Archives for January 2013

Another Unsuspecting Gem: Madison Valley Edition

Welcome to Chad! Chad is a long time urbnlivn reader and a friend who works at Redfin. While he used to be a real estate agent he now spends his days working out of Redfin’s HQ. Chad has a more craftsmen bent than I do so expect a little more diversity in what you see… Read More

Brand New West Seattle Townhouse

Modern townhouse fans, prepare yourselves! A brand new tri-level home in West Seattle has just been listed on Redfin. Located at 9254 36th Ave SW, this is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom new construction that comes with an attached 1-car garage. Other prime highlights include an open kitchen and living room, and huge windows throughout,… Read More

Modern Capitol Hill Loft for Sale

Looking for a 1-bedroom condo in Capitol Hill? Look no further! Opal Condominiums at 1605 East Pike Street has unit #201 open. This condo is a sophisticated two-story loft with a nice open floor plan and hardwood floors throughout. The sleek interior includes a patio on the main floor, and tall windows offering ample natural… Read More

Modern Barrel Vaulted Capitol Hill Townhouse

Sleek, modern, and in the heart of the city. This urban Capitol Hill townhouse has it all! The stand alone tri-level house has 3 bedrooms (2 of them master suites) and 2.25 bathrooms, plus an attached garage up patio. Its design includes a distinct barrel vaulted roof and large windows. Modern features include radiant floor… Read More

Rainier Valley Mid-Century House

Tucked away in Rainier Valley’s Seward Park is a charming, “lovingly maintained” mid-century house perfect for a family seeking a long-term home. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms, with detailed and carefully maintained features. After all, only 2 people have owned this house in the 46 years it has been in existence! The house… Read More

Belltown Lofts Back on the Market

This Belltown Lofts unit is back on the market once again. Last listed in October 2012, this urban 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo was listed at $769,000. This time around, it’s come down in price, currently at $599,000, with additional homeowner dues of $983/month. 66 Bell Street #102 is the location, and it’s been listed… Read More

Unsuspecting Mid-Century Gem in North Beach

Sadly I judge many listings by their cover. So if the listing agent picks a bad photo chances are I’ll never uncover that the listing actually is truly amazing unless one of you more diligent readers drops me a line. This morning a listing I most certainly brushed off because of the below photo was… Read More

Two Belltown Short Sales

Two Belltown condos that last sold near the height of the real estate boom are now on the market for 35% less than their 2007 price. Both are short sales. The first is Unit #804 at The Parc at 1st Ave and Cedar St. The one-bedroom condo went for $459,000 five years ago. Today, it’s… Read More

Update: Isola Homes’ Eastlake6 Townhouses

Isola Homes’ latest townhouse project, Eastlake6, is gearing up for its grand debut! UrbnLivn took you through a pre-construction photo tour of Eastlake6 in November, and now we are ready for an update!   The complex of 4-star Built Green homes includes six brand new units, all boasting smart, modern designs with stunning views of… Read More

Modern Lower Queen Anne Condo with Space Needle Views

Want to live in Lower Queen Anne, but missed out on this brand new construction? You’re in luck. Sort of. For just a bit more money, you can get a 2 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom condo at 720 Queen Anne Ave North. You’ll be at the bottom of the hill, meaning you won’t have to endure… Read More

Brand New Greenwood Townhouse Pending in 5 Days

If a gorgeous, modern Greenwood townhouse sounds too good to be true, it is. A spacious 2,916 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms was listed on Redfin 5 days ago, and is already pending. A quick look at 9551 6th Ave NW, and it’s not hard to see why this home went… Read More

NY Style Loft in Belltown

I’m digging this loft in Belltown at 66 Bell St #306 (Belltown Lofts). 3 levels, 20′ ceilings, 500 square foot rooftop deck, custom kitchen. Feels a little pricey at $549k for 889 square feet though. They must be counting on that viaduct coming down and really improving the value. It last sold in 2004 for… Read More

A Blueprint To Find New Houses Before They’re Listed

Why wait until a house is finished and listed on the MLS before you start considering it? Savvy Seattle home buyers are turning to a website that is a great tip sheet for new construction. Check out Blueprint if you want to see some of the new single-family homes or townhouses that will soon hit… Read More

LARGE One Bedroom Loft on Capitol Hill

I have a weakness for 1,000+ square foot lofts. So naturally I’m drawn to 615 E Pike Unit 302 which just hit the market at 1,564 square feet. Only $595k :).

Second + Pike Axes 270 Apartment Units

From the PSBJ, Urban Visions reconfigures Second and Pike project into office, residential, retail tower: Greg Smith, who heads Seattle-based Urban Visions, said the building will have two to three stories of retail with a plaza, and around 140,000 square feet of office topped by about 20 apartments on four levels. There will be underground… Read More

Pot Smoking Allowed in Seattle Apartments?

The Seattle Times this weekend gave a good rundown on what is and isn’t allowed in terms of marijuana consumption in apartments (and perhaps condos by proxy) – Mercer Island landlord tries to ban pot in apartment building. Short answer looks like: Pot smoking: no Vaporizing: good to go Edible or liquid forms: good to… Read More

December 2012 Seattle Condo Market Report

Here’s our report on what happened with Seattle condo market in December. Prices are up 11.0%, sales are down 4.5% and the number of condos for sale is down 16.9%. The yearly summary is that prices are up 18.1%, sales up 3.0% and the number of condos for sale is down 50.8% Median Sale Price… Read More

Miss the High School Camaraderie Days? Move Into Queen Anne High!

201 Galer St #104 Love High School so much you wish you could go back and spend everyday there? Well now you can! A 1 bed 1.5 bath unit is now available to own a slice of Seattle History, at Queen Anne High School. This 2 story unit features an upstairs master with new carpeting,… Read More

Big Pioneer Square Loft – Maybe Cool?

Right before the New Year a loft in Pioneer Square hit the market, 97 S Jackson St – unit 503/504 (the Merrill Place building). At 1,857 square feet (two units were combined) with a a 594 square foot terrace it has the possibility of being pretty cool. Sadly the photos are kind of lacking. Has… Read More

Mid-Century Mania on Mercer Island and in Magnolia

Mid-century lovers, you have a lot to choose from this week! Especially if you’re looking on Mercer Island or in Magnolia. Nice to see so many homes hitting the market. Mercer Island 1. 8815 SE 44th St on Mercer Island. $595k for 4 beds, 1.75 baths, 1,800 square feet. My friend Chad, a mid-century modern… Read More