Another Downtown Apartment Planned; Inspired By Viaduct

The Alaskan Way Viaduct isn’t scheduled to be completely torn down well into 2016, but plans for the waterfront redevelopment for City officials and businesses are already in the works. According to the Seattle Times, city permit records indicate that Harbor Urban has approached Seattle planners to discuss building a 16-story apartment or condo tower on property that’s now under viaduct soil. This is the first big development proposal to leak in the viaduct corridor thus far, since the tunnel was approved last year.

The Harbor Urban site is located on University between Alaskan Way & Western, which is currently a parking lot near the Harbor Steps but when they demolish the viaduct, the property has potential to gain significant value. Any particular property there has the potential to gain unobscured views of Elliot Bay and the Olympics. City and business leaders are already constructing and planning improvements to the waterfront boulevard and devising a $400 million dollar plan that includes parks, a beach and a public swimming pool. Harbor Urban is planning for 165 apartments or condos with 8,000 sf ground floor retail, and room for 130 parking stalls, and their building would ideally comply with current zoning and building limits, (which limits the building height to 160 feet). For further information on plans for the waterfront and future downtown waterfront living, visit the Seattle Times.

Windermere Home For Rent in October: $5,250

Have you wondered what it would be like to live in the Windermere neighborhood overlooking Lake Washington, but want to test it out for a while before you look into buying? We’ve found the perfect rental for you! This 4 bed, 3.25 bath home is available  from October 2012 to June of 2013, with expansive lake and mountain views. This home is completely furnished in a great neighborhood with beach club access. The bathrooms have been recently remodeled, as has the kitchen, and 4 fireplaces. The private yard is completely fenced in, with a sizable patio, and garden area. The residence is close to the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s hospital, as well as Windermere Park and Magnuson Park. The residence is also secured with neighborhood patrol. For more information on this listing, or others in the area visit Ewing & Clark.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4/3.25
Price: $5,250

Seattle Designer Gives Her Tudor a Makeover

When Seattle Designer Judy Tall finalized her divorce, she packed up her belongings in Mercer Island and began the move to her newly purchased Tudor in Denny Blaine. According to the Seattle Times, she fell in love with the neighborhood and her master bedroom with an abundance of natural light, but wasn’t 100% sold on the rest of the place. She waited a year before remodeling, and says that “you have to know how you live in a house, and what works and what doesn’t.”

Photo Courtesy of Seattle Times, Tall’s expansive master bedroom

Before Tall became an interior designer she was an acupuncturist, and tries to brings elements of healing into play with her design concepts. She told the Times that whether you’re moving into a new space, or someone recently moved out or in, there are several emotions that come into play when redesigning or remodeling your home. Tall said that a large portion of her clientele chooses to remodel because they’re going through a life transition, and that’s just what she was going through when she decided to redo her home in Denny Blaine. From her choice in tranquil paint colors, to the picture rail below the coved ceiling, Tall tried to make each and every room in the place more cozy and comfortable for her to live in. She believes that every change serves a purpose, and should bring great joy to a living space. For more information about her Tudor design, visit the Seattle Times.

For Rent: Laurenhurst Waterfront Home

This Jim Olson designed waterfront home in the Laurelhurst neighborhood has stunning architectural craftsmanship with strong horizontal lines, steel detailing and huge walls of glass. The home has a stunning entryway, with high ceilings and an open floor plan. The lower level of the house has a wonderful walk out to the Lake Washington waterfront, with your own brand new teak dock out to the jet-ski lifts, and boat dock area. This home is located near Laurelhurst Park, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Union Bay. For more information on this Laurelhurst listing with Western exposure, please visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4/3.25
List Price: $16,000

SDOT Offers Free Parking Sunday for Mother’s Day

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the City of Seattle are in collaboration with a handful of waterfront restaurants and parking operators to give a salute to their mothers and offer free parking for up to 4 hours this Sunday, from 9am-7pm. The promotion is one of several steps WSDOT and the Seattle Department of transportation are taking to make up for lost off-street parking closures due to the State Route 99 tunnel construction and other work along the waterfront. This Sunday, the waterfront area will be open for business during construction, and visitors taking their Mother’s out can take advantage of more than 1,100 free parking spaces. Parking is available at 5 participating parking facilities, waterfront restaurants are validating parking for many of their lots by showing a receipt. Participating businesses include Alaskan Sourdough Bakery,  The Crab Pot, Elliott’s Oyster House, Ivar’s Pier 54 Fish Bar, and Seattle Aquarium among others. If you’d like to plan ahead, you can find more information about the parking promotion here.

Madison Park Rental – Available for $2,375 a Month

The Madison Park neighborhood is known for their waterfront homes, views of the NW mountain ranges and short distance to several neighborhood parks. If you’re looking for a waterfront property to rent in the Seattle area, this gorgeous corner unit next to Madison Park beach and park is now up for grabs. This two bedroom one and a half bath unit is near several shops and restaurants in the area, including the Madison Park Conservatory, The Attic and Cactus eateries. The Madison Park neighborhood is said to be one of the best around Seattle, and if you’d like more information regarding this waterfront rental, please contact Ewing and Clark.

Denny Blaine Rental – Available for $18,000 per Month

Seattle Waterfront

There may be no better place to live in Seattle than in a Denny Blaine waterfront home.  This beautiful home sits on a little less than a half-acre lot surrounded by Lake Washington with views including Mt Rainier to Mt Baker.  The waterfront estate includes 5 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms and the grounds feature a private dock, a boathouse, tennis court, and hot tub.  The list price for this luxury Seattle rental was just reduced from $20,000/month to $18,000/month.  Contact the Madison Park Ewing & Clark for more details.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 5/6
List Price: $18,000/mo