In our newest ‘Home of the Week’ we move from a European inspired home in British Columbia to a waterfront treasure in picturesque Mercer Island, Washington.
Today just so happens to be Independence Day and the 237th birthday of our great nation: The United States of America. To celebrate what is arguably one of the most historic and important birthdays of all-time, let’s take a look at a few more of our favorite spaces in our country’s most famous home – The White House
Our newest ‘Home of the Week’ takes us away from last week’s gem in Hawaii to an ultra luxurious and lavish estate with views seemingly plucked right out of one of those postcards you find at tourist shops. Located in the prominent Faben Point community in Mercer Island, WA, words do little to capture the grandeur of this $16.7 million opulent home.
Welcome to baseball season. Sure March Madness has its Final Four still to come and the NBA is winding down its regular season, but this time of year is special for baseball. The Major League Baseball season has begun. Stadium across the country today are filled with hope and wonder as every team starts their season with the goal of winning a championship. While the outfield grass is trimmed and watered, as homeowners we’re doing much of the same as we’re prepping our lawns for mowing.
What a great time of the year! We are nearing Spring and the re-birth of so many things including baseball. But if you’re like me, this time of year is reserved for one thing only…March Madness! And we enter this special time with Gonzaga, a school of 4800, hidden away in Spokane, WA as the #1 team in college basketball. You might already know the story. Eighteen years ago, Gonzaga crashed the NCAA party and starting in 1999 began a string of 14 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament. They were once a school everyone rooted for. Today, they are the hunted at the top of the heap.
For those that live in areas that observe daylight savings, this weekend we will lose an hour of lives. It will be gone as we have to move our clocks forward an hour in this annual ritual that I’m not quite sure of the purpose of it. So to combat the losing of time, I thought we should look at some homes that mock the constraints of time. These properties are timeless. How do I know that? It says it right in their property description on coldwellbanker.com, and after you take a look at them, I’m pretty sure you’ll agree.
Home court advantage is a huge thing especially as we start getting down the wire with college basketball. Winning on the road is no easy task especially in conference play. Same goes for the NBA where every team wants to be able to play in front of their own fans, sleep in their own beds and have the comfort of a familiar court. To a basketball player, your home court is one of your favorite places to be. So why not have a basketball court for your home?
It’s January. It was 16 degrees out this morning when I started writing this. The furthest thing from my mind was going out for a swim. But if I didn’t have to go outside and could enjoy some swim time within the confines of my well heated home, now that’s a different story. So as I watch the snow gather on my lawn, I’m dreaming of a home where summer fun can be enjoyed year round with the luxury of an indoor pool. Here are the top five homes currently listed with Coldwell Banker: