Capitol Hill Craftsman For Rent: $3,950

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This lovely Craftsman on north Capitol Hill street is now available for rent! This two story home with a basemen, has been remodeled in keeping with the charm of the turn of the century. The kitchen is a state of the art , with an island for sitting and talking with the cook, gas stove , and the kitchen overlooks the back yard that features a wonderful Play set outside. Hardwood floors throughout the first and second floor, and lower level has a family room and an additional bedroom. If you’re interested in this or other Seattle rentals contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4//2
Price: $3,950

Two New Developers Begin Apartment Construction this Summer on 14th & Republican

There is a new apartment project being planned on Capitol Hill, on the corner of 14th Ave E & E Republican Street, that is said to be for renters looking for a boutique building to live in, with retail and a great walkable score. According to the Daily Journal of Commerce, new developers¬† John Schack and Dugan Earl have formed a development and consulting¬† company in the Seattle area called Revolve, and will begin construction on their first project this summer. Finding the perfect site for the proposed 35 unit 4 story apartment complex wasn’t easy. The dynamic due apparently spent 6 months analyzing¬† some 150 sites on Capitol Hill, Fremont, Ballard, Columbia City and West Seattle; all urban areas predicted to continue blossoming with renters. 14th and republican st

While they were knee deep in the search, they ran into a road block, and a big one at that. According to Schack, “once a property is listed, it’s blood in the water for piranhas.” They found themselves coming in second, and being beat to the punch when expressing interest in any given project, so they found an alternative option. They approached sites that were of interest to them that were off-market, and purchased a 10,183-square-foot Capitol Hill site in November 2011 that is soon to be the home of their first project. The building will have 33 one bedroom units, 2 studios, and 19 stalls for below ground parking, a courtyard for entertainment, and a roof top deck. For more news to come on when the project will be leasing units, visit Revolve’s news blog.

Apodment Boom Frusterates Capitol Hill Residents

Have you noticed the surge in micro-housing in your neighborhood? Many Capitol Hill residents have expressed their frustration with this growing trend that packs dozens of small apartments, (generally 150 sf in size- and no that is not a typo!) into one building, which shared living quarters and private bath. According to Kiro News, a dozen or so of these buildings have popped up on the Hill, and neighbors are expressing their concerns that cramming these residents into the tiny spaces is degrading to their traditional community.

On Monday night, a group of 100 concerned neighbors came together to make themselves heard at a public meeting, where they stated their frustration for these aPodments, pint sized rooms available for around $600 a month. One issue that was addressed, is that the layout of these buildings may allow developers to sidestep a design review process, and neighbors want the city council to put a halt on the development until further regulations are put in place. Is there a need for this so called “micro-housing” within our neighborhoods? We’d love to hear your opinion!