Archives for June 2011

Modern Eastlake Condo with Fireworks Views

It’s an end unit condo that looks like a townhouse. Plus, it has views of Lake Union and Gas Works Park that can only bode well for 4th of July fireworks. Situated in the Eastlake neighborhood, this 1,181 square foot condo offered at $550K has a number of features to like. To name just a… Read More

Enso Drops Prices; Gallery Has 3% Buyer’s Bonus

Both Gallery and Enso are well into the 90th percentile and are approaching sold out. To usher their final units out the door, the two condo buildings have recently announced price reductions. Enso (820 Blanchard St) Enso took up to 7% off the price of 9 remaining units. Enso Units Old Price New Price #707… Read More

Highbury Townhouses Tour & Photos

I stopped by the Highbury a week ago to check out the townhouses on Capitol Hill, and to see the water fountain that runs down the middle of the complex. Unfortunately for me, the fountain that collects, stores, and recirculates rainwater was temporarily turned off as a final water-tight seal was applied to the surrounding… Read More

Volta Update: Submittal Deadline Complete

Last time we checked, the unfinished Volta development in Belltown was opened up for sealed bid offers due by May 9. However, that date passed uneventfully and then the website changed to say “sealed bid offers accepted until date TBD”. And what does it say today? Submittal Deadline Complete. Urbnlivn got word that last Friday… Read More

Seattle Bathrooms: From Curious Constructions to Amazing Views

Well, what would a real estate blog be without the occasional roundup on bathrooms? When I flipped through a new listing today on Queen Anne with a chandelier in the bathroom, I figured it was about time to do a quick review of the highlights. First chandelier I’ve seen in a bathroom… (Listed at $695K,… Read More

Two More Apartment Buildings Sold, $44M

Seattle Times reports that two Queen Anne apartment buildings (Sweetbriar and Eden Hill) sold for $44M. Taking into account the sales of Moda and Legacy at Pratt Park, that’s four newer apartment buildings – sold in three transactions – in less than a month. From the Seattle Times article: One of Queen Anne Hill’s larger… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

31 condos and townhouses sold last week in Seattle including a run of four at Escala and two notable resales on/near Capitol Hill. Escala (1920 4th Ave) I’d like to speculate that the four sales closed last week at Escala were partly due to new owners wanting a perch from which to watch the Pride… Read More

Cheerful Interiors in a 12th Floor Bellora Condo

An enjoyable weekend of (mostly) sunshine also marked the listing of this cheerful sub-penthouse at the Bellora. Situated on the 12th floor, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo has brightly-accented interiors that invoke the cheerfulness found on the first sunny day of a Seattle spring. It is offered at $925K. The condo has the usual baseline for… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

This weekend there’s only 81 condos and townhouses offering open houses in Seattle. And the fact that it is Pride weekend is no excuse for those low numbers – this time last year Seattle had 164 open houses. So yes, get out and celebrate Pride but also maybe take a look at the views from… Read More

Finally an Entertaining Listing Video!

This real estate video almost needs popcorn and a soda. There’s action, danger, comedy, and much as you might not want to hear it, Ryan – you may have found your calling. Courtesy of Seattle Pulp: (Redfin listing for Ryan’s home)

Kiro 7 on Mosler Lofts Flood

Matt already covered some of the Mosler Lofts flood story in his post at the end of May, but looks like Kiro 7 really pounded the pavement to see if they could get more details. BelltownPeople saw the article first but here’s the link: Belltown Condo Owners Deal with Headaches After Massive Flood Damage. This… Read More

Impluvium’s #201 For Sale (Sort of)

Impluvium’s #201 isn’t listed yet, but the owner got in touch with Urbnlivn to tell us that he’s seeking interested buyers. For those not familiar with the property, the Capitol Hill building completed construction in 2008 and two studios were briefly listed for prices in the low $200’s. However, shortly thereafter the entire building was… Read More

Wondering about the radio silence from Curbed Seattle?

After spending the day casually wondering about the radio silence on Curbed Seattle, I finally did a search on Twitter to find out what’s up. It turns out that the Curbed Network is experiencing a pretty significant site outage. According to the NYTimes, the FBI seized servers at the hosting facility that Curbed Network uses…. Read More

Six Pack of Townhouses in Judkins

Last week this six pack of bank owned townhouses at 943 Martin Luther King Jr Way S was listed for $1.77M. It’s an incomplete project sold as is but the listing says the permits are still active and much of the work has been completed for you. Each townhouse is three stories with a rooftop… Read More

More Reclaimed Wood Than You Can Shake a Stick At

An estimated 1.4 million feet of Douglas timber went into building the camouflaged Boeing Plant 2, and 250,000 feet of that timber is being reclaimed and sold by Duluth Timber. Boeing Plant 2 was an astounding 1.7 million square foot facility that played a crucial role in producing nearly 7,000 Flying Fortresses in World War… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were 30 closed sales for condos and townhouses in Seattle last week. In new construction condos, Gallery closed on two units (#908 and #609), as did Olive 8 (#3400 and #3010). And in resales, it is a trip down Urbnlivn memory lane because we’ve posted about three of these four condos in the past:… Read More

Live Off The Grid in 192 Sq Ft Container

Seattle’s Hybrid Architecture was chosen by Sunset to build their 2011 Make It Your Own Home. In partnership with Seattle’s HyBrid Architecture, we’re taking reuse and recycle to new levels. Built from a 192-square-foot converted shipping container, the studio cottage features a kitchen, bathroom, living space, built-in bedding, and outdoor deck. Its petite scale makes… Read More

Lofty Townhouse on West Nickerson St

$372K will purchase this lofty townhouse on the northern slope of Queen Anne. Built in 2003, this townhouse contains 3 bedrooms, 2.25 baths, and 1,250 square feet. Plus a rooftop terrace that provides views of the cut. It is right next to Seattle Pacific University, and only a 1.5 mile bike ride down the South… Read More

Trace Loft #407 Still Available, Open House Sat/Sun

That pending sale on May 17 didn’t go through so #407 at Trace Lofts is still on the market for $325K. Same price, same bat channel. Here’s what is new though – the sales team. Eric, Carlene, and Gina at Gerrard Beattie & Knapp have been signed on for the end game of the Trace… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

Seattle is home to only 67 open houses in condos and townhouses this weekend. You may want to look waterside at these recently listed resales: 3633 Beach Dr SW #102 Saturday, 11AM-3PM Located on the quiet side of Alki is this 2-bedroom, 1.75 bath condo listed for just under $535K. Built in 1968, the description… Read More