Decatur_2Before heading for a client appointment, I had a chance to make a quick stop at the Decatur Grand Opening on Friday on Spring St and Boren Ave in First Hill. Decatur is a 13 story conversion condo with one bedroom and two bedroom floor plans.

A few model units were available for prospective buyers to view to get an idea of the finishes and layout. Finishes include hardwood floors (in entry and kitchen), stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertop in the kitchen, and a retro bathroom with pedestal sink.

Their largest one bedroom in the building is The Monroe floor plan (680-700 square feet). If you prefer space over view, I would check out this floor plan. Their only two bedroom floor plan is the 07 stack on the northwest corner of each level. Homeowner dues for their one bedroom’s range from low to high $200/month with two bedroom’s around $300/month. Sales of the units have already started during the grand opening. If you are interested in Decatur, expect a 30-60 day completion date for move in.  Price list.


– Nicely layout units

– Newer systems (electrical, plumbing and roof)

– Proximity to downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill


– Units do not come with parking and storage (Parking available for purchase for $35,000 and storage available for $3,500)

– Narrow kitchen

– No washer or dryers in units (communal laundry room)

– Limited amenities

Exterior:         Average

Interior:          Good

Location:         Good

Value:            Average

View:              Good

Amenities:    Average
Overall:         Average

Overall, a decent building with great night views. If you work downtown and don’t own a car, this condo will be a very good match.

– Wendy

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