Seattle is a city full of expensive rentals but the ones on this list take things to another level altogether. For Renters Week, we rounded up the 10 most expensive apartment rentals in Seattle, each more absurd and overpriced than the last, just so we could all gawk at them and wonder who in the hell is plopping down that much money (and how we can get our hands on that money so we can do others things with it).
↑ Of course the most expensive apartment rental in Seattle is the same place Christian Grey calls home in Fifty Shades of Grey. Unit 2301 in Escala is available to you for the scant price of $6,800/month. The 1,955 two bedroom unit is nice, but, don't get us wrong, we're not sure it's $6,800/month nice. Great views, of course, and it looks like a relaxing space to get away from the chaos below, but, you know...
↑ Over in Premiere on Pine, you'll find a 1,516 sf three bedroom that'll run you $6,466/month. Again, we think it's a nice-looking unit with beautiful views out of those window walls, but, we're still a little confused by the price tag. The building comes chocked full of amenities so we suppose that's what you're also paying for.
↑ A 1,579 two bedroom at Rollins Street Flats could be yours for $6,337/month. A bit more industrial than the more expensive options, this unit features wide open spaces, a minimum of walls, tall ceilings, hardwood floors and German cabinetry.
↑ Back to Premiere on Pine we go. This two-bedroom will run you $6,210/month if you're looking for a "cheaper" alternative to the three-bedroom. It's actually not that much smaller than the more expensive option at 1,453 sf.
↑ No surprise that a Madison Tower unit makes the list. Unit 1501 checks in at an even $6,000/month. This two-bedroom plus den residence is on the southwest corner and offers hardwood flooring, maple cabinetry, Sub Zero fridge and Wolf gas range, video phone system and a large deck to take in those views.
↑ Welcome to The Block at 1707 Dexter Ave N, where you can get a 2,360 sf three-bedroom space for $6,000/month. The interiors contain a double height living space, exposed steel columns & wood beams, stainless steel kitchens, bamboo floors, exposed venting and plumbing, and floor to ceiling commercial windows. Also includes a 600 sf private rooftop deck.
↑ Back to Escala where you get the Fifty Shades experience for just $5,900/month. The 1,607 two-bedroom unit on the 20th floor features a great room concept, cabinetry by Pedini and a private northeast corner terrace. Private enough to reenact some scenes of Fifty Shades? Not sure about that...
↑ Welcome to Harbor Steps, where you can get this 1,800 sf two bedroom on the 18th floor for $4,939/month. The places comes with 24-hour concierge service, three fitness centers with a basketball/volleyball court, indoor pool, three whirlpool spas and more.
↑ For $4,893/month, you can find a 1,286 sf three-bedroom at Centennial Tower and Court apartments. Units contain energy-efficient appliances, upgraded cabinetry and brand-new flooring
↑ Finally we end up at Equinox, where they boast the fact that you can kayak by day and entertain by night. You can do that in your 1,058 sf two-bedroom if you've got $4,886/month to spare. Located in Eastlake, the building also offers a rooftop deck, fitness center and plenty more amenities.
· All Renters Week 2015 coverage [Curbed]