Insignia

Insignia’s two towers.  Photo: Bosa Development

Insignia, as in “signature”, definitely makes a mark. Numerous amenities, accessibility, and a great view: these are some primary features of luxury living in this 41-story building. It inhabits a full block at 583 & 588 Bell Street in the Denny Triangle area. The north tower opened in Summer 2016, and the south tower in Spring of 2015. Originally the building was scheduled for construction much earlier, but it was stalled for a while due to previous economic instability in the market.

The downtown corridor is reportedly short on permanent housing, as opposed to rental properties. At the time of this writing, there were only a few available living spaces left of Insignia’s 700 units in both towers. Homes range from $500,000+ to over $2 million, depending on the amount of space/footage and the view available. Dimensions vary from 868 to 2,520 square feet.

40th Floor Penthouse, Insignia.  Photo: Tucker English/Puget Sound Business Journal

According to Nat Bosa of Bosa Development, he always strives “to focus on timeless design and lasting, quality materials” for each of the residences he’s created here in the U.S. and abroad, so people are satisfied long-term with their living space. A modern approach was applied to the $450 million project, and many comforts were made available for ease of living. Mitchell Freeland Design was instrumental for interior design elements within these living quarters. Quartz countertops, engineered hardwood floors, fine cabinets, and other touches prevail.

2-Lap Pool. Photo: insigniabybosa.com

Fitness Room. Photo: insigniabybosa.com

Some of the comforts/amenities available:
˖ fitness options, such as a loaded fitness equipment room and a yoga/pilates studio on-site
˖ a glass atrium with indoor lap pool and spa (North Tower)
˖ pet care services, including an outdoor pet retreat, plus pet wash and groom area
˖ 1,000 parking garage spaces for 700 units
˖ bike storage with a work area
˖ attendant working in lobby
˖ private screening television room
˖ park-like community space, outdoor fireplace, seating area, and built-in grills, all on the 7th floo
˖ steam room and sauna (North Tower)
˖ stations to charge electric cars
˖ car wash bay

Accessibility to downtown Seattle:
Insignia currently has a Walk Score of 98 of 100 because it is so convenient to reach businesses, services, and nightlife in the surrounding neighborhoods. Being located at the crux of Belltown and Lake Union, Insignia is close to many large, local employers as well. It also has a Transit Score of 100 for accessing public transit and a Bike Score of 88.

Lounge at Insignia. Photo: insigniabybosa.com

And the great view:
There is a wide-view Sky Retreat Lounge on the 41st floor that any resident can access. And many of the homes have an unimpeded interior view of the Seattle Center, Elliott Bay, or other sights, depending upon the dwelling’s location in the building.

Insignia takes downtown living to a new level, in more than one way.

One Pacific Tower

seattle condosOne Pacific Tower located at 2000 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle is 2-story luxury condominium building.   The building was developed by Vyzis Development Company and designed by Curtis Beattie & Associates.  The building was constructed in 1994, and is only a few blocks from the Pike Place Market.  This building is close to everything that downtown Seattle and Belltown have to offer.  Please follow the link to search Seattle luxury condominiums for sale.

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Building: One Pacific Tower
Address: 2000 1st Ave.
Yr. Built: 1994
Construction: Cement/Concrete
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 27
No. of Units: 80
Views: City, Mountain, Water
Parking: Garage

Banner Building

seattle condosThe Banner Building is a luxury condominium building located in Belltown, Seattle.  The building is at 80 Vine St. and was built in 1994 and designed by Weinstein Copeland Architects.  Comprised of both residential and commercial properties, Banner was built with the concept of work/live spaces in mind.  The building won multiple AIA awards , and was one of the first work/live buildings in the city.  The 26 units are loft-style open shells with high ceilings and exceptionally large windows.  The interiors themselves are very industrial, with exposed beams and concrete floors.  Please follow the link to see if there are any current listings available in the Banner Building.

Building:
Banner Building
Address: 80 Vine St.
Yr Built: 1994
Construction: Concrete & Metal
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 7
No. of Units: 31- 26 res. 5 com.
Views: City, Lake, Mountains
Parking: Common Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions

1521 Second Avenue

Seattle CondosIf you want a Seattle luxury condominium, with everything there is to offer, the recently constructed 1521 Second Avenue condominiums maybe be just what you’re looking for.  The 38-story building was constructed in 2009, designed by Weber + Thompson Architects.  The 143 units are large, ranging in size from about 1,800 to 3,000 sf, all of which are 2+ bedroom homes.  As far as individual units go, they were all designed by Susan Marinello Interiors with a modern and urban feel.  The interiors feature floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and top of the line appliances and systems.  1521 was also Seattle’s first high-rise residential building, so the views are incredibly stunning.  Homeowners have sweeping views of the city, water and mountains to enjoy.  The building is also rather “green”, achieving and LEED Silver status.  The building amenities include a gym, yoga studio, 24/7 concierge, work studios and gorgeous rooftop terrace, among others.  If you want to find a Seattle luxury condominium for sale, not to mention one of the best views in the city, check out what 1521 Second Avenue has to offer.  Follow the link to find other downtown condominiums for sale.

Building: 1521 Second Avenue
Address: 1521 2nd Ave.
Year Built: 2009
Construction: Cement, Metal
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 38
No. of Units: 143
Views: water, mtns., city
Parking: garage
Pets: subj. to restrictions

Marselle Condominiums

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The Marselle is a new development located in South Lake Union.  I’ve had the pleasure of touring a number of units in the building (located at 699 John Street) and they are pretty nice, to say the least.  The units are priced starting in the $200 thousand range for a studio and the largest unit is a three bedroom.  The units have the same features as most Seattle luxury condos including hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  The best view from the Marselle is undoubtedly of the Space Needle, which is only a couple blocks away.  Residents enjoy a variety of amenities including an unmatched rooftop deck, a game room, fitness center, yoga studio and private storage. If you’re looking for a new, luxury condo for sale in an excellent Seattle location, then check out the Marselle Condominiums.

Building: Marselle Condominums
Address: 699 John Street
Year Built: 2009
Construction: Concrete
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 7
No. of Units: 132
Views: Space Needle, Lake Union
Parking: Garage
Pets: Subj. to Restrictions

Mosler Lofts

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Live in Seattle’s first LEED accredited green building. Environm

I’ve had the pleasure of touring multiple units in Mosler Lofts (even the penthouse), and I can say that these are some of the coolest and most luxurious loft-style units in the Belltown Seattle area.  The upscale building, sitting at the corner of 3rd and Clay Stree, was developed by The Schuster Group and designed by Mithun Architects +Designers+ Planners features mixed materials of brick, cement and plenty of glass.  The building was constructed in 2007 and was the in Seattle to receive an LEED Silver Certification for its “green” building standard.   The floor plans are open and simple, but are modern and industrial.  Many rooms have sliding doors, concrete beams and exposed systems (metal ducts, etc.).  The lofts range from studios to 2 bedrooms +den (so, possible 3 bedrooms).   Unit interiors have lots of windows, hardwoods, stainless steel appliances and stone countertops.  Mosler’s  amenities include a concierge, fitness center, a guest suite, conference room and a club room.   Mosler Lofts are truly unique among other buildings in Belltown Seattle.  If you’re looking for a luxury condominium for sale and want something a little more cutting edge, be sure to check this building out.

Building: Mosler Lofts
Address: 2720 3rd Avenue
Year Built: 2007
Construction: Brick/Concrete/Glass
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 12
No. of Units: 148
Vews: Lake, Needle,
Parking: Common Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions

Millennium Tower

Seattle CondosMillennium Tower in Downtown Seattle at 2nd Avenue and Columbia Street is one of the city’s most luxurious condominium buildings.  The Millennium Tower has 19 exclusive homes in a stunning 20-story building.  Homes range in size from 2,300 to nearly 10,000 sf.  Homes were initially sold as “empty shells” giving buyers the chance to employ their own architects, yet many came to be designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects.  The building offers stunning views of the mountains, Elliot Bay and the Downtown Seattle skyline.  The building was constructed in 2009, and its amenities are limited to a concierge, security gate and common areas.  The top floor penthouse of the Millennium Tower is currently for sale.  Click to see all available Millennium Tower Condos.

H/O Dues Include: Cable TV, W/S/G

Common Property Features Include:  Elevators, Lobby and Concierge

Building: Millennium Tower
Address: 715 2nd Avenue
Year Built: 2000
Construction: Concrete/Steel/Stone
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 20
No. of Units: 19
Vews: City, Water, Mountain
Parking: Common or Ind. Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions

2200 Westlake

seattle condosDenny Triangle is home to many of Seattle’s great retailers, restaurants, hotels and luxury condominiums.  One recent development (2006) in the area is a three tower condominium project named 2200 Westlake which consists of luxury homes in an ideal location.  The three towers ARIA (18 stories), ARTE (15 stories), and AZUR (12 stories) take up a combined 550,000 sf and offer gorgeous condos complimented by amazing amenities.  Surrounding the towers are the Pan Pacific Hotel (providing some amenities), Whole Foods grocery and a Marazul, an Asian Latino restaurant.  The developers aimed to have an “everything at your fingertips” community, making easy living for its residents.  The buildings themselves have gorgeous artwork and interior designs in common areas, and unit interiors have hardwood-flooring, stainless steel appliances, and floor to ceiling windows to take in surrounding views.   Building amenities include a gym, rooftop terraces, lounge areas, guest suites, a theatre and sauna.  If you’re looking for a downtown Seattle condominium for sale, make sure to check out 2200 Westlake.

H/O Dues Include:  Hot Water, GWS

Common Property Features Include:  Gym, recreation room, hot tub, sauna, theatre, guest suite, lobby area, and rooftop terrace.

Building: 2200 Westlake
Address: 2200 Westlake Avenue
Year Built: 2006
Construction: Cement/Concrete
No. of Buildings: 3 (ARIA, ARTE, AZUR)
No. of Stories: 18, 15, 12 (respectively)
No. of Units: 33, 126, 102 (respectively)
Vews: City, Water, Mountain
Parking: Common or Ind. Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions

Olive 8

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Olive 8 is Seattles tallest and most luxurious residential tower

The first LEED Silver Certified condominium building in Seattle, Olive 8 is located at 737 Olive Way in Downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle.  Olive 8 Condominiums are in a high-rise building sitting at 22 stories above ground level atop the hotel, Hyatt at Olive 8. The lowest available unit lies on story 18, guaranteeing a view of at least one of three beautiful Seattle scenic settings including city, water, or mountain. Each unit also offers the epitome of luxury interiors including high ceilings, hardwood flooring, Italian-designed kitchens, stainless steel appliances and the use of stone, marble and granite. Each of these Seattle condo units is also energy conserving, with smart fireplaces, washers and dryers, and appliances. Residents enjoy a variety of amenities including use of those at the hotel. Homeowners have full advantage of room service, valet parking, a restaurant, Elaia Spa, a lap pool, Jacuzzi, fitness studios, 24-hr concierge, entertainment room and outdoor terrace. The building has a large “green” roof and energy conserving plumbing as well.  If you’re looking for a luxury Downtown Seattle condo for sale, then Olive 8 may be the building for you.

H/O Dues include:  Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer

Common property features and amenties include:  Spa, room service, fitness room, 24-hr concierge, entertainment room, outdoor terrace.

Building: Olive 8
Address: 737 Olive Way
Year Built: 2009
Construction: Concrete & Metal
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 39
No. of Units: 229
Vews: City, Water, Mountain
Parking: Common Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions

Escala

Seattle CondosOne of the most luxurious condo buildings in the downtown area is 4th Avenue’s Escala. The 30-story, high-rise building was built in 2009. A combined project by Thoryk Architecture and Mulvaney G2 Architects, Escala has an exterior of concrete and glass housing 269 exquisitely designed units and common areas. Early this year, my associates and I were able to take a full tour of the building including multiple units (and different floor plans), the amenities, and even its private club called “Cielo”! I was absolutely in love with what I saw. The grand entryway has a wrought iron and stone stairwell to second floor amenities, while the first floor had a concierge desk (24/7), tiled floors and soaring columns. As we made our way through the amenities including a fitness center, spa, private theatre, wine cave, dog run and indoor pool, I was overwhelmed. When we toured the units, they were just as beautiful. Each featured partial-hardwood flooring, state of the art appliances, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering dramatic Seattle views. Homeowners also enjoy semi-private elevators, shared with only one other unit. Homes range in size from 950 square feet to nearly 2,500 square feet. These Seattle condominiums are truly beautiful and even Seattle native Tim Lincecum, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants agrees. This past weeknd, Lincecum purchased a $1.575 million, 2,400 sf condominium in the building. If you’re looking to purchase a Seattle luxury condo, look no further. Escala will welcome you home.

H/O Dues include: central hot water, earthquake insurance, garbage, water and sewer.

Common property features and amenities include: cable TV, full-service concierge, exercise room, lobby entrance, indoor-pool, security gate, spa, social club, theatre and wine cave.

Building: Escala
Address: 1920 4th Avenue
Yr Built: 2009
Construction: Structural Steel
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 30
No. of Units: 271
Views: City, Sound, Lake Union
Parking: Common Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions