Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Seattle, Washington

Our Splurge: 1521 2nd Ave Apt 2504 Seattle, WA is currently listed by Sandy Justenof Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,875,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

Sometimes you just need to get away, and what better place than Seattle? This popular seaport city on the west coast promises an abundance of natural beauty with spectacular waterfront homes, an active outdoorsy lifestyle, and a reputation as the coffee capitol of the world. If mountains, evergreen forests, and a good ol’ cup of joe is your thing, then this week’s Splurge vs. Steal is for you! It’s the battle of the waterfront condos, each with two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, but with price points that are miles apart.

Splurge: Pike Place Market Condo With Mount Rainier Views For $2.875 Million

If you want water, views, and a comfortable open floor plan, then the condo at 1521 2nd Ave Apt 2504 in Seattle, WA is a great place to start. The property is described as being “Situated high above the Pike Place Market, offering views of Mount Rainier, Elliott Bay, Olympic Mountain range, and Seattle Big Wheel.”

If you love to entertain, there is no better place to host your friends amidst a backdrop of iconic Seattle landmarks. The two-bedroom, one-full-bathroom, one-three-quarter-bathroom waterfront condo puts you right in the middle of the sights, sounds, and conveniences of downtown. It comes with a gracious living area featuring walls of windows framing the blue waters of Elliott Bay, complete with built-in wet bar.

Plus the open-concept kitchen is a gem with stone counters and bar seating.

Bonus, there are motorized blinds throughout.

Two parking spaces, added storage and five-star amenities like a 24-hour concierge, gym, yoga studio, boardroom, and terraces with barbecue kitchens and fireplaces make this one a keeper.

1521 2nd Ave Apt 2504 Seattle, WA is currently listed by Sandy Justenof Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty for $2.875 million.


Steal: Waterfront Condo In Heart Of South Lake Union For $1.2 Million

The Steal: 2301 Fairview Ave E Unit 214, Seattle, WA is currently listed by Janice Brown of Keller Williams Realty Bellevue for $1,200,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

Our steal gives you the same beds and baths with a slightly smaller footprint at 1,384 square feet, but similar amenities for a less than half the price.

Located in the heart of South Lake Union you get a “state-of-the-art remodel” updated with designer touches like a quartz kitchen, and separate guest suite with its own entrance!

The two-bedroom, one-full-bathroom, one-three-quarter-bathroom home is west facing, which allows you to watch the fireworks and sailboat races from the comfort of your own home.

A swimming pool, controlled access garage with option to purchase additional parking for $25K – remember this is Seattle we are talking about and parking spaces don’t come cheap – plus a prime location just minutes to Amazon, Google, Fred Hutch, Facebook, Microsoft make this a stellar buy.

2301 Fairview Ave E Unit 214, Seattle, WA is currently listed by Janice Brown of Keller Williams Realty Bellevue for $1.2 million.

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. Amy’s work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com