Boutique Condo on the Hill

1413 15th Ave - Backyard

If you’re looking for a one bedroom that feels more like a townhome than a condo then check out Unit 7 at 1413 15th Ave known as Nicholas Court. Nicholas Court was designed by award winning architects Walker Architecture and is on my short list of favorite buildings. Definitely pricey at $$379,000 for 662 square… Read More

Live/Work Townhouse by gProjects

1826 E Yesler Way - Commercial Space

If you’re looking for an ever elusive live/work space, check out 1826 E Yesler Way. Nearly 2,500 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms, two bonus rooms and a commercial space that you could use or lease out. The downside is that it is on Yesler… But it is surrounded by greenery and has some… Read More

Pontedera Raising Prices

Pontedera

Like Escala, The Pontedera is raising prices on a number of units as it gets closer to selling out and the market heats up. When we last checked in with them at the beginning of March they were 53% sold. Smart move? Or too soon given they’re only 53% sold out? #515: $239,900 to $241,900… Read More

Price Drop Shows Developer is Not Monkeying Around

The "3 Monkeys" near 23rd Ave and Madison St.

A $30k price cut seems to have done the trick for three new townhouses near 23rd Ave and Madison St. The “3 Monkeys”, designed by the Playhouse Design Group, came onto the market around Nov. 1st priced between $620k and $630k. Earlier this week, the developer dropped the price on all three homes by the… Read More

Summertime Sales; 32 Units Pending Last Week

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As Seattle hit record high temperatures last week, people were most likely taking a dip in the Sound or running through their sprinklers instead of house hunting, and the stats indicate sales are beginning to plateau as we approach September. Last week 32 townhomes and condos went pending, including one in Cristala, two in Olive… Read More

Award Winning Central District Live/Work @ UrbanTrees

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An ever elusive live/work has come up for sale in the Central District at 1820 E Yesler Way. The project known as UrbanTrees, is 11 homes, was designed by b9 architects, built by gProjects and won an AIA Future Shack award. The home is listed for $475k and is 2,016 square feet, 1 bed, 1.75… Read More

New Construction Central District Modern

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A new construction modern house in the Central District caught our eye at 517 Temple Pl just off MLK. For $489k you get 3 beds, 2.25 baths and a garage. Here’s what Steve at Redfin had to say about it after seeing it in person: “New modern dwelling on sub-divided parcel with rental property at… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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In what is now apparently a bi-monthly check-in, looks like Seattle saw 29 condos and townhouses sell last week (and about 29 the week prior of which the only sale of note was a unit at Hjarta). In the past week, more new construction condos sold in the form of two at Escala (#1505 for… Read More

Built Green Townhouses in Judkins

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A pair of new construction townhouses — The Lever Homes — were listed over the weekend. Designed by First Lamp Architecture and built with contributions from a sizable project team, the homes are targeting 5-star Built Green certification (aka the certification is pending). Basic details: 1118 26th Ave S – 1-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 840 square… Read More

Central District Live/Work Unit

Live/work units are hard to come by so if you’re looking for one, here’s a 1,900 square foot place with 3 decks on Union and 24th in the Central District at 2421 E Union St Unit C. Has some nice features like exposed wood ceilings, cork floors and underground parking for $579,500:

Interesting Sales Last Week

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31 condos and townhouses sold last week in Seattle including a run of four at Escala and two notable resales on/near Capitol Hill. Escala (1920 4th Ave) I’d like to speculate that the four sales closed last week at Escala were partly due to new owners wanting a perch from which to watch the Pride… Read More

Six Pack of Townhouses in Judkins

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Last week this six pack of bank owned townhouses at 943 Martin Luther King Jr Way S was listed for $1.77M. It’s an incomplete project sold as is but the listing says the permits are still active and much of the work has been completed for you. Each townhouse is three stories with a rooftop… Read More

Legacy at Pratt Park Apts is 93% Occupied

Legacy at Pratt Park

Last week, the Seattle Times ran a story about the apartment complex, Legacy at Pratt Park, selling for $56M to Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors of Hartford, Conn. The article didn’t say much about the apartments themselves besides the (pretty awesome) Wonder Bread sign, so here are some details for the renters out there. Composed of… Read More

Event: Rock Climbers Welcome New Home

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Tonight Seattle Bouldering Project marks its Grand Opening with a party starting at 7PM (located at 900 Poplar Place S). Isn’t this a real estate blog you are wondering? Well, yes, but when the southern end of the Central District gets that much cooler with the opening of the Seattle Bouldering Project, I feel like… Read More

Nicholas Court Penthouse At a Good Price

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We’re fans of Nicholas Court, a 9-unit project at 1413 15th Ave designed by Walker Architecture. When unit 8 hit the market this week it caught our eye. Unit 8 is a 1,368 penthouse. 2 beds, 2 baths. Looks like it was bought new in 2001 for $438,000. It was then foreclosed upon and bought… Read More

New Construction Modern Home in the Central District

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This just finished modern home in the Central District at, 826 19th Ave S, just caught my eye. 3,000 square feet for $635,950. They bought the lot for $100k in July of last year: There’s an open house this Saturday and Sunday if you’re interested. If you do go, let us know what you think!

Nicholas Court Short Sale at 15th and Union

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After not selling for $700,000 when it was on the market a year ago (read our write-up then), unit #1 at Nicholas Court is back on the market but this time as a short sale listed at $425,000. Talk about a decade of lost appreciation, this unit originally sold for $471,580 in February 2001. Current… Read More

Modern Town Homes Near Judkins Park

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For fans of modern townhouses you might like 1107 22nd Ave S – Unit B. One of several brand new 5-star built green town homes down by Judkins Park near the I-90 trail. This one is priced at $479,000 for 1,800 square feet, 3 beds, 3 baths: Current average appraisal: $383,000 You must have JavaScript… Read More

Pontedera Ribbon Cutting April 7

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Pontedera condos down in the Central District are now done and have hit the MLS. Pontedera was developed by HomeSight a non-profit development corporation. Prices range from $199,900 (unit 611) to $505,000 (unit 605). In terms of incentives there’s a 12 year tax exemption, no HOA dues until February 2011 and up to $120k in… Read More

urbanTrees Modern Townhouses video and pictures

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Please welcome Sarah to Urbnlivn. Sarah is looking to buy a condo with her husband and has graciously offered to help us out with some blogging! If you too would like to write a guest post or blog more regularly let me know (mail@mattgoyer.com). urbanTrees is a new modern townhouse development on 19th and Yesler… Read More