Mode condominiums is a 34 unit conversion project located at 752 Bellevue Ave. Sales started recently and so far they’ve sold about 7 units. The 3-story building is comprised of small studios, one bedroom’s and two bedroom’s. Studios are ~350 square feet, 1 bedroom’s ~450 square feet and two bedroom’s are ~720-820 square feet. The same developer also converted Beacon Flats in Beacon Hill. Mode and Beacon Flats are similar in terms of exterior look and interior finishes.
- Studios from $159,950
- 1 Bedroom from $219,950
- 2 Bedroom from $299,950
The offered price does not include parking and storage but they are available for $30,000 and $3,000, respectively. There are two color scheme options for the units. 1st level homes come with an enclosed patio. Even though it is a good size, I’m not sure how many homeowners will actually use them since they are looking directly at another building. The conversion work involved putting in new incoming plumbing lines, electrical and lighting systems, and part of the building exterior was replaced with aluminium siding.
The developer did a decent job sprucing up the building, however, it still comes across a little apartmentish. The units’ interior space is tight but at that price point, you can’t expect too much square footage. Overall, I wasn’t blown away or particulary disappointed — Mode struck me as a pretty typical apartment conversion project.
“The units’ interior space is tight but at that price point, you can’t expect too much square footage.”
Ya…with 2007 expectation. Try again with 2003 mindset.
Why stop there? let’s expect a mansion, moat, and some servants with a 1803 mindset.
I actually liked this project a lot. The patios are awesome! Where else are you going to get 150 square feet of private patio area on Capitol Hill for under $230k? For the size, the layout is also very functional. I think when all the work is complete, this building will be pretty sweet. Its on the top of my list right now for sure.
I heard that one of the units is going to fetch $1325 for rent. If that’s true …. holly cow.
I think Mode is going to be one of the better buys this summer in Seattle because of the location and price points. The units have a good layout for the size. I loved that 2 bedroom with the huge patio on the ground floor.