CityView at Leschi Ridge is a new conversion project at corner of S. Jackson Street & 29th Avenue S (map). Unlike many other conversions the CityView building is fairly new having only been constructed in 2003. Even so, the developer made considerable upgrades to the 28 studio, one- and two-bedroom, and two-level penthouse townhomes.
CityView features include:
- Imported designer tiles in the kitchen, bath and entry. The tiles resemble hardwood stained flooring.
- Slab granite countertops with undermount sinks in kitchens
- Slab marble countertops in baths
- Stainless steel appliances
- Stackable washer & dryer in unit
- Parking for every unit
- Rooftop deck
- Third floor terrace with BBQ
Homes range in size from 448 to 1,350 square feet with prices starting in the high $100,000s. The smallest studio is 451 sq ft and is priced at $182,000.
The CityView website includes floor plates and floor plans of each unit. The homes are spacious with large floor-to-ceiling windows providing fantastic views of the city skyline, Olymplic mountains and neighborhood. A number of homes on the 3rd level have expansive entertainment sized patios.
The Grand Opening is schedule for the weekend of February 24th and homes are available for purchase now. Considering the affordable pricing for contemporary finishes, great interior space and views, I suspect these home will go fast, especially if the sales at Tobira are any indication of the demand for affordable homeownership. The only draw back, if any, would be the location.
Interesting note – CityView was originally developed as condos but the original builder felt the market was softening back in 2003 and switched the project over to apartments.