Who Lives at the Martin?

The Martin

The Martin sent over a short blurb on a few of their residents. If you’re curious who lives in all these new apartment buildings here’s three stories… At The Martin, a 24-story apartment building at the nexus of downtown Seattle and the Denny Triangle, residents include all ages – from infants to retirees. The Martin’s… Read More

Anthem, Decibel, Reverb: 279 First Hill Apartments


Last week the WSJ featured Seattle builder Spectrum and their projects on 12th Avenue. Here’s a little more detail thanks to their press release: Located at 301 – 12th Avenue and 1023 East Alder both sites will be transit oriented developments featuring a mix of apartment types and uses. Combined with Anthem on 12 Avenue… Read More

CHS Dives Into Apartment Design

Photo: CHS

Great post on Capitol Hill Seattle about the glorious state of Seattle apartment design, Why Capitol Hill’s big mixed-use developments look, um, the way they do: Materials, zoning, and Capitol Hill’s competitive development market all narrow the window for creativity and risk taking in building new mixed-use projects. Those factors have led to some easily… Read More

Walton Lofts Breaks Ground

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Walton Lofts by the Schuster Group (The Joe, Mosler Lofts) broke ground yesterday. Few photos below, more on Facebook. Here’s what the PSBJ reported a while back about Walton: The plan is to build a 12-story tower called Walton Lofts at the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Vine Street. Schuster often names his company’s… Read More

A Look at REO Flat’s Mural

REO 3-Ton Speed Wagon Truck Brochure

Nice to see a little character coming to one of the new apartment buildings on the Hill, REO Flats

A Whole(some) Lot of New Apartments in Green Lake


The former site of a sprawling Vitamilk Dairy plant in Green Lake is now home to about 300 new apartments. And like the liquid that flowed here for six decades, the new homes come off as good, clean and wholesome. We’ve been looking forward to visiting the Green Lake Village project given its large scale… Read More

Gatsby Apartments, Millionaire Neighbors


We checked out the Gatsby Apartments on North Capitol Hill yesterday. The Gatsby isn’t really our style but we figured we had to check out the apartments that went up next to the million dollar condos at Harvard and Highland; surprisingly the developer did a good job fitting them in! Even going so far as… Read More

Hard Hat Tour: AMLI South Lake Union


Last week, AMLI South Lake Union hosted its very first official tour through their new luxury apartment complex, and Urbnlivn was there to snap some photos! Located right across the street from the current AMLI complex at 535 Pontius Ave North in South Lake Union, these new rental units are still under construction, but they… Read More

Coming Soon: Piecora Apartments


While we love progress we are sad to hear that Piecora’s has been sold for $10.3m to make room for apartments. I’m assuming they made more on the sale of the building than making pizza… Piecora’s was bought by Equity Residential who is a massive apartment owner and already owns two Capitol Hill apartments, The… Read More

Vulcan Building 500 SLU Residential Units


There goes the view for the west facing units at Rollin Street. According to the PSBJ Vulcan is applying to build up to 500 residential units on the Discover SLU site. Vulcan’s inexorable development push continues: According to the permit applications, the office building could have up to 420,000 square feet, and the residential tower… Read More

Preservation of Capitol Hill’s Character


Former BMW dealership site; photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. Capitol Hill is basically one very large construction site with 20+ new urban mixed-use and multifamily developments under construction. Even so, the demand continues to outpace the current and planned apartment supply. Capitol Hill is where every developer wants to be from an investment… Read More

REO Flats Pricing and Now Pre-Leasing

REO Flats

Yesterday REO Flats, a Capitol Hill apartment we visited a few weeks ago, has released pricing ranges: Studio: $1400 – $1900 Open one bedroom: $1650 – $2200 One bedroom: $1500 – $2200 Two bedroom: $3000 – $3500 And announced that they’re pre-leasing.

‘Folded Veil’ Apartments at the Sculpture Park

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The PSBJ has a photo of the Selig’s ‘folded veil’ apartments that they’re proposing to build at 3031 Western Ave by the Sculpture Park. Design review is tonight at 5:30pm if you want to voice your opinion: The project at 3031 Western Ave. will have 100 apartments and 50 to 75 stalls of underground parking…. Read More

Loft in a 1905 Historic Building


Pioneer Square has been on the upswing in popularity again and you could have a piece of the action with this 1,400 square foot unit which last sold for $492,000 in 2005.  It offers 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths and has 1 parking spot.  Highlights are a wood burning fireplace, newer large wood pivot windows and lots of… Read More

REO Flats – Photos from our Sneak Peek

REO Flats

We got a sneak peek at REO Flats today. Designed by Johnson Architecture and Planning (Trace Lofts, Veer Lofts, Packard Building), built by Compass (Pearl, Chloe, Vox) and developed by Madrona it is currently under construction at 1515 14th Ave on Capitol Hill. They’re targeting a mid-May opening with leasing starting sometime in April. The… Read More

2720 4th Ave – Does it Have a Name Yet?

2720 4th Ave

They’re making progress on getting the 14 story 2720 4th Ave out of the ground but does it have a name yet? Anyone know? Design proposal [pdf] Progress (photo courtesy of Phil): Rendering:

Dimension by Alt Pre-Leasing this Summer


Urbnlivn reader, Phil, sent over a photo of the progress over at Dimension By Alta. 298 units. Pre-leasing starts this summer for this LEED certified apartment building in Belltown at 3rd and Cedar.

Must See Open Houses: Feb 22-23

Seattle open house million dollar mansion

This weekend will be the last few days of the Seattle Home Show, which is celebrating its 70th birthday. Be sure to stop by CenturyLink Field to check out the latest products and services relating to home improvements! If you’re not browsing through the home show, be on the lookout for some of the 217… Read More

Must See Open Houses – President’s Day Weekend!

Seattle open house Leschi condo

It’s President’s Day weekend, and along with the plethora of retail store sales, there are a good number of solid open houses to check out all around Seattle, 261 open houses to be exact. Here are a few in particular that catch our eyes. 324 Lakeside Ave South Neighborhood: Leschi Open House: Saturday, Feb 15,… Read More

Digging for SLU Housing Unearths Tusk


This will make for some good branding for the housing development that triggered it to be found,