley Country Club, Kent. This untimed fun run is intended for families and individuals from throughout the community.

 

BOAT TOUR
SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

LIGHT DISPLAYS
Seattle Zoo:  http://www.zoo.org/wildlights
Tacoma Zoo:  http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=363
Bellevue:  http://www.gardendlights.org/
Federal Way:  https://www.wildwaves.com/holiday-with-lights/
Redmond:  http://www.redmondlights.com/

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
• Devil and Angel
• Anomalisa
• Yosemite
• The Hateful Eight

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Dec. 17-20, 2015

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC. 17-20, 2015

 

REINDEER & SANTA
DEC 15-23 
Visit Santa at the North Pole along with his reindeer & sleigh. The most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest. Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Zoo

HOLIDAY CHORUS
SAT-MON  Seattle Men’s Chorus presents beloved carols, soaring holiday classics, and the cheeky antics you expect from SMC. Seattle, Tacoma, Everett.

CRAFT FAIR
SAT-SUN Magnuson Park: Enjoy a weekend of buying handmade items, participating in hands-on workshops, and eating tasty treats from local vendors.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
FRI At Sweet Decadence Wind and Chocolate Bar in Renton, enjoy four premium wines paired with four artisan chocolates.

WINTERFEST
Through DEC 31  Enjoy ice skating, carolers, folk dancers, model trains & much more. Seattle Center.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays.

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
THURS  Winterlight: Songs of the Season features a jazz quartet and vocalist at SOMA Towers.

MODEL TRAINS & REINDEER
Nov 23-Dec 24  Watch model trains speed through snowy landscapes, visit reindeer, shop for seasonal plants, Christmas trees & much more! Swanson’s Nursery.

TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE!
Through Dec 19  Enjoy 3 episodes of this classic sci-fi TV show. Theater Schmeater.

NUTCRACKER BALLET
FRI Nov 27-Dec 28  48 dancers perform to PNB’s mighty orchestra in this timeless classic play. Seattle Center, McCall Hall.

OLYMPIC BALLET THEATRE’S NUTCRACKER
FRI-MON  Everett & Edmonds: Olympic Ballet Theatre’s exciting full-length production of the The Nutcracker.

BELLEVUE STREET SHOW
FRI Nov 27-Dec 24  Live toy soldier drummers, music, snow characters, glittering lights surrounded by falling snow every night along Bellevue Way. On the street between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL
Through DEC 27  Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

BOAT TOUR
SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Through FRI DEC 18  Bellevue, Kent, Leavenworth, Mt Vernon, Seattle & Tacoma:  This festive gala of music, dance, storytelling, juggling, and songs of the season brings warmth and joy into the heart of winter.

LIGHT DISPLAYS
Seattle Zoo:  http://www.zoo.org/wildlights
Tacoma Zoo:  http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=363
Bellevue:  http://www.gardendlights.org/
Federal Way:  https://www.wildwaves.com/holiday-with-lights/
Redmond:  http://www.redmondlights.com/

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
• Star Wars
• Alvin & The Chipmunks
• Sisters
• Dilwale
• Extraction
• Mojin: The Lost Legend
• Son of Saul

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle