I’m a sucker for concrete shells. Instead of having to live in someone else’s imposed vision of urban living you get a blank canvas to create a killer space. However, most of the time you can only get a concrete shell if you’re buying a multi-million dollar penthouse type unit. So when an “affordable” shell hits the market it catches my eye. And when it pops up at the Banner Building, an AIA award winning Belltown condo destined by Ed Weinstein, even better!
#302 at the Banner Building first hit the market May 13, 2008 and has been on and off the market a few times since then priced first at $525k, then $499k and finally this week they dropped the price down to $420k.
A year ago, frustrated that there were so few photos of the interior we swung by to check it out and snap some pics.
Now, as it turns out this isn’t a bare concrete shell.
It has a tiny kitchen:
And a tiny bathroom featuring a sliding wall that exposes the bathtub to the living space:
If you look out the floor-to-ceiling windows to the south there is even a view of the water: