The million dollar and up market in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood has been quite vibrant over the last 180 days. There have been 22 SOLD Queen Anne homes for sale in the MLS priced at over a million dollars. These Queen Anne luxury homes and historic homes have had a final sales price ranging from $1,011,060 to $2,700,000. The median price for these was $1,321,500 and they had an overall sale price to listing price percentage of 99.41% with a range of 87.53% to 112.86%. Ten of these sold Queen Anne homes went for over full price. Despite this, the average days on market was 81 days with 9 of these homes on the market for a week, one of them on the market for 32 days, one on for 42 days, and the rest of them on the market for anywhere from 76 days to 307 days.
One of the more impressive Queen Anne homes on the lower end of this million dollar and up price range was 357 Highland Dr. It was listed on the market for $1,050,000 and sold in 2 days for $1,185,000 (112.86% over list).
There is one pending feasibility property and two pending inspection Queen Anne homes currently. They are priced between $1,100,000 and $3,495,000. There are six pending Queen Anne homes in escrow at the moment, although that can change by the hour… These range in list price from $1,225,000 to $2,495,000 with a median price of $1,725,000 and all but one were on the market for far less than a month.
There are 14 Queen Anne homes for sale in the million dollar and up price range. These range in price from $1,195,000 to $11,500,000 with a median price of $2,499,000. You can find a lot of the stately homes on the Queen Anne South slope. Additionally if you are interested in Seattle historic mansions, then you should look at other neighborhoods as well as Queen Anne. There are many choices across the Puget Sound for Seattle Luxury Homes, but Queen Anne is always one of my first picks.
Queen Anne real estate has been pretty busy this year so far!
There have been some Queen Anne short sales and Queen Anne foreclosures, but thankfully for the most part they aren’t affecting our market as much as other Seattle neighborhoods are seeing an impact.
Single family Queen Anne residential sales – Queen Anne homes in this category: there are currently 87 Queen Anne homes for sale (excluding floating homes in Westlake) ranging from $289,950 to $7,200,000. The median price of a Queen Anne home for sale in the Seattle MLS right now is $769,950 and average dollar per square foot is $317.13. Interesting homes of note to me in this batch is the hugely remodeled Fred Betts House at 700 W Kinnear which you can view in it’s earlier state while being lived in by Mr. Betts here. The other real beauty is at 120 Prospect St – it reminds me so much of the Ballard Mansion! It is a gorgeous classical Georgian Colonial and right in the heart of the Southeast Slope and only a block and a half east of Queen Anne Ave. right before Prospect curves up into Bigelow.
Queen Anne Mansions & Queen Anne Boulevard – a couple notes: I love Queen Anne mansions and homes on Queen Anne Boulevard are unique to other Queen Anne homes in a couple different ways. Queen Anne Boulevard is a trail that covers many streets as it circles the picturesque crown of beautiful Queen Anne. Many of the homes that align Queen Anne Boulevard appear to have large yards, but the fact of that matter is that in some cases unsuspecting buyers (and agents for that matter) have purchased (or sold) a home on Queen Anne Boulevard only to find out that the new buyers do not actually own a large portion of the front yard.
Queen Anne Boulevard is part of the parks system and the land surrounding much of it is also public land. This was not a pleasant surprise I am sure for someone buying on the Boulevard and finding a jogger or walker resting in their flower bed, but the Boulevard has great benefits, too – think of it as living front row to one of Seattle’s great trail systems or living along the crown jewel of the neighborhood of Queen Anne.
Pending Queen Anne Homes for sale in The MLS: There are a few categories of Pending in the NWMLS so I will go over each. Pending Inspection is just how it sounds and there are 9 Queen Anne homes under contract ranging from $359,950 to $1,180,000 with a median price of $529,500 and an average days on market of 93. Pending BU is a status that is for homes pending and waiting to close, but for some reason the owner or agent is asking for a back up. This does not always mean that there is trouble with the first deal. In some cases it is a tactic of the listing agent to attract more potential buyers to sell other homes to (sorry I call it how it is since I have seen this first hand a few times while selling a particular property.). There are 2 Pending BU Queen Anne homes on the market in the low $400k range. The other homes that are pending are just waiting to close – they have gone through any potential inspections, etc. These range in price from $299,000 to $2,495,000 with a median price of $744,500 and average days on market of 37 days.
Sold Queen Anne Real estate in the MLS: These are Queen Anne sold homes in the last 30 days out of the NWMLS and compiled as they are above by me. Twelve Queen Anne homes for sale in the MLS have sold in the last 30 days – these are single family homes and do not include Queen Anne co-ops and condos. These sold homes which have closed in escrow range in sales price from $472,500 to $1,515,000 with a median sales price of $777,500. They wer eon the market an average of 74 days with a low of 4 and high of 211.
Let us know if you need help buying or selling Queen Anne real estate. We are happy to help you get your Queen Anne home ready for the market so that it will be included in these sales numbers in the future:) As you can see from the numbers above, Queen Anne homes for sale come in all ranges and there is no clear trend as to what is selling except for price , condition, marketing, and presentation. Contact us here: Queen Anne Realtors
Yesterday we visited two sets of great grandparents on Bainbridge Island and I got the chance to talk to my husband’s Grandfather about growing up on Queen Anne. It is funny because the two houses he grew up in are on the historic registry and his gandfather’s house is also on the historic registry. Unfortunately, his “Uncle Joe’s” Queen Anne house hadn’t gotten there yet before the disaster when it was knocked down a few years ago on a long holiday weekend to make way for the new buyer’s “new home”. Now it is the the site of a planned townhome community (google the JC Black house sometime if you want to hear more about that one).
West Queen Anne Love: I recently wrote a post on Betty Bowen Viewpoint and was completely drawn to a particular house right across the street. That shouldn’t be too surprising because West Queen Anne is full of gorgeous homes, but this one really brought me in and while I normally would take the time to take a picture of a house so that it looked good on my blog or website, I just snapped a quick photo of this house because I LOVED IT.
I was completely taken in and drawn to this house. I will go ahead and show you the photo I took, but it really doesn’t do the house justice:
It turns out that this very house was my husband’s grandfather’s house when he was 17 and his parents had it built especially for them! I could not believe it!
The house is something like 6 beds and an unheard of 3 car garage in Queen Anne. My husband’s great grandfather had it custom built in 1939-1940 and they moved into it when his grandfather was 17 from their home a few blocks over on West Prospect which they had lived in for the first 17 years of his life. The West Highland house was built for my husband’s great grandfather and mother and the name on the historic registry is the Lyman H & Marion Black Home.
This house on West Highland is only a couple blocks South of my husband’s great great grandfather’s house, the CH Black house on Lee Street which takes up an entire city block. It is also right across the street from Betty Bowen Viewpoint and the West Queen Anne Walls. In listening to my husband’s grandfather’s stories yesterday, he said his dad used to have a light he would switch on in the 1940s whenever couples were hanging out at the Viewpoint for too long after dark. He remembers that his parents would always know he came home safely because he would come in and play Moonlight Sonata at the Grand Piano after a fun night out. He KNEW Betty Bowen!
I had heard the piano story before but it was so amazing to find out that this particular house that I obviously did not photograph for any purpose except that I loved it happened to be the house where all this happened. I also find it amazing that not one, but at least four of their family homes are on the historic registry in family names – even if one other is gone now.
If you are interested in West Queen Anne real estate or other Queen Anne real estate, please feel free to get in touch with me. Queen Anne has a rich history and I would love to share with you some of my favorite spots!