Leschi Contemporary Rental: $4,500

leschi rental

This contemporary masterpiece is nestled against the forested foothills of Leschi, and features a spectacular rooftop terrace with panoramic views! This 4 bed 3 bath rental home is mere steps to the waterfront, parks, shopping and minutes to downtown Seattle. The home features hardwood flooring throughout, radiant heat, a commercial grade elevator, and security system. There is a gourmet kitchen with slab granite counters and top appliances. This home also includes a 5 piece master suite in marble. If you’re interested in this home, or other Seattle rentals please contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4//3
Price: $4,500

Walton Loft Apartments Coming to Belltown

The Schuster Group has scooped up land on the corner of First and Vine, and is planning a 132 unit 12 story apartment complex, with 75 underground parking stalls. Walton Lofts will be right across the street from the Millionaire’s Club, Bang Bang Cafe, and a hop skip and a jump to the Belltown Cottage Park (which played a role in the building’s design process) and Rudy’s Barber Shop.

Photo courtesy of the Schuster Group

Photo courtesy of the Schuster Group

The land is currently a parking lot at the corner of Vine Street, and VIA Architecture and Shoesmith Architects are the building designers. Vine street has been designated a “green street” along with 16 others around town, non arterial roads that are designated to providing pedestrian gathering spaces, and more trees and landscaping than other city blocks. Walton Lofts is planning to have trees and shrubs on site, and wider sidewalks along Western to create more hang out areas. For more information on the project, visit the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Tips To Find the Perfect First Rental

Thinking about moving out of mom and dad’s basement? Sometimes the thought of packing up and moving out can be just as exhausting as the experience, and the search for the right rental for you can be a long process. Thankfully our friends over at Zillow have put together some tips on ways to make the search a simpler process for the first time renter.  The first step on the list is to determine a comfortable price range for yourself, and your roommates if you’re planning on moving with others. rent

Now that you’re looking into costs, and determining what kind of rental suites your needs, it’s time to start saving. Security deposits can be expensive, as well as pet deposits, and the cost of moving your belongings can add up as well, depending on the distance of the move, among other things. You’ll also need to narrow down which neighborhood you’ll want to live in, and what qualities are most important to you in your surroundings. Is there public transportation nearby, how is the school district, is there a park or grocery store in the area? Be sure to be realistic as well, you may want to live in a roomy 3 bedroom condo, but is it feasible within your budget? For more tips on easing your home search, visit your local real estate company.

SCCC Makes Room For Student Housing on Broadway

Apparently Seattle University isn’t the only school with plans in the works to expand their student housing. Seattle Central Community College is also busy at work towards utilizing some of their Broadway property as student housing. Seattle Central’s President has told Capitol Hill Seattle president that the college has an interest in a partnership with Capitol Hill Housing, and is currently exploring new ways to expand their student housing. apartment

The Seattle Community College District put in a mail center for the College on Broadway a few years back, and in a recent Capitol Hill Housing board meeting, plans for the building were brought to light. SCCC intends to partner with Capitol Hill Housing to develop that space into a six story student housing  building, with the first floor dedicated for commercial space. Stay tuned for future updates on the building’s progression!

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!

New Apartments Planned for Western & Vine

According to the Seattle Times, Seattle’s Schulster Group has recently put in the paperwork with City Planners for a proposed 12-story apartment building on the corner of Western & Vine Street in Belltown. The proposal is for a 132 unit apartment building that also includes 75 underground parking stalls.

The property is currently a parking lot owned Skyway Luggage. According to the Times, the Design Review Board is tentatively scheduled to review the project January 8th. Stay tuned for future updates!

Does Your Rental Have An Unappealing View? Tips For Disguising It!

The great thing about Seattle neighborhoods is that there is almost always a view of something beautiful around the corner from your home; but that can also mean that your direct view isn’t the greatest. Many rentals, especially those homes with rental basements or mother in law apartment rentals can have a view of a warped neighbor’s yard, or better yet your  unattractive neighbor’s living room, who without fail loves to do yoga in tiny neon spandex around the time your hosting happy hour. Thankfully Zillow has come to the rescue with some great ideas to disguise your unappealing view, and turn it around to something worth staring at.

Window coverings, such as curtains or shutters, especially when they’re working together can block out the background, and dress up the window area. Custom shades can run a little higher, but might be worth it for full coverage views. Also if replacing the window itself isn’t an option, a fun way to blur views is with decorative window film that is applied right to the glass, especially around the holidays! If you have a knack for plants, you could install some shelving in front of the windows and disperse with light craving plants. You could also create the same affect with a large hanging plant, or a large drooping vine. For more information on other tips to disguise your unsightly view, visit Zillow’s Tips & Advise Blog.

Does Your Rental Have An Unappealing View? Tips For Disguising It!

The great thing about Seattle neighborhoods is that there is almost always a view of something beautiful around the corner from your home; but that can also mean that your direct view isn’t the greatest. Many rentals, especially those homes with rental basements or mother in law apartment rentals can have a view of a warped neighbor’s yard, or better yet your  unattractive neighbor’s living room, who without fail loves to do yoga in tiny neon spandex around the time your hosting happy hour. Thankfully Zillow has come to the rescue with some great ideas to disguise your unappealing view, and turn it around to something worth staring at.

Window coverings, such as curtains or shutters, especially when they’re working together can block out the background, and dress up the window area. Custom shades can run a little higher, but might be worth it for full coverage views. Also if replacing the window itself isn’t an option, a fun way to blur views is with decorative window film that is applied right to the glass, especially around the holidays! If you have a knack for plants, you could install some shelving in front of the windows and disperse with light craving plants. You could also create the same affect with a large hanging plant, or a large drooping vine. For more information on other tips to disguise your unsightly view, visit Zillow’s Tips & Advise Blog.