Belltown Lofts in Belltown
66 Bell St, Seattle


Belltown Lofts is both the conversion of a 1908 warehouse as well as the addition of newer building built in 2000. Current key point of interest, I feel, for this building is its potential future benefit from the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct which is currently within about 12 inches of the noisy elevated structure. This should drastically improve the curb appeal, increase light, and reduction of noise in the immediate area once the deep bore tunnel is complete and the viaduct is removed.

The stats:

  • 62 units
  • Brick building is 3 (tall-ceiling) stories and the addition is 6 stories
  • Built in 1908 and 2000
  • 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms
  • Range in size from 550 to 1685 square feet
  • Not all have parking but some do have 1 space, only a few have 2 spaces
  • Some of the units in the brick side of the building are two level loft style units
  • 5 units have sold in the last year ranging in price from $170,000 to $600,000
  • There are 2 active and 1 pending listing currently on the market at the time of this post
  • HOA dues include: garbage, master insurance policy

 The pros:

  • Close proximity to the restaurants, cafes, shops, services, and more of Belltown
  • Proximity to Pike Place Market and the Waterfront
  • Brick building has nice loft features like exposed brick and timbers and high ceilings
  • Some of the upper level units have views of the Sound
  • Roof deck with BBQ has views of the city and Sound

 The cons:

  • Lack of amenities (only has roof deck) – if you are looking for those bonuses
  • The building is currently right next to the Viaduct which can be noisy (but this will of course be coming down)
  • The HOA dues only cover garbage so you would be responsible for the rest of your utilities like water and sewer and natural gas for your cooktops, which are typically covered in condo HOA dues

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By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.