Status: Proposed: 2010
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square/SODO
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At the edge of downtown, where Pioneer Square, the International District and SoDo converge, the city comes alive with a rhythm all its own. Experience the ever-changing beat for yourself at the refreshingly original Stadium Lofts.
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.
The long anticipated Stadium Lofts, across from Qwest Field on Occidental Avenue, is planning on making presales available sometime during the first quarter of 2009. Although many proposed projects have been delayed due to financing constraints, Stadium Lofts should have no problems considering it’s a renovation of an existing historical structure.
Recent changes to the design of Stadium Lofts were made to meet city standards which require an obvious distinction of what part of the building is new, and what is old. Apparently, the previous design didn’t make the cut.
With the location, and desirability of lofts, prices seem to be a steal with ground floor studios starting in the low to mid $300′s, ground floor 1 bedrooms in the low to mid $400′s, and rooftop deck units in the $700k and $800k range. The majority of the new lofts will range from mid $400′s to mid $600′s.
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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.
We’ve yet to post anything on Stadium Lofts because the other local bloggers have done such a great job providing updates. We don’t typically put together a full profile for a project unless active listings can be searched for, but we wanted to make sure that you can get all the information you need if you’re here looking.
Until we’re able to post more on Stadium Lofts, here are a few links to postings from Seattle’s best:
Ben Kakimoto has reported the most information on the project.
- Stadium Lofts’ New Look (recommended)
- Stadium Lofts Delays Presales
- Stadium Lofts
- Stadium Lofts Update (recommended)
- Stadium Lofts Update 2
- Stadium Lofts Update 3
Wendy Lueng posted a few interesting articles that describe the Pioneer Square neighborhood, and the projects “pros and cons.”
Matt Goyer hasn’t seemed to of payed much attention to this project, but has a couple of posts.