Talisman Mid-Century Loft

Our friend is selling her sweet loft at the Talisman, a mid-century building from 1965. Bought just a few years ago she’s remodeled the place and made it look brand new while still retaining its 1965 roots. At 500 square feet, it feels larger thanks to the monster ceilings. We checked it out this weekend… Read More

Luma Targeting LEED Silver

Luma, the new construction condos on First Hill, have announced that they are targeting LEED Silver certification. We don’t know how sold out Luma is, they buck the trend and only release sales numbers quarterly, instead of monthly. But we do know what green features they have: 98 Walk Score 96 Transit Score Efficient windows… Read More

Luma is 55% Sold. 2 Left Under $500k

Luma announced today that they’re 55% sold. We’ve had a few inquires from readers who want to buy there and just wanted to give you all a heads up that they only have two units left under $500k so you’ll have to move fast. #1504 at $494,950 and the unit above, #1604 at $499,950. Drop… Read More

Vintage Talisman Photos

James Winder, the listing agent for the recently listed loft at the Talisman, was kind enough to send over some vintage Talisman photos. I love this kind of stuff :). We toured the loft for sale there yesterday with a client and snapped this pic of the in-unit callbox: Can you hear me now? #midcenturymodern… Read More

Mid-Century Loft at the Talisman

The Talisman is a mid-century modern condo building on First Hill designed by Kieth Nissen and is known not just for its timeless mid-century design but also because you can get a great unit at an affordable price. Unit #406 is a full height loft with 16′ ceilings. Priced at $299k it is 527 square… Read More

Sales Update: Vik 97%, Insignia 89%, Luma 50%, Gridiron 17%

The big update from last month is that the oh-so-secretive Luma released their Q1 sales numbers. They’re now 50% sold. Insignia, the biggest new construction project in town is closing in on 90% sold. Gridiron, is at 18%, and has added a construction cam so you can keep an eye on things. If you’re thinking… Read More

Luma Increases Prices

Yesterday Luma raised prices for 8 units that they have listed on the MLS: #706 – $549,950 (was $539,950) #807 – $839,950 (was $829,950) #906 – $559,950 (was $549,950) #1403 – $629,950 (was $624,950) #1607 – $919,950 (was $909,950) #1803 – $654,950 (was $644,950) #2103 – $684,950 (was $679,950) #2107 – $689,950 (was $679,950) Great… Read More

Mystery Solved: Kieth Nissen Designed the Talisman

For as long as I can remember it has been believed (at least by listing agents) that Space Needle architect John Graham had designed the Talisman, a mid-century condo building on First Hill. However, that changed in 2013 when filmmaker Andy Blubaugh shed doubt on that theory and posited it that it was Kieth Nissen:… Read More

Sales Update: Vik 96%, Insignia 86.5%, Luma 30%, Gridiron 16%

Selling Now Bryant Heights 14 single family homes, 8 sold, 2 for sale, 4 off market Move in date: as they sell Fort Lawton 92% pending + closed – Montana Circle 13 houses, 12 closed + pending, 1 coming soon Move in date: as they sell Fort Lawton – Officer’s Row 13 houses coming soon… Read More

Luma Hardhat Tour with Photos

We got a sneak peek inside Luma, the 168 unit condo building going up at 1321 Seneca Street on Capitol Hill. First quick update on sales. They’re now 40% sold, selling 11 units in the last month. Below are a mixture of our photos and their photos. We toured units #209, #301 and got a… Read More

More Condos Coming to First Hill?

The DJC has an article about more condos potentially coming to First Hill at 800 Columbia Street, Daniels buying First Hill site for future high rise: Daniels Real Estate is buying a First Hill development site where a 30-story residential tower is planned. Kevin Daniels said his firm is under contract to purchase the site… Read More

Luma Update: 35% Sold

Here’s an official update from the Luma team on current progress: LUMA has topped out! One of LUMA’s most exciting spaces – the rooftop amenity floor – was poured at the end of January. This will hold a clubroom and rooftop deck to cozy up with a good book, nosh with neighbors in a gourmet… Read More

Mid-Century Loft at the Talisman

The Talisman is a mid-century modern condo building on First Hill rumored to be designed by Space Needle architect John Graham. If you missed out on unit #402 last week don’t despair, unit 213 that just hit the market looks awesome! While only 500 square feet we bet that the 16′ ceilings on this loft… Read More

Luma Update: 30% Pending

Quick update on Luma, the new construction condo project on First Hill with 168 units. Since they last provided pending numbers September 1st, they’ve had 24 units go pending for a total of 51. They report that 5 of those were last week ‘with interested buyers eager to buy immediately. Many last month did so… Read More

Sales Update: Insignia 83%, Luma 30%, Vik 94%, Girdiron 14%

Happy new year! I’ve had a busy start to the year with two closings scheduled for this week but I promise to get back to blogging very soon :). To start off the year we thought we should check in on all the new construction projects around town and update you on their sales status…. Read More

Sales Update: Insignia 82%, Luma 16%, Vik 86%, Girdiron 14%

Quick update on sales numbers for new construction projects in the area. Sales for the projects we have received updates from have slowed, with the exception of Vik, and possibly Luma, but Luma is going to update on sales numbers until the end of the year. This update we’re adding Hyde, a new condo development… Read More

Luma Increases Prices On a Few Units

Looks like Luma, the new construction condo project in First Hill, is raising prices on a couple units even though they’ve only sold 16% of their 168 units. Unit #2202 – $559k to $569k. Unit #204 – $504k to $511k Unit 1502 – $524k to $534k

MCM Penthouse at the Talisman

Embrace your inner mad men in this penthouse unit at the Talisman, a building designed by Space Needle architect John Graham in the mid-sixties. Unit C is on the top floor facing the Meridan condo building to the north. It is 827 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. We visited it this weekend… Read More

Condo Sales #’s: Insignia 80%, Gridiron 15%, Fort Lawton 8%

Quick update on sales numbers for new construction projects in the area. This update we’re adding Gridiron, Fort Lawton and Residences at Fairview. Selling Now Fort Lawton – 8% pending 26 houses, 2 pending, 2 coming November 12th Move in date: as they sell Gridiron – 15% reserved 107 units, 16 reservations Move in date:… Read More

Last Chance to Customize at Luma

Time is running out if you want to buy and customize a condo at Luma. Their cutoff for customization is October 31st. What can you choose from? Three different color schemes as well as a few upgrades: Waterfall edge kitchen countertops Chef’s kitchen – includes pull-out pantries in lieu of standard cabinet swing doors, Cabinet… Read More