Industrial Chic with Sound Views

Fans of “industrial chic”, that is, lots of exposed concrete and walls of windows will love unit 1006 at Continental Place (located at 2125 1st Ave). The 1,933 square foot unit, 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath place was designed by the architect owner along with Les Eerkes, of the then Olson Sundberg Architects, now Olson Kundig…. Read More

25th Floor Corner View Penthouse in Belltown

There are only two penthouses at Arbor Place and this is one of them.  The other units were all combined in the 90’s, would love to see that one.  Listed for $575,000, unit 2506, 121 Vine St, is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom corner unit with 855 sq ft.  The kitchen and bathroom have both… Read More

Belltown Water View Condo At An Affordable Price

Tired of $700+ sq ft prices for buildings that are going to lose their views?  This unit at One Pacific Tower is the answer. #604 at 2000 1st Ave, is a 1,523 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo, listing for $649,000.  It has ceiling high windows, open plan living area with water views, roomy… Read More

More Condos Coming

About time! From the PSBJ, Developer promises new condos in downtown Seattle: On Tuesday the Business Journal reported that a Chinese company paid just over $20 million for a quarter block in the Belltown area. In a follow-up interview, TeamRise representative Randy Lim said Wednesday that the units will be for sale, rather than rental… Read More

Waterfront Landing Condo Owners Up In Arms

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.

Must See Open Houses: October 25th and 26th

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

Must See Open Houses: October 18th & 19th

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

Must See Open Houses: October 4th and 5th

This weekend there are 432 open houses to pick from, so another busy weekend.  160 are for listings less than a week old, so there are some new ones to check out.  All the selections have water views this week.  We’ll start with a new listing at One Pacific Tower in Belltown, go to North… Read More

1,781 Square Foot Loft at 66 Bell St

with private rooftop deck.  66 Bell St or Belltown Lofts, is a converted 1908 warehouse.  Unit B-302 seems to be the southern upper corner unit, with 2 bedroom areas and 1.5 bathrooms, listing for $1,200,000.  The master bedroom has light and ventilation from the top of a row of windows, not sure about the second… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 13 and 14

[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

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

Live/Work To Start The Work Week

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

Live/Work at Trio

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

Parc Lawsuit Settled But For How Much?

Jeff has word that the Parc lawsuit has been settled: This dates back to a January 4th 2013 filing where The Parc-Belltown Condominium Association filed a notice of Complaint For Damages against Western and Clay, LLC and affiliates. The suit, like many others in the city alleged that there were a large number of construction… Read More

Belltown Loft for Sale at Site 17

The Site 17 is building is conveniently located in a bustling segment of Belltown with multitude of bars, cafes, banks, hair salons and late night convenient stores nearby. You are a block away from happy hours, brunches and more. What I like about the loft at Site 17 is that the bedroom has high enough… Read More

81 Vine Penthouse Corner Loft

Loft fans, here’s a top floor corner unit penthouse for you in the 81 Vine building in Belltown. It isn’t in the original building section, but perched on-top in the two floors added to the top. It does have some big timber beams though which is a nice touch. 891 square feet, floor to ceiling… Read More

New listing in a Belltown Boutique Building

Welcome to 81 Vine St,  a 1914 factory lovingly restored by Geise Architects (who also houses their studio office here.)   We are very fond of this building with its historic roots and only 24 mixed use live/work goodness.  The units here are quite varied and unique and the location can’t be beat.  This unit is 1 bedroom,… Read More

Fully Furnished Belltown Loft

Meet unit 300. This 1,840 square foot 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom meets all the requirements of a stellar loft: exposed brick, views of the sound, vaulted ceilings, a sleeping loft for guests, distressed hardwood floors, the list goes on. What got me was the library-esque ladder in the master bedroom and built-in office space for… Read More

Live/work at the Industrial 81 Vine Loft

81 Vine lofts epitomizes the art of industrial chic in the heart of Belltown. A new loft has just been listed on the market for a 1 bedroom loft at 669 square foot with 0.75 bathroom. The historical 1914 factory building was restored by award winning architects at Geise Architects. They maintained the essence of the… Read More

New Homes Go Airborne in Belltown

Fully-finished homes are flying over Third Ave in Belltown this weekend as downtown Seatttle’s first modular building begins to take shape. Construction crews are using a 550-ton crane to lift the first batch of 49 pre-assembled homes from the ground, through the air, and then setting them into place at 2217 Third Ave. By the… Read More