Seattlites have a special interest in this season of Top Chef as it takes place in Seattle. Sure, most of the action takes place in kitchens and sets but there's always an insert shot of the monorail and Space Needle to keep your attention. There's also that swanky penthouse that all of the "cheftestants" are living in during the competition. Turns out it's the penthouse of Olive 8 condo tower in downtown Seattle.
The show needed a space that could house up to 18 people and, you know, look really nice. Enter Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, who brokers the space:
"Olive 8 provided an ideal center-city location, resort-like amenities and wraparound views of the downtown skyline. We were thrilled to offer the 38th floor for staff and cheftestants to stay while in residence in Seattle."
Want to live like your favorite cheftestants live? Apartments range from $460,000 to million-plus inside the tallest residence tower in Seattle, which includes 229 units. They offer hardwood floors and 10-foot ceilings inside, not to mention the stunning views of the city and Sound. 24-hour concierge, spa and gym facilities also don't hurt.
· 'Top Chef' Filmed in Seattle's Olive 8 Penthouse [Zillow]
· Top Chef Seattle coverage [Eater Seattle]