Finding Cinematic Listings in Today's Market

Posted on: February 1, 2024

Very few things in real life can offer the same sense of escapism as films do, but thankfully, beautiful homes certainly can recreate that magical feeling. The listings featured below, and in RSIR’s recent blog post, offer the type of striking aesthetic and quality design that will whisk you away. But as enticing as a home that evokes movie magic may seem, how realistic is it that you’ll find that in today’s market? Luckily, as we move further into 2024, we see more hope for an active market.

The record-high mortgage rates of the previous year certainly kept many buyers and sellers on the sidelines, creating conditions that convinced some people to put their purchase plans on hold as they waited for lower rates and more inventory to choose from. However, the market has picked up and we are seeing the Spring market early… so now is the time to jump in.

Now that rates are lower, many mortgage companies are offering a free refinance so buyers who buy now can refinance their loan at no cost to get a lower rate. However, buyers should keep in mind that as rates go down, competition kicks up, and the slow market that once granted buyers with more negotiation power and ample time to make their informed decisions will favor sellers as demand increases.

Allow yourself to be inspired by the listings featured in this month’s blog and consider what your real estate goals might look like within today’s market. As always, I’d be happy to supply you with market data to better inform your decision.


Historic Home on Scenic Hill

Sitting high on Scenic Hill, this private estate has a separate carriage home complementing this historically significant home. The original owner/builder, Sam Crockett (a relative of Davy Crockett) came here in 1844 making him one of the first pioneers (it wasn’t even Washington yet—it was the Oregon Territory). He moved to Kent in 1890 and built the first home on Scenic Hill. Let’s explore its key features:

1. 4 bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms, totaling 4,560 Sq. Ft.

2. Separate carriage home with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and kitchen.

3. Wood-burning fireplace.

4. Cable TV.

5. Partially fenced.

6. Gas available.

7. Gated Entry.

8. High-Speed Internet.

9. RV Parking.


Contemporary Chateau in Kirkland

Immerse yourself in luxury with this contemporary chateau, where timeless design greets you from the moment of arrival. Relaxation is not just a concept; it’s woven into every intentional detail, creating an ambiance of serenity and sophistication surrounded by serene water views. Let’s dive into its key features:

1. 3 bedrooms and 2.25 bathrooms, totaling 3,578 Sq. Ft.

2. Warm white and creamy tones throughout the interior spaces, providing a refined sense of luxury.

3. Gas fireplace in the living room with spectacular west-facing views of Seattle’s sunset and lights in the distance.

4. Open kitchen, the heart of the home, ready to welcome guests to your dinner parties.

5. Gas range and island seating for five, creating the ultimate chef’s haven.

6. Wine storage in the dining room, perfect for entertaining your guests.

7. Entertainment deck for warm-weather fun and extending your living space to the outdoors.

8. Lake Washington and Seattle skyline views.


If you’re interested in any of these cinematic listings, please reach out to me today.


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