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

121 Vine St - 2506 - live

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

2000 1st Ave #604 - deck over common deck 2

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

Corner Unit at Mosler Lofts


Word is that a Grammy nominated videographer (the one who shot Macklemore’s Can’t Hold Us video), is considering unit #708 at Mosler Lofts as a location in a film. For $600k you could consider it as your new loft. We love that it is a corner unit with a ton of windows. Of course the… 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.

Updated Mosler Loft Priced to Sell

Mosler 1

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: October 25th and 26th

3049 59th Ave SW unit A_front

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

5400 Princeton Ave NE_front

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

2000 1st Ave unit 904_

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

66 Bell St unit B-302_open area

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

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

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

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

NY Style Loft in Belltown

66 Bell St - 306 - Living

Here’s a sweet looking Belltown loft. Exposed brick, actual loft area, 20′ ceilings, steel flooring, 500 square foot rooftop deck and views of the sound. 66 Bell St #306 is listed at $449k. Last year in hit the market in January for $549k but had its price cut over the months to $499k before going… Read More

Potential Gem: Belltown Loft $249k

66 Bell St - Exterior

No interior pictures make us wonder if this Belltown Loft at 66 Bell St is a good deal at $249k or not. Why don’t you check it out and let us know? :) [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”87e10fc4″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”15″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false”… 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

Big Penthouse at Mosler Lofts

2720 3rd Ave - ph4 - Living

Here’s a nearly 2,000 square foot penthouse at Mosler Lofts. It doesn’t have the soaring ceilings of the north facing penthouses but it still boasts incredible views and is roomy with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I love how the living room wall opens up to the deck. Listed at $1.69m it sold brand new… Read More

Huge Live/Work in Banner Building

80 Vine St - Unit 2604 - Living Room

Definitely one of the larger live/work units we’ve seen come up in recent years, this 1,750 square foot condo in the Banner Building has potential. 16′ ceilings, two stories, lots of windows, concrete floors… Dues are reasonable at $473 a month. Unclear what the parking situation is. At $699k you’d probably have to put a… Read More