300/600/900: Ballard

Today on urbnlivn – one neighborhood, three prices.  I’ve rounded up Ballard’s most intriguing listings in the $300K, $600K, and $900K ranges.  Ballard is an old Seattle neighborhood, but lots of new construction has been popping up throughout the area.  I enjoy thinking about all that my own home has seen over the past century. … Read More

Customize Your Own Penthouse

What would you do with a 1,908 square foot blank canvas?  What if that canvas grew to 9,876 square feet?  Gather your creative inspiration and take your pick!  Both are possible. Escala just listed Penthouse 202 for $2,299,000. There are two penthouse floors at Escala, the 30th and 31st floor, each with four units.  Two… Read More

Mid-Century on Minor

Built in 1960, the Sutton Place building at 1221 Minor has a cool mid-century vibe.  I wish I could say the same for Unit #708.  Though this 675 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 bath has been upgraded, it’s more 2000s traditional on the inside.  Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of nice features –… Read More

Must See Open Houses for June 21 and June 22

On these longest days of the year, there’s plenty of daylight to check out some of the 341 Open Houses this weekend!  Here are three options to get you started this weekend.  An historic conversion and two brand new townhomes, both with great lake- and city-view decks.  Have to start thinking about 4th of July…2015…. Read More

Tom Kundig Condo on Pike

The exterior design reflects the modular interior at 1111 E. Pike St, #301.  Designed by Tom Kundig, this one bedroom, one bath unit with sliding wall dividers has a cool, contemporary vibe, but definitely feels more like a large studio.  The listing claims hardwoods, but the main space floors look like laminate to me, and… Read More

Must See Open Houses May 31 and June 1

There are 124 open houses in Seattle this weekend.  Half of them just hit the market this week, but there are some lingerers, including a 17th floor – 1 bd, 1.5 ba unit at Cristalla that was listed almost eight months ago!  For all the competition, there are surely some potential deals to be had. … Read More

Brand New on Capitol Hill

Eco-friendly everything in this new construction 3 bedroom, 2.25 bath at 1820 E Howell.  In-floor radiant heating, concrete floors throughout, triple-pane windows, and heat recovery ventilation (HRV) for the freshest air are just a few of the Built Green features.  There’s a lot of great light on all three levels, but the main living area… Read More

Must See Open Houses May 24 and May 25

I certainly hope that we’ll see some sun this holiday weekend.  If not, I suggest seeking shelter from the rain at one of the 87 Open Houses this weekend.  Here are a few of our top picks. 1920 4th Ave, #2408 Neighborhood: Downtown Open House: Sunday, May 25, 1-4 pm This spacious one-bedroom condo on… Read More

North Capitol Hill Views

Loads of light and plenty of outdoor space overlooking Downtown, Lake Union, and the Cascades at this 1958 Harvard Ave E condo with a townhouse feel.  At $800/mo., the HOA’s seem a little on the high side for this 8-unit property with seemingly few communal amenities.  And it looks like the owners are hoping for… Read More

1 Bedroom Condo at West Queen Anne School

Unit #403 of West Queen Anne School is currently listed at $399,900. This historic landmark was once an elementary school. Originally built in 1920, it made the conversion from classrooms to condos in 1984. It’s located at the top of Queen Anne hill at 1401 5th Ave W. It’s a 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom  home. The 908 square… Read More

Downtown Condo Steps From Westlake Park

City slickers and fashionistas will be pleased with this downtown location. Surrounded by shops and just steps to Westlake Park, this 710 square feet semi 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is located at 1500 4th Ave, truly in the middle of it all. It was built in 1909, making it a National Historic Site, but don’t… Read More

Olive 8 Seller Looking for 10% Appreciation in 9 months

It will be interesting to see how Unit #3502 at Olive 8 fares on the market. The agent is wrapping up an open house today after listing the two-bedroom, two bathroom unit yesterday for $1.25 million. If the seller get the list price, it will be a roughly 11% hike from last November when he/she… Read More

Escala’s Escalation Stands Out Among 45 Condo Sales in Past Week

We’ve noted Escala’s seemingly bullish view of the Seattle condo market as the luxury downtown development repeatedly bumped up its list prices. Those escalating price points do not seem to be hurting sales. Unit #2308 closed on Monday at $1,049,000 after four price hikes. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on the 23rd floor was first listed… Read More

$1.1M Olive 8 Condo Among 38 Seattle Condos Sold in Past Week

A two-bedroom condo on the 31st floor of the Olive 8 closed for $1.1 million yesterday, one of 38 condos sold in Seattle in the past week. The Olive 8 deal is interesting, not just because it was the highest-priced unit in the bunch, but because it sold at a pretty lofty price just a… Read More

Nice North Capitol Hill Condo a Rental Deal

It’s weird to say that $3,500 a month in rent is a good deal, but I think it applies to a two bedroom unit in this high-end condo building on North Capitol Hill. Unit #201 in this boutique building, located in the tony Harvard Belmont Landmark District near Volunteer Park,is a spacious 2,088 square feet… Read More

Unlisted: Capitol Hill Penthouse with Amazing Panoramic View

There are so many listings that boast a “spectacular view” or “breathtaking vistas” that, when you actually tour the place, turn out to be peek-a-boo views or only visible from the deck. That’s not the case for this panoramic view from a penthouse at The Highlander on Capitol Hill. Now, this two-bedroom unit on the… Read More

Very Nice and Reasonable Rental at Mosler Lofts

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

Photos: New Luxury Volta Apartments Open in Belltown

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

Seattle Open Houses – March 10

Are you enjoying the sunny, spring weather, Seattle? Speaking of spring, don’t forget to set your clocks forward tomorrow. In the meantime, here are a few open houses of many going on tomorrow that we recommend checking out! 1014 E Roy St #33 Open House: Sunday, March 10, 1-4:00pm We’re not sure if this condo… Read More

Seattle Open Houses: Feb 23-24

It’s a blustery Friday in Seattle, but hopefully the weekend holds better weather for us. Either way, there are 40 open houses in Seattle for you to explore over the next couple days. Here are our picks! 1700 N Northlake Way #4 Open House: Sun, Feb 24, 1-4:00pm Contemporary loft-style condo with 1-bedroom and 1.5… Read More