Trace Eve

Tomorrow is my purchase and sale appointment at Trace. If you’ve followed the blog, comments and forums you’ll know that I originally had my hopes set on either #301 or a fourth or fifth floor unit. The top floor units feature balconies or terraces, floor to ceiling windows and on the fifth floor 14′ ceilings. Except I had reservation remorse after putting together spreadsheet after spreadsheet of comparables and a few sleepless nights. In recent days I’ve come to gain a greater appreciation for what the second and third floor units have to offer. They have killer ceiling details, exposed brick and a somewhat lower price point. Except no balconies. Though for as long as I’ve lived in Seattle I haven’t had a balcony and it has not been a big deal. Why have I been so hung up on one? It’s a nice to have not a need to have.

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On Thursday I found out that I really disliked the unit I reserved and canceled my reservation. However, they had an opening elsewhere. Not quite the unit I wanted, it’s pretty small, but it’s better than not getting a unit at Trace. I’m sure with some remodeling I can open it up and maximize the square footage. But in the meantime while I try and distract myself with work and cheap booze I’ve had both buyers and agents e-mailing me about what has been going today. I’m trying not to get my hopes up but it sounds like, as expected, not everyone is signing. Of course #301, my favorite unit, has been signed. Justin and Rachel won it fair and square with their mad phone dialing skills. Next time I will hire a call center to work on my behalf.

So if one of the units I’m pining for is available the search will be over. I will have found a great place to live in and call it home. If not, I’ll take the fall back unit, renovate it and still keep on top of the market. Of course the latter will be good for this blog, the former, not so much but maybe I’m underestimating how hard it is to kick the condo addiction :).

Tonight reminds of Christmas eve as a kid. I’m on pins and needles in anticipation of what tomorrow will bring.

About Matt

Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports and urban living. Phrases such as “polished concrete” and “exposed brick” are music to his ears. You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • justin

    best of luck tommorow!

  • justin

    best of luck tommorow!

  • Paul

    Good luck matt – we signed on 212 today after we managed to get a few of our issues resolved. Hope to have you as a neighbour.

  • Paul

    Good luck matt – we signed on 212 today after we managed to get a few of our issues resolved. Hope to have you as a neighbour.

  • Trevor

    I just bought #205. I’m a huge fan of the moment frames (big red X beams), original details including exposed concrete/brick/timbers, 10′ ceilings, and east and west terraces…all in a great location close to where Pike/Pine meets Broadway. The Trace team is very passionate about this project and it shows in the work. When I finished my appointment at 4PM, they had sold 8 units with a few hours to go and a full day of schedules on Sunday. Good luck tomorrow!

  • Trevor

    I just bought #205. I’m a huge fan of the moment frames (big red X beams), original details including exposed concrete/brick/timbers, 10′ ceilings, and east and west terraces…all in a great location close to where Pike/Pine meets Broadway. The Trace team is very passionate about this project and it shows in the work. When I finished my appointment at 4PM, they had sold 8 units with a few hours to go and a full day of schedules on Sunday. Good luck tomorrow!

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    Thanks everyone. My fingers are crossed!

  • http://blog.mattgoyer.com Matt

    Thanks everyone. My fingers are crossed!

  • jasonC

    Congrats Trevor! That unit is amazing, I love all the loft details: you’re going to love it! In a sense Paul and I bought 212 *in spite* of the sales team, and a nagging feeling we had that Trace Lofts was not really meeting the edgy!urban!loft! marketing (the sales center still have pics of 201/301 with bricks exposed and curtains on the windows, for instance). I feel there is a disconnect between the marketing team and the developers. However, at the end of the day we had to just evaluate the unit, the bldg, & neighborhood itself and get over our grumblings where we think they missed the mark with Trace Lofts (Trace North was never our deal). So as of today we are officially excited!

  • jasonC

    Congrats Trevor! That unit is amazing, I love all the loft details: you’re going to love it! In a sense Paul and I bought 212 *in spite* of the sales team, and a nagging feeling we had that Trace Lofts was not really meeting the edgy!urban!loft! marketing (the sales center still have pics of 201/301 with bricks exposed and curtains on the windows, for instance). I feel there is a disconnect between the marketing team and the developers. However, at the end of the day we had to just evaluate the unit, the bldg, & neighborhood itself and get over our grumblings where we think they missed the mark with Trace Lofts (Trace North was never our deal). So as of today we are officially excited!

  • Foster

    Good luck Matt!!

    Justin, you already know how I feel about you.

  • Foster

    Good luck Matt!!

    Justin, you already know how I feel about you.