Portage Bay Floating Home for Rent

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I love the garage door in the living room in this Portage Bay floating home that is for rent at 2818 Boyer Avenue E #7. $2,950/month for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom place. As a comparable, our neighbors floating home rented for $3,700/month in just a few weeks.

North Capitol Hill Roland Terry Mid-Century Modern

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An absolutely incredible mid-century modern designed by Roland Terry hit the market yesterday at 2320 Delmar Dr E. It is one of those houses you don’t even know exists when you drive by. In fact, it is so incredible, I’ve already been to see it twice today! The main floor is u-shaped with a deck… Read More

Featured New Homes: Green Lake Modern’s Starting in the Mid $500’s

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Isola Homes has just listed four new 3 star Built Green modern homes in Licton Springs/Green Lake. Modern architecture, open flowing floor plans that “LIVE” big and beautiful designer finishes. These are urban single family homes… no common walls! Enjoy all the extras not usually found in this price point, including slide bar shower system… Read More

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

Luma Broke Ground on Condos Monday

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Luma broke ground on their condos on First Hill on Monday according to the PSBJ. Luma joins a short list of other condo buildings currently under construction – Insignia, Solo Lofts and Vik Ballard. The 168 condos, which are designed to appeal to “creative urban professionals” and empty nesters, will range in size from 600… Read More

Seattle’s Highest Homes Coming to Rainier Square

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Today The Seattle Times covers what may be Seattle’s highest homes in, Rainier Square redo will put apartments high in the sky: The developer added more floors to the tower for apartments but also bumped up the average size per unit to over 1,000 square feet. The average monthly rent will be about $4,000, Johnson… Read More

Soaring Ceilings and Lofty Views

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There are high ceilings and then there are the soaring ceilings in this new loft at the Lexicon on Capitol Hill.  From floor to the ceiling, we’re talking about 20+ feet and it feels higher than that. It helps that the top-floor unit has a mostly unobstructed view out west towards the Space Needle and… Read More

Wood Beams & Stone – 2 Affordable Midcentury Contemporarys

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Almost forgot the brick and walls of glass.  One is on a double lot and the other has over half an acre.  The only thing is, they are both in north northeast Seattle, one in the part called Shoreline. 1561 NE 196th St, Shoreline, is impressive enough to make our shortlist.  Listing for $374,500, this… Read More

Updated Mosler Loft Priced to Sell

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Friend of Urbnlivn’s, agent Sam Cunningham, is selling a condo he’s owned at Mosler Lofts since it opened. I hired a designer and remodeled it top to bottom, doing all the fun things I always dreamed of; Vetrazzo countertops, custom light fixtures designed to look like the sprinkler system with Edison bulbs, some cool wood… Read More

Must See Open Houses: November 1st and 2nd

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Wow, it’s November already. There are 261 open houses this weekend, not bad for a rainy weekend in November.  Most are just one day, oddly Sunday seems to be that one day for many.  Isn’t there some big sporting event going on that day, as well as the US Grand Prix race?  We have another… Read More

Featured Grand Opening: Morgan 5.2 in West Seattle

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This weekend, join Isola Homes as they unveil their latest community, Morgan 5.2 located in the Gatewood neighborhood of West Seattle at 7016 California Ave SW. This highly anticipated sister project to the successful Morgan 5.1 community is having its Grand Opening this Saturday and Sunday from 12-4. These modern, 5 Star Built Green townhomes… 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

Madrona DIY, Designed By Chris Pardo

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This lot, at 1701 37th Ave in Madrona, includes plans, permits, studies, drawings, and a Lake Washington view.  The design is for a three story, 2,456 square foot house.  The lower level is designed to be an ADU with 2 bedrooms and a full bath.  The main level has an open plan living area with… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 25th and 26th

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Now with 340 open houses, it’s picking up a bit this weekend [updated].  To be balanced, we have a condo in Belltown, four new townhouses in Alki, and a mid-century view house in Laurelhurst. 3049 59th Ave SW unit A Neighborhood: Alki Open House:  Saturday, October 25, 1-4pm  and  Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm This is… Read More

Kundig Designed – Leschi View Home

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  This Tom Kundig designed home at 414 34th Ave S is back on the market again.  It was sold last year, in 2010, and in 2005.  They seem a little shy about the square footage this time, but public records show it as 2,619 finished and 940 unfinished (that data could be out of date). … Read More

Mercer Island Remodel By George Suyama

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Another creative design from George Suyama: a remodel of a 4,101 square foot house built in 1966 on Mercer Island.  Facing west on 0.71 acres, this house at 4215 Holly Lane has views over Lake Washington.  The main house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (2 up, 1 down), and separate living, family, media rooms.  The… Read More

Salt Ballard Launches: 38 Condo Units Selling Soon

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It has been known for quite some time that the team behind the Solo Lofts condo project was working on a second condo project, Salt. Today, it becomes official. Construction is slated to begin in early 2015. Homes at Salt will be marketed by Matrix Real Estate, with pre-sales commencing within the next several weeks…. 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

Leschi View Home By MidCentury Master

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411 Erie Ave was designed by well known architect Ted Bower.  A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern, it has clear views across the lake.  Listing for $1,697,000, the house was renovated in 2013.  The kitchen had a full remodel and the bathrooms have been updated.  A third bedroom was added under the back deck, and a… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 18th & 19th

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There are 398 open houses this wet weekend.  Start your house hunting with my previous post ‘Modern Townhouses near Beacon Hill Light Rail’.  Then northeast to a spacious new contemporary on the Burke Gilman trail, and back south for a Belltown live/work loft. 5400 Princeton Ave NE Neighborhood: Hawthorne Hills Open House: Saturday, Oct. 18,… Read More