We went out for a long walk today and checked out some custom construction projects in Issaquah Highlands. We also ended up at 2 open houses in the Highlands. One was a small 1,800 single family home down near 24th. The agents said it was the only single family home in Issaquah highlands under $600K. The price was $575K and they showed it over 80 times in 2 days. The market is definitely at its peak….. We went to another open home on Harrison, the price was $1.5 mil, the home was in great shape, but old fashioned looking.
The low-slung modern home in the neighborhood has made big progress. I just love the modern wide front door with glass accents, this is one beautiful custom door! The entire trim of the interior matches the front door, the owner will be super lucky to live in such quality home. Whoever stained the trim and the door did a great job. This gave me some ideas on doing some staining of our own. They put in some amazing quality features and details in the home. Even though our home is finished, I still get inspiration from the new construction to make small changes and improvements.
We also visited a traditional custom home under construction. Very impressed with how clean they kept the construction site, so tidy with a working desk, First Aid Kit, etc. For a $1 Mil+ home, we were surprised they were using lower grade plywood and non-galvanized nails. But, they did a great job marking up the appliances, etc.
Bad news is that we have a second roof leak. I think we’d better get a water-proofing specialist out to inspect and seal the roof. The first leak was due to the roofer not sealing properly around the fire place on the main roof. This time, the flat roof of the front entry was not draining properly so the water leaked into our garage. What a pain, who wants to deal with water damage?
Other than the unfortunately roof leaks, we are looking at getting a fence and doing some Spring clean up inside and outside the home. Happy Spring everyone!