My Visit To Gallery

This weekend I stopped by Gallery for their grand opening weekend even though they have been open for three weeks already.

Some random facts:

  • There are 44 different floor plans
  • Amenities: Gym, two large outdoor patios, lounge
  • Views of the Sound or the Space Needle depending on what side you are on
  • They’ve signed a letter of intent with an Italian restaurant for the retail space. They are also looking at a gallery and a coffee shop.
  • It will be finished June/July of 2008
  • Concrete and steel construction
  • Will not be LEED certified
  • There is a penalty if you sell within a year of closing
  • Investor cap of 10% which they have likely already reached
  • 55 units reserved

So what did I think? Well, I really liked their sky lofts but with prices starting at $645,000 they’re out of my price range. Failing that some of their larger open one bedrooms were nice but still pricey at $500,000. Their model is of a 590 square foot unit and is tastefully done. It showcases their entertainment unit with rotating TV stand. Though of course they slapped the thing together too quickly and the stand sticks when rotating; not exactly confidence inspiring. I also don’t like the floral tile feature in the bathroom. What I did like is that they allow you more customization than the other projects on the market. For instance, if you don’t like a tub, you can replace it with a shower, or if you like the counter in one finish package you can swap it out. I don’t think they offer the level of a la carte customization that I’d like but it’s a great start and something they can use to distinguish themselves from the other Belltown projects.

And some photos:

Gallery Kitchen Gallery Spinning Entertainment Console
Gallery Bathroom Gallery Scale Model
About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • Justin

    Looks like a few gallery units hit the MLS today. I don’t know what this means, but I figured I’d mention it.

    $423,800
    2911 2nd Ave #521
    Belltown
    MLS#: 26184819

    $427,900
    2911 2nd Ave #321
    Belltown
    MLS#: 26184766

    $436,600
    2911 2nd Ave #817
    Belltown
    MLS#: 26184830

  • Justin

    Looks like a few gallery units hit the MLS today. I don’t know what this means, but I figured I’d mention it.

    $423,800
    2911 2nd Ave #521
    Belltown
    MLS#: 26184819

    $427,900
    2911 2nd Ave #321
    Belltown
    MLS#: 26184766

    $436,600
    2911 2nd Ave #817
    Belltown
    MLS#: 26184830