Meet Joe (Arnold Lofts). He’s Green, Looks Good, And Available For Rent

Joseph Arnold Lofts at 62 Cedar St.

We’ve been meaning to visit the Joseph Arnold Lofts in Belltown, not just because we gravitate toward shiny, new buildings but because we’re fans of The Schuster Group’s last downtown residential development: Mosler Lofts. Like its sibling a few blocks away on Third Ave, Joseph Arnold Lofts features a lot of glass and exposed concrete…. Read More

Fully Furnished Belltown Loft

81 Vine Street Interior

Meet unit 300. This 1,840 square foot 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom meets all the requirements of a stellar loft: exposed brick, views of the sound, vaulted ceilings, a sleeping loft for guests, distressed hardwood floors, the list goes on. What got me was the library-esque ladder in the master bedroom and built-in office space for… Read More

The Martin 2: The $8,000 Apartment


Earlier this week, we reviewed The Martin, a stylish high-end apartment building in the Denny Triangle or “Midtown” that takes its name from the original moniker of The Cinerama Theater. This post is the sequel and features The Martin’s pricey penthouse units that go for as much as $8,000 a month. Before you dismiss that… Read More

The Martin Puts On A Good Show in Downtown Seattle


Flashback #1: The Cinerama Theater on Fourth Ave. opened in 1963 and was known as Seattle’s Martin Cinerama, part of a small theater chain specializing in the widescreen format. Fast forward 50 years and The Martin has returned across the alley at Fifth Ave and Lenora St. The sequel is a much smaller theater room… Read More

Video: Stacking a New Belltown Apartment Building

Here’s a pretty cool time-lapse video showing how crews stacked, like Lego blocks, half of a new 7-story apartment building in Belltown. We snapped photos as the crews lifted the first two pre-fabricated units and laid them into place last weekend. This 48-second video shows another 26 units being stacked on the foundation at 2217 Third… Read More

New Homes Go Airborne in Belltown


Fully-finished homes are flying over Third Ave in Belltown this weekend as downtown Seatttle’s first modular building begins to take shape. Construction crews are using a 550-ton crane to lift the first batch of 49 pre-assembled homes from the ground, through the air, and then setting them into place at 2217 Third Ave. By the… Read More

Inside Downtown Seattle’s First Modular Apartment

A modular unit and temporary leasing office for N Habit, near 3rd Ave and Blanchard in Belltown.

Living in a studio or a small apartment in a big, expensive city can sometimes feel like living in a rectangular box. In the case of ‘N’ Habit, that is literally what you will get. Billed as the first modular apartment project in downtown Seattle, ‘N’ Habit will be composed of 49 prefabricated units that… Read More

Large Queen Anne Condo Leads Sales in Past Week

Sold: 1414 1st Ave W #402

Patience paid off for the sellers of a spacious condo on Queen Anne Hill as they sold the three-bedroom unit after more than a year on the market. The 2,251 sq. ft. condo, with its wide open floor plan, went for $1.225 million, the most expensive of the 51 Seattle condos and townhomes sold in… Read More

How To Save Up to 49% on Seattle Rent? Find a Roommate(s)

It makes sense that if you live together with a few friends or strangers, you could save on living costs by spreading out the rent, even for a larger home. A new survey has put a percentage on the potential savings in Seattle and the results show you can cut your rent by almost half… Read More

Very Nice and Reasonable Rental at Mosler Lofts

Rental at 2720 3rd Ave #512

I’ve always had a condo crush on the Mosler Lofts in Belltown, with its concrete, steel and glass facade. If I didn’t own a place, I would jump at this new rental listing. Unit #512 spans 1,126 sq. ft. with one bedroom, a den and 1.75 bathroom, plus a private 500 sq. ft. deck. As… Read More

Would You Pay $6,500 a Month to Live in This Belltown Penthouse?

Unobstructed Puget Sound views from penthouse unit at Volta Apartments on 1st and Bell

The minute I walked into the west-facing penthouse unit at the Volta Apartments, I wanted to move in. There are the high ceilings, the wall of windows framing unobstructed views of Puget Sound, the Miele appliances, and a private deck. I would never leave home. But. But, the unit features just one bedroom in 1282… Read More

Photos: New Luxury Volta Apartments Open in Belltown

Volta Apartments at 1st Ave and Bell

Here’s the bottom line about the new Volta Apartments in Belltown: They are very nice, high-end contemporary units that could make a sizable dent in your bottom line, depending on the apartment you choose. Studios start at $1,895, two bedrooms rent for $3,250, and the penthouse units top out at $6,500. Urbnlivn has been following… Read More

Reasonable One-Bedroom Condos

2301 Fairview Ave E #305

As our January Condo Market Report pointed out, the median price for Seattle condos is up more than 20% compared to a year ago.  But there are still reasonably-prices homes available on the market.  Here are several that I think would make a pretty good home or a potential investment property. I really like this… Read More

Live Here to Shower in Style

Glass Shower in Belltown condo

You don’t see snazzy showers like these every day. They’ll let you shower in style, but you better not be shy in case others walk in… We saw these while browsing new listings. The first is a freestanding shower that is encased in a glass tube and located right in the bedroom. It’s  one of… Read More

Two Belltown Short Sales

Bamboo floors at 76 Cedar St #804

Two Belltown condos that last sold near the height of the real estate boom are now on the market for 35% less than their 2007 price. Both are short sales. The first is Unit #804 at The Parc at 1st Ave and Cedar St. The one-bedroom condo went for $459,000 five years ago. Today, it’s… Read More

Seattle Open Houses: November 17 – 18

Seattle open house

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we’ve got 41 open houses in Seattle for you to check out while you’re not doing your turkey day shopping OR going on this awesome Treasure Hunt of Architecturally Significant Homes.  From a 3 bedroom condo in the heart of Capitol Hill, to a gorgeous Queen Anne townhome, scroll… Read More

If you don’t need a parking space…


Here’s a one-bedroom condo in Belltown that is worth a look if you don’t rely on a car. This corner unit on the 18th floor at 2100 3rd Ave comes with sweet city and water views, is relatively spacious at 779 sq ft, and is priced well at $272,000. Earlier this year, I toured the… Read More

Now Leasing: New Via6 Apartments

New Via6 Apartments at 6th Ave and Lenora Street

The massive Via6 Apartments between Belltown and South Lake Union are still under construction but you can now pre-lease for move in on March 1st. We stopped by the sales office at 6th and Lenora today to get more details. The leasing consultant told us the model units are not ready for tours until next… Read More

A $7,000 Rental at 1521

View from the 29th floor at the 1521

We thought the Belltown rental we blogged about a few days ago cost a pretty penny at $6,000 a month. Here’s a new listing in the 1521 building on 2nd Ave that’s even higher…in floor number and rent. The owner of this two-bedroom condo (1723 sq ft)  on the 29th floor is asking for $7,000… Read More

A $6,000 One-Bedroom Rental


What do you get for a $6,000 rental in Belltown? Well, aside from a ton of concrete, more than 2,815 square feet in an expansive penthouse designed by a renowned architect. This unit at 3rd and Blanchard would be quite the place to host a party, an art exhibition (there’s moveable lighting and track system… Read More