DOORSTEPS January 20, 2019


Our paths first crossed with Aaron and Sarah many years ago when we were all volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters.  It was then that we began to understand their passion for children, both mentoring and fostering at risk youth.  In addition to volunteering as “Bigs,” they were also short term emergency foster parents to young children.  Even though they lived downtown in a two bedroom condo, they created a safe and loving space for these children week in, week out for many years.

Q: What have you learned about your neighborhood since moving in?
A: “We learned a lot about the rich history of the neighborhood and that Queen Anne was originally called Eden Hill”

Through the years we have worked with Aaron and Sarah to purchase, sell and rent their various condominiums that they invested in.  But in Spring of 2012, they came to us expressing the desire to “put down roots for the long haul” and purchase a house.  Throughout the search it was clear they were looking for a larger home with multiple bedrooms with the goal in mind of adopting a family.  They also love to tinker and remodel, so it needed to be a “project.”  With their vision in mind we helped them find this large fixer on Queen Anne:

Immediately after closing, they got to work gutting the entire property.  These two are not afraid of a little, or more like a LOT of, sweat equity.  Two years and a half years later their project was complete and they together passed over the threshold to their new home and future.

Q: Favorite room in the house?
A: “The space we spend the most time in is the kitchen/living room.  It’s the heart of the home.”

Just a short nine months after they moved in they received the news of a family, 3 siblings, needing a permanent home.  Aaron and Sarah jumped at the chance to welcome them with open arms and overnight they became an instant family. It was no surprise that just a year after their family became 5, they received a call requesting if they could take one more.  Of course, once again Aaron and Sarah opened their doors and arms to one more youngster who’s awaiting permanent placement in their family.

Just spending one Sunday morning with this family it is clear that they have created a space that works for a large family, but doesn’t sacrifice on style.  Clean lines, modern spaces, and minimalist design allows for a beautiful, and organized, esthetic.

Q: Which update had the most impact?
A: “The landscaping because it’s the first thing people see.”


Grocery store?

Met Market


Discovery Park



Date night?

“What date night?

We have 4 kids!”

We think you will agree with us when we say this family has broad arms and even bigger hearts.  We are honored to call them clients and friends.