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


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

Mid-Century on Minor

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Built in 1960, the Sutton Place building at 1221 Minor has a cool mid-century vibe.  I wish I could say the same for Unit #708.  Though this 675 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 bath has been upgraded, it’s more 2000s traditional on the inside.  Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of nice features –… Read More

Welcome home to Monique Loft #401


If a contemporary loft with 20′ ceilings, radiant heat, exposed concrete, original wood beams and views of the city smack dab in the heart of Capitol Hill’s action is your thing then this top floor end unit is a must see.  This one bedroom, one bath unit has been updated, remodeled and comes with two parking spots…. Read More

$2.4m View from Millennium Tower

715 2nd Ave - Deck

Must See Open Houses for June 21 and June 22

Newton Deck

On these longest days of the year, there’s plenty of daylight to check out some of the 341 Open Houses this weekend!  Here are three options to get you started this weekend.  An historic conversion and two brand new townhomes, both with great lake- and city-view decks.  Have to start thinking about 4th of July…2015…. Read More

Northwest Contemporary in Greenwood


One block west of Greenwood Avenue, this contemporary home is back on the market with a new price and it has some pretty great features.  Some highlights are a covered outdoor entertainment room complete with kitchen, eating bar, built-in gas grill, wine storage and media center. Separate guest quarters with kitchenette & private bath.  This home also boasts… Read More

Capitol Hill Live/Work Carriage House

Summit Main

I have a secret to confess about this Carriage House on Summit.  When I first moved to Seattle, eons ago, I coveted this home so much that there’s probably an FBI file somewhere with photos of me stalking it!  The charming tree-lined streets provide decent cover, but I drove by at least once a day… Read More

Solo Lofts 45% Sold

Solo Lofts groundbreaking

After breaking ground the other week (we attended!) Solo Lofts let us know that they’re now 45% under contract (9 out of 20). Disclaimer: Solo Lofts is an Urbnlivn advertiser.

Insignia: 145 Under Contract

Insignia June 2014-1

Insignia emailed to say they now have 145 units under contract (out of 350) and are nearing the topping out of the south tower and are up to about the 7th / 8th floor in construction of the North Tower. Here are some photos of the view. WOW.

Tom Kundig Condo on Pike

1111 Pike Main

The exterior design reflects the modular interior at 1111 E. Pike St, #301.  Designed by Tom Kundig, this one bedroom, one bath unit with sliding wall dividers has a cool, contemporary vibe, but definitely feels more like a large studio.  The listing claims hardwoods, but the main space floors look like laminate to me, and… Read More

Double Unit At Olive 8 – Horse Art Included

737 Olive Way - Living 2

It was the curious bachelor like decorating of unit 3005 at Olive 8 that caught my eye. Digging in turns out #3005 is a combination of unit 3005 and 3006 to form a 2,158 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom place. I like the “driftwood toned hardwoods” floors but am a little weirded out by… Read More

With 9 To Go, Escala Cuts Prices


Escala is down to 9 units to go. 6 of the 9 are shells. The remaining three are the E plan. While we’ve long chronicled Escala’s price increases, two of those E plans had their price reduced yesterday. #2605 was $1.299m and is now $1.199m. #2705 was $1.324m and is now $1.224m.

Must See Open Houses May 31 and June 1

Judkins bath

There are 124 open houses in Seattle this weekend.  Half of them just hit the market this week, but there are some lingerers, including a 17th floor – 1 bd, 1.5 ba unit at Cristalla that was listed almost eight months ago!  For all the competition, there are surely some potential deals to be had. … Read More

Price Increases at Carbon 56

2015 Terry Ave - Unit 315 - Exterior

Shortly after coming back it is interesting to note that Carbon 56 is increasing prices. Unit 213 was $387,500 and is now $414,000. Unit 315 was $479,500 and is now $512,000. Update Guess they decided those prices were a little steep. #213 is now $399,500 and #315 is now $499,500.

Brand New on Capitol Hill

Howell main

Eco-friendly everything in this new construction 3 bedroom, 2.25 bath at 1820 E Howell.  In-floor radiant heating, concrete floors throughout, triple-pane windows, and heat recovery ventilation (HRV) for the freshest air are just a few of the Built Green features.  There’s a lot of great light on all three levels, but the main living area… Read More

Live/Work at Trio

3104 Western Ave - 104 - Living

Live/works are hard to come by but one just came up at Trio: 3104 Western Ave, Unit 104. Sizeable too at 1,306 square feet. One bedroom (loft), 1.5 bathrooms. Plus concrete floors, it’s own entrance and a kitchen and bath very reminiscent of everything built in 2007/2008 :). Listed at $450,000 it was on the… Read More

Must See Open Houses May 24 and May 25

escala living

I certainly hope that we’ll see some sun this holiday weekend.  If not, I suggest seeking shelter from the rain at one of the 87 Open Houses this weekend.  Here are a few of our top picks. 1920 4th Ave, #2408 Neighborhood: Downtown Open House: Sunday, May 25, 1-4 pm This spacious one-bedroom condo on… Read More