Downtown Seattle Condos

The Trio Condominiums were built during the new construction boom of 06/07 by Triad Development and was completed in 2008. It is located in Belltown on Western Ave between Denny Way and Bay Street.  The building offers a mid-range level of finishes and building features, which
makes it popular for the mid-price range buyers seeking newer constructed condos with modern touches and amenities.  

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The stats:

  • 161 units
  • 6 stories
  • Built in 2008
  • Open one bedrooms, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and 2 story live work lofts
  • Range in size from 505 to 1306 square feet
  • All have 1 or 2 parking spaces but only some have storage units
  • 1st floor units are live work lofts and have full height second story lofts
  • 7 units have sold in the last year ranging in price from $195,000 to $299,950
  • HOA dues include: sewer, garbage, water, central hot water, master insurance policy
  • Amenities: concierge, party and theater room with kitchen and pool table, and a roof deck with BBQ and views of the city and Sound
  • Currently 72% of the units are lived in by its owners and only 28% are non-owner occupied (as of April 2013-according to PMNW’s resale certificate disclosure(the property management company)
  • Current Reserves are at just over $220,000 (as of April 2013 according to the same report)

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The pros:

  • Building amenities like a concierge, party and theater room and roof top deck with views and a BBQ
  • Many of the upper floor units have water views
  • Live work zoning for the lofts on the main level allow owners to have a business there as well
  • Nice modern finishes including hardwoods, stainless applicanes, slab stone counters
  • Parking is in the underground secured garage and everyone has 1 or 2 spaces
  • Close to the Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park
  • Close to the waterfront, Belltown and Lower Queen Anne amenities and events
  • Located on the quieter north end of Belltown away from the night clubs and night life


The cons:

  • Western Avenue and Denny are busy streets so some of the units get road noise
  • It is at the bottom of the hill so you have to walk up a hill to get to most of the shops and restaurants in the area
  • Wood frame buildings can be louder between units (excludes the main level units which have concrete ceilings and floors)
  • The smaller open one bedroom units do not have ovens, only convection microwave ovens
  • There is potential for southwestern view obstructions due to a potential development of a building in the future

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Here's a video with an example of a live work loft in the Trio.



By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle Condos and Downtown Seattle Condos exclusively for buyers and sellers.