Must See Open Houses: September 20th & 21st

2013 Boylston Ave E unit A_deck

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

Solo Lofts 60% Sold, Insignia 50% Sold, Vik 25%

Solo main

Dave from Solo Lofts lets us know that they’re now 60% sold. As well excavation is almost complete, and they finished drilling in the piles. (Disclosure: Solo Lofts is an Urbnlivn advertiser.) We also recently heard from Insignia who has sold 50% of their south tower. 6 penthouse shells remain at Escala. Vik is 25%… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 13 and 14

14368 Edgewater Lane NE_up deck

[Update: we're up to 490, get looking] Open houses are back in business, this weekend there are 490 open houses in Seattle.  We’ll start with a home on Lake Washington, swing by Magnolia for a 2012 modern, find affordable 12 foot high concrete ceilings in Belltown, and finish up in Capitol Hill with a top… Read More

My Favorite Belltown Condo Building

2600 2nd Ave 1505_deck view

Harbour Heights, 2621 2nd Ave, is a condominium building in the northern part of Belltown.  It has a unique design, with the rooms being arranged around large triangular decks.  Built in 1980 of concrete and steel, with a bias towards concrete, it is very quite inside.  If I’m not mistaken, even the walls between the… Read More

New Listing Monday

3333 E Terrace St_mtn

I’m guessing most of you are wishing about now that this was a three day weekend. So put your precious time to good use and look at real estate.  I’ve picked 4 brand new listings for your pleasure.  Because of limited selection, I warn you in advance that they start at a million and work… Read More

Must See Open Houses: Sunday September 7th

8533 10th Ave NW_facade

Due to technical issues, we missed Saturday’s open houses. So time to clear out my favorites list, feature some listings Matt has been pushing, and add some brand new listings that are open Sunday. 8533 10th Ave NW Neighborhood:  Crown Hill Open House:  Sunday 1-4 pm New construction is being priced out of the inner… Read More

Must See Open Houses: August 30 and August 31

4540 8th Ave NE 2205_rooftop

I should call this Open House Sunday, few are showing and fewer are showing on Saturday.  There are only 223 Open Houses this weekend.  I’ve found four to highlight because of their views, one contemporary house and three different styles of condominiums. 4540 8th Ave NE #2205 Neighborhood: University District Open House: Sunday, August 31,… Read More

Views Are Not Always Forever In Seattle

401 9th Ave N #615_livn

Just listed – a west facing top floor condo at Veer Lofts.  Great location, layout, and nice territorial views across the surrounding rooftops.  We’ll get back to that.  Unit 615 at 401 9th Ave N is a 1,006 square foot loft that has 1 bedroom, 1 den, and 1.5 bathrooms.  With 18 foot ceilings, concrete… Read More

Live/Work To Start The Work Week

2716 Elliott Ave 201_liv

I’ve managed to come up with two live/work condos: a dramatic, affordable loft in Lake City (NE Seattle); and this roomy two story at the Bellora in Belltown with “Noticeably high ceilings” (Redfin tour notes). Unit 201/101 at 2716 Elliott Ave has 1 bedroom, 2.25 bathrooms and is 1,540 square feet.   Last time we blogged… Read More

Pioneer Square – Brick and Timber at Merrill Place Condos

97 S Jackson St 402_living

I saw the wood beams and immediately fell in love.   Listed at $650,000, corner unit 402 at 97 S Jackson St has 1,354 square feet, 2 bedrooms (no windows in 1) and 1.5 bathrooms.  After drooling over the pictures for awhile, I felt something was missing.  I just wanted more; more wood, more bricks,… Read More

Loft With Potential At 19 Ave Lofts

1812 19th Ave 107_00

The word loft is used in real estate to describe a myriad of floor layouts, but only one meets my expectations.  This week  I’m going to continue the theme of Capitol Hill area condos, that really have a loft above.  Last week was unit 201 at The Opal, which is nice but very pricey.   Next… Read More

Quick Sales For New Eastlake Townhomes

92 E Newton St_01

The 6 townhomes at 92 E Newton St have been only open for about month and 4 units have been sold.  2600 Franklin Ave E (254 E Roanoke St on listing), which is now pre-selling, has been able to sell 1 of the 5 units already.  Both developments face south, have views from roof top… Read More

Twenty Foot Ceilings In This Gem Of A Condo

1605 E Pike St_00

The boutique building, The Opal, is home to this dramatic 2 story condo.  With 20 foot ceilings, this 874 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo lists for $585,000.  It’s at 1605 E Pike St, [Update: Unit 201] which is really Cherry Hill (according to Redfin & wikipedia).  Everything that south Capitol Hill offers is… Read More

300/600/900: Ballard

Solo LR

Today on urbnlivn – one neighborhood, three prices.  I’ve rounded up Ballard’s most intriguing listings in the $300K, $600K, and $900K ranges.  Ballard is an old Seattle neighborhood, but lots of new construction has been popping up throughout the area.  I enjoy thinking about all that my own home has seen over the past century. … Read More

Elliott Bay Views Forever

1111 Harbor Ave NW #600 - liv 1

I was feeling bad about my last post going pending already, so I found you this West Seattle penthouse with unobstructed city views from Magnolia to Harbor Island.  This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,400 square foot condo #600 at 1111 Harbor Ave SW, lists for $1,249,000.  That’s half the square foot price of 111 W… Read More

I can see for miles and miles…

111 W Highland Dr #9 - dt view

    UPDATE: they both are pending.  That’s what I get for leaving this for the weekend.   …would be your song if you bought one or both of these two condos at the top of Queen Anne’s southslope. Condos 9E and 9W, on the 9th floor of 111 W Highland Dr, have probably the… Read More

Heart of Uptown Condo – Walkable + Transit

17 W Mercer Tribeca

This condo gives you the benefits of living in Uptown (Lower QA); walkable, transit, Seattle Center, restaurants, shopping, and the SIFF’s movie theater.  Tribeca is a building located just off the main streets going through Uptown, that was built in 2002.  At 1,116 square feet, this west facing 1 bedroom plus den is listed for… Read More

Customize Your Own Penthouse

Millenium Shell 2

What would you do with a 1,908 square foot blank canvas?  What if that canvas grew to 9,876 square feet?  Gather your creative inspiration and take your pick!  Both are possible. Escala just listed Penthouse 202 for $2,299,000. There are two penthouse floors at Escala, the 30th and 31st floor, each with four units.  Two… Read More

Vik Ballard: 12 Condos Sold In 1st Week

vik ballard

Word from the folks at Vik Ballard is that in their first week of sales they’ve sold 12 condos. 105 to go!

“1321 Seneca” Condos Is Now “Luma”. Breaking Ground in Fall

LUMA SENECA ELEVATION

The First Hill condo project formally known as 1321 Seneca announced today [pdf] a new name, Luma, a breaking ground date, Augustfall, and a sales and marketing team, Julia McAvoy and Red Propeller. Lowe Enterprises Investors (“LEI”) today confirmed that they will break ground this August on a 24-story condominium tower at 1321 Seneca. Located… Read More