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March 2019

Wallingford 45 Condominiums Has Relaunched for Sale

Wallingford 45 - 4Once part of the Neighborhood Collection, three buildings being marketing and sold together, Wallingford 45 is now being relaunched and re-marketed and has hit the market.

DETAILS:

  • Located in the heart of Wallingford at 1601 N 45th St
  • 48 one bedroom condos
  • Lofts, open one bedrooms and traditional one bedrooms
  • Lofts starting at $659,950
  • Open one bedrooms starting at $464,950
  • One bedrooms starting $359,950
  • Some offer views of Seattle and Space Needle
  • Secured parking available
  • Short term rentals allowed and no rental cap
  • Rooftop deck
  • Move-ins in late March

Let us know if you want to set up a time to check out this new Wallingford condominium option.

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


Civic Square Condominium Project Delayed Again

Civic Square 2The Civic Square project in Downtown Seattle has been riddled with delays since the project began and it continues to be today.

A history lesson on this project:

  • 2005: the building that was once on the lot was demolished and the block walled off
  • 2007: Triad Capital Partners, a real estate developer, won the contract to develop the property
  • 2015: the original development company, Triad, was removed from the project
  • 2016: the city announced the deal with Bosa Development to take over development of the project
  • 2017: the city council approved the deal with Bosa Development
  • 2019: in April there will be a Downtown Design Review Board meeting to potentially approve the updated plans from Bosa
  • 2019-2020: this is when they are currently expecting the Master Use Permit to be issued

A quick update on the details:

  • Located at 601 4th Ave between Cherry and James streets and 3rd and 4th avenues
  • 58 stories
  • 423 condominium units
  • 3 levels of retail
  • Parking for 586 vehicles
  • 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units
  • Amenities: bike storage, gym, outdoor terrace, and on the 57th floor there will be a lap pool, deck space, party room, dining area, and garden lounge
  • Bosa will pay $5.7M into Seattle's affordable housing fund and develop a public plaza on the 3rd Ave side of the project

And so we continue to wait. We look forward to seeing another Bosa project in Seattle.

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


Seattle's Most Expensive Condo Sale Ever - $12M Penthouse

GetMediaQGGH0X4VThe most expensive condo sale in Seattle has been recorded at $12 million dollars.

The spectacular penthouse is in Bay Vista in Belltown. At a staggering 5,732 square feet, this massive 3 bedroom 4 bathroom condominium is spread over two floors and has stunning views of the city, Puget Sound and the Space Needle. Designed by renowned architect Rick Sundberg and designer Gregory Carmichael, this home is truly one of a kind with its mix of unique and exotic metals, hardwoods and stone.  Spaces include a library, game room with wet bar, massage room with in your face Space Needle views and a theater room. Add to that several incredible outdoor terraces that you can enjoy and you have an unparalleled home in the sky.

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Bellevue’s Newest Condominium Community Launching Sales This Week

I recently attended the press event for the new Avenue Condominiums, which is Bellevue’s newest luxury condominium community.

Starting this week, buyers and their brokers are able to schedule private appointments to tour the sales center, see the full size model unit that has been built out as well as make selections on floorplans and choose a unit to purchase. Buyers will be pleased to know that this developer has decided against any lotteries or grand opening events requiring interested parties to stand in long lines in order to purchase a unit.  This sales process is by private appointment only, and is refreshing to see.

Construction will start in June this year and PCL, who is the General Contractor, said they estimate about 33-36 month total construction time.  

What’s unique or interesting about this condominium community?

  • The condo community will live above the only Intercontinental Hotel in the Pacific Northwest and will sit amongst an open plaza loaded with high end shops and retail, several bar and restaurant options, including a new restaurant by 3 Michelin Star chef and restaurateur Joshua Skenes, known for Saison and Angler in San Francisco.
  • The developer, Fortress Development, who is led by its Founder and CEO, Andy Lakha, who himself is a long time resident of the Bellevue area for the past 20 years and who still lives in Meydenbauer Bay. He and his family have long local ties and connections to Bellevue and the Pacific Northwest and he calls this a legacy project for him and his family. 
  • The house cars, for the residents and hotel guests, will be Rolls Royce vehicles. That alone gives an indication of the level of luxury that is intended for this development and its residents.

The initial phase of sales will start with the 98 Estate residences in the south tower that will be built above the Intercontinental.  The second phase will be the 230 residences that will be built in the west tower of the property.

Specific price points will be released at the private appointments but general pricing will be:

  • 1 bedrooms starting at $1 Million
  • 2 bedrooms starting at $2 Million
  • 3 bedrooms starting at $3.9 Million
  • Penthouses starting at prices north of there

Sizes very greatly between the different homes and within the two towers, but average sizes in the Estate homes in the south tower fall around 1,500 sq ft, while the homes in the west tower will average around 800 sq ft. 

I will be forwarding on information on prices and specific floor plans as I learn more, so be sure to let me know if you feel this is a community you might want to be a part of.

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


Update on Mira Flats in Bellevue

RoofMira Flats, a new construction condominium building in Bellevue, sold last Wednesday but the new owners plan to continue with the current plan of selling the units as condominiums. There is a second phase to this project as well, which, as of now, will also be built as condominiums for sale. The second phase design is not final but is currently planned as a 17 story building with 150 condominium units and should start construction by the end of this year, 2019.

BASICS

  • 6 stories
  • 162 units
  • Studio, one, two and three bedroom homes
  • Prices starting in the $400,000s
  • Each condo has parking
  • Most homes have decks or patios

PRICING - 2nd RELEASE

  • Open 1 bedrooms: 524-629 sf from $399,000 to $550,000
  • 1 bed / 1 bath: 541-753 sf from $499,000 to $675,000
  • 1 bed / bath + den: 752 sf from $670,000 to $710,000
  • 2 bed / 1 bath: 965 sf from $799,000 to $934,000
  • 2 bed / 2 bath: 959-1064 sf from $918,000 to $1.1M

FEATURES & FINISHES

  • Roller shades included
  • Full size in-unit washer/dryers
  • Stainless GE appliances
  • Quartz countertops
  • Full height glass tile backsplash
  • Tiled bathroom shower surrounds
  • Plank flooring
  • Two color schemes

AMENITIES

  • Rooftop deck with views, lounge seating, dining tables, BBQ and firepit
  • Party room with kitchen
  • Conference room
  • Terrace

LOCATION

  • 1085 103rd Ave NE, Bellevue
  • Downtown Bellevue - only two blocks from Bellevue Square's shops, restaurants and entertainment
  • Near future light rail station
  • Easy access to 405, I90 and 520

SALES

  • Sales Gallery open 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm
  • Model homes available to view
  • Move-in ready

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