Vik Ballard 30% Sold

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From a recent email update from Vik Ballard: 30% SOLD and the sales office has been a hive of activity since re-opening after the holidays. Due to the resurgence in the housing market, as you may have read in recent headlines, we’re selling a new condominium home each week.

Magnolia Contemporary with Killer Views

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This is definitely our home of the week. Unfortunately we can only share what we think if you login.

Phinney Ridge 1914 “Contemporary”

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It is hard to believe that a home built over a 100 years ago would be called a contemporary but this 1914 home really does look much more contemporary than something built in 1914. Listed at $669k for 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms spread over 2,100 square feet on a 4,300 square foot lot it last… Read More

Seward Park “Astro Turf” Modern

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Another house we love in Seward Park just hit the market at 5145 S Willow St. Stylish kitchen, rooftop deck with views of the lake and Mount Rainier, and an interesting taller outdoor gas fireplace on the ground floor level deck. Plus the rooftop deck has astroturf, something I’ve always been curious about as a… Read More

Broadmoor Mid-Century Modern

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Beautiful Broadmoor Mid-Century modern. Unfortunately we can only share our thoughts on this home if you login.

Fremont on the Ave Over Half Sold

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Fremont on the Ave, a 9 unit development, at Fremont Ave and 38th, has already sold five units after two weeks on the market. What’s left is: 3808 Fremont Ave N – $689,950 – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,547 square feet 3809 Fremont Ave N – $659,950 – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,470 square feet… Read More

Striking Bryant New Construction

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4703 33rd Ave NE, a brand new home in Bryant, caught out eye. $1.299m for 4 bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms on a 3,600 square foot lot. We love that they put the living space upstairs giving the space you spend your most time in better views. We’d love to see more houses and townhouses do this…. Read More

Incredible Seward Park MCM Remodel

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I’d consider moving to Seward Park for this totally remodeled mid-century modern at 6242 Chatham Drive South. At $1.525m you get a 6 bedroom, 2.75 bath, 4,470 square foot place on a 6,440 square foot lot. Built in 1963 it was bought last February and totally remodeled. Check out the before pictures.

Price Increases at Carbon 56

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Just noticed that prices are increasing at Carbon 56, the apartment building that turned condo building, that kinda turned back into a partial apartment building for a while, at least for four of the remaining five units they have for sale: #216 +$10k #312 +$4k #314 +$4k #316 +$4k

Pioneer Square Loft

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Looking for a New York style loft with exposed brick, big windows, wood beam ceiling? 97 S Jackson St looks promising if you can look past the “soft”/blurry photos. Priced at $999k it is 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,847 square feet spread over two levels. According to Redfin it last sold in 2004 for $775k…. Read More

Views from this Magnolia MCM

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MCM fans, check out 3010 W Garfield St on the south side of Magnolia for $965k. Needs a bit of updating but looks totally livable in the meantime. Love the views, the fireplaces and that it has a mother-in-law. It is open both this Monday and Tuesday from 11am to 1pm if you want to… Read More

We’re Back!

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@urbnlivn whats up with the lack of posts? I miss them! — ninaf (@ninaf) February 5, 2015 Sorry for the stoppage in blog posts. Bernard is busy with school or something, Phil moved to Port Townsend and I just needed a break! As some of you know, this is a labor of love that usually… Read More

Loft Livn Next to Volunteer Park

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From the outside 1508 10th Ave E Unit #404 doesn’t look like a sweet loft, but inside it sure does! Exposed brick, tall ceilings, nice kitchen. It’s like a Pioneer Square loft but next to the quiet serenity of Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. And as the listing remarks point out, you’re close to Macklemore’s… Read More

New Alki Beach Modern

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The New Year is coming and what better way to spend it than in your own newly built Alki Beach home. 6410 SW Admiral Wy is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house, with 2,253 square feet of living space, plus a 2 car garage. It lists for $875,00, but you get a lot for your… Read More

Photos of Premiere on Pine

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Premiere on Pine sent over some photos of what they claim, and appears to be, a very high end apartment experience in Seattle just opening up: At 440-feet, Premiere on Pine will be one of the tallest high-rise apartment buildings in Seattle with fabulous views in every direction. The prominent location at the corner of… Read More

Pioneer Square Loft with Views, Brick and Tall Ceilings

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Rare to find a true loft in Seattle with 18′ ceilings and tons of exposed brick. Even rarer to find one with views! Which is why we love, 80 S Jackson St, #405 (though you may want to renovate the bathroom). At 1,737 square feet spread over two stories for 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms,… Read More

Featured Open House: The Nines w/$10k Buyer’s Bonus

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Isola Homes project The Nines on the Queen ANne, at 2556 14th Ave W, is holding an open house this Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4pm *and* are offering a $10,000 buyer’s bonus. Here’s the scoop: Please join us for a special holiday open house this weekend at The Nines! Enjoy toasty beverages and… Read More

Reminder! Urbnlivn Happy Hour Tomorrow

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Thanks to Salt Ballard we’re having a happy hour Tuesday from 5 to 7 at Hilliard’s in Ballard. Can’t wait to see you all and gossip about Seattle real estate and drink free beer on the Salt Ballard tab. RSVP on Facebook or leave a comment below. So far we have 54 RSVP’d which blows… Read More

Two West Seattle Mid-Century View Homes

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They’re really not modern style, but they are pretty much untouched by the remodeler’s hand.  Both have Open Houses this afternoon, Sunday Dec 7th, 1-4 pm  (I know, late again).  So if you’re not looking for a cookie cutter home, townhouses are too cramped, or most moderns are out of your price range, these homes… Read More

Washington’s First CLT House Coming to Madison Park

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We just got a heads up that Washington is getting it’s first CLT home. C-L-T? What is that? Cross laminated timber. We’d never heard of it but perhaps you have. If so. This blog post is for you. Designed by atelierjones, a Seattle-based architecture, planning and design firm, the two-story single family home, named CLT… Read More