Diva’s Fav Home of the Week | 11th & Howell
At the corner of 11th and Howell sits my pick of the week. Sexy finishes, panoramic views, and an unbeatable location make this fabulous property a must see. There is not much like it available right now on Capitol Hill.
The light rail is going to be finished in just a couple of years and when it does, properties in this location are going to be the envy of the hill. Just a quick walk across the street through Cal Anderson and you will find yourself not only with access to downtown and UW, but all of the quirky goodness that Capitol Hill has to offer. But enough about the location — everyone on the hill knows how amazing this area is, let me tell you about this amazing property.
Summer days like the ones we have recently been experiencing are perfect for taking a stroll up the spiral staircase to the rooftop deck. The deck view offers stunning views of the park and downtown. Grilling and libations will make this the go to spot for you and all your friends all summer long.
Curtis Kiepperien of Coldwell Banker Bain has this amazing opportunity for true urban living at $675,000. Swing by and take a look at this place while you have the chance, I have a feeling it won’t be around for long.
Capitol Hill Prices Hit 2007 Prices!
Ohhh wee! The Divas have not seen data like this since, like, forever! Here is the deal: we are right at the edge of 2007/2008 market pricing heights. As you know Single family homes include everything from townhouses to North Capitol Hill Manors. WE HAVE PASSED THE SEPTEMBER 2007 HIGH AVERAGE SOLD PRICE OF $837,000. The average price this last month was $956,000. Just to put it in perspective that is 14% above the height!!!! The Divas and the Diva Dudes are clapping and throwing glitter in celebration.
Now for the condos. Back in 2007 the average price of a condo was around $360,000 on Capitol Hill. Right now we are hovering around $300,000. The primary reason the sold prices are low is that there are NO TWO Bedrooms on the market. Back at the height, the months of inventory were closer to 2+ months. We most recently have been at one month of inventory for the longest period in the last seven years. In other words – expect us to pass 2007 heights by June!
Diva List of Favorite Capitol Hill Condos
Capitol Hill is absolutely bustling these days. People are moving in by the truck load, and new developments are popping up in every nook and cranny. How is anyone supposed to navigate all of this? Well lucky for you, you came to the right place – Divas know the Hill like no others and have a DIva-Approved list of some of our favorite condos and co-ops in the hood – learn a little about them, and if you want to know more about anything (even if it’s about other listings), let’s plan a coffee chat ASAP.
Capitol Hill Micro-Hoods
The Olive Way Corridor:
People tend to underestimate Olive Way, thinking the only thing down here is the big ol’ Gaybucks. But people forget that there are so many other sweet treats down here including some of our all time favorite Diva posse favorites, like the wine peeps at Vino Verite, the cocktails at Tommy Gun, and the caffeine bumps at Analog Coffee. Not to mention that Diva HQ sits right in between all of these wonderful sites and has in incredible view of the Space Needle – so come walk down and stop in to say hello!
This awesome little intersection of the three Bellevues is home to a host of awesome little places that have all really hit it big in the past few years. Head over to B/B/B to check out the original Top Pot Donuts and indulge in everyone’s favorite morning snack. If you’re more of an evening person, you can always stop in at Sun Liquor. At Sun Liquor, they have some of the best craft cocktail bartenders that we have ever encountered – so get on over and have a French 75 or a Gin Fizz before a night out.
The 15th Ave Drag:
Want a pick-me-up? Head on over to Remedy Teas to check out their huge selection of delectable drinks. Want to meet someone for one of the best brunches in all of Seattle? Check out Coastal Kitchen and their monthly rotating specialties. Need a housewarming gift? Check out Shop Agora for a bottle of wine or gourmet olive oil. Do you just want to enjoy the outdoors on a sunny spring day? Take a stroll through Volunteer Park, one of the all-around best parks for an afternoon picnic. Find anything you like on 15th.
Pike & Pine Center:
Despite invasion of Belltownians and Bellevue-ites, this micro-hood still has a ton of cred since it is home to some of the coolest places around. For those of you who love to lead the fun, quirky, and attractive lifestyle, shopping at places like our favorites Retail Therapy (home of the DivaHQ), Retrofit Home, and Atomic Cosmetics is a must. For those of you who enjoy a unique meal, you’ve got to check out Cafe Pettirosso or Momiji Sushi. It even has places for the performers in all of us with Balagan Theater showcasing independent theater all year long.
19th Ave – more than craftsmen and Catholics:
19th Ave is a hidden gem – not quite as bustling as all of the other micro-hoods, but it has just as much to offer. If you want to make the trip up to explore, we recommend making an evening of it. Grab a caffeine injection at Fuel Coffee or Vios Café. After a pick-me-up, go for the catch of the day at Kingfish Cafe, a renowned Southern comfort restaurant here in Seattle. Finally, following dinner, go see a show with the Washington Ensemble Theater, one of our favorite theater companies ever. 19th Ave will keep you busy and entertained at anytime of the day.