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Guess who sold ENSO’s last unit?

October 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Enso, Featured


The Stroupe Group is very pleased to announce that ENSO is now 100% sold, and we were the ones who just sold the last unit.  In addition, we sold twice as many ENSO homes as other outside agent, including this lovely two-story unit you see here!  

Thank you very much to all our ENSO buyers!  We also want to mention the high level of professional service we received from ENSO’s sales associates, Emily, Javila and Angela.  Our deepest thanks to all of you!

enso lake shotBuilt in 2009, ENSO was developed by Vulcan Real Estate and is comprised of a 19-story residential tower and adjoining 16 floor commercial building.  Callison Architiects and Interior Designers  created a truly spectacular environment by marrying high-end touches with green living.  The ENSO is LEED Gold Certified.

The ENSO is located on the edge of the Denny Triangle at 820 Blanchard Street, well-positioned between the South Lake Union and Downtown neighborhoods.  With the meteoric rise of businesses, retail and restaurants in the South Lake Union area, plus the conveniences of Downtown nearby, ENSO is situated among the best of all worlds.  It is also steps away from the South Lake Union Streetcar line, and a short walk from Lake Union Park.  

There are plenty of wonderful condominium homes on the Seattle market, and we’re in the know about all of them.  Let us work on a home for you!  Call us at 206.910.5000, or drop a line to

Open House: Klee Lofts, Unit 5004 – Sunday, Oct 16th

October 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Klee Suites & Lofts


Klee Lofts ~ 2717 Western Avenue ~ Unit # 5004


MLS# 192306

Sunday, October 16, 2011 ~ Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Your Host is Julie Roh

206.354.1030  ~


Welcome to your incredibly spacious, open one bedroom one bath loft, with a middle-of-everything location plus a very sweet list of amenities! 

The large kitchen and living room areas are great for hosting anything from an intimate dinner to a Halloween party.  Your living room doors open onto a large, private balcony with a bustling waterfront view and Elliott  Bay on the horizon… a nice way to start your day with a cup of coffee, or end it with a glass of wine.


The Klee’s main common rooms have numerous original works of art by Northwest artists, the most prominent of which is a series of glass waterfalls by Nancy Mee in the entry lobby.  Its beautifully-designed community center leads onto a lovely courtyard where you can relax among its garden setting. 

Other amenities include an on-site manager, media room, fitness center, a 24-hour computer room with internet, fax and printer, plus a club room with adjoining deck.  Have a friend or relative staying in town?  Check them into the Klee’s guest suite!


It’s not often that a place comes in at a Walk Score® of 100 and a Transit Score™ of 97, but you get that with  The Klee!  Leave your cares (and your car) behind as you stroll to a favorite restaurant.  Dining in?  Pick up fresh fish and produce at Pike Place Market.

And shopping?  This Walk Score® link is loaded with stores and services that the area has to offer.  If you like to commune with culture and nature, your neighboring landmarks are the Olympic Sculpture Park and the Waterfront.  Or, grab a bus for a quick hop to Queen Anne or Downtown.  Simply put, much of  the best that Seattle has to offer is steps away from your front door!

Find your sense of place in one of Belltown’s most exciting condominium communities, a place just as unique as its namesake. Come visit us at the wonderful  Klee Lofts and Suites on Sunday.  If you’re unable to attend but would like to schedule a private tour on your own schedule, just call or email us at the contact information above, or drop us a line at

The Sanctuary: Meet the Team!

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Capitol Hill, Featured


Great news for Capitol Hill’s The Sanctuary – restoration is scheduled to be completed by December, 2011, and the project is expected to reenter the marketplace for sale in January, 2012.

Resource Transition Consultants, the court-appointed receiver for the lender of The Sanctuary, has just announced the appointment of a design and construction team to convert the century-old First Church of Christ Scientist on Capitol Hill into a 12-home condominium development, and they are:

sanc dineContractor Belfor Property Restoration  Based in Seattle, Belfor has been recognized as the country’s #1 remodeling contractor for 11 consecutive years by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.  They can then bring the most extensive network of resources to The Sanctuary project.  Belfor Property Restoration is a division of Belfor Construction.

ArchitectRunberg Architecture Group  Runberg’s award-winning work in Adaptive Reuse projects finds them working closely with the Landmark Preservation Board to ensure that the new modifications are respectful of the church’s historical significance.  Runberg Architecture Group is also based in Seattle.

Construction RepresentativeThe Justen Company  Representing owners, developers and lenders of complex developments throughout the Pacific Northwest, The Justen Company delivers value by anticipating, planning, coordinating and directing the process of real estate development from conception to move-in.

Interior DesignerRobin Chell Design  Based in Seattle, they offer complete and comprehensive interior services, including design development, space planning, furnishing and fixture selection, construction administration and installation. Robin Chell Design’s work has been featured in more than a dozen regional and national interior design publications and its principals have been honored with numerous awards and acknowledgements for industry excellence.


Along with completing construction of the 12 concrete and steel townhomes and restoring the historic façade of the original building, The Sanctuary will feature:

sanctuary diningNew construction homes with state-of-the-art building systems, designer finishes and premium fixtures and appliances throughout;

New clear and operable window systems to complement the historic stained glass in several units;

Elevator options; and Acoustical attenuation.

In addition to warranties offered by manufacturers of installed systems and appliances, homeowners will benefit from a third party home warranty program that will be included with each sale. 


One of the most striking attributes of The Sanctuary is its central atrium… an expansive interior common area with 38-foot-high ceilings and a breathtaking stained-glass dome.  It will be converted into a residential amenity that draws on the building’s history and architecture and provides a central hub for residents and guests alike. 

sanctuary foyerThe Sanctuary is located at 1841 16th Avenue E on Capitol Hill, between E Denny and E Howell Streets.  A more detailed map can be found here.  Also check out our article dated July 11, 2011, for more information.

Although official listings for sale are still several months away, two unit reservations have already been accepted, with more expected in the coming weeks.  Unit reservations provide prospective homebuyers with a first right of opportunity to purchase a particular home when it’s offered for sale.

The Sanctuary will incorporate high-rise quality within a historic landmark – the best of old and new.  Every home will be distinctive with unique floor plans and features.  And, since Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is The Sanctuary’s designated marketing and sales team, you can sign up with the Stroupe Group for firsthand property information and pricing. Get ahead of the pack on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Call us at 206.910.5000, or drop a line to