A Look Inside Premiere on Pine


Last night we partied like it was 2006 at the Premiere on Pine launch party. There was wine from Purple, food from Loulay, oysters from Taylor Shellfish and music from WD4D. In attendance were many of the usual faces from the 2006 condo launch party circuit as well as new residents of the Premiere. There… Read More

Ballard Public Lofts & Market

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Thanks to Keith for writing to give us the heads up about Ballard Public Lofts & Market. Looks like a pretty cool project. I was just doing a little investigation at the building that has been under construction around the corner from my home in Ballard. Thought of you … These are the apartments that… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seattle’s Highest Homes Coming to Rainier Square

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Today The Seattle Times covers what may be Seattle’s highest homes in, Rainier Square redo will put apartments high in the sky: The developer added more floors to the tower for apartments but also bumped up the average size per unit to over 1,000 square feet. The average monthly rent will be about $4,000, Johnson… Read More

Soaring Ceilings and Lofty Views


There are high ceilings and then there are the soaring ceilings in this new loft at the Lexicon on Capitol Hill.  From floor to the ceiling, we’re talking about 20+ feet and it feels higher than that. It helps that the top-floor unit has a mostly unobstructed view out west towards the Space Needle and… Read More

Photos from Premiere on Pine Hard Hat Tour


Last month, we shared leasing details from Premiere on Pine, the new 40-story apartment building across the street from the Paramount Theater. Back then, we could only check out the leasing office. Now, the 15th floor is nearly complete and available for hard hat tours so we went for a closer look. Whichever floor you… Read More

Bicycle Friendly Apartment Building in Fremont

Velo Front

Velo Fremont apartments, at 3635 Woodland Ave N, is having a grand opening on Saturday, September 27th from 1-4 pm.  As the name indicates, they are marketing to the bicycling crowd, but welcome all.  They are located on the east side of Fremont, off the main roads.  Fremont and Wallingford businesses are close at hand, as… Read More

Frustration with Via6 Fees

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A reader wrote in frustrated with a recently imposed fee at Via6. They’re not along in being frustrated. Via6 only gets a 3 star rating on Yelp out of 27 reviews. Thought I’d pass this along. Via6 has done some sketchy stuff since I moved in, but this is definitely the most frustrating/ridiculous I’ve seen…. Read More

Martin Elevator Fail

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A reader wrote in wanting to warn all prospective apartment renters to carefully consider whether their apartment buildings has enough elevators. I’ll also add that for both the condos I bought at it seemed to take about a year for the elevators to break in and stop breaking down frequently. So beware if you’re renting/buying… Read More

“Amsterdam Loft” for Rent on Capitol Hill

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A reader wrote in today about an older home by Cal Anderson Park (108 E 11th Ave) that they have transformed into an amazing rental: This was custom-built over the past 18 months to evoke the experience of a Dutch home in the heart of Capitol Hill, with every nook and cranny of space put… Read More

A New Dimension to Living in Belltown


A 26-story residential building is wrapping up construction at 3rd and Cedar and the developer promises to deliver several new features to apartment living in downtown Seattle. I went for a hard hat tour of Dimension by Alta and liked what I saw. The European-style interiors are sleek and clean, and many units offer wonderful… Read More

Pricing Info and A Peek Into New 40-Story Skyscraper on Pine


Premiere on Pine, the new 40-story building next to the Paramount Theater, opened its leasing office this week and began pre-leasing its 386 residential units. Already, four apartments have been rented, sight unseen. We stopped by the leasing office – located on 9th Ave between Pine and Pike Streets – to check things out. Since… Read More

Baby Live/Work Lofts on Capitol Hill

"Live/work" loft at 1321 E. John St.

“Live/work” spaces continue to be the marketing rage these days and it’s all the better if you can tag on “loft” at the end. Most of these units are in the 1,500 to 2,500 square foot range. If that’s too much room for your needs, check out these “baby live/work” lofts at the new Weatherford… Read More