Some houses are snapped up in days. Others take years. The sellers should be commended for their patience.
If something takes a long time to sell, questions arise. Is there something wrong with it? Or, as in this case, it is so unbelievably luxurious that people don't even think about considering it. Or, it could be the price. Do you have $7,155,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence in Seattle? It has a lot of floor space, 4,488 square feet. That helps. It is also on the 18th floor of the Four Seasons Private Residences with views and views and views. Oh, and it also has a monthly fee. You do have an extra $5,687 every month, don't you? Someone does. They just haven't spent it on this unit, yet.
Not every luxury comes in a box. The greatest luxury could be 24/7 service at home. The service is Four Seasons' service. Spend seven million dollars on a mansion and to take care of it you have to be very energetic, or hire people who hire people. A monthly fee of $5,687 seems more reasonable when you place a value on having service available anytime without having to deal with hiring, firing, and messy employment paperwork.
A sudden dinner guest for business? They can probably handle that. There's a fine restaurant in the building. Want to spend time in the spa or the gym and don't want to worry about maintaining the equipment? It's there. The same is true for the outdoor pool that overlooks the Sound. If you have the means, you might also have the needs. Business, philanthropy, or creativity benefit from celebrating opportunity. A chance meeting expanded upon by private conversations uninterrupted with taxis, or waiting in line, or calling for reservations can save time and money, and make things happen that otherwise would be ideas that faded.
Or maybe you just want a phenomenal place with stupendous views as a spacious retreat amidst a busy city. It's waiting for the right person who can afford it.
· 99 Union St #1801, Seattle [Redfin]
Written by Tom Trimbath