Another day, another Seattle-area condo project majority sold before the building even tops out. This time, it’s Bosa’s One88 condo tower in downtown Bellevue, which sold more than 100 of its 143 units at a private presale event last weekend. Public sales don’t open until this Saturday, March 10—and the building isn’t scheduled for move-in until 2020.
While asking prices started at $800,000, no units are left priced below $2 million. Homes in One88 run up to $5 million.
The 21-story luxury tower is inspired by quartz, Hossein Amanat said back in November, with a shifting, angular curtain wall that creates variety in the outdoor spaces.
The project’s interiors, available in both light and dark color schemes, were done by firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, which largely focuses on hospitality projects. New interior renderings show an open-concept design typical of new construction, but with at least the impression of more space than most. That comes with plenty natural light, plus big views and hardwood floors. Windows open in a variety of directions for a more dynamic pattern than just a floor-to-ceiling pane.
In a statement, HBA partner Meghann Day said the interior inspiration was the same as the exterior: “We gained inspiration from the color variations and angular lines of quartz crystal, which you’ll see as a constant design element throughout One88.”
Bosa is the developer behind Seattle’s Insignia, which was completed in 2016. The company is also in the process of developing Civic Square, a long-vacant block of land west of Seattle City Hall, into a 520-unit residential tower with a large public plaza.
New condos are rare in Washington—yesterday, we reported that only 7 percent of downtown Seattle’s massive residential pipeline will be condos—but they’ve been even fewer and farther between in Bellevue than Seattle. One88 is the first batch of new condos in Bellevue in the last decade or so, after late-2000s projects like the fraught Bellevue Towers project and Washington Square.
The demand for One88 condos mirrors similar stories around Seattle’s downtown core, though, like Koda which is already 95 percent reserved before even breaking ground, and Nexus, which was 75 percent sold out two years before its projected completion date.
Public sales for One88 start March 10 at noon.