Must See Open Houses: October 11th and 12th

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Have you noticed how many listings have no furniture or are staged lately?  It seems to be a common theme today, maybe an indicator that the market has peaked. With only 290 open houses, this looks to be a slow weekend.  We’ll start in View Ridge, travel northeast to BitterLake, and then finish in Queen… Read More

1 Bedroom Condo at West Queen Anne School

Unit 403 Queen Anne School

Unit #403 of West Queen Anne School is currently listed at $399,900. This historic landmark was once an elementary school. Originally built in 1920, it made the conversion from classrooms to condos in 1984. It’s located at the top of Queen Anne hill at 1401 5th Ave W. It’s a 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom  home. The 908 square… Read More

2 Bedroom Condo at West Queen Anne High School for Sale

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West Queen Anne High School is one of those iconic Seattle buildings catering to a niche crowd. You either love it or hate it. It was registered as a national historic place in 1975 and turned into condominiums with 49 units in 1984. It is conveniently located within walking distance from retail stores, coffee shops,… Read More

The Gym is Back. More Expensive Than Ever

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The Gym at the West Queen Anne School is one of the coolest, if not the coolest, condos in Seattle. Designed by Eric Cobb it is incredible an nearly 3,000 square foot condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and two patios. The Gym last sold in 2011 for $1.75m (initial list price was $2.350m, it… Read More

West Queen Anne Public School – Holy HOA Dues

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Unit 407 at West Queen Anne Public School caught my eye this morning. For starters it is just a cool building. Secondly in the last three days no interesting units have hit the market… Anyhow, this unit is a 2-bed, 2-bath, 2-level home with vaulted ceilings making it more interesting than most units in the… Read More

West Queen Anne School Condo

West Queen Anne Public School

Have you ever wanted to live in a school? No, we don’t mean dorm style, but rather the complete opposite!  The elegant West Queen Anne School was a public elementary school from 1896 to 1981 and is now home to high-end condo units, one of which is currently on the market.  It’s a 2 bedroom… Read More

Summer School at West Queen Anne

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Urbnlivn has noticed that there’s a great new class every semester at WQAS, and this summer is no exception.  Unit #201, a 766 square foot 1 bedroom, 1 bath was just added to the roster.  At $365,000, reports that tuition is skyrocketing appear to be true.  Unit #302, though smaller, sold last month for just… Read More

West Queen Anne High Loft For $200k

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Looking for a historic building on the national register of historic places? 1401 5th Ave Unit 302 is in the West Queen Anne School and looks pretty sweet, though definitely needs a kitchen upgrade. $200k gets you 605 square feet with loft bedroom AND a walk in closet.

Venture Back to 2nd Grade For $300K

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Okay, Class, let’s review. On Urbnlivn you’ve read about the condos in the gym, the attic, the cafeteria, and a southwest corner classroom in West Queen Anne School Condos. And the latest destination to add to our list is the 2nd Grade classroom on the 2nd floor (well, part of it anyway). Once again, this… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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Geez, for only 16 closed condo and townhouse sales last week, I’m not suffering for notables to talk about. New construction adds a few to the count and we see a couple of high-priced resales that close after a lengthy stay on the MLS. New construction condos are back on the scoreboards with one each… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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Boy it is nice outside today! This is the sunny weather that makes the locals happy and visitors want to live here — and so might one of these compelling condos from the 107 condos and townhouses that are offering open houses this weekend. Art Stable (516 Yale Ave N) Sunday, 1-4PM A visit to… Read More

SW Corner Unit at West Queen Anne School

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Whenever I look at a listing for one of the renovated school condos, I try to see through the interiors to discover which classroom it served as in its previous life. The gym would be pretty obvious (super high ceilings) and probably the cafeteria too. But as for this southwest corner condo on the second… Read More

Live in a School Attic?

I noticed a top floor condo in West Queen Anne School listed earlier this week at an asking price of $700K. This building was converted to condominiums in 1984, and is not to be confused with Queen Anne High School which was converted in 2006. Comprised of 1820 square feet, this 2 bedroom, 2.25 bath… Read More

WOW: The Other Queen Anne School Condo

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I almost didn’t click on it. But WOW. This place looks AWESOME. It’s unit 110 at West Queen Anne School located at 1401 5th Ave W on the top of Queen Anne. 3,000 square feet for $2.35m. If that is too much for you check out #408. South-west penthouse unit. But it’s been on the… Read More