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Wards Cove’s newest neighbor: The Enclave

September 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Eastlake, Enclave, Featured

Love Lake Union?  Wish you could live there, taking full advantage of all it offers?  Your chance is here with a unique little development (most likely the last of its kind for our area) currently set to rise on the Eastlake shores across from Wards Cove Marina.

enclave interiors for site

The Enclave will consist of only 21 three-story townhomes with 2,500 – 3,000 sq ft of open floorplans, rooftop terraces and western exposure to best capture all the Seattle views .  Clean, open and modern floorplans designed by local award-winning architecture firm atelierjones will integrate green strategies and materials while keeping the site’s natural elements intact.  The Enclave’s interiors include skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in lots of light. There are three color and natural material palettes to choose from, along with European inspired custom cabinetry, fireplaces, and a list of options you can choose to further customize your home.  For the exterior, you can’t beat a private rooftop terrace with an integrated fireplace and built-in BBQ. You have options to customize here too… how about an optional outdoor spa, wet bar, or a green roof system?  Or all three?  There’s plenty of parking too, with spaces for 2-3 vehicles available.

Did we mention your HOD includes memberships to Wards Cove Marina Club? What amenities this provides!  A state of the art fitness room, conference room, overnight guest suite and storage are some of the perks for landlubbers. The seafaring soul in you is about to become very happy, too.  You’ll get marina access to five 100 foot slips and moorage for personal watercraft.  Community beach access is yours as well, and there’s places to launch your kayaks and canoes .

You’re also in a prime Eastlake spot, within walking distance to its array of boutiques, local shops, cafes and restaurants. Outdoor fans will enjoy the nearby Burke-Gilman trail for riding, biking and walking.  Easy freeway access completes the package.

With introductory pricing in the low $1 million range, and most likely your last chance to get true lake living in Seattle, The Enclave is something worth checking out, and soon! The project is currently in the presale stages. Ground breaking will begin once there are a few firm commitments, with occupancy slated for 2011. For more information, fill out our contact form at this Stroupe Group link. We’ll stay in touch as The Enclave develops.

Escala 2 Bedroom + Den/2 Bathroom

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under ESCALA, Featured

Our photos didn’t turn out as fantastic as we had hoped, but we were able to just get a few of the South-facing 2 bedroom + den condo on the 20th floor.


We’ve placed them on an image of the floorplan so you can get an idea on what the unit is starting to look like:

Click for a much much larger image.

Click for a much much larger image.

Here are a few other noteworthy pics of a West-facing 2 bedroom unit:


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

43 Stories Proposed for Apartment Tower Near Escala

March 18, 2008 by  
Filed under Ankrom Moison, ESCALA

Those who have, or may be considering a purchase at the Escala should be aware of a new project that may be built just a block away at the northeast corner of 3rd and Virginia by Ankrom Moison Associated Architects. The new apartment building’s design show that it will tower over be higher than the Escala building by 120 feet and also be the tallest apartment building in Seattle. The 450 foot tower is to include 421 residential rental units and 40 hotel rooms.

2000 3rd collage

However, this may be one of those projects that never gets built. The development has been going through the review process since August 16th, 2005, and it’s last review was an approved zoning review completed on August 22nd, 2007. But, it’s still best to look into this further if it may affect your existing or potential view.