The Coolest Townhouse Ever?

I suspect this is the coolest townhouse we’ll blog about all year! It is a unit #12 at the Sanctuary on Capitol Hill. The Sanctuary was formerly a First Church of Christ Scientist and was converted to condos in 2012. #12 is huge at 2,952 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms, spread over four… Read More

The Coolest Townhouse in Town

The Sanctuary, is the new name for the First Church of Christ Scientist now that it is a collection of luxury townhomes on Capitol Hill. It is undoubtedly one of the most unique residences in Seattle. With only 12 units your chances of finding a place for sale there is slim, but remarkably there was… Read More

The Sanctuary – Unique Church Conversion on Capitol Hill

The Sanctuary is a 12 unit building, converted from a century old church.  Done in 2011, the developers were very limited in what changes they could make to the exterior.  Listing for $1,250,00, Unit 5 at 1517 E Denny Way has 2 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, with 2,610 sq ft.  With the impressive 35′ ceilings on… Read More

Call Church Home

Call church home with this 2 bedroom 2.5 townhome at the Sanctuary on Capitol. 1855 16th Ave is on the west side of the building with nice views from the roof top deck but it is one of the skinnier units that will give you a work out with all the stairs. Listed at $$865,000… Read More

Sanctuary Space Available for Rent Again

Looks like the Sanctuary unit that we blogged about earlier this year, that was taken off the market in August after being listed at $1.3m, is now available for rent for $5,500 a month. Plus it is fully furnished which makes it a pretty good deal. Here’s your chance to live in an old church!

Capitol Hill Seller Looking for 39% Appreciation After 1 Year

I wanted to blog about this two days ago when the listing popped up but it has taken this long to get over the shock. An owner at The Sanctuary on Capitol Hill is selling after just about a year of ownership, listing the two bedroom, two bath unit for $1,495,000. That figure, in and… Read More

A $6,500 Rental at The Sanctuary

If you missed out on buying at The Sanctuary on Capitol Hill, but you still want to live in the renovated church, here’s your chance. One of the 12 contemporary residences is available for rent. But you still need plenty of money to have a prayer. We found this listing on Craigslist advertising a 2-3… Read More

Hot Sales Last Week: 47 Buyers Beat the Heat

After a sweltering Seafair weekend, I think the heat has finally settled into Seattle, and we couldn’t be happier to see it sticking around! Those gearing up for the weekend festivities were also busily snatching up condos and townhomes last week, and quite a few in the Capitol Hill and Downtown neighborhoods. Downtown there were… Read More

33 Sales Last Week; West Seattle and Capitol Hill Welcome Your Neighbors!

Last week we had 33 condo and townhome sales, and West Seattle and Capitol Hill are taking in the majority of new residents! West Seattle saw 7 sales including one along Alki and in the Admiral District, and Capitol Hill took home 6 of the sales, including a sanctuary unit equipped with an elevator. 1500… Read More

The Sanctuary is Now Officially Sold Out

A week ago we noticed the last unit at The Sanctuary went pending. Today we received a press release from Realogics confirming that yes, The Sanctuary is now sold out.

Last Sanctuary Unit Goes Pending

That was fast! The last available unit at the Sanctuary, #12, has gone pending. Congrats to Realogics for a quick sell out. Which project will be the next to sell out? Disclaimer: The Sanctuary is (was?) an Urbnlivn advertiser.

The Sanctuary Down to One Unit

Unit #2 just went pending which means that The Sanctuary is down to just one unit. Unit #12 is a whopping 2,952 square feet, 2 beds, 3.25 baths and the best rooftop deck on the southwest corner of the building. Priced at $879,950, it was priced at $1,145,000 back in 2010. I guess their price… Read More

The Sanctuary Raises Prices 5%

As promised, The Sanctuary, has raised prices on their remaining four homes, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Just Four Homes Remaing at The Sanctuary – RTC Raises Prices (May 1 2012): Resource Transition Consultants (“RTC”), the court?appointed receiver for the lender syndicate of The Sanctuary, a residential conversion of the former First Church of Christ, Scientist… Read More

Sanctuary 60% Sold. Price Increases April 30

Thinking of pulling the trigger on a unit at the Sanctuary? Supply is dwindling and price increases coming: With several more home sales in April and nearly half the units closed, the seller of The Sanctuary has announced price increases, which will become effective on April 30, 2012 on remaining homes. Click through for the… Read More

Sanctuary: 6 of 12 Units Pending

The finally finished project, Sanctuary, relaunched in January with a public open house and quickly saw reservations on several units. According to a press release on Friday, six are now under contract with first move-ins expected the third week of March. The most and least expensive units are now claimed ($1.3M & $520K). Remaining units… Read More

Urbnlivn Meetup Wrap “So When Can I Sell My Condo?”

Thanks everyone who attended our meetup on February 9th! Realogics let us explore the recently released units at Sanctuary (4 of which are now pending) and also gave a presentation about Seattle’s condo inventory, apartment prices, and left Matt wondering when he can sell his condo. Here’s a bit of a recap: No condo projects… Read More

You’re Invited! Urbnlivn Meetup on Feb 9

Oh yeah, that’s right. If you are reading this then you are invited to our Urbnlivn meetup on Thursday, Feb 9 from 6-9PM. We’re partnering with our advertiser, Realogics, to host this event at Sanctuary and we hope you’ll all come by to chat about all things real estate. When: Thursday, Feb 9 from 6-9PM Where: Sanctuary (1519 East… Read More

Sanctuary Tour & Photos (2012)

Way back when Sanctuary was under construction the first time in 2009, Matt was lucky enough to get a tour and took lots of photos. And those photos (plus others used for marketing) are pretty much all I’ve seen of this place until today’s preview when I finally got inside. All of the units are… Read More

Window Systems (+ other photos) at Sanctuary

Realogics sent over some additional photos of Sanctuary that I haven’t seen before — especially the ones of the new window system. I was hoping to get my hands on a price list as well (it’s not up on the site yet) but sounds like they’ll have that ready next week. Closed: Open: Here’s a… Read More

Sanctuary: Construction Complete, Preview This Weekend

This just in – construction is complete at the Sanctuary and the sales office will officially open on Jan 28. This weekend you have an opportunity at a preview on Sat & Sun, 11AM-5PM. Two model units will be open for viewing at 1519 E Denny Way. The press release says this of the now… Read More