MLS Watch: 303 E Pike #504

303 E Pike #504 just dropped $10k to $410,000.

27017682 MLS Watch: 303 E Pike #504

Has anyone toured it? Thoughts about the building in general? Are the units facing onto Pike noisy?

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  • andy

    I like it. I’ve walked by many times. This is quintessential Pike/Pine with less bar noise (they start a couple blocks up the hill). The street traffic is heavy, and visitor parking is scarce, but the buses run electric and it’s a short walk up to coffee/groceries/fun and down to offices. The building appears to be in good shape; they have a cool rooftop garden and I like the unit’s fireplace and big windows. Isn’t there a rehab/halfway home across Minor? Not to put it down–the residents are always chilling on the steps. They seem laid back and I bet they keep eyes and ears on the block.

    With a couple of exceptions, street level retail seems to have high turnover in that area. I think liquidation sales and vacant storefronts bring down the appeal of a mixed-use building. The foot traffic seems more interested in commuting than shopping. A coffee house just opened across the street (it looked crowded–Bauhaus II?) and that could help to anchor and stabilize future street level retail.

    I wonder how long until we see some development in that parking lot to the East.

  • andy

    I like it. I’ve walked by many times. This is quintessential Pike/Pine with less bar noise (they start a couple blocks up the hill). The street traffic is heavy, and visitor parking is scarce, but the buses run electric and it’s a short walk up to coffee/groceries/fun and down to offices. The building appears to be in good shape; they have a cool rooftop garden and I like the unit’s fireplace and big windows. Isn’t there a rehab/halfway home across Minor? Not to put it down–the residents are always chilling on the steps. They seem laid back and I bet they keep eyes and ears on the block.

    With a couple of exceptions, street level retail seems to have high turnover in that area. I think liquidation sales and vacant storefronts bring down the appeal of a mixed-use building. The foot traffic seems more interested in commuting than shopping. A coffee house just opened across the street (it looked crowded–Bauhaus II?) and that could help to anchor and stabilize future street level retail.

    I wonder how long until we see some development in that parking lot to the East.

  • andy

    I like it. I’ve walked by many times. This is quintessential Pike/Pine with less bar noise (they start a couple blocks up the hill). The street traffic is heavy, and visitor parking is scarce, but the buses run electric and it’s a short walk up to coffee/groceries/fun and down to offices. The building appears to be in good shape; they have a cool rooftop garden and I like the unit’s fireplace and big windows. Isn’t there a rehab/halfway home across Minor? Not to put it down–the residents are always chilling on the steps. They seem laid back and I bet they keep eyes and ears on the block.

    With a couple of exceptions, street level retail seems to have high turnover in that area. I think liquidation sales and vacant storefronts bring down the appeal of a mixed-use building. The foot traffic seems more interested in commuting than shopping. A coffee house just opened across the street (it looked crowded–Bauhaus II?) and that could help to anchor and stabilize future street level retail.

    I wonder how long until we see some development in that parking lot to the East.

  • ben

    I second the beautiful rooftop garden. We can see it from my apartment and it looks like it would be a great place to relax.

  • ben

    I second the beautiful rooftop garden. We can see it from my apartment and it looks like it would be a great place to relax.

  • ben

    I second the beautiful rooftop garden. We can see it from my apartment and it looks like it would be a great place to relax.

  • Ben

    Following-up on the comments above. The building is nice and some of the units are rather spacious. That said, the community roof top deck is tiny. You’d be luck to get more than 5 people up there. Most of the roof top belong to the 2-story penthouses. There is a bar (the Eagle) right across the street on Pike. I’ve spoken to a few owners on the Pike side who’ve mentioned it can be noisy on the weekends.

  • Ben

    Following-up on the comments above. The building is nice and some of the units are rather spacious. That said, the community roof top deck is tiny. You’d be luck to get more than 5 people up there. Most of the roof top belong to the 2-story penthouses. There is a bar (the Eagle) right across the street on Pike. I’ve spoken to a few owners on the Pike side who’ve mentioned it can be noisy on the weekends.

  • Ben

    Following-up on the comments above. The building is nice and some of the units are rather spacious. That said, the community roof top deck is tiny. You’d be luck to get more than 5 people up there. Most of the roof top belong to the 2-story penthouses. There is a bar (the Eagle) right across the street on Pike. I’ve spoken to a few owners on the Pike side who’ve mentioned it can be noisy on the weekends.

  • andy

    Sucks about the rooftop. Penthouses get all the perks. I completely forgot about the Eagle; place is practically invisible during the day. I’ve heard some crazy stories about it. Enough to know that I’m outside their demographic. From an online review: “The windows are blacked out, there is no sign marking it as a legitimate establishment, it kind of smells like urine, and there is a “swing” in the corner.”

  • andy

    Sucks about the rooftop. Penthouses get all the perks. I completely forgot about the Eagle; place is practically invisible during the day. I’ve heard some crazy stories about it. Enough to know that I’m outside their demographic. From an online review: “The windows are blacked out, there is no sign marking it as a legitimate establishment, it kind of smells like urine, and there is a “swing” in the corner.”

  • andy

    Sucks about the rooftop. Penthouses get all the perks. I completely forgot about the Eagle; place is practically invisible during the day. I’ve heard some crazy stories about it. Enough to know that I’m outside their demographic. From an online review: “The windows are blacked out, there is no sign marking it as a legitimate establishment, it kind of smells like urine, and there is a “swing” in the corner.”

  • marksparky

    My buddy lived one floor down and sold about six months ago. Very pleasant unit that he upgraded a lot. Windows did a nice job of sound insulation, but any time you opened a window or balcony door for a breeze, the ambient street noise was quite unpleasant. Also a fair amount of crime with the heroin-sheik Mini-Mart across the street.

  • marksparky

    My buddy lived one floor down and sold about six months ago. Very pleasant unit that he upgraded a lot. Windows did a nice job of sound insulation, but any time you opened a window or balcony door for a breeze, the ambient street noise was quite unpleasant. Also a fair amount of crime with the heroin-sheik Mini-Mart across the street.

  • marksparky

    My buddy lived one floor down and sold about six months ago. Very pleasant unit that he upgraded a lot. Windows did a nice job of sound insulation, but any time you opened a window or balcony door for a breeze, the ambient street noise was quite unpleasant. Also a fair amount of crime with the heroin-sheik Mini-Mart across the street.

  • Ken

    the unit #604 was on the market last December, and it was listed at $350k btw. Wait for that to come back on the market (no taker at that time, owner delisted and was going to wait till market is hot).

    the #04 units are not facing Pike, so you don’t get much street noise. You do not get a view though (well you can see the needle through the corner window in the bedroom). But I think all in all it’s a nice building.

  • Ken

    the unit #604 was on the market last December, and it was listed at $350k btw. Wait for that to come back on the market (no taker at that time, owner delisted and was going to wait till market is hot).

    the #04 units are not facing Pike, so you don’t get much street noise. You do not get a view though (well you can see the needle through the corner window in the bedroom). But I think all in all it’s a nice building.

  • Ken

    the unit #604 was on the market last December, and it was listed at $350k btw. Wait for that to come back on the market (no taker at that time, owner delisted and was going to wait till market is hot).

    the #04 units are not facing Pike, so you don’t get much street noise. You do not get a view though (well you can see the needle through the corner window in the bedroom). But I think all in all it’s a nice building.