Archives for April 2011

Open Houses This Weekend

Seattle has 128 condos and townhouses hosting open houses this weekend. With all the colors flying across the water at today’s royal wedding (including some amazing fascinator hats), it seems only appropriate that Seattle’s open houses show a little color of their own. 2026 14th Ave W Sunday, 1-3PM You’ll need about $430K in green… Read More

NW Contemporary in Ravenna

The interiors of this NW contemporary home up in Ravenna caught my eye. Love the windows, views of the forest, big beams… This 2,870 square foot 2 bed, 2.5 bath won’t be for everyone though as the master suite is an open loft to the living room below. Sounds more like a large open one… Read More

Art Stable Back on the MLS

The two remaining units at Art Stable are back on the MLS after taking a break for a month or so. Notable is that the listing agent is now Jane Powers of Ewing & Clark, Inc. Formerly it was Catherine Adams of Windermere. Unit 400: 3,983 sq. ft. for $2.19m Unit 200: 2,235 sq. ft…. Read More

Nicholas Court Penthouse At a Good Price

We’re fans of Nicholas Court, a 9-unit project at 1413 15th Ave designed by Walker Architecture. When unit 8 hit the market this week it caught our eye. Unit 8 is a 1,368 penthouse. 2 beds, 2 baths. Looks like it was bought new in 2001 for $438,000. It was then foreclosed upon and bought… Read More

Two Apartment Projects Breaking Ground

And they’re off! Call it a staggered start (since there are already projects in the works) as developers race to get apartments built and meet the increasing demand from renters. 1200 Madison Curbed Seattle reports that Holland Partners is breaking ground at 1200 Madison today. This First Hill apartment building will have 17 floors, plus:… Read More

Four Seasons Restructures Debt, “Back on Track”

The Seattle PI was the first to pick up the story that the Seattle Four Seasons restructures debt. We’ve got the full press release below but here’s a snippet: “The cloud over this project has lifted. Working closely together, our partners have created a great global solution to Four Seasons Seattle’s financial challenges,” Bruce McCaw… Read More

20′ Atrium in 1980’s Cap Hill Condo

Would you have guessed that this unassuming condo building at 1111 E John St has a unit, #8, which has a 20′ atrium with skylight and private rooftop deck? Granted it does have some other not-so-winning features like an original kitchen, black & white tile in the bathroom, mirrored fireplace, and the bedroom has an… Read More

Renaissance-Industrial Modern in Preston

I know. You have to go way out of Seattle to check out this Preston work-in-progress, but there’s so much potential for this 4,000+ sf home which blends industrial features with modern+eco-friendly design, and flavors it with a bit of Renaissance style. Sprinkle a little royal wedding fairy dust on it (I’ll be mainlining the… Read More

Resales at Ravenna’s Park Modern

We already pointed out the two resales (unit 200-B and unit 200-D) at Ravenna’s Park Modern, a Build LLC project, in our open house post on Friday but I like it too much not to show a few more photos :). Here are photos from unit 200-D: It is interesting to note that the units… Read More

1521 Luxury Condos At 80% Sold

Was it just last week that we noted 1521 closed two sales and were sitting somewhere around 78% sold? Well, today OPUS and Realogics announce that 1521 has closed its 109th sale and has 5 additional pending in the month of April. If you count the pending sales, that brings the building to 80% sold… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were only 14 43 closed condo and townhouse sales in Seattle last week. Surprisingly, that still included multiple sales at Trace North and 1350 Alki. Details follow. 1350 Alki Ave SW Units 5S and 2N at this Alki condo building closed last week for $570K and $477.5K respectively. Built in 2008, it looks like… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

It’s a holiday weekend so there’s half as many open houses in Seattle this weekend. However, if you are out hunting for condos or townhouses instead of eggs, you might be interested in one or two from this list of 58 open houses. 1331 Harbor Ave SW #203 Sunday, 1-4PM Stop by this 2-bedroom condo… Read More

Like Legos? Try Prefab Apartment Assembly

This week CollinsWoerman announced Sustainable Living Innovations (SLI), a new way to design and construct mid-rise buildings by using a pre-fabricated system. This component-based assembly approach is the only prefab system currently on the market that is scalable for mid-rise structures, and apparently works like Legos according to Geekwire (or an Erector set according to… Read More

Stately Capitol Hill Condo

Wow. This stately 3-bedroom, 2.25 bath condo has ridiculously awesome interiors (which probably shouldn’t be a surprise considering it is owned by Rocky Rochon Design). Located steps away from Volunteer Park at 941 11th Ave E, this 2,380 square foot residence (with 3 parking spaces) has been listed for less than two weeks at an… Read More

AIA Award Winner in Fauntleroy

Thanks to Klaus for pointing us at this Ibsen Nelsen AIA award winning (1962!) open plan house in Fauntleroy at 9819 46th Ave SW. (okay, so it is a little bit outside of our comfort zone.) This home is 3,520 square feet, 4 beds, 2.5 baths and is listed at $730,000. Last sold in 2007… Read More

Curbed Seattle Launches

Curbed Seattle is here! From the ins and outs of the real estate scene, to adventures in urban planning and architecture, to local oddities, for Curbed Seattle, it all comes back to real estate, rent, and the neighborhoods we inhabit. I’ve been a fan of Curbed for years as they’re my source for SF and… Read More

Exposed Brick @ Nine Cherry Square

A 2bd/2b, 862 sq ft condo in Nine Cherry Square just came on the market for $340K. That’s $394 per square foot for features such as: Exposed brick and respectable views from the 5th floor… Bamboo floors and recessed lighting… More exposed brick and more respectable views… And more recessed lighting (in both bathrooms no… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

A total of 29 condos and townhouses sold last week, bringing Seattle to 79 closed condo and townhouse sales so far in April. 1577 Lakeview Blvd E After 6 weeks on the market, the second of three new townhouses on Lakeview Blvd went pending on March 9 and then last week the sale officially closed… Read More

Gallery “Inventory Closeout”

Following close on the heels of their auction-turned-buy-now-event in early March, the sales team at the Gallery sent an email blast yesterday to promote their inventory closeout special. A 3% buyer’s bonus is being offered on all new contracts written by June 30, closing by July 30. According to the fine print, the bonus is… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

This weekend there are 133 open houses hosted in condos and townhouses across Seattle, including these finds: 6708 Corson Ave S Unit C Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-2PM There are 16′ vaulted ceilings in this 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse in Georgetown. Listed as a short sale for $180K, it was last purchased in 2008 for… Read More