Peek Inside a 1310 E Union Remodel

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1310 e Union is by far our favorite condo building in Seattle. Here’s a peek inside a recent remodel of one of the ones by SHED Architecture. Capitol Hill Loft Press Release.

Green Phinney Ridge Home


We’re digging this Built Green home on Phinney Ridge at 547 N 68th St. 3-Star Built Green, 4 bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet and close to the action on Phinney Ridge and Greenlake. Actually it is within stumbling distance of Sully’s, a bar I seem to end up at on many a Tuesday night… Read More

Fire Station #20 Hits the Market


Here’s your chance to own an entire fire station! Having opened a new West Queen Fire Station the old one, Fire Station #20 at 3205 13th Ave W, in Queen Anne just hit the market. Granted, the inside looks like an old fire station and needs work, but still, how cool would it be to… Read More

Renderings of The Eleanor in Roosevelt


For those curious, below are the renderings of The Eleanor apartments in Roosevelt. Here’s a description of the project from Runberg’s site: This project is located in the Roosevelt Residential Urban Village which is immediately east of interstate 5, 2 blocks north of 65th Street, and 3 blocks west of Roosevelt High School. The project… Read More

34th Ave Live/Work “Lofts”


We’re a little late in pointing out a collection of new construction live/work “lofts” in Madrona. Looks like there is one unit left, 1120 34th Ave Unit C. Unit C is listed at $779,900 for a 2 bedroom, 2.25 bathroom, 1,350 square foot place. It’s being developed by Denizen, there’s more info on the project… Read More

Some Modern Townhomes in North Ballard


8 modern townhouse units in North Ballard built by Noren Development recently caught my eye. Unit a is listed at $429k for a one bedroom, one bathroom, 1,073 square foot place. I suspect the photos are from a selection of the units and not just unit a… Love the rooftop deck. Unsure about the long… Read More

Last Two Madison Valley Passive Townhomes


View Haus 5, Seattle’s first Passive House-constructed townhome project, developed by Cascade Built and designed by b9 architects is down to their last two units: 208 25th Ave E Unit C – $719,999, 2 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms, 1,713 square feet 208 25th Ave E Unit E – $734,999, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,496 square feet…. Read More

Renderings of 422 Summit Ave E


Below are some renderings for 422 Summit Ave E a 48 unit apartment building that should be done by April. We hear it’l be renting for $3/square foot. It is being developed by InCity Properties and designed by Runberg Architecture. From Runberg’s site: This mid-block site is located on the west slope of Seattle’s vibrant… Read More

Veer Lofts Penthouse


Looking for a real loft in South Lake Union? Unit #617 at Veer Lofts just hit the market. #617 is a true loft with 18′ ceilings and a full height ceiling in the bedroom. Great views of the Space Needle too. Listed at $450k, the dues are $550/month. Already lots of views and favorites on… Read More

Sampling of Lofts for Rent

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Here’s a sampling of lofts for rent right now. All drawn from Craigslist, which sadly is the best place to find a place for rent: Greenfire (Ballard): $1720 / 550ft2 – Beautifully crafted studio with tons of light! Trace Lofts (Capitol Hill): $2350 / 872ft2 – Gorgeous, spacious loft in Capitol Hill Hue (SLU): $3300… Read More

23% of Q4 Sales Were Cash Only

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Looking to buy this spring? Beware that like years past, you’re still going to be being going up against cash buyers, investors and institutional investors. From, Four-year lows in institutional investors and all-cash buyers in 2014 despite increase in fourth quarter: “Cash buyers are still king in Seattle; made up primarily by investors at the… Read More

Salt Adapts Their Floorplates


It is great to see a developer responding to demand and adapting their floor plates. And it is also great to see more three bedroom condos hit the market as there are so few of them. Due to a higher-than anticipated demand from downsizing buyers, Salt Ballard is adding new two & three-bedroom homes to… Read More

Nicely Remodeled Highlander Condo


A very nicely remodeled unit at the 1965 Highlander condo building on Capitol Hill just hit the market. We love the work they did with the remodel in one of the rare concrete condo buildings on the Hill. Sounds like they didn’t spare any expenses: Bamboo floors & custom oak cabinetry are complimented by cool… Read More

Untouched Windermere Mid-Century Modern


Fans of untouched mid-century moderns, a JP McClellen designed one over in Windermere just hit the market at 6647 NE Windermere Rd. Listed at $1.75m it hasn’t been on the market in 35 years. You may think that is a high price to pay for an untouched mid-century modern but it sits on a nearly… Read More

Full Height @ 19th Ave Lofts


The 19th Ave Loft from this past weekend is already pending so if you missed it, don’t worry, another one, #304, just hit the market. However, it is a little more pricey at $379k, but what you get is a full height bedroom and a private deck. It also needs a kitchen upgrade though. It… Read More

Zephyr is Done and 70% Leased

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It is crazy how fast new apartments are leasing. Just got a blurb from Zephyr on Capitol Hill that they’re already 70% leased: The newly completed Zephyr, designed by NK Architects, is a 90,649sf mixed-use apartment project designed to embrace its location as the gateway into Capitol Hill. Developed by B&O Development, a multifamily real… Read More

Updated Meadowbrook Mid-Century Modern


We’re really liking this updated mid-century modern in Meadowbrook at 3914 NE 100th St. Exposed wood ceiling, 700 square foot deck, skylight, close to the Burke. Now if only it wasn’t all the way up at 100th Street though! I guess that is what makes it an affordable $550k (it last sold in 2006 for… Read More

The Most Affordable New Construction Condo


As Solo Loft hits 85% sold, they’ve just released their one affordable unit, made possible, for income-qualified households, by Seattle’s incentive zoning program. Unit 201 is listed at only $239k for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 711 square foot unit. Only catch is that you need to make less than $61,800. Here’s the floorplan and… Read More

Save the Date: Modern Home Tour May 2nd

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Save Saturday, May 2nd. That’s the day the Modern Home Tour is back for their fourth year. Here’s our coverage from last year. The Modern Home Tours give people a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own city via self-guided driving tour. Participating homes will… Read More

Capitol Hill Loft Under $300k


1802 19th Ave #204 won’t last long, and we’d be surprised if it sold for less than less price. At 700 square feet, it’s got lofty features like 12.5′ foot ceilings, exposed wood beams and a sleeping loft (making it technically a studio). While we love all that, we’d probably splurge and upgrade the kitchen…. Read More