The Braeburn is a two building condominium community in the Pike Pine district of Capitol Hill. The buildings sit on E Pine Street between 14th and 15th and are close to a ton of great shops, services and restaurants in the Pike Pine corridor as well as Cal Anderson Park and not too far from the future Light Rail Station.

The stats:

  • 153 residential units (there are also 5 commercial units)
  • West building is 4 stories, East building is 7 stories
  • Built in 2005
  • Studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms
  • Range in size from 373 to 1149 square feet
  • All have 1 parking space and 1 storage unit
  • 9 units have sold in the last year ranging in price from $145,000 to $305,000 and consisting of studios and 1 bedrooms (no 2 bedrooms were sold last year)
  • As of today there are no active units and 5 pending units
  • HOA dues include: garbage, building maintenance, on-site manager, master building insurance, earthquake insurance
  • Amenities: guest suite, gym, party room, theater room, game room, yoga room, hobby room, 5 roof decks (some with views or BBQ), zen garden, pea patch

The pros:

  • Neighborhood location – close to a ton of restaurants, cafes, shops and services
  • A lot of building amenities to enjoy
  • Newer building with modern finishes
  • Every unit has parking and storage – pretty rare on The Hill
  • Many units have city views
  • Many units have walk-in closets – even the smaller square footage units
  • FHA Approved through 7/11/13

The cons:

  • No fireplaces
  • No gas cook tops or appliances
  • Several of the units do not have private decks and those that do are quite small
  • The only utility covered by HOA dues is garbage service

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