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January 11, 2013

Four condos remain at high-rise near Pike Place Market

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue (foreground left) offers views of Elliott Bay from each of its 143 units.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue

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SEATTLE -- All but four of the 143 condominiums at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue have been sold, generating more than a quarter-billion dollars in residential closings since its completion in 2009.

The four remaining homes are each C plans and are priced from $1.565 million. They are located on the southeast corner of the tower and offer wraparound views of the downtown Seattle skyline as well as protected vistas of Elliott Bay over Pike Place Market.

The 1,734-square-foot, two-bedroom floor plan includes floor-to-ceiling glass, hardwood floors, a custom-to-project kitchen, 5-foot-wide hallways and 8-foot-high doorways. The master bathroom has a bubble-jet tub and private water closet.

"Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is the product of a 'dream team' who shared a mission to develop the region's finest high-rise residential community," says Tom Parsons of OPUS Northwest Residential, the firm that developed the tower. "By listening carefully to the marketplace, we challenged the status quo and built a community of all penthouse-style residences -- far different from the typical development format found elsewhere. And despite the market correction and its more recent rebound, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue remains alone in its class today. I have a feeling that it always will."

Parsons says successful partnerships between OPUS and project visionary William Justen, Weber-Thompson Architects, Susan Marinello Interiors, and the sales and marketing teams at Citrone of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty contributed to the project's success.

"In fact, many team members actually became homeowners," he says. "That's the ultimate validation. When individuals on your development team -- including your architect, marketing and sales teams and even your mortgage lender -- buy into the project itself, that says they believe in the product and the value."

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue was designed so that every residence is at least a two-bedroom home with an average of 2,000 square feet of living space. Features include the Glass Room, an indoor/outdoor space with operating window panels for use in all seasons.

Homeowners have access to a penthouse-level amenity area with two view terraces above the city for barbecuing or entertaining fireside.

The community is located on Second Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, and is just a few steps from Pike Place Market and numerous urban amenities. Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is also positioned to benefit from the billion-dollar waterfront park that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue was voted the West Coast's Outstanding High-Rise at the Gold Nugget Awards during the Pacific Coast Builder's Conference in 2009. The same year, it was named Project of the Year by the Multifamily Executive Awards and Multifamily High-Rise of the Year by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. It was the regional Attached Community of the Year at The Nationals, a competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.

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