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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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