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

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

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

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

Who Designed The Talisman!?

The Talisman, a mid-century condo building on First Hill, is often said to be designed by Space Needle architect John Graham. However, after much digging filmmaker Andy Blubaugh, isn’t so sure: The Talisman was not, as far as I can tell, actually designed by John Graham. The only record I can find of any connection… Read More

Starter Loft at the Talisman

We feature a lot of sweet lofts here. But not everyone can afford a million dollar loft in the heart of Capitol Hill. So for those of you looking for a “starter loft” there’s one the Talisman (1000 Union St). Unit 209 is only 508 square feet, but it does look like a double height… Read More

Mid-Century Modern Loft

Mid-century fans, here’s the condo for you. The Talisman is a mid-century building designed by Space Needle architect John Graham. And today a loft, #313, hit the market for $215k. For that you get 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 600 square feet. We expect this place to go fast even though there is no parking.

Penthouse at the Talisman

Units at the Talisman always seem to be a hit here. They also always seem to be around $200k. This penthouse unit breaks that trend. It’s a 823 square foot 2 bedroom unit priced at $399,950. Only one floor though. But it has a sky light: The unit seems to have some history. Originally it… Read More

Mid-Century Loft At Talisman

I know you folks like the Talisman so here’s another unit for you that just came on the market, #309. 535 square feet for $250k. Looks like they paid attention to detail: I don’t know about the heated marble floors though…

MLS Watch

Another unit at Talisman Everyone was hot on Talisman when a unit came on the market a few weeks ago. Here’s another. This one, #214, is $249,950. However, the interior of this one is definitely not to my taste. Eastlake Lofts #201 is new to the market. But a little pricey at $590,000 for 949… Read More

Updated Talisman Loft Unit

Unit 402 looks to be a nice updated unit at the Talisman building on First Hill. It’s $269,950 for 527 square feet. And if you’re looking for something even cheaper, funkier but still urbn, check out this $75k houseboat on Lake Union.

MLS Watch: 2 lofts, price reductions, crazy carpet

19th Ave Lofts #203 is available for $390,000. But I think the kitchen needs updating (if I were to update it I’d push it back under the sleeping loft to open up more of the living room): #311 also just came on the market for $475,000 for 983 square feet and two parking spots. Compare… Read More

MLS Watch: $5.9 mil and everything else

2200 vs Cosmo Inventory Glut Match 36 versus 39. Winner: Cosmo. Cristalla There are 5 units available at Cristalla. The most recent to come on the market is a 436 square foot studio at $379,990. Only $872/sq ft. I guess I’ll stop bitching about Trace’s price per square foot. But it does have a $6,000… Read More