Grand Opening and Rooftop Celebration at Dexter Hayes

Mark your calendars for August 9th and stop by Dexter Hayes, one of the newest buildings in SLU for their grand opening and rooftop celebration. Dexter Hayes features 65 units with views of Lake Union from the second floor and above. Some apartments feature rooftop access, as well as private, water-facing balconies as well. Those,… Read More

Cascade Apartments Opening in Spring

BuzzBuzzHome gave us the heads up that Equity’s newest apartment complex, Cascade, has officially started construction in SLU and is expected to open in Spring 2017. Cascade, located at 222 Fairview Avenue N, will contain 483 units with a Walk-Score of 98. The building is close to Cascade Park and nearby several retail and dining establishments…. Read More

Awesome Penthouse in the Heart of South Lake Union

Of the dozens of new Seattle residential buildings that I’ve toured in the last year and a half, the penthouse at 325 Westlake is easily one of my favorites in terms of design, style and quality. The folks at Graham Baba Architects did a superb job divvying up 1,758 square feet among two bedrooms, two… Read More

New Boutique Building in SLU Is A Work of Art

It took maybe two minutes after stepping into 325 Westlake to develop a crush on the new residential project. Unlike some other buildings that shout about luxury features that turn out to be more marketing than material, 325 Westlake doesn’t have to  pound its chest very hard. The quality of the design, material, and touches… Read More

South Lake Union Two-Bedroom with Perfect Private Patio for Summer

The perfect Seattle  afternoons the last couple of days reminded me of a nice penthouse unit that I toured recently. Check out the photos of this two-bedroom, two bathroom at the new True North apartments on Dexter Avenue in South Lake Union. Particularly, think about lounging in this large private patio with views of downtown… Read More

True North in SLU Climbs High With Amenities

A bouldering wall. A restaurant-style pizza oven. Four roof-top decks. A bike locker that triples as a workshop and club room. Four BBQ stations. The amenities at True North, a new 286-unit apartment complex that opens for occupancy this Friday in South Lake Union, are truly impressive. I generally don’t pay too much attention to… Read More

Lease Rates at Three SLU Apartment Buildings Reflect Strong Rental Market

In September, 2012, I blogged about how demolition on a stretch of Dexter Ave in South Lake Union was making way for a third apartment complex in as many blocks. We wondered then whether the market would absorb all 672 new units in the three buildings. Today,  I can say I should have asked a… 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

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

Digging for SLU Housing Unearths Tusk

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

Two-story Modern Top Floor Loft In South Lake Union

If you’re one of those lucky people who are in the market for a penthouse, try your luck at Veer lofts at 401 9th Ave North in South Lake Union. Unit #614–a two-story new urban loft–recently opened up. The space is a 1,005 square foot 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, including a den space for your home… Read More

First Look at Stack House in South Lake Union

The first  building in the new Stack House complex, a mixed-use development that takes up a whole city block in the South Lake Union area, is nearing completion. We took a hard hat tour this week of several apartments, the first of 278 that will come online when the entire project is completed later this… Read More

Photos: HUE Lets You Live Out Loud in South Lake Union

With its colorful name, I expected HUE to feature a lot of splashy pigments. There are some. But what distinguishes this new apartment building in South of Lake Union has more to do with sounds, and a lot of it if a resident wants. The audio theme starts with the stereo system piping music into… Read More

Peek Inside Rollin Street

Apartment Therapy has a tour of a Rollin Street apartment, Mark’s Urban Architect’s Loft in Seattle. We met Mark a few years ago at an Urbnlivn meetup on Eastlake. Mark’s both an architect and the owner of the Capitol Hill bar, the Pony. Looks good Mark!

When $6,650 a Month in Rent is Too Low….

When do you know the Seattle rental market is red hot? When $6,650 a month in rent is not high enough. Last Thursday, we blogged about a penthouse unit that opened up at the Rollin Street Flats in South Lake Union. The two-bedroom apartment was listed for $6,650 per month. We suggested that if you… Read More

Penthouse at Rollin Street Available for Rent

Want to live the high life in South Lake Union? This is probably one of the best options: a contemporary two-bedroom apartment at the top of the Rollin Street Flats now renting for $6,650/mo. If you’re interested, you should hurry. The leasing agent I talked to said a unit down the hall rented recently in… Read More

Lofts For Rent Around Seattle

I started out writing about the Monterey Lofts unit that is available for rent (looks to be an interesting space in the LEED Silver certified building) but really, there are more lofts for rent out there than I expected so thought I’d list a few. What you will find below is a mix of lofts… Read More

Lofts, Flats, and Apartments for Rent

There’s been all this talk about apartment projects getting started, but those properties won’t be rent-ready for a year or two – so here’s a sampling of what’s available now. And it’s about time since the last time we did a roundup on rentals was over a year ago. First, the bad news. One of… Read More

Enso Closings Begin; Rollin 90% Rented

Enso is starting closing on homes today with move-ins starting tomorrow. They report having had 13 sales per month over the last six months. Rollin Street is 90% leased. Click more for the full release. Read the comments for a list of units that have closed and their price points.

Checking In On SLU – Both Veer + Enso Dropping Prices

Last week I got an email from Veer Lofts about lower prices: #317 – $270,000 – Deck, Needle view #403 – $280,000 – Deck, City view #606 – $465,000 – Deck, two patios, lake Union, city views #607 – $440,000 – Corner unit, deck, patio, Lake UNion, city view #617 – $395,000 – Deck, patio,… Read More