Move On Up To The 18th Floor, 5th & Madison

One more chance to grab a cool unit at 5th and Madison, this time on the 18th floor. There’s much to love about this condo.  I really like the wall of windows, and the way the bedroom is partially opened to the living room; gives it even more of an open feeling. Listed at $599,000,… Read More

Up Above It All – With Hotel Amenities

This 37th floor condo at Olive 8 gives you the best of downtown living.  On top of the great location (Walk Score of 99), you have access to the amenities of the Hyatt hotel on the lower floors. Listed for $1,725,000, unit 3702 at 737 Olive Wy has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms within it’s… Read More

Live Amongst Downtown’s Skyscrapers

Live amongst the skyscrapers of downtown and beside the Rem Koolhaas designed Seattle Library in unit 1101 at Fifth & Madison, a condo building built in 2008. In addition to nice downtown views the $765k listing price gets you a large 1,255 square foot 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom place. Listing provided courtesy of Julie Johnston… Read More

The Music Hall at Fischer Studios

I don’t know how we’ve never blogged about the “The Music Hall” penthouse unit, #701, in the Fischer Studios Building at 1519 3rd Ave before as it is unlike any other condo on we’ve seen (with the possible exception of a few units at The Sanctuary.) Thirty foot ceilings. 15′ x 15′ pyramid skylight. 700… Read More

Fischer Studio Event

I don’t know how we missed this nearly 2,500 square foot place, unit 604 at 1519 3rd Ave (the Fischer Studio Building), when it hit the market, but better late than never! We found out about it because they’re throwing an open house tomorrow from 6 to 8 pm with live music from jazz pianist… Read More

Downtown Living With Hotel Amenities At Olive 8

Unit 1809 at 737 Olive Way is a very stylish condo on the 18th floor of Olive 8 in Downtown.  Listing for $525,00, this 684 sq ft unit is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, with it’s own balcony.  For you cooks, there are high end kitchen appliances including a gas range. There is a Hyatt… Read More

2 Bedroom Penthouse in Downtown Seattle

If you were ever curious what you can get for $2,365,000 in a condo downtown in Seattle, look no further. This penthouse at Watermark Tower is your modern abode you’ve been waiting for, albeit at a hefty price. Even the HOA dues at $2,108/month cost nearly as much as a 1 bedroom rent in the vicinity. Its… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 20th & 21st

There are 458 open houses this weekend.  Starting with a newly constructed Eastlake rooftop deck with amazing views; house included.  Then a quick trip downtown to a classic studio.  Finishing with a new modern in Tangletown/Green Lake (wiki say’s Wallingford). [update – comment:  just ran a search based on days on the market, there are… Read More

New Listing Monday

I’m guessing most of you are wishing about now that this was a three day weekend. So put your precious time to good use and look at real estate.  I’ve picked 4 brand new listings for your pleasure.  Because of limited selection, I warn you in advance that they start at a million and work… Read More

Customize Your Own Penthouse

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

$2.4m View from Millennium Tower

Double Unit At Olive 8 – Horse Art Included

It was the curious bachelor like decorating of unit 3005 at Olive 8 that caught my eye. Digging in turns out #3005 is a combination of unit 3005 and 3006 to form a 2,158 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom place. I like the “driftwood toned hardwoods” floors but am a little weirded out by… Read More

With 9 To Go, Escala Cuts Prices

Escala is down to 9 units to go. 6 of the 9 are shells. The remaining three are the E plan. While we’ve long chronicled Escala’s price increases, two of those E plans had their price reduced yesterday. #2605 was $1.299m and is now $1.199m. #2705 was $1.324m and is now $1.224m. [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”f35e639c” width=”100%”… Read More

Must See Open Houses May 24 and May 25

I certainly hope that we’ll see some sun this holiday weekend.  If not, I suggest seeking shelter from the rain at one of the 87 Open Houses this weekend.  Here are a few of our top picks. 1920 4th Ave, #2408 Neighborhood: Downtown Open House: Sunday, May 25, 1-4 pm This spacious one-bedroom condo on… Read More

6 To Go At Four Seasons

Yesterday a few folks on Twitter were remarking that a condo at the Four Seasons that had been sitting for five years finally went pending. I think it is more remarkable that there is still six to go! Walking through the Vik Ballard sales center this weekend I was certainly struck by the difference in… Read More

Escala Down to 9 Units

We ran into Escala’s agent this past weekend and word is that they have 9 units left with one of those in negotiations. Almost sold out!

Olive 8 Sellers Hoping For Big Gains

Two Olive 8 units hit the market today with their sellers hoping for some big gains. We’ll be curious to see if they get what they’re hoping for. Unit 2908 – 1 bed, 1.5 baths, 1,092 square feet. Listed at $669k. Last sold November 2011 for $495k. Unit 2300 – 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,534… Read More

324 More Units Coming to Downtown

PSBJ reports that yet another residential building is going to spring up downtown, < a href="">Development site near Pike Place Market sells for $16 million: Claudio Guincher, the head of Bellevue-based Continental, said the quarter-block surface parking lot comes with a master-use permit for a 400-foot-tall residential tower with 324 units. He said it’s too… Read More

Escala Resale +$166k in 3 Years

If this Escala resale sells close to list price. WOW. Bought January 2011 for $422,000 now listed at $580,000.

“Sold Out” Olive 8 Sells One More

Olive 8 “sold out” last June but was really holding on to one more unit that was “incorporated back into the developer’s portfolio”. Today, that incorporated unit is back on the market. Unit #3800 is a biggie at 2,225 square feet including 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. All for $2.495m which, if memory serves, is what… Read More