2 famous names moving to West Seattle

Just found this in an Indianapolis newspaper, of all places: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Patty Stonesifer and her husband, nationally renowned writer Michael Kinsley, are moving to West Seattle (from Madison Park); in that article, Stonesifer lauds WS as having “some of the best views on the West Coast.” (They may be here already, since the article says the interview with Stonesifer happened last month.) Welcome!

(P.S. Gates Foundation assistance has helped with some good work in West Seattle, including a big grant that assisted with the transformation of the old Cooper Elementary on Delridge into the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.)

14 Replies to "2 famous names moving to West Seattle"

  • Thomas December 23, 2007 (9:54 am)

    I’ll bet they’ll want the “All ways walk” turned into a SUV-expressway.

  • Anony December 23, 2007 (10:08 am)

    That is nice to hear. I’ve always liked MK’s writing. I hope he is doing well.

  • Anony December 23, 2007 (10:16 am)

    Thomas – Somehow I doubt it.

  • s December 23, 2007 (10:19 am)

    Why would you guess that? Just wondering.

  • BobLoblaw December 23, 2007 (12:07 pm)

    Hopefully they got the nicest townhome avaiable.

    Anyway … welcome!

  • Jan December 23, 2007 (12:24 pm)

    Geez, folks…be friendly…live up to the WS reputation as a wonderful place to live…INCLUDING the FRIENDLINESS of it’s residents :)

    and have a happy holiday.

    welcome Patty and Michael …

  • old timer December 23, 2007 (12:44 pm)

    She sure is right about the views.

    Maybe some high level influence with our traffic situaton?
    I wish the best to them.

  • Jack Loblaw December 23, 2007 (1:13 pm)

    I wonder if anyone warned them about morning rush hour on the bridge ?

  • Melody December 23, 2007 (3:17 pm)

    Humm I really doubt they would physically move their family here. Could you please add the link to the paper you read this in.

  • WSB December 23, 2007 (3:52 pm)

    Hi; the link is in the post. The words “moving to West Seattle” are the link to the article.

  • Jan December 23, 2007 (4:29 pm)

    Melody…why would you “really doubt” that? West Seattle is wonderful. Are you saying that it would be slumming for them to come here? We are on WSB day after day touting all the great things about our beloved peninsula. Just because she is part of the Gates Foundation doesn’t dictate them living on the eastside, in the Madison Valley, or any other place. where one might perceive “affluence”. Reverse snobbery, in my book…or…did I entirely misunderstand you?

  • Bonnie December 23, 2007 (6:21 pm)

    I think West Seattle is the best place to live in Seattle and I welcome them.

  • miws December 23, 2007 (7:39 pm)

    Perhaps they’ve chosen one of WS’s beautiful classic homes.


  • JenV December 24, 2007 (8:30 am)

    Maybe they bought into the hype and bought a condo at West Water!

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