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Four Seasons New Construction Photos

August 26, 2008 by  
Filed under 4Seasons

Thankfully, unlike every other day over the last several, Friday was perfect for visiting the new Four Seasons & Private Residences. Sales representative Molly Gleason met me, April, and Justin out front to give us hard hats and inspect our boots (April’s were “cute” Chooka rainboots with pictures of skulls, hearts, sparrows, and lucky horseshoes). So, here’s some of the highlights…

Our journey began by going through the residence’s private entrance, which passed by the soon to be, Fran’s Chocolates (thank you Molly for the delivery: yummy). We then passed through the lobby, and to the ART restaurant where Kerry Sear from Cascadia in Belltown will take the position of Executive Chef.

Four Seasons Grand Lobby

Four Seasons Grand Lobby

Art Restaurant and Lounge will be a Northwest-inspired eatery featuring a casual bar-style counter area in the middle of the restaurant. There will be 65 tables and private dining room which all have extraordinary western views.

Art Restaurant & Lounge

Art Restaurant & Lounge

We then traveled up the service elevator to the 20th floor to take a look at one of the 2-story units. Since the unit is spoken for, we cannot post any photos. But I assure you that it is on top of the world.

After soaking in some sun on #2002’s extra large deck, we traveled to the 18th floor where there is still a couple units available for you to make an offer.

18th Floor View

18th Floor View

Eastern facing units also had impressive city views with plenty of light. As you can see from the photo below, the floorplan allowed the windows to stick out a few feet. So, you are able to clearly see down 1st Avenue.

Living Room from 18th Floor 1 Bedroom Living Room

Living Room from 18th Floor 1 Bedroom + Den Living Room

Southern View from 18th Floor 1 Bedroom + Den

Southern View from 18th Floor 1 Bedroom + Den

Curious to know what $15,800,000 looks like? Since it was difficult to really take pictures that paint the picture properly, here’s a comment that Molly made that may give you a good idea. She said, “This is where your additional quarters would be if you had a private staff.” The unit takes the entire half of the floor, has a 2nd kitchen for the “hired staff,” features 3 separate decks, and 6 bedrooms.

Staff Quarters?  May need to consider a 2nd job.

Staff quarters? May need to consider a 2nd job.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Portion of Living Space

Portion of Living Space

Not bad of view from this deck...

Not bad of view from this deck...

Not bad of a view from this deck too.

Not bad of a view from this deck too.

Great deck for throwing paper airplanes to the pool.

Great deck for throwing paper airplanes to the pool.

If we didn’t have to consider load time for photos on the Internet, we’d post more of this unit. But, if you’re interested in buying, give us a call and we’ll arrange a showing.

If $15.8 million is just over your budget, unit #1102 is still available and very much of a favorite. This home faces west, and located in the south corner of the north side of the horseshoe shaped high-rise.  Take a look at this awesome living space below.

#1102 and #1502 Living Space

#1102 Living Space

#1102 and #1502 Living, Kitchen & Deck

#1102 Living, Kitchen & Deck

So, that’s enough for now. We’ll be sure to post a follow up of some amenity photos including a gorgeous spa, grand ballroom, and design textures.  Price list is available for the 11 remaining units of the 36 total.

Four Seasons Announces Executive Chef

May 6, 2008 by  
Filed under 4Seasons, Austin A. Bell

chef kerry spearStarting at $1,000, this chef’s current restaurant offers an opportunity to design a custom menu based on your ideas. Your fee also includes time spent in the kitchen working side-by-side with the kitchen staff in creating your five-course meal. After digging even further, I found another creative and fun way he shares his passion with others by hosting Pike Place Market tours, followed by a three-course cooking demonstration and lunch for only $75. Taking on the position of Executive Chef, Chef Kerry Sear (owner of Cascadia Restaurant in Belltown), will also take on the responsibility of the Four Seasons food and beverage operations. A solid acquisition for the Four Seasons.

The market tours sound fun and offered at a bargain price. Hopefully the new position won’t keep him too busy that he won’t be able to offer them again this summer, or the next.

We would love to hear about any dining experiences from anyone who has visited Cascadia Restaurant. If you’ve dined there, had a private dining party or gone on one of his market tours, please post a comment and share your experience.