Like the cross-species love child of Twilight protagonists Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, it appears that Stephanie Meyer's vampire saga has too spawned a hybrid, death-defying, literary offspring. Once just one of many Twilight fan fictions, E. L. Hubbard's Fifty Shades of Grey has evolved from just intriguing the fantasy-obsessed teen demographic to successfully capturing (and forever holding captive) the (smutty) imagination of mommies everywhere! Seattleites should feel especially honored to know that Seattle's own Escala -- yes, that schmancy downtown condo -- is where all the (S&M) "magic" happens.
From what we've heard, the famed "Red Room of Pleasure" penthouse as detailed in the book isn't for sale. (Curbed National has some amazing pictures.) But don't lose hope -- living in (fictional) proximity to the character of such a literary masterpiece is still in reach. You can get as close to living two floors below said domicile by, for example, picking up one of four remaining 3-bed, 2,422 sq. ft. condos on the 29th floor of Escala for $1.824 million.
Or, if that's a little out of your price range, you can opt for a 1-bed, 952 sq. ft. doozie, on say, the sixth floor for $429,000 and still be able to say that you live in the same building (without having to sacrifice your soul). And it comes with a private balcony so who knows? You never know what you're going to see...
Listing: Escala -- 1920 4th Ave [Estately]