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A Visit to the Brix Auction

By September 19, 2009


This afternoon I went with a friend of mine to check out the Brix auction.

It was a busy place as they had free food and chocolate and a DJ rocking the lobby (I’m sure the residents were hating it). I think their marketing was a little off as they were advertising it as a “taste of Capitol Hill” but with half the participating restaurants not being Capitol Hill restaurants it seemed a little off. Hell, Buca di Beppo is a chain, and couldn’t be more un-Capitol Hill!

Unlike Lumen I feel like there are some good units up for auction. I’d probably go for one of the two bedroom townhouses on tenth but I’m tapped out; no more condos for me! Also, if you do get a place, get it inspected, if you look closely they need to do some touch up work.

Everytime I visit Brix I see more details that just seem a little off. This time I noticed that in the two story lofts they used windows that open for the uppers. Those will be pretty hard to open without a ladder. They also seemed to skimp on the closet in a lot of the units. Most of the two bedrooms had tiny closets. Capitol Hill hipsters need space for all their retro Urban Outfitter tees.

The media was also checking things out and we chatted with KOUW who is working on a story.

Also, I need a new camera. Any recommendations for a great point and shoot that does HD video too?

Related link: Auction condos, (because) our prices are insane

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