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Continental Place – 2125 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

Continental Place

Address: 2125 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Neighborhood: Downtown

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DESCRIPTION

You wouldn’t know it from it’s concrete exterior, but Continental Place is one of Seattle’s classiest and most private residential high-rises with commanding sound and city views. Designed by WJA, the 33-story tower is located just a couple blocks from Pike Place Market on 1st and Blanchard. The community was awarded a 1st Place Environmental Award by the Board of Realtors and an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Zena Design Group was responsible for the lobby’s renovation which included lighting, flooring, furnishings and art. In addition to extravagant Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market and Puget Sound views, another distinct feature is this building’s 5th floor amenities which features a beautiful rooftop terrace, exercise room, full-size indoor pool, game room and meeting room.

PICTURES

Pool Fitness Terrace

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1982
  • Number of Units: 128
  • Number of Stories: 33
  • Exterior: Cement/Concrete
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: Subj to Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Cable TV, Central Hot Water, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Athletic Court, Cable TV, Club House, Concierge, Elevator, Exercise Room, Fire Sprinklers, Game/Rec Room, High Speed Internet Available, Hot Tub, Lobby Entrance, Outside Entry, Pool-Indoor, Rooftop Terrace, Sauna, Security Gate

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Belltown Billiards
  • Buffalo Deli
  • Continental Furniture
  • Elliott Bay Bicycles
  • Gary Manuel Salon
  • Frontier Room Restaurant
  • Jai Thai
  • Queen City Grill
  • Taco del Mar
  • Tune: Hi-Fi For Humans

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.

Open House Sun, Feb 3rd 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Bellora

2 Bedroom 1.75 Bath $625,000

Bellora BuildingPrice: $625,000
MLS#: 28007173
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Feet: 1192

SLIDESHOW/PICS

Urban Oasis in one of Seattle’s finest buildings. This bright corner unit features a very large private deck; luxurious Gourmet Kitchen w/ innovative concrete countertop, gas cooking, high quality wood cabinets, ss appls; Master Suite w/ sumptuous bath; hardwoods; custom wall bed in 2nd Bedroom (doubles as a great office); central A/C; quite concrete & steel building; secured parking (handicapped space); large storage. All this and close to the Sculpture Park & all that Belltown has to offer.

Belltown Studio 1 Bath $315,000

Price: $315,000
MLS#: 28015578
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Square Feet: 494

SLIDESHOW/PICS

Contemporary Studio / one Bath unit at the splendid Bellora. Floor to ceiling windows capture city views and sunlight. Well-appointed Gourmet Kitchen with creative concrete countertops, gas cooking, high quality wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances. Central A/C, fabulous light maple flooring, quiet concrete & steel building. Deeded secured parking & large storage. Fantastic water view Common Area. All this and close to the Sculpture Park & all that Belltown has to offer.

DIRECTIONS

Bellora Building

2716 Elliott Ave 308
Seattle, WA 98121

Amazon.com: 11 Buildings Totaling up to 1.6 Million Sq. Ft. of New Office and Street-Level Retail Space in SLU

January 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Enso, Rollin Street, Veer Lofts

This is great news for those who already have, or plan to purchase a new home in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

SLU Map for Amazon.com

Be sure to check out the following condos if you’re thinking about buying.

SLU Condos Enso 135 luxury condominiums that are part of our 2201 Westlake mixed-use project on the corner of Westlake Avenue N. and Denny Way, scheduled to open in spring 2009
Veer Lofts 99 artistic lofts featuring open, flexible floorplans on 9th Avenue and Harrison Street, scheduled to open in summer-2008
Rollin Street 208 SoHo-style flats on the northeast corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue N., expected to open in spring 2009

Seattle Valentine’s Day Restaurant Schedule

January 30, 2008 by  
Filed under MISC

RESTAURANTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Thank you Canal Station Concierge for providing this great list!

13 Coins • Seattle

Renovating (Until Feb. 20th)

Assaggio

CC# • lunch 11am-2pm • dinner 5m – 10pm

Barolo

CC# • 4:30-10:30pm • $95pp(prix fixe-4 courses)

Bis on Main

5pm – 9:30pm • a la carte menu

BOKA

5pm – 10pm • $65pp (prix fixe – 4 courses)

Brooklyn

5pm – 10pm • 1h 45min table rotation

Campagne

CC# • 5:30pm – 10pm

Canlis

FULL

Cutters

lunch 11-4pm•dinner 4-10pm(reg& special menu)

Daily Grill

Regular menu/regular hours

Earth & Ocean

seating’s at 5:30/7:30/9 • 7-courses $75pp

5-courses $125 per couple

El Gaucho

5pm – 10pm • live music

Elliott’s Oyster House

lunch 11-4pm•dinner 4-10pm•(reg&special menu)

F.X. McRory’s

Regular hours-regular menu

Fish Club

BRK 6:30-11am•lunch 11am-2:30pm•dinner 5-10pm

Flying Fish

CC#•lunch 11:30-2pm•dinner 5-11:30pm(special menu)

Icon Grill

5pm – 11pm

Il Bistro

CC# • 5:30-10pm • $79pp (prix fixe – 4 courses)

Il Fornaio

call restaurant direct

Metropolitan Grill

lunch 11am – 3pm • dinner 5pm – 10:30pm

Oceanaire

CC# • 11:30am – 10pm

Palisade

CC# • 4pm – 10pm

Palomino

lunch 11am – 3pm • dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

Place Pigalle

CC# • seating’s at 5:30/6/7:30/8/9:30/10

Ponti Seafood Grill

CC# • 5pm – 10pm • $70pp (5 courses)

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

11am – 11pm (special menu)

QUBE

CC# • 5pm – 12am (special 4 – 9 courses)

Ray’s Boat House

5pm – 9pm

Ruth’s Chris Bellevue

CC# Regular and special menu-$150. couple

Ruth’s Chris Seattle

CC# Regular and special menu-$150. couple

Salty’s on Alki

CC#•lunch 11-3pm•dinner 4-10:30pm(4 courses)

Salty’s Redondo Beach

CC#•lunch 11-3pm•dinner 4:30-10pm(4 courses)

Salute of Bellevue

call restaurant direct

Sazerac

call restaurant direct

Six Seven

CC# • 5:30-10pm • $185pp (special 6 courses)

Sky City

CC#•lunch 11-3pm•dinner5-10pm•$95pp(5courses)

Tap House – Seattle

call restaurant direct

Ten Mercer

CC# • 4:30pm – 12am (reg & prix fixe menu)

Trader Vic’s

11am – 11pm • $80per couple (special menu)

Troiani

Call restaurant direct

Tulio Ristorante

5pm – 10:30pm • special a la carte menu

Typhoon

Call restaurant direct

Union Square Grill

lunch 11am-3pm • dinner 5pm – 10pm

Waterfront

CC# • 4pm – 11pm

Yarrow Bay Grill

5:30pm – 9:30pm

For phone numbers and locations, here are some favorite websites

Seattle Dining

City Search

Valentines Heart

New Proofs for Olive 8 Amenities

January 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Olive 8

If you’ve been considering a purchase at Olive 8, here are some new proofs that may give you the push you’re looking for. Included are artist’s renderings of Olive 8’s restaurant, lobby, indoor pool and floorplans (including health club, spa and exclusive residential amenities.

The Restaurant at Olive 8

The Restaurant at Olive 8

■ Northwest cuisine under the direction
of Grand Hyatt Chef Brent Martin
■ Featuring food suppliers dedicated
to bringing the best local
products to market
■ Traditional, simple, and
natural ingredients
■ Reasonably priced with menus
that change often
■ Cocktail lounge and bar, featuring
signature brews and great
Northwest wines
■ Modern architecture with a
comfortable atmosphere

Restaurant Floorplan

Second Floor – 20,000-square-foot Health Club
and Spa Amenities

Olive 8 Pool

■ 65-foot lap pool and large Jacuzzi whirlpool
■ Separate sauna and steam rooms in private
men’s and women’s locker rooms
■ Spacious tness area with cardio and
weight-training equipment
■ Group exercise studio featuring yoga,
Pilates and other classes
■ Full service spa with private treatment
sanctuaries

Olive 8 Second Floor Floor Plan

…more

In a continuous effort to improve its product, the proposed development continues to evolve and the builder reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes or modications to maps, plans, specications, materials, features, and colors without notice. All oor plans, landscaping, and elevation renderings are artists’ conceptions and are not necessarily to scale. Square footage is an architectural approximation and subject to change without notice. Furnishings as depicted on plans are not included in the sales price.

New Proofs for Olive 8 Amenities cont.

January 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Olive 8

The Hyatt at Olive 8

Olive 8 Lobby
Hotel Lobby

■ Modern classic design featuring
European limestone walls and ooring
■ Dramatic oating wood ceiling
■ 24 hour concierge services
■ Signature restaurant with
cocktail lounge and bar
■ WiFi network and convenient
business center
■ Inviting porte cochere with valet parking,
limousine and bell services
Hotel Amenities

■ 24 hour room service and housekeeping
■ 15,000 square feet of conference
and banquet rooms
■ Event catering and private chef services
Olive 8 Lobby Hotel Floorplan

Eighteenth Floor – Eighteenth-Floor Exclusive Residential Amenities

Olive 8 Residential Amenities
■ Expansive outdoor terrace with landscaped
dining spaces and gas barbeques
■ Secluded pet exercise and grooming area
■ Tastefully designed owner’s lounge with
chef’s kitchen, large plasma TV,
Dolby digital surround system
■ Community game room and ample library
■ WiFi network throughout
■ Seating and sunning areas
■ Library/game room
■ Restrooms
Olive 8 Residential Amenities Floorplan
In a continuous effort to improve its product, the proposed development continues to evolve and the builder reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes or modications to maps, plans, specications, materials, features, and colors without notice. All oor plans, landscaping, and elevation renderings are artists’ conceptions and are not necessarily to scale. Square footage is an architectural approximation and subject to change without notice. Furnishings as depicted on plans are not included in the sales price.

Is There a Demand for Downtown Seattle Condominiums?

Mr Money BagsApparently so. Although we’ve seen some slowing from the double digit appreciation we experienced last year, property values have shown to be consistently moving upward. Experts have awknowledged the strong buyer’s market, but have a tremendous amount of confidence that it’s all about to make a change in the other direction. We’re also noticing that many statistics reported on pendings and solds do not include new construction sales, but rather resales. With an expected 4,100 new units to be delivered by 2010, already half have sold. Here are some other critical factors about the Seattle market that should be considered despite national news headlines.

  1. Economic Growth – Seattle’s job market has continued to prove market stability. Also, many jobs are located in the urban centers which has also increased a demand for housing. The city’s Growth Management Act shows that Seattle’s adopted growth targets for 2001 – 2022 will equate to 51,510 households and 92,083 jobs alone.
  2. Maturing Demographics – Baby boomers are seeing a positive change in moving out of their homes in the burbs and into a condo in the city. Trends show that downtown area growth is exponentially higher than in more rural areas. We’re also seeing that those downsizing their home to move to the city often times have enough equity left over to purchase a 2nd home.
  3. Transportation – Just ask anyone who lives on the eastside and commutes to Seattle for work. It’s horrendous! For some, commutes can take up to 2 hours. Downtown offers residents various ways of transportation including; the new streetcar, Flexcar, “free zone” Metro public busses, light rail (still under construction) and was also recently recognized as sixth-best walkable city.
  4. Commercial Spaces – It’s estimated that more than 200,000 people commute into and out of the city daily (many of whom will seek for a new home) considering 230,000 employees and only 55,000 downtown area residents. Including pending development and current construction, Seattle has nearly 40 million square feet of office space.
  5. Lifestyle – The Harris Poll shows that Seattle is America’s 3rd most favorite city to live behind New York City and San Diego. We have hundreds of yearly events, hundreds of restaurants, 51 art galleries, 52 live music venues, 32 movie screens, 7 performing arts venues, 9 performance venues, 3 professional sports venues and a variety of well-maintained parks.

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1200 Stewart Development May Be the New Home for College Club

January 28, 2008 by  
Filed under 1200 Stewart, ESCALA, LEXAS Companies

1200 Stewart Artist RenderingLexas Companies and principal John Midby (high-end mixed-use developers) have permits to develop approximately 500 residential units in two 36-story towers, which may also be the new home 98-year-old College Club. While some feel that the move for College Club will be detrimental, based on a four-year temporary relocation to the Columbia Tower, leaders of the club have expressed some excitement in a residential rather than commercial location. ESCALA already has a social club planned and current sales have been…very successful. The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Midby could finalize the deal within the next week or two, but construction wouldn’t commence for another 4 to 5 years.

Open House Duo Sun, Jan 27th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

January 26, 2008 by  
Filed under BayVista

Belltown Luxury View Condo 2 Bedroom 2 Bath $2,500,000

Bay Vista TowerPrice: $2,500,000
MLS#: 27067825
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.50

SLIDESHOW/PICS

Downtown Seattle’s most spectacular Puget Sound & city views! Gaze over the Olympic Sculpture Park to expansive Puget Sound in this exquisite 2577 square foot condo. Breathtaking 2 bedroom 2.5 bath with office, den, formal dining room, parlor with meticulous attention to every detail. Custom materials and expert design for the view and livability. The raised kitchen features slab granite, Lacanche stove, Bosch- all the best! Formal entrance, air conditioning, 24 door staff, resort style amenities, storage & RARE 2 parking spaces. Note that this buildings association does not allow open house signs. Please pay careful attention to directions. For directions, photos and home tour visit my featured listings at Stroupe.com.

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DIRECTIONS

Bay Vista Tower

2821 2nd Ave 2001
Seattle, WA 98121

Belltown 2 Bedroom 1.75 Bath $625,000

Bellora BuildingPrice: $625,000
MLS#: 28007173
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Feet: 1192

SLIDESHOW/PICS

Urban Oasis in one of Seattle’s finest buildings. This bright corner unit features a very large private deck; luxurious Gourmet Kitchen w/ innovative concrete countertop, gas cooking, high quality wood cabinets, ss appls; Master Suite w/ sumptuous bath; hardwoods; custom wall bed in 2nd Bedroom (doubles as a great office); central A/C; quite concrete & steel building; secured parking (handicapped space); large storage. All this and close to the Sculpture Park & all that Belltown has to offer.

DIRECTIONS

Bellora Building

2716 Elliott Ave 308
Seattle, WA 98121

Seattle Best of Home 2008 Winner for Top Architecture

Mosler LoftsIf you live in the downtown Seattle area, there’s a high probability that you already have a subscription to Seattle Magazine with this months issue on or under your coffee table. I actually came across this month’s issue walking through the airport. The word “architect” was seen within my peripheral vision and had to look at the cover closely to see the orange in the top left corner of the cover.

The best local design, architects and remodeling experts (P. 72)

Another thing to note (if you’re from out of town) is that if you live in the downtown Seattle area, architecture and development becomes an obsession. So, when you see Seattle and architecture on the same page (even you’re not even looking) getting to your departure gate can wait just 1 more minute. With our hot urban market, I knew there would be a winner for the downtown area and wanted to see if it would be a surprise. To no surprise at all, page 72 features a photo of Mosler Lofts and the Mithun staff. While other new communities may have stronger marketing strategies or a higher record of sales, Seattle Magazine awarded Mithun for their cutting-edge sustainable design. Mithun’s focus is also based on resource efficiency and urban revitalization. Seattle has become the place to be for those who are green and Mithun is certainly leading by example.

Other projects by Mithun | Architects + Designers + Planners |

| Mosler Lofts in Belltown + Brix in Capitol Hill + Gallery in Belltown + Domaine in South Lake Union + Cosmopolitan in Downtown + Stadium Center in Pioneer Square + REI Flagship Store |

As of today, there are still 16 remaining, ranging from $369,950 for a 1-bedroom to $1,395,000 for a 2-bedroom penthouse.

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