helping nice people buy and sell
- - gardens --
and the houses that come with them
and surrounding communities
We have a particular eye for evaluating homes for livability and functionality, regardless of style: classic Craftsman garden homes, post-WWII war boxes and sixties splits, architecturally significant modern dwellings; Cynthia's MFA degree and construction background comes in very handy here! If you're shopping for a good buyer’s agent, and you like what you see here — then do drop us an email or give us a call at (206) 276-8292.
Brochures speak louder than flyers!
We believe that today's buyers need more information on a several-hundred-thousand-dollar (or million-dollar plus) transaction than a few small on-line photographs and a one-page flyer.
Our personal standard marketing piece is a custom - not stock - custom four-page full color brochure, using professional photographers and skilled copywriters to communicate what makes our listing stand out in the marketplace.
For garden properties, we prepare an extensive illustrated plant list, so that prospective buyers can appreciate the value of a well-tended garden. Download a sample.
If you believe that your home should be marketed to the fullest, then we are probably the right agent for you!
Certified Professional Negotiator™
Real estate negotiations are rarely cold business decisions, there is usually a lot of emotion involved -- we're talking about people's homes here -- and it takes skill and sensitivity to bring about the best result for our clients.
We have a lot of experience in negotiating with people of all personality types, and while we don't promise miracles, we do promise that we won't let our emotions get in the way of your transaction!
Certified International Property Specialist® (CIPS)
Visas. Financing. Ownership rights. Tax issues. Real estate brokerage practices. These vary in every country, but Mack can help visitors to the USA relate the practices and customs here to those in your home country.
Buying and selling real estate in the USA is a highly structured process, and visitors can buy and sell real estate freely.
You don’t have to be an international real estate client to benefit from a Certified International Property Specialist. People relocating from other states can benefit from having a broker who can relate the practices of your home town to those of the Greater Seattle market.
We will provide answers to questions concerning ownership and title, financing, insurance, negotiation, closing, and everything else relating to real estate, in terms that relate to your experience.
We know that the CIPS designation isn’t about property, it’s about people. We’re here to help!
Senior Real Estate Specialist® (CRES)
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases.
The SRES® designation is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.
We also draw upon the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and are familiar with local community resources and services. Our mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of the home.
About Cynthia & Mack:
Ex-New Yorkers, they now live in a Belltown condo, after living in a garden home in Whittier Heights from 1988 to 2006. They have a combined thirty-five years of experience helping people buy and sell residential real estate throughout Seattle.
Cynthia is recognized throughout the gardening and real estate communities as a leading expert in marketing Northwest garden homes.
In partnership with Brian Tschider of Cobalt Construction, they developed the AIA award-winning 42nd Street Condos, and were feted at Dwell Magazine's first annual Nice Modernists' Awards at New York's Cooper-Hewitt Museum in 2002. They have been rated Five Star (Best In Client Satisfaction) Agents by Seattle Magazine, and, most importantly: they are dedicated to exceeding your expectations for honesty, integrity, and expertise.
Services for Buyers:
Cynthia & Mack offer comprehensive Buyer Brokerage services, usually at no fee to the buyer!
One area where they are especially useful is in helping homebuyers evaluate properties for livability. Often, home shoppers will be so focused on the specifics (bedroom count, square footage), that they may not be able to recognize the attributes that make some homes much more livable than others.
Another area where they are valuable is in helping buyers “see past the internet photos.” While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a few 72-dpi thumbnails may not tell the entire story of a particular property.
Cynthia & Mack also have the expertise to alert clients to many potential problems (and solutions) before buyers get emotionally involved. After the selection process comes negotiating the transaction, offering referrals to service providers (including lenders, inspectors, title and escrow) — essentially, it’s guiding buyers through the entire process and helping them get the home that best suits their needs! This approach to their practice has resulted in hundreds of happy clients over the years!
Cynthia’s particular specialty is organic gardens (and the houses they come with!). For Mack (native Manhattanite), it's the in-city condo life. Both of them are committed to make finding that dream home as easy as is humanly possible!
Services for Sellers:
Cynthia & Mack provide complete sales services, from pre-listing preparation strategies (you’d be surprised how many people spend ‘way too much money on things that don’t really make a difference in the end), to full-color brochures, on-line presentation, and advertising specifically targeted to real estate agents and their buyers. We invite you to allow Cynthia & Mack to meet with you if you’re considering offering your home for sale - they are agents who are truly committed to adding value to the transaction!
Mack is a member of the Sound Business Leaders, a chapter of Business Networks International.
They passed over $1,600,000 in business over the past twelve months!
Mack is an Accredited Staging Professional.
For showing information, call us directly!
Cynthia Creasey • 206-276-8292 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Mack McCoy • 206-795-9271 • email@example.com
Great New Listings!
Pinehurst Top Floor Corner Unit
$325,000 ◊ 12034 15th Ave NE
Just Listed! This is a spectacular top-floor corner unit in the 29-unit Sedona Court! Featuring a spacious open floor plan with soaring vaulted ceilings, big windows, hardwood bamboo floors; hallway off the living space serves the ensuite master w/ walk-in closet and full bath with twin sinks, 2nd BR, and full bath with tiled backsplash! In-unit w/d, updated kitchen – perfect for both entertaining and cozy suppers! Walkscore(tm) of 82, ez access to I-5, busses, & Lake City Way!
Victory Heights Mid-Century Garden Rambler!
$550,000 ◊ 10534 19th Ave NE
Under Contract! Delightful mid-century rambler w/1-step entry, sited across from Victory Heights Park & surrounded by lush, established gardens! Great floor plan w/generous formal spaces, loads of light & garden views! Mantled fireplace, parquet oak floors, glass block windows, archways & spacious master w/dbl closets. Big kitchen w/breakfast bar, lots of cabinets & counters & window over sink, opens to skylit family room adjacent to garage & double glass doors to patio. Seperate wing w/BR, bath, laundry room & entry!
Download Garden List!
1906 Wallingford Craftsman!
$650,000 ◊ 1916 N 50th Street
Just Sold! Beautifully-detailed 1908 Craftsman with a gracious formal entry, high ceilings throughout the main floor, large windows with leaded glass, lovely formal living room with window seat, spacious formal dining room with box-beamed ceiling, updated kitchen, full tiled bath and two bedrooms on the main off a hallway with linen closet; kitchen opens to sunny back yard with deck. Oak and fir floors throughout. Full basement with another full bath and potential to expand. Great walking nabe!
1-BR + Den Belltown Condo!
$465,000 ◊ 159 Denny Way
Pending Sale! This one checks all the boxes! Spacious, light-filled, quiet side of the block, gracious and open floor plan, tall ceilings, big windows, warm cherrywood floors; luxurious ensuite master w/twin closets, abundant kitchen workspace w/ stone counters and pantry, open den (perfect for guest BR), combo laundry/powder room, large deck; amenities include view rooftop deck, reservable party/meeting room & exercise room! Freshly painted, new carpet! Garage parking, locked storage, and a perfect location!
1927 Garden Craftsman!
$781,500 ◊ 7061 Dibble Ave NW
Just Sold! Stately corner sited home commands attention. Set above the street enveloped by established gardens. Spacious formal rooms are flooded w/light via the period large windows. Newly finished oak floors, original millwork, coved ceilings & Batchelder tile fireplace. Kitchen w/maple cabinets, tile back splash & charming breakfast nook. Loads of storage! Family rm. w/built-in shelving plus bonus room down and laundry/mechanical/storage room w/workbench. Sunny west facing deck & coop/shed. Walk score 81!
2-BR Phinney Ridge Condo!
$444,507 ◊ 7501 Greenwood Ave N
Just Sold! This is a spacious, sunny, SE corner unit w/new oak floors, Marmoleum & carpet, many light fixtures & interior paint in a warm, bright palette. The open living/dining rms. have crown molding & open to a wrap around deck. A living rm. bump out works as an entertainment center or desk/office area. Master BR w/ensuite bath and formal, private entry. Loads of big closets & separate stor. in garage. Walk score 91 & bike score 75! Access from garage to elevator w/zero steps. Well maintained & low maintenance.
Sunny Mid-Century Rambler!
$398,500 ◊ 2305 S Bennett St
Pending Sale! Set gently above a quiet street on a sunny corner lot, this rambler has a circular floor plan, newly finished oak floors, some new fixtures & new Marmoleum. Coved ceilings & newly painted interior in a warm, neutral palette. Big doublepane windows, loads of storage, utility/pantry room w/built-in cabinets. Good sized bedrooms w/ample closets. The master has an ensuite full bath. Attached garage w/additional loft storage space. Just 0.6 mi. from Alaska light rail station and Bikescore of 70!
Gorgeous Greenwood Townhouse!
$405,000 ◊ 12701 Greenwood Ave N #D
Pending Sale! Gorgeous light-filled townhome with great floor plan: top floor living w/vaulted ceilings, great sunset views, chestnut bamboo floors, kitchen w/Hanstone quartz counters, tile accents, cherry cabs; middle floor ensuite master and lower-level suite perfect for guests or office; atrium-style stair faces east so the living is on the quiet side facing west! Winter Sound peek view, hydronic radiant heat, low-maintenance industrial metal & fiber cement siding, off-street parking, fenced front yard! Download Brochure!
Edmonds Estates Condo
$135,800 ◊ 7518 208th St SW
Yes, that's right, $125,000! Wonderful, light end unit w/open floor plan feels big. Newer maple kitchen w/Corian counters, maple cabinets, greenhouse window, built-in desk & new Marmoleum floor. SW corner far from street w/green outlook to south and private fenced patio. Well run & cared for, low maintenance complex w/high owner occupancy. Near Lynnwood Golf Course, Pine Ridge & Yost Parks (w/public pool). Easy access to highways, businesses, Edmonds Community College & Swedish Medical. 2-step entry near parking. No rental cap.! Download Brochure!
Woodridge View Classic!
$710,000 ◊ 1811 125th Ave SE, Bellevue
Classic and private split-entry home on a huge garden lot w/west facing backyard, near the top of Woodridge w/many parks nearby. Wonderful mountain & city views, big windows, skylights, oak floors, slate entry and new carpet, light fixtures and painted in a warm neutral palette. Dining room opens to view deck and kitchen. 2nd efficiency kitchen down for entertaining or shared living. Two car detached garage w/loads of driveway parking opens steps away from house entry. Gas heat, newer roof and tons of storage! Download Brochure!
Gorgeous Wallingford 1911 Craftsman!
$925,000 ◊ 3522 Wallingford Ave N
This quintessential craftsman has been restored, expanded & improved! Stunning new kitchen now opens to a family room & French doors lead to deck, patio & yard. Period details include unpainted fir millwork, leaded glass windows, built-ins, high ceilings & wood floors. Skylit formal staircase leads to 3 bedrooms up. Both baths have eco-friendly Richlite counters, Marmoleum floors w/subway tile tub & shower surrounds. High ceilinged basement w/loads of storage. Long driveway for extra parking in front of garage! Very low traffic arterial street! Download Brochure!
Ballard 1913 Craftsman!
$425,000 ◊ 6519 Cleopatra Pl NW
Modernized charm-filled 1913 Craftsman with a large covered entry porch features oak hardwood floors, spacious formal living & dining rooms, modern open kitchen with abundant cherrywood cabinetry & stainless appliances, crown moulding in LR/DR, mantled brick gas fireplace, spacious bedrooms with large closets and full bath with tile accents! Updated electrical & plumbing, gas furnace, off-street parking - great neighborhood, close to shops and restaurants! Download Brochure!
Wallingford / Fremont Townhome!
$550,000 ◊ 4222 Winslow Place North
Spacious and quiet but close to the excitement of Wallingford & Fremont! Upmarket finishes; three ensuite bedrooms, including a master with jetted tub and walk-in closet; open plan main floor – spectacular kitchen w/slab granite, gas cooktop & oven, huge island, corner windows over sink; flex dining / living with Moabi hardwoods & marble-mantled gas fireplace, sliders to deck overlooking spacious patio & garden; rooftop deck w/city, lake, & territorial views. Gas hydronic heat, large stack w/d! Download Brochure!
Haller Lake Craftsman Home!
$443,000 ◊ 2019 N 143rd St
This is a beautiful Craftsman home w/lovely architectural details, featuring a covered porch entry, formal living room w/brick wood-burning fireplace & dining room w/oak floors, light-filled open kitchen w/spacious eating space and skylit family room w/bay window overlooking yard, upstairs master BR w/fir floors spans the breadth of the home, maybe add a bath? The basement has a powder room and is perfect for shop or home-based business; the level fenced back yard has nice flagstone & concrete patios! Download Brochure!
Lake Forest Park Mid-Century Garden Home!
$570,000 ◊ 18821 53rd Ave NE
Classic brick craftsman set up off the street on a big, level lot w/southern exposure. Covered front porch leads to formal entry; the big living & dining rooms on either side, high ceilings, picture tile fireplace, original millwork & built-in china hutch. Wonderful light, generous proportions & radiator heat. 1 BR on main & 3 up; 1 w/sound, city & mountain views & 1 w a view of Mt Rainier! Modern kitchen w/new linoleum floor & side porch entry. High ceilinged basement w/more room to finish. Very sunny, level backyard... Download Brochure!
Bitter Lake Contemporary!
$650,000 ◊ 608 N 138th St
Truly outstanding Northwest Contemporary 4-BR / 2.75 BA new construction home with spectacular open spaces, especially nice finishes, on a large quiet lot. Represented buyers.
Judkins Park Garden Craftsman!
$650,000 ◊ 802 20th Ave S
Set up off the street on a big, level lot w/southern exposure. Covered front porch leads to formal entry; the big living & dining rooms on either side, high ceilings, picture tile fireplace, original millwork & built-in china hutch. Wonderful light, generous proportions & radiator heat. 1 BR on main & 3 up; 1 w/sound, city & mountain views & 1 w a view of Mt Rainier! Modern kitchen w/new linoleum floor & side porch entry. High ceilinged basement w/more room to finish. Very sunny, level backyard...
Mt. Baker Garden Craftsman!
$450,000 ◊ 3802 S Dakota St
Beautifully preserved & improved craftsman home sited up off the street for privacy w/easy access & parking off alley in back. A kitchen addition/remodel created a skylit family room / casual dining area off the kitchen opening to the deck & garden. Established, mature garden plantings & organically tended annual beds & chicken coop. Original details include, bevel wood siding, pillared & covered front porch, unpainted millwork, fireplace & wood floors. Redone bath & many new craftsman style windows.
Robinswood Updated Mid-Century!
$470,750 ◊ 14612 SE 16th Pl, Bellevue
Well built mid-20th century home completely refreshed w/new interior paint, refinished oak floors, new carpet, true Linoleum flooring & many new bath, kitchen and lighting fixtures, a newer roof & exterior paint have brought this home into the 21st century. The color palette of light, warm tones against rich, dark and neutral ones has created a dramatic, cohesive & modern look. St. to St. lot with parking back and front. Lots of privacy, deck and big yard for play or gardening.
Westwood Plaza Condominium!
$169,290 ◊ 2421 SW Trenton St
Newly remodeled 2-BR/1.75 BA w/all new finishes in a warm, light palette (flooring, counters, paint), some new lighting and fixtures. Big vinyl windows on west & east & HardiePlank siding. Great floor plan w/formal entry leading to spacious formal rooms w/wood burning fireplace! Bright kitchen w/loads of counters & cabinets & an adjacent area to add a work table or cabinet. A den niche overlooks the street. Loads of closets. Master suite w/double closets & large walk-in shower!
$1,545,000 ◊ 7000 Greenwood Ave N
This is a great investment property, a mid-century brick 5-unit apartment building with main floor retail in the heart of Phinney Ridge!
South Park View Craftsman!
$350,000 ◊ 1058 S Director St
Just Sold! Delightful light-filled Craftsman home with Rainier view, large level corner lot w/plenty of garden space, living room w/window seat, formal dining, huge kitchen w/breakfast nook, two corner BRs overlooking the yard, beautifully refinished oak and fir floors; daylight rec room with expandable 1/2 bath, office nook, laundry room and non-conforming 3rd BR down; fully insulated detached shop/studio w/220V. New 16th Ave Bridge provides ez access to Georgetown & I-5; close to library, park/playfield, this is a great house!
$650,000 ◊ 4311 Wallingford Ave N
Just Sold! This classic 1924 Craftsman home featured formal entry, living, and dining rooms, updated kitchen and bath, 3rd bedroom up and a high-ceilinged basement. On a sun-filled lot, just a short walk to Wallingford shops! (Represented buyers)
Phinney Ridge View Craftsman!
$700,000 ◊ 5103 2nd Ave NW
Just Sold! Beautiful classic craftsman sited for maximum western sound & Olympic views + privacy on a quiet street. Original details: spacious formal rooms, hardwood floors, picture tile fp w/mantle & built-in display shelves; updated open kitchen w/two eating bars, Marmoleum floors, tile back splash & loads of cabinets. Big view deck opens off kitchen & BR. Light lower level w/open master suite. Workshop/storage & wine storage room could be repurposed for other use. Parking pad outside garage!
Highland Park Garden Home!
$300,000 ◊ 8832 10th Ave SW
Just Sold! Charming home set up off the street w/covered & arbored front porch, established garden on big level lot. Bright and sunny w/oak & fir floors & newer windows. Upstairs has vintage linoleum, a bedroom & den with lots of storage. Loads of work space & storage in basement with a big finished area. Garden and large lawn area with deck, shed & raised beds (see garden plant list on brochure). Quiet street near park, schools & shopping. Kitchen w/window over sink & gas stove. Newer roof, gas heat & copper pipes.
Matae Belltown Loft Condo!
$355,000 ◊ 159 Denny Way #114
Modern loft-style unit with concrete accents and dramatic 12'+ ceilings, an extremely functional floorplan, den sized for a large home office. gorgeous closets, cherrywood floors. Looks onto a quiet alley, away from street noise. Deeded parking, storage, & large patio ideal for entertaining. Don't want to drive or park? 4 minutes and 3 bus stops to Amazon, 5 minutes by bus to downtown, 15 minutes by bus to Ballard! A wonderful condo, with a perfect location for the sophisticated urban dweller!
Pinehurst Garden Mid-Century Home!
$447,000 ◊ 1011 NE 126th St
Colorful front gardens lead to a covered porch & one step entry. Inside are oak floors, a big picture window & sandstone fireplace; remodeled, tiled baths, one w/a heated floor; extensively remodeled kitchen w/maple cabinets, stone backsplash & tile floors opens up to a great room addition w/vaulted wood paneled ceiling & state of the art fireplace w/stone front & wood mantle. Private deck & big level back yard w/established trees on perimeter & raised beds. Tons of storage, on a quiet cul de sac!
WESTLAKE VIEW TOWNHOME
$1,010,000 ◊ 2010 8th Ave N
Represented Buyers! Modern up-segment townhome with sweeping views of Lake Union from the open living/ dining/ kitchen level and master bedroom suite w/fireplace. Rooftop deck with outdoor kitchen, exquisite finishes, tall ceilings, radiant floor heat, well-designed with lots of windows AND lots of gallery wall space. Garden level provides a great studio space, as well!
Greenwood Cottage Charmer!
$417,500 ◊ 342 NW 84th St
Charming cottage style home w/high ceilings, loads of big windows and custom built-ins. On a big lot and set back from the street w/a covered porch opening to the big living room w/fir floors. Formal dining room and big, sunny skylit kitchen w/a door leading to the fenced back yard w/garage access. Light, open staircase down (w/a walk in pantry on the landing) leads to the daylight lower level w/full size laundry room w/more storage and spacious BR w/adjacent sitting/study area. Walk score=92!
"Nice Modernist Award"
Since 2002, Dwell has been awarding Nice Modernists honors and tributes at an annual event. We were recognized for our boutique project, the 42nd Street Condos, which debuted in 2001. Other awards and recognition for the project came from the Seattle Chapter of American Institute of Architects, the Seattle Times / Post-Intelligencer, and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
42nd Street Condos
952 N 42nd St
2002 AIA Home-of-the-year finalist!