Interactive Density Explorer from the Seattle Times

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The Seattle Times has launched a tool to let you see how dense your neighborhood is getting, Explore this: How fast is your neighborhood densifying? You might guess that South Lake Union, of any neighborhood in King County, has had the most dramatic increase in population density. Close, but no cigar. You might guess that… Read More

Come Celebrate the Launch of Matt’s Startup

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This isn’t at all real estate related, but still, come celebrate the launch of our startup, Meld, tomorrow! RSVP on Facebook, or just show up. 6-9pm at 415 Westlake Ave N (which is a really cool warehouse type space). We’ll have an assortment of Mexican food and drink. Hope to see you there!

Penthouse At Tom Kundig Designed 1111 E Pike

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Starting with a balcony off the front living area, to the back of the unit which leads you out to your large personal rooftop deck, this penthouse at 1111 E Pike St has room to spread out.  Face panels on the high-end appliances match the cabinets in the large, artistically designed kitchen.  The master bedroom… Read More

Luma Dates to Keep In Mind

If you’re thinking of buying at Luma, the new condo coming to First Hill, here are some dates to keep in mind: Mid-May: Specific home pricing available Mid-May: Purchase & Sale Agreements and Public Offering Statement available June 1: Luma homes available for contracting You’ll also want to budget some time in there to find… Read More

NW Architect’s MCM Tree House

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This high-end mid-century home at 3438 E Superior St, was built in 1965, but still has that basic modern style.  With an angular shape and strong overhanging roof line, it makes a bold statement while fitting into the surrounding landscape.  Architect Gordon Varey, whose firm was an AIA award-winner, went on to become Dean of… Read More

Monster Pioneer Square Loft

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Here is the monster hundred year old exposed brick loft you’ve been waiting for. 210 3r Ave S, Unit 4A, built in 1904, is down in Pioneer Square at the aptly named “The Lofts”. It is 1,800 square feet, two bathrooms, open kitchen, and everything in a loft you’ve been looking for – tall ceilings,… Read More

Modern Home Tour Saturday – Last Chance to Win!

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The modern home tour is back! The 2015 Seattle Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, May 2nd. Tourgoers get to walk-through some of the Emerald City’s most amazing modern homes, and meet the local architects behind the designs. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 day of. If you want to win a pair… Read More

“Real Life in Seattle” Amazon Parody Video

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We love this parody of an Amazon recruiting video. “I own six bikes.” I do own six bikes :). And REI does sell sleeping bags that cost as much as a decent used car. Here’s the original:

Paul Hayden Kirk MCM – Hawthorne Hills

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Must be the season for Kirk’s to hit the market.  5059 Pullman Ave NE is a fine example of the clean simple lines and large windows that Paul Hayden Kirk is known for in this period.  This 1,990 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1.25 bathroom (a 3/4 and a 1/2), lists for $644,950.  The 3/4 bathroom… Read More

Corner Unit at Mosler Lofts

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Word is that a Grammy nominated videographer (the one who shot Macklemore’s Can’t Hold Us video), is considering unit #708 at Mosler Lofts as a location in a film. For $600k you could consider it as your new loft. We love that it is a corner unit with a ton of windows. Of course the… Read More

1920’s Grocery Store – Remodeled!

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A reader gave us a heads up about a cool 1920’s grocery store that has had a studs out remodel at 112 18th Ave. Looks like a sweet cross between artsy and funky and modern in the Central District. Listed at $489k it is 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths and 1,200 square feet on a 1,751… Read More

Best Sale Price Ever: $911k

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Remember fire station #20 that hit the market back in February for $649k? Well it sold this past week. And it sold for… what for it… $911,911.

New Contemporary on Mercer Island

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Love this new contemporary on Mercer Island at 7016 E Mercer Wy. Built in 2014, it was designed by Sagemodern Architecture. Listed at $1.549m it is 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, 3,451 square feet on a 1/3 of an acre lot. It is open Sunday from 1 to 3pm. Listing provided courtesy of Chad Dierickx, Redfin.

Paul Hayden Kirk MCM

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Mid century modern fans there is a Paul Hayden Kirk one in Bryant. Sorry, but the listing agent doesn’t want us to feature this home publicly so you’ll need to create an account and log in to see this one.

Brand spanking new Wallingford modern

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Green Canopy Homes brings us this spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Wallingford.  Listing for $1,300,000, this 3,070 sq ft home includes a rooftop deck, media room and garage.  The living room is open plan with a large kitchen, dining area, and sitting areas in the front and back.  A deck overlooks the backyard. … Read More

QA High School condo for lease

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There’s a nice 1 bedroom, 4th floor unit for lease at Queen Anne High School.  $2,500/month gets you a 795 sq ft unit, with gorgeous kitchen and bathroom.  High ceilings and tall windows to let in the light.  One parking space in the garage included.  Rooftop deck with fire pit and BBQs, to go along… Read More

Reminder: Luma Sales Center Opens Today

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Reminder that the sales center for Luma, the high rise condo building coming to First Hill opens today. If you go we’d love to hear what you think. Either leave a comment on the blog or Facebook, or email us at matt@urbnlivn.com. Here’s what we thought when we visited on Monday.

Eastlake 6 Resale

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The first resale at Eastlake 6 hit the market this week at 2217 Boylston Ave E. Unit A is 3 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms, and 1,690 square feet. Listed at $679k it sold almost exactly two years ago brand new for $569k. It’ll be interesting to see what it sells for now. I heard that a… Read More

Featured New Construction: North Admiral New Construction

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Two modern homes now available in the North Admiral neighborhood of West Seattle! Sleek designer finishes welcome you into flowing, light filled spaces. The main floor features rich, hardwood flooring throughout, a gourmet kitchen with slab quartz countertops + full height, hand laid backsplash, energy efficient, stainless steel appliances and locally made, European-inspired cabinetry. Luxuriously… Read More

Featured New Construction: Spruce Park by Isola Homes

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Now Selling! Isola Homes offers a collection of 9 townhomes made for modern living at Spruce Park Townhomes. Be inspired by these eco-friendly homes with bright, open concept living, gourmet kitchens, spa bathrooms and designer finishes. Convenient Central District location with beautiful park views and easy access to nearby eateries, shopping and coffee. As the… Read More