South Arboretum New Construction Houses

431 26th Ave E

Barcelo Homes is finishing construction (target completion: Q4 2015) on a pair of high-end homes in the south Arboretum neighborhood.  Listed for $1,888,888, 431 26th Ave E is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with 3,986 sq ft.  With 4 stories and an elevator, the homes take full advantage of the upward sloping terrain.  Wilcynski… Read More

Redfin to Sell Gridiron Condos


Just got word from Redfin that they’ll be the listing agent for the recently announced Gridiron condos in Pioneer Square: From January to June of 2015, only seven individual home sales occurred in Pioneer Square, despite thousands of people searching for homes in the area during the same time period. We think Gridiron will… Read More

Not A Cookie Cutter Condo Just South Of Fremont

57 Etruria #401 - live

Normally I don’t like anything built in the 1980’s, but I find this building so different I can’t resist blogging about it.  57 Etruria unit 407 is a nicely remodeled mid-80’s condo in north Queen Anne.  Listed for $319,000, this 729 sq ft condo has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and an extra room.  Bamboo floors,… Read More

Paul Hayden Kirk MCM in Wedgwood

2803 NE 82nd St - living area & dine = R

This 1954 home was designed by Paul Hayden Kirk in his Pacific Northwest Modern style.  It was the model home for developer Albert Balch in the Wedgwood No. 3 neighborhood.  Listed for $850,000, 2803 NE 82nd St has 3 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms, and 2,580 sq ft.  Design features include an open plan living area, separate… Read More

Who Names Seattle’s Condos and Apartments?

I was hopefully that King5’s piece on the naming of Seattle’s apartment buildings would be an interest peek inside marketing firm Red Propeller but it is sadly a short puff piece with no real substance. As developers continue to build apartments all over Seattle at a rapid rate, we wanted to find out who decides… Read More

Tour Historic Seattle’s Egan House August 16

Egan House

Here’s your chance to sneak a peek inside Lakeview Boulevard’s Egan House, on August 16th with Historic Seattle: Come celebrate one of Seattle’s most unusual modernist residences (designated a City Landmark in 2009). Construction of the Egan House was completed in 1959, with the house nestled between Seattle’s Eastlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. At the… Read More

Gridiron Condos Coming to Pioneer Square in 2017

Girdiron Condos

The PSBJ reports that more condos are coming to Seattle, Pioneer Square in fact, Daniels hopes to score with $50M-plus Gridiron condos by the Clink: Daniels Real Estate plans to start construction in about two weeks on a long-planned project with a new name: the Gridiron. The more than $50 million project will be built… Read More

WEDGWOOD HAÜS: New Presales in North Seattle

229 NE 95TH ST (1) adj

Heads up, this is a sponsored post. There’s a cozy new community coming to Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood, and it’s a collection of five new Isola Homes called Wedgwood Haüs. This unique collection consists of four modern homes and one vintage classic, all featuring contemporary details that make for modern flexibility and comfort. Each home is… Read More

Many Seattle Condos Let FHA Approval Lapse

Thanks to Jim Patterson at Windermere for the idea to write the post and for all the background info! Jim Patterson, an agent at Windermere, recently wrote us because he was surprised that no one was talking about the fact that many condos have let their FHA approval expire. What does it mean? For buyers,… Read More

Seattle Condo Buildings that Allow Nightly Rentals

Thinking of AirBNB’ing/VRBO’ing/Vacasing out your condo? Here are the only three buildings that we’re aware of that allow it: Belltown Court Elliot Bay Elecktra Or you can buy a townhome.

More Details on the Fort Lawton Homes

NCO housing at Discovery Park, Seattle, WA

Here’s a few more details on the homes that will be coming up for sale at Fort Lawton, the collection of homes in Discovery Park. it is from an email newsletter sent out by Stephanie McMahon: Q: I’ve walked Discovery Park almost every day for the last eight years. When can I purchase a home… Read More

Condo #s: Insignia 67%, Luma 13%, Solo 90%, Vik 63%

Insignia Seattle

We’re long overdue on an update on how the four condo projects in Seattle are selling. Insignia, the largest, has sold a lot. An impressive 197 units are pending at their newest tower, the north one, since sales started in March. As for their south tower, a bunch of people closed this week and are… Read More

RISE’s Plan for Discovery Park’s 26 Fort Lawton Homes

Fort Lawton

The developer of the 26 homes in Discovery Park as part of Fort Lawton has announced their plan and team in a press release today. Sales information will be available in the fall. You can register for updates on sales at What’s your guess for how much the General’s House which is a six-bedroom,… Read More

Capitol Hill 2 Story Condo With Terraced Patio/Yard

714 Bellevue Ave E unit 101 - live

This 2 story condo was impressive when it was built in 1981.  Since then it’s 1,565 sq ft has being lovely upgraded.  Listing for $ 749,00, unit 101 at 714 Bellevue Ave E has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, den, living room with 20 ft ceilings, and 500 sq ft of private patio/yard space. The kitchen… Read More

Large Lofty 2 Bedroom at The Opal

1605 E Pike St unit 203 - live

20 foot ceilings,  2 stories, 2 decks, on a corner of The Opal.  Listing at $699,950, unit 203 at 1605 E Pike St is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, with 1,363 sq ft.  Other goodies include wide-plank oak hardwoods, gas fireplace, gas range, 2 walk-in closets in the master suite, den, and laundry room. On… Read More

Not the Same Old Townhouse

5926 California Ave SW unit C -

Built in 2007, this West Seattle townhouse brings fresh air to the stale old townhouse design.  Unit C at 5926 California Ave SW, is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, that has 1,890 sq ft and lists for $636,500.  With decks on the two upper floors and a patio off the living room, the outdoors is… Read More

Laurelhurst Modern By Build Urban

5126 45th Ave NE

Starting with a welcoming and stylish front facade, this new Laurelhurst modern continues to please when you step inside to the large open living area. Listed for $1,549,000, 5126 45th Ave NE is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, with 3.022 sq ft. Main level highlights are the dramatic wood stairs, large sitting areas in… Read More

25th Floor Corner View Penthouse in Belltown

121 Vine St - 2506 - live

There are only two penthouses at Arbor Place and this is one of them.  The other units were all combined in the 90’s, would love to see that one.  Listed for $575,000, unit 2506, 121 Vine St, is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom corner unit with 855 sq ft.  The kitchen and bathroom have both… Read More

Another Chance to Live Across from Starbucks Reserve Roastery

303 E Pike St - building

Unit 309 at Pike Lofts has sold, but unit 409 at 303 E Pike St is on the market. A 774 sq ft condo, it has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and lists for $479,000.  Being on the SE corner gives you more light and gets you away from busy E Pike St.  High ceilings, ceiling… Read More

A Touch Of LA In Fauntleroy

8626 Fauntlee Crest SW - up live view

I’ve seen few interior remodels on this scale, no room was forgotten.  The neighborhood looks like it has protected views, so the money was spent inside.  The master bedroom suite has views to die for from the bedroom, bathtub, and large open rain shower.  Did I mention the heated travertine floors?  This beauty at 8628… Read More