You were wondering what was up at the Marlborough last December when you spotted exterior renovations, and now – if you want to live in a renovated bit of Seattle heritage – apartments are available to rent. In the midst of final touches (some of which are still in progress), the leasing office opened its doors in mid-January and has already leased 20% of the building.
The basic details:
- Studio + den – 385 sq ft, $940 to $1285/month
- 1 Bedroom – 577 sq ft, $1335 to $1605/month
- 2 Bedroom – 1334 sq ft $3385 to $3470/month
- 3 Bedroom – 2164 sq ft $5670 to $5790/month
The square footage of the apartments varies from unit-to-unit and each has a unique feel. The Marlborough worked hard to retain the vintage details; namely, original door plaques from 1927, (12-point) glass doorknobs, and crown molding. The pedestal sinks and other bathroom fixtures are new, but still manage to add to the early-19th century feel. In the larger units, you even get such decadence as a butler’s pantry, fireplace (functional in penthouses, others decorative only), and a foyer.
The apartments are complete with above average amenities, namely parking (add’l $150/month), in-unit washer/dryer, guest suite, concierge, business center, and a 6,000 sq ft rooftop garden. The garden is scheduled to start renovations in March, and plans include a pea patch, fire pit, herb garden, and various tranquil, private sitting areas.
The only check mark on my ‘not awesome’ list is the electric stove – I would have preferred gas. And, if you must have wood floors and views, then go in sooner than later because floors 9 and up have both. Lower floors offer some carpeted, others with wood floors.
Lease now, and you can benefit from the current special of a free month’s rent with a year lease, and you can watch as they hang their final art selections for the common areas – yet another detail that the Marlborough is giving careful thought and consideration.