When you take breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and match that with easy access to Seattle’s world-class cuisine, exciting nightlife and rich culture, you get a unique urban lifestyle you just can’t replicate outside of the city. Seattle brings anew level of this urban experience with new high-rise living options across its many diverse downtown neighborhoods.
For those looking to call downtown home, now is the perfect time to buy a high-rise condo in Seattle. Interest rates remain at historical lows and high-end inventory is fast coming online, infusing the market with rare opportunities to own luxury residences in the Emerald City. Indeed, real estate moves fast here, with half of all homes listed receiving an offer in just nine days, so the time to act is now.
From sprawling penthouses to exciting new luxury towers, here are 10 of the most beautiful downtown Seattle condos that sold last year in downtown Seattle.
10. MARKETPLACE TOWER, 2033 1st Ave APT 3, Seattle, WA 98121
Sold at more than $9 million, this four bedroom, four-point-one bath property is one of seven condos in the Market Place Tower. With over 4,500 square feet of living space over two levels, this four-bedroom, five-bath home is positioned at the epicenter of it all, offering views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, as well as a 300-square-foot landscaped patio. This penthouse comes with private lobby access and a 24-hour live-in concierge.
9. LOEWS HOTEL CONDO, 1000 1st Ave UNIT 2400, Seattle, WA 98104
Sold for nearly $5 million in November of 2019, this 1st Avenue penthouse sits atop the Loews Hotel 1000, a beautiful staple of the Seattle skyline. With all the services and amenities you’d expect from a five-star hotel, this abode stretches over three thousand square feet with two bedrooms and two-and-a-quarter bathrooms. With views of Puget Sound and Downtown Seattle from the open living spaces, four view decks bring you even closer to Seattle’s sights and sounds. Additionally, the hotel’s concierge, room service, valet parking, housekeeping and other services are all at your disposal.
8. FOUR SEASONS CONDO, 99 Union St UNIT 1201, Seattle, WA 98101
Sold at exactly $4 million in January of this year, this 2,000-square-foot, two-bedroom and three-bath Four Seasons condo was a resale opportunity offering stone and wood finishes — and beautiful waterfront views. With the full support of the Four Seasons staff, this luxury Seattle condo comes with a 24-hour concierge, valet, security, room service, fitness center, housekeeping and an outdoor pool and spa.
7. MILLENNIUM TOWER, 715 2nd Ave APT 1804, Seattle, WA 98104
Listed in November, this unit was sold in December of 2019. Featured in Architectural Digest, this $2.9 million “Transparent Loft” sits as a testament to modern and minimalist luxury. Designed by architect Jim Olson, FAIA of Olson Kundig, this elemental and unpretentious condo features a mix of gorgeous materials, including terrazzo countertops, milestone floors and a glass-enclosed kitchen and master bath. Additionally, Italian Pedini cabinets and a Mcintosh entertainment system bring a dash of culture and elegance. Outside, a terrace equipped with an infrared grill provides seating for 10.
6. ESCALA, 1920 4th Ave APT 3102, Seattle, WA 98101
Sold in downtown Seattle, this spectacular top floor penthouse will run you a cool $9.9 million for three bedrooms and four baths in 4,522 square feet. A rare offering built in 2010, this penthouse has some of the best views of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains in downtown Seattle. With custom finishes and features, this unit comes with 5 parking spaces and an unmatched level of luxury. The amenities don’t stop short there, this location also includes a 24-hour concierge, private spa, lap pool, gym, yoga studio, theater, and a catering kitchen.
5. MILLENNIUM TOWER: 801 2nd Ave N APT 401, Seattle, WA 98109
Another condominium sold at Millennium Tower, this meticulously designed condo sold for just under $2.5 million for two bedrooms and four baths in 2,700 square feet. Situated in the heart of downtown, this entertainer’s delight features 10′ ceilings, wall-to-wall windows and a timeless, Pacific Northwest-inspired design comprised of wood, stone, steel and glass. Surrounded by both old and new architecture and just blocks from the water, this residence provides privacy, comfort and security – all just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
4. FIFTEEN TWENTY_ONE: 1521 2nd Ave APT 1100, Seattle, WA 98101
Listed at $2.45 million, this unit sold just under $2.3 million in February 2020. This two-bedroom, two-bath loft is on the northwest corner home at the FIFTEEN TWENTY-ONE building. Located just blocks from waterfront park, offers views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, and directly overlooks Pike Place Market. With a master bedroom spa, open floor plan and a gourmet kitchen, this residence boasts a glass solarium complete with fireplace for those chilly Pacific nights.
3. LUMA, 1321 Seneca St #1407, Seattle, WA 98101
Sold in December 2019, this $1.1 million loft offers easy access to several restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, this unit also comes equipped with one parking space and a utility storage. With over 1100 square feet, this plan is perfect for entertaining with a spacious kitchen including stainless steel appliances, gas stove and marble countertops. Luma offers many amenities including 24 hour concierge service, dog run, and secure access parking.
2. INSIGNIA CONDOS: 588 Bell St APT 3603, Seattle, WA 98101
Sold in January of 2020 for just over $1.3 million, this corner loft provides views of Lake Union, downtown and Puget Sound. With two bedrooms and two baths, this property features an open floor plan with a large great room. The tranquil views from the unit also come with some impressive amenities like a roof top sky lounge and plenty of storage.
1. THE EMERALD: 121 Stewart Street APT 3605, Seattle, WA 98101
Sold last July for nearly $4 million The Emerald began selling properties unlike any other starting with this 1600 square foot unit. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an open floor plan where you can see picturesque views of the city from anywhere in the unit. Amenities here simply don’t fall short, The Emerald offers rooftop retreats and outdoor spaces that transform home into an experience. Utilize unmatched amenities such as the resident media room, catering kitchen, resident guest suite, fitness center, outdoor pet run and on demand luxury electric vehicle car share for the convenience of everyday living. As one of the newest and most impressive additions to the Seattle skyline, The Emerald is Seattle’s defining address. Situated at the coveted location on 2ndnd Avenue and Stewart Street, The Emerald is perfectly positioned in downtown Seattle with expansive views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, the Space Needle, Mt. Rainier, and more.
With 4 tiers of luxury lofts available at The Emerald, you are sure to find an ideal home to suit your needs and wants. Starting with the City Collection on floors 4-16, offering styled and smart homes with refined finishes and open floor plans. Then the Panoramic Collection which occupies the middle and upper floors of the tower, floors 17-38, are filled with incredible views that look across the entire city. From Puget Sound to the islands, and mountain ranges beyond. The next exclusive set features the Penthouse Collection, floors 34-37, which are The Emerald’s most elevated and luxurious homes. The top floors of the building have been reserved for these spacious residences which offer the largest floor plans, upgraded finishes and appliances, as well as the most breathtaking and uninterrupted views of Seattle. Lastly, the Premier Penthouse Collection, boasts two exclusive units that offer the most spacious and dramatic views The Emerald has to offer. Both with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms at well over 3500 square feet, this collection is the picture of elegance and tranquility.
All just one block from Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront. You can own an iconic piece of Seattle’s skyline in a brand new, modern building that’s perfectly set for the future yet grounded in the here and now. At 40 stories, The Emerald towers over the surrounding buildings, giving you great views and vantage points of all downtown Seattle. The Emerald, unlike other properties, truly brings the concept of “downtown Seattle living” to life.
The market is still moving! With a fast-growing tech sector and new employment opportunities in the pipeline – plus tight inventory, Seattle tops the list of cities where real estate remains strong. The Wall Street Journal features our market with notable highlights. Click here to read the full story.
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