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Hendon Condominiums in Phinney Ridge Available for Presale

Hyde 4Updated: Hyde condominiums changed their name to Hendon Condominiums

Condominiums (which we first blogged about in June), Isola's first condo project, in Phinney Ridge is now available for presale. The last new construction condominium building constructed in Phinney Ridge was Fini in 2007, and which happens to be directly across the street from where Hyde will be built.

A little more on Hendon:

  • 32 total units on 4 floors
  • Studios, 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms
  • Ranging in square footage from 556-1,050
  • 4 main level studios on the alley side of the building will have yards, short lofts for storage and no parking
  • Levels 2 and 3 are the same floor plate and there will be no decks on these floors
  • Level 4 units will have large patio spaces, 2 of the units have same floor patios and the others have private roof top decks accessed from interior staircases
  • Level 4 units facing east will have Green Lake views
  • Brick facade
  • Solar panels to improve building efficiency and lower operating costs
  • Features: mini-split heating and cooling, hardwood flooring, slab Quartz counters, Bosch appliances, heated tile flooring in baths
  • Rooftop deck space called the Hyde Out
  • 4 commercial spaces on main level facing Greenwood Ave
  • Shooting for a January 2017 completion

The condos at Hendon are now available now for pre-sale so let us know if you want to take a look at the their sales center and walk through the pre-sale process together. If you have interest in the 4th floor units with the large private decks it might be best to get in a pre-sale early to secure the unit you love most. According to their website, one of those units is already sold.

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.

1521 Second Ave Condo’s Ugly but Beautiful Eyesore Neighbor Finally Gets New Lease on Life

1521 2Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue Condominium owners, as well as potential buyers looking at buying in this building, finally have some peace of mind about the future of the southern views from this high end luxury condo tower. The famous but dilapidated Eitel Building, located right near the Pike Place Market in the heart of the Market District, is the southern neighbor to 1521 and has been a long time concern of some who have tried to sell their SE corner units, as well as those who have considered buying.

It appears that after many years of several different developers going in and out of purchase contracts on the old building at the corner of 2nd Ave and Pike Street, that a developer has purchased the building. According to Marc Stiles of the PSBJ, Lake Union Partners is the buyer and they have announced that they will turn it into a Hotel with a street-level bar and restaurant. This is awesome news, and I’m so excited to finally see something great being done with this building.

Aside from personal delight, this might be some much celebrated relief for the condo owners of the SE corner unit of the 1521 Second Avenue condos as well as might also present some opportunity for those owners who have been considering selling, or buyers who might have also been considering the building but the ‘unknowns’ about what could be built might have caused some hesitation. While most folks in the know have known all along that the likelihood of a taller building every being built on the site was all but a remote possibility, this will help close that door, and open a new door for something great on the corner of Pike and 2nd Ave.

It is not yet known when the refurbishment will begin, but a big congrats to 1521!

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.