On Sunday, June 9th Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed guests to The Madison Park Home & Garden Tour, a walking tour of distinct neighborhood homes and gardens. The tour highlighted a broad range of innovative, classic and stylish designs. The proceeds benefited McGilvra Elementary School to provide critical education support roles including music classes, art classes, reading specialists, math specialists, and more.
“We were blessed with a bluebird Seattle day with sunny skies, just perfect for touring the Madison Park neighborhood and admiring all those homeowners with green thumbs!” said RSIR Broker Cindy Paur. “We know the extra support will go to good educational needs in our public schools.”
This year, RSIR Broker Leslie Dickinson handled much of the organizing for the event. “It was a wonderfully successful event and I want to thank Leslie Dickinson for coordinating and executing it flawlessly,” said Stacia Smith, chief sales officer and designated broker, RSIR. “I am so proud of the effort that was put into scheduling and preparing the homes, and the funds we raised to support our local community.”
About McGilva Elementary
McGilvra Elementary is a historic schoolhouse built in 1913, nestled in Madison Park, and is attended by children from Madison Park & Valley, the Arboretum, Broadmoor, Washington Park, Denny Blaine, and other neighborhoods throughout Seattle. As a public school, McGilvra Elementary relies on yearlong fundraising campaigns held by the school and the Parent Teachers Association to help provide vital programs and critical education support roles.
About the Homes
Welcome to this stunning Denny Blaine carriage house. Situated on the iconic Denny Blaine Park rotunda, this property features three professionally designed, well-established gardens surrounding this iconic carriage house. A large “Secret Garden’ with paths, lush plantings, seating, and gazebo. North gardens feature primarily local plants. Can you find the hammock?
Paula and Jeff’s Home and Garden
This 1929 brick Tudor was redesigned in 2005 to allow easy access and openness to our garden from the new kitchen and French doors to the living room area. This created a much-used patio and expanded feeling of the house. The large Chinese stone urn fountain adds a nice focal point and sound effect into the house. Every inch of the front and back yards has been terraced and replanted. The back yard provides three distinct levels of experience now. The two fir trees are the tallest in Washington Park because we are on the hilltop.
Brenda and Todd’s Garden
I think of my yard in terms of “rooms”. One room may be for morning coffee, newspapers and visiting with neighbors. Another for shade and an afternoon nap. I enjoy regarding the different areas of my garden this way—it’s a mind game that makes my yard manageable, instead of overwhelming. The shed is a place for raucous gatherings with family and friends. When the party’s over, I can just close the door of the shed and go into the house!
Karen and Kevin’s Garden
Sunsets in Madison Park, oh my! This meticulously manicured garden is positioned opposite the Broadmoor Golf course, where residence Karen and Kevin enjoy this sunny space with friends, family, and two well-loved white labs.
Lauri and Bruce’s Garden
At the entrance to Canterbury you’ll find this unassuming mid century tucked behind the glorious gated garden, replete with a pair of welcoming persimmon trees, beckoning visitors to take cover in their shade. Designed by the homeowners and Nanda Patel at Allworth Design, this truly marvelous garden has been transformed into an visual and editable delight!
Kathy and Tom’s Garden
This is where you’ll find the epitome of the thoughtfully planned garden. Behind the white picket fence, most of the plantings are located near (and climbing on) the border, allowing for a generous green lawn in both the front and back gardens. While some gardens take over the play space, this garden offers the perfect balance of both plantings and spaces to lounge and play.