New Home Showcase
May 4, 2012
U District community down to final homes
Duncan PlaceOpen 1–4 p.m. by appointment at 4547 Eighth Ave. N.E., Seattle
206-227-7500 or duncanplacecondos.com
By Teresa Kenney
Special to New Homes
SEATTLE -- Eight of the 63 condominium homes remain for sale at Duncan Place, located in the University District. All of the remaining homes are one-bedroom designs.
"The homeowners we have at Duncan Place are just fabulous -- we have a great mix of people," says Denise Spalding of Spalding and Sankey, the firm marketing the homes. "Because of our location, a lot of our homeowners are associated with the University of Washington, the UW Medical Center, or other creative professions. And because we are a block from I-5 and one exit north of the 520 bridge, a commute into downtown Seattle or to the Eastside is really convenient."
Duncan Place is tucked away in a tree-lined neighborhood at the corner of Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 47th Street. Its architectural design pays homage to the area with a brick exterior and landscaped courtyard surrounding a water feature.
Interiors feature oversized windows that frame territorial, Lake Union and/or Mount Rainier views; hardwood flooring; honed slab granite countertops with full-height backsplashes and glass tile accents; and floor-to-ceiling porcelain-tiled tub and shower surrounds.
"The developer did not cut any corners in designing these homes," Spalding says. "Ceiling heights are up to 9 feet, the bathroom floors have oversized 17-by-17-inch porcelain tiles, the fixtures are all top-of-the-line and the homes include full appliance packages, including stainless steel kitchen appliances and full-sized washers and dryers."
Community amenities include controlled-access parking and entry, a rooftop view terrace, and an owners' lounge with flat-screen TV.
Duncan Place is located within blocks of a Trader Joe's store. Homeowners can also take in the latest blockbuster at Metro Cinemas or enjoy an independent film at the historic Seven Gables Theatre. Both are located just east of the community.
"Our location can't be beat," Spalding says. "Our homeowners appreciate that they can just walk to see a movie, and the University District Farmers Market is only a block and a half away. We have some homeowners who jog over to Green Lake, and there have been some great new restaurants popping up along University Way.
"This is a walking neighborhood in every sense, and it emphasizes the urban café culture. But because we are on a quiet residential street, you also have a nice quiet place to come home to at the end of the day."
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