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Enso Condomonium – 820 Blanchard, Seattle

The Enso Condominium is Vulcan’s newest luxury condominium that’s part of the 2201 Westlake project consisting of an office tower, residential tower, restuarant and retail. It is convieniently located on the street car line and across the street from The 2200 Complex (condos, Whole Foods, Starbucks, dining and retail).

Enso’s residential tower is 19-stories with 134 one- and two-bedroom and sky townhomes units on floors 5 thru 19. Homes will feature European kitchens, 9-10′ ceilings, spa-like bathrooms, air conditioning, double-sided fireplaces and decks. Upscale finishes include granite & marble countertops, beautiful cabinetry and glass backsplashes.

Number of floors: 19
Number of units: 134
Amenities: Roof-top terrace with outdoor kitchen, a community great room and a state-of-the-art fitness center
Completed: 2009
Pet Friendly: Yes

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  1. Matt Miner says:

    Hi Ben,

    What makes ENSO a green building. It’s listed as a green building in seattle but the only information I can find about the building in this regard is it uses and efficent heating system for both water and heat. Is that the only reason it’s considered a green building? Thanks for all the great informaion Ben, keep it comming.


  2. Ben_Kakimoto says:

    Matt – Vulcan has a website, albeit, self-promotional, regarding their green construction projects in SLU. Here’s the ENSO entry:

    It does have green features but not as many as Vulcan’s other projects currently under development.

  3. CondoCow says:

    Enso looks amazing… The corner of Denny and Westlake is exploding with activity. Has anyone been able to do a hard hat tour? Any word on the actual views? We are seriously considering a purchase at Enso, however, we want to wait until the building has been completed. We have been disappointed at the level of finish at some projects and pleasantly surprised at others. The pre-sale is to risky because you really don’t know the level of finish you will ultimately get. However, we went down to the South Lake Union Center of “Discovery” and the Enso finishes were amazing. Anyone else thinking about buying at Enso. How about the brick one across the street? I think it’s called Rolling or Rollins? Is that name something to do with music???? Rolling Stones or Henry Rollins??? Just seems odd…

  4. Ben Kakimoto says:

    Waiting may not be a bad idea, especially in this market. One thing to consider though is that a few stacks have been popular and may not be available after the project completes. But, there will still be ample options. I got an update two weeks ago and they were at 60% sold. As for Rollin Street Flats…Westlake Avenue was originally named Rollin Street.

  5. Mike Park says:

    Please inform how many units are unsold. Has there been any reduction in prices with the new market? PARTICULARLY THE LOWER END NON WATER VIEW. Thank You. Mike Park Tacoma.

  6. Ben Kakimoto says:

    Of Vulcan’s three developments, Enso is the best selling property and there hasn’t been much news or info on Enso pricing. Currently, Vulcan is placing a priority on moving, and adjusting prices at, Veer Lofts and Rollin Street. Though, I suspect we’ll see adjustments at Enso as the year progresses.

  7. John B. says:

    I recently stopped by the Discovery center and asked about Enso. The gentleman I talked to seemed to get rather defensive when I asked him about their soon-to-be-announced price “adjustments.” He told me he didn’t think prices downtown would move very much compared to other areas, and when I brought up the facts that downtown inventory levels are at historic highs (15 months) and the Case-Shiller index for the Seattle area is currently experiencing its sharpest decline since the market topped, he quickly excused himself and walked away. I will be very interested to see how things shake out for the downtown condo market this year, especially with all of this new inventory coming into the market.

  8. Enso Buyer says:

    It is now November and still no word on a definitive closing date… I’ve heard of its rumors, but think that Enso should hurry up and lower either their unit prices or their ridiculously high HODs. That will be the quickest way for them to achieve their 51% buyer mark in time for the deadline. Seems like the team is just waiting for the potential buyers to give up and purchase other homes so that Enso can convert into yet another apartment building. What are they waiting for? And why are they delaying so much??

  9. Ben Kakimoto says:

    Enso Buyer,
    I thought they offered a price adjustment to existing pre-sale buyers. They mentioned that they are planning to start closing in December, but they’re also expecting that a number of pre-sale buyers won’t close. Pre-sales are probably close to 70% now and they’re anticipating/hoping for around 51% to actually close.

    They sent a letter out last month (Matt posted it on his blog), but it doesn’t appear they sent it to every Enso buyer.

  10. Soon to be in Enso says:

    They have already lowered their prices and have already reached the required pre sale numbers. Enso has satisfied the occupancy rules as a condo building. I think the letter went to no-contingency buyers. Anyway, Fannie Mae approval will be announced this week, so all we are waiting for is our move in dates now. The process has been slow, but is going well thank. I am very excited to get my closing and move-in dates and get in there as soon as possible!

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