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Eleven Eleven East Pike – Still available, but not for long!

October 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Eleven Eleven Pike, Featured

You have ten chances left to live in a work of art.  Two-thirds of this remarkable building’s homes are already sold. Priced to sell at 35% off the original price, and taking FHA financing, it’s a great time to get in on a Seattle original. 


Eleven Eleven East Pike (Eleven Eleven) have open one-bedroom loft floorplans and is the debut boutique condo project of local award-winning Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Kundig is famous for combining architecture with invention in his designs, or “working art”, and Eleven Eleven received special attention. Each unit has an exclusive “puzzle wall” system.  With a track running along the ceiling and wheels along the bottom, you get a wall you can move around, giving you choices in how to shape your interior spaces. Kundig also introduces his original “Urban RV”.  Another piece you can move around, you can transform the Urban RV as you need to into a coffee table, a kitchen island, or even a desk.  The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and a rooftop garden offers a peaceful place to enjoy the famous Seattle views.

Another closeout incentive includes a Smart Car “Smart fortwo” vehicle for selected homes.  Smart Cars, manufactured by Daimler/Chrysler, are the country’s most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline-powered vehicles.  And here’s a piece of trivia for you: it was first developed in the late 1980’s by the makers of the Swatch watch!  They wanted to create a small but stylish city car, using the same manufacturing and personalization methods that were so successful with their watches.  Soon known as a Swatchmobile, the concept was first sold to Volkswagen, and eventually wound up with Daimler.

Eleven Eleven is located in the heart of Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor, central to a number of art venues, restaurants and retail stores. Trader Joe’s, Capitol Hill Arts Center, and Seattle University are all nearby.  Home sizes range between 612 to 795 square feet, and prices run between $239,950 and $359,950. Make your move today by filling out our contact form at this Stroupe Group link!

Pablo meets SAM: The Picasso Exhibit

October 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Lifestyle, SAM


It’s one of the biggest events in Seattle arts history.  Seattle Art Museum (SAM)’s exhibit, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris includes iconic works from nearly every period of artistic legend Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The Musée’s collection is the largest and considered the most important collection of Picasso’s work in the world.  SAM’s exhibit features more than 150 original pieces including nearly 75 paintings and sculptures, complemented by a selection of prints, drawings and photographs.  

The Musée Picasso’s holdings stand apart from other such collections because it’s made up of 3,000 works that Picasso kept for himself. The collection contains works from eras such as:  Blue Period, Rose Period, African art-inspired, Cubist, surrealist and classicizing, among others. Picasso’s muses, Marie-Thérèse Walter and Dora Maar, are also here. His eight-decade career spanned both World Wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Korean War. Each conflict also made a presence in his work.

This exhibit first ran in Helsinki and Moscow, and Seattle has the honor of being the first of three American stops for the exhibit.  From here it moves to Richmond, Virginia, then to a final city to be determined before heading home.  The Musée National Picasso, Paris, opened in 1985 with the intent of giving a permanent home to Picasso’s collection. Housed in a converted 17th-century mansion in Paris’ Marais neighborhood, a number of problems arose including the ability to display only 300 works at a time. Whoops! The Musée closed in August 2009 for a massive renovation and is scheduled to reopen in early 2012. This makes the current SAM exhibit a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the works of a man who truly changed the art world, in our own backyard.  

SAM is located at 1300 First Avenue in downtown Seattle, and this exhibit runs from October 8, 2010 through January 17, 2011. In addition, SAM is coordinating a number of programs and collaborations among local institutions and organizations including the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Repertory Theater, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Arts and Lectures and the University of Washington.  There’s also a wide variety of hotel packages and partnerships with restaurants and retailers throughout the city as well, which should also be fun for you and your guests to explore during the upcoming holiday season.  Hours, ticket ordering and more information are available at or at .

FHA-Approved Condos

October 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Buying, Featured, Finance


With the tightened requirements conventional mortgages bring, more people are turning to FHA loans. Qualifications are a little more lenient, and in most cases only require a minimum 3.5% down payment.

Here’s a list of condos and townhomes with FHA approval (as of 10/04/10). They are sorted by area and in order: Downtown, Belltown, Eastlake, Queen Anne, West Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, Ballard and Magnolia.

For more information on government programs, click on this FHA link. Then fill out our contact form at this Stroupe Group link.  Let’s help you do some happy shopping!


1300 University

5th and Madison – 909 5th Ave

98 Union

Bolero – 1323 Boren Ave

Cosmopolitan – 819 Virginia St

Decatur – 1105 Spring St

Escala – 1920 4th Ave

Florentine – 526 1st Ave S

Meridien – 1420 Terry Ave

Talisman – 1000 Union St

Waterfront Landings – 1900/1950/2000 Alaskan Way



Alexandria – 3028 Western Ave

Arbor Place Tower – 121 Vine St

Bellora – 2716 Elliot Ave

Ellington – 2801 1st Ave

Gallery Belltown – 2911 2nd Ave

Harbour Heights – 2621 2nd Ave

Klee – 2701 Western Ave

Market Court – 2030 Western Ave

Matae Belltown – 159 Denny Way

Montreaux – 425 Vine St

Mosler Lofts – 2720 3rd Ave

Parc-Belltown – 76 Cedar St

Royal Crest – 2100 3rd Ave

Seattle Heights – 2600 2nd Ave

Trio – 3104 Western Ave

Vine – 2607 Western Ave



1100 Harrison

1111 East John

1926 Fairview

2228 Yale

2727 Franklin

535 Summit Ave E

954 Broadway

Arcadian Court – 511 E Roy St

ArtHaus – 735 Federal Ave E

Bamberg – 416 E Roy St

Bellevue Place – 1000 Bellevue Pl E

Belmont Place – 721 Boylston Ave E

Brix – 530 Broadway E

Broadway Plaza – 116 E 11th Ave

Camellia Manor – 501 E Harrison St

Castlewood – 2717 Franklin Ave E

Chancery – 2328 10th Ave E

Consulate – 2320 10th Ave E

Corniche – 131 Bellevue Ave E

De Lorge – 325 Harvard Ave E

Eastlake – 3217 Eastlake Ave E

Embassy – 2350 10th Ave E

Fairfax – 1508 10th Ave E

Franklin Court – 2827 Franklin Ave E

Garden Court on Belmont – 232 Belmont Ave E

Glen Ray – 411 Boylston Ave E

Gleneagles Townhomes – 603 13th Ave E

Harbor Pointe – 2611 Eastlake Ave E

Highlander – 525 Belmont Ave E

Ives – 3121 Franklin Ave E

Jackson Court – 530 Melrose Ave E

La Pergola – 730 Bellevue Ave E

Lakeside Terrace – 2012 Eastlake Ave E

Lakeview – 1114 Lakeview Blvd E

Maison D’Or – 75 E Lynn St

Melrose East – 150 Melrose Ave E

Mode – 752 Bellevue Ave E

Nob Hill – 521 Summit Ave E

Park Lane Place – 400 Boylston Ave E

Park Summit – 211 Summit Ave E

Plaza Del Sol – 1711 E Olive Way

Roanoke Place – 2309 10th Ave

Ruby – 2960 Eastlake Ave E

Sahali – 400 Melrose Ave E

Seacrest – 2703 Boylston Ave E

Sentinel – 320 Melrose Ave E

Shannon – 601 Belmont Ave E

Summit Place – 435 Summit Ave E

Summit Tower – 900 Summit Ave E

Toltec – 630 13th Ave E

Union Harbor – 2301 Fairview Ave E



1234 Taylor  – 1234 Taylor Ave N

160 Lee St

1629 Condominiums – 1629 Queen Anne Ave N

2001 Westlake – 2001 Westlake Ave N

57 Etruria 

Alterra – 1000 Aurora Ave

Ashbury – 18 Dravus St

Barclay Court – 701 1st Ave N

Borealis – 2628 4th Ave N

Citiscape – 1504 Aurora Ave N

City View Place – 1312 6th Ave N

Cornerstone of Queen Anne – 500 Aloha St

Courtyard at Queen Anne Square – 275 W Roy St

Essex House  -1808 Bigelow Ave N

Hayes Court – 769 Hayes St

Highland House East – 564 Highland Dr

Kinnear Park – 410 W Roy St

Marselle – 699 John St

Mercer Place – 522 W Mercer Pl

Nautica – 701 Galer St

Queen Anne Park – 29 Etruria St

Queen’s Court – 124 Warren Ave N

Regency – 612 Prospect St

Renaissance on Queen Anne – 810 Taylor Ave N

Seaview/Seaview West – 519 W Roy St

Serana – 621 5th Ave N

Signature Place – 801 2nd Ave N

Skyline Place – 920 5th Ave N

Taylor – 1525 Taylor Ave N

Taylor Lee – 120 Taylor Ave N

Towne Terrace – 550 Aloha St

Union Bay – 762 Hayes St

Veer Lofts – 401 9th Ave N

Waverly Place – 2040 Waverly Pl

Willis – 720 Queen Anne Ave N

Wilson Court – 420 Valley St



202 W Olympic Pl

2048 Condominium – 2048 13th Ave W

2811 Fourteenth Avenue West

Andiamo – 626 4th Ave W

Apollo – 330 W Olympic Pl

Bostonian – 1300 W Boston St

Canal Place – 965 Nickerson

Citadel – 2040 13th Ave W

Desiree – 3030 14th Ave W

Dravus Place – 3216 14th Ave W

Gilman’s Fairway – 2530 15th Ave W

Johnston Manor – 2552 14th Ave W

Kinnear Vista – 1001 2nd Ave W

Luxe – 500 5th Ave W

Newell Square – 3609 14th Ave W

Northern Lights – 1015 W Nickerson St

Olympic Plaza – 654 W Olympic Pl

Panorama West – 3622 14th Ave W

Pierre Marquis – 2253 Gilman Dr W

Queen Anne Condominiums – 2572 14th Ave W

Queen Anne II (or 02) – 3636 14th Ave W

Queen Anne North – 1324 W Emerson

Queen Anne Ocean View – 2244 13th Ave W

Shannon Place – 3646 14th Ave W

Tarmigan – 2219 14th Ave W

Urban Terrace – 3420 15th Ave W

Vikur Heim – 1001 W Howe St

West Howe Park – 1110 W Howe St

Westview Manor – 2625 13th Ave W



1111 East Pike

1515 E Union

16th Avenue  –  102 16th Ave

1800 Boylston

1819 17th Avenue

21 Cherry  – 21 Cherry St

Alpine Villa – 308 Summit Ave

Ambassador  I  – 505 E Denny Way

Ambassador II  –  506 E Howell St

Belcourt Place – 1617 Summit Ave

Bungalow Court  –  341 16th Ave

Central Park East – 2001 E Yesler Way

Courtyard on Capitol Hill – 1600-1625 15th Ave

East Madison Townhouse – 2593 E Madison St

Fir Street – 127 22nd Ave

Fleur De Lis – 1114 17th Ave

Fortune View  – 1818 18th Ave E

Garden Court  – 1631 16th Ave

Hill House  – 1725 24th Ave

Ivory Coaste  – 923 15th Ave

Madison View  – 1820 24th Ave

Maison Jiselle  – 120 14th Ave

Maison Ville  – 1740 Melrose Ave

Manhattan Plaza  – 701 17th Ave

Monique Lofts – 1024 Pike St

Onyx – 1125 E Olive St

Parc  on Summit – 1616 Summit  Ave

Pike Lofts – 303 E Pike St

Pine Street Cottages – 2116 E Pine

Portofino – 417 E Pine St

Seventeen07 – 1707 Boylston Ave

Squire Park Place – 1814 E Jefferson St

Trace North – 1412 12th Ave

Villa on Terrace – 1101 E Terrace St

Waterworks – 1828 11th Ave



6210 14th Avenue – 6210 14th Ave NW

Bal Harbour – 1743 NW 57th St

Ballard Arms – 1733 NW 59th St

Ballard Breeze – 1519 NW 59th St

Ballard Four Seasons – 1738 NW 58th St

Ballard Park II – 2433 NW 59th St

Ballard, The – 1525 NW 57th St

Danielle – 5803 24th Ave NW

Gilman Park – 1512 NW 57th St

Hjarta – 1530 NW Market St

Kalie Karin – 1707 NW 59th St

Kasteel – 5701 20th Ave NW

Linnea – 2600 NW 56th StBottom of Form

NoMa – 5650 24th Ave NW

Sunset at the Locks – 2413 & 2417 NW 59th St

Xavier – 804 NW 52nd St



Baywatch at Magnolia  –  2200 Thorndyke Ave W

Blue Heron  –  3150 W Government Way

Discovery Park  –  3505 W Government Way

El Dorado IV – 3630 26th Pl W

Holly Terrace – 2550 Thorndyke Ave W

Magnolia Bay – 2310 Thorndyke Ave W

Magnolia View – 2562 Thorndyke Ave W

Quarterdeck  –  3700 26th Pl W

Windy Hills – 3710 26th Pl W

Mercer Street and I-5: Closures, Noise and More!


Over 80,000 vehicles use Mercer Street daily. In planning its massive renovation plan, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and its partners determined that nighttime and weekend work was necessary to keep the project on time while minimizing public impact.  SDOT recently filed a Major Public Project Construction Variance (MPPCV) allowing them to work during those hours as well.  Currently being planned:

 Mercer Street lane closures on weekdays:

  • No lane closures allowed from 6 – 9 am, and from 3 – 6 pm
  • Single lane closures may be allowed from 5 – 6 am, 9 am – 3 pm, and  6- 7 pm
  • Weekday multiple lane closures may be allowed from 7 pm to 5 am

 Mercer Street lane closures on weekdays/holidays:

  • No lane closures allowed from 2 – 6 pm.
  • Single lane closures may be allowed from 6 pm – 2 pm the following day
  • Multiple lane closures will be allowed from 7 pm – 1 am

 Interstate 5 ramp entrance and exit ramp to and from Mercer St closures as follows:

  • Sunday to Thursday from 11 pm – 5 am
  • From Friday at 11 pm to Monday at 5 am

 Timing will be adjusted due to special events like Bumbershoot, the Seafair Torchlight Parade, and victory celebrations for the Seattle Storm. 


Nighttime noise- limiting measures:

  • All trucks performing export haul shall have rubber bed liners.
  • All backup warning devices shall be either broadband or a live backup observer.
  • Hospital grade mufflers and silencers on all diesel powered equipment.
  • Lighting and equipment such as generators, air compressors, etc. shall be directed away from oncoming traffic and buildings, and have mitigation shields if necessary.
  • Radios will be used for all long-range communication.
  • Any material or debris on the pavement shall be removed by hand or by sweeping. No scraping type of equipment or activity will be used to clean pavement surfaces.
  • Moveable local noise barriers 10 – 12 feet in height, plus noise curtains will be put in place.

SDOT outreach staff will ensure the public is kept aware of any changes affecting nighttime noise levels, and that all inquiries and complaints are responded to.  A Construction Hotline has been set up and will run 24/7 as a single point of contact, and that number is 206-419-5818. This SDOT link on the Mercer project carries a lot of information including timelines, maps and construction details.

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