Archives for July 2011

Modern Furnishings in Old Colony for $375K

This 1909-built residence contains an admirable assembly of modern furnishings. I originally queued up this 2-bedroom, 1,067 square foot condo on First Hill for my “old school” open houses post but I liked the interiors so much I wanted to show you more than just one photo. Located at 615 Boren Ave #26, this condo… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

There are 75 condos and townhouses hosting open houses in Seattle this weekend. And topping our list is a bit of the old school with a newly listed Anhalt on Capitol Hill, Thiry in Eastlake, and a turn of the century condo on Queen Anne. 1516 E Republican St #10 Sunday, 1-4PM The listing photos… Read More

Seattle’s Penthouse Loft Listings

The penthouse showcase at Realogics got me thinking about penthouses. I started wondering how many penthouses are currently listed and, more specifically, how many top floor condos bill themselves as both penthouses and lofts? My methods are far from a complete and accurate search but here’s a quick look at what I came across. A… Read More

A Visit to Mosler Lofts PH#2

Earlier this week Realogics had a broker’s open to showcase several of their penthouse listings in Seattle (and unique townhouses – read: Enclave and Sanctuary). And although I’m not a broker, they let me ogle PH#2 at Mosler Lofts anyway. Sadly, I only had time to stop in on one property that day. Matt has… Read More

Apartments: Design Reviews, Demolition, and Landlord Education

A rundown of recent apartment headlines shows more apartments in proposal stages because, well, 3000+ apartments under construction just isn’t enough. Check it: Design Review tonight (Thurs July 28) for Harbor Properties proposed project, Nova, located in West Seattle at 36th/Snoqualmie. [West Seattle] Tonight’s West Seattle Design Review also includes a proposed project for 3247… Read More

1-Bedroom at Olive 8 for Rent

Urbnlivn got word that there’s a 20th floor unit available for rent at Olive 8. As the Craigslist ad so aptly points out, it is the gym, pool, and spa amenities that sets this building apart (and even more so as a rental). Basic details: Available on September 1st for $2,200/mo for a 1 year… Read More

ModelRemodel Owner Named in PSBJ’s Top 40 Under 40

First off, congratulations to Jason Legat, owner of ModelRemodel, for making the list of honorees in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. The PSBJ Award Program is in its 13th year and “spotlights the top business leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.” Legat spent… Read More

The Station’s Grand Opening, Free iPad with Lease

This Thursday, July 28, is the Grand Opening Celebration for The Station at Othello Park, a 351-unit apartment building that is steps from the Othello Station and a 20 minute light rail ride from Downtown Seattle. From the invitation: Join us in our courtyard and on the rooftop deck on July 28th from 4-7:30pm for live music featuring… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Seattle closed 18 condo and townhouse sales last week. That’s not a lot :). Following is a look at the five new construction condos that closed – a couple located downtown and a run of second floor units on Capitol Hill. Escala #1204 Downtown’s Escala sold a 910 square foot condo on the 12th floor… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

This weekend there are 97 open houses scheduled in condos and townhouses across Seattle. Top picks include one 1960’s condo (with a full-on view), one from the 80’s (with full-on updates), and that top floor VEER loft (that’s full-on cool). 400 Melrose Ave E #501 Sunday, 1-4PM Yeah, it’s a 1960’s building so it doesn’t… Read More

In Review: Light Bulb Drama

I don’t know about you, but I could probably pass a college-level course on light bulbs after all that was said in the past few weeks. In case you missed it, the incandescent light bulb became a hot button issue as the House voted whether to repeal the light bulb provision in the Energy Independence… Read More

Updates on Sanctuary, Enclave, & Impluvium

I mentally couch this group of properties as “the ones that are coming off the bench” since they’ve re-entered the fray in the past couple months. Latest updates follow: Realogics has already accepted two reservation agreements for The Sanctuary since their July 7 announcement. The 12 townhouse project is still expected to be back on… Read More

Check In: New Construction Condo Inventory

Just over two months ago, I did a roundup of new construction condo inventory in Seattle. It seems about time to check in and see where things stand now. Last time I said that inventory was 69% sold overall; however, I missed a few properties in my roundup. So after adding those in (including several… Read More

Update on Malden 8

I received an update on Malden 8 from Tim at Isola Homes. Here’s the quick and dirty: Designed by Pb Elemental Architecture Interior design by Robin Chell The sketches I posted yesterday were iterations from March, and are close but not final (I’ll post updated sketches when I receive them) should be live in… Read More

Mad Homes Before New Apartments

The Mad Homes art exhibit in four pre-salvage homes on Capitol Hill has been profiled in CHS Blog and the Stranger, and the most extensive round of photos I’ve seen so far is on Apartment Therapy. So if you somehow aren’t planning to catch the exhibit in person before Aug 7 (which would be a… Read More

Queen Anne’s Galer 8 in Receivership, Seeking Bids

In an odd confluence of events yesterday, I was researching Malden 8 when I remembered that I snapped a couple shots of Galer 8 on Queen Anne over a month ago. It’s another townhouse project that I had noticed was under construction. Anyways, considering the similarity in names, I called over to the number on… Read More

Lumen Unit Works Its White Space

What’s all that white space called again? Oh yeah, negative space. And there’s a fair amount of it to work with in this Lumen listing. It’s not all negative (space) though… Just listed for $650K, this unit is described as two homes combined into a single residence which includes 2-bedrooms, 2 baths, open living room,… Read More

Reader Asks: Any Info on Capitol Hill’s Malden 8?

Update 7/20: More definitive details about the project are here. From an Urbnlivn reader: I had a question for you. Recently, I saw a sign go up on Malden Ave (in Capitol Hill) for a property that was calling itself “Malden 8″…My guess is 8 townhouse type homes. Construction looks as if it just started,… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

I was about to say there weren’t any closed sales in new construction condos last week but then I refreshed my Redfin query at noon. One popped up for Downtown’s Escala (#606 for $410K) and also the Dakota over in West Seattle (#410 for $390K). In total, there were 23 condo and townhouse sales closed… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

The Mad Homes art show opens this weekend and we’re pretty excited to see how the four homes in North Capitol Hill are transformed with art installations before being salvaged or relocated. Also exciting is the 82 condos and townhouses offering open houses across Seattle. Following are a few top picks for the weekend. 131… Read More