Two Story Modern Loft at Enso

820 Blanchard St - 1607 - Living

Talk about a wall of windows! Unit 1607 at Enso (820 Blanchard St) has ample views of downtowns in its two story living room. Only $1.575m for this 2 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom, 2,279 square foot place. Three parking spots too. They bought this place brand new in 2011 for $1.22m.

2,000 More Units Coming to SLU

Denny Way

The PSBJ has word that a massive amount of new residential units are coming to South Lake Union, Canadian developer to build 1,945 residential units in South Lake Union: The latest plans filed with the city show a two-tower 40-story development with 1,085 residential units for the block bounded by Denny Way, John Street and… Read More

Two-story Modern Top Floor Loft In South Lake Union

401 9th Ave N #614

If you’re one of those lucky people who are in the market for a penthouse, try your luck at Veer lofts at 401 9th Ave North in South Lake Union. Unit #614–a two-story new urban loft–recently opened up. The space is a 1,005 square foot 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, including a den space for your home… Read More

New Unit on Sale at the Veer Lofts

1. Veer Loft South Lake Union front entrance

Veer Lofts is a silver LEED certified building designed by Johnson Architects, completed in 2008. Situated in the heart of South Lake Union, it is walking distance to the best cafes, bars, gym and restaurants the neighborhood has to offer. The latest unit on sale at 401 9th Ave N #508  is a 633 square feet loft… Read More

Art Stable Shell Back on the Market

516 Yale Ave N - Int 2

Tom Kundig designed Art Stable in South Lake Union still has an entire floor, 4,000 square feet, of undeveloped space available for you to build your own custom condo. Unit 400 is listed at $2.15m. Built in 2010 this unit has been on and off the market a ton since then. We’ve actually been inside… Read More

Penthouse Loft in South Lake Union

401 9th Ave N - Deck

Amazonians, here’s your chance for a fat penthouse blocks from your office. 401 9th Ave N – Unit 611 is in Veer Lofts at 9th and Harrison. 18′ ceilings, 1,354 square feet, 2 parking spots, nicely sized patio. Downsides: no gas cooking and no A/C. Listed at $885,000 they originally bought in new in 2008… Read More

Komo Covers 2200′s $26m Construction Defects

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Over two years of work. 10 months of work per building. New balconies, windows and floors. $26 million dollars. From ‘It hasn’t been a good situation at all here from the beginning’:

$1.7M Capitol Hill Home Among 34 Condo Sales in Past Week

727 Harvard Ave E

Fresh off yesterday’s news that Seattle home prices rose 10% in the past year, per the Case-Shiller index, I expected to see some that increase reflected in the recent transactions. But Seattle condo sales from the past week proved again you can’t project a major survey onto one unit (especially since the Case-Shiller index doesn’t… Read More

Sharp, well-priced Veer loft

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A nice-looking loft at Veer just popped up. It’s 1,069 square feet, 1-bed, 1-bath and is listed for $365,000. The homeowner’s dues are $446/mo. The current owner bought the place back in ’09 for $345K. I’m not sure, but the photo from the deck makes it look as if the unit is east-facing; don’t take… Read More

When $6,650 a Month in Rent is Too Low….

Rollins Street Flats at Denny & Westlake.

When do you know the Seattle rental market is red hot? When $6,650 a month in rent is not high enough. Last Thursday, we blogged about a penthouse unit that opened up at the Rollin Street Flats in South Lake Union. The two-bedroom apartment was listed for $6,650 per month. We suggested that if you… Read More

Penthouse at Rollin Street Available for Rent

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Want to live the high life in South Lake Union? This is probably one of the best options: a contemporary two-bedroom apartment at the top of the Rollin Street Flats now renting for $6,650/mo. If you’re interested, you should hurry. The leasing agent I talked to said a unit down the hall rented recently in… Read More

Photos: New Union Apartments off of South Lake Union

Main lobby at "Union" at 901 Dexter Ave N.

The first of three new apartment buildings on the southwest corner of South Lake Union has started pre-leasing and more units are about to come onto the market. We toured “Union” recently and found it to be a cool, urban design, though a few things caught our eyes and ears. First, the basics: Union features… Read More

Sales are Rising in Fall; 50 Pending Last Week

9219 Ashworth Ave N-3

Last week sales seem to have increased, with 50 sales across the board. Two units at the olive 8 went pending, and quite a few listings in the Ballard and Queen Anne neighborhoods. With housing beginning to see pricing more comparable to 2003 than we’ve seen in nearly a decade, I chose to showcase those… Read More

Demolition on Dexter = More SLU Apartments

801 Dexter Ave. N: demolished & cleared for new construction

The demolition in the photo below stopped me in my tracks yesterday as I walked toward my old condo on the west side of Lake Union. I knew the former manufacturing facility here at 801 Dexter Ave. N. (between Aloha and Valley Streets) was going to be torn down sooner or later, given the construction… Read More

Short Sale at Veer Lofts & A Beacon Hill Townhouse

Two-level layout  at the Veer Lofts

Two new listings caught our eye today. First off, at the Veer Lofts in South Lake Union, Unit 613 just came on the market as a short sale. Listed at $399,000, this top-floor unit last sold in 2008 for $587,000. That would be quite a haircut for the bank.  The one bedroom unit is laid… Read More

Seattle Open Houses This Weekend – 7/28 – 7/29

The Four in Fremont

Happy Seafair weekend, Seattle! Along with our annual celebration of summer, there are 94 open houses in the Seattle area this weekend. 3628 Palatine Ave N, Unit B Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM This is the very last unit of four new Fremont townhomes recently constructed by Huber’s Custom Building.  Sleek, modern,… Read More

Enso Two Bedroom

One of the last remaining 2 bedroom, 2 baths at the Enso - 820 Blanchard St in SLU - just hit the market today.  Holy HOAs, Batman!  What do you get for $855/month?  Personally, I’d call them the usuals: a guest suite, dining and entertainment areas, lounging and sunning areas, a community room, fitness facility, and a large roof deck…. Read More

Sustainable Lake Union Townhome Up For Grabs

1308 lakeview

The perks of living out near lake union are endless, but what if you could live the log cabin life, in a beautifully warped modern townhome on sustainable steroids? Come again you say? The  architects over at 360 Design Studio have designed this absolutely stunning Urban townhome at 1308 Lakeview Blvd e Unit A, and… Read More

20 Foot Ceilings at 2200

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Twenty-foot ceilings and a two-story wall of windows provide a stunning focal point in this townhouse-style 1 bed + den, 1.5 bath at 2200. The 2nd floor location allows for a true patio, but I’m not convinced that direct access to the street is a plus. Granite in the kitchen is tile, not slab, but… Read More

Two Story Penthouse at Veer Lofts

Amazonians, here’s a two story west facing loft for you just down the block from the office. Unit 615 at Veer Lofts is a true loft, just over 1,000 square feet. Listed at $425k, sold for $420k two years ago brand new. We dig the 18′ ceiling, concrete floors and west facing exposure. Too bad… Read More