CORRECTION (5/11/12): This post published on May 9, 2012, originally stated a home for sale in the Broadmoor neighborhood of Seattle (slideshow above) was the site of President Obama’s brunch. It was actually a different house owned by the same family (photo below). We apologize for the error.


President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Seattle Thursday for two fundraisers: Brunch at a private home, followed by an event at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle. The brunch will be held at the waterfront home of Democratic donors Ann and Bruce Blume (photo below), which has a current Zestimate home value of $19 million plus.

Source: Google maps

As the race heats up between President Obama and Mitt Romney, the likely Republican nominee, the candidates are hitting the road to fill their coffers in an election that most agree will be the most expensive in history.

President Obama counts NBA great and Seattle dweller Bill Russell as father figure and supporter. SOURCE: AP

While Romney hits up the Midwest — he was in Indianapolis on Monday and Lansing, MI on Tuesday — Obama is heading to the West Coast, with scheduled events in Seattle and Los Angeles.

Obama’s last visit to Seattle was more of a public affair — he visited Boeing’s plant in Everett and spoke to machinists there before attending a pair of political fundraisers. This time around, his visit focuses on fundraising and it starts with the private brunch at the Blume’s’ home in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle.

Coincidentally, less than a mile and a half away is the Blume’s’ other home, which is currently listed on the Broadmoor real estate market in Seattle for $2.95 million. While it’s no waterfront house, the Blume’s home for sale is still quite impressive: a 1941 shingled Colonial with 6,880 square feet of living space on a generous lot and a half. The Broadmoor neighborhood is about three miles northeast of downtown Seattle, close to Lake Washington and the University of Washington’s Arboretum. The Broadmoor median list price is $2.2 million.

The listing for the home describes a “perfect floor plan” with plenty of formal and informal spaces.

After Obama’s visit to Seattle, his next stop is Hollywood, where he’s scheduled to dine at George Clooney’s home. That place is not reported for sale … at this moment.


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Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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