Must See Open Houses: October 4th and 5th

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This weekend there are 432 open houses to pick from, so another busy weekend.  160 are for listings less than a week old, so there are some new ones to check out.  All the selections have water views this week.  We’ll start with a new listing at One Pacific Tower in Belltown, go to North… Read More

Capitol Hill Contemporary Townhouse In A Sea Of Cookie Cutters

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It’s sad to find the southeast corner of Capitol Hill is home to so may bland townhouses. Thankfully there is 126 21st Ave E to show the way forward.  Built in 2009, the low point of the housing bust, the builder definitely took a risk in offering something different.  At 1,230 square foot, it’s smaller… Read More

Eco-friendly Capitol Hill Townhouse

418 19th Ave E Unit B Capitol Hill Townhouse Interior

I’m swooning over this 2 bedroom, 1.25 bathroom townhouse in Capitol Hill. Contemporary in design, it features custom bookshelves that extend to the ceiling, hardwood and cement flooring, floor to ceiling windows, a rooftop deck, and a loft bedroom. Eco-friendly features include reclaimed materials, triple pane windows, and rain water catchment. Located at 418 19th Ave… Read More

Cap Hill Townhouse with Rainwater Toilets

128 18th Ave E - Exterior

Described as “not your average townhouse”, they’re mostly right as 128 18th Ave E features rainwater for your toilets, triple pane windows, heated concrete floors and steel stairs cutting through the interior. A collaboration of gprojects and b9Architects it looks pretty sweet. We definitely approve of the views from the rooftop deck. Priced at $655k… Read More

Inside a Fast Sale on Capitol Hill

1101 E Harrison St.

It’s one thing to see the stats about the recovering Seattle housing market, it’s another to learn the details of a specific listing. On a Sunday last month, friends of mine posted on Facebook that they had just listed their Capitol Hill townhouse and were holding an open house. By Tuesday, the house had gone… Read More

Sneak Peek At Malden and Mercer


The gProjects Facebook page has a sneak peek at what they have planned for the NW corner of Malden and Mercer. Looks nice! We approve.

Since They Just Picked a New Pope…

A divine view at 823 18th Ave.

To celebrate the Roman Catholic cardinals’ successful conclave in Rome, here’s a new listing that puts a spotlight on the church….well, at least the one next door. This townhome southeast of Capitol Hill is steps away from Immaculate Conception Church on 18th Ave. And two of the listing photos prominently portray the home’s proximity to… Read More

Townhouse by Cal Anderson Park

Master Bedroom

One of the modern townhouses right by Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill just came onto the market. If the last two listings in that development are any indication, this unit will draw quite a bit of interest. The two-bedroom, 1,510 sq ft townhouse is listed for $659,000 or about $436 per square foot. A… Read More

Modern Barrel Vaulted Capitol Hill Townhouse


Sleek, modern, and in the heart of the city. This urban Capitol Hill townhouse has it all! The stand alone tri-level house has 3 bedrooms (2 of them master suites) and 2.25 bathrooms, plus an attached garage up patio. Its design includes a distinct barrel vaulted roof and large windows. Modern features include radiant floor… Read More

A Notable Sale at Capitol Hill’s 25 on the Park

The center unit, 1816 11th Ave Unit B, just sold for $434,000

A 25 on the Park townhouse just closed for $439,000. That means the 880-sq ft home facing Cal Anderson Park fetched $500/sq ft. It’s interesting to see that kind of valuation…again.  While the 500-mark is still below some of the eye-popping numbers we saw at the height of the Seattle housing boom in 2007, it… Read More

Capitol Hill Listing Lives Up to Luxury Language

"Boylston Residences" on Boylston Ave between Roy and Aloha

Don’t you hate it when a listing claims a home features high-end finishes when the cabinets are made of fancy-looking particle board? Or a listing that advertises a great water view but you have to look through three buildings to see it? It’s a long way to say what a pleasure it was to tour… Read More

Townhome at Award Winning Urban Canyon

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1903 E Pine St is the ultimate green townhouse featuring photovoltaic solar panels, solar hot water, water recapture, reclaimed materials, high efficiency radiant heat and a 50 year roof. It isn’t cheap at $609k for 2 beds, 2 baths and 1,690 square feet but it is awesome. Last sold, brand new, in 2009 for $557k.

Open Houses in Seattle – 8/25-8/26


Alright Seattle, fall is fast approaching! Have you crossed all of your summer activities off of your bucket list? While you’re out there soaking up the late August sunshine, be sure to check out some of the 66 open house condos and townhomes happening in Seattle this weekend.  The theme for this week’s recommended picks… Read More

Modern Townhome on 12th

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213 12th Ave E (aka NoJo Rowhomes) is not a new construction townhome, but was built just a few years ago. Listed at $589,950 it sold brand new three years ago for $500k. It’ll be interesting to see if a 18% increase in price is really warranted. Here’s what we said about these townhomes when… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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I had to double-check my query because I couldn’t quite believe that Seattle closed only 20 condo and townhouse sales last week. It’s for real though, folks. That’s half as many as the week prior which had 39 sales. 217 12th Ave E Unit B When Urbnlivn highlighted this NoJo Rowhome in an open house… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

Don’t even think about staying home and playing with the new iPad app, WSJ House of the Day, that you just downloaded for free from iTunes. I checked. The only Washington state homes you’ll find are in Mercer Island. Instead, get up-close-and-personal with Seattle properties by visiting one or two of the 119 condos and… Read More

Talk of Offers, Appraisals & Hjarta Leasing

There’s a few interesting condo discussions on the Redfin Forums. First up is, how much would your offer be for condos just under 400k? One of our agents has this to say: The condo market is definitely soft in these neighborhoods, and I am finding developers being negotiable; however many seem to only be coming… Read More

Photos of NoJo Rowhomes

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On Friday I swung by NoJo Rowhomes before work and took some photos since I know how much you love my crappy photography. One of these days I’ll get a Flip HD video camera and start posting crappy videos :). Your comments on it are mixed. But I like it. Plans are from Pb Elemental… Read More

NoJo Rowhomes – Modern Design on 12th

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NoJo Rowhomes, north of John (get it?) on 12th are just up the street for me. They’re right beside the Pb Elemental 12th + John Residence. Anyhow, I think the name is kinda lame… But they turned out rather nice since they don’t look like the usual bland townhouse crap we see around town. I… Read More