Call us Family: The Emerald is Neighborly

What happens when siblings share an affinity for stunning Seattle views, smart layouts and a stylish design? Well, they move in and call The Emerald home. Meet Alex and Sydney, new homeowners at The Emerald that just so happen to be family. Now that’s neighborly.

 

 

“Having family nearby has always been important to us. After having spent the majority of the pandemic quarantining together at our family home, we realized living in such close quarters again felt comforting and nice! Funny enough, our new homes at The Emerald are now actually closer in distance to each other now than our rooms in our family home! We look forward to planting roots here and creating many more memories together exploring one of Seattle’s most beautiful waterfront neighborhoods.” 

 

Good neighbors are easy to come by when you call The Emerald home. As it turns out, Seattle itself is quite neighborly. In fact, a recent report from OfferUp ranked Washington State as the ‘Most Neighborly Place in the United States’. States were ranked based on six essential factors that pretty much epitomize what it means to be a good neighbor, including communicativeness, friendliness, generosity, honesty, punctuality, and reliability. Washington ranked number one in all six of those factors for the second year in a row. The Emerald City also came in first place as the nation’s most friendly city, varying in factors – ranking #1 for generosity, #2 for communicative, friendly, and honesty, and #3 for punctuality – all together averaging out in first place among cities nationwide!

 

We asked our sibling duo to describe how the two came to be neighbors at The Emerald:

 

Our mom actually found it first! She was doing some casual searching and came across one of the listings on Zillow. I immediately fell in love with what I saw – the pictures were stunning and it just seemed like such an elegant building. Brooke took us to several units and showed us the different amenities, all of them being top tier. However, the Olympic Room was what blew us away – we grew up in the area so we’ve seen quite a bit of it but our whole family agreed it was one of the most spectacular views in Seattle we had ever seen. 

 

The views are what really sold us – we knew immediately that we wanted to be a part of the community at The Emerald. Choosing the exact same floor plan as Alex was just a coincidence!”

 

…and since good neighbors extend beyond our building, we asked the duo about some of their favorite retail neighbors just outside our doors:

 

I’ve recently been heading over to Belltown! They have great places to eat. I really liked Some Random Bar, it has pretty cocktails and a cute little patio to sit out on! It is also a pretty active area on the weekends. There is something for everyone: restaurants, casual bars, cocktail bars, and even clubs! I love that it is within walking distance and I don’t need to pay for expensive Ubers”, says Sydney.

 

Pike Place has been pretty busy the last few months and it has been fun to see the city filled with people again. My favorite shop is the Truffle Queen. They have artisan black and white truffle products. To my surprise, they even had my favorite truffle chips that I’ve only ever found in Italy!

 

One of The Emerald’s most exciting amenities has to be its unique partnership with The Thompson Seattle. The hotel is a staple for downtown Seattle with an incredible ambiance and rooftop. It truly can be seen as an extension of our waterfront backyard. From the valet service to the secret owner’s menu at The Nest, we can’t wait to enjoy the many perks that come with The Thompson being directly across the street.

  

Now over 50% sold, The Emerald’s community has come to life. Move-in homes are available. Join us for a virtual or in-person tour of the collection of seven luxury model home residences, located on the 24th floor of The Emerald’s 40-story tower featuring unrivaled views and access to an array of amenities, all within walking distance of Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront.

A Grand Tour inside The Emerald

The Emerald is more than 50% sold and has now welcomed many homeowners to a prime location that enjoys the best of downtown and Seattle’s revitalized waterfront – just one block from Pike Place Market offering over a hundred unique retailers and a local farmers market. We’re excited to release a new video tour that takes the public on a unique first look inside the building amenities and model homes.

 

 

The video tour, led by Brooke Kavieff, opens with an introduction to one of Seattle’s newest residential towers, a glistening 40-story glass building with 262 signature residences rising above an iconic downtown address at Second and Stewart. The collection of modern high-rise condominiums includes studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedrooms and 3-bedrooms plans and boasting amazing amenities spaces and first-class hospitality. The partnership with Columbia Hospitality, a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company, allows an exclusive experience for residents which includes specialty lifestyle perks and concierge amenities such as package assistance and services; when you’re out of town, they can check on your residence.

 

A striking architectural statement designed by the Seattle-based female led duo Julia Nagele, Principal, Director of Design – Architecture at Hewitt Architects and interiors by local interior designer Susan Marinello of Susan Marinello Interiors, The Emerald offers a variety of floorplan options ranging from approximately 579 sq. ft. to 1,189 sq. ft. with a price range from the $400’s up to $3 million.

 

 

The tour starts on the 3rd floor, an amenity level which includes features such as the state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, dog run, dog wash and The Emerald Guest Suite. Next, Brooke leads us to the 24th floor model homes decorated by ASH Staging and Derive Design, describing how each may fit your individual view preferences and lifestyle needs.

 

First up, Residence 2401, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath NE corner unit, is an entertainer’s dream with incredible views North, East and West. Brooke points out that prospective homebuyers and Brokers are always surprised by the variety of views enjoyed by the building’s unique layout.

 

Next, Brooke takes us inside Residence 2404. This 1-bedroom with a den is a rare find in the Seattle housing market. The living room and den both have water views with a sliding glass door divider, the perfect fit for a Work-From-Home (WFH) dream.

 

Brooke leads viewers through Residence 2406 pointing out that this 1-bedroom, west-facing home has incredible water views across Elliott Bay all the way across to West Seattle. It’s the perfect home to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset behind the Olympic Mountains and over West Seattle.

 

Residence 2407 is a highly coveted 2-bedroom, 2-bath, NW corner home with grand kitchen and sweeping views to Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountains. Available on floors 17 – 33. The den is like a tree-house in the sky with iconic views down Second Avenue to Smith Tower.

 

Off to the 39th Floor, the gem of the Emerald, where you will find the Olympic Room with its 3-story tall, all-glass amenity space showcasing all of the iconic views of the region: The Olympic Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier and Seattle’s Space Needle. The space was designed for tranquility and to maximize enjoyment of the views with sliders that open to Rainier Terrace.

 

On those sunny days, residents may venture outdoors onto Rainier Terrace, with glass barriers all the way to the ground, allowing you a rare bird’s eye view of Pike Place Market and to hear a game at Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks in the distance.

 

Additional amenities on the 39th Floor include The Emerald Veranda where residents and guests can watch a game outdoors on the exterior TV next to the fireplace, and visit in the open-air under heaters. The Emerald’s City View Room is a reservable rooftop indoor/outdoor space with sliding doors that open to a private outdoor picnic area. Here residents will enjoy Chefs grade appliances – an amazing space to entertain, especially in the evenings set to a stunning city skyline backdrop.

 

We hope you enjoyed the video tour and we look forward to inviting you inside for a personal tour of the special spaces real soon. Follow along on Instagram @theemeraldseattle and watch a series of tours through many of our neighborhood places and spaces that shape our location at The Emerald.

The Emerald Reaches 50 Percent Sold

Downtown living is here to stay! On the heels of reaching the significant sales milestone of over 50 percent sold at The Emerald comes the news that downtown Seattle’s population has rebounded. The population of downtown Seattle hit a new high in 2021, as did downtown apartment occupancy, according to data featured in a new report from the Downtown Seattle Association.

 

 

“I think in many ways we overstated the impact of the pandemic on people’s behaviors and preferences, that have been trending toward urban places and walkability,” said Jon Scholes, president of DSA. “I’m not surprised by the data, frankly.” Both downtown Seattle apartment occupancy as well as rents have hit all-time highs in second quarter of 2021. The appeal of city living isn’t so easily snuffed out, according to the Seattle Times article. The growth of greater downtown has been remarkable over the past decade. ESRI’s estimates show the population has increased by 60% since 2010, when the population was just 62,000.

 

Despite the news that Amazon will delay its return to work until 2022, downtown Seattle sales continue to be swift. Following record sales with a successful first-half of 2021, totaling $50M in sales in the first two quarters of this year alone, The Emerald’s continued transaction velocity confirms its position as the city’s fastest selling and most attractive downtown residential high-rise available to buyers in today’s current market, as recently reported this update on The Registry Pacific Northwest Real Estate.

 

“The Emerald represents the very best of what Seattle has to offer,” said Dehlan Gwo, Director of Marketing and Sales for Create World Real Estate, developer of The Emerald. “Our buyers are purchasing a timeless piece of the city and are eager to plant their roots in the heart of our thriving downtown. We look forward to continue leading downtown’s revival and excited for our new owners to call Seattle’s waterfront home.”

 

The Emerald’s remaining private residences comprise a variety of floor plans including studios-, one-, two- and one-bedrooms with dens starting from $434,000. Featuring the finest finishes, residences offer wide-plank European White Oak hardwood flooring, custom wood cabinetry with integrated lighting, and quartz counter tops. Residences also include spacious walk-in closets, Latch touchless and keyless entry technology for seamless and secure access, and floor-to-ceiling glass window allowing abundant natural light and incredible views.

 

 

The Emerald is also currently selling its exclusive 22-residence penthouse collection offering two-, three, and four-bedroom single-story residences up to ~3,948 square feet ranging from $3M to $10.9M. Located on the uppermost residential floors 34 through 38, each penthouse boasts over 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, hand-selected premium materials including natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, natural stone floors, and custom wood cabinetry with integrated lighting. Kitchens come fully equipped with appliances by Miele including a premium refrigerator with custom panelized door, gas cooktop, black and stainless-steel wall oven and top-performing dishwasher with custom panelized door. Thoughtfully designed bathroom suites feature natural stone, radiant heated flooring, and full-height natural stone showers with glass enclosures. Top-of-the-line fixtures include cutting-edge Dornbracht polished chrome bath and shower fittings alongside custom wood cabinetry and sleek Kohler soaking bathtubs.

  

“The Emerald has experienced incredible interest both locally and nationally from buyers seeking pied-à-terre to first time homebuyers,” said Josh Nasvik, Managing Director at Polaris Pacific, The Emerald’s sales and marketing team. “Downtown Seattle continues to be one of the most desirable neighborhoods for luxury condominiums in Seattle and has proven to be a resilient market in the past year. We celebrate this momentous sales milestone which signals the comeback of downtown as people recognize that now is the time reinvest in the city.”

 

Located at Second and Stewart, The Emerald offers in-person or virtual tours of its eight new model homes in downtown Seattle, schedule yours today by contacting us at https://theemeraldseattle.com or call 206-429-8903.

Envoy Emerald Partnership

Own at The Emerald, get a Tesla. Residents of The Emerald will have access to one Tesla Model S and one Model X conveniently located on property to book out for a few minutes, hours or days. These luxury models by Tesla set an industry standard for performance and safety. Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions – with go anywhere range, and Tesla’s immense Supercharger network – allowing drivers access to the mountains, beach, and beyond. The Model X, Tesla’s luxury SUV is equipped with automated doors including the eye-catching falcon wing back doors allowing for easier accessibility to back seats. The touch screen on Teslas operate almost everything on the vehicle including navigation that finds charging stations along your route, and instructions of how long to charge to reach your destination. With the option of the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, you have two great vehicle choices to fit your trip needs.

 

 

These days (more than ever), residents are looking for ways to reduce their cost of living. Envoy electric car sharing is more affordable than owning and maintaining a vehicle. Before the pandemic, personally-owned vehicles sat unused 95% of the time on average. Now that so many are working from home or unemployed, that % is much higher. Why own a car for it to just sit there? With Envoy, you can have a Tesla when you want it, and don’t have to pay for it or worry about it when you don’t need it. Insurance and customer support are included and there’s no need for gas.

 

The Emerald Homeowner, Sandy Roberts had this to say about the Envoy car-share partnership: “Although our location offers incredible access, Kimberly and I do enjoy renting a car and getting out of the city once in a while. It’s fantastic that The Emerald has partnered with Envoy, providing instant on-demand access to energy-efficient Teslas right through the app.”

 

When using Envoy, riders are most surprised to find how awesome electric cars are. 75% of our drivers have never driven an EV before. They quickly realize how fun they are to drive – from quick acceleration to the serine quietness of an electric motor, they’re blown away by the whole experience. Tesla’s especially have a specific draw – they’re gorgeous, full of cool technology, and have un-matched acceleration. Not to mention their fun, “Easter Eggs”, said Envoy’s Drew Hopkins.

 

Go behind-the-scenes to get more details on the exclusive partnership with Emerald owners, sustainability features, safety measures, success stories and more! Read the interview with Drew Hopkins, Chief Growth Officer of Envoy:

 

How easy is it to book a car with the Envoy mobility app?

The goal of Envoy is total simplicity. When you need a car, it’s ready for you. When you don’t need it, you don’t have to think about it. No car payments, no buying gas, no insurance, no maintenance, no cleaning… Just a sweet ride to get you where you want to go whenever you want it. Download the app, upload your driver’s license and credit card, ask property management for access code, and book a Tesla for minutes, hours, or days! (Residents can enjoy a video demo here).

 

What are the top four reasons residents use Envoy?

Running errands, going to the doctor’s office, visiting or picking up loved ones and sightseeing/getting out of town.

 

Are you able to describe the new sanitary and safety measures that have been introduced to the Envoy program at The Emerald?

Our vehicle maintenance partners AndGo by Goodyear and Simply Clean have enhanced their sanitization efforts, both in frequency and procedures. They’re using an industrial-strength sanitization solution on the interior/exterior “touch” surfaces of Envoy vehicles. All staff members have been trained on proper safety protocols including wearing appropriate protective gear. Since Envoy vehicles are exclusively for you and your neighbors, we encourage our members to Be a Good Neighbor and follow CDC guidelines to keep us safe. We also offer wipe stations for properties to put near the vehicles if they choose. Our Envoy drivers have made it clear to us that they find Envoy to feel safer than other transportation options available during this unique time. They don’t have to be in the same vehicle as a driver or other members of the public on the train, they see our maintenance partners on site frequently cleaning the vehicles, they’re familiar with the cars as they’re using the same vehicle daily, and they can wipe down the car before and after. If we all do a little, we can drive a lot of fun.

 

Envoy has been a huge support to first responders in Seattle. What have you witnessed among those using Envoy to Do Good?

Surveys to Envoy drivers has shown that not only are our members relying on Envoy during this difficult time, the service has become essential to their everyday lives. From getting groceries, going to the doctor, visiting loved ones, or escaping the city for some fresh air, Envoy vehicles have been the safe option getting residents where they need to go. During this pandemic, we’ve donated hundreds of hours of free drive time for members to get their essentials, volunteer for charities, or make a little side money driving for the gig economy. 

 

Rising above an iconic downtown address at Second and Stewart in downtown Seattle steps from the waterfront, The Emerald brings a new level of luxury living. From curated meals at the Thompson Seattle to on-demand Tesla X and S, the residents of this stunning property have more perks than one could wish for. Explore the amenities and partnerships.

A Day in the Life with Brooke

Seattle’s defining address is right here and we’re looking forward to showing you around our walkable waterfront location in downtown Seattle at Second and Stewart. From daily conveniences and some of our favorite finds just steps from your door at The Emerald to day trips from the nearby Seattle Ferry Terminal, Brooke Kavieff is taking you on a tour.

 

 

Find out little known facts about our neighbors at Pike Place Public Market, peruse the freshest flowers with tips from local farmers, sip secret menu cocktails atop The Nest rooftop as part of an Emerald perk, and take a ride in the fleet of onsite Tesla carshare vehicles. Tune into the new series called ‘A Day in the Life with Brooke’ hosted on The Emerald’s IGTV channel. Hop on Instagram @theemeraldseattle as Brooke showcases a million little reasons you’ll love calling this location home.

 

In the first episode, Brooke walks us from The Emerald to Pike Place Market where she takes you inside Michou Deli.  Located at the north end of the Market, north of Stewart on Pike Place, for 20-years this has been a favorite take-out spot to grab a picnic lunch and enjoy a nice day outdoors in Seattle.  Awarded three Seattle’s Best Place Awards and Citysearch’s Best Takeout Award, plus featured in Seattle Magazine’s “Best Takeout” issue as well as listed in several national and international dining guides, there’s no better spot to grab and go! Don’t forget to order the lunch special to get your Zeppole! Now for the best spots to enjoy some Seattle sunshine at the Market, follow Brooke for a peek inside the Secret Garden and the backside of the Market. Did you know? Pike Place is home to over 500 residents many of whom are low-income and it has a Food Bank that serves over 1,000 people weekly! Rachel the Pig is a great spot for selfies, but it also serves as an actual piggy bank where donations go to social services. Plus, The Atrium is a great spot to grab a Pop-up breakfast on a Friday and for each meal you purchase, they give a meal to someone in need. As you enjoy the stroll, don’t miss the art! You may just find yourself inspired.

 

Watch the video and be sure to login into Instagram and follow us @theemeraldseattle to catch more of Brooke’s new series: A Day in the Life on IGTV, we’re launch new episodes soon. We hope you enjoy our new series. Have a request? DM us on Instagram and let us know where you think ‘A Day in the Life with Brooke’ should visit next!

 

Meet The Emerald Sales Associate, Brooke Kavieff

We’re pleased to introduce you to Brooke Kavieff, Sales Agent at The Emerald in downtown Seattle. You may have enjoyed a virtual or in-person tour with Brooke or have seen her in a Zoom spotlight or video recently. She’s in high demand these days! Bringing 7 years new home real estate sales experience and an extensive background in new construction, Brooke is happy to be part of the team behind this exciting new real estate development calling The Emerald, “An Elegant, sophisticated and luminous building.”

 

 

As someone who has just as much appreciation for the outdoors, as the indoors, Brooke covets a good water view that can be enjoyed steps from all the action of city-living. “My favorite view is from our southwest corner one-bedroom. There’s so much to see from this corner. I like looking down at the street scene in Pike Place, watching the ferries pass by in Elliott Bay, admiring Mount Rainier when she makes an appearance. Prospective buyers and brokers who tour are always surprised to find how many of our homes have water views!”

 

Originally from Texas, Brooke has called Seattle home for the last 3 years, “I love living close to the water and the mountains, it’s the best of both worlds for an outdoor-lover like myself.” Ask Brooke about her favorite spots to enjoy the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest or where to find the best nearby jogging trails. An avid runner, Brooke has added completing the 2015 NYC Marathon to her list of achievements.

 

Join us as we go behind-the-scenes with Brooke sharing her favorite spots in the neighborhood, model home design, interior details by Susan Marinello Interiors and even what we’d find in her Pike Place Market bag:

 

What are some of your favorite building design features?

 

I love our interior finishes! Susan Marinello did an incredible job making the selections. They are elegant, contemporary, and warm. One of my favorite special touches that Susan included is the wall accent tile on the ground floor and amenity levels. It has a beautiful raised pattern that almost looks like sand as the tide is going out. The lights directed from the ceiling down across the tile brings out the unique design of the tile. I’ve never seen anything like it, almost all of our guests make a comment about how beautiful it is.

 

Do you have a favorite model home design?

 

One of my favorite model home designs is our southeast corner one bedroom with a den, Residence 2402 designed by ASH Staging. To play off Model Residence 2402’s sharp angles, ASH opted to ground the living room with a round rug and curved sofa paired with a Robert Parry Lotus Chair carved in African walnut. This floor plan has my favorite den in the entire building! It’s wrapped in floor to ceiling windows with views down to Smith Tower, Pike Place, and Elliott Bay. The den is separated from the bedroom by the living room and kitchen, which creates privacy for someone working from home.

 

 What are some of your favorite spots in the neighborhood to frequent?

 

Some of my favorite local spots in the neighborhood include Michou for a healthy grab-and-go lunch or a nice picnic along the Seattle waterfront. Storyville Coffee for coffee, of course. Their location also has one of my favorite views of The Market. When I’m in the mood for a little shopping, I love to walk over to Alexandra’s Designer Consignment on 4th Ave. & Olive. I always find something unique when I’m there!

 

If we took a peek inside your Pike Place Market bag, what 3 items would we find?

 

My bag would definitely include a Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll from Cinnamon Works, a fresh bouquet of Dahlias, and a block of Beecher’s smoked cheese.

 

The Emerald has welcomed its first residents and is offering on-site and virtual tours of eight new model homes and our recently unveiled 39th-floor veranda and rooftop amenity space. Schedule your personal tour with Brooke to be among the first to step onto The Emerald Veranda and experience an outdoor lounge with chef-grade barbecues, lounge seating, dining tables, outdoor firepit, fireplace, outdoor TVs and heaters, and incredible views day and night.