Retired teacher lists in Ballard

Medium 0111e20f6ce8a4b43b04ed966f9f1918 Madeline DeFrees has listed for sale a three-bedroom, one-bath home at 7548 11th Ave. N.W. in Ballard for $445,000.

The 1,460-square-foot house in the Whitman subdivision was built in 1912. Kathie Bliss of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent for the house.

DeFrees is a nun who has taught at Holy Names College in Spokane, at the University of Montana in Missoula, and at the University of Massachusetts.

She attended St. Mary's Academy in Portland and entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She received her B.A. from Maryhurst College and an M.A. from the University of Oregon.

According to, there were 342 sales in Ballard in 2008, with a median sales price of $404,000.

Address: 7548 11th Avenue NW
Buyer(s): Thomas J Pitts, Thomas Pitts and Terri Pitts
Seller(s): Madeline Defrees
Sale date: Nov. 9, 2009