Rare Floorplan at The Escala

This new downtown condo at The Escala (1920 4th Avenue) just came on the market last week as a rare “C Plan” among the other units. With 1,607 square feet it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home is perfect for the modern downtown dweller. The condo sits on the front end corner, boastings… Read More

Another one at Escala

If that loft-like Escala place at $2m is out of your price range here’s a large two bedroom on the 12th floor priced at just over a $1m. Unit 1208 has great south views, 10′ ceilings and two parking spots. Priced at $1,085,000 it is slightly cheaper than a unit with the same floor plan… Read More

Loft-Like Living at Escala

Enjoy the luxury of living at Escala but in a more modern, loft-like setting. What makes 1920 4th Ave #2005 more modern than the rest is its concrete ceiling. It also has upgrades like power shades, bold accent walls and an audio system. Priced at just under $2m, it is 1,995 square feet with a… Read More

Urban (Luxury) Living at Escala

It doesn’t get more urban (luxury) living, than a large condo on the 20th floor of Escala. Unit #2007 as a private entry opening to a 1,878 square foot two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo with a wall of windows letting you enjoy the city scape day and night. Priced at $1,345,000, dues are $1,315 a… 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

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

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!

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.

Tim Lincecum Selling ’50 Shades of Grey’ Escala Condo

Baseball star Tim Lincecum is selling Unit 2806 at Escala, the condo building best known for being featured in ’50 Shades of Grey’. Listed at $2,495,000 he paid $1.575m. I suspect the unit is not staged with his furniture :). From a NYT article about the place: Lincecum gave me a tour of his place,… Read More

Escala Owners Try Selling $2.8M Condo Themselves

How would you market a multimillion dollar condo in downtown Seattle? Owners of a unit on the 27th floor at Escala is trying to answer that question…for themselves. After listing the condo with a real estate agent for a couple of months, the sellers have decided to take a turn and see if they can… Read More

Roche Bobois Coming To Escala

Apparently this is old news but new to us so we’re recycling it here incase you missed it. Roche Bobois is relocating from their Western location to a commercial spot that they paid more than $1 million for. The space contains about 4,300 square feet.

Escala’s Escalation Stands Out Among 45 Condo Sales in Past Week

We’ve noted Escala’s seemingly bullish view of the Seattle condo market as the luxury downtown development repeatedly bumped up its list prices. Those escalating price points do not seem to be hurting sales. Unit #2308 closed on Monday at $1,049,000 after four price hikes. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on the 23rd floor was first listed… Read More

Which $5k rental would you choose?

Let’s say money is not an issue and you can spend $5,000+ a month on rent. Which of these high-end rentals would you choose: An exquisitely modern condo on the 23rd floor of the Escala or a more stately penthouse unit at the historic Seaboard building? Both units are two bedrooms and two baths spread… Read More

Escala Raises Prices Again

As the inventory disappears so do the deals. Escala is raising prices again. #1511 got bumped $10k to $849k #702 got bumped $10k to $809k #408 got bumped $20k to $649k

Escala Condo Billboard Fiasco

Have you ever wondered about that obnoxious billboard right beside Escala blocking the view of some south facing condos? Turns out it is skirting the laws and Komo recently dug in, Giant billboards skirting city law, sprouting up around Seattle. Fast forward to 4:16:

Will New Hotels Mean Vanishing Views?

We love homes with great views here at urbnlivn.com and many of you do too. An alert reader pointed out that some of those views could vanish if yesterday’s front page Seattle Times story pans out. The article notes that a wave of new hotels is planned for Downtown Seattle. So, we decided to check… Read More

Escala Raises Prices Again

Escala is raising prices again: Unit #506 $10k increase to $439k Unit #407 $10k increase to $429k

Escala 74% Sold Out

Time to start placing bets on when Escala will sell out: The Escala team is celebrating another major milestone – the sale of our 200th home! “Making changes and adapting to market conditions has lead us to this point,” says Bob Rennie, of Rennie Marketing Systems, who along with Erik Mehr and Associates, revamped the… Read More

Big Ticket Houses on the Rise; 36 Sales Last Week

I’ve seen a recent trend in big ticket homes over $500,000 selling more and more as we get into the thick of summer, (or lack there of). Last week we had 36 sales here in the surrounding Seattle area, with quite a few very interesting town homes and condos. A few that are worth checking… Read More