January 25, 2010 by James
Filed under 1521, 2200Westlake, 81Vine, ArborPlace, AvenueOne, BayVista, Bellora, Cosmopolitan, Cristalla, ESCALA, Featured, Gallery, Marketing, Meridian, Newmark Tower, Parc, Pomeroy, Seattle Heights, The Vine, WFP
We wanted to take a moment to share a beneficial service we provide for both buyers and sellers looking at downtown Seattle real estate. Over the last couple of years, we have built a collection of websites for buildings downtown, and have many more in the hopper. Our intention with these websites is to allow each unique address to convey its own personality online.
Every site we build for a condo building allows a visitor to:
- View active units for sale,
- View the past three years of sold history,
- Sign up for instant email notifications of new listings,
- Inquire about a particular unit’s value,
- See a neighborhood map and WalkScore,
- Look at a photo gallery of amenities, and
- Get building management/concierge contact information.
In addition, whenever we have a seller that lists with the Stroupe Group, we integrate a customized page with professional photography. All of our building websites also place at the top of all major search engines for maximum exposure, and we also use linking strategies to further secure placement.
Visit our current project: EscalaTower.com
Below is a list of other websites that are constantly being improved, and we would love to hear any suggestions on how we can make them better.
- 81 Vine Lofts
- 2200 Westlake
- Arbor Place Tower
- Avenue One
- Bay Vista Tower
- Bellora Building
- Fifteen Twenty-One
- Meridian Tower
- Newmark Tower
- Seattle Heights
- Tavona Condos
- The Cosmopolitan
- The Parc
- The Vine
- Watermark Tower
Most all dictionaries define a loft as a storage area or attic. This can cause some confusion, so I scoured the Internet to find out everything I could to provide the true definition of a “livable loft.” In real estate terms, all lofts feature ceilings 10′ or higher, and with very few exceptions, large windows measuring 6′ or higher. Lofts can also be classified into three styles; New York Lofts, Industrial Lofts, and Modern Lofts.
Examples of Lofts
New York – Also referred to as the “true” loft, the most common trait among this style is the lofted bedroom. This design also has very high ceilings of 15′ or higher, and traditionally excludes interior walls. New York style lofts typically sell at a premium compared to others because the 2nd story is commonly more desirable.
Examples of Projects in Seattle with New York Style Lofts
|Site 17||Veer Lofts||Lumen|
Industrial – This style of loft may or may not include a 2nd story, but strictly refers to industrial or commercial structures that have been converted (usually by the addition of full baths and kitchens). It’s also very common for this style to include exposed brick walls and/or ductwork.
Examples of Projects in Seattle with Industrial Style Lofts
|81 Vine||Jackson Square||Stadium Lofts|
Modern – This style falls into the definition of a loft because of ceiling and window height. However, it’s common for this style of loft to have interior walls separating rooms. This type of design has also become a popular trend in new construction and will typically have a less industrial feel.
Examples of Projects in Seattle with Modern Style Lofts
Characteristics of Lofts
In addition to various styles, lofts have various characteristics that make them even more unique. When beginning your search, the more you know about what you’re looking for, the less time you’ll have to spend searching. Here is a guide to help you add to, or cross off, characteristics on your loft wish list.
|Exposed Brick||Exposed Beams||Multi-Level|
|Floor/Ceiling Windows||Metal Catwalks||Concrete Columns|
|Exposed Ductwork||Open Kitchen||Concrete Ceiling|
This blog is a great place to search for loft style condos in the downtown Seattle area. If an address features loft style units, the building has been categorized in the “Condo Categories” drop-down menu in the left column of this blog. All condo projects have also been categorized by amenity, location by street, zip code, architect, neighborhood, and more.
If you’re interested in taking a look at some of Seattle’s lofts for sale, contact to arrange a day and time that fits your schedule.
Address: 81 Vine St., Seattle, WA 98121
Here you can find all active listings at 81 Vine If your dream condo is not listed, sign-up to be instantly notified by email.
Sign-Up to receive an instant email notification of new 81 Vine condos for sale as soon as they hit the market. Membership also includes a monthly review of all activity for this building.
Originally built in 1914, 81 Vine was renovated by developer and architect Carolyn Geise in 1999. The majority of homes offer true loft charm with brick exposed walls and high ceilings. The 5-story brick mid-rise building consists of only 20 units offering studio lofts, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and 2-story lofts. The bottom 3 stories are all unique lofts, and the top 2 stories was an addition made during 81 Vine’s renovation. This building can easily be recognized by the cylinder shaped sculpture by Buster Simpson near it’s entrance. The sculpture is attached to the building’s gutter. This biofiltration system is designed for residents to use to water plants growing on the rooftop terrace. Original prices ranged from $200k to $800k.
- Year Built: 1914
- Number of Units: 20
- Number of Stories: 5
- Exterior: Brick
- Parking: Common Garage, None
- Pets: Subj to Restrictions
- H/O Dues Included: Central Hot Water, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
- Common Property Features & Amenities: Cable TV, Elevator, Fire Sprinklers, Lobby Entrance, Rooftop Terrace
- Casuelita’s Caribbean Cuisine
- Cherry Hill Antiques
- Classic Lines
- Executive Dry Cleaners
- I CANDI Studios
- Polished Nail Salon
- Site 17 Deli & Grocery
- Sunset House
- Viveza Gallery
ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS
*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.