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Concrete and Steel


Downtown living can be sweet in the right location. Chose this one! The Concord condominium rises above a surprisingly quiet and leafy spot in Belltown where not only can you walk to work, but you are also right around the corner from Seattle’s nine acre Olympic Sculpture Park and the waterfront. Really cool.

This one bedroom home has a terrific, well-proportioned floorpan with upgraded finishes throughout.

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Upgrades include solid cherry cabinets and slab granite counters in kitchen and bath as well as stone floors, stainless appliances including gas cooking, and Kahrs hardwood floors.

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Sizable covered deck has Puget Sound and Olympic mountain views and overlooks the courtyard.


The Concord is an elegant concrete and steel high-rise, built in 2000.

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Luxury amenities include 24 hour concierge, and exceptional party, gym, and spa facilities.

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Stop by my open house tomorrow, Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. or Sunday noon to 3 p.m. and take it all in!

2929 1st Avenue #415, Seattle, 98121. Offered at $510,000. One bedroom, one full bath. 780 square feet. Garage parking and an additional double-height storage locker. $519 per month homeowners dues include central heat and air-conditioning. The Concord is impeccably maintained and is 95% owner occupied. Any offers will be reviewed Tuesday, April 11th. 

For more info and photos, click here.

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Walls of Glass in the Downtown Sky


I wouldn’t mind waking up to this.

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Living downtown. Such a sophisticated pleasure. At 5th and Madison the across-the-street neighbor is our iconic Koolhaas public library, with the 5th Avenue Theater down the block.

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Find every amenity in this LEED Gold certified building, including 24 hour concierge, guest accommodations, gym, lounge, dog-walk facility, luxury throughout.

Sophistication meets exceptional utility.

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Just listed! Open tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th from 1-3 p.m. each day.

909 5th Avenue #1703, Seattle, 98164. Offered at $595,000. One bedroom, one and one-half baths. 979 square feet of lofted living. A sleek home in the sky. Custom designed built-ins and cabinetry. Luxurious baths. Walls of glass overlooking downtown Seattle which always puts on a show!

For more info and photos, click here.



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Winging Our Way


Would you believe, flowers are starting to bloom around here? In January? I saw them today with my own two eyes while walking home from the office. How welcome is that?

So here we go, flying high towards our always robust, ever welcome, spring market. At GBK  this week we celebrated (with pastry and deviled eggs) a record breaking 2013 and reported four more 2014 sales, including this town home in Madison Valley, listed for $479,000 and sold with four offers for well over asking price.GetMedia-1.ashx

I was interested to hear this especially because I may list one like it nearby a little later in the season. My seller has just been waiting for prices to come back up to where they once were. We seem to have arrived at that place.

Meanwhile, I have been working on a sale in a condo building that features this spectacular view from its rooftop deck. It is a pleasure to visit the building often while doing so. GetMedia-2.ashx

2014, looking good. Let’s plan to soar!

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Downtown Rooftops


250px-Columbia_center_from_smith_towerThe Columbia Center in downtown Seattle just added 90 degrees to their observation deck, now providing a complete, 360 degree panorama. According to the Fifth Avenue Seattle blog, this deck is open daily to the public, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is $12.50 for adults.

This of course is our highest perch in Seattle since the Columbia Tower is the tallest building in the state of Washington (and the second tallest building on the west coast). At 932 feet tall, it towers over the Space Needle by over three hundred feet. Chicago Title and Escrow where I have been often for closings over the years, is located on the 23rd floor, and though it’s not the top, their views are still pretty stupendous.

It’s fun to get up high when one is downtown. I found myself on the downtown rooftops three times this week-end:

Thursday night at Russell Investments Center:



Friday night at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails:



And last night, Saturday, at Maximilien in the Market:


No doubt about it, Seattle is spectacular, especially from up on high.

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In Seattle, we are outdoorsy.





On a downtown Seattle rooftop, my trusty GBK colleague Eric Premo tried tonight to best me with his skills. He’s been here before, practicing…


As seen earlier at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, a fun outdoor bar on the fifth floor of the Red Lion on Fifth Avenue: all night happy hour (4-10 p.m. daily) that features ping-pong as well as shuffle board. Good times.


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Opened Windows


In Seattle, air-conditioning is a rare find. Instead, on a warm day, we must resort to opening up all the windows.


As seen this past week at the Pike Place Market during an especially nice day. 

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Toaster Building


Officially known as Metropolitan Tower East, most of us call this one of the two toaster buildings.

I love looking up at these windows and know two friends inside (hi Mel! hi Gwynne!). They work here, in this particular one of two aluminum-skinned towers overlooking I-5 at Olive Way.