Would You Pay $6,500 a Month to Live in This Belltown Penthouse?

The minute I walked into the west-facing penthouse unit at the Volta Apartments, I wanted to move in. There are the high ceilings, the wall of windows framing unobstructed views of Puget Sound, the Miele appliances, and a private deck. I would never leave home. But. But, the unit features just one bedroom in 1282… Read More

Photos: New Luxury Volta Apartments Open in Belltown

Here’s the bottom line about the new Volta Apartments in Belltown: They are very nice, high-end contemporary units that could make a sizable dent in your bottom line, depending on the apartment you choose. Studios start at $1,895, two bedrooms rent for $3,250, and the penthouse units top out at $6,500. Urbnlivn has been following… Read More

Unfinished Volta Sold For $8M+

The last time Urbnlivn tuned in to the status of Volta, 11 offers had been submitted, 5 of which were under consideration to purchase the unfinished, 34-unit building in Belltown. Today, the Seattle Times reports that it has been sold to a NJ-based real estate investment firm: An affiliate of Connell Real Estate & Development… Read More

Volta Update: Submittal Deadline Complete

Last time we checked, the unfinished Volta development in Belltown was opened up for sealed bid offers due by May 9. However, that date passed uneventfully and then the website changed to say “sealed bid offers accepted until date TBD”. And what does it say today? Submittal Deadline Complete. Urbnlivn got word that last Friday… Read More

Volta: Sealed Offers Requested by May 9

You’ve been wondering what’s up with Volta Condos (formerly Alex)? Us too. The building (located at 2233 1st Ave) officially went into foreclosure on Mar 25, and is currently bank-owned by East West Bank. I had called around to the bank earlier this week and they pointed me back to Alchemy Real Estate (the company… Read More

VOLTA Project in Belltown Headed to Auction

Ben from Seattle Condos and Lofts tweeted that VOLTA condos in Belltown, formerly known as the Alex, is in default and headed to auction: Notice of Trustee’s sale issued, auction on 3/18/11. The developer defaulted on $1,488,325. I toured this project last March, its got potential! However, given the market I bet we see this… Read More

Photos from Touring Volta in Belltown

Last week I blogged about the Alex getting renamed Volta and yesterday I got a hard hat tour of the Belltown project just as the scaffolding came down and as two units, #101 and #602 hit the MLS. They’re expected to put two more units on the MLS shortly to give folks a sense of… Read More

The Alex in Belltown Becomes the VOLTA

Alchemy Real Estate has taken over the sales for the Alex from Maureen Khan of CBB. The project name has also changed to VOLTA. You can find out more about the 34 unit building that was supposed to complete in the fall of ’08 at http://www.voltaonbell.com/. I hear from Alchemy that they intend to release… Read More