Conversions: McKean in QA or Aprea View on Cap Hill?

Found out about two new conversions today.

McKean in Queen Anne

8 homes all 762 square feet in a 1929 brick building at 1404 Olympic Way West. Starting at $334,950. Oddly they don’t have any photos of the exterior but I think it is this building:

McKean Condos, 1404 Olympic Way West, Seattle, WA

Interested? There’s an event Thursday, April 3rd, from 6 pm to 8 pm. In the press release they let us know that the sunset will be at approximately 7:43 pm. Here’s a photo of the view:

McKean Condos, 1404 Olympic Way West, Seattle, WA

You can find out more at: McKeanCondos.com and check out more view photos here.

Aprea View on Capitol Hill

A number of units for Aprea View Condominiums at 601 14th Ave E (note Redfin has mis-mapped this building, it is really at 14th and Mercer) appeared on the market today. Average $/sq ft is $386 making them relatively cheap.

Aprea View - 601 14th Ave E

Sounds like this developer flipper is lazy and not putting the same effort that the developer of McKean is investing:

Real Estate 101: location, location, location. This condo is a blank slate waiting for your creative remodel ideas- you can always change cabinets ( & have fun doing it) but you can’t change your location or your views & this is a great Capitol Hill location…

Update: Corrected location. It really is on Capitol Hill :).

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.

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  • Ellen

    Actually, the map results are inaccurate–that’s at 14th and Mercer. I only know because I live near that building–and to judge by the lack of “construction activity” you’re right about how little effort has been but into this building since they bought it a year or so ago.

  • Ellen

    Actually, the map results are inaccurate–that’s at 14th and Mercer. I only know because I live near that building–and to judge by the lack of “construction activity” you’re right about how little effort has been but into this building since they bought it a year or so ago.

  • andyf

    yeah, anything with an “East” is above Denny.

  • andyf

    yeah, anything with an “East” is above Denny.

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    Thanks Ellen and andyf. I checked on Google Maps and Microsoft’s Maps Live and they agree with you. We’ll get their location corrected on Redfin today.

  • http://blog.mattgoyer.com Matt

    Thanks Ellen and andyf. I checked on Google Maps and Microsoft’s Maps Live and they agree with you. We’ll get their location corrected on Redfin today.

  • Confusa

    I don’t understand why conversions are still happening. There is already a glut of condos, new and old. Can these people simply not read any financial or housing news?!?!

  • Confusa

    I don’t understand why conversions are still happening. There is already a glut of condos, new and old. Can these people simply not read any financial or housing news?!?!

  • Deann Lemar

    Aprea is in foreclosure and total disaray…broken elevator…red tagged fire system…an eyesore….it could have been so much more

  • Deann Lemar

    Aprea is in foreclosure and total disaray…broken elevator…red tagged fire system…an eyesore….it could have been so much more

  • Deann Lemar

    Aprea is in foreclosure and total disaray…broken elevator…red tagged fire system…an eyesore….it could have been so much more