The 5 Most Expensive Condo Sales of 2009

I spent some time digging through public records to find the 5 most expensive condo sales of 2009.

  1. $11.3 million on 2/2/2009 – Four Seasons Unit #1602. Likely Bruce McCaw’s pad. This unit was just $90k short of setting’s Seattle’s most expensive condo sale (which is I believe, #1703 at the Four Seasons which was sold last year for $11.386 mil.)
  2. $9.75 million on 1/2/2009 – Market Place Tower unit #1. TechFlash article on the sale and my earlier post. Sadly I never toured it while it was on the market.
  3. $5.4 million on 4/16/2009 – 1521 Unit 3600 – 2,863 square feet
  4. $5.35 million on 4/10/2009 – 1521 Unit 3602 – 2,601 square feet
  5. $5.29 million on 4/9/2009 – 1521 Unit 3700 – 2,847 square feet

Even though 2009 was a down year for condos around Seattle there were still some very expensive condos that traded hands!

If I’m missing a sale let me know and if you know the agents involved in these transactions I’d like to add that to the post as well.

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, 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.

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  • The MD

    Matt, I'm not sure what thresholds for Purchase Price you're seeking here, but there were 8 sales at 1521 Second Avenue between $3MM and $5MM. Also, there were an additional 8 sales at Four Seasons that exceeded the prices of the condos you listed at 1521 Second Avenue.

  • mattgoyer

    All the sales I saw at the Four Seasons that were really high closed in 2008.

  • quizno

    One of the Four Seasons buyers was indicted on a massive tax fraud scheme last year. Must be nice to have criminal neighbors.

  • The MD

    Matt, sorry about that. You're right. I was missing the “'09” part LOL

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