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Open Houses This Weekend

By August 13, 2010


Another update on the Diamond Drama! Joel Diamond, CEO of Diamond Parking, not only bought the six-million dollar penthouse at Escala. He’s also attempting to sell a four-bedroom house with weirdly-fluorescent-green pool for 7.88 million dollars. That house is unfortunately not having an open house this weekend, but 98 other fine abodes in Seattle are:

1100 E Harrison St #402

Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Okay, before I tell you the price of this Capitol Hill unit, just look at the end of the deck there. At the end of this spacious private deck with a view of the gorgeous Seattle skyline there is a spiral staircase. That spiral staircase leads to a second spacious private deck with a view of the gorgeous Seattle skyline. And don’t tell me it rains too much in Seattle for decks to be useful. Seattle got 0.31 inches of rain in July. The unit is listed at $639,900, which is actually not bad in the current climate.*

2301 NE Blakeley St #306

Sunday, August 15, 2010 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
If you’ve lived in Seattle long, chances are you’ve biked past this one-bedroom unit more than a few times. Those trees outside the window line the Burke-Gilman trail right by U-Village. That’s right – a bike trail, a university, and an apple store. What more could you ask for? Aside from more than 687 square feet, that is…

1420 Terry Ave #1906

Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Now that is what I call a view. This three-bedroom 19th-floor corner unit is listed at $899,000. It has two master suites and floor to ceiling windows with gorgeous views in nearly every room. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s one in the bathroom so you can contemplate the mountains while you pee.

2425 33rd Ave W #204

Sunday, August 15, 2010 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This Sunday and this Sunday only, you have the opportunity to visit The Worst Building in Seattle. If you’d like to live there, you can pay $550,000 for the pleasure of owning this second-floor 1,384-square-foot two-bedroom unit.

1301 Spring St Unit 18-J

Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Would you pay a million dollars for that kitchen? This two-bedroom unit is listed at $1,170,000, or $574 per square foot! I’m sorry, construction from 1982 is not “timeless.” Everything is square, nothing is open. I have a shoe rack larger than those windows. Don’t get me started on the ugly brown bathroom tile.

*Redfin is not joking about prices going up in Seattle despite dismal sales. 28 of this weekend’s 98 open houses are listed at over $500K, and 11 of those are over $800K. That’s insane. Are luxury condo owners the only Seattleites who aren’t chained to an underwater mortgage?