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Eric Cobb Remodel at 2200

We’re big fans of Seattle architect Eric Cobb so it is no surprise that his remodel of a condo at 2200, in South Lake Union, caught our eye. Unit W307, listed at $1.5m, is 1,668 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. We love all the updates – the hot-rolled steel, glass staircase, fireplace… Read More

Luxury Living at the Four Seasons

A resale at one of the most luxurious condos, the Four Seasons, just hit the market. Unit 1201 is 2,082 square feet with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Priced at $2.995m we love the views, and of course, we’d be at that pool every day next week (have you seen the forecast??). Dues are $2,500… Read More

How to Blend New with Vintage

We’re digging the simple, but tasteful remodel of a vintage North Capitol Hill condo at The Chancery, 2328 10th Ave E, unit 104. Priced at $338k it is a one bedroom, 1 bathroom place that is 668 square feet and looks totally move-in ready with a new kitchen and bathroom. Hopefully this serves as some… Read More

Residences at Fairview Are Back

The Residences at Fairview, a collection of luxury townhomes in Eastlake, has put their remaining six units on the market [pdf]. We’re a big fan of this project because we love Eastlake and love the water. We think these townhomes should be something that folks looking at penthouses at Insignia or elsewhere downtown should consider…. Read More

Loft Living at Lumen

Loft fans, there’s a modern one bedroom loft at Lumen that just hit the market. It is unit R 327 and is a spacious 1,014 square feet. Listed at $419k, if you like modern, and exposed concrete, Lumen could be the building for you. Listing provided courtesy of Heidi Ward, Windermere.

Watch for Falling Window Panes

Unique news from KOMO News came in yesterday when a window pane fell more than 300 feet onto a parking lot just a block from Pike Place Market. The incident occurred at the 1521 2nd Avenue condos from a unit on the 30th floor. Apparently a double pane window in an empty unit broke. And while no one… Read More

Foreclosure Opportunity at the Parc

We thought foreclosures (and short sales) were out of vogue in our go-go-go real estate market. But we happened to stumble upon a forelocsure at 76 Cedar Street. Unit #904 is set to be auctioned off on July 15th. The unit is located at the Parc Condominiums complex in Belltown. And while we do not… Read More

Insignia 95%, Nexus 80%, Luma 68%, Gridiron 18%

This month we’re dropping Vik and Fort Lawton’s Montana Circle because they’re all sold and adding NEXUS, who out of the gate, is at 80%. If you’re thinking of buying a new construction condo or home, get in touch! We’ve toured all the condos, been through many new construction single-family homes and townhomes and have… Read More

Luma Now 68% Sold

The tight lipped Luma has released sales numbers! They’re at 68% sold just a few weeks before they start closings and people start moving in: “Sales velocity for the project has been outstanding,” says Julie McAvoy, Designated Broker and Owner of McAvoy Real Estate. “We’ve sold 69 units in the first two quarters of 2016…. Read More

Modern Industrial Style “Loft” with Killer Views

This loft was made for a post on urbnlivn. Located at 2201 3rd Avenue in one of Belltown’s original condominium towers, this 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom space went on the market last week and from the outside you’d never guess how cool it is on the inside. The loft was designed by Jim Olson in… Read More

West-facing Penthouse Downtown

Wow, we were too slow to write about this downtown penthouse! After three days on market 2600 2nd Avenue at Seattle Heights is already pending. What caught our eye was that it is a rare 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit. With 3,081 square feet, there are panoramic views from almost every room of the city… Read More

Insignia North Tower Closings (and Flipping) Begins

Closings have just started at the north tower of Insignia. Insignia is the 698-unit, two tower condo project by Bosa that is a little over 92% sold. With closings starting we’ll likely see a handful of folks “flip” their units, that is selling them without even occupying them. The first such unit, just hit the… Read More

Rare Floorplan at The Escala

This new downtown condo at The Escala (1920 4th Avenue) just came on the market last week as a rare “C Plan” among the other units. With 1,607 square feet it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home is perfect for the modern downtown dweller. The condo sits on the front end corner, boastings… Read More

New Condos Coming to Second & Stewart

For everyone who missed out on NEXUS, the most recent condo project in Seattle, don’t despair, more condos are coming! The PSBJ reported last week (sorry, we’ve been busy!) that, Chinese company plans condo high-rise by Pike Place Market. Through a translator, Create World CEO Lili Lu on Friday said she’s going to build condos… Read More

NEXUS Sales Update

We swung by the NEXUS “reservation” center (aka Realogics Sotheby’s offices). Here is a look at what they have left. FWIW it is worth, whenever we’ve dropped by in the last week that place has been busy!

Luma: 65% Sold

The oh-so-secretive about sales numbers, Luma, let slip in the Puget Sound Business Journal that they’re at 110 out of 168 condos sold.

Gridiron is Back – Redfin Out, Erik Mehr In

I suspect not many people noticed, but Gridiron, the 107-unit condo building in Pioneer Square that will be done summer 2017, pulled their listings from the MLS two weeks ago after they parted ways with their listing agent, Redfin. Today, Gridiron is back on the MLS with Erik Mehr and Associates as the listing agent…. Read More

A Half Floor on 1st

It isn’t often you can buy a half floor! For $2,799,000 you can at 2125 1st Avenue. The residence is half of the 21st floor at the iconic Continental Place and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office/den, plus 3 terraces. The 2,295 square foot home also has protected views of Elliott Bay, the Space… Read More

Sweeping Downtown Views at Fifth & Madison

Fifth & Madison is on of our favorite downtown condo buildings with its slim stature and clean lines. This 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in it at 909 5th Avenue has nice surrounding views. With its 10.5′ ceilings and floor to ceiling windows it makes the 1,241 square feet feel even larger. Listed for $815,000… Read More

Nexus “Sells” 244 of 374 Condo Units

NEXUS’ developer, Burrard Group, is reporting today that they sold 244 of 374 units, well exceeding everyone’s predictions. Read more in the PSBJ which has a photo of Cheryl (Urbnlivn’s transaction coordinator) and myself. I stopped by the sales center to today to get an update on what’s left.