As Curbed is wont to do, we've asked our friends at Property Shark to compile the Seattle buildings that sold the most apartments so far in 2014. Despite the crazy number of new developments, many of 2014's best-selling buildings are ones that have been around for a little while—though the locations you'd expect are exactly the ones that are booming. Belltown continues to hold condo sales court but the Denny Triangle/South Lake Union area is hot on its tail. Interestingly, none of Seattle's buildings can hold a candle to Burien Town Square, which has sold 38 units so far this year, 50% more than the top Seattle spot. Please note that this list is ranked by sheer number of units sold through July 31, 2014.Read More
Seattle's Best-Selling Condo Buildings of 2014 (So Far)
Escala Condominium (24 Units Sold)
We're not saying that all 24 units sold this year at Escala are due to interest in Fifty Shades of Grey, but, we can assume at least one or two asked which units include dungeon rooms. The 2014 median sale price of $863,750 is the 2nd-highest in the city.
Mosler Lofts (22 Units Sold)
In 2007, The PI dubbed Mosler Lofts "the most interesting & provocative residential high-rise to appear in Seattle since World War II." Clearly, they've still got it as 22 units have sold so far at a median price of $460K.
Concord Condos (15 Units Sold)
These two 13-story towers located on the north edge of Belltown have been busy, welcoming 15 new buyers in 2014 so far. The median price of $430K makes it one of the most affordable buildings on the list.
Cosmopolitan Condos (14 Units Sold)
The 253 condo units start on the tenth floor of this building and 14 of them have new owners since 2014 began. The media price on all sales is an even $450K. Bad news for some is that those great Space Needle views may be blocked by the upcoming Amazon towers.
Olive 8 (13 Units Sold)
Seattle's first LEED Certified Silver hotel/condominium building, Olive 8 was the home of the Top Chef contestants while they were in town. 13 buyers decided to make it home so far in 2014, paying a median price of $540K.
The Vine Condos (12 Units Sold)
Designed by GGLO, this mixed-use development includes two distinct towers of residential condos and retail. 12 units have been sold so far in this year at a median price of $375K, the lowest of any building on the list. That's sure to go up as the Viaduct goes down.
Enso Condominiums (11 Units Sold)
Built in 2009 by Vulcan, this 19-story, LEED certified, South Lake Union complex includes 135 condos and penthouses. 11 of them have sold so far this year at a median price of $500K.
1521 Second Avenue (11 Units Sold)
Seattle's must luxurious condo building is also its most expensive. Designed by Weber + Thompson, the city's 2nd tallest residential high-rise has sold 11 units this year at a median price of $1.92M. Considering units ask as high as $4M, that's not too surprising.
Continental Place Condos (11 Units Sold)
Built in 1981, this 33-story all concrete and steel building is an older but steady presence in the skyline. 11 buyers certainly liked it enough to buy a unit, with a median price of $735K.