Waterfront Landing Condo Owners Up In Arms

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From the Seattle Times, Property owners challenge Seattle waterfront redevelopment: Homeowners and businesses along Seattle’s historic piers have filed petitions asking the state Shorelines Hearings Board to cancel a permit allowing work to begin on a piece of the city’s massive waterfront-redevelopment project.

Open House Sunday: November 9th

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We’ve found a few homes of distinction to write about this weekend.  Two houses in Ballard and one condo at Firehouse 25 on Capitol Hill.  All have open houses on Sunday. 2832 NW 65th St Neighborhood:  Ballard Open House:  Sunday, November 9th,  2-4pm Love it or hate it, that front facade is different (if you… Read More

Luma Broke Ground on Condos Monday

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Luma broke ground on their condos on First Hill on Monday according to the PSBJ. Luma joins a short list of other condo buildings currently under construction – Insignia, Solo Lofts and Vik Ballard. The 168 condos, which are designed to appeal to “creative urban professionals” and empty nesters, will range in size from 600… Read More

Updated Mosler Loft Priced to Sell

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Friend of Urbnlivn’s, agent Sam Cunningham, is selling a condo he’s owned at Mosler Lofts since it opened. I hired a designer and remodeled it top to bottom, doing all the fun things I always dreamed of; Vetrazzo countertops, custom light fixtures designed to look like the sprinkler system with Edison bulbs, some cool wood… Read More

Must See Open Houses: November 1st and 2nd

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Wow, it’s November already. There are 261 open houses this weekend, not bad for a rainy weekend in November.  Most are just one day, oddly Sunday seems to be that one day for many.  Isn’t there some big sporting event going on that day, as well as the US Grand Prix race?  We have another… Read More

A Tale Of Two Lofts On Capitol Hill

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Finally, some more lofts hit the market.  First up is unit 236 at 530 Broadway E.  Listing for $425,000 ($444 a square foot), this 1.5 bathroom, loft unit at the Brix has 958 square feet.  The kitchen has a gas range/oven, double sink, and glass front upper cabinets.  The loft area looks roomy, has a… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 25th and 26th

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Now with 340 open houses, it’s picking up a bit this weekend [updated].  To be balanced, we have a condo in Belltown, four new townhouses in Alki, and a mid-century view house in Laurelhurst. 3049 59th Ave SW unit A Neighborhood: Alki Open House:  Saturday, October 25, 1-4pm  and  Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm This is… Read More

Salt Ballard Launches: 38 Condo Units Selling Soon

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It has been known for quite some time that the team behind the Solo Lofts condo project was working on a second condo project, Salt. Today, it becomes official. Construction is slated to begin in early 2015. Homes at Salt will be marketed by Matrix Real Estate, with pre-sales commencing within the next several weeks…. Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 18th & 19th

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There are 398 open houses this wet weekend.  Start your house hunting with my previous post ‘Modern Townhouses near Beacon Hill Light Rail’.  Then northeast to a spacious new contemporary on the Burke Gilman trail, and back south for a Belltown live/work loft. 5400 Princeton Ave NE Neighborhood: Hawthorne Hills Open House: Saturday, Oct. 18,… Read More

Thrice All American (Tacoma)

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Sorry Neko, with Seattle getting more expensive, it’s just a matter of time before Tacoma will be discovered.  And they have some great condos, at great prices. For only $339,900, you can buy this 1,107 square foot condo, with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms.  Unit 801 at 1101 A  St. is on the top floor… Read More

2 Bedroom Penthouse in Downtown Seattle

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If you were ever curious what you can get for $2,365,000 in a condo downtown in Seattle, look no further. This penthouse at Watermark Tower is your modern abode you’ve been waiting for, albeit at a hefty price. Even the HOA dues at $2,108/month cost nearly as much as a 1 bedroom rent in the vicinity. Its… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 11th and 12th

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Have you noticed how many listings have no furniture or are staged lately?  It seems to be a common theme today, maybe an indicator that the market has peaked. With only 290 open houses, this looks to be a slow weekend.  We’ll start in View Ridge, travel northeast to BitterLake, and then finish in Queen… Read More

Top Floor Anhalt with Beams and Vaulted Ceiling

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Blending of historical European building styles was popular here from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.  Belmont Court is one of Anhalt’s last multi-family examples, before his company went bankrupt and he moved on to single family construction.  Unit 17, at 750 Belmont Ave E, is a rare top floor condo, with vaulted… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 4th and 5th

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This weekend there are 432 open houses to pick from, so another busy weekend.  160 are for listings less than a week old, so there are some new ones to check out.  All the selections have water views this week.  We’ll start with a new listing at One Pacific Tower in Belltown, go to North… Read More

Enso Floor Plate / Floor Plans

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Someone emailed in asking if I we had the Enso floor plate / floor plans. We do. Here it is. Circa 2009.

Condo in Capitol Hill’s Portofino Building

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Unit 208 at 417 E Pine St, has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 902 square foot, and lists for $435,000.  It also has a small loft.  Portofino was built in 1919 as a warehouse, and was converted to living spaces in 1990, with 33 condos and 3 businesses.  If the great location doesn’t sell you; the… Read More

Ground Floor at Veer Lofts

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Another great loft at Veer Lofts is for sale and you don’t have to worry about losing the views, because it’s on the ground floor. Listing at $415,000, unit 103 at 401 9th Ave N has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, and 918 square feet.  You get your own private patio, which is above sidewalk level,… Read More

Solo Lofts Surprises Peach Orderers With Free Pie

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Peach is a lunch delivery service for offices in Seattle. Today, in partnership with Solo Lofts, a boutique condo project in Ballard, they surprised orderers with a free pie. @SoloLofts new marketing method includes pie @mattgoyer pic.twitter.com/1cWaSvtWI4 — ninaf (@ninaf) September 24, 2014 Disclosure: Solo Loft is an Urbnlivn advertiser.

1,781 Square Foot Loft at 66 Bell St

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with private rooftop deck.  66 Bell St or Belltown Lofts, is a converted 1908 warehouse.  Unit B-302 seems to be the southern upper corner unit, with 2 bedroom areas and 1.5 bathrooms, listing for $1,200,000.  The master bedroom has light and ventilation from the top of a row of windows, not sure about the second… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 20th & 21st

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There are 458 open houses this weekend.  Starting with a newly constructed Eastlake rooftop deck with amazing views; house included.  Then a quick trip downtown to a classic studio.  Finishing with a new modern in Tangletown/Green Lake (wiki say’s Wallingford). [update – comment:  just ran a search based on days on the market, there are… Read More