Penthouse at Rollin Street Available for Rent
Want to live the high life in South Lake Union? This is probably one of the best options: a contemporary two-bedroom apartment at the top of the Rollin Street Flats now renting for $6,650/mo. If you’re interested, you should hurry. The leasing agent I talked to said a unit down the hall rented recently in just one day.
The apartment is a spacious 2,027 sq. ft and features large windows, high ceilings and condo-grade appliances and finishes. The Rollin Street Flats, afterall, was built as condos before it was converted to apartments during the real estate downturn. At 11-stories up, the west-facing unit offers great views of Denny Park, The Space Needle, the Olympic Mountains and some of Lake Union.
Now is the time to enjoy these views before even taller buildings start popping up in South Lake Union. Under Mayor Mike McGinn’s proposal to rezone the neighborhood, the rectangle-shaped piece of land directly in front of Rollin Street Flats is the one that would allow towers up to 400 ft tall.
Even if the rezone is approved, any construction would likely be years away. In the meantime, this is an awesome unit if you can afford it. The rent strikes me as high but the market seems to bear it. A smaller version of this penthouse rented in a day for $6,095 per month, according to the leasing agent. He said that unit became available after the previous resident decided to move into the penthouse in the northwest corner of the building. That unit rents for $7,795 a month…that’s one month. Thank goodness for Amazon.
The location, at the intersection of Westlake and Denny, alone is worth a few thousand, especially being right across from Whole Foods and blocks away from the newish restaurants (Shanik, Brave Horse Tavern) in the neighborhood. For more info or to schedule a tour, contact Rollin Street. Their leasing folks are very friendly and helpful, and they have a good instant message function on their website.