There was an interesting open house held yesterday at the Seaboard building #1002. The home is currently owned by longtime developer, William Justen. If you are wondering how the home of a reputable developer looks, check this out.
(Photos from NWMLS, archived at Seattle Condo Review Gallery)
The condo has a feel of new mixed with old feel plus some techy features. Some of the highlights of the home are the exposed brick walls, original curved windows, coffered ceilings, fireplace, reclaimed wood floors, built-in shelves, heated bathroom floors, modern art lights, a concealed closet (probably can be used as a panic room as well : ), and plenty of walls for artwork. It only has one bedroom and a second bedroom can be created near the media space which has a hidden murphy bed. This home is approx. 2,535 square feet and asking for $2.29M.
There is some cool technology installed in this home including a five zone sound system, fiber optic cable, lutron graphic eye control, and a single remote control for media and living room. However, the home lacks a connected balcony. The private balcony is accessible after an elevator ride to the next floor. There is no parking in the building but they are available for rent in the Century Square garage right across from the building. All and all it is a unique home, not your typical two million dollar home you see on the market right now. It's a charming building with elaborate terra cotta details and a historic landmark.
Seaboard building was the original Nordstrom Corporate Office Tower. It was rehabilitated in 2002. Commercial space is on the first through the six floor with 24 residences on the upper floors. Residents are also able to enjoy a historic renovation property tax discount until 2012.