Two Level Lofts

I’ve been skiing in Whistler which explains the lack of posts here. I’ll blog more tonight, in the meantime here is a 1913 two level loft in Pioneer Square that came on the market at $589,000:



I think the no parking might be a deal breaker for many.

But if you’re more a Capitol Hill person check out 214 Summer Ave E #402. Also two levels but larger at 1,550 square feet and only $465,000.

Friends of mine are selling the place (they didn’t use Redfin because its a co-op.) At $465,000 I think it’s priced to sell but like the Pioneer Square loft it is lacking parking. I may be biased but if I were still on the market for a place I’d have seriously considered this unit. Downsides: no parking and a co-op. But upsides are that it has a view, it’s large, cheap $/square foot and exposed brick.

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.

You can also find me on Twitter, @MattGoyer, or LinkedIn.

  • Tim

    The price is pretty reasonable, but the $804 Home owners dues are extremely high. I wonder if the building is in need of major repairs?

  • Tim

    The price is pretty reasonable, but the $804 Home owners dues are extremely high. I wonder if the building is in need of major repairs?

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    It is my understanding it includes the taxes as well…

  • http://blog.mattgoyer.com Matt

    It is my understanding it includes the taxes as well…

  • Bob

    One is close to the viaduct, the other a big parking lot. But I do like the interior of both units.

  • Bob

    One is close to the viaduct, the other a big parking lot. But I do like the interior of both units.

  • jo

    The city bought that parking lot a year ago to turn it into a park. :)

    http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/proparks/projects/JohnSummitParkDevelopment.htm

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION
    Develop a community park at the the northeast corner of E. John Street and Summit Avenue E.
    Parks purchased the .21 acre property in 2007. The current use, that of a parking lot, will continue until shortly before construction starts in 2009.

    See the Pro Parks acquisition webpage for more information.

  • jo

    The city bought that parking lot a year ago to turn it into a park. :)

    http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/proparks/projects/JohnSummitParkDevelopment.htm

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION
    Develop a community park at the the northeast corner of E. John Street and Summit Avenue E.
    Parks purchased the .21 acre property in 2007. The current use, that of a parking lot, will continue until shortly before construction starts in 2009.

    See the Pro Parks acquisition webpage for more information.

  • http://summitavecoop.blogspot.com/ Divya

    Hey Matt – On your suggestion, I created a website for our co-op, with some additional details:

    http://summitavecoop.blogspot.com/

    Thanks again for the post and advice!

  • http://summitavecoop.blogspot.com/ Divya

    Hey Matt – On your suggestion, I created a website for our co-op, with some additional details:

    http://summitavecoop.blogspot.com/

    Thanks again for the post and advice!

  • jo

    How is a unit on the fourth floor considered a Live / Work loft?

    Just looks like a “normal” condo to me. A big one at that.

  • jo

    How is a unit on the fourth floor considered a Live / Work loft?

    Just looks like a “normal” condo to me. A big one at that.