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March 12, 2017 - March 18, 2017

NEXUS VIP Reception

We attended the NEXUS VIP Reception last night and were able to tour the full sized two bedroom model home within the sales center and learn more about the innovative technology that will be available in NEXUS.

Public sales begin this Saturday March 18th at 11am at the Sales Center.

The technology component was the most interesting and unique feature we learned about. The system is called Xen and it uses one interface to consolidate building information including your reservation  requests, parking, messages, packages, etc.,  automations you can customize for your lighting, music, window coverings, etc., energy usage with an eco score, a marketplace function, and other nifty features like being able to lock or unlock your door remotely. There is an interface with Amazon's Alexa as well. We were impressed with everything that you can do with this system and it is truly unique to this building at this point. We plan to do a more detailed article about the system for you so you can really hear about what is possible so stay tuned for that.

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The model home was a nice representation of what a two bedroom condo will feel like at NEXUS. To us, the finishes and layout felt most similar to Insignia. A couple of things to note, the bedrooms were on the smaller size, at least in this floorplan. Also, the cooktops will not be gas and we know this can be a deal killer for some people so we thought it was worth mentioning.

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NEXUS Ground Breaking

Ground Breaking4NEXUS condominiums had their ground breaking ceremony this morning. Present were representatives from Burrard Group who is the Developer on the project, Weber Thompson who is the architect, interior designer and landscape architect for the project, Realogic's Sotheby's International Realty who is the marketing and sales team, a representative from the DSA and Skanska who is the contractor.

They announced that they will open for public sales at 11am sharp on Saturday March 18th at their new sales center. They also indicated that they have listed several of the condominium units for sale on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, though at the time of this post only one was live on the market.

The ideas and inspirations that were mentioned at the ground breaking were the desire to create a new neighborhood within Downtown Seattle and to build the condos where walkability, transportation and proximity to job centers are key. Also noted was the want to incorporate innovative technology into the building, provide flexible floorplans, implement sustainable living ideas, and put forward a design that was not run of the mill.  They are now calling the Denny Triangle, the neighborhood where NEXUS will be located, the East Village.

We will attend the VIP Reception this evening and report back on any additional information we learn about NEXUS and the sales process.

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