Drive By: Queen Anne, Seattle

Seattle Queen Anne Drive By - The Inspired Room

hile I was on my little working vacation last week, my daughter Courtney and I had a momentary lull in the activity so we decided to drive around one of our favorite Seattle neighborhoods, Queen Anne, on our way to the next event. Queen Anne is really great community full of beautiful houses! Some areas in the neighborhood have amazing views of the Space Needle or look out over the water so as you can imagine with views like that, many of the homes are really spectacular.

White House with Black Shutters - Seattle - The Inspired Room Drive By

Courtney is claiming the one above.

Gray House in Seattle - The Inspired Room Drive By

I’m kind of partial to the unpretentious picket fence on this one.

Queen Anne - Seattle Drive By - The Inspired Room

While some of the houses are really stately, they are also very charming, too.

It’s an especially fun neighborhood to walk in on a beautiful day, but this time since we were kind of in a hurry and just passing through the neighborhood, we stayed in the car for a true “drive-by” experience. I wish I had been able to stay longer to take more photos because there are so many beautiful homes, but I’ll go back again next chance I get and even take some close ups. You all know how I love to climb over fences and crawl under the bushes to give you a closer look. :)

Queen Anne Seattle Drive By - The Inspired Room

Even from the car window you can tell there are a lot of gorgeous homes here. Every few houses we would stop right in the middle of the road and gasp! I mean. Honestly. I wouldn’t be mad to live in any of them, but for a couple of million dollars I think the chances are slim. Ok, more like no chance. Well, maybe if we all go in on one together we could make it happen?

Brick House - Seattle Drive By - The Inspired Room

You don’t see palm trees very often here in the NW. Kind of makes you feel like you are on a tropical island, no? Nope. We are still here in Seattle.

Seattle Drive By - The Inspired Room blog

This time of year it’s especially fun to look at all the pretty yards. A lot of the houses have really nice landscaping.

Seattle Drive By - Queen Anne - The Inspired Room blog

Queen Anne Seattle Houses - The Inspired Room Drive Bys

The Inspired Room - Seattle Drive By

This house has always been one of my favorites, I think I might have show it in a past drive-by. Maybe someday the owners will invite me in so I don’t have to just stand outside the gates looking in.

Do tell me. Do you brake for charming houses in your community? Feel free to snap some drive-by house pics and share them with us on Home Love Stories! I’d love to see your neck of the woods!

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Related Posts:

Seattle/Magnolia Neighborhood Drive-By Part 1 and Part 2

See my past drive-by’s here!

Have you read my book, Love the Home You Have? If you have, snap a photo for Instagram and tag me using the hashtag #lovethehomeyouhave! I love hearing from all of you!

Catching Up

The London Plane - Seattle

Hey Friends!

How was your weekend? Hope you had a great Mother’s Day! I actually had a great Mother’s Week last week :). I took a little time off (well, really it was more like a working vacation) to spend some time my family in Seattle. You’ll see a few pictures of our week in this post.

The Fat Hen - Ballard Restaurant in Seattle

I had a bunch of work to do, but I tried to juggle what I could (I even did some gardening at home!) around sipping lattes at cafes, hanging out at a bazillion restaurants, taking walks along the water and driving around Seattle gawking at houses. You know what that means, don’t you? Yes, I’ll have a little Seattle drive by to show you this week!

I am not quite home from my travels yet, the next two days my girls and I will be at Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon working on the design layout for my next book! We stopped in Portland for a few moments on our way to Eugene and got ice cream after visiting our favorite bookstore, Powells.

We are SO EXCITED to be a part of the book design process on our very own coffee table book, coming out in October!

Over the past several months we have written the content for the book, photographed over twelve hundred images of our house, and spent countless hours trying to choose the best images to send to our design team. We couldn’t be more excited to see it finally coming together!

We’ll see you here tomorrow for a drive-by of some beautiful Seattle houses!

Photos top to bottom: The London Plane, The Fat Hen (x2), Oddfellows Cafe, my backyard, Pioneer Square in Seattle, Hunt and Gather in Portland, Ben & Jerry’s in Portland, Powells

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