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.

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.

The Emerald Reaches 70% Sold, Launching Summer of Savings

Marking a milestone of 70% sold, The Emerald is making it easier than ever to own a piece of Seattle’s defining address in the center of downtown – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, steps from the waterfront and surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. For a limited time, The Emerald is offering a summer of savings incentive which includes 20 homes discounted by 10%. Recently awarded Development of the Year by Seattle Agent Magazine, you don’t want to miss this chance to call our address home. Move-in luxury condominiums are available now. Eligible homes must be in contract by August 31st, 2022 to receive the incentive.

 

Here’s a peek at some sample savings on select homes of up to $130,000! Contact sales for your personal tour soon and claim your savings this summer. Move-in homes are available!

 

Residence 1006, ~569 sq ft, studio

  • Originally $444,000 – now $394,000
  • Total savings: $50,000

 

Residence 708, ~648 sq ft, 1-bed, 1-bath

  • Originally $564,000 – now $499,000
  • Total savings: $65,000

 

Residence 2001, ~1,189 sq ft, 2-bed, 2-bath

  • Originally $1,309,000 – now $1,179,000
  • Total savings: $130,000

 

 

 

The City Collection on floors 4-16 of The Emerald offers styled and smart homes with refined finishes and open floor plans. These homes also offer a variety of views that range from energetic cityscapes to vibrant Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront.

 

 

The Panoramic Collection on floors 17-33 occupies the middle and upper floors of the tower. These residences are filled with incredible views that look across the entire city, to the Puget Sound and the islands and mountain ranges beyond.

 

The Emerald delivers highly curated amenities thoughtfully designed to enhance the building’s premier location and breathtaking unobstructed views. All Emerald residents enjoy access to a full-floor indoor outdoor rooftop amenity deck and Olympic Room, an impressive double-height glass-encased club room with catering kitchen and indoor and outdoor lounge and firepits opening to the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. A third-floor indoor and outdoor amenity space designed with vibrant exposure to Second Avenue provides owners an outdoor pet run, pet spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and guest suite. Additionally, as a result of an exclusive partnership with adjacent luxury boutique hotel, Thompson Seattle, all Emerald owners enjoy a uniquely curated food and beverage experience made up of discounted meals at Conversation, Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, and a secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s striking rooftop bar and lounge.

 

 

* The Summer Savings promotional discount is valid on select homes. Not valid on existing contracts. This offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. The incentive promotion is applicable only to primary and second home purchases and is valid only on contracts ratified and mutually accepted by August 31, 2022. Visitors must register their broker during their first visit.

The Penthouse Collection Unveiling at The Emerald

The Emerald recently celebrated a private VIP unveiling of the two new penthouse model homes curated by ASH NYC with 40 hand selected brokers for a first look inside our Penthouse Collection. Our model home design partners at ASH Staging, a division of ASH NYC, known for combining historically compatible disciplines under one roof—including design, development, hotels, staging and products—have marked the company’s debut in Seattle at The Emerald. Breaking away from the staging mantras of neutrality, instead the design team has created something new, site-specific, and carefully layered reflecting of the natural landscape and views at The Emerald.

 

 

Guests were treated to complimentary valet parking at our neighboring Thompson Hotel where The Emerald shares an exclusive partnership full of custom perks for residents. The evening was intimate and delightful with light fare, including cooking demonstrations of Asparagus & Parmesan Risotto and wine pairings provided by our Pike Place Market neighbors at Kitchen & Market, a specialty grocery store offering chef-inspired meal kits and prepared foods. Penthouse floors 34 through 38 at The Emerald offer one of the most exceptional living experiences in Seattle. These coveted homes feature our most spacious floor plans and are meticulously designed with elevated finishes, bespoke kitchens, lavish bathrooms, ceiling heights from approximately 10’ and higher, along with floor-to-ceiling windows filled with panoramic views. Photographer, Miles Fowler photographed the events of the evening. View the gallery here.

 

 

 

 

Our Featured Penthouse Residences include:

 

Penthouse Residence Model 3702

This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom ~1,455 square feet penthouse home showcases eastern exposure with expansive city views. Starting from $2,139,000.

 

Penthouse Residence Model 3704

This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom ~1,779 square feet southwest corner penthouse home boasts Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, Great Wheel, West Seattle and Elliott Bay views. Starting from $3,739,000.

 

Penthouse Residence 3705

This 2 Bedroom + Den, 2.5 Bathroom ~1,601 square feet penthouse is a northwest corner home with Olympic Mountain Range, Elliott Bay, Great Wheel, West Seattle and Space Needle views. Priced at $3,999,000.

 

The product of inspired collaboration between some of the top minds in architecture and design, including Julia Nagele, Director of Design – Architecture and Susan Marinello of renowned design firms Hewitt and Susan Marinello Interiors, the Penthouse living spaces at The Emerald boast 10’+ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views, and wide-plank European white oak hardwood flooring. A culinary kitchen features custom wood cabinetry with integrated lighting, natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, Miele® appliances, and Dornbracht® polished chrome faucets. Step into a bath suite and relish in the radiant heated natural stone flooring and a soak in a Kohler® bathtub or enjoy the Mudset natural stone shower floor with full-height natural stone tile and glass enclosure. Second and third bathrooms also feature bathtubs by Maxx®. Refined finishes include custom wood cabinetry, natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, natural stone flooring and wall tile, TOTO® elongated toilets with washlet seats, plus Dornbracht® polished chrome bath and shower fixtures.

 

The Emerald is Seattle’s most talked about luxury tower, one block from Pike Place Market. We invite you to book your private tour of the building, amenities and new luxury penthouse models, and see for yourself why our community was recently awarded Development of the Year for the 2022 Seattle Agents’ Choice Awards.

Milestone Moments: The Emerald Tops Market Dollars in 2021 Sales

As we move into a fresh year, we’re recapping real estate market trends and looking forward to a successful new year.

 

 

According to Polaris Pacific, West Coast leader in high-density real estate sales and marketing, median prices in West Coast markets are showing strength as we greet 2022. Extraordinarily low condo supply is driving median price levels throughout the west. Rounding out last year in December 2021, Seattle’s median sales price was $655,000 with 295 closings – up 2.4% over the previous year while months of inventory was 1.9, down over 53% from the previous year.

 

While Seattle area low-rise and mid-rise buildings both showed a negative annual price per square foot change in 2021, alternatively high-rise buildings of 13 stories or more (such as The Emerald) rose by 6.9%. Furthering sales momentum, Seattle showed less supply of unsold, new condominiums on the market (33.7 percent decrease from 2020) while demand for housing remained high. The median price in Seattle during the three months ending November 30th was $654,975, unchanged from November 2020.

 

Following record sales with a successful first-half of 2021, totaling $50M in sales in the first two quarters, The Emerald’s continued transaction velocity confirms its position as the city’s most attractive downtown residential high-rise available to buyers in today’s current market, as reported in The Registry Pacific Northwest Real Estate.

 

Indicating a strong luxury market, we’re pleased to share news that The Emerald had 2 of the top 5 highest priced Seattle condo sales in 2021, noting that these milestone sales also ranked The Emerald among properties with the highest price per square foot – upwards of $2,200. 

 

Often described as the perfect balance between convenience and luxury, between Penthouse offerings at The Emerald and continued market demand resulting in high dollar sales success, there are several key factors that set us apart from other new construction properties, which include:

 

  • A premiere address one block from Pike Place Market and Seattle’s new waterfront destination
  • Stellar architecture designed by a female-led team, Julia Nagele, Principal, Director of Design – Architecture of Seattle-based Hewitt Architects, with stunning interiors by local interior designer Susan Marinello of Susan Marinello Interiors
  • Soaring 10-foot plus ceiling heights, expansive windows and ample natural light to showcase unrivaled 360-degree vistas
  • Breathtaking panoramic and unobstructed views of the Puget Sound, the Olympics, Bainbridge Island and more

 

“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 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.

 

 

 

*Stats sources: NWMLS, Polaris Pacific. PSF dollar amounts are for buildings built after 2004