I bought #201 at Trace Lofts

#201 is SOLD

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Yesterday a reader tipped me off that #201 might be unreserved, I hurriedly e-mailed Trace. Now even though I stayed up late last night I woke up early this morning to check my e-mail. No e-mails. I checked repeatedly this morning while trying to sleep and finally decided to give the Trace Lofts sales team a call around noon. With my phone in hand ready to dial I received a call that #201 was available. I didn’t walk through it Thursday so I couldn’t be 100% sure I wanted it so I rushed over for a walk through. It’s view is almost comparable to #301 except #301 has a view over top the building to the south so it will have a Rainer view. But whatever, #201 is pretty damn good and a steal at $523/square foot, features a better ceiling than #301 and I won’t have anyone below me. Whoever canceled their reservation, you’re crazy, but I love you!

I’m so excited! #201 is going to rock. Views of downtown and Ferraris! (The power lines in the photo are going to be buried.)

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It’s got tons of windows and faces south west.

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I love the ceiling detail.

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They have to drywall over the brick but I’ll rip it off around the windows and expose it and put a nice window sill in.

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Sure the bedroom barely fits a queen size bed and I’ll only be able to fit a third of my wardrobe in the really small closet, but check out the bedroom door which is an original quilted elevator door.

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See all the photos I took.

Only four more months to go and you’ll all be invited to the big house warming bash.

Thanks pzb, KH, DD, Andrea, Damien, Jim, Edward and Ted! I guess the hunt is over…

About Matt

Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts, floating homes and mid-century moderns.

For years Matt resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be an executive in the startup world but he recently caved in the spring of 2014 and became an agent.

You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • Paul

    it’ll be good to have you next door matt :)

  • Paul

    it’ll be good to have you next door matt :)

  • http://mikeplummer.com Mike

    Congrats Matt!

    This is certainly a unique floorplan in the Seattle area for how large the living space is — granted you pay for it in bedroom and closet space but… that living space is larger than anything I’ve seen in woodframe 2/3 bdr plans!

    or does it merely look large because of the angles?

  • http://mikeplummer.com Mike

    Congrats Matt!

    This is certainly a unique floorplan in the Seattle area for how large the living space is — granted you pay for it in bedroom and closet space but… that living space is larger than anything I’ve seen in woodframe 2/3 bdr plans!

    or does it merely look large because of the angles?

  • Foster

    Congrats, Matt! Good job, buddy. You got a great unit.

  • Foster

    Congrats, Matt! Good job, buddy. You got a great unit.

  • jasonC

    Congrats Matt!! Paul and I can’t wait to be your neighbors.

  • jasonC

    Congrats Matt!! Paul and I can’t wait to be your neighbors.

  • CG

    Okay, so you’ll be ensconced in the apartment of your dreams. But, who’ll succeed you in the yearning, hoping, aching world of Web diarist seeking shelter? So much of Urbnlivn is informed by your own search, which has been tremendously edifying. Now that youve found a home that you feel passionate about, whatll your legions of readers have to look forward to? Call me selfish, but I’m gonna miss all the angst. Mazel tov nonetheless!

  • CG

    Okay, so you’ll be ensconced in the apartment of your dreams. But, who’ll succeed you in the yearning, hoping, aching world of Web diarist seeking shelter? So much of Urbnlivn is informed by your own search, which has been tremendously edifying. Now that you’ve found a home that you feel passionate about, what’ll your legions of readers have to look forward to? Call me selfish, but I’m gonna miss all the angst. Mazel tov nonetheless!

  • Rachel

    That is great that you got 201! Maybe we can get a discount by using the same contractor to remove the drywall?

  • Rachel

    That is great that you got 201! Maybe we can get a discount by using the same contractor to remove the drywall?

  • JasonC

    you’re reading my mind Rachel….we want to take down some of that drywall too.

  • JasonC

    you’re reading my mind Rachel….we want to take down some of that drywall too.

  • jaap

    Congratulations Matt – what a super space (and unique Ferrari view!) Now I can’t wait to see the accessorizing / decorating / re-doing. Hey, that could even be a whole new spinoff blog.

    Best wishes for Infinite possibilities…

  • jaap

    Congratulations Matt – what a super space (and unique Ferrari view!) Now I can’t wait to see the accessorizing / decorating / re-doing. Hey, that could even be a whole new spinoff blog.

    Best wishes for Infinite possibilities…

  • http://www.designlines.wordpress.com kh

    congrats again :) it was great to see you with a smile on your face after all this searching!

    201 has all that character you are looking for! the ceiling detail and elevator door are amazing. i can’t wait to see the finished space, with all your dwr / modernist furnishings and custom artwork :)

    breaking this condo addiction is going to be a lot harder than you think!

  • http://www.designlines.wordpress.com kh

    congrats again :) it was great to see you with a smile on your face after all this searching!

    201 has all that character you are looking for! the ceiling detail and elevator door are amazing. i can’t wait to see the finished space, with all your dwr / modernist furnishings and custom artwork :)

    breaking this condo addiction is going to be a lot harder than you think!

  • Cameron

    VERY COOL!!! Congrats!

  • Cameron

    VERY COOL!!! Congrats!

  • Tomasyalba

    What a lovely building! Be sure to keep an eye on the installation of the exact types of sound-deadening windows they are promising you. I lived a block north on 12th from Trace, and learned that the aid cars and fire trucks dispatched from the 13th & Pike station all use 12th as their main route south. If the stoplight at 12th & Madison is against them they slow or stop, airhorns supplementing their sirens, maing sure traffic has halted before they proceed. That is right in front of your unit. I remember lots of dispatches at and beyond bar closing time, especially on summer weekends when I’d have my windows wide open for cooling. Thanks for all you do for wary buyers out here – can’t wait to read your experience birddogging the buildout on Trace.

  • Tomasyalba

    What a lovely building! Be sure to keep an eye on the installation of the exact types of sound-deadening windows they are promising you. I lived a block north on 12th from Trace, and learned that the aid cars and fire trucks dispatched from the 13th & Pike station all use 12th as their main route south. If the stoplight at 12th & Madison is against them they slow or stop, airhorns supplementing their sirens, maing sure traffic has halted before they proceed. That is right in front of your unit. I remember lots of dispatches at and beyond bar closing time, especially on summer weekends when I’d have my windows wide open for cooling. Thanks for all you do for wary buyers out here – can’t wait to read your experience birddogging the buildout on Trace.

  • http://www.brixcondos.com Javila

    Hurray for you! Can’t wait to see the final result. You better get some rockstar furniture/art to accent the cool features :)

  • http://www.brixcondos.com Javila

    Hurray for you! Can’t wait to see the final result. You better get some rockstar furniture/art to accent the cool features :)

  • Dan

    Congrats on the cool place!

    You know, part of me thinks you should’ve gotten a F430 instead… you can sleep in a car, but you can’t drive the condo!

  • Dan

    Congrats on the cool place!

    You know, part of me thinks you should’ve gotten a F430 instead… you can sleep in a car, but you can’t drive the condo!

  • Cynthia

    Congrats! I’m almost recovered from the last moving “party” and you did warn us there might be another soon … I’ll be ready to snoop through your stuff again in four months
    :)

  • Cynthia

    Congrats! I’m almost recovered from the last moving “party” and you did warn us there might be another soon … I’ll be ready to snoop through your stuff again in four months
    :)

  • peckhammer

    “They have to drywall over the brick but Ill rip it off around the windows and expose it and put a nice window sill in.”

    Read your condo docs carefully. In many condos, you only own the finished surfaces. IOW, the paint, and your side of the paint… not the dry wall, not the interior walls, etc. Drywall = fire proofing.

  • peckhammer

    “They have to drywall over the brick but I’ll rip it off around the windows and expose it and put a nice window sill in.”

    Read your condo docs carefully. In many condos, you only own the finished surfaces. IOW, the paint, and your side of the paint… not the dry wall, not the interior walls, etc. Drywall = fire proofing.

  • mostlocalyokel

    I just started on this blog. One thing to note about the Trace. First CH Holderby has to sell his building to Vulcan so they could build Allentown and his building will become Rollin Street Station. Then Holderby buys the Belkin building and sells it a few years later to the Trace developers. Holderby relocates his business on First Hill. Just a little example of some good strategic moves by some very local family business guys. Good for him- here when I was in his building on it’s last day of business about 6 months ago, I felt sorry for him, having to sell out to Vulcan!

  • mostlocalyokel

    I just started on this blog. One thing to note about the Trace. First CH Holderby has to sell his building to Vulcan so they could build Allentown and his building will become Rollin Street Station. Then Holderby buys the Belkin building and sells it a few years later to the Trace developers. Holderby relocates his business on First Hill. Just a little example of some good strategic moves by some very local family business guys. Good for him- here when I was in his building on it’s last day of business about 6 months ago, I felt sorry for him, having to sell out to Vulcan!

  • Ken

    Grats Matt! Guess you will be moving out of Meritage soon :)

  • Ken

    Grats Matt! Guess you will be moving out of Meritage soon :)