Whether you remember sitting on an old wicker chair on the front porch, or playing cards in the summertime out in the backyard, there’s something comforting and inviting about old homes and the way they play to your heart strings. Kitchens that are a natural for sitting around having toast and warm tea with lots of honey, or patios where the tired BBQ is a regular fixture, all reflect the rituals we enjoy in life. Having grown up in a 1906 classic, I’m nostalgic with fond memories when I walk into a home with a good front porch, an old fashioned staircase going upstairs, and those windows with the wrinkles in them. None of it is efficient or practical, but somehow you just feel relaxed like you’re visiting an old friend when homes have those features. As you tour properties in Seattle, there are many homes that feel so inviting when you walk in the front door, or seeing how the old chandelier creates rainbows on the ceiling when the late afternoon sun comes in just right. If you’re nostalgic about these homes as well, you’ll enjoy so many special neighborhoods in our city. It is a real treat when you happen upon a home that has obviously been loved and cared for over the years. That’s one of the things that really makes it fun to be a real estate broker in Seattle, touring the variety of special homes and appreciating their stories.