Reader Question: Height Restrictions

Any experts on city zoning here? This question from a reader has me stumped: I have a question about the new apartment on 11th between Pike and Union. It is the one that filled the old parking lot. How is it as tall as the Infinity and was not built up on an old buildings??… Read More

Modern Windermere Home

6643 NE Windermere Rd is a sweet modern home built in 1986 designed by Keith Kolb. Unlike many homes designed in the 80’s this one looks to have gracefully aged over the last thirty years. It is 3,890 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on a 10,522 square foot lot. Lots to love –… Read More

Luma Model Home Coming in January

Quick update on Luma, the 24-story condo being built on First Hill: They’re hosting a home buying event this Wednesday. They’ll have lending professionals on-hand to talk about the key components of preparing to purchase a home. If you want to customize your unit you need to buy by end of October They’ll open their… Read More

Heads Up: New Mortgage Rules

If you’re in the market for a home you should be aware that new mortgage rules went into place over the weekend. The New York Times has a good round up on them in New Mortgage Rules and How to Make the Most of Them: BEGINNING Saturday, applicants for most home mortgages will receive new… Read More

Huge Floating Home for Rent

It is rare to find a floating home so large available rent. Especially one on the famed “Sleepless in Seattle” dock on Westlake. At 1,800 square feet with 4 bedrooms it has plenty of indoor room. It also has plenty of outdoor room with 1,200 of deck and a huge floating swim dock. And there… Read More

Madrona Contemporary with Carriage House

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Condo Sales #’s: Insignia 78%, Luma 16%, Solo 90%, Vik 74%

Quick update on sales numbers. Unfortunately just able to get numbers from Insignia and Solo. Selling Now Insignia North Tower – 74% pending 348 units, 256 pending (+20 since last month) Move in date: summer 2016 Insignia South Tower – 83% pending & closed 350 units, 12 in escrow, 278 closed (+69 since last month)… Read More

Enjoy The Views From The Upper Floor Living Area

This house may seem small from the street, but the butterfly roof over the upper level living area and the master bedroom, really opens the space up.  Covered decks on each end let you relax outside without going downstairs to the patio. Listed for $725,000, 1838 S Lane is a 3 bedroom, 2.25 bathroom home… Read More

AIA Award Winner Needs Help

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New Modern in Magnolia

Increasingly I get the sneaking suspicion that when I out grow out of Eastlake I’m going to end up in Magnolia in a new modern home like this one at 1814 36th Ave W. Even though I’m not much of a wine drinker, (I’m sure I will be when I’m old enough to move to… Read More

Sound Views From A 1931 Modern

If the views don’t sell you on this house above Alki Beach Park, the wood beams and ceilings will. Built in 1931, this modern home at 2356 Hughes Ave SW is listed for $899,999.  There are 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms within the 2,010 sq ft.  Thankfully the house retains most of it’s original design elements. … Read More

Coming Soon: Isola Experience Center

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Super Modern Floating Home Alert!

Wow! Home 7 at Ward’s Cove is quite the floating home. Located in Ward’s Cove, the most recent (and likely last) floating home community, this home is 2,000 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Super modern. Italian sandstone floors. Killer rooftop views. And I’m sure that built-in grill costs more than your average car…. Read More

$365k Loft at Veer

Loft fans! Here’s one at Veer Lofts, unit #410. 633 square feet with 256 square feet of “loft” it is a “one bedroom” with 1 bathroom. This loft has a custom steel staircase and new solar shades (which, if you haven’t bought shades before, can be a surprise expense!) Listed at $365k I bet you… Read More

New Play House Design Townhouses In Fremont

Two new townhomes by Play House Design in Fremont. 4114 Linden Ave N Unit B &  Unit A are 3 bedroom, 2.25 bathroom townhouses with 1,446 sq ft.  Both are listed for $649,999. Rooftops decks, fully landscaped with a fenced backyard patio off the kitchen.  Plenty of windows to let the light in.  Nice finishes… Read More

Condos Still Don’t Pencil Out

Last week we were getting our hopes up that a building proposed to be the tallest on the west coast would have 133 condos but not so fast says the PSBJ, This new Seattle skyscraper may not have condos after all: The only big condo project under construction in the core of downtown is the… Read More

Noisiest Neighborhoods in Seattle

Trulia produced a great visualization of noise complaints in Seattle so you can figure out which are the quiet and which are the loud ‘hoods. Though looking at the results you likely won’t be surprised :). After living at 12th and Pike, in Trace Lofts, which gets lit up quite a bit on that map,… Read More

Vaulted Wood Ceilings in Fauntleroy

I love the vaulted wood ceilings in this mid-century modern home in Fauntleroy at 8824 39TH Ave SW. Has views of the Sound too! Listed at $985k for 3,060 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on a 7,500 square foot lot. Listing provided courtesy of Tess Christensen, Coldwell Banker Danforth.

Magnolia Mid-Century Modern

Another mid-century modern in Magnolia! This one is at 3002 24th Ave W and was built in 1966. Listed at $995k it is 3,250 square feet with 5 bedrooms (!!!), 3.25 bedrooms on a 8,820 square foot lot. Love the big lot, open living room and kitchen with deck off the space. Listing provided courtesy… Read More

Another Trace Loft

My neighbor is selling his place at Trace Lofts, #212. It’s a pretty sweet unit. 759 square feet. Cool old elevator door for a bedroom door. Exposed brick. Reclaimed hardwood floors. Original ceiling… The loft next door sold for $658/square foot which would put this place at $499k. They originally bought the place for $401k… Read More