Seattle’s Highest Homes Coming to Rainier Square

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

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

Frustration with Via6 Fees

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

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

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

Downtown Condo Steps From Westlake Park

City slickers and fashionistas will be pleased with this downtown location. Surrounded by shops and just steps to Westlake Park, this 710 square feet semi 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is located at 1500 4th Ave, truly in the middle of it all. It was built in 1909, making it a National Historic Site, but don’t… Read More

The Martin Puts On A Good Show in Downtown Seattle

Flashback #1: The Cinerama Theater on Fourth Ave. opened in 1963 and was known as Seattle’s Martin Cinerama, part of a small theater chain specializing in the widescreen format. Fast forward 50 years and The Martin has returned across the alley at Fifth Ave and Lenora St. The sequel is a much smaller theater room… Read More

New Homes Go Airborne in Belltown

Fully-finished homes are flying over Third Ave in Belltown this weekend as downtown Seatttle’s first modular building begins to take shape. Construction crews are using a 550-ton crane to lift the first batch of 49 pre-assembled homes from the ground, through the air, and then setting them into place at 2217 Third Ave. By the… Read More

Looking Forward to Meeting Viktoria

Drive north on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Before the Pike Place Market, look to the right and you will see one of the new high-rises that I’m really looking forward to seeing. Viktoria, though not quite complete, is already a nice addition to the downtown Seattle/Belltown skyline. I chatted with the leasing team at Viktoria… Read More

This Could Be A New Condo Tower on First Hill

Last night, the East Design Review Board blessed a sleek 30-story residential project at 8th Ave and Columbia St. on First Hill. It means that we’re one step closer to adding another cool Weber-Thompson design to the Seattle skyline, and there may be better news on the horizon. A consultant representing the developer, Alecta, told… Read More

A “Global” View for Via6?

I really like Amazon’s new proposal for three giant glass-and-steel spheres at its future Denny Triangle office complex. As many others have commented on Seattle Times’ website, it’s nice to have something that’s architecturally different in the downtown core. But the other thing that caught my eye is what’s in the background of the renderings:… Read More

Via6 Announces the Perfect Scavenger Hunt Winner

I’m a bit of a skeptical guy and rolled my eyes when I heard of the Via6 Scavenger Hunt. I must have been the only skeptic though because it is one of our most “liked” posts ever! But really what’s an apartment to do when it seems like every day a new apartment pops up?… Read More

Via6 40% Leased

With their marketing campaign just getting started Via6 has already leased a whooping 40% of their 654 units according to the PSBJ, More than 40% of apartments already leased at big new Via6 project in downtown Seattle. And those renters are paying upwards of $3/square foot. Two years ago, when construction of the $200 million… Read More

39-Story Apartment Almost One Step Closer to 2nd + Pine

Today the PSBJ reports that, Equity Residential moving forward with 39-story project in downtown Seattle: The city of Seattle has tentatively scheduled an early design review meeting for a 39-story downtown apartment project by Equity Residential. The meeting is set for May 7, according to the city’s website. The site is currently a parking lot… Read More

Live Rent-Free For a Year at Via 6

As a flood of new apartments hits Seattle, we’ve been curious to see how the projects will stand out from each other. Especially since many of them seem to look exactly the same inside. Via6 has already attracted attention with its two towers, 654 units (photos from our tour back in October) and heavy-hitting ground-floor… Read More

Photos of the New Via6 Apartments and A Price Surprise

We got our first look inside the model units at the new Via6 Apartments at 6th and Lenora. Just as the leasing consultant told us for our first post, the quality appears to be condo grade. The only mild surprise is the price. More on that below. We toured a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom unit… Read More

Only 19 Stories Left to Build at 6th & Lenora

In stopping by Top Pot Doughnuts on 5th this morning, I strolled past the construction at 6th & Lenora on my way. Since breaking ground at the end of April/beginning of May last year, this two tower apartment building looks to have its 3 levels of below grade parking in place and is up to… Read More