UW research engineer takes 5BD in Central District

Medium a036df10eefec9bf93ccd263117dcb68 Sarah McQuaide and David Zeger bought a five-bedroom, three-bath home at 2311 E. Aloha St. in Seattle's Central District from Marlene M. Taylor and Irving R. Mendoza for $427,500 on Aug. 28.

The 1,720-square-foot house was built in 1906 in the Madison Park subdivision.

McQuaide is a research engineer at the University of Washington Genomation Lab.

She previously was research engineer at the University of California - Los Angeles Microfabrication Lab. She also has been an optical engineer at Microvision Inc., and a research assistant at the University of Washington Human Interface Technology Lab and at Microsensor and Actuator Technology Institute of the Technical University of Berlin in Germany. She also has worked for Lockheed Martin Co. and at Perkin-Elmer Applied Biosystems as engineering intern.

She received her M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in 2002, her B.S. in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1999, and completed a microsensor and actuator technology degree at the Technical University of Berlin. She studied mechanical and biomedical engineering at the University of Bradford in Yorkshire, England, as an exchange student.

According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 195 home sales in Seattle's Central District during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $389,500.

Address: 2311 East Aloha Street
Buyer(s): David Zeger and Sarah McQuaide
Seller(s): Marlene M Taylor and Irving R Mendoza
Sale date: Aug. 28, 2009