New Alki Beach Modern

6410 SW Admiral Wy facade

The New Year is coming and what better way to spend it than in your own newly built Alki Beach home. 6410 SW Admiral Wy is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house, with 2,253 square feet of living space, plus a 2 car garage. It lists for $875,00, but you get a lot for your… Read More

Photos of Premiere on Pine

5- Apartment Virews at Premiere on Pine

Premiere on Pine sent over some photos of what they claim, and appears to be, a very high end apartment experience in Seattle just opening up: At 440-feet, Premiere on Pine will be one of the tallest high-rise apartment buildings in Seattle with fabulous views in every direction. The prominent location at the corner of… Read More

Pioneer Square Loft with Views, Brick and Tall Ceilings


Rare to find a true loft in Seattle with 18′ ceilings and tons of exposed brick. Even rarer to find one with views! Which is why we love, 80 S Jackson St, #405 (though you may want to renovate the bathroom). At 1,737 square feet spread over two stories for 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms,… Read More

Featured Open House: The Nines w/$10k Buyer’s Bonus

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Isola Homes project The Nines on the Queen ANne, at 2556 14th Ave W, is holding an open house this Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4pm *and* are offering a $10,000 buyer’s bonus. Here’s the scoop: Please join us for a special holiday open house this weekend at The Nines! Enjoy toasty beverages and… Read More

Reminder! Urbnlivn Happy Hour Tomorrow


Thanks to Salt Ballard we’re having a happy hour Tuesday from 5 to 7 at Hilliard’s in Ballard. Can’t wait to see you all and gossip about Seattle real estate and drink free beer on the Salt Ballard tab. RSVP on Facebook or leave a comment below. So far we have 54 RSVP’d which blows… Read More

Two West Seattle Mid-Century View Homes

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They’re really not modern style, but they are pretty much untouched by the remodeler’s hand.  Both have Open Houses this afternoon, Sunday Dec 7th, 1-4 pm  (I know, late again).  So if you’re not looking for a cookie cutter home, townhouses are too cramped, or most moderns are out of your price range, these homes… Read More

Washington’s First CLT House Coming to Madison Park


We just got a heads up that Washington is getting it’s first CLT home. C-L-T? What is that? Cross laminated timber. We’d never heard of it but perhaps you have. If so. This blog post is for you. Designed by atelierjones, a Seattle-based architecture, planning and design firm, the two-story single family home, named CLT… Read More

Modern Green Lake New Construction


We like that you can enjoy views of Green Lake from the massive rooftop deck of this newly built modern home at 6535 Chapin Place North. Priced at $1.375m, the tear down before it sold for $430k. All that money gets you 3,187 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a two car detached garage… Read More

Cielo Apartments at 802 Seneca Now Leasing

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Christopher, an Urbnlivn reader, emailed in the other week asking about what was up with 802 Seneca. We didn’t know but kindly asked him for some photos. Sure enough the next time he walked by to snap some photos for us they had a leasing sign up (though the website doesn’t yet work). Hopefully Bernard… Read More

List of Seattle Modern Home Builders

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My old co-worker Tommy has put together a nice long list of Seattle modern home builders at the aptly named, He must be looking to build a house! This is an attempt at a comprehensive list of modern home builders who are currently active in Seattle city limits. The list is limited to single… Read More

Urbnlivn Meetup @ Hilliard’s w/Salt Ballard


It has been so long since we had a blog meetup I can’t even remember when the last one was! But thanks to Salt Ballard we’re going to have one next week at Hilliard’s. They’re opening up Hilliard’s just for us to talk about condos, the Amazon spurred apartment boom (did you see that Amazon… Read More

ArtHouse Apartments Opens In Belltown

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Designed by NK Architects and developed by Pauls Corporation, Arthouse is a mixed use building a block from the waterfront.  There are a 139 units, with floor plans consisting of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments; and three work/live lofts with a private exterior entry.  Ceiling high windows are standard, as are sustainable quartz countertops,… Read More

Revolve Launches Yardhouse & 1315 Jefferson

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Yesterday Revolve announced two major milestones surrounding its first Seattle projects: 1315 Jefferson, a 32-unit mixed-use infill project located in Seattle’s Squire Park neighborhood (featuring 3,600 square feet of ground floor retail space) will begin construction by the end of 2014; and Yardhouse, the 35-unit residential apartment project on Capitol Hill inspired by the shared… Read More

QA Contemporary with Killer Views


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Avant Live/Work Townhomes Coming To 17th Ave & E Yesler Wy

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Following up from their Avant Townhouse development next door, Domus Homes has broken ground on 7 live/work units.  Designed by Caron Architecture, Avant Live/Work will have street level commercial units of 308-522 square feet.  Above there will be 3 stories of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.  Total square footage will be… Read More

New – Modern Take On Classic Design In Magnolia

2323 Eyres Pl W

2323 Eyres Pl W in Magnolia, is a newly constructed custom home.  Built by Next Century Modern and designed by Thomas Isarankura; this is a one of kind home with views of downtown’s skyline and Elliott Bay.  Listing for $2,798,000, it has 5 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, and 4,300 square feet.  Magnolia’s business district, parks, and… Read More

Cutting Edge Of Modern Design In 1963 Seattle

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This house by architect Ken Koehler, was truly unique for it’s time. I just spent an hour looking for examples of this style and found nothing before 1963, and most later examples were much larger, non-residential buildings. If anybody has more information about Ken Koehler, please let me know.  Listing for $948,000, 7001 Brighton Ln… Read More

New West Seattle 4 Bedroom House With Rooftop Views

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1926 41st Ave SW is a new 4 Star BuiltGreen home in North Admiral.  At 3,138 square feet plus a 2 car garage, it is a large house that doesn’t look overwhelming.  $1,299,950 buys you this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom built by LimeLite Development.  They don’t say what the living area floors are, but they… Read More

Waterfront Landing Condo Owners Up In Arms


From the Seattle Times, Property owners challenge Seattle waterfront redevelopment: Homeowners and businesses along Seattle’s historic piers have filed petitions asking the state Shorelines Hearings Board to cancel a permit allowing work to begin on a piece of the city’s massive waterfront-redevelopment project.

Yardhouse on Capitol Hill Yields Nice Features for a Homebody

Yardhouse, located at 1406 E. Republican St.

On some of these gray, wet Seattle days, you just want to stay at home, curl up with a blanket and crack open that book you’ve been meaning to read. That’s the thought I had when I toured the Yardhouse on Capitol Hill recently. With the rain coming down and the clouds darkening, the building’s… Read More