New Home Showcase
May 11, 2012
Penthouse is final opportunity at historic community
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SEATTLE -- One home remains for sale at Harvard & Highland, and broker representatives there say they've saved the best for last.
Penthouse No. 8, a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath home, is the last for sale among the 38 condominium estates located in a historic building on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Priced at $1.99 million, the 2,363-square-foot unit features a 600-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking a manicured landscape.
"This is it," says Melissa Camp, community sales director at Harvard & Highland. "Penthouse No. 8 is our last home to sell, and I think it will go quickly like the others have."
Six homes have sold and closed since Jan. 1 at Harvard & Highland, and an additional sale is pending.
"There's no doubt that consumer confidence has returned to the in-city housing market, and given the imbalance of supply and demand, there's been a flight to quality," Camp says. "Our homebuyers realize that Harvard & Highland isn't a typical development and, in fact, it may never be replicated."
Built of concrete and steel, Harvard & Highland is located within the Harvard-Belmont Landmark District. It's surrounded by more than a dozen stately mansions, grand avenues and mature trees and gardens.
The nostalgic spirit of place has been incorporated into the architecture by the use of a full brick exterior, masonry details, wrought-iron railings and gardens that surround the development.
Rather than constructing a large building with side-by-side homes connected by hallways, the developer at Harvard & Highland built five separate buildings, which allows each home to occupy a significant portion of the available space.
The design allows for windows on multiple elevations, and for terraces and courtyards to become part of the home. Camp says Penthouse No. 8 is "boutique in scale" and lives more like a single-family home than it does a condominium.
Penthouse No. 8 features gallery hallways that lead to the great room, which boasts a 16-by-21-foot living room, a 10-by-15-foot kitchen and an adjacent 11-by-18-foot dining room. All rooms are surrounded by a rooftop terrace with water faucets, electrical outlets, natural gas connections and ample room for dining alfresco.
"This is an entertainer's dream indoors and out," Camp says. "Unlike a large home with all the domestic responsibilities, however, it's very manageable and represents that lock-and-walk lifestyle that is so attractive about condominium living."
The master bedroom measures 16 feet by 22 feet and features a separate seating area with a gas fireplace, his-and-her walk-in closets and an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, soaker tub, walk-in shower and private water closet.
On the opposite side of the residence are a powder room, a 9-by-11-foot private office, a 12-by-14-foot media room with fireplace and a 12-by-11-foot second bedroom with its own en suite bathroom.
"Harvard & Highland affords homebuyers the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious condominium lifestyle without that hectic urban element that can become part of high-rise living," Camp says. "Our buyers know they can be downtown in minutes, and they prefer the idea of retreating to a gated, quiet and serene environment."
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