Two weeks ago at an Open House for my new listing in Montlake...
there were many neighbors (and of course buyers looking for a new home) stopping by to see the house now that it is for sale, and it's improvements. It was very enjoyable meeting everyone and giving tours of the home because there are many unusual features like a walled over stained glass window just waiting for new owners to reveal it to the world again and...this house even has a secret room! There was a surprise for me when the former owner, before my client bought the house about 10 years ago, stopped by.
Mrs. G. and her family lived there for over 30 years and she wanted to see the home again where she had lived with her husband and their children grew up. It was wonderful to listen to Mrs G. tell me about the way the house used to be when it was her home and the changes she and her husband made to the homes as its' second owners. Things like adding the extra bathrooms (the house has 5, very unusual in Montlake!)and I finally got to find out why there was an odd cut out in the balcony off the kitchen (many people had asked me about that) Mr. G. cut out that portion so that their dog could lie on the floor and look out at the street, who knew!
It's not everyday that a listing agent gets to find out the history of a beautiful and unique Montlake Tudor Home from such long term former owners!