…so we went.
At the time of this writing, Lumen has about 20 or so units left on the market, and for the most part the availability is all across the board. The only real update we can give on the project is that it’s finished, the QFC is convenient, the entrance to Office Max seems to have moved to the southwest corner of the building, the conveyor belt sushi restaurant is getting some good reviews, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is coming along just fine.
In fact, the value of location is surely Lumen’s best quality. Sure, it has some nice amenities like the SkyLounge with full kitchen and movie room, but when it comes to real estate’s #1 rule in determining value, Lumen really does have it.
So, here’s a look at what the location has to offer that many other projects do not:
- Grocery shopping
- Across the street from the Seattle Center (walk to the Bite of Seattle, Bumpershoot, and many other festivities).
- Across the street from a soon-to-be national landmark–The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- On-site Sushi!
- Easy access to I-5
- Hop, skip and jump to several parks
- and restaurants galore.
As far as the units themselves are concerned, you really have to be a fan of concrete since it’s exposed in the floors, walls, and ceilings. The architecture is modern, the floorplans are very spacious, there’s a few 2-story lofts left, and the units with the folding glass Nana walls are very cool.