设计独特、融合尖端技术的天枢城将奢逸生活提升到了一个前所未有的新高度，开放式平面布置和玻璃幕墙使无敌景致尽收眼底，无论是近处的普吉特湾到联合湖，还是远处的奥林匹克和喀斯科特山脉 (Burrard Group)
Weber Thompson设计的天枢城由一系列互相偏移8度的玻璃立方体叠转组成，构成了拥有独特的设施和露天平台的动态楼层过度 (Burrard Group)
Spire的楼顶露天花园阳台坐拥360度无敌美景 (Laconia Development)
Spire的室内设计最大限度地提高了效率和实用性，而装饰又极其丰富细致，9至10英尺的层高，宽大的玻璃幕墙让室内充满阳光，窗外的景色更是一览无遗 (Laconia Development)
Koda公寓将奢华生活同便利完美结合 (Dali Development)
位于东区的One88由Bosa Development设计。这座位于贝尔维尤市中心心脏的21层玻璃结构将于2020年开放入住，户型包括一、二、三居室公寓和耳房；90%的房屋已于去年12月预售预定，价格在80万到550万美元之间。这里步行可至新的East Link轻轨，该轻轨连接西雅图和东区，预计于2023年投入使用。one88bybosa.com
上三图：位于贝尔维尤的Avenue将奢逸公寓生活同酒店及零售融为一体，住户可以享受酒店的诸多顶级服务及设施 (Fortress Development/Weber Thompson)
Bosa Development在西雅图也是兢兢业业——它于本市的第二座产权公寓开发项目Civic Square（第一座是位于Belltown的Insignia）紧邻市政厅，共有520套房屋，它的设计采纳了西雅图市的建议，将包括临街零售商铺以及面向公众开放的区域。
来自加拿大温哥华开发商Westbank（西岸集团）在西雅图有三个产权公寓项目，First Light（晨曦）就是其中之一。该项目预计于2022年完工，是该集团皇冠上的明珠。它包括47家商铺和459套房屋，设施包括能观赏到太空针塔的顶层游泳池（冬天有玻璃顶，确保全年舒适）；顶层还将包括一个宠物游乐区和一个秘密花园。西岸集团以将艺术融入建筑物而闻名（有专门发掘艺术品的全职团队），在晨曦项目上，他们任用了玻璃艺术家John Hogan（约翰霍根）以及闻名遐迩的建筑师James KM Cheng（郑景明），通过吊灯、雕塑和外立面细节而打造出玻璃与光的完美结合。firstlightseattle.com
位于Belltown的晨曦公寓将建筑与艺术完美结合，玻璃艺术家John Hogan设计的玻璃盘将点缀公寓顶层的天际游泳 (Westbank)
高端公寓——如位于第二大道和派克街口的West Edge——将这个毗邻熙攘的派克市场的转角打造一新，它同时紧邻新设计的、几年内就可投入使用的海滨步行地带。塔楼由在本地甚至全球都享有盛誉的建筑家Tom Kundig设计，公寓户型包括一室和两室居，以及耳房。weseattle.com
除了First Light（晨曦），Westbank（西岸集团）在西雅图的另外两个项目也是公寓塔楼。在Denny Triangle，1200 Stewart将提供1051间出租套房，预计2021年冬季开放；而First Hill的707 Terry项目，预计于2021年春季开放，其含有488套出租房屋的两座斜塔将由空中玻璃人行天桥连接。塔楼的外立面将由屏风幕制成，近邻Frye Art Museum（福莱叶艺术博物馆）的常规收藏品将在外立面屏风上定时展出。
总部位于宾夕法尼亚的开发商Toll Brothers已进军华盛顿州，他们提供别具一格的多户住宅——豪华联排别墅，这种物业在西雅图也日益多见。虽然和产权公寓或者出租公寓提供的公共空间相比，联排别墅提供给住户家庭的院子和公共空间相较局促；但它们通常位于设施齐全的地段、市区生活触手可得。位于Queen Anne的McGraw Square均为一室、两室或三室的摩登房，共有8种设计可选，起价1百多万美元。2018年完工的Dawson Square，在Bothell的中心地带提供4室的联排别墅；从别墅出发，步行即可前往商铺、步行小径、公共交通、以及宏大的McMenamins Anderson School——这所曾经的初中学校摇身一变，成了如今包括酒店、餐馆、酿酒厂、剧院等的综合休闲去处。mcgrawsquare.com; tollbrothers.com
Toll Brothers位于Bothell的Dawson Square联排别墅提供别样的城市生活，落地玻璃窗使室内明亮宽敞 (Matthew Galant)
Seattle’s Multifamily Home Boom
Seattle is in the middle of a condo renaissance, with glittering constructs rising up all over the city. According to Dean Jones, co-owner of Realogics/Sothebys International Realty, this cycle is robust, with demand coming from empty nesters cashing out on their single-family homes, renters maturing into buyers who don’t really want to leave downtown or downtown-adjacent ‘hoods, and international and California buyers, the latter of whom reap significant tax advantages in Washington.
There’s no denying their lifestyle appeal. “Condos provide everything you need and nothing you don’t,” says Jones.
The list of conveniences that come with these urban residences is long. Why wrestle with Seattle traffic when you can be steps away from the theater, shopping, light rail, and even work? Many of the residences offer opportunities for community building via luxe communal spaces, such as exhibition kitchens, rooftop terraces, and recreation areas like yoga or art rooms, all of which encourage a community-within-the-neighborhood feel.
Unlike the condo-to-apartment conversions of a decade ago, these communities are here to stay, says Jones. These buildings make staying in as appealing as going out.
With most of its units already sold—will be one of the first condo complexes to open downtown, in 2019. The building is a unique 440 feet of stacked offset glass cubes in Belltown, with retail on the first floor and indoor/outdoor spaces for residents and guests to spare, from high-tech work rooms to kitchens, and a pet run complete with washing bay. It touts app-controllable automation, from lighting to security, in each of its studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom homes (ranging in price from less than $400,000 to more than $4.5 million). nexusseattle.com
Spire is slated to open in 2020 near Seattle Center just north of downtown, offering studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom spaces (from less than $500,000 to $4.5 million). The tower features a 360-degree view rooftop terrace and an exhibition kitchen with private dining room, where residents can invite guest chefs for an event, or cook and host a party themselves. spireseattle.com
At the south end, Koda Condominium Flats in the Chinatown–International District, adjacent to Pioneer Square, will bring 201 units to the neighborhood in 2020 (priced from the low $400,000s to $1.4 million), convenient to light rail and those neighborhoods’ many eateries and shops. ownkoda.com
On the Eastside, One88, a 21-story glass structure by Bosa Development, with one-, two- and three-bedroom condos and penthouses in the heart of downtown Bellevue, set to open in 2020, was more than 90 percent reserved before pre-sales closed last December, with prices from $800,000 to around $5.5 million; it will be walking distance to the new East Link light rail connecting Seattle and the Eastside, with service beginning in 2023. one88bybosa.com
Nearby Avenue Bellevue, a curvy two-tower mixed-use condo/hotel/retail development, has pre-sales and construction set to begin this year. The 98 luxury condos that share the hotel building (11 floors of the total 26 floors) will also have access to InterContinental Hotel amenities including housekeeping and room service, spa and fitness center, valet parking, and two Rolls Royce house cars. There are also plans for a three-star Michelin-chef-helmed restaurant to be located here. liveatavenue.com
Bosa Development is also hard at work in Seattle—its second condo development in the city, Civic Square, (the first was Insignia in Belltown), will be situated next to City Hall, a 520-unit building that will incorporate street-level retail and open public-accessible spaces as part of its design, which had input from the City of Seattle.
First Light is one of three Seattle condo projects from Vancouver, BC-based developer Westbank. Expected to be completed in 2022, it’s the crown jewel of the group, consisting of 47 stories and 459 homes, with amenities that include a top floor lap pool with a Space Needle view (it will have a glass coverup in winter, making it a year-round perk); the top floor will also include a pet play area and secret garden. The developer is known for integrating art into its buildings (with a full-time team devoted to scouting artwork); for First Light, Westbank tapped glass specialist John Hogan and internationally acclaimed architect James KM Cheng to weave glass and light together via chandeliers, sculptures, and exterior details. firstlightseattle.com
Condos aren’t the only type of luxe multi-family property beckoning to those looking to score a pad in the center of the city. The apartment boom has led to a bounty of unique luxury properties that are competitive with condominiums. In 2017, a record 12,000 apartment units were added in Seattle, with approximately 35,000 still in the pipeline.
High end apartments, such as West Edge, at Second Avenue and Pike Street, have transformed a corner that is steps away from bustling Pike Place Market and what will be a newly designed walkable waterfront in several years. The tower will include one- and two-bedroom units plus penthouses, designed by internationally and locally renowned architect Tom Kundig. weseattle.com
Westbank’s other two projects in Seattle, in addition to First Light, are also apartment towers. In Denny Triangle, 1200 Stewart will have 1,051 rental units set to open in winter 2021, while First Hill’s 707 Terry project, expected to open in spring 2021, will comprise two splaying or leaning towers with 488 rental units tied together by a sky-high glass pedestrian bridge. The façade will be made up of shoji screens that work as a canvas on which artwork from the neighboring Frye Art Museum’s regular collection will be displayed.
Toll Brothers, a Pennsylvania-based developer has begun to make inroads into Washington with a different style of multifamily property—luxury townhomes, which are another increasingly visible property type in Seattle. These residences give families a little bit of yard, have fewer communal spaces than condo or apartment towers, but are located in areas with all the amenities and access of urban living. McGraw Square at Queen Anne has eight home designs to choose from—two- and three-bedroom modern homes that are priced starting at just over $1 million and up. Dawson Square, completed in 2018, comprises four-bedroom townhomes located in the heart of Bothell, walkable to Main Street shops, hiking trails, transit, and the vast McMenamins Anderson School, a former junior high school turned into a hotel, restaurant, brewery, theater, and more. mcgrawsquare.com; tollbrothers.com