Last week the big spenders weren’t impressed with what the market had to offer, as all of the 30 sales that went through last week were under $500,000. That could be due to the fact that the majority of homes sold weren’t in the downtown or Capitol Hill area, where we find alot of the higher end condos, but there were definitely some interesting finds. This week we’ll feature a corner lot Magnolia townhome with no HOA dues, an Energy Star certified home in Ballard, and a short sale in lower Queen Anne.
2723 W Jameson St
This lovely 2 bed 2.25 bath in Magnolia sits on a private corner lot, and features a sizable garden and patio area out front. This unit has customs galore, with the gourmand kitchen with cherry cabinetry and slated granite counter tops, crown moldings, and custom tiles in the baths and kitchen. The unit has high ceilings and ample lighting throughout, and the most unique feature is by far the custom glass vanities in the bathrooms. The living room has a built out fireplace and Juliet balcony, as well as bamboo flooring, (the stairs do too!). The selling point could easily be the view overlooking ship canal, but this unit also comes with no HOA dues. It sold for $378,500 after being on the market for a little over 3 months.
5711 20th Ave NW
The listing agent on this 3 bedroom in Ballard mentioned that the Ballard lifestyle just can’t be beat, and if all Ballardites got to live in units like this, I wouldn’t second guess the statement! You can find this gem just over a block from the heart of downtown Ballard, with all the bells and whistles that Ballard locals adore. It’s greener than green, built with an Energy Star certification in 2008, with vaulted ceilings, hardwoods throughout, and a tricked out kitchen to die for. I love the island with the custom breakfast bar, and the 4 piece stainless steel kitchen set. Garage parking in Ballard? yup! The living room also includes a fireplace and a ton of natural light, and the master has a walk in closet and master bath with a 5 piece set. Curiously, the place was also recently bird proofed…
501 Roy Street, # 300
This unit in the Lumen condos was a hot item last week, with multiple offers on the table, and the final buyer either paid with cash, or had a portfolio lender do so. It’s fascinating what you can get these days for under $200k, and the craft the designers use to utilize every inch of the space. Check out this open floor plan; you don’t even have to open a door to move between the kitchen, bedroom, or living room. I’d venture to say most would like a door to close the bedroom, but this is clearly a space for a flexible soul. The kitchen is fairly large for a 635 sf apartment, with new stainless steel appliances, and a cute breakfast bar. Floor to ceiling windows allow maximum lighting, and I haven’t gotten to check out marmoleum flooring myself, but its one of the fanciest green flooring on the market, and interesting how versatile it can be in a space. The building comes with a few perks, and this new tenant will have access to a modern business center, a theater room, and a game room.