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Urban Retreats

December 01, 2016 - Washington
Hidden in plain sight and tucked away in the quiet corners of our world’s bustling metropolises.

West Coast Condo Prices Continue Upward

January 17, 2014 - Washington
West Coast condominium prices were up in December, with sale prices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle all rising at a double digit clip.

False Bay Writer’s Cabin by Olson Kundig

December 01, 2011 - Washington
Olson Kundig Architects designed a cabin on San Juan Island in Washington State. Located on San Juan Island, the owners wanted the cabin to feel contacted to its setting, the climate, the wildlife and views.

Nuler-Cudahy Residence by David Coleman

February 24, 2011 - Washington
David Coleman Architecture designed the Nuler-Cudahy residence in Seattle, Washington. The project involved a partial tear-down and reconstruction of a 1950′s home.

Pacific Northwest Island Sells for $6.4 Million

December 28, 2010 - Washington
A remote island around 68 miles north of Seattle was sold this month to a land conservation trust in a deal that values the property at about $6.4 million.

Vendovi Island Up For Auction

September 20, 2010 - Washington
A beautiful Vendovi Island goes up for auction later this month. Vendovi Island is an island in the San Juan Islands in the state of Washington.

Washington Town of Wauconda For Sale on eBay

March 30, 2010 - Washington
"Why buy a house when you can OWN YOUR OWN TOWN!" asks the eBay auction for Wauconda, a small town in eastern Washington. Complete with its own post office, restaurant, gas station and four-acre owner's ranch, this mountain resort near the Canadian border is being sold by Daphne Fletcher, who is "tired and ready to retire". Wauconda's been around for a while. Fletcher says it was a wild west little mining town about 100 years ago and at one time there was approximately 1,000 people in the town.

$35,000 to tour Bill Gates' house

November 13, 2009 - Washington
Each fall as part of Microsoft's charitable giving campaign, people at the company donate products, services and experiences for their fellow employees to bid on. The item that typically fetches the highest bid is a tour of Gates' Lake Washington home for the winner and a small group of friends, guided by Gates himself. After the tour of the 48,000-square-foot complex, which is located outside Seattle, the winner gets to nosh on some appetizers, TechFlash reports.