Archives for September 2012

110% Over List, All Cash For Cap Hill Starter Condo

A reader wrote in about a bidding war they were recently involved in at 1125 E Olive St #608. It hit the market September 24 for $215k and was pending September 27th. Last sold in 2006 for $271,900 when the Onyx went from being apartments to condos. The under $250k market in the Seattle area… Read More

Loft-y Built Green Central District Townhome

I love this townhome at 825 18th Ave (Marion & 18th). Loft-y feeling kitchen with exposed wood ceiling, Built Green, garage parking, and a killer BBQ setup. Plus it is within walking distance to 14th and Union which has all kinds of good new places popping up. Listed at $559k for 3 beds, 2.5 baths,… Read More

Townhome at Award Winning Urban Canyon

1903 E Pine St is the ultimate green townhouse featuring photovoltaic solar panels, solar hot water, water recapture, reclaimed materials, high efficiency radiant heat and a 50 year roof. It isn’t cheap at $609k for 2 beds, 2 baths and 1,690 square feet but it is awesome. Last sold, brand new, in 2009 for $557k.

Seattle Open Houses – 9/29 – 9/30

Well Seattle, we’ve got 42 open houses for you to check out this weekend, but there are definitely a few lookers worth a visit.  If you’re still looking to satisfy your interior design itch, you will definitely want to check out the 10 homes on display for the Seattle Modern Home tours.  Even though these gorgeous… Read More

FLOR Seattle Grand Opening

Last week, FLOR opened its doors in a new retail space in Seattle at 2000 1st Avenue, just blocks away from Pike Place Market.  Innovative and stylish system of carpet squares is the heart of FLOR, whose roots date back to 1973 when modular floorcovering was first introduced.  FLOR has been wildly popular among design… Read More

Elegant Double Unit Condo at Cristalla

We took one look at this uniquely custom million-dollar downtown condo and could hardly believe such a tasteful and elegant home could exist in downtown Seattle.  But it does, inside of the Cristalla Building.  2033 2nd Ave #1409 is the location of a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom high rise is the result of two units… Read More

Milton Stricker’s Personal Residence

Architect Milton Stricker, who apprenticed under legendary Frank Lloyd Wright in the 50’s, passed away in 2008 and now his personal residence at 3211 S Massachusetts St is on the market. It is in Leschi, 2,340 square feet, 3 beds, 3.5 baths and priced at an “affordable” $715k. While it looks to be in great… Read More

Brand New Contemporary Leschi Townhouse

Contemporary Leschi townhouse is still in the midst of construction, but is already up for sale. One look at the seemingly enormous master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a sweeping view, and we were sold.  This large 3,710 square feet home has 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are master suites with fantastic views of Lake… Read More

Barrel Roof in Madison Park

With the number of nice houses I post about in Madison Park (versus Capitol Hill) something makes me think when it comes time to ditch our loft we’ll be moving off the Hill…. Anyhow, the barrel roof at 1423 McGilvra Blvd E caught my eye last week. 18′ ceilings, big garage, 3 beds, 2.5 baths,… Read More

Focus Group for High Rise Apartment

Our friends over at Red Propeller, a real estate consulting firm, are looking for participants for a focus group for a high rise apartment. If you’re selected let us know what they asked you :). Or just leave your comments about apartment design here and I’ll forward them on.

Madrona Modern with Awesome Lake Views

I love the lake views at 700 37th Ave. And the clean modern lines. Curiously there are no exterior photos! $1,050,000 for 2 beds, 1.5 baths, 2,200 square feet. (Though why not price it at $999k?) The home was on the market a little over a year ago for $1.2m but never sold. After two… Read More

Pb Elemental Live/Work on 23rd

Another live/work! This one at, 718 23rd Ave in the Central District, is a little more live than work with 584 square feet of commercial space and 1,769 square feet of living space. The living space is 2 beds, 2.75 baths with a decent sized roof top deck with views of the city. It is… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 9/22 – 9/23

We hate to say it, Seattle, but it looks like summer is more or less coming to a close.  On the bright side, there are a wealth of events going on for design aficionados including the fabulous Seattle Design Festival running through this weekend, and the first-ever Seattle Modern Home Tours happening next Saturday. We… Read More

New Construction Modern Blocks from Madison Park

Sweet new construction modern in Madison Park at 2032 41st Ave E just a couple blocks from Madison Park. $1.6m for 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,219 square feet. Built by Isola Homes who purchased the previous tear down/land in mid 2011 for $475k. I like it! It is open this Sunday from 1 to 4pm… Read More

Construction to Begin on New Apartments Near Space Needle

I can’t seem to resist a good photo of demolition. Yesterday, I came across a big pile of cement and wood that used to be the Oz night club near the Space Needle and wondered what will come next. Turns out that property, along with the vacant land near the intersection of Taylor Ave. N…. Read More

Can’t Miss It: Modern Home Tours Comes to Seattle on September 29

UPDATE: One of the homes (3615 Woodlawn Ave N, Seattle, 98103) is no longer a part of the tour.  In its place, architecture firm Hutchison & Maul are offering public tours of their deliciously modern studio. Modern Home Tour is coming to Seattle! On Saturday, September 29, six to ten of Seattle’s most innovative homes… Read More

Seaboard Building One-Bedroom for $425,000

Downtown Seattle’s historic Seaboard building has a luxury condo on the market! Located at 1500 4th Avenue, the Seaboard building is distinctly trapezoidal in shape.  It is nearly a century old and has been designated a City of Seattle landmark.  Despite its age, the Seaboard building has had new life breathed into it thanks to… Read More

Killer Deck. Very Questionable Interiors

Wow, I love the idea of a 1,100 square foot roof top deck at Pike Lofts which is what you get with 303 E Pike St, Unit 2. However, you also get a completely remodeled place with “texture & style”. Unit 2 (odd numbering for a penthouse unit) hit the market at $695k for 1,132… Read More

Downtown Live/Work at the Fix/Madore

Live/work fans rejoice. Here’s another one for you. 1512 Alaskan Way unit 010 hit the market yesterday and seems really promising. 2,000 square feet and in the Fix/Madore building. Since there is only one photo and almost no details we did some sleuthing and have figured out that this is commercial space zoned live/work with… Read More

Is This Condo Hot Or Not? Redfin Lets You Know

Redfin (disclaimer: I work at Redfin. In marketing.) launched a great feature today that lets you see how many views, favorites, x-outs and tours a particular home has had. Great to know if you’re onto something before the masses or if you need to move fast because it has lots of favorites! Here’s the stats… Read More