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Unlisted: Capitol Hill Penthouse with Amazing Panoramic View

By April 12, 2013

Capitol Hill, Seattle Condos, The Highlander

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 top floor is for sale by the owners. (Click on image for full view).


Panoramic view of downtown Seattle and Puget Sound from the Highlander building.

One of the owners, Carl Goodman, actually wrote for Urban Living.com years ago. He is planning a move to the East Coast and selling the condo on the southwest corner of the 11th floor. The building is located at 525 Belmont Ave E., on the corner of Mercer St.

Here are the basics: two bedrooms, two bathrooms in more than 1,300 sq. ft., two parking spaces in the garage, a lanai, and more importantly, a wall of windows in the living and dining rooms that frame an unobstructed, panoramic view of downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and Lake Union. The asking price: $665,000.

Dining room with a view

Dining room with a view


Living room with a view


Large master bedroom

Some of the interior, such as the kitchen and the bathrooms, are (Sorry, Carl) dated. So, if you prefer a more contemporary look, you will have to do some renovating. That said, what you can’t put a price on is the view and the fact that the condo is an end unit on the top floor. These types of units in The Highlander building and its siblings – The Lamplighter to the south and Shannon to the north – rarely come onto the market. I should know. I live in the building.

The unit is not listed in the MLS, though you can find more details about the place and Carl’s phone number on Zillow.