Olive 8You may or may not already know but the Bravo show, Top Chef, was recently filmed in Seattle for season 10, which is now airing.  The chefs compete in a number of challenges that feature local cuisine, restaurants, and events in the host city. The show also puts the chefs up in a posh residence for their stay during the competition.

Guess where the chefs stayed? Downtown Seattle’s Olive 8 Condominiums! The “cheftestants” all lived in a unit on the 38th floor of the Olive 8 tower giving this condo a great national stage to be seen on. The program showcases Olive 8 with scenes of the chefs lounging around, using the gourmet kitchen and shows off the beautiful view as the chefs sit out on their private deck. Olive 8 was a good choice, I would say.

So what’s going on at Olive 8 in terms of condo sales you might ask? Here is the latest update on Olive 8’s Developer owned condo units:

  • 90% sold
  • 196 closed sales
  • 9 pending sales in November
  • 19 developer owned units left: 10 one bedrooms and 9 two bedrooms (all on floor 30 or above)

There are also a couple of units being sold by individual owners (resales) in the building:

  • 1 active resale unit
  • 2 pending resale units

The condominium tower features amenities such as owner’s lounge/party room, a game room, large outdoor terrace with BBQ’s, and they share top of line health and spa amenities with the Hyatt hotel that include a fitness center, indoor swimming pool and sauna.  Urbane restaurant is off the lobby on the 1st floor and is a hip spot for a great dinner or even just happy hour drinks or dessert.

Located at 8th Avenue and Olive Street, its location is central to Seattle’s shopping district, the business district downtown, the transit tunnel, as well as the South Lake Union neighborhood, and just up the hill to the east is the active Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Plus residents at Olive 8 now can say they live in the same building where Top Chef was filmed, that’s a nice notch on the ole belt.

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