Customize Your Own Penthouse

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

For sale by owner: 1920 4th Ave #2701

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

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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

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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?

Shiny and new at The Escala

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?

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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

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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

Escala Raises Prices Again

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Escala, now famous for appearing in 50 Shades of Grey, had previously raised prices at the end of April, and this week moved up prices on a handful of units: #1802 – $934k to $949k (started at $924k) #308 – $579k to $589k #1908 – $799k to $809k (started at $769k) #902 – $779k to… Read More

Escala the Setting For 50 Shades of Grey

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I’ve been too busy skiing to even hear about Fifty Shades of Grey, never mind read it! But I spotted on the Zillow Blog today that Escala was the setting for it, Seattle’s Escala Condo Building Set Steamy Scenes for “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Between Tim Lincecum and this, Escala becoming a star studded building…. Read More

Escala Raises Prices

The Sanctuary isn’t the only one raising prices. Looks like Escala raised prices ahead of this weekend on many units by about $10k. #512: $429k -> $439k #506: $419k -> $429k #609: $409k -> $419k #812: $459k -> $469k #1802: $929k -> $934k #1908: $779k -> $789k Anyone know how many units are left? In… Read More

Escala Price Increases

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Pretty modest price increases but interesting to note that Escala has recently bumped up the prices on two units. They must be feeling bullish with 16 pending units. (Anyone know how many they have left to sell?) #1508: $10k increase to $729,000. #603: $15k increase to $429,000.