A few months ago I drove to Queen Anne High School to check out the neighborhood in the evening, the night view was magnificent. Going back to the school again during the day, it is still undeniably one of the most breathtaking historical buildings in Seattle.
Before the priority presale event last month, they sold 16 out of 137 units to existing tenants, alumni and developer’s sales. Most of their view units are already sold. There are mainly the south facing units which has view of the city, Queen Anne neighborhood ,and the Puget Sound.
The main part of the school was built in 1909 and there were a few additions afterwards. In the 1920s , there was an addition of the west wing classroom which is now mainly one bedroom. In 1950s, the industrial arts building was added which are now converted to town houses and studios. Finally in the 1980s, there was another addition to the 1920s west wing classroom . The 1950s and 1980s additions do not have the character of the main building. Remodeling work is still going on in most of the units as well as the common areas. The main part of the school is scheduled for move in from September to December this year and the west wing and the industrial arts building are scheduled to be completed Jan to April 2007. As of yesterday, they have sold 36 out of 137 units. Their grand opening is this Saturday from 11.00am-6.00pm.
• Studios from the low $300,000s
• Lofts from the mid $300,000s
• One bedrooms from the high $300,000s
• One bedroom + den from the high $400,000s
• Two bedrooms from the high $500,000s
• Town homes from the mid $700,000s
• Cherry Cabinets or the white cabinets option, kitchen island in some units
• Stainless steel appliances, slab countertops, farm style sinks, full height kitchen back splash
• Some units come with original hardwood floors, units that don’t come with hardwood floors will have carpet with hardwood floor border
• Less than 20 units have chalkboard in the unit.
• A unique, one of a kind condo
• Tall ceilings, oversized windows and beautiful architectural design
• Feels like a safe neighborhood
• An older building
• All the good view units were taken
• Single pane windows in the main building
Main building (based on what’s left)
Exterior Very good