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High Style: A new downtown condo tower offers an urban and eco lifestyle.

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The newest player in downtown Seattle’s bustling shopping and financial district is the 5th and Madison condominium tower. With a targeted gold star LEED rating, the 24-story eco-friendly building sports a plaza level green roof outside and, inside, energy-efficient Bosch kitchen appliances, wool carpets for easy breathing and water-saving solutions, such as efficient faucets and dual-flush commodes. Only six units will occupy each floor, and the three penthouses and 123 one-bedroom units come with roomy 10 and-a-half-foot ceilings and windows, truly making the homes feel open to the city. (Thanks to flexible tilt-and-turn “Juliet” windows, even units without balconies don’t feel claustrophobic.) Every floor plan also scores unique views of the city, with the lucky Northeast corner units facing the “Frasier view” of Seattle’s urban skyline.

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5th and Madison
Project Developer: Kennedy Wilson
Units: 126 
Price:  $500,000–$2 million plus
Completion: November, 2007
Sales center: 900 Fourth Ave, Suite 2720, Seattle; 206.624.7640;
Unique features: The second floor is sure to be a hot spot with a library, a fitness room and a plush exercise area for your pooch. The most vied for amenity may be a guest suite complete with kitchen that residents can rent ($85 a night) for visiting friends and family.