Who’s Who in Seattle Real Estate?

 

Real estate influencers and the best in Seattle real estate joined us at The Emerald on October 19th from 5pm – 7pm for libations, hors d’oeuvres and mingling with the best in the business as we celebrated the launch of Seattle Agent Magazine’s inaugural Who’s Who in Seattle Real Estate issue!

 

 

Seattle Agent Magazine covers residential real estate news, providing information to real estate professionals across the city and suburbs. Top industry leaders are selected through a nomination process to highlight in the popular annual issue: Who’s Who in Seattle Residential Real Estate. The Emerald was chosen, not only to play host to the issue release, but as the photo shoot site weeks in advance, where agents posed in the Olympic Room to a backdrop of incredible water views and various model residences framing Seattle’s epic scenery. In the Who’s Who issue, we celebrate local professionals and learn more about how they got to where they are today, what keeps them going and, most importantly, why they do what they do. Making the cover issue of 2022 are Christine Madrid, Max Rombakh and Ming Fung.

 

 

 

To celebrate the issue release, agents arrived to a step and repeat located right off the elevator and were led into The Emerald’s 39th Floor Olympic Room, 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. This amenity space showcases stunning views of Elliott Bay offering residents plenty of seating, high-speed internet, and accordion doors which open onto the Emerald Veranda to the north and Rainier Terrace to the south, making it the ideal place to kick back and enjoy views of Mt. Rainier, the Space Needle and the Olympic Mountains.

 

 

 

“We were honored that Seattle Agent Magazine asked us to host and gave us the opportunity to network within the real estate community while showing off our beautiful space at The Emerald. It was so nice to see a lot of new faces in the building, as well as some familiar favorites. The Olympic Room on the top floor of the building truly is a captivating space. There’s nothing quite like looking out across Elliott Bay to the Olympic Mountains, especially as the sun is setting. I really enjoyed seeing our guests’ faces light up as they took in the views while exploring the building, and hearing how we have the best rooftop in Seattle is always music to my ears,” said Brooke Kavieff, The Emerald Sales Manager.

 

105 industry leaders attended the signature event which included speakers of the night: Anne Hartnett, Managing Partner of Seattle Agent Magazine, Bing Feng, CEO of Create World Real Estate Inc., and Brooke Kavieff, Polaris Pacific Sales Manager at The Emerald. Guests mingled among the Terra Bella Flowers floral arrangements, created in black and red to align with Seattle Agent Magazine’s palette while enjoying incredible hors d’oeuvres and libations from The Catering Company. Everything from the full-service bar to the Canape, Silver Dollar Crab Cakes and Chimichurri Beef Crostini were a hit with guests.

 

Subscribe to Seattle Agent Magazine today and keep up with professional news within our industry. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as the magazine features news bits on the Seattle housing market and announcements about real estate peers.

 

The Emerald is 70% sold and 1-bedroom prices start from $499,000 with move-in ready residences now available. From impressive places to entertain, to calm escapes for wellness and solitude – endless memories and moments await at The Emerald. Visit theemeraldseattle.com to explore the spaces virtually or book your in-person tour and be sure to stay social by joining The Emerald on Instagram.

Dining Above All: ‘Friendsgiving’

Join Brooke and Kyle as they visit 3 favorite neighbors at Pike Place Public Market in preparation for a dinner with friends above all on The Emerald’s Outdoor Terrace with sweeping views of the Seattle waterfront and Mt. Rainier. Enjoy secret tips and insights as they source ingredients for the perfect dining experience from Pike and Western Wine Shop, DeLaurenti Food & Wine and Kitchen & Market. Fresh cut pasta? Soul Wine Society? The perfect ‘Friendsgiving’ spread? Pike and Western weighs-in on the 4 best Thanksgiving wines, Kitchen & Market shares the skinny on all the sides plus is offering a complete meal-kit made for 6-8 of your favorite people. Don’t miss the recipe for the perfect holiday cheese spread from DeLaurenti! We’re taking you through the video and sharing the recipe for a perfect meal with friends to celebrate the season.

 

 

The first stop is Pike & Western Wine Shop, where owner, Michael Teer takes us on a short tour. Arranged by regions, the popular retailer offers American wines, showcasing local Washington and Oregon wines as well as a few California offerings. They also have a nice European selection highlighted by a variety of French and Italian wines.

 

Brooke really loves the wonderful descriptions of each wine as she finds these helpful in making her selections. Pike & Western Wine Shop even has a discount club called the Soul Wine Society, where you can pay a subscription membership of $35 a year, $100 for lifetime, and receive a 15% discount off a regular retail price; their Soul Wine Society membership is a great opportunity for all the oenophiles out there. Read all about the membership opportunity here.

 

Pike and Western Wine Shop set out to find you the best wines for the season, keeping in mind what’s readily available, price points, overall quality and, of course, what goes well with the food!  After weeks of exploration, your local wine merchant has chosen their 4 favorite wines for your holiday meal…

 

NV Andreola Bollé Vino Spumante Rosato Extra Dry – Veneto, Italy

Soft and delicate with aromatics reminiscent of red wild berries, followed by a slight hint of floral notes, and a pleasant dry finish.  Seriously, there is no better wine to serve over Thanksgiving dinner than a dry or semi-dry vino spumante (aka sparkling wine) that is low in alcohol and packed with fruit aromatics! For starters, nothing says “special occasion” quite like bubbles do – especially if they come in a pink hue. Secondly, its bright and refreshing acidity along with a slight touch of effervescence makes it the perfect match for a multitude of flavors and textures since they offset the meal’s rich and heavy flavors. It’s also generally less expensive and more accessible than its French counterpart Champagne without sacrificing quality

 

2018 The Eyrie Vineyard Roland Green Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley, OR

The key here is to find a wine that compliments your meal as a whole without overshadowing the different range of dishes and flavors, and what better than Pacific Northwest Pinot Noir to get the job done? They show classic fall flavors of wild berries, tart cherries, and baking spices – which are all staple components in most Thanksgiving dinners and you can find exemplary offerings at pretty much every price point.

 

2020 Ver Sacrum Monastrell-Valle de Uco, Argentina

Ver Sacrum is an all-organic winery with very low intervention produced in Argentina. This is a bright and juicy red, on the lighter side but brims with ripe fruit that pairs well with just about any of your holiday fare. Reminiscent of a Beaujolais, it has a little more blue fruit and is really versatile.

 

2019 Dirler-Cade Muscat, Alsace, France

Muscat is a perennial holiday favorite, its bright peach and pear aromas make this wine a pleasure to smell, it becomes almost sweet but never quite gets there, with wildflower and Acacia, bone dry with great acidity helps it play well with just about everything on your table. Muscat’s bright fruit and great acidity makes this perfect for Turkey, Ham, roasted vegetables or the old-fashioned Jello mold.

 

Wine in hand, the team is off to Pike Place Public Market to grab some fresh produce for their bruschetta, as well as some shrimp for their pasta. For your ‘Friendsgiving’ spread, shop the Market for the ingredients to create a locally sourced, Pacific Northwest-inspired stuffing that is sure to satisfy your guests this holiday season. Visit here for the perfect Pike Place Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe.

 

Next stop is Kitchen & Market for some sides. Here you’ll always find great sides for every season and pre-packaged deliciousness. Kitchen & Market does an excellent job by having an interesting variety of dining meal kits not found in a typical grocery store.  When you can’t find what you need at the Market, Kitchen & Market fills the gap and delivers all you need to make or round-out your meals. It’s such a convenient amenity to enjoy near The Emerald and definitely a favorite among our residents. Leading up to Thanksgiving, both small and family-size sides will be available in-store, perfect for Friendsgiving and other early celebrations. Pick up your Autumn Squash Risotto, a lovely vegetarian entrée for two or a perfect side dish for four, plus leftover squash soup for lunch! The Pomegranate Smash Cocktail Kit makes 6-8 cocktails and includes hints of maple and all-spice. Mix it will Vodka, Prosecco or make it a mocktail. Looking for a one-stop-shop for the full feast? You’ve arrived at the right place. The Thanksgiving Feast Kit is made for 6-8 and includes  an oven-ready all-natural brined turkey stuffed with herbs and citrus, accompanied by all the classic side dishes: creamy mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, haricots verts with compound butter and toasted almonds, plenty of honey crisp apple and sage dressing, fresh cranberry sauce with spices and orange zest, and dinner rolls from Seattle’s Macrina Bakery. There’s even a Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie Kit! Place your order by November 17th for delivery or in-store store pick up on the 22nd and 23rd.

 

Last stop is a little slice of Italy called DeLaurenti. DeLaurenti Food & Wine is your one-stop shop for truly authentic Italian items. For this dinner, Kyle is in search of parmesan cheese, charcuterie and fresh cut pasta, in this case linguini for the shrimp dish.  He makes sure to visit this popular spot at least once per week which is an easy walk when you reside at The Emerald. If you are preparing a beautiful spread for the holidays, DeLaurenti recommends these 12 cheeses complete with pairings. For a beautiful start to your Friendsgiving, try some Carboncino paired with crackers and a light Pal-Ale or a bottle of NV Andreola Bollé Vino Spumante Rosato Extra Dry from Pike and Western Wine Shop. For a main dish with all the seasonal flavors, be sure to pick up some Butternut Squash Ravioli to top with Brown Butter Sage Sauce. Find the recipe here.

 

Back at the Emerald, Brook and Kyle begin to prepare their meal featuring shrimp pasta as well as bruschetta and a nice charcuterie.  Now it’s time to relax, have a few glasses of wine and a delicious meal, all set to the stunning backdrop of water, Mt. Rainier and the Seattle skyline.

 

Watch for more local flavor as we highlight some of our favorite local attractions in our blog series, “A Day In The Life”. Experience guided video adventures by joining us on Instagram at @theemeraldseattle and following along as Brooke walks us through some of our ownership perks, get updates on Seattle’s new waterfront  and peruse picnic tips.

 

We invite you to explore The Emerald’s location, steps from the iconic Pike Place Market featuring 9-acres of amenities and 220+ independently owned shops and restaurants. It’s always an exciting day in the life when you live at The Emerald.  We’re now 70% sold! Take advantage of The Emerald’s incredible location by finding your move-in-ready home today and start exploring our remaining one-bedroom homes priced from $499k!

Location, Location, Location – 10 Defining Reasons to Choose The Emerald

Above the City. Beside the Water. In real estate, location matters. And at The Emerald, location continues to top the list of reasons to call our luxury highrise community – “home”. Designed with one goal in mind: to make it the perfect living space for you, The Emerald is 70% sold. Move-in residences are available with 1-bedroom prices starting from $499,000! Our premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle and steps from the waterfront, combining all of the things you’re looking for in one sleek package, making it the ideal living space to enjoy the best of Seattle year-round. Here are just 10 reasons you’ll love calling this location home.

 

The Emerald Seattle Condominiums

 

Pike Place is our Playground. The Emerald is located just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, steps from the waterfront and surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. Pike Place offers nine-acres of world-class shopping, famous bites, farmer’s market finds, fine dining, year-round entertainment and more. In fact, The Market is made up of 500+ small businesses. Whether you visit daily or have never been, you are sure to discover something new like catching a show at the Can Can Culinary Cabaret or a comedy show from Unexpected Productions. Even Thrillist knows our neighborhood is the best spot to spend your weekends. The recent feature highlights several walkable spots within close proximity to our community.

 

The Waterfront is Yours. Just about a block and a half from The Emerald, the Waterfront Project is creating a more accessible and livable waterfront in an effort to offer more pedestrian spaces connecting Seattle’s central core to the water, making all that’s in the works an exciting new amenity of our community at The Emerald.  Enjoy a video tour of the waterfront from above with Brooke and tap into the latest milestones like the recent progress of Overlook Walk.

 

Easy Rollin’. Our downtown Seattle location offers dozens of convenient public transportation options, from light rail to buses and even electric bikes. Two-wheel travelers will love the 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle. This lane now runs uninterrupted along 4th Avenue from Vine Street in Belltown down to Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. Future plans include connecting a new 2-way bike path along the Seattle waterfront near The Emerald that will serve commuters, visitors and families. Scooters are also a convenient way to hop on and get rolling. And, it’s easy to find your next scooting adventure around the neighborhood with Seattle’s Scooter Share program. One of our favorite Seattle streets to scoot is Second Avenue found at The Emerald’s doorstep.

 

You Can Walk There. From daily conveniences to cultural gems and day trips from the nearby Seattle Ferry Terminal, you’ll cherish our walkable waterfront location in downtown Seattle. Seattle’s downtown holds many of the city’s must-see spots, including the Seattle Art Museum, the Rem Koolhaas–designed Seattle Public Library’s Central Library, the Seattle Center Monorail, Pike Place Market and Pier 62 – the city’s most scenic new cultural destination with ongoing waterfront events. Enjoy a walking tour from The Emerald to favorite spots at nearby Pike Place Market with Brooke Kavieff in this vlog feature: ‘A Day in the Life with Brooke’.

 

Commute Friendly. With dozens of public transportation options, from light rail to buses and electric bikes, downtown Seattle is an ideal place to commute car-free. From our central location, you’ll be near the ever-growing tech campuses and offices in South Lake Union, along with freeway access that puts SeaTac International Airport less than 30 minutes away. Top employers in close proximity to The Emerald include: Google, Amazon, F5, Oracle, Nordstrom (Corporate), Accenture, Apple, and Microsoft with a convenient shuttle blocks away. And if you work remotely, we’ve got the perfect floor plan for you! Working from home has never looked so good. At The Emerald, bright spaces with window frontage and expansive views were created with you in mind.

 

“During design we considered ways to make units feel more expansive.  One way is maximizing opportunities for expansive views, but another was thinking about spaces that could open onto others. To us it suggested there were rooms “around the corner” from other rooms providing a sense of a larger unit.  That’s what I like about the southeast units – the little spaces right round the corner from a main space.”  ~ JULIA NAGELE Hewitt, Principal, Director of Design – Architecture

 

You Can Ferry There. Venturing on the water is easy from our iconic downtown address. Hop on a ferry today and start exploring nearby destinations. Throw on your sunglasses, grab a towel, and enjoy a ride across Elliott Bay on the West Seattle Water Taxi from nearby Pier 50 to spend a day at Alki Beach or take in the Pacific Northwest beauty of a Bainbridge Island ferry ride from the middle of downtown Seattle. The journey is stunning, but the destination this ferry ride grants you is even better. This easy escape from the city offers up opportunity to unplug with scenic vistas, beautiful trails, ultra-local wine tasting, and outdoor adventures. From fine food to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 

A Delicious Downtown. Nearby iconic Seattle staples include Biscuit Bitch, The Pink Door, Le Pichet, the original Starbucks, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Moore Coffee Shop, and Serious Pie. All of these are Seattle originals and boast a serious following. It really is a delicious time to be in downtown. Our Seattle location has also been stacked with new restaurant openings. Be sure to view what’s new to add some more Seattle flavor to your agenda.

 

The Best Neighbors (with Perks). Our location features local culture and the best neighbors that help you celebrate year-round. Just across Stewart Street from each other, The Emerald owners will enjoy perks from Thompson Hotel in an exclusive partnership. Both current and future owners will delight in curated food and beverage experiences, including discounted meals at Conversation, Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, plus a secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s striking rooftop bar and lounge. Join us on Instagram @theemeraldseattle for our ‘Day in the Life’ vlog and watch Olga Dyckman join Brooke Kavieff to give us the grand tour of perks at Thompson and The Nest.

 

More incredible neighbors include the Seattle Art Museum which features global art collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world; the award-winning nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle’s largest downtown green space on the waterfront which is covered in monumental artworks ; and the Asian Art Museum which is breaking boundaries to offer a thematic exploration of art from the world’s largest continent.

 

Waterfront Views. Outstanding views are another bonus of our location. When you are seeking some epic water views, book a tour of The Emerald’s Panoramic 05 & 06 Stacks – the best remaining residences with water views. Panoramic 05 is a large southwest corner one-bedroom residence with views of Elliot Bay, West Seattle, Mt. Rainier, the stadiums, Pike Place Market and the Olympic Mountains. This is our only Mt. Rainier view floorplan with the exception of penthouses! The Panoramic 06 is a one-bedroom with a fully unobstructed western facing view which features a large living room ideal for entertaining. Panoramic 06 views include Elliot Bay, West Seattle, Pike Place and the Olympic Mountain range.

 

City Views. When the lights go down in the city, we have the perfect view for you! Book a tour of our Panoramic 02 & 04 stacks which provide the best city views. Panoramic 02 is the largest one-bedroom with den at The Emerald. The den has a dramatic corridor view down Second Avenue to Smith Tower, which at one time was the tallest building on the West Coast! It’s especially beautiful at night when the city is all lit up. Panoramic 04 is a one-bedroom with den boasting south-western exposure, which is ideal for those who want to maximize sunlight in their home throughout the day. This plan enjoys the best of both worlds for people who want a city and a water view. The city lights are gorgeous at night with The Seattle Great Wheel lit up and the glow of the lights can be viewed down to the stadium and Port of Seattle.

 

Lucky for you, you can still take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a slice of the exclusive Pike-Market neighborhood. The Emerald is now 70% sold and 1-bedroom prices start from $499,000 with move-in ready residences now available, it’s the perfect time to secure your home. Emerald brings a level of elegance and grace to this culturally rich and historic area, and it allows for true, walkable urban living that puts you and your loved ones right where all the action is. Just a few minutes from Pike Place Market and with countless producers, boutiques, fine dining and other experiences at your disposal, The Emerald is truly the pinnacle of luxury living in downtown Seattle.

Homeowners Share Reasons To Call Our Community Home

The Emerald is more than 70% sold and has welcomed many homeowners to a prime location that enjoys the best of downtown Seattle – just one block from Pike Place Market. Studios are now sold out and only two NE Corner 2-bedroom residences remain, excluding the Penthouse Collection. With 1-bedroom prices starting from $499,000 and move-in ready residences now available, it’s the perfect time to secure your home and move in before the holidays. Select from 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom + den and the final 2-bedroom plans.

 

The Emerald Seattle Penthouse Condominiums Downtown

 

There is no better location in Seattle than the Emerald, just steps away from the reimagined waterfront, with spectacular views of Elliot Bay and the Seattle Great Wheel!  ~ Homeowner, Michael B.

 

Homeowner, Ken H. has this to say about calling The Emerald home:

 

I love the diverse selection of materials, from stone and polished concrete to the way it flows into the recessed lighting and flooring. It all works beautifully. The 39th floor space is spectacular – the views, separated seating areas and furnishings are among the best in the city.

 

The incredibly solid construction, high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows are my favorite features. The views are always changing – aircraft on final approach, cruise ships on the Sound, snowcapped mountains, and spectacular sunsets… Does it get any better?

 

Convenience to shopping, restaurants and services is terrific from The Emerald.  Endless City and Sound views are spectacular as well.

 

Residences 1701 and 2001 are the last remaining two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes at The Emerald, excluding our Penthouse Collection. These sought-after corner homes feature ~1,189 square feet with spacious interiors wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows with North, West and East-facing exposure that invite expansive water views by day and beautiful city lights by night.

 

The functional layouts include a collection of high-end features such as a spacious walk-in closet in the primary bedroom, an expanded vanity in the bathroom, Latch smart door locks, 9+ foot ceiling heights, and one assigned parking space.

 

Tour the last of our 2-bedroom floor plans virtually – here.

 

“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.” ~ Homeowner, Sydney K.

 

Designed by ASH NYC, the Penthouse Collection at The Emerald ranges from $1.857M-$10.9M. We invite you to contact us to schedule your private in-person or virtual tour of our model residences today.

 

*Photo credit: A gorgeous kitchen view captured and shared by homeowner, Ken H.

Fill Your Autumn Agenda with Seattle Events Close to Home

We’re falling in love with the new season in Seattle where experiences start mere steps from home. The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle’s new waterfront, and close to all the action. Start exploring the best of the season with these local to-do’s on the autumn agenda.

 

Seattle Waterfront Fall Events

 

Seattle’s architecture and art scene is second to none. Join Under the Space Needle: Seattle Art Walk tour, where you’ll get to see incredible works and get to know Seattle a bit better. Discover Seattle’s amazing art and architecture hidden in plain sight with a local, knowledgeable guide. Your tour starts in downtown Seattle, known for its creative architectural feats and styles, from historic to modern.

 

Pier 62 awaits with a full range of fitness, wellness, public art and performance programming, check the schedule to see what’s next.  Take in a sunset on Seattle’s Schooner, enjoy some oysters at Pier 54, hone your Instagram skills and strike a pose at the Seattle Selfie Museum or tour the Waterfront Whiskey Distillery – it’s all happening on the Seattle waterfront.

 

Explore a gallery space featuring all local BIPOC artists and creators during Belltown Art Walk, held every second Friday of each month. Multiple locations throughout the downtown and Belltown area open up their spaces to showcase artists and their works. Upcoming dates include September 9th, October 14th and November 11th.

 

Dine in a gondola 200 feet above the Salish Sea. Assemble 4 people, friends or family and make reservations for the dinner experience of a lifetime at Seattle’s Great Wheel along the Seattle waterfront.

 

Toast to autumn atop it all at Smith Tower Observatory. Less than a mile from The Emerald, you can experience the iconic, world-famous observatory with its historic exhibits, Otis elevators, stunning 360-degree views of Seattle, and open-air viewing deck. Watch for their fall special drinks at the thirty-fifth-floor bar as you explore the intriguing menu and amazing views.

 

Join Seattle Aquarium for fun activities open to all ages. The focus of each event varies from learning to storytelling and art, see event details by date for more. Events on September 23rd + 30th will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

 

Catch 8 local food trucks, 20 craft breweries and live entertainment all day long during Trucktoberfest Beer Festival on October 1st at the SLU Discovery Center in South Lake Union.

 

Plan to catch a Kraken game this season and cheer on our local hockey team. Just over a mile from The Emerald, getting to the Climate Pledge Arena is easy! For most major events they’ll have a bike valet for convenient and safe bike storage, 3 parking garages located on Seattle Center Campus, and you can also hop on the Metro and be there in ~20 minutes.

 

Enjoy a fall bike ride from The Emerald. Layer up and pop over to Olympic Sculpture Park. Start your journey by spying the Seattle fall foliage unfolding, then follow the Elliott Bay Trail through Myrtle Edwards Park as you try to spot eagles, gulls, and crows. Continue through Centennial Park as you take in views of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and Olympic Mountains. Pedal all the way to Elliott Bay Marina at Smith Cove Park, which is a great spot to take in fall colors where crimson trees are brilliant against the turquoise waters and Seattle’s skyline shines.

 

Get into the spirit. Learn some local haunted history and book a tour with Seattle Terrors at Pike Place Market. “Fat Lady Barber” is a well-known, darker tale from Pike Place Market. Fat Lady Barber is known for walking around at night and singing customers to sleep in order to steal money and valuables out of their pockets. Today cleaners at the market say they have heard someone singing lullabies to them when they are alone at the market. Arthur Goodwin was a nephew of the developer of Pike Place Market who later ran the market as its director. Some say you can still see Goodwin upstairs in the library, looking down on the market or swinging a golf club where his office used to be.

 

Be blown away at the Glass Artist Showcase on October 16th, showcasing Pike Place Market’s glass artists featuring an array of work by skilled glassblowers, flame workers, fused glass artists and more.

 

Taste the best of Seattle during Seattle Restaurant Week. SRA runs from October 23rd – November 5th and gives diners a unique chance to celebrate our culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food. Enjoy curated menus at restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups, and more across greater Seattle.

 

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the whole family at Pike Place Market’s Harvest Festival on October 29th. Bring the kids and even your furry friends for a day of fall fun across all 9-acres. Meet the producers, enjoy live music, kids’ activities, pop-up murals, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade for kids and pets!

 

Celebrate the spooky season on The Strangest Seattle Tour, a one of kind journey through time. The tour begins at Pike Place Market, continues through Belltown and ends on Pier 66. Explore the Emerald City through the art of storytelling and a real time adventure walking one mile through the streets, stairwells, and storefronts that reflect the mystery and spirit of a Seattle that is still a great work in progress.

 

Join an opening night event to get a first look at the pieces and meet the artists and collectors included in the fifth exhibition for the Seattle NFT Museum on November 4th. The Seattle NFT Museum’s purpose is to serve, educate, and connect the thriving NFT community in the Pacific Northwest.

 

The Annual Magic in the Market kicks off the holiday season at Pike Place Market to celebrate the 27th annual Magic in the Market. You will find holiday spirit across all 9-acres on this unforgettable day on November 26th.

 

There’s no better spot to enjoy the best of Seattle. Take advantage of The Emerald’s incredible location by finding your home today and start exploring what each season offers, just steps from your front door.

 

 

Photo by Samantha Sun on Unsplash

Tour the Evolving Seattle Waterfront from Above

Join Brooke, Sales Manager at The Emerald, as she explains the latest amenity milestones and what’s to come along the ever-evolving Seattle waterfront. A natural in front of the camera, Brooke begins this video tour high above it all filming from one of our beautiful one-bedroom condominiums on the 33rd floor. This “05” stack home offers an amazing vantage point to watch the progress along the waterfront unfold.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Brooke’s entire video, enjoy the tour. We’ve summarized some key points below for your convenience!

 

The Waterfront Project is creating a more accessible and livable waterfront in an effort to offer more pedestrian spaces connecting the city core down to the water. Once at the waterfront, the emphasis is to create a more livable and enjoyable space for all.

 

The first portion, the new seawall, was completed in 2017.  This new seawall serves as the foundation for the new waterfront, and it has some really nice features for the ecosystem. Salmon migrate through that area, so they have used materials and have designed it in a way that creates a healthier habitat for the sea. A sidewalk has also been incorporated to facilitate and encourage waterfront pedestrian activity.

 

In 2018 we saw the addition of the Washington Street Habitat Beach, a beach that anyone can enjoy for fun, great for picnics or to get your feet wet. If you are familiar with the waterfront, you know that before this beach was added, there really wasn’t anything on the water until you get to the Olympic Sculpture Park, which is on the north side of the city. This addition is almost complete and many are excited about this new venue.

 

In 2019, an above ground two-story highway was rerouted underground into a tunnel that now runs underneath the waterfront – hugely beautifying the waterfront and definitely making it much, much more enjoyable and accessible.

 

The next portion of the project that was completed was Pier 62.  You can tell which one it is because it has a soccer field on top. This pier was designed to be a flexible park space, with numerous events daily. The Waterfront Park website highlight activities offered such as free yoga, free dance classes, food truck round-ups, live music and even the regional Salish Tribe sharing traditional songs and stories with visitors.

 

Future plans call for a sidewalk that runs along the waterfront, expanding it and making it more like a promenade. They’re also adding a bike lane, more greenery and park spaces for kids to play, in an effort to create a pedestrian-friendly setting for all. These present and future improvements will make connecting by foot to your favorite sporting events extremely convenient. It’s very Seattle.

 

The Overlook Walk portion of the waterfront is another project that is currently under construction which will connect Pike Place Market to the Seattle Aquarium. There’s going to be some fun spaces for kids, various slides that can take them from the top of the walk, down to the bottom where the aquarium is located. Food and beverage vendors will also be incorporated. Overlook Walk boasts a modern design and will have some great views.

 

Other additions will include a new pedestrian bridge from the common ferry terminal that will take people over to Western Avenue. There will also be one more new pier, Pier 58 – located between the aquarium and The Great Wheel. This new pier will be in the shape of a triangle and will have a grove of trees, nice seating, and kids play area.

 

All this is just about a block and a half from The Emerald making all that’s in the works an exciting new amenity of our community.  Contact Brooke at Sales@TheEmeraldSeattle.com for an in-person or virtual tour soon to explore the new collection of modern high-rise condominiums rising above an iconic downtown address at Second and Stewart.