Start Your New Home in 2020 – Step 1 – Let’s Get Started!

Thank you for so many great responses to our "How To Start Your Custom Home" email. Overwhelmingly, folks shared that they’d like to learn more about the homebuilding process - custom homes, pre-designed homes & homes already under construction. For today, I’d like to start with the Custom Home Process – which can oftentimes feel intimidating and challenging to understand where and how to...

Your New Home in 2020 – Step 2 – Home Concepts & Land Selection

We are humbled by all of the great responses and questions to our last message regarding the first step of the custom home process. Now, let’s dive into Step 2! At this stage of the envisioning process, you may already own your land, or have begun your search for the perfect homesite, or perhaps you have already started to design your home. Let’s Get Started Home Concepts & Land Selection...

Now that’s a view!

Honored to have been selected to build this awesome NW Contemporary custom home. To learn more about this project and other custom homes under construction, give us a call! Seattle - 206.620.0920 | Cle Elum - 509.674.8190 or reach out online at...

A message from Sean Northrop, Owner of Trailside Homes regarding COVID-19.

Dear Friends, As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to unfold, our hearts go out to those affected throughout the world. Even during this time of social distancing, there are easy ways to stay safe and help those impacted, including the 4-legged variety. Feeding UW Hospital Staff Animal shelters are overloaded, consider fostering or adoption! Seattle Humane and Seattle Animal Shelter Blood...

Get Away From it All at Trailside at Woods & Steele!

Located in the mountain community of Trailside at Woods & Steele, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in privacy, luxury, and mountain views. Enjoy spectacular and expansive views of Mt Daniels, Mt Stuart & Peoh Point from this rambler situated on 1.24 gracious acres. Beautiful landscaping, a large patio & custom fire pit, and a covered hot tub beckons you outdoors for beautiful days in the sun and...

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Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about the outdoor lifestyle and sharing it with others. Sean is a visionary leader – having assembled a team of like-minded individuals with skills and talents that span the spectrum of home and land development, architecture, interior and landscape design – and more. He is a creative, flexible and collaborative partner who is truly invested in delivering your dream of the perfect mountain retreat. Away from the office, you can catch up with Sean exploring with family and friends in the Cascade Mountains, the San Juan Islands, or discovering the many neighborhoods throughout Seattle.


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Having spent most of her life in Seattle, Sarah is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. With an extensive background in Sales and Customer Service, she is extremely accommodating and is driven by results and client satisfaction. Sarah enjoys meeting new people and celebrating milestones which makes helping those seeking to build a custom home or buying a newly completed, move-in-ready home, a perfect fit. Prior to joining Trailside, Sarah most recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for a luxury King County homebuilder, responsible for land acquisition, sales, and marketing. Professionally and personally, Sarah is known to build lifelong relationships with those around her. She spends every ounce of her free time with her husband, two lovely children and likes to unwind by exploring new recipes or planning events with her friends and family. Whether traveling or working in her local community, you are sure to find Sarah with a welcoming, cheerful spirit and smile on her face.

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