Archives for June 2012

Modern GREEN Magnolia Open House This Weekend

Seattleites everywhere will be “going green” next week when the plastic bag ban goes into affect, but if you’re itching to go uber sustainable this weekend, check out this new Modern Magnolia home designed by Gregory Menikoff at one of two open houses this weekend. This 5 bed 3.5 bath just a short walk from… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

In this weekend leading up to Independence Day, there are 55 open houses happening throughout the city of Seattle.  Here are a few notables worth checking out. 508 Lakeside Ave South Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, 12:00pm-4:00pm The Lakeside Condos are a newly constructed collection of 6 condos and townhomes located right on… Read More

Mid-Century on Melrose

Mad Men building with modern updates, at 1740 Melrose Ave, #802.  This 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath penthouse just listed at $449,900 features 180 degree city, sound & mountain views seen through floor-ceiling windows from all major rooms.  Even more sun shines in through skylights to combat our dreary days. Upgrades have been made, but I… Read More

NW Woodworker’s Gallery Hosts Furniture Exhibition

  Northwest Woodworkers’ Gallery tipped us off to their upcoming show, SoulCraft – a group exhibition of their members’ new studio furniture designs.  If you’re interested in moving away from the usual home furnishings suspects and investing in custom pieces suited specifically to your condo or house, I recommend checking it out.  Expertly crafted offerings… Read More

Woodworker’s Dream Listing in Colonial Grand Pacific

Originally listed for $569,000 this recently renovated unit in Pioneer Square, overlooking Elliott Bay dropped down to $539,000 just 4 days after listing on the NWMLS. The 2 story, 2 bed 2 bath unit at 1119 1st Ave #313 has a HUGE skylight in the living room, allowing maximum natural light to seep in, charming… Read More

Summer School at West Queen Anne

Urbnlivn has noticed that there’s a great new class every semester at WQAS, and this summer is no exception.  Unit #201, a 766 square foot 1 bedroom, 1 bath was just added to the roster.  At $365,000, reports that tuition is skyrocketing appear to be true.  Unit #302, though smaller, sold last month for just… Read More

Rental at 19th Ave Lofts Coming Up

Thanks to a reader for sending us a tip that a rental at 19th Ave Lofts is about to hit the market: From the tipster: Unit #305 is about to go on the rental market. This is one of a few unique units in our building- bumped out living space with floor-to ceiling windows on… Read More

First ReSale Down Cedar Crest Lane | Spoiler: Went Pending In 7 Days!!

A Bellevue listing under the $1 Mil mark?! This cozy dwelling at 107 Cedar Crest Lane, which sits on an oversized corner lot just 200 meters from the waterfront went pending after just 7 days! The house is being sold as is with wall to wall carpet, (cringe) but the contemporary design offers an abundance… Read More

New Corner Unit at Continental Place

Sleek, Elegance, and Poise, poise, poise… allow me to introduce the freshly listed 21st floor corner unit at Continental Place in Belltown; she’s a beaut! This 2 bed 1.75 bath at 2125 1st Ave #2105 is listed at $1,475,000 and comes with all the bells and whistles in terms of technology and poolside amenities. The… Read More

New Ultra Thin Modern Townhouse in South Park

South King County is heating up with new Ultra Thin Modern Unique units at 545 S Sullivan Street.  Unit A in particular has just hit the market, boasting a unique, motorized aluminum glass door that opens up into the main floor.  This spacious, modern townhome spans 1,240 square feet and features two upper bedrooms, and… Read More

31 Condo and Townhome Sales Last Week!

Last week we not only saw soaking wet rock and roll marathon runners and festive Gay Pride Parade performers, but  31 condo and townhome sales went pending around Seattle, including a corner Gallery Unit in Belltown, a lovely waterfront on Alki, and a Green row home on Phinney. 2911 2nd Ave #903 A corner unit… Read More

Madison Valley Re-Sale

Here’s a hot Madison Valley re-sale, 3 bed, 3.5 bath at 1614 26th Ave. Built in 2008, it is priced at $849,000. The home boasts an intuitive flow, luxurious finishes, and an outrageous master suite.  Outrageous, indeed.  I personally hope this trend of open concept master baths is short-lived.  But the floor-to-ceiling windows with treetop and Cascade views, and multiple decks, including… Read More

High End Gaining Momentum

Few things have come across our radar recently… First Realogics produced a neat infographic of high end sales, Luxury Condo Sales Downtown Trigger Next Development Cycle (click to enlarge): Then Urban Ashley points out that they’ve sold a very pricey place, Madison Tower/Hotel 1000 Penthouse SOLD!! $4,000,000 We closed Madison Tower #2400 on 5/30 and… Read More

Seattle Firework Season – Who to Call!

Got an email on one of my building distribution lists that made me laugh: So, it seems like we’re entering the Fireworks and Pop Rocket season (first episodes occurred last night for all you light sleepers). If your sleep or pets are disturbed by this activity over the next few weeks, it is imperative that… Read More

42 Open Houses This Weekend

Happy first weekend of summer, Seattle! Whether you’ll be competing in the Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon or celebrating Pride, keep in mind there are 42 condos and townhouses open for viewing this weekend. From a couple Queen Anne townhouses, to a waterfront condo, check out this weekend’s essential open house picks.   1106 Taylor… Read More

20 Foot Ceilings at 2200

Twenty-foot ceilings and a two-story wall of windows provide a stunning focal point in this townhouse-style 1 bed + den, 1.5 bath at 2200. The 2nd floor location allows for a true patio, but I’m not convinced that direct access to the street is a plus. Granite in the kitchen is tile, not slab, but… Read More

The Sanctuary is Now Officially Sold Out

A week ago we noticed the last unit at The Sanctuary went pending. Today we received a press release from Realogics confirming that yes, The Sanctuary is now sold out.

Urbnlivn Joins the Seattle Times as a Local News Partner

We’re excited to announce they we’ve partnered with the Seattle Times, Seattle Times announces more local news partners: In an effort to provide readers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date news from throughout the region, The Seattle Times has forged partnerships with a number of local news Web sites. Nice to see Urbnlivn recognized as… Read More

Ferris Wheel Views – Got It!

98 Union St #1106 is determined to let you know that you’re going to get a view of the new ferris wheel at Pier 57. They include not one, but three photos out of the ten photos they posted! Most have worked though because the $575k 1,295 square foot condo went pending in two weeks.

Four Seasons Switches to Windermere

The Four Seasons, which last time we checked was only 69% sold after years on the market, has bailed on Realogics and switched to Windermere as their sales and marketing firm. At the same time they very modestly dropped prices on a few units: Unit #1104 went from $2.44m to $2.38m. #1404 went from $2.49m… Read More