Archives for April 2012

Olive 8 Now More Than 75% Sold

Late last week as we were heads down on our new construction inventory post, Olive 8 put out a press release on how things were going, SPRING SALES SURGE AT OLIVE 8: In another sign that the in-city housing market is recovering, brokers at Olive 8, a 229-unit condominium and hotel high-rise in downtown Seattle… Read More

Seward Park Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern fans, here’s a nice one in Seward Park at 6245 Chatham Dr S. Pricey though at $1.14m for 3,117 square feet and 4 beds, 3 baths. Nice thing about this one is that it has been updated. Interested? You can check it out today from 1 to 4pm.

George Suyama Queen Anne Contemporary

Wow. A stunning Queen Anne contemporary designed by George Suyama at 217 W Prospect St just hit the market for $6.75m. Unknown square footage, 3 beds, 3.75 baths.

Have You Re-Fi’d Your Bubble Condo Purchase?

The Seattle Times has a first hand account of Condo owner snags HARP deal: In 2006, when I bought my Eastlake condo, any standing place that had walls was considered a good investment. I jumped in, buying the place that I had been renting. It was small and a bit outdated, but if felt good… Read More

Update: New Construction Inventory

It has been way too long since we last checked in on new construction condo inventory! Art Stable 7 Total Units, 6 Closed, 1 Available The Danielle — 83% Sold 31 Total Units, 26 Closed Notes: no longer selling. 5 units are to be rented The Decatur — 91% Sold 146 Total Units, 133 Closed… Read More

Really Monster Loft at the Banner Building

Holy shit. There’s a 3,800 square foot loft for sale at the Banner Building. Unit 403/404 just came on the market today for $1.549m. It’s two units combined resulting in 3 a bedroom space with 2.75 baths and 2 parking spots. Dues are $1,500/month. Though it is bank owned and has terrible pictures. So the… Read More

Modern Townhome on 12th

213 12th Ave E (aka NoJo Rowhomes) is not a new construction townhome, but was built just a few years ago. Listed at $589,950 it sold brand new three years ago for $500k. It’ll be interesting to see if a 18% increase in price is really warranted. Here’s what we said about these townhomes when… Read More

80’s Home With Killer Deck

I love love love the deck on this home built in ’88 on North Capitol Hill. Views, outdoor furniture, fireplace… You can find it at 2348 Harvard Ave E. Only $1.4m. 2,630 square feet, 2 beds, 2.25 baths. Last sold in ’06 for $1m.

Two Story Penthouse at Veer Lofts

Amazonians, here’s a two story west facing loft for you just down the block from the office. Unit 615 at Veer Lofts is a true loft, just over 1,000 square feet. Listed at $425k, sold for $420k two years ago brand new. We dig the 18′ ceiling, concrete floors and west facing exposure. Too bad… Read More

Help Design a Cascade ‘Hood Apartment

An apparently soon to be built apartment in the Cascade neighborhood needs your help. We’re back at it with another apartment design survey! As you may remember, we deployed a similar effort last fall about a design survey for an apartment in South Lake Union. Today, we’re launching a survey that will inform an upcoming… Read More

Untouched Windermere Mid-Century Modern

At 5809 NE 57th St in Windermere there looks to be an untouched mid-century modern! I think you’ll need to put a new kitchen in :). Just hit the market for $560k. 2,160 square feet, 4 beds, 2.5 baths. Act fast if you’re interested. Rumor has it they’re reviewing offers in a few days.

Eric Cobb Modern in Queen Anne

An Eric Cobb designed home on Queen Anne at 1948 7th Ave W just hit the market! (We’re a big fan of his residential work…) Built in 2002, $1.85m will get you a 4,360 modern home with 4 beds and 3.25 baths. We love the floor to ceiling windows, the views and multiple decks.

Wallingford Farmhouse Gone Modern

If I wasn’t so busy skiing last week I definitely would have posted this one sooner. 3932 Bagley Ave N is a 1912 farmhouse with a 3 story modern tower by architect David Coleman. Priced at $750k it is 2,100 square feet, 3 beds, 2.25 baths. Redfin field agent Nikki Callahan went to see it… Read More

Escala Raises Prices

The Sanctuary isn’t the only one raising prices. Looks like Escala raised prices ahead of this weekend on many units by about $10k. #512: $429k -> $439k #506: $419k -> $429k #609: $409k -> $419k #812: $459k -> $469k #1802: $929k -> $934k #1908: $779k -> $789k Anyone know how many units are left? In… Read More

Sanctuary 60% Sold. Price Increases April 30

Thinking of pulling the trigger on a unit at the Sanctuary? Supply is dwindling and price increases coming: With several more home sales in April and nearly half the units closed, the seller of The Sanctuary has announced price increases, which will become effective on April 30, 2012 on remaining homes. Click through for the… Read More

Reader Report: Arbor Place #1201

Urbnlivn reader @carbzilla recently toured Unit 1201 at Arbor Place at 121 Vine St. Which is a good thing since we were going to blog about it anyway :). The concrete ceilings caught our eye, plus we’ve never blogged about Arbor Place which used to be an apartment but then was converted by Intracorp. Unit… Read More

New Modern Queen Anne Townhouses

Lots of new construction town houses being built these days! Latest ones to the market are two townhouses in Queen Anne that should be done in June. Located at 910 6th Ave, the one on the MLS is $525k for 1,673 square feet, 2 beds, 2 baths. Looks promising!

2012 Green Home Tour

The 2012 Green Home Tour is this weekend. While there aren’t any condos there are some other cool places like container homes! Saturday  Green Home Tour – FREE Self-guided tour featuring 24 sites!  (Highlights below) Location – Various Green Home Expo – FREE 26 Exhibitor sustainable products and services show. Location – Green Depot 4121 1st Avenue S…. Read More

New Apodments on Capitol Hill, Mid-May

CHS Blog did a nice rundown of apartment developments on Capitol Hill a while back. One smaller “apodment” development called Centro didn’t make that list but is about to be finished & available mid-May according to a recent post on Craigslist. This beautiful, brand-new building located at 1304 E John St, Seattle 98102 has large,… Read More

2 New Capitol Hill Townhouses @ 16th & Union

More new townhouses on Capitol Hill! These two are at 1122 16th Ave near the corner of 16th and Union. The one they have listed is priced at $425,888 (charmed pricing!) for 2 beds, 2.26 baths, 1,329 square feet. Collin Horn at Redfin gave em a tour and had this to say: Town homes are… Read More