ArtHouse Apartments Opens In Belltown

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Designed by NK Architects and developed by Pauls Corporation, Arthouse is a mixed use building a block from the waterfront.  There are a 139 units, with floor plans consisting of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments; and three work/live lofts with a private exterior entry.  Ceiling high windows are standard, as are sustainable quartz countertops,… Read More

Revolve Launches Yardhouse & 1315 Jefferson

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Yesterday Revolve announced two major milestones surrounding its first Seattle projects: 1315 Jefferson, a 32-unit mixed-use infill project located in Seattle’s Squire Park neighborhood (featuring 3,600 square feet of ground floor retail space) will begin construction by the end of 2014; and Yardhouse, the 35-unit residential apartment project on Capitol Hill inspired by the shared… Read More

QA Contemporary with Killer Views

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Avant Live/Work Townhomes Coming To 17th Ave & E Yesler Wy

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Following up from their Avant Townhouse development next door, Domus Homes has broken ground on 7 live/work units.  Designed by Caron Architecture, Avant Live/Work will have street level commercial units of 308-522 square feet.  Above there will be 3 stories of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.  Total square footage will be… Read More

New – Modern Take On Classic Design In Magnolia

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2323 Eyres Pl W in Magnolia, is a newly constructed custom home.  Built by Next Century Modern and designed by Thomas Isarankura; this is a one of kind home with views of downtown’s skyline and Elliott Bay.  Listing for $2,798,000, it has 5 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, and 4,300 square feet.  Magnolia’s business district, parks, and… Read More

Cutting Edge Of Modern Design In 1963 Seattle

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This house by architect Ken Koehler, was truly unique for it’s time. I just spent an hour looking for examples of this style and found nothing before 1963, and most later examples were much larger, non-residential buildings. If anybody has more information about Ken Koehler, please let me know.  Listing for $948,000, 7001 Brighton Ln… Read More

New West Seattle 4 Bedroom House With Rooftop Views

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1926 41st Ave SW is a new 4 Star BuiltGreen home in North Admiral.  At 3,138 square feet plus a 2 car garage, it is a large house that doesn’t look overwhelming.  $1,299,950 buys you this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom built by LimeLite Development.  They don’t say what the living area floors are, but they… Read More

Waterfront Landing Condo Owners Up In Arms

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From the Seattle Times, Property owners challenge Seattle waterfront redevelopment: Homeowners and businesses along Seattle’s historic piers have filed petitions asking the state Shorelines Hearings Board to cancel a permit allowing work to begin on a piece of the city’s massive waterfront-redevelopment project.

Yardhouse on Capitol Hill Yields Nice Features for a Homebody

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On some of these gray, wet Seattle days, you just want to stay at home, curl up with a blanket and crack open that book you’ve been meaning to read. That’s the thought I had when I toured the Yardhouse on Capitol Hill recently. With the rain coming down and the clouds darkening, the building’s… Read More

Open House Sunday: November 9th

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We’ve found a few homes of distinction to write about this weekend.  Two houses in Ballard and one condo at Firehouse 25 on Capitol Hill.  All have open houses on Sunday. 2832 NW 65th St Neighborhood:  Ballard Open House:  Sunday, November 9th,  2-4pm Love it or hate it, that front facade is different (if you… Read More

Portage Bay Floating Home for Rent

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I love the garage door in the living room in this Portage Bay floating home that is for rent at 2818 Boyer Avenue E #7. $2,950/month for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom place. As a comparable, our neighbors floating home rented for $3,700/month in just a few weeks.

North Capitol Hill Roland Terry Mid-Century Modern

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An absolutely incredible mid-century modern designed by Roland Terry hit the market yesterday at 2320 Delmar Dr E. It is one of those houses you don’t even know exists when you drive by. In fact, it is so incredible, I’ve already been to see it twice today! The main floor is u-shaped with a deck… Read More

Featured New Homes: Green Lake Modern’s Starting in the Mid $500’s

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Isola Homes has just listed four new 3 star Built Green modern homes in Licton Springs/Green Lake. Modern architecture, open flowing floor plans that “LIVE” big and beautiful designer finishes. These are urban single family homes… no common walls! Enjoy all the extras not usually found in this price point, including slide bar shower system… Read More

Whole Foods Coming to Capitol Hill/First Hill

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Wow, Whole Foods is coming to 1001 Broadway Ave (basically Broadway and Madison). From the press release, Whole Foods Market announced plans for its ninth Puget Sound location, which will serve Seattle’s First Hill and Capitol Hill communities as part of Columbia Pacific Advisors’ new 16-story, mixed-use development. Located at 1001 Broadway, the new 40,000-square-foot… Read More

Luma Broke Ground on Condos Monday

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Luma broke ground on their condos on First Hill on Monday according to the PSBJ. Luma joins a short list of other condo buildings currently under construction – Insignia, Solo Lofts and Vik Ballard. The 168 condos, which are designed to appeal to “creative urban professionals” and empty nesters, will range in size from 600… Read More

Seattle’s Highest Homes Coming to Rainier Square

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Today The Seattle Times covers what may be Seattle’s highest homes in, Rainier Square redo will put apartments high in the sky: The developer added more floors to the tower for apartments but also bumped up the average size per unit to over 1,000 square feet. The average monthly rent will be about $4,000, Johnson… Read More

Soaring Ceilings and Lofty Views

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There are high ceilings and then there are the soaring ceilings in this new loft at the Lexicon on Capitol Hill.  From floor to the ceiling, we’re talking about 20+ feet and it feels higher than that. It helps that the top-floor unit has a mostly unobstructed view out west towards the Space Needle and… Read More

Wood Beams & Stone – 2 Affordable Midcentury Contemporarys

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Almost forgot the brick and walls of glass.  One is on a double lot and the other has over half an acre.  The only thing is, they are both in north northeast Seattle, one in the part called Shoreline. 1561 NE 196th St, Shoreline, is impressive enough to make our shortlist.  Listing for $374,500, this… Read More

Updated Mosler Loft Priced to Sell

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Friend of Urbnlivn’s, agent Sam Cunningham, is selling a condo he’s owned at Mosler Lofts since it opened. I hired a designer and remodeled it top to bottom, doing all the fun things I always dreamed of; Vetrazzo countertops, custom light fixtures designed to look like the sprinkler system with Edison bulbs, some cool wood… Read More

Must See Open Houses: November 1st and 2nd

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Wow, it’s November already. There are 261 open houses this weekend, not bad for a rainy weekend in November.  Most are just one day, oddly Sunday seems to be that one day for many.  Isn’t there some big sporting event going on that day, as well as the US Grand Prix race?  We have another… Read More