Photos from Touring Volta in Belltown

Last week I blogged about the Alex getting renamed Volta and yesterday I got a hard hat tour of the Belltown project just as the scaffolding came down and as two units, #101 and #602 hit the MLS. They’re expected to put two more units on the MLS shortly to give folks a sense of prices. I did get a price sheet but if you want to get your hands on one you’ll need to give them a call.

Here are my photos of the under construction project. Clicking through them should give you a sense of the views from the roof top and a few units.

I also got a peak at their material boards stored conveniently in their mobile sales center (they’ll be opening a proper sales center in the commercial space just as quick as they can):

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Overall I was impressed with the floor plans and how quiet the units were given the busy streets the project is one. I was disappointed to find out they’re carpeting the living rooms and in some cases putting a wall between the kitchen and the living room. And while the west facing units have killer views note that the neighboring lot is a parking lot so you’re not likely guaranteed views unless you’re buying the penthouse.

Here are my notes on the project:

  • There’s two levels of parking, with three different sizes of stalls
  • The commercial unit gets one unit, the penthouses two each
  • Everyone else needs to buy a stall priced at $25k
  • The parking levels have high ceilings so you could likely put a lift in
  • There’s two elevators for the building
  • 20 unique floor plan
  • A sales center will go in the commercial space
  • The commercial space is 900 square feet and is for sale for $335k. It’s a “warm shell”
  • 28 of the 34 units qualify for the FHA loan limit
  • 4th floor units have a large terrace
  • Penthouse floor has 15′ ceilings
  • Penthouses each have a large sky light
  • Penthouses won’t be built out so you can buy as a shell, or buy both and combine them
  • Penthouses have private roof top terraces
  • There’s a public roof top deck with dog walk
  • Storage spaces are available for $5k
  • HOA dues are $0.44/square foot
  • Water, sewer and garbage are submetered
  • Shower’s have a mud set pan
  • Windows are quadruple paned
  • Rainer view from the west facing units
  • Non-penthouse units have a ~8’4″ ceiling height
  • There’s a live work unit with a door onto Bell

If you’re interested in a tour give them a call. Or check out their site.

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.

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