Sotheby's International Real Estate office in the heart of downtown Kirkland (15 Lake St) will be wrapping up their build-out and is poised to open on March 1st. Sotheby's has over 650 offices and is the 2nd most highly viewed real estate website in the world. This location will be more than just a global network of real estate buyers and sellers, they will also be offering art and wine (aaaah, they know us too well...). It is a zoning requirement that they have a retail component, so what a great idea to partner with local winery, DeLille Cellars (their second tasting room). They will also be selling art and featuring artist Josee Nadeau this March, whose impressionistic style is a favorite of stars like Clint Eastwood and Pierce Brosnan. She has trained and been recognized all over the world.
The Sotheby's office will have a "classic contemporary" feel, says founding broker Brad Vancour. There will be lots of glass, concrete and high open ceilings. Here are some pics (above) from when I walked through a couple weeks ago. Expect lots of wine and art events that help welcome people in the door- the big roll-up garage doors, that is. Brad said they liked Kirkland because of the foot traffic and they have designed this office to be a place where you can come in and have some wine, look at some art and learn about local, or global, real estate in this "lifestyle showroom." More info in this press release. 425-658-5300.