Construction Company Pulls Out of Potala Tower

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Hot on the heels of the SEC going after the developer of Potala Tower word from residents at the neighboring Martin apartments is that Potala Tower’s construction company is pulling their equipment out tonight: Tonight, August 26th PCL will be removing some excavation and drilling equipment from the project site with the use of a… Read More

Via6, Expo, AVA & More Charged with Discrimination

The Rainier Valley Post digs into recent housing discrimination violations, The Station at Othello Charged With Housing Discrimination. Nearly 50 years after Seattle made it illegal to discriminate against minorities when renting or selling real estate, 13 local property owners have been charged with housing discrimination against people because of race, country of origin, sexual… Read More

Penthouses at Chophouse Row


Chophouse Row, a Dunn + Hobbes project, has three penthouses atop 25,000 square feet of office space and 5,500 square feet of retail. Those penthouses are now for rent. They’re asking $4,600 a month for 1,379 square foot places with amazing views. I’m not sure, but I think one is already leased and only two… Read More

Pictures of Lofts at Broadstone Infinity on Capitol Hill

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In our last post about Broadstone Infinity, we asked for some pictures of the lofts.  No more waiting, they’ve sent over some pictures of the lofts in the old part of the building.  I don’t know how much they’re renting the larger unit for and I’m not going to bother finding out.  I’ll just dream… Read More

Ray, the Only Apartment with an Orangery?

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Does your apartment have an orangery? Ray, a new four-story, 119-unit apartment in Fremont on Stone Way has not just an indoor greenhouse that serves as an orangery but also a roof full of plants growing all sorts of things like raspberries and blueberries. It definitely feels a little Portlandia to have a room in… Read More

Broadstone Infinity has Lofts for Rent on Capitol Hill

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The apartment complex that includes the 1915 built Davis Hoffman building at 10th and Union is open for business.  Named Broadstone Infinity, the official address is 1414 10th Ave, though you aren’t likely to miss it when driving by.  They have lofts, real lofts; even 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom lofts.  They are mostly large units,… Read More

King5 Peeks into Smith Tower Penthouse

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Yes, there really is an apartment on top of the Smith Tower. Check it out via King5, Inside the Smith Tower apartment:

Loft rentals in Lower Queen Anne

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Latitude Queen Anne (was Jax Apartments), in LQA/Uptown, have their street level loft units ready for rent.  Latitude QA is a new apartment building at 500 3rd Ave W.  These loft units face quiet streets and have their own street entrance, as well as an interior door.  Major bus lines are a block away on… Read More

Portland Developer Wins Capitol Hill Station Housing Development

Sound Transit announces highest-ranked developer for Capitol Hill Station housing, retail development. Full press release below. Here are the highlights: Portland-based Gerding Edlen Development Company’s proposal for the master developer contract scored highest for all four empty sites located above or adjacent to the station. The Sound Transit Board will review the outcome of the… Read More

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