Live/Work To Start The Work Week

I’ve managed to come up with two live/work condos: a dramatic, affordable loft in Lake City (NE Seattle); and this roomy two story at the Bellora in Belltown with “Noticeably high ceilings” (Redfin tour notes). Unit 201/101 at 2716 Elliott Ave has 1 bedroom, 2.25 bathrooms and is 1,540 square feet.   Last time we blogged… Read More

Pioneer Square – Brick and Timber at Merrill Place Condos

I saw the wood beams and immediately fell in love.   Listed at $650,000, corner unit 402 at 97 S Jackson St has 1,354 square feet, 2 bedrooms (no windows in 1) and 1.5 bathrooms.  After drooling over the pictures for awhile, I felt something was missing.  I just wanted more; more wood, more bricks,… Read More

Must See Open Houses: August 16 and August 17

With a total of 332 Open Houses in Seattle this weekend, there really is something for everyone.  I noticed a wide range of mid-century homes, including this updated option in Haller Lake.  The tiny house selection is limited, but this cute cape cod in Highland Park might fit the bill.  And, more than one house… Read More

Pricing Info and A Peek Into New 40-Story Skyscraper on Pine

Premiere on Pine, the new 40-story building next to the Paramount Theater, opened its leasing office this week and began pre-leasing its 386 residential units. Already, four apartments have been rented, sight unseen. We stopped by the leasing office – located on 9th Ave between Pine and Pike Streets – to check things out. Since… Read More

Baby Live/Work Lofts on Capitol Hill

“Live/work” spaces continue to be the marketing rage these days and it’s all the better if you can tag on “loft” at the end. Most of these units are in the 1,500 to 2,500 square foot range. If that’s too much room for your needs, check out these “baby live/work” lofts at the new Weatherford… Read More

New Eastlake Townhouse With Location Upside/Downside

If you’ve taken the road that snakes underneath Interstate 5 and connects Capitol Hill and Eastlake, you’ve passed the lot where a recently-completed townhouse is now up for sale. The location, 2015 Boylston Ave E., puts you in the middle of two great neighborhoods, offers great views* of Lake Union and gives you tremendous access… Read More

Loft With Potential At 19 Ave Lofts

The word loft is used in real estate to describe a myriad of floor layouts, but only one meets my expectations.  This week  I’m going to continue the theme of Capitol Hill area condos, that really have a loft above.  Last week was unit 201 at The Opal, which is nice but very pricey.   Next… Read More

Capitol Hill Contemporary Townhouse In A Sea Of Cookie Cutters

It’s sad to find the southeast corner of Capitol Hill is home to so may bland townhouses. Thankfully there is 126 21st Ave E to show the way forward.  Built in 2009, the low point of the housing bust, the builder definitely took a risk in offering something different.  At 1,230 square foot, it’s smaller… Read More

A Taste of The New Pioneer Square Leaves Me Wanting More…

“The Pigfall” was so good I could have eaten two. Slow roasted pork belly with sauteed mushrooms, a subtle carrot spread and leaves of arugula blanketed by perfectly-toasted sourdough bread. Full of flavor, moist and toasty, the sandwich by the folks at Rain Shadow Meats sent me to porcine heaven… Before you check the URL,… Read More

The Weatherford: What Was Old Is New Again…Times 42

In the midst of all the construction that’s changing the landscape of downtown Seattle, we have the story of The Weatherford, a new apartment building on Capitol Hill. The 42-unit building takes the place of a house that had sat at the corner of 13th and E. John St. for more than a century. Most… Read More

Quick Sales For New Eastlake Townhomes

The 6 townhomes at 92 E Newton St have been only open for about month and 4 units have been sold.  2600 Franklin Ave E (254 E Roanoke St on listing), which is now pre-selling, has been able to sell 1 of the 5 units already.  Both developments face south, have views from roof top… Read More

The Wave, An Amenity-Filled Residential Tower with CenturyLink Field in Backyard

Before we toured The Wave, a new 27-story apartment building in Pioneer Square, we knew there were many things we would like. The glass and steel structure features a sea of windows. The building is steps from the new restaurants and shops that are revitalizing the historic Seattle neighborhood. And sitting in what used to… Read More

Twenty Foot Ceilings In This Gem Of A Condo

The boutique building, The Opal, is home to this dramatic 2 story condo.  With 20 foot ceilings, this 874 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo lists for $585,000.  It’s at 1605 E Pike St, [Update: Unit 201] which is really Cherry Hill (according to Redfin & wikipedia).  Everything that south Capitol Hill offers is… Read More

300/600/900: Ballard

Today on urbnlivn – one neighborhood, three prices.  I’ve rounded up Ballard’s most intriguing listings in the $300K, $600K, and $900K ranges.  Ballard is an old Seattle neighborhood, but lots of new construction has been popping up throughout the area.  I enjoy thinking about all that my own home has seen over the past century. … Read More

Polly Want a Cracker…Factory That Is

Port Townsend’s historic Cracker Factory is on the market again, with a $60,000 price cut from last year.  $878,000 gets you this fully restored, 3 story commercial/residential, 2,700 square foot building in the heart of Port Townsend’s downtown.   It’s address is 819 Washington St, but it’s tucked in a courtyard off of Washington St.   Currently… Read More

Wallingford Built Green Townhome

UPDATED:  Note that this post incorrectly identified the location of this property as Greenlake.  It is, in fact, in Wallingford. Built in 2009, I appreciate that this 3 bd, 2.5 ba, 4-Star Built Green Home at 4519 4th Ave NE is still very new but has a different style than so many of the townhouses… Read More

Elliott Bay Views Forever

I was feeling bad about my last post going pending already, so I found you this West Seattle penthouse with unobstructed city views from Magnolia to Harbor Island.  This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,400 square foot condo #600 at 1111 Harbor Ave SW, lists for $1,249,000.  That’s half the square foot price of 111 W… Read More

I can see for miles and miles…

    UPDATE: they both are pending.  That’s what I get for leaving this for the weekend.   …would be your song if you bought one or both of these two condos at the top of Queen Anne’s southslope. Condos 9E and 9W, on the 9th floor of 111 W Highland Dr, have probably the… Read More

Must See Open Houses: August 2 and August 3

The sound of fighter jets overhead tells me it must be Seafair Weekend.  If you’re not planning to spend the next couple of days on Lake Washington, might I suggest visiting some of the 261 Open Houses scheduled this weekend?  Here are three new construction options in West Seattle to get you started. 7426 California… Read More

Magnificent Magnolia Mid-Century

On the market for the first time in twenty years!  This 3,120 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath mid-century at 2522 W Fulton St has so many unique details I can see why you’d want to stay.  Listed for $865,000, the house sits on a large lot on the eastern side of Magnolia overlooking downtown… Read More