Before & After Photos: Madrona Remodel

1615 34th Ave - After - Exterior

I did a double take a few times on 1615 34th Ave, a remodel that just hit the market in Madrona. The exterior really looks different. $749k for 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms and 1,700 square feet. Last sold in July 2013 for $399,000.

Anthem, Decibel, Reverb: 279 First Hill Apartments


Last week the WSJ featured Seattle builder Spectrum and their projects on 12th Avenue. Here’s a little more detail thanks to their press release: Located at 301 – 12th Avenue and 1023 East Alder both sites will be transit oriented developments featuring a mix of apartment types and uses. Combined with Anthem on 12 Avenue… Read More

Saltworks Renderings

Salt Works

Curbed did a good job tracking down some renderings on Saltworks, the second project of the team behind Solo Lofts. Saltworks is a 35 residential units building with three ground floor live/work units and a corner retail space at the corner of 56th and 20th NW. Going up for review on the 21st.

CHS Dives Into Apartment Design

Photo: CHS

Great post on Capitol Hill Seattle about the glorious state of Seattle apartment design, Why Capitol Hill’s big mixed-use developments look, um, the way they do: Materials, zoning, and Capitol Hill’s competitive development market all narrow the window for creativity and risk taking in building new mixed-use projects. Those factors have led to some easily… Read More

6 To Go At Four Seasons

Four Seasons Seattle

Yesterday a few folks on Twitter were remarking that a condo at the Four Seasons that had been sitting for five years finally went pending. I think it is more remarkable that there is still six to go! Walking through the Vik Ballard sales center this weekend I was certainly struck by the difference in… Read More

Walton Lofts Breaks Ground

Walton Lofts 2

Walton Lofts by the Schuster Group (The Joe, Mosler Lofts) broke ground yesterday. Few photos below, more on Facebook. Here’s what the PSBJ reported a while back about Walton: The plan is to build a 12-story tower called Walton Lofts at the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Vine Street. Schuster often names his company’s… Read More

Escala Down to 9 Units


We ran into Escala’s agent this past weekend and word is that they have 9 units left with one of those in negotiations. Almost sold out!

Pb Elemental – Modern Home Available


I am a big fan of Elemental Architecture formerly known as Pb Elemental and here is a 2008 1,787 square foot stand alone home on Capitol Hill/Central area for $715,000 (last sold in 2009 for $590,000.)  It appears very well maintained and has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, rooftop deck (with fridge, grill and audio).  Each bedroom has a… Read More

A Look at REO Flat’s Mural

REO 3-Ton Speed Wagon Truck Brochure

Nice to see a little character coming to one of the new apartment buildings on the Hill, REO Flats

First Look: Vik Ballard’s Sales Center

vik ballard

Vik Ballard quietly opened the doors of their sales center at 1718 NW Market Street this weekend their early email registrants. Vik Ballard is one of three condo buildings to go on sale this cycle (Insignia and Solo Lofts are the others). Its a 117 unit building being developed by Continental Properties (developer the Cosmo,… Read More

Potential West Seattle Mid-Century Gem?

5812 SW Spokane St

Hard to gather much about the home at 5812 SW Spokane St. The agent only took one photo and didn’t even get out of the car to take it! And the description couldn’t be much shorter, “View Home. This home features 4 Bed & 3 Bath. Great location in Alki Point. Need TLC. Hurry it… Read More

Too Modern?

8310 Beacon Ave S - Living 2

8310 Beacon Ave S is quite the mid-century modern on Beacon Hill. Built in 1966 it has only had one owner. 4 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, 2,500 square feet. $400k. I bet it’d be a fun project to give a facelift to!

Isola Home in Fauntleroy

5020 SW 97th St - Exterior

It is incredible how many homes Isola Homes is cranking out. Here’s another one, this time in West Seattle at 5020 SW 97th Street. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,182 square feet, huge rooftop deck, 3 car garage, Looks like they built two homes side by side. One is already pending. This one is listed at… Read More

Must See Open Houses for April 12 and April 13


TGIF! If you’re out searching for a new home this weekend, you’ve got over 300 open houses around Seattle to choose from. Scroll down to see some of our top picks. 1414 Magnolia Blvd W Neighborhood: Magnolia Open House: Sat, Apr 12, 1-4:00pm and Sun, Apr 13, 1-4:00pm This incredible midcentury home in Magnolia is… Read More

Genesee Mid-Century Modern with a Pool

4721 53rd Ave SW - Living

I’m digging this West Seattle / Genesee Mid-Century modern at 4721 53rd Ave SW (1967 is still mid-century right?). Sizable at 5 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and 3,578 square feet. Looks totally livable so you can take your time updating bathroom and kitchen. And just in time for summer there’s a pool with a view. $950,000…. Read More

New Eastlake Modern Home

1911 Franklin Pl E - Roof deck

Build Urban has built a new modern home in Eastlake at 1911 Franklin Place E. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms it is 1,858 square feet. Listed at $829,000, we have no idea what they paid for the land. We like the concrete floors throughout and rooftop deck that includes a bar sink. But wondering why there… Read More

Mid-Century Waterfront Under a Million

9630 Rainier Ave S - Exterior

I’m a little enamored by the possibilities of this 1966 home at 9630 Rainier Ave South. Waterfront living for under a million dollars! Actually it is only $850k (last sold in ’99 for $420k). Though it needs some work. But looks livable while you do the work. Wish it wasn’t so far south though… But… Read More

Monique Loft for $257k

1024 E Pike St - 302 - Living

We know we feature a lot of higher end places out of many people’s reach. Here’s a loft for you first-time buyers – unit 302 at Monique Lofts. Only 482 square feet, it does have a loft, though not a full height one, where you can stash your bed and clothes. Listed at $257,000 it… Read More

A Whole(some) Lot of New Apartments in Green Lake


The former site of a sprawling Vitamilk Dairy plant in Green Lake is now home to about 300 new apartments. And like the liquid that flowed here for six decades, the new homes come off as good, clean and wholesome. We’ve been looking forward to visiting the Green Lake Village project given its large scale… Read More

Lofty Leschi Townhouse

301 Lakeside Ave S - Exterior

301 Lakeside Ave S – unit B has been on the market over a month but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth checking out! It definitely has a lofty feel with the nice feature of being almost on the water. It’s one of a six townhouses down in Leschi. Unit B is 2 bedrooms, 2.5… Read More