Peek Inside a 1310 E Union Remodel

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1310 e Union is by far our favorite condo building in Seattle. Here’s a peek inside a recent remodel of one of the ones by SHED Architecture. Capitol Hill Loft Press Release.

Veer Lofts Penthouse

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Looking for a real loft in South Lake Union? Unit #617 at Veer Lofts just hit the market. #617 is a true loft with 18′ ceilings and a full height ceiling in the bedroom. Great views of the Space Needle too. Listed at $450k, the dues are $550/month. Already lots of views and favorites on… Read More

Salt Adapts Their Floorplates

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It is great to see a developer responding to demand and adapting their floor plates. And it is also great to see more three bedroom condos hit the market as there are so few of them. Due to a higher-than anticipated demand from downsizing buyers, Salt Ballard is adding new two & three-bedroom homes to… Read More

Nicely Remodeled Highlander Condo

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A very nicely remodeled unit at the 1965 Highlander condo building on Capitol Hill just hit the market. We love the work they did with the remodel in one of the rare concrete condo buildings on the Hill. Sounds like they didn’t spare any expenses: Bamboo floors & custom oak cabinetry are complimented by cool… Read More

Full Height @ 19th Ave Lofts

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The 19th Ave Loft from this past weekend is already pending so if you missed it, don’t worry, another one, #304, just hit the market. However, it is a little more pricey at $379k, but what you get is a full height bedroom and a private deck. It also needs a kitchen upgrade though. It… Read More

The Most Affordable New Construction Condo

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As Solo Loft hits 85% sold, they’ve just released their one affordable unit, made possible, for income-qualified households, by Seattle’s incentive zoning program. Unit 201 is listed at only $239k for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 711 square foot unit. Only catch is that you need to make less than $61,800. Here’s the floorplan and… Read More

Capitol Hill Loft Under $300k

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1802 19th Ave #204 won’t last long, and we’d be surprised if it sold for less than less price. At 700 square feet, it’s got lofty features like 12.5′ foot ceilings, exposed wood beams and a sleeping loft (making it technically a studio). While we love all that, we’d probably splurge and upgrade the kitchen…. Read More

Vik Ballard 30% Sold

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From a recent email update from Vik Ballard: 30% SOLD and the sales office has been a hive of activity since re-opening after the holidays. Due to the resurgence in the housing market, as you may have read in recent headlines, we’re selling a new condominium home each week.

Price Increases at Carbon 56

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Just noticed that prices are increasing at Carbon 56, the apartment building that turned condo building, that kinda turned back into a partial apartment building for a while, at least for four of the remaining five units they have for sale: #216 +$10k #312 +$4k #314 +$4k #316 +$4k

Pioneer Square Loft

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Looking for a New York style loft with exposed brick, big windows, wood beam ceiling? 97 S Jackson St looks promising if you can look past the “soft”/blurry photos. Priced at $999k it is 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,847 square feet spread over two levels. According to Redfin it last sold in 2004 for $775k…. Read More

Pioneer Square Loft with Views, Brick and Tall Ceilings

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Rare to find a true loft in Seattle with 18′ ceilings and tons of exposed brick. Even rarer to find one with views! Which is why we love, 80 S Jackson St, #405 (though you may want to renovate the bathroom). At 1,737 square feet spread over two stories for 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms,… Read More

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