Completed in 2006, the Matae is located on the north edge of Belltown on Denny Way, the road that separates Belltown and Queen Anne. "Built Smart," the Matae's exterior is comprised of corrugated metal siding, exposed concrete, and innovative fiberglass windows.
This is a six story wood framed building with concrete on the lower floors. The building features studios, one bedroom plus den's, and two bedroom units. Amenities include a roof top deck, club room and exercise room.
Some of my observations of this building:
- So far, the units that I have viewed come with hardwood floors throughout the living area. This is kind of unusual for a wood framed building considering many homeowner assocations face the complaints brought up by their neighbors on noise.
- Since there's nothing particularly outstanding about this building, this is probably not top condo of home buyers' minds but nevertheless, a decent condo to consider if you prefer to be close to the Belltown and Lower Queen Anne and might be priced out of more popular buildings.
- North facing units will deal with the road traffic noise from Denny way.