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Broker’s Open Tomorrow

March 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Bellora, Grandview

open house signIf you missed our 3 open houses on Sunday, we’re holding them all open again tomorrow (Tuesday) between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Here is more info on each listing:

For more information on each Building, find more info below:

New Boutique Hotel Proposed for 1st and Stewart

Touchstone Development (same company developing West 8th) has proposed a new mixed-use hotel project which will be built on the two parking lots one block south of One Pacific Tower. The 11-story “sister” project for the Inn at the Market will include 100 hotel rooms, 75 luxury apartments and 5,000 to 15,000 square feet of retail space. This is also another project to be designed by Tom Kundig who has also getting some recent recognition for his first condominium development at 1111 E. Pike. DPD’s design review is schedule for April 22nd. The same block is has also had other development proposals which include a 24-story condo tower, and a 38-story hotel/condo tower.


Inn at the Market “sister” location

Land Use Bulletins for March 17th

March 17, 2008 by  
Filed under MISC

2301 Location2301 2nd Avenue: 6-story building with 50 residential units, a congregate residence for 40 residents, 2,506 sq. ft. of retail space at ground level, and 3,679 sq. ft. of accessory office space. Parking for six vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structure to be demolished.

The following approvals are required:

SEPA Environmental Determination
Design Review

Other permits that may be needed which are not included in this application:

Building Permit
Grading Permit
Demolition Permit

More Info

2015 Location2015 2nd Avenue: 39-story building containing 7,733 sq. ft. of retail and 234 residential units above. Parking for 315 vehicles to be provided above and below grade. Project includes 32,400 cu. yds. of grading. An Addendum to the EIS prepared by City of Seattle (Downtown Height and Density Changes – January 2005) to be prepared.

The following approvals are required:

SEPA Environmental Determination
Design Review

Other permits that may be needed which are not included in this application:

Building Permit
Grading Permit

More Info

New Plans for Viaduct

March 15, 2008 by  
Filed under MISC

viaduct corridorI’ve wondered what happened to all the press regarding progress on solving the viaduct problem. The city voted on two proposals for the viaduct last year and both were rejected. With the price of oil skyrocketing, it’s difficult to support money spent on enhancing roadways for motor vehicles. However, our first goal is to convince more future buyers who work and play downtown to pull up their britches and create some movement. Anyhow, here was an interesting excerpt from today’s Seattle Times article.

The new plan would tap Mercer-area landowners for $36 million in money or streetside property. The Spokane Street budget includes $50 million in state Alaskan Way Viaduct funds earmarked for traffic relief. More bonds would be sold, cash would be diverted from a project at South Lander Street and utility funds would be spent to bury lines underground at Mercer.

The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed March 22-23, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, for its semiannual inspection. The Battery Street Tunnel will remain closed overnight. During this closure, on Saturday, March 22, we will hold short walking tours of the viaduct. Visit Public Events for RSVP information.

3 Sunday Opens for Every Price Point

March 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Bellora, Grandview

Belltown Studio 1 Bath $315,000

Open House from 1:00 to 4:00 – Move in Tomorrow/Everything Included…

Bellora BuildingBuilding: The Bellora
Address: 2716 Elliott Avenue #604, Seattle, WA 98121
Price: $315,000
MLS#: 28015578
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Square Feet: 494


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.


2 Bedroom 1.75 Bath $625,000

Open House from 1:00 to 4:00 – Spacious Floor Plan & Large Deck

Bellora BuildingBuilding: The Bellora
Address: 2716 Elliott Avenue #604, Seattle, WA 98121
Price: $625,000
MLS#: 28007173
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Feet: 1192


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.


1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath $2,000,000

Sunset Open House from 4:30 to 7:30 – Must See Views!!!

Grandview ExteriorBuilding: The Grandview
Address: 2201 3rd Avenue #2601, Seattle, WA 98121
Price: $2,000,000
MLS#: 28030119
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Feet: 2,815


Perched high above Seattle, enjoy spectacular views from Elliott Bay to Lake Union. Designed by renowned architect Jim Olson. Graceful spaces with exposed concrete floors & ceilings; art window shelves; gourmet kitchen with rolled steel countertops & top of the line appliances; stunning master suite with corner views featuring a dramatic walk-in glass encased shower/statuesque tub retreat with fixtures by Philippe Stark & an oversized WIC. Secured proven building with 2-car parking and storage.


Condo King County Weekly Sales Ratios for Mar. 12th, 2008

Condo Only, NWMLS Area 701 (Belltown & Downtown Seattle)
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Update for Eleven Eleven East Pike

1111 E. Pike, ek real estate groupHosted by ek Real Estate Group at Boom Noodle in Capitol Hill, the new 1111 E. Pike Street development by Tom Kundig looks like it will be a great new edition to the hill. Generally, when an architect announces that a project will be their first (condominium project), it’s commonly a red flag. However, there’s always exceptions. Kundig’s design blends well with it’s neighboring structures and homes have an excellent use of space with moving walls and big, wide, open windows.

Floor plans include fourteen open one-bedrooms, twelve traditional one-bedrooms and one two-bedroom penthouse priced from the mid $200’s to low $500’s (penthouse priced over $800k) with square footage ranging from 600 to 1125 square feet (average 700 square feet). Design features include nine-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit movable hanging puzzle walls, custom-built “Urban RV” movable storage and countertop units and a modernist roof line. The project is also built green and it’s location’s Walk Score is a 98. Amenities include a lobby and rooftop terrace. ek Real Estate Group also made sure that the area’s nightlife was communicated as a selling point (although late night noise may not be pleasing to many).

There also won’t be much of an emphasis on presales, so be sure to watch for these homes to hit the market come Fall 2008 if interested.

Denny Triangle Trophy Tower to Compete with Downtown’s Four Seasons

March 13, 2008 by  
Filed under 4Seasons, Pb Elemental, Trophy Tower

Trophy TowerInspiring architects Pb Elemental is getting some scratched heads regarding a new 440′ tower they’ve proposed to build which will only contain 19 residential units on a less than 3,000 square foot lot. Capitol Hill residents are concerned about lost views, and many others are confused about a loophole concerning the lack of the city’s review process. Apparently Pb Elemental is exempt from the design-review process because the tower will have less than 20 homes, reports The SLOG. But, the loophole has yet to be verified.

Each floor is reported to only be an approximate 2,100 square feet and homes are estimated to be priced between $2-18 million. The top floor penthouse is reported to consume 2 floors and have the highest price tag. I’m curious to know what level of finishes and building amenities the penthouse will offer considering a penthouse unit at the Four Seasons (with an approximate 8,000 square feet, highly desired view and central 1st Avenue downtown location) is planned to close for just over a rumored $13 million. The Trophy Tower’s penthouse is estimated at $18 million. Pb Elemental has yet to respond to our call.

Trophy Tower Location

Three Opportunities Left to Learn about the Seattle Center Master Plan

March 13, 2008 by  

The Century 21 Committee is planning to develop the Master Plan for the Seattle Center over the next 20 years in order to make the center more walkable and to conserve more energy. Meeting dates are listed below, but they’re locations are certainly not convenient for those of us who live near the center. Our guess is that they’re trying to get all the communities involved since they’ll be proposing another increase in taxes. Although nobody likes more taxes, this could be a positive plan to support considering the future expenses of maintaining current energy and transportation methods.


Seattle Center Artist Rendering
  • Gathering place-covered for all seasons
  • Lively indoor/outdoor space
  • More glass to bring daylight in
  • New public stage-programs for all ages
  • Indoor/outdoor cafes
  • Rooftop promenade and restaurant
  • Showcase for sustainable design
  • Bring back the Bubbleator! (bubble-shaped hydraulic elevator built for the 1962 World’s Fair)
Seattle Center Green Refuge
  • Green refuge at the heart of the Center
  • Active open space in the center of the city
  • Year-round play area-changes with seasons
  • Iconic public art and pedestrian amenities
  • Mural stage for community performances
  • Sustainable infrastructure on display
  • Gardens, trees, flowers, shade
  • Enhanced neighborhood connections
Seattle Center Amphitheater
  • Multipurpose amphitheatre/sports facility
  • Great summer performances and concerts
  • Turf field for spring and fall sports
  • Expansive views across large, open green
  • Sustainable infrastructure and habitat
  • Memorial Wall preserved and honored
  • Transportation center and parking
  • Visitor amenities, concessions, restrooms

Mark these dates on your calendar if you’re interested in attending:

March 13, Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

March 18, Tuesday
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Van Asselt Community Center
2820 S Myrtle Street

March 19, Wednesday
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue NE

Hillclimb Court – 1425 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Hillclimb Court

Address: 1425 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
Neighborhood: Downtown


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Rarely available, these homes have one of the most desired locations in the city with Pike Place Market just outside the front door. Designed by award-winning Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, the building links the market with Seattle’s waterfront. The community also features a private courtyard and retail pavilion which are designed to create a visual buffer and block noise from traffic. Units also feature high windows and very unique floor plans.


Courtyard Entrance Courtyard Exterior Courtyard Landscape


  • Year Built: 1982
  • Number of Units: 39
  • Number of Stories: 4
  • Exterior: Cement/Concrete
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: Subj to Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Cable TV, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Cable TV, Courtyard, Disabled Access, Elevator, Laundry Room, Outside Entry, Security Gate


  • Alibi Room
  • Bottega Italiana Gelato Caffe
  • Highway 99 Blues Club
  • J & J Gifts & Sportswear
  • Market Cellar Winery
  • Pike Place Market
  • Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory
  • Spanish Table
  • Western Grocery



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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.

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