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A penthouse work of art by Rick Sundberg and Gregory Carmichael

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The title of “most expensive condo ever on the market” may someday fall to another, as is inevitable, but for now the record sits at $13,800,000 for the two story penthouse jewel of Bay Vista. Even celebrities will be happy to show up for selfies with unobstructed views of the Space Needle.

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Such places don’t just happen. The artistic creation is the result of a designer plus an architect, Gregory Carmichael and Rick Sundberg, respectively. Imagine being handed such a canvas on which draw. The views are the thing around which the rest revolves.

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This is a home of refined elegance, rather than go for gold and glitz, they’ve gone for exquisite natural materials: hard to find hardwoods, worked metals, and natural stone. The arrangement shows off each, if someone wants to concentrate on them, but allows the eye to flow to another feature, as there’s enough to keep anyone entertained.

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A modern metal staircase creates an atrium for the display of art. Throughout the place are niches and alcoves available for displays of fine work in relaxed settings, not like a museum but as a cherished piece. The art and the furnishings are just for staging. The condo is being sold furnished. No need to spend months trying to decide how to fill the home.

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The two floors include 5,732 square feet of space, three bedrooms, and five bathrooms. Fireplaces are gas, naturally, and modern, of course; and aren’t confined to the walls but include themselves in the rooms.

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A few features are unique, like the message room, a long platform wide enough for yoga exercises with the city as a backdrop, a bar with room for a pool table, and an office library.

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Penthouses of such stature must have balconies and roof decks, as this one does. This will be the home of memorable parties with backdrops of sunsets, fireworks, and the heart of Seattle.

As with any condo, keep in mind the little things like dues. In this case, a monthly fee of about $7,878. Small compared to the price, and something someone else probably has to deal with anyway.