Lumen Condo with a Bar

This must be the first sub-million dollar condo we’ve seen with its own bar! Unit T211 in the modern, Lumen building, is a 768 square foot one bedroom that has a galley kitchen, plus bar area. Perfect for the amateur mixologist! If you like clean lines, exposed concrete and the convenience of living above a… Read More

Enjoy the Space Needle from Lumen

You can’t beat a living room view of the Space Needle. This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit at 501 Roy Street hit the market last week at LUMEN. With 831 square feet, this is a very modern unit with concrete and steel construction, clean lines, and wall-to-wall windows. The building was Designed by Hewitt Architects,… Read More

Loft Living at Lumen

Loft fans, there’s a modern one bedroom loft at Lumen that just hit the market. It is unit R 327 and is a spacious 1,014 square feet. Listed at $419k, if you like modern, and exposed concrete, Lumen could be the building for you. Listing provided courtesy of Heidi Ward, Windermere.

Clean Lines at Lumen

Looking for a modern in-city place? Unit 207 at the Lumen has clean lines, hardwood floors and an exposed concrete ceiling. No need for Instacart here, you’re directly above a QFC! And if you work at the Gates Foundation, you couldn’t live closer to work. Listed at $368,000 its monthly dues are $381 a month…. Read More

Holy Homeowners Dues…

A cool penthouse unit at the Lumen that has seen its price ride the roller coaster of the market is available for $699,000. That is a jump from the last recorded price of $553,000 when it sold a year ago but a major bargain compared to the 2008 price of $1.25 million. Yet, in deciding… Read More

Now Renting: Lumen Unit for $3,100/mo

That beautiful unit at Lumen that was listed in July for $650K appears to have been recently delisted and is now being offered for rent. The 2bd/2b unit is asking $3,100/mo unfurnished, $3,500/mo furnished. As we discovered when we posted about it this summer, this unit was profiled in the Seattle Times in 2008.

Lumen Unit Works Its White Space

What’s all that white space called again? Oh yeah, negative space. And there’s a fair amount of it to work with in this Lumen listing. It’s not all negative (space) though… Just listed for $650K, this unit is described as two homes combined into a single residence which includes 2-bedrooms, 2 baths, open living room,… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were 27 closed sales in Seattle’s condo and townhouse market last week. After last week’s round-up of new construction condo inventory, it seems that the following units moved from the ‘pending’ column to the ‘sold’ column: Trace North #320 and #420 – both 1-bedroom condos that closed for $425/sf and $417/sf respectively. Enso #505… Read More

Reader Fails to Buy at Lumen

An Urbnlivn reader wrote in about their experience buying at Lumen in June: It was a bad first-time buying experience all around … with the discount brokerage, with the lender, with the listing agent, and with the REO owner. Ultimately the purchase was doomed by a high HOA dues delinquency rate due to which it… Read More

Lumen “Penthouse” Sells For Asking

That crazy Lumen penthouse that you, our readers, pegged at $675k sold for it’s asking price of $949k last week. I never would have guessed that!

Lumen Penthouse Finally Done

After years of construction the Lumen penthouse is finally complete. Surely there’s a story behind this unit. Was it built for the developer who bailed on it when things went sideways? After a $500K build-out, the LUMEN penthouse is complete. It is unlike anything available in Seattle Metro. Two units have been combined creating a… Read More

Lumen Press Release on Auction

Thought some folks would be interested to see some of the numbers in their press release. 80 registered buyers, 1,200 people toured, many cash buyers. — SEATTLE – Sixteen winning bidders earned great value this past Saturday when the remaining available condominium homes at the LUMEN development at Seattle Center in downtown Seattle were sold… Read More

Lumen Auction Results + Video – All Sold Except 1

I’m about to pass out since I just biked 204 miles from Seattle to Portland but just had to post about the Lumen auction results before crashing… A reader and Chelsea (who accompanied a Redfin client) sent me the results for the Lumen Auction [pdf] which I combined into one spreadsheet: The reader, “potus” says:… Read More

Lumen Auction Results?

How’d the Lumen auction go? Sadly I couldn’t make it because I’m biking from Seattle to Portland (you can follow along on my Twitter.

Lumen Remodel – Before & After Photos

On the eve of the Lumen auction I received some photos for a reader who lives at Lumen showing their before and after that are a great inspiration to anyone bidding tomorrow. A couple things about what we did that are of note: 1) We donated the original Lumen kitchen to charity and recieved a… Read More

Photos of Lumen Units Up For Auction

Three years ago I toured the Lumen sales center and I liked the project. It was modern, clean looking, minimalist kitchens and was unlike anything else in Seattle. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to see it in person, but now that I have, I see why it is going to… Read More

Lumen Auction – Agent or No Agent?

Just curious if folks planning to buy at the Lumen auction are going to be using an agent or not? If so, are there any agents that specialize in auctions?

Lumen Auction Informational On July 1st

I’ll be celebrating Canada day but if you’re not Canadian and looking to buy at Lumen you may be interested in their how-to-buy seminar including mock auction. What: LUMEN “How to Buy” pre-auction seminar and registration When: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 7 P.M. Where: LUMEN Lounge, 501 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98109 I must… Read More

Lumen Press Release For The Auction

Re-posting press releases is what lazy bloggers do. More info at LumenCondosAuction.com SEATTLE – Stylish urban living and the opportunity to buy at a once in a lifetime price awaits 19 very fortunate homebuyers as the final 19 condominium homes at LUMEN go on sale at Public Auction in July. The remaining few of the… Read More

Lumen Going to Auction July 11th

Thanks to a Lumen homeowner who passed along a letter [pdf] confirming that the remaining 21 or so Lumen condos will be auctioned on July 11th. They’ll be using TeamBuilder Auction Group (I originally heard it would be Kennedy Wilson). Gotta get back to work so no time for editorializing.