View Ridge Mid-Century


I guess it goes without saying that a View Ridge home would have amazing views right? 7362 56th Ave NE certainly has views! And a hot tub to enjoy those views from. This mid-century was built in 1956 and is 3,020 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on a 5,152 square foot lot. Listed… Read More

Luma Sales Start in a Week

Photo: Weber Thompson

Reminder that Luma sales start in a week. If you have your eye on a particular unit better get your ducks in a row right after the holiday weekend. Sales Process Given strong buyer interest in purchasing at Luma, we will begin accepting offers on June 1 using a Priority Unit Selection Agreement. This offer… Read More

Pictures of Lofts at Broadstone Infinity on Capitol Hill

Broadstone Infinity - large - kitchen to windows

In our last post about Broadstone Infinity, we asked for some pictures of the lofts.  No more waiting, they’ve sent over some pictures of the lofts in the old part of the building.  I don’t know how much they’re renting the larger unit for and I’m not going to bother finding out.  I’ll just dream… Read More

Magnolia Contemporary

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Unfortunately the listing agent of this home would prefer we don’t share it with everyone so you’ll need to log in to learn more about this contemporary home in Magnolia that we like. It is at 2317 W Ruffner St in north Magnolia. Built in 1985 it is 3,370 square feet and has 4 bedrooms,… Read More

Mercer Island Northwest Contemporary


WOW. 6835 W Mercer Way is pretty sweet. Originally built in 1958 it is 3,760 square, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4 car garage and parking for a boat and RV on a one acre lot. Listed at $2.45m it last sold in 1998 for $500k. Likely before it was renovated :). Listing provided courtesy of… Read More

Outdoor Couches – Ohana Collection Review


Last year we moved to a floating home with a killer roof deck and wanted to get an outdoor couch. We looked at couches from Costco, Crate and Barrel, Room and Board, DWR, West Elm and more. Generally shocked at the prices we found a great deal at Amazon for Ohana Furniture, a Portland, Oregon… Read More

Urbnlivn Party Recap


Thanks for coming out Thursday night! I hope you enjoyed checking out the penthouse at 1111 E Pike. Word is that it is going pending very very soon. My favorite part of the evening was when a couple who lost a bidding war for a loft at 1310 E Union met the guy who beat… Read More

Spacious (and unique) North Queen Anne Condo

57 Etruria St  unit 301 - living room

I couldn’t resist this one.  57 Etrutia St unit 301 is a uniquely styled condo.  Listing for $329,900, it has 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms.  At 1,001 sq ft, it is large and has a private deck.  The living area has a partially vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a wood burning fireplace, and the inner… Read More

Lake Union View Penthouse

1210 Lakeview Blvd E unit 303 - live1

Stunning views from this top floor, end unit, Capitol Hill condominium.  Listing for $619,00, 1210 Lakeview Blvd E #303 has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,477 sq ft.  Two story ceilings in the living area and windows to match.  Loft also has a view and is a perfect space for your office or den.  Both… Read More

Sweet Magnolia Mid-Century


Damn! This is a sweet remodeled mid-century modern in Magnolia. Listed at $1.35m it is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3410 square feet on a 7,040 square foot lot. It last sold for $1.175m two years ago in 2013 (here is what we wrote then). Listed by my buddy Klaus at Redfin. Pictures below, Redfin also… Read More

Reminder: Urbnlivn Party @ 1111 Tomorrow


Pray for sun, not rain, tomorrow! Come peek inside the 1111 penthouse that hit the market last week. Thanks to Mike and Liz Mcconnell of Via Tribunali and Caffè Vita, and the listing agent Sam Cunningham of Citrone Patners, we are hosting an Urbnlivn meetup party Thursday, May 14th from 6 to 8pm. There will… Read More

Ray, the Only Apartment with an Orangery?

(2) Ray's 5-Story Glass Wall  & Amenity Spaces

Does your apartment have an orangery? Ray, a new four-story, 119-unit apartment in Fremont on Stone Way has not just an indoor greenhouse that serves as an orangery but also a roof full of plants growing all sorts of things like raspberries and blueberries. It definitely feels a little Portlandia to have a room in… Read More

New, But Still Vintage, Magnolia Mid-Century


An Urbnlivn reader wrote in to let us know that they’re selling their Magnolia mid-century home at 2805 Bishop Place W. Built in 1952 it is 2,450 square feet. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Listed at $775k it last sold in 2014 for $640k. Wondering why the jump in price? From the listing: Beautiful renovation including… Read More

Luma Releases Pricing

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This evening Luma released pricing for their 168 units on First Hill: You can navigate pricing with their online tool or with this spreadsheet we compiled (accurate as of May 12, 2015, source: Homes will be available for sale on Monday, June 1st. Purchase and Sale Agreements and the Luma Public Offering Statement will… Read More

Milton Stricker Designed House in Seward Park

7102 55th Ave S - living room

Milton Stricker was heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, whom he served an apprenticeship with.  This house at 7102 55th Ave S was built in 1964, 2 years after he opened his own office in Seattle.   As this is the NW, he brought more light into the house by lifting the roof over the living… Read More

Trace Lofts Interiors Among the Best on Capitol Hill

1408 12th Ave _406 - live1

We have 174 posts that mention Trace Lofts.  You’d think somebody important on this blog owned a condo there.  Trace Lofts is in a converted 1909 mercantile warehouse, a couple of blocks south of Cal Anderson Park.  Unit 406 at 1408 12th Ave is on the market and worth seeing.  A south facing one bedroom, one… Read More

Three New Modern Townhouses in Alki

Wickstrom Pl SW - building

Here are three newly completed townhouses in Alki designed by Playhouse Design Group.  They are about one block from the beach and within easy walking distance to all Alki has to offer.  All have unique layouts, but keep the main living area upstairs.  Design features they share are: custom cabinetry, hardwood and porcelain tile floors,… Read More

Urbnlivn Party @ 1111 Penthouse


Come peek inside the 1111 penthouse that hit the market this week. Thanks to Mike and Liz Mcconnell of Via Tribunali and Caffè Vita, and the listing agent Sam Cunningham of Citrone Patners, we are hosting an Urbnlivn meetup party Thursday, May 14th from 6 to 8pm. There will be pizza, wine, beer and Pellegrino… Read More

Modern Remodel of 1948 North Beach House

3109 NW 92nd St - live

This is a 2008 foundation up remodel, designed to reflect the look and feel of a mid-century modern.  3109 NW 92nd St is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, with 2,560 sq ft and listing for $930,000.  Hydronic radiant heat, along with the up-to-date thermal windows and insulation will keep you warm on our cold,… Read More

Broadstone Infinity has Lofts for Rent on Capitol Hill

Broadstone Infinity on CH - front drawing

The apartment complex that includes the 1915 built Davis Hoffman building at 10th and Union is open for business.  Named Broadstone Infinity, the official address is 1414 10th Ave, though you aren’t likely to miss it when driving by.  They have lofts, real lofts; even 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom lofts.  They are mostly large units,… Read More