Listing a $6 million dollar home is both a joy and a challenge. Obviously, such a home needs to be staged.
The staging company of my Bellevue luxury home listing chose a color scheme of gold, black and white, and silver for the paintings and accessories. The furniture complemented the contemporary design of the three-story home.
We finished the garage floor with a black and white speckle epoxy to match the home’s interior. As the day of the listing drew closer, we needed to procure two cars for the photography. Thankfully, one of the subcontractors volunteered his black 1968 Ford Mustang Mach 1. To contrast that American icon, we were fortunate that Park Place Motors of Bellevue let us have the first-ever SUV by Aston Martin, the 2021 DBX.
Cars became a bigger part of my life when I helped a friend with the design and publication of a car events calendar and the related website. I learned about classic cars, hot rods, woodies, and swap meets (car parts and not what you may think).
Car collectors and events range from the weekend hobby restorer to the exhibit of the most exotic automobiles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Jeri Drager falls somewhere in between these two. His family started as Drager’s Harley-Davidson in 1934. They moved from the Olympic Peninsula to Seattle in 1950. More recently, Jeri moved from Seattle’s Shoreline location to a much larger facility in Burlington.
There, an amazing collection of cars and motorcycles compete for the visitors’ attention with automotive memorabilia and other collectibles. And yes, this is where car enthusiasts come to buy the ride of their dreams. Homes and cars go together.
The facility is private, but I’m able to offer a tour for a small group. If you are interested, text me at 425-891-8213.
What’s your favorite car? What was your first ride? What’s in your driveway and garage today?
Published originally as the 127th issue of The View from the Street.