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.

Marselle Condominiums

Seattle Condos

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

Enso Condominiums

Seattle CondosSeattle is known for having great condominium buildings with awesome views, and Enso Condominiums is one of them.  Enso is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, with easy access to Downtown Seattle and all it has to offer.  Finished in 2009, the 19-story building has 135 units providing views of the Lake, Puget Sound, Cascade and Olympic Mountains and Downtown Seattle.  There are great amenities in the building including guest suites, entertainment areas, a gym and rooftop deck.  The unit interiors have only the best features from appliances to wood flooring to expansive windows.  If you’re looking for a Seattle condo, the Enso Condominiums may be the perfect place!!  Too see Seattle condominiums for sale click the link.

H/O Dues include: Central hot water, earthquake ins., GWS

Common property amenities include: community room, disabled access, game room, guest suite, lounge, rooftop terrace, gym and lobby entrance.

Building: Enso
Address: 820 Blanchard Street
Yr Built: 2009
Construction: Concrete & Metal
No. of Buildings: 1
No. of Stories: 19
No. of Units: 135
Views: City, Lake, Mountains
Parking: Common Garage
Pets: Sub. To Restrictions