Video Tour of the Smith Tower’s Penthouse

Take a peak inside the penthouse atop the Smith Tower! Marni Hughes at Q13 recently got a tour, On top of Seattle’s Smith Tower is a beautiful penthouse — and Petra Franklin’s home.

Smith Tower Condos Delayed Indefinitely?

From the Seattle Times comes word that the Smith Tower owner in default on big loan. The owner of downtown Seattle’s well-known and well-loved — but mostly empty — Smith Tower has defaulted on the loan it took out when it bought the landmark in 2006. The default was revealed in a press release Monday… Read More

Smith Tower Penthouse Featured in NYT Slideshow

The New York Times has a three page write-up on the “apartment” and family that lives atop the Smith Tower, Making a Home in a Pyramid, 462 Feet Above Seattle, with an awesome slideshow. After giving the scoop on how Ms. Franklin snagged the 1,750 square foot place, featuring a Chihuly and a killer view,… Read More

Only top 12 floors of Smith Tower to go condo

It’s probably no surprise that as prices are down YOY that Walton Street, the group behind the Smith Tower, has scaled back their plans of 150 units to 12 units and is now only condo-fying the top 12 floors. At one unit per floor these units will be 2000 square feet each. Of course no… Read More

Smith Tower one step closer to condos

Yes, I’m behind on posting. Fortunately now that I’m on vacation time to just veg out and surf the web. From the Seattle PI last week, Smith Tower condo plan wins a unanimous vote: The historic Smith Tower took a major step Wednesday toward becoming condominiums. In a unanimous vote, Seattle’s Pioneer Square Preservation Board… Read More

Smith Tower to become condos?

Seattle PI, Iconic Smith Tower may become condos: Ninety-three years after Pioneer Square’s Smith Tower was built as an elegant business address, its new owner hopes to turn the 38-story landmark into residential condominiums. Chicago-based Walton Street Capital filed papers with the city Wednesday to begin what could be a months-long process of getting approval… Read More