There are 124 open houses in Seattle this weekend. Half of them just hit the market this week, but there are some lingerers, including a 17th floor – 1 bd, 1.5 ba unit at Cristalla that was listed almost eight months ago! For all the competition, there are surely some potential deals to be had. Here are three new construction homes that will be open over the next couple of days. How do you think they’ll fare?
Open House: Saturday, May 31, 2-4 PM and Sunday, June 1, 1-4 PM
Three remain at Judkins Six. Unit C was just listed, but I see that Unit A went pending this week after the price was reduced from $529,950 to $509,950 at the one month mark. So, I’m curious to see how this one goes. This “micro-community” sits right on MLK Way. There are some nice modern touches, but you must like color. The tile is quite bright. And the bathtub inside the shower is a little odd.
Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Open House: Sunday, June 1, 1-3 PM
This new townhouse on Queen Anne’s western slope has contemporary details that should make it a prime pick, but instead seem to fall flat. Bamboo and polished concrete floors, Bertazzoni gas range, and a large rooftop deck don’t offset the awkward structure and drab spaces. The main living area is open and bright, but the chef’s kitchen appears confined. And, $374/sq. ft. is the highest of the three.
Open House: Saturday, May 31, 1-4 PM and Sunday, June 1, 1-4 PM
This brand new built green contemporary home in Ballard is filled with lots of shiny surfaces. I can only imagine the
Windex vinegar required to keep all the lacquer, stainless, glass, and mirror gleaming. The industrial exterior gives way to a light-filled, open-plan living space, off of which sits a deck up in the trees. The staging is somewhat mismatched throughout and I’m not a big fan of the kitchen backsplash, but I can see potential.