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Eleven Eleven East Pike Update

Eleven Eleven Rendering smallEleven Eleven East Pike is really taking shape in its Pike/Pine triangle neighborhood of Capitol Hill. Each unit will be flooded with natural light from a wide expanse of north or south facing windows. And beyond are fantastic views of the Pike/Pine streetscape, as well as the Space Needle, downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay and the Olympic mountain range. Eleven Eleven East Pike is the brainchild of Tom Kundig, award-winning architect and principal at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, and Anne Michelson, long-time Capitol Hill resident, business owner, property manager, building owner and developer. It will be completed this fall.

Exterior shot of Eleven Eleven East Pike. Notice the large windows and modern roof line, as well as the tree being carefully protected during construction.


Residents will benefit from a lot of natural light streaming in from the over-sized north and south facing windows.


This is the view looking west from the shared rooftop terrace, which will be wired for a gas grill.


Madison Lofts Preview

May 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Madison Lofts, MJR Development

madison lofts exteriorIt’s not “downtown,” but Madison Lofts is close enough that it deserves some attention for those looking for a quality built loft. While rubbing elbows with those involved in yesterday’s guided tour, one of the hosts referred to the project as a “treehouse for executives.” A perfect analogy considering it’s on a green belt, located across the street from a nursery, near the the Arboretum, and only a mile and a half away from Seattle’s urban core. Mike McClure (representing MJR Development) and David Patterson (representing MNID) also commented on the location being one of Madison Lofts best features. Karen Graf, who poured the wine from Brian Carter Cellars, favorite feature was the huge decks. Another Realtor at the event was impressed with the Daikin split-type air conditioners. Michael Harris from Miller Condominium Marketing favored the solid concrete and steel construction which is built to the specs of a 35-story tower. A couple other highlights include Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchen appliances, padded carpets, and “true” loft feel. Many have commented on how Madison Lofts reminds them of Mosler Lofts.

Here’s a few shots:

Right across the street from Madison Lofts is City People’s Garden Store, and a block south is the infamous Cafe Flora.

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Unit #207 is where the event was hosted. This shot was taken from the upstairs portion of the home, looking down into the main living space. You can see how green the landscape is just beyond the huge wrap-around deck. Available for $1.4 million.

madison lofts unit 207

Wikipedia should use this photo as their example image of a loft. The staircase on the left leads to a spacious rooftop terrace which features an open view of Seattle’s eastern hillside.

madison lofts 300 level unit

Full bath at the entrance of unit #207.

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.

Eleven Eleven East Pike – 1111 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

1111 E Pike CondosA select group of real estate professionals have been invited to attend an event which will unveil plans for 27 new residential homes designed by Tom Kundig. Principal at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (architects for the Pike & Virginia Building), Mr Kundig’s laundry list of credentials include:

  • Recipient of a 2007 Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
  • Princeton Architectural Press released Tom Kundig: Houses in 2006.
  • Finalist for the 2005 National Design Award for Architecture, sponsored by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
  • Recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
  • One of eight North American Emerging Architects by the Architectural League of New York and was elected to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2004.
  • Awarded a total of twenty-three AIA awards, including four recent National AIA awards (for The Brain, Chicken Point Cabin, Delta Shelter and Tye River Cabin).
  • Eleven Eleven InteriorPublished in over 250 publications and exhibits featured in many locations worldwide.

This is Tom Kundig’s first condominium project and their public relations company has boasted that although these would “normally have a hefty price tag,” Eleven Eleven East Pike will be a “rare opportunity(ies) for high design at a more affordable price.”  You can view more renderings and project description on the OSKA website.

Here are some award-winning buildings by Kundig:


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