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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A Taste of The New Pioneer Square Leaves Me Wanting More…

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“The Pigfall” was so good I could have eaten two. Slow roasted pork belly with sauteed mushrooms, a subtle carrot spread and leaves of arugula blanketed by perfectly-toasted sourdough bread. Full of flavor, moist and toasty, the sandwich by the folks at Rain Shadow Meats sent me to porcine heaven… Before you check the URL,… Read More

The Weatherford: What Was Old Is New Again…Times 42

The Weatherford at 13th and E. John St.

In the midst of all the construction that’s changing the landscape of downtown Seattle, we have the story of The Weatherford, a new apartment building on Capitol Hill. The 42-unit building takes the place of a house that had sat at the corner of 13th and E. John St. for more than a century. Most… Read More

The Wave, An Amenity-Filled Residential Tower with CenturyLink Field in Backyard

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Before we toured The Wave, a new 27-story apartment building in Pioneer Square, we knew there were many things we would like. The glass and steel structure features a sea of windows. The building is steps from the new restaurants and shops that are revitalizing the historic Seattle neighborhood. And sitting in what used to… Read More

Eastlake Ave Live/Work Building

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Readers have expressed interest in live/work space and this building at 2222 Eastlake Ave E is an option.  A 3 story building with 2,184 square feet on a 2,050 square foot lot, it lists for $599,900.  Extra features are the location, front patio and the 2 tandem (4 car) parking spaces off the alley.  The… Read More

Don’t Like A Rectangular-Shaped Space? Try This Triangle…

Unit 519 at VIVA on Capitol Hill at 12th and Union and Madison

Tour enough of the new residential properties coming online around the city and you realize that there are only so many ways to divide up a rectangular space. After a while, the units, especially studios and open one-bedrooms, start looking the same. If you’re looking for some variety, try this V-shaped unit at the new… Read More

#CHBP: Capitol Hill Block Progress

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Standing among the thousands of people who flooded the Pike/Pine corridor yesterday for the rocking Capitol Hill Block Party, I was struck by some many of the colorful characters and the  continuing construction progress in the neighborhood. The blocks surrounding the block party look very different than even just a year ago. Earlier this month,… Read More

Don’t Judge Capitol Hill’s VIVA By Its Facade…

VIVA, 1111 East Union St. (intersection of 12th, Madison and Union)

I had walked by VIVA – a new apartment complex on the edge of the Pike/Pine corridor – a few times and didn’t think much of it. Afterall, the gray corrugated metal facade didn’t exactly inspire much excitement. But a tour of the 105-unit complex this week taught me the old adage of not judging… Read More

Beat the Heat – Apartments with A/C

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With the mercury hovering around 90, I know that many of you have been seeking refuge in lakes, malls, and movie theaters.  If you’d rather keep cool at home and didn’t make it to Home Depot before the window units sold out, maybe you should consider an apartment with central air.  Here’s our pick list,… Read More