Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent

The Pittsburgh Condos – Queen Anne


A stones throw away from Expo 62 in lower Queen Anne is a new conversion development called The Pittsburgh at 125 Warren Ave N (map).

Constructed in 1907, this beautiful vintage 3-story brick building will be home to 31 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, ranging from 255 to 863 square feet. Studios will be priced from the mid-$100,000s, one-bedrooms from the high $200,000s and two-bedrooms from the mid-$300,000s.

Features will include:

  • Top-grade appliances (microwave & dishwasher in selected units)
  • In-unit washer & dryers
  • Granite countertops in kitchen and bath
  • Solid fir floors
  • Clawfoot tubs
  • Pedestal sinks
  • Juliet balconies
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Landscaped courtyard with fountain
  • Pet friendly

It doesn’t appear there is deeded parking, though all residents will receive free parking for two years.

Just a couple of blocks away, residents will enjoy easy access to Seattle Center events and dine at Jalisco’s and sip martinis at Tini Bigs.

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The Pittsburgh is being redeveloped by Pioneer Properties who’s goal is “reinventing neighborhoods and recycling old homes.” They recently completed work on Queen’s Court which is just across the street from The Pittsburgh. Queen’s Court was redone very well and is affordable for many people.

Additionally, Pioneer Properties is providing a unit, at the same low rental amount, to one of the Queen’s Court’s long-time tenants who couldn’t afford relocation. Not something many other developers would even consider.’s post on The Pittsburgh.

Update 4/2/07 from Rob Tang of Pioneer Properties:

… we are making a significant investment in improving the infrastructure at the Pittsburgh including electrical, plumbing & sewer, heat, new windows, and significant unit upgrades. About 1/3 of the homes will have parking spaces; for the other 2/3 we will pay for 3 years of parking in the garage across the street.

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  1. Brian McBride says:

    Are there any studios, ranging in size 400 – 500 sq ft available. Preferably on the top floor.

  2. Ben_Kakimoto says:

    Brian – I’ll check with the sales company / developer for more info on the units.

  3. jeff wicks says:

    i was interested in the pittsburgh but there isn’t much info on the web site,are they still going on sale in april? are there any studios larger than 255 sq ft?

  4. Ben_Kakimoto says:

    From what I understand they are still looking at an April a May sales date. The developer is also working on two other projects with a similar timeframe. Unfortunately, they haven’t provided any further information regarding floor plans.

  5. Bettie Domestic says:

    Hi Ben, have to question how great a job Pioneer did with Queen’s Court. Finishes there and at the Aspens on Greenwood left much to be desired, to my eye. Long time Pittsburgh resident, they asked me to sign a sale contract without any kind of document as to what work would be done in my unit, or even the rest of the building, nor could they tell me if parking was included in the price I was paying! There are some serious issues with plumbing between the units and uneven electricity updates that needed addressing. As the 4 building comprising the Pittsburgh have not been well-maintained over the years. Many issues with leaks between units, into the laundry room, and the sewer lines outside, which Pioneer flat out told me wasn’t their problem. They’ve had many staff changes during the conversation process, and the tenants who tried to worked with them, found phone calls ignored, and lots of pass-the-buck. I moved, and took my pre-approval elsewhere.

  6. Ben_Kakimoto says:

    Thank you for your comments. I do understand that conversions are a difficult process for tenants and developers. And, with older buildings, systems may not be up to current codes.

    You raise an important point for potential buyers, that they have an inspection of not only the unit but the complex/building as well.

  7. Rob Tang says:

    Hello Bettie Domestic,

    Rob Tang from Pioneer Properties here. I’m very sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your move-out at the Pittsburgh. We did have some staff turnover at the time that you received your POS as a tenant, and it sounds like this meant we were bad communicators, we don’t like to do that! We’re improving our processes all the time and try very hard to be respectful and helpful to tenants, whether they are moving on or buying and staying. I can assure you that we are making a significant investment in improving the infrastructure at the Pittsburgh including electrical, plumbing & sewer, heat, new windows, and significant unit upgrades. About 1/3 of the homes will have parking spaces; for the other 2/3 we will pay for 3 years’ parking in the garage across the street. I also regret that our designer’s details aren’t to your liking at Aspen or Queen’s Court. I’m happy to say that we have many satisfied buyers who feel differently. We hope you have found a condominium home that suits you.

    Ben, a minor correction, we are in fact continuing to charge Don at the Queen’s Court the small amount of rent that he has been paying for many years, but you’re right that he, and several elderly tenants at two other projects of ours, will stay in their homes as long as they like at low rents because we believe that long-term, elderly residents need to be protected during the conversion process. Also we believe that a multi-generational community is the best kind.

    Thank you!

  8. Ben_Kakimoto says:

    Thank you for your comments, Rob. I have updated the post accordingly. I do have to say that I was quite impressed with the work Pioneer has done with Queen’s Court, particularly at that pricing level.

  9. Rob Tang says:

    Thank you Ben. We will also be doing additional work at the Queen’s Court including: front and back landscaping, new carpet in the lobby and hallways, new paint and furnishings in the lobby, new flat screen tv and furniture in the basement lounge, etc. The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-May.


  10. Paul says:

    The quote listed for these units is a bit mis-leading. I was eager to check out the 1 bd-units that were supposedly going for “high 200’s” but my hopes were crushed when I learned it was more like in the low 300’s. I wonder how the parking situation will be for the other 2/3 of the owners when the two other condos (in front and next door) are completed. Anyhow, there is definitely great details in the unit so I hope they have better luck with sales than with the Queen’s Court.

  11. Paul says:

    Is the Pittsburgh at 123 John Street? If so, do you know if the apartment #s were ever changed when the building was converted/remodeled? Do you know the history of the building and the neighborhood?


  12. Ben Kakimoto says:

    @Paul – Correct, the Pittsburgh’s address is 123 John Street. I’m not sure if the number scheme is the same or not, though.

  13. Chris says:

    As a Pittsburgher, I can say that the architecture is most certainly “Pittsburgh” from around the turn of the century. Do you know who originally designed this building?

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