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Open House: Market Place North, #C-8 – Sunday, Nov 13th

November 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Market Place North

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Market Place North ~ 2021 First Avenue ~ Unit # C-8

$674,000

MLS# 241926

Sunday, November 13, 2011 ~ Open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Your Hosts are James Stroupe and Julie Roh

206.910.5000  ~  james@stroupe.com

206.354.1030  ~  julie@stroupe.com

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Like to entertain?  Or escape?  Welcome to your slice of paradise with this 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-level home! It features 1,581 square feet of spacious and gracious floor plan with tall ceilings, custom office, loft, wood burning fireplace, and A/C.  Market Place North also has an on-site manager, concierge, secured parking/storage plus beautiful courtyards.  Your HODs not only include water, sewer and garbage, but electricity and heating as well. 

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Just one block away from Pike Place Market, Market Place North was designed by local architect Bruce Lorig.  The building is easily recognizable because of its slanted design, along with some of the most desirable million-dollar views in the city. 

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You can check out Market Place North’s Walk Score® of 97 and a perfect Transit Score™ of 100 link to get an idea of the restaurants, world class arts, local bakeries, quaint boutiques, coffee shops and so much more that the neighborhood provides.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday! If you can’t make it this weekend but would like to schedule a private tour, just contact us at the phone number or email address above, or drop us a line here at urgent@stroupe.com.

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Fall for New Pricing at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue!

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under 1521, Featured

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If your American dream is to live in one of the best condominium communities on the West Coast, your dream just came out with new pricing.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, arguably one of the West Coast’s most successful high-rise communities, has released revised pricing on its remaining homes.  As follows, in order of square footage:

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Designed by Weber + Thompson Architects, and developed by William Justen, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is a 38-story luxury high-rise community located on 2nd between Pike and Pine Street. Each level is designed to only accommodate 3 to 5 homes. The property also boasts a Seattle rarity:  protected water views over Pike Place Market.  Its floorplans are designed to maximize visual potential, and its exclusive interiors are designed by Susan Marinello.

In addition to achieving LEED Silver status, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue also features high tech, engineering, and space-planning standards.  And check out this list of amenities!

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Located between Pike Place Market and the Retail Core, and with a Walk Score® of 95 and a Transit Score™ of a perfect 100, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is steps away from the best that the Belltown/Downtown Seattle area has to offer in shopping, restaurants, services and entertainment.

With 117 homes sold (84%), it’s a great time to make your move into one of the best communities in Seattle. Check out our website, then call us at 206.910.5000, or drop a line to urgent@stroupe.com for more information or to schedule a private tour.

What Happened at the Waterfront: The Final Four Presentations

September 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Belltown, Featured, Waterfront, West Edge

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Seattle civic involvement was alive and well on Wednesday evening, September 15th when an audience of  1,200+ filled the main floor of Benaroya Hall’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium and overflowed into the Founders tier level. All were gathered to listen to the presentations of the final four candidates in the running for Lead Designer of Seattle’s Central Waterfront . Their goal was to present, in 20 minutes, their vision of transforming what will be 20 acres of public lands into “a waterfront for the ages—a place for all to come together and enjoy the waterfront now and beyond” as expressed by moderator Daniel Friedman, Dean of the University of Washington’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

We have supplied weblinks for each company, and here’s what they had to say, in speaking order:

Wallace Roberts & Todd – Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, Principal, led the presentation.  WRT created a new waterfront, revitalizing seven miles of the Delaware River, in its hometown of Philadelphia .  Their goal is to bring water into the city, bring the city to the water, and create a heart of the city reflecting the vibrancy of Seattle.  They bring a concept of “What has been, What is, What if, and What will be” to the project and visualize the Waterfront as “an open book written over time”.

james corner field operations – James Corner led the presentation.  Most renowned for designing High Line, an urban park set on top of an old railroad structure in New York. A number of Seattle consultants are involved. They refer to the Waterfront as Seattle’s front porch, and their well-done visual presentation outlined their goals for Green Urbanism, Early Wins (start changing the Waterfront NOW), and Public Engagement.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates –Michael Van Valkenburgh led the presentation.  Designed Brooklyn Bridge Park, which will cover 85 acres and 1.3 miles of waterfront. On their team is architect and former Seattle councilman Peter Steinbrueck.  Their goal is to integrate concepts of “Civic, Boundless, Natural and Urban”. They presented their historical research on the Waterfront and were the only ones to really hone in on fiscal feasibility… they ensure the plan we’ll have is a plan we can maintain.

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol –Shannon Nichol led the presentation. Designed Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park, but they were the only ones with a global project map, and the only ones who ran through an extensive array of past projects. Their concept is: “The City on the water, with a Bay as its central point and an entire Downtown as its Waterfront”. They were the only ones to mention the earthquake factor.  As the sole finalist headquartered in Seattle, they received a very warm reception.

A decision is expected shortly and we’ll bring it to you when it’s made. If you’d like to follow the news and the current chatter on the project, link onto

http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/Planning/Central_Waterfront/Overview/

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=467138365241
or  “#seattlewaterfront” on Twitter hashtag. 

To watch the presentations for yourself, below is a Powerpoint link to them, plus a link to raw video footage from the Seattle Channel.

PowerPoint Presentations: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/waterfront_design.htm

Video Footage: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=5011031

Belltown Art Walk on September 16th

September 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Belltown, Denny Triangle, Lifestyle, West Edge

The next Belltown Art Walk & More begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16th.  Make sure you pick up a flyer as you stroll about. It will contain coupons good for discounts and 2-for-1 offers at Belltown’s most popular restaurants and bars.  We’ve grouped these by avenue for your convenience.  For a map and current event information, check out this link.

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Western & Bell:  Mars Hill Church, 2333 Western Ave

1st & Blanchard: Vain, 2018 1st Ave

1st & Blanchard: Gary Manuel Salon, 2127 1st Ave

1st & Battery:  Form/Space Atelier, 2407 1st Ave

1st & Broad: Allure Salon, 2915 1st Ave

2nd & Virginia:  Whisky Bar, 2000 2nd Ave

2nd & Blanchard: See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St

2nd & Blanchard:  Belltown Barber, 2219 2nd Ave #A

2nd & Bell:  Bedlam Coffee, 2231 2nd Ave

2nd & Bell: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave

2nd & Bell:  Damaged Goods, 2316 2nd Ave

2nd & Bell:  Stylus, 2321 2nd Ave

2nd & Battery:  City Hostel Seattle, 2327 2nd Ave

3rd & Wall: Belltown Video, 2500 3rd Ave

3rd & Cedar:  Street Bean, 2702 3rd Ave

4th & Bell:  Belltown Pull-Apart, 2308 4th Ave

4th & Bell:  Gilt Edge Society, 2312 4th Ave

4th & Blanchard:  Yellow Leaf Cupcakes, 2313 4th Ave

5th & Cedar:  Musadesign, 2617 5th Ave

Denny & Taylor:  In.Fringe, 100 Taylor Ave N #A2

9th & Westlake:  Art Not Terminal, 2045 Westlake Ave

9th & Blanchard:  Eleveight Salon, 2130 Westlake Ave

9th & Westlake:  Design Theory, 2132 Westlake Ave

Your Chance to Weigh in on the Central Waterfront

September 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Belltown, West Edge

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From a field of 30 applications, the City of Seattle has narrowed the list of lead designers for the Central Waterfront to four firms.  All of them have strong experience nationally and globally, a deep pool of designer expertise, and multiple design awards. We’ve provided links to their websites so you can check them out. They are:

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol – Based in Seattle with an office in London, GGN was founded by partners Kathryn Gustafson, Jennifer Guthrie, and Shannon Nichol. 

james corner field operations – Based in New York and founded by James Corner.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Based in Brooklyn, NY with an office in Cambridge, MA and founded by Michael Van Valkenburgh.

Wallace Roberts & Todd – Based in Philadelphia, with seven offices nationwide. Founded by David A. Wallace, William Roberts and Thomas Todd (fka Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd).

The winning team will lead the designing of over nine acres of new Central Waterfront public space and a new surface street on Alaskan Way. Design work begins in October and will run until 2015, with construction scheduled from 2016 to 2018.

Want to see what these firms have in mind, ask questions, and weigh in on your top pick?  Public presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, September 15 at Benaroya Hall’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium (200 University Street, Seattle) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All four firms will present their credentials, explain their approach to this project, and answer questions from the public. The City will select the lead designer shortly after this event, in part based on the quality of these presentations and their ability to engage the crowd.

Can’t make it to Presentation Night?  The Stroupe Group website will keep you informed on the winner!

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