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Visit to the Press Condos

By October 7, 2006

The Press

The Press Condos are a quasi conversion project on Capitol Hill where Press 1, a 4 year old building, used to be apartments and is now being converted to condos and Press 2 is a new building that was intended to be apartments but are having their kitchens upgraded and sold as condos. Overall there are 141 units and 14 have sold (as of last Sunday).

Let’s start with some misc facts:

  • 30 day move in for some units
  • Other units are move in after November 16th because the kitchens need to be renovated
  • Leaving the unit ‘as-is’ with no kitchen and bath upgrade saves about $15,000
  • Washer and dryers are included
  • Undermount sink is standard
  • Markie Nelson was the interior designer
  • $2500 required for escrow. 7 day review period
  • They had 100 people in on Saturday their opening day
  • Storage unit is $10,000
  • There’s a gym and a roof top deck
  • No hardwood floor option

Overall I thought they had some decent floor plans at prices that seemed just a tad bit high considering it was originally built as an apartment building but they can charge more since you can move in almost right away. I also like how you can buy it un-upgraded so you can gut it and put in the finishes that suit your style

Now for some photos…

Press exteriorPress exterior Hosted on Zooomr
IMG_0135Concrete detail Hosted on Zooomr
IMG_0138Press inventory board Hosted on Zooomr
Press kitchenPress kitchen Hosted on Zooomr
Press kitchenPress kitchen Hosted on Zooomr
Press bathPress bath Hosted on Zooomr

I don’t like how they have both horizontal and vertical rectangular tiles:

Press shower detailPress shower detail Hosted on Zooomr
Press washer and dryerPress washer and dryer Hosted on Zooomr
Press bathPress bath Hosted on Zooomr

I don’t like the rounded granite edges or how the fridge sticks out from the cabinetry

Press kitchenPress kitchen Hosted on Zooomr

Whomever designed the original Press apartments and condos should be sent back to design school:

Press un-renovated kitchenPress un-renovated kitchen Hosted on Zooomr
Press un-renovated kitchenPress un-renovated kitchen Hosted on Zooomr
Press un-renovated bathPress un-renovated bath Hosted on Zooomr
Press schemesPress schemes Hosted on Zooomr

Some bedrooms have big sliding doors. Personally I like the sliding doors but not these ones:

Press sliding bedroom doorPress sliding bedroom door Hosted on Zooomr
Press rooftopPress rooftop Hosted on Zooomr

Now I have to say that I really didn’t like how they staged the model units. Especially this multicolored curtain hanging in the corner:

Press living roomPress living room Hosted on Zooomr

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