Archives for April 2006

On Vacation

I’m going to be on vacation until May 2nd.

Wendy posts about the Trio, plus some of my thoughts

Wendy has a post about the Trio. How should we think about Trio? If Lumen is like a BCBG boutique, the Trio would be like a United Benetton – a bit more fun but probably not as high end. To its credit, the Trio does have a lot of color palettes and material combination options… Read More

Added: Urban Terrace

Thanks for Kristi for emailing me about Urban Terrace, a conversion project in Interbay (mini-golf and a driving range, just down the street! a place to store your fishing trawler just the other way down the street!). So if you’re looking for an affordable one bedroom (prices start in the $200s) this might be the… Read More

Added: Fifth Avenue North, Magnuson Pointe and 500 Elliott

Today I added three Equity Condo conversions. All seem to be fairly affordable options if you’re looking for your first condo. Fifth Avenue North in uptown Queen Anne: Magnuson Pointe in Sand Point. Sorry, no picture. And 500 Elliott in lower Queen Anne: The condo list has all the details…

Bolero URL

I corrected the Bolero URL. It’s (Bolero is a conversion on Capitol Hill).

Brix is the old Safeway on Broadway

This past week a big flashy sign went up at the deserted Safeway on Broadway at Mercer (530 Broadway East). The sign is promoting the Brix Condos. Demolishing that Safeway to make room for 2 story loft condos is going to do great things for the north end of Broadway. Here are some more details… Read More

Seattle Times Sunday

What are the ads saying? Belmont Mansion: ‘Only 3 left’ Bolero: ’19 sold first week’ Noma: ‘60% sold’Magnuson Pointe: ‘Phase I sold out’ Olive 8: ‘New inventory just released!’ Site 17: ‘Only 16 remaining!’, ‘Final phase of inventory’

Added: Hjarta

I also added Hjarta, Ballard’s largest green development with 79, one and two bedroom units. The details on this development are sparse, so if you have some let me know.

Added: Vulcan developments

I added the following Vulcan developments to the map and list: Enso, The Martin, Rollin Street and Veer. All look really promising. If you’re interested in finding out more about Vulcan and their South Lake Union developments check out

Domaine elevations

Looks like Domaine has released some elevations: This is the view facing Lake Union. I also updated the list with a few more details, it’s going to be 92 units, priced between $300,000 and $800,000, and will be ready spring 2007.

Another Seattle Condo Blog

I just stumbled across Wendy’s Seattle Condos blog. She’s a real estate agent with lots of great commentary on the downtown condo market. Definitely check her blog out.

Added: three19

Just added three19 (as in 319 Summit), another development on Capitol Hill. It’s 16 units, six stories high, one and two bedrooms. They’re releasing a few units for sale now in advance of the pre-sale. They start at $355,000 for a one bed, 682 square feet with no view and go up to $434,000 for… Read More

Added: Harvard and Highland

I stumbled across the development site for Harvard and Highland yesterday. It’s just a few blocks from the Belmont Mansion on Capitol Hill. It’s clearly out of my price range as units start at $1,000,000 and range in size from 1670 square feet to 3800 square feet.

1100 E Howell

There’s another smaller development that’s a bit more modern than the Belmont Mansion by The Dwelling Company that is already sold out at 1100 E Howell. I’ll have to bike by again and snap a pic of the building since built now. Unfortunately they’re sold out (there’s only 9 units). I remember checking this place… Read More

Belmont Mansion

My friend tipped me off about the Belmont Mansion on Capitol Hill yesterday, so I biked by it after work. Wow, is it impressive! It’s ‘small’ so I’m not going to add it to the list. It’s only got 7 units ranging from $380,000 to $650,000. And they range in size from 762 sq feet… Read More

Added: Eastlake Lofts

Driving down Eastlake today I noticed that I had forgotten to include the Eastlake Lofts, a 18 unit condo project going up at Eastlake and Lynn. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find more more info online other than that they’ll be ready by December 2006, sooner than most projects currently under construction.

When will Seattle get a ‘starchitect’ designed condo?

The NY Times this weekend has an article on Chicago real estate, In Chicago More Landmarks to Live In. It makes me wonder when Seattle will get a ‘starchitect’ designed tower or two for us design conscious, DWR shopping, urbanities to live in.

Added: Domaine

Also drove by Domaine today on HWY-99/Aurora. It’s on Queen Anne overlooking Lake Union and is a flats/townhome development. I don’t know much more than that though.

Seattle Times Sunday

I bought the Seattle Times today to see what new info I could glean from the tens of thousands the marketers are spending on their newspaper spends: Cosmo: Looks like they have just the penthouses left. Can you afford ‘The privilege of life at the top’? Only $970,000 to $1,900,000. But don’t worry you get… Read More

Added: Florera

Right beside the Greenlake Gregg’s cycle we spotted Florera Greenlake. I looked it up online and added to the list and map. All they really have online is the following info: 80 units, mix use Green – Targeting LEED certification Occupancy Summer 2007 Driving up to Greenlake today on HWY 99 reminded me just how… Read More