While most of the attention for downtown Seattle condominiums have focused on the new glitzy towers – Olive 8, Escala, 1521 2nd Ave – the unassuming Marselle Condominium has flown under the radar. With 13 homes sold or under contract this year, Marselle is nearly 70% sold per MLS records.
Part of its appeal to buyers is its location – Marselle is situated at the apex of Belltown, South Lake Union and Queen Anne. Residents have easy access to work downtown or SLU and to the numerous shopping, eating and entertainment venues in Belltown, nearby Capitol Hill and Queen Anne. It has a 97 WalkScore and a perfect 100 Transit Score.
On the other hand, conventional wisdom would question its allure considering it is right off Aurora Avenue and highway noise is discernible. Yet, most of the homes sold have been on the Aurora side of the building. Eventually, that portion of Aurora will be lowered and covered. Many of units currently available are on the west side of the building, a number of which face the Hyatt Place Hotel while others have great Space Needle views.
Other attractions are its value and availability. It is one the last remaining new construction condominiums in the city core offering spacious, yet affordable, quality finished homes. Its frame construction also helps to keep the price down.
Prices range from the low-$200,000’s for a 557 square foot open one-bedroom to the low-$500,000’s for a two-story, 1,284 square foot two-bedroom + den penthouse suite with a semi-private roof top deck. Additionally, all two-bedroom homes come with two parking spaces.
Home finishes include natural walnut flooring, slab granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit washer and dryer. Building amenities feature a billiard/lounge room, fitness center with a yoga studio, an enclosed dog patch and a roof top deck offering spectacular city, Lake Union and Space Needle views.
For additional information about Marselle, please visit their website, Facebook page or contact us for a private showing. Disclaimer: Marselle is an advertiser of Seattle Condos and Lofts at the time of publication.
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