How do you forget your rental’s lease is expiring? I don’t know, but I did! So now I’m scrambling to find someone to rent my fully furnished Capitol Hill one bedroom plus den condo. Great views of the Olympics, Puget Sound and Space Needle from the bedroom, kitchen and living room. Perfect location: 4 blocks… Read More
This weekend is incredibly busy in Seattle, with the Ballard Seafood Fest, West Seattle Summer Fest, AND Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee taking place. When you’re not getting your share of summer festival madness, we suggest checking out some of the 93 open houses also taking place in Seattle this weekend. Here are some of our… Read More
While out boating around Lake Union tonight the home that received the most discussion was not this jaw dropping ultramodern Portage Bay floating home or the two story floating home on the Roanke Reef dock (both homes priced well above a million dollars). But rather was an almost quaint $499k, 1,050 square foot, 2 bedroom,… Read More
The Seattle Times recently featured a mansion built by Rainier Brewery founder Andrew Hemrich, which was bought for $2.3m in 2010, by a couple who cashed out to tune of $25 million on a dot.com play and had it renovated by famous architectTom Kundig. Check it out, Mansion built by Rainier Brewery founder gets a… Read More
Today Redfin released Collections, a way for real estate junkies to collect the beautiful, bizarre, or just plain jaw-dropping photos of homes you find on Redfin. Of course, I’ve already started collecting :). Particularly “Urbnlivn” condos and lofts and “Urbnlivn” houses. Have fun :). Disclaimer: I work at Redfin.
The folks behind True North (between Union and Hue) are building an apartment positioned to attract an outdoor recreation-focused audience. To figure out what to build they’d like you to take a survey and tell them. The focus of the survey is to understand people’s desires for gear storage, equipment, and related amenities. Take the… Read More
Okay, so this isn’t urban at all, but I have a total soft spot for container architecture… Today King County announced that their HyBrid Architecture overnight camping structure at Tolt-MacDonald Park is ready for occupancy (press release below). Only $50 a night! More photos on King County Park’s flickr stream.
A tranquil garden gives way to a dramatic vaulted glass entry in this Madison Park Mid-Century at 3827 E Crockett St just listed for $1,195,000. Built in 1963, this 2,550 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house has been updated over the years, but modern amenities blend seamlessly with the original style of the home…. Read More
Own a piece of Seattle design history on the lake in Laurelhurst for a mere $3,595,000. This 4,530 square foot, 5 bedroom, 4.25 bath just needs a little polishing to return to its glory days. Designed by Peter Hayden Kirk in 1963, the home retains original mid-century detailing throughout. The “Skilling Residence”, as it was first known, won the 1966… Read More
Walls of windows with views of the Seattle skyline and green treetops fill this Pike Lofts 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath with light. Last sold in 2001 for $392,000, this 1,102 square foot unit at 303 E. Pike St, #303 is currently listed for $450,000. Ten-foot ceilings and an open living space create an airy feeling throughout,… Read More
Last week we had 33 condo and townhome sales, and West Seattle and Capitol Hill are taking in the majority of new residents! West Seattle saw 7 sales including one along Alki and in the Admiral District, and Capitol Hill took home 6 of the sales, including a sanctuary unit equipped with an elevator. 1500… Read More
I know many urbnlivn readers are on the hunt for unique live/work situations. Well, check out this new townhome community in Magnolia. Priced at $825,000, these 3 bedroom, 2.75 bath units at 3207 W. Lynn St each feature an office/bath storefront on the first of four floors. Located in the heart of Magnolia Village, these… Read More
I’m long overdue introducing a few new writers we’ve brought on to help out here while I’m busy working skiing, biking and mountain climbing. Here’s who is who: Matt Goyer, publisher of Urbnlivn, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports… Read More
Originally listed for $569,000 this recently renovated unit in Pioneer Square, overlooking Elliott Bay dropped down to $539,000 just 4 days after listing on the NWMLS. The 2 story, 2 bed 2 bath unit at 1119 1st Ave #313 has a HUGE skylight in the living room, allowing maximum natural light to seep in, charming… Read More
Few things have come across our radar recently… First Realogics produced a neat infographic of high end sales, Luxury Condo Sales Downtown Trigger Next Development Cycle (click to enlarge): Then Urban Ashley points out that they’ve sold a very pricey place, Madison Tower/Hotel 1000 Penthouse SOLD!! $4,000,000 We closed Madison Tower #2400 on 5/30 and… Read More
Got an email on one of my building distribution lists that made me laugh: So, it seems like we’re entering the Fireworks and Pop Rocket season (first episodes occurred last night for all you light sleepers). If your sleep or pets are disturbed by this activity over the next few weeks, it is imperative that… Read More
We’re excited to announce they we’ve partnered with the Seattle Times, Seattle Times announces more local news partners: In an effort to provide readers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date news from throughout the region, The Seattle Times has forged partnerships with a number of local news Web sites. Nice to see Urbnlivn recognized as… Read More
Here’s a great guest post from an Urbnlivn reader who dishes the dirt on many downtown condos in her hunt for “the one”. If you’d like to share your story of buying or selling, just drop us a line email@example.com! Since the first of the year, we’ve been seriously looking to downsize into a condo… Read More
Reachwerks inaugural newsletter took a look at 2002 versus 2012 rents, they looked at all types of rental properties (apartments, small multiplexes, condo rentals, etc.) who placed ads on SeattleRentals.com. They also looked at pet policies: In 2002, 35% of rentals allowed cats and dogs, 30% allowed cats only, and 33% allowed no pets at… Read More
First Escala raises prices this week, then we get word that Insignia is about to break ground and now Olive 8, one of the few remaining downtown new construction projects, is raising prices too. #3707: $530k to $570k #3706: $530k to $560k #3107: $505k to $525k Disclaimer: Olive 8 is an Urbnlivn advertiser.