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$5M penthouses will sit atop the Nexus condo tower

Up to 3,000-square-foot floorplans with city views

All model home photos by Cory Holland Photography

Nexus, a 41-story condo tower currently under construction at Minor and Howell in the Denny Triangle, opens to its residents in 2019. It turns out, that will include a few extra high rollers; last week, the team behind the residences listed some luxury units high atop the tower.

They’re part of what Burrard Group and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty are calling the “Sky Series Residences”—fifteen higher-luxury floor plans near the top of the tower. Those units start at 1,400 square feet and just below $1.6 million, but two penthouses, each around 3,000 square feet and just under $5 million each ($4.8 million and $4.9 million), are among the priciest listings in the city right now.

The group sent Curbed Seattle some updated photos of their model unit. Surprise: It looks a whole lot like the older photos two-bedroom units—the specs for the bigger spaces don’t fit inside the model home space. We asked what differences were reflected, and it’s mainly furniture. An accent wall has been added.

Model limitations aside, there are some differences between the standard and luxury units. Realogics and Burrard said in a press release that when finished, the they’ll have higher ceilings than the standard units—in some cases 20 feet. Some of these units will have wraparound terraces.

The model photos show a general design, but sample floor plans give a better idea of the size and scope.

One combination floorplan leaves enough room by the kitchen and dining area for a grand piano. Another includes both a guest and master suite.

Courtesy of Nexus

Those luxury units sit atop the six-figure Nexus condominiums, which are in such high demand it’s almost scary—potential buyers camped out overnight for a shot at a presale and in one weekend, the tower sold 75 percent of its units. Since then, that number has jumped to 80 percent.

Inventory continues to be low, both in Seattle generally and in the area, and no new condos are going in downtown between now and 2019. While a construction boom is adding homes to the Denny Triangle at a breakneck pace, most of those are rentals—so for those looking to buy, Nexus makes up the majority of their options if they want something new, shiny, and customizable.