One thing that Sounders FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei won’t be saving next season: a one-bedroom loft in South Lake Union, currently on the market for $699,000.
Frei, his wife, Jennifer, and their two sharpeis moved into the condo in the summer of 2015, citing the spot’s central location. After the purchase, designer Joy Rondello got to work adorning the space with minimalist decor, retaining neutral tones that make the home’s natural wood elements pop.
The bulk of the home is an open-concept space with 17-foot ceilings, lit by windows that stretch all the way to the top. Embedded in that wall is a sliding-glass door leading out to a balcony.
On the way there, a small, futuristic pod shape contains a bioethanol fireplace.
Often with lofts, the entire home’s windows will just be on that one wall. But towering above the eat-in kitchen, the home’s bedroom has its own outdoor access—stairs lead to a private terrace, accessible through a door that looks like a large picture window.
Up here, it’s closer to the exposed-beam ceilings, too.
Beneath the loft, a small nook can double as an office, and a laundry room provides more space than the typical condo setup. The home’s two bathrooms—one full, one partial—provide plenty of counter space.
All together, the home is 861 square feet—not quite Centurylink Field, but certainly a lot closer than some one-bedrooms.
Update: For those worried about Frei leaving the Sounders: The footballer reassured fans that his family “found something special” in Queen Anne.
Tranquilo, not leaving my favorite city on Earth... Wife, Nala, Cloi and I found something special in Queen Anne— Stefan Frei (@Stefan24Frei) February 23, 2018