10th Ave (Townhomes / Lofts)
Brix construction is nearing completion with the move-in date scheduled for August 8, 2008 for their 10th Ave town homes / lofts and September 8, 2008 for their Broadway units. 32 units on the 10th Ave side and 57 units on the Broadway side are already sold — roughly 60% of the total units. Most of the remaining units in the Broadway side are in the $300,000’s. Just like Escala, they have also raised their prices on some of their units.
Right now, only a town home model unit is available for viewing. A sky bridge connects the two parts of the 10th Ave units. The roof top deck has a pretty good view that shows the skyline of downtown Seattle as well as the Sound and territorial views of Capitol Hill. When completed, there will also be a central courtyard with a water fountain.
This model unit is a 2BR/2BA, 1,175 square priced at $649,900 with 8 foot ceiling under the wood beams and 16 foot ceiling in the living room that opens up to the 2nd level bedroom.
Right off the bathroom is a little den area used as a small office space. Perhaps not the most ideal area for a work space but prob good enough to pay bills and check email.
Overall, the the town home model’s interior is nothing like a conventional condo. The wood beams, toned down exposed pipes and venting ducts add an interesting touch to the unit without being too over the top (e.g. Mosler’s famous in-your-face ducts).
It seems to me that the town homes will appeal to a more mature crowd that prefers to face the more quiet residential side of the street. Whereas the Broadway side, with smaller units, are probably best suited for folks who are looking for a little bit of hustle and bustle from the vibrant Broadway activities. Price points are close to fairly new condos in Belltown and Downtown. If you are an urban person, you will probably lean towards Downtown / Belltown condos. If you are not looking for super urban, Brix is worth checking out since there aren’t a whole lot of new construction choices in Capitol Hill and this one strikes me as very appealing.