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1521 Second Averaging One Home Sale per Week!

March 27, 2009 by  
Filed under 1521, Featured

Nyhus sent out a news release yesterday stating that Fifteen Twenty-One has been:

…a beehive of unit closings, homeowner move-ins, construction punch-lists and new homebuyer tours.

138 out of the 143 total homes sold during the presale process with an expectable amount of attrition to follow.  There have now been 63 of a 120 pending which have now closed.  The remaining units are scheduled to close in the next several weeks/months depending on time of customization buyers had made.  More good news is that several unit appraisals have come in higher than purchase prices.

“Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is unique and continues to demonstrate impressive demand today–just like it did during presales,” say Jones (Dean), who is representing the project.  “Buyers can separate individual developments from generalizations about the broader Seattle marketplace.  Success stories such as this demonstrate that real estate is, and always well be, intensely local.”

What View Would You Rather See From Your Living Room?

March 17, 2009 by  
Filed under 1521, Featured, First Hill Plaza

There’s no arguing that a water view seems to have the most value. But, is it what everybody really wants? Most of those who move here from out of town see our beautiful skyline in pictures. Doing a Google image search for Seattle will bring up pictures of city lights, the Space Needle, and Pike Place Market. Is the water view really more valuable than less water, and more skyline?

It was difficult to find day and night images, so imagine both when making your vote.


Fifteen Twenty-One


First Hill Plaza

New Listing at 1521 Second – Open House 3-1

February 28, 2009 by  
Filed under 1521, Featured

Come by this Sunday to tour this 180 degree view unit at Fifteen Twenty-One Second from 1:00 to 4:00.  Visit our Fifteen Twenty-One Second website to view a large image photo gallery.

$1,649,000 ($948/Sq.Ft.)
MLS# 29026202 – Active

Interior Size: 1,740 Sq.Ft.
Building: FIFTEEN TWENTY-ONE (building profile)
Beds: 2   Baths: 1.75
Community: Downtown

Remarkable views, refined quality, seduction at every turn. 29th floor featuring sweeping views of sound, skyline, market & mountains. Gourmet Kit w/slab granite, Subzero & Wolf Appl; Spa Bath w/heated floor, California Closets, Toto jetted tub; power blinds; 2 car parking; pre-wire for audio/video & home integrated system; 10′-1” ceiling–highest of any floor in building! Premier building w/24 hr Concierge, Gym, Conference Rm, Sky Lounge. Best location downtown–overlooking Pike Place Market.

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The Impressive Interiors of 1521 – Photo Gallery

February 2, 2009 by  
Filed under 1521, Featured

Last week, Fifteen Twenty-One opened their doors for the public media and press to view the building’s interiors.  We’ve all seen the lobby photos, but too many curious Seattleites were forced to wait until today to see what all the “hush-hush” fuss has been about.  If you’re from out of town, getting a peek at the new building has been difficult, and rightfully so.  Today, a search pulling from the NWMLS only shows 6 remaining.

Another local real estate blogger did an excellent job at covering many of the buildings overall specs that were presented during private tours, and the only photo we think we’re missing is one that shows the playroom for children.  In addition to providing some spectacular views, everyone we’ve met that has purchased, or been involved in the building’s development are extremely friendly and interested in the overall quality of life the city has to offer.

We’re truly excited to have been able to work with the team at 1521 in helping a few Seattleites purchase a new home at Fifteen Twenty-One.  Enjoy the pics!

Photography Credit: Michael Walmsley

1521 Light Show & Vantage Points for Monday the 26th

January 23, 2009 by  
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1521Many of you might want to plan on calling home Monday to say you’ll be running late.  Fifteen Twenty-One will be lighting up the new high-rise from the top to the bottom for 1 hour starting at 5:30.  Fifteen Twenty-One will also be allowing the media to tour their model home on the 22nd floor for the first time.  Yes, this means we’ll soon have photos for all of you to view on Monday.

For those of you looking to watch the inaugural lighting, here are some suggested vantage points:

  • Pier 66
  • Victor Steinbrueck Park
  • First Avenue and Virginia Street
  • Admiral Way Viewpoint, 3600 Admiral Way S.W.
  • Don Armeni Boat Ramp and Viewpoint, 1228 Harbor Ave. S.W.

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Looking to Sell at Fifteen Twenty-One?

January 13, 2009 by  
Filed under 1521, Featured

Closings for 1521 are coming up soon, and those of you who have purchased may have experienced some unexpected changes.  Because the building is such a desirable address, we are looking to provide those of you looking to sell with a potential connection to those looking to buy.  If this is you, we want to know about it.  Fill out the form below and we’ll pass it on to interested buyers.

Interested in buying at 1521, but not any of the units currently offered by the developer?

Click here to let us know what you’re looking for.

Team 1521: From Start to Finish – Time Lapsed Video

November 26, 2008 by  
Filed under 1521, ALL CONDOS, Featured, Justen Company, Opus, Weber + Thompson

In combination with the completion of Four Seasons, a hard hat tour for Olive 8 & Rollin Street, the last couple of weeks have been rather exciting for Seattle’s new construction.  Even better news is that they’ve all sold impressively well, and Fifteen Twenty-One is no exception.  Today, there’s only 8 currently available in the 143 unit high-rise.  Four Seasons has 10 remaining of their 36, and Olive 8 had reported they sold approximately 75% of their 231 available units when we toured about month ago.

The team that made it all possible is also one of the most experienced and reputable groups of professionals anyone could ask for.



Blaine Weber/Weber Thompson Architects – Project architect and founding principle at Weber Thompson Architects, the award-winning firm has also designed the 5-star Hotel 1000/Madison Tower on 1st Avenue, the much anticipated AVA, and one of Seattle’s most cherished condominium high-rises The Cristalla (from which Mr. Weber had lived before 1521).




Susan Marinello Interiors – Another local based firm who has an impressive portfolio designing upscale residential, commercial, hospitality projects. .Susan has also trophied her work at the Four Seasons Private Residences, The Condominiums at One Lincoln Tower, and the Hyatt Regency.




Opus/Samis Land Company – Opus (one of the top ten developers in the country) worked together with William Justen (managing director of Samis) who is one of the states largest commercial landowners and has made a significant impact on Seattle’s urban development.


Enjoy this 10-second time-lapsed video of 1521’s construction:

1521 Lobby Photos and News Release

November 26, 2008 by  
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As the first high-rise built under the city’s new downtown zoning code, which encourages development of taller, more slender buildings, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is a harbinger of Seattle’s future skyline.

Dean Jones photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

Dean Jones photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

The 12-foot concierge desk, made from French aspen, fronts an art wall made from local reclaimed timbers. The art wall highlights the timbers’ growth rings, which symbolize the growth of the city. Project interior designer Susan Marinello of Susan Marinello Interiors said it was important to anchor the lobby with materials indigenous to the Northwest yet modern in application.

Michael Walmsley photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

Michael Walmsley photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

Designed by Susan Marinello and manufactured by Charles Loomis Lighting of Kirkland, Wash., a 10-foot chandelier is the focal feature of the lobby. A series of 3-inch thick rings are threaded with stainless steel rods equally spaced to hold glass drops.

Michael Walmsley photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

Michael Walmsley photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

The living room area of the lobby has 20-foot ceilings and a large stone fireplace with a wood mantel. The fire is framed by metal box with a rust patina finish that creates a contemporary touch. A Kris Cox painting above the fireplace adds bold color to the space.

Michael Walmsley photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

Michael Walmsley photograph courtesy of Fifteen Twenty‐One Second Avenue

Overview – Penthouse Residences from Top to Bottom
Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, a glass-and-steel tower with exclusive condominiums from the bottom level to the top, is Seattle’s downtown address for the confident few. Each of the 143 residences in the 440-foot tower delivers penthouse-style quality. Thanks to an innovative architectural design, almost every home offers protected views of Puget Sound, and more than half of the residences have views of both the city skyline and Puget Sound. As the first high-rise built under the city’s new downtown zoning code, which encourages development of taller, more slender buildings, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is a harbinger of Seattle’s future skyline. With more than 96 percent of the residences presold, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is one of the most successful projects of its kind on the West Coast.

Location – In the Heart of Seattle’s Historic Market District
Located next to the world-famous Pike Place Market, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is helping to reconnect the Market District with the Northwest’s most vibrant retail center, as well as Seattle’s thriving Central Business District. Downtown is home to the Nordstrom flagship store, Tiffany & Co., Barneys New York and other top-drawer stores. Nearby cultural amenities, such as Benaroya Hall, the expanded Seattle Art Museum and Qwest and Safeco fields, are just down the street. And Belltown, home to some of the city’s most sought-after boutique stores, restaurants and night clubs, is just up the street. The Market District is experiencing a renaissance as more residents move to the neighborhood.

Landmark Architecture – A Sculpture for Living
The 38-story tower is a highly functional work of architectural indulgence. Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue starts out narrower than most high-rises and becomes increasingly slim near the upper floors, thus allowing more daylight at the street level and better views from surrounding buildings than a traditional high-rise.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is constructed to a Silver LEED standard, a forward-looking set of environmental and engineering practices that exceeds the standards of most other projects for protecting the environment. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance, environmentally sustainable buildings.

Exclusive Condominiums – An Envelope of Glass

  • The perimeter of the open living space of each home is enveloped in floor-to-ceiling glass.  Ceilings in all residences are nearly nine-and-a-half-feet tall.
  • Understated elegance is the theme of the interiors, designed by Susan Marinello of Susan
    Marinello Interiors.
  • Residences range from about 1,650 square feet to nearly 2,850 square feet. Each home has two
  • Designed without traditional balconies, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue instead incorporates
    indoor/outdoor glass rooms that feature a dynamic window system. During colder weather, the
    windows are closed, creating a solarium. On nicer days, the windows can be fully opened,
    leaving only a protective railing between the resident and the outdoors.
  • The generously sized kitchens front the floor-to-ceiling glass and include Pacific Northwest crafted
    cabinetry, satin-finish granite countertops and state-of-the-art appliances.
  • The main spa bath has a large walk-in shower with limestone tile walls, tile floors with radiant
    heat, a Toto air bath, a Toto contemporary dual-flush toilet and Dornbracht plumbing fixtures.
  • Amenities include a porte cochère; professional concierge; residential lobby with living room;
    landscaped rooftop terraces with fireplaces, a grilling area and enclosed lounge; separate wine
    lockers; a boardroom; a workout facility; and a children’s exercise/playroom.
  • Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is Seattle’s first residential tower of its height with a reinforced concrete sheer core structural system, which provides the seismic structure.

1521 from the Roof of Olive 8

October 28, 2008 by  
Filed under 1521

Took photos of Olive 8 yesterday and going through them now.  While on the roof taking view shots, I zoomed in to take a few of Fifteen Twenty-One and thought they’d be of interest.  Enjoy.

Contact us to be emailed a larger file size of any image.

New Construction Photos for 1521: July 2008

July 9, 2008 by  
Filed under 1521

Here’s a few photos of Fifteen Twenty-One’s progress. The new luxury high-rise is coming together well, and looking fabulous.

Be sure to check out several other photos of downtown on our new Flickr album.

1521 From Westlake Mall
From Westlake Mall at 5th and Pike
From 4th Ave. and Pike/Westlake Park

From 4th Ave. and Pike/Westlake Park

Facing West

Facing West

From Watermark Tower Rooftop Deck

From Watermark Tower Rooftop Deck

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