Whole Foods Coming to Capitol Hill/First Hill

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Wow, Whole Foods is coming to 1001 Broadway Ave (basically Broadway and Madison). From the press release, Whole Foods Market announced plans for its ninth Puget Sound location, which will serve Seattle’s First Hill and Capitol Hill communities as part of Columbia Pacific Advisors’ new 16-story, mixed-use development. Located at 1001 Broadway, the new 40,000-square-foot… Read More

A Tale Of Two Lofts On Capitol Hill

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Finally, some more lofts hit the market.  First up is unit 236 at 530 Broadway E.  Listing for $425,000 ($444 a square foot), this 1.5 bathroom, loft unit at the Brix has 958 square feet.  The kitchen has a gas range/oven, double sink, and glass front upper cabinets.  The loft area looks roomy, has a… Read More

Moderns In England

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Being a little bit bored with what’s available locally, I decided to see what moderns were to be had in my home country.  First off, I noticed that real estate websites are a whole lot more useful over there.  The pictures look better, many listings have floor plans, and they have more detail than I’ve… Read More

Magnolia Modern near Discovery Park

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I’m partial to Magnolia. Whilst many find it too quiet of a neighborhood with a yet to be “hipster” developed town center, I like it’s quietly tree lined streets and it’s quaint ambience. It’s an isolated island on its own yet only 10 mins from the hustle and bustle of downtown city life. Having said that,… Read More

Wi-Fi Grills, Gadgets and Trends at Seattle Home Show This Weekend

Every year, the Seattle Home Show highlights new gadgets and trends for better living. This year, the theme might be Wi-Fi. Look forward to checking out a Wi-Fi enabled grill and spa this weekend at Seattle Home Show 2,the fall edition of what organizers say is the nation’s oldest and largest home show. The show… Read More

Polly Want a Cracker…Factory That Is

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Port Townsend’s historic Cracker Factory is on the market again, with a $60,000 price cut from last year.  $878,000 gets you this fully restored, 3 story commercial/residential, 2,700 square foot building in the heart of Port Townsend’s downtown.   It’s address is 819 Washington St, but it’s tucked in a courtyard off of Washington St.   Currently… Read More

Tiny House Trend: Ballard, Central District, Greenlake

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There are quite a few small houses on the market right now, but I’ve whittled them down to three top picks.  No mega-mansions here.  All are Craftsmans under 1,000 square feet built between 1900 and 1914, the last time small was chic. Pick #1:  7357 14th Ave. NW Listed for $399,950, this 910 sq ft,… Read More

Must See Open Houses: July 26 and July 27

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Looks like the weather’s clearing up just in time to check out some of the 308 Open Houses (!) in Seattle this weekend.  I’ve pulled a few to get you started: two new constructions, one remodeled mid-century, and a complete wild card.  Leave a comment if you see any of these, or any others that… Read More

Before and After: Winning Remodel in Victory Heights

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It can be pretty hard to see the potential in certain houses.  The folks at 360Modern offered to give us a peek into the before and after of this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath mid-century at 2129 NE 100th St.  Thankfully, Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape was capable of looking past the peeling paint, broken windows,… Read More

Customize Your Own Penthouse

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What would you do with a 1,908 square foot blank canvas?  What if that canvas grew to 9,876 square feet?  Gather your creative inspiration and take your pick!  Both are possible. Escala just listed Penthouse 202 for $2,299,000. There are two penthouse floors at Escala, the 30th and 31st floor, each with four units.  Two… Read More

Must See Open Houses May 24 and May 25

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I certainly hope that we’ll see some sun this holiday weekend.  If not, I suggest seeking shelter from the rain at one of the 87 Open Houses this weekend.  Here are a few of our top picks. 1920 4th Ave, #2408 Neighborhood: Downtown Open House: Sunday, May 25, 1-4 pm This spacious one-bedroom condo on… Read More

Competition at the High End

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Rumor has it that this $2.3m home on Capitol Hill had five offers with the winning bidder paying $500k over list in a bidding war. WOW.

Seattle Modern Home Tour 2014

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Urbnlivn had the privilege once again this year to partake in the annual Seattle Modern Home Tour.  The self guided tour took us through some of the best North Western modern designs by local architects; some are for sale and some just for design showcase. The tour took us from West Seattle to Magnolia to Leschi to Madison Valley,… Read More

Newly Built West Seattle Home on 18th Ave W

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A newly built house with sleek white interior design is up for sale in West Seattle. It  is 2,090 square feet in size with 3 bedrooms and 2,5 bathrooms for $474,990. The location is close to freeways, parks and shops. It has a great asymmetrical design on the exterior with a similarly built house right next door. The garage can… Read More

Buyers, You’re Competing with Wall Street

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The Seattle Times has a great in-depth look at how Wall Street is buying a ton of homes, Wall Street buyers snap up thousands of local homes for rentals. Last April, amid the region’s tightest housing supply in a decade, a Wall Street-backed company stormed into the Seattle metro area and bought, on average, 10… Read More

New with room to spread out in Wedgwood

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Prefer new construction but need more rooms and space?  If yes then check out this 2 story modern with basement in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood.  It offers close to 3,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage and a yard. In a great NE Seattle neighborhood, it has generous rooms and is filled with light…. Read More

New House in Ballard on 62nd St

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You will either love or hate the non conventional angle in this house built by Noren Development. It offers an interesting angle that opens up the adjoining spaces of living room, dining room and kitchen but it also pose challenges to traditional furniture placement. This new construction in Ballard  with 3 bedroom 2.25 bathrooms with… Read More

Exquisite Modernism at 128 18th Ave E Seattle

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gProjects and b9Architects have yet again materialized a beautiful yet functional design. The brand new construction in Capitol Hill has 3 bedrooms, 2,5 bathrooms in a 1800 square feet space with 1 covered parking space. The cabinets offer exceptional storage space in custom walnut. The bedroom has breathtaking floor to ceiling view and all the concrete… Read More

Mark Company Says, New Construction Pricing up 15% YoY

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The Mark Company, who is selling Insignia, has released a Condominium Pricing Index for Seattle: The Mark Company Condominium Pricing Index for December was $687 per square foot, which is down 3 percent from November. New construction inventory was more than 400 percent higher than a year ago, with 321 units available. I can only… Read More

Come home to this Urban Canyon in Capitol Hill

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This 5-Star Built Green home is 1 of a 7-home community by Seattle builder, Graham Black, of gProjects and award winning architect, Brad Khouri, of b9architects.  Built in 2008 it initially sold for $660,000 and was used as a second home.  It is 1,688 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1 covered parking spot.  This SW corner… Read More