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Spire, Seattle’s Newest Condominium High-rise, Breaks Ground

Earlier this week it was announced that the long-planned residential tower at 600 Wall Street will now feature condominiums instead of apartments. This news was most welcome, as Seattle continues to break low-inventory records and a vast majority of projects Downtown are slated to become rental units. Spire, as the project is called, broke ground this week. Laconia Development, based in Walnut Creek, CA is the developer behind the project, VIA is the architect and Robin Chell Design will be in charge of the interiors. This 41-story tower will be located at the intersection of Wall Street and 6thAvenue. and feature 352 units.

A rendering of SPIRE – Seattle’s Newest Condominiums High-Rise.

A variety of floor plans will be offered, ranging in size from just over 500 square feet to massive, 3,000 square foot, penthouse units. The urban one bedroom, one bathroom as well as two bedroom, two bathroom units will be available from the 4thto the 23rdfloor. Those units will range in size from roughly 520 square feet to over 1,100 square feet and will be priced from the mid-$400,000s to over $1.5 million. Floors 24 to 37 will be occupied by condominiums ranging from one bedroom, one bathroom homes to three bedroom, two bathroom ones. Units on these floors will be from around 550 square feet to over 2,000 square feet in size. The price range for residence on these floors is projected to be between $700,000 to a little over $3.5 million. Finally, the penthouse levels – floors 40 and 41. These condominiums are expected to initially be priced between $1.5 million and more than $5 million and range in size from around 1,200 square feet (for the two bedroom, two bathroom units) to a palatial 3,000 square foot penthouse residences which will feature three bedrooms + den and three and a half bathrooms.

A rendering of SPIRE’s top amenity levels.

As the tower was initially planned to house apartments, the design has been altered to accommodate condominiums and its residents. Spaces were re-designed to feature larger living areas, the interior finishes were upgraded and ceiling height raised. As far as the common areas, the tower will feature four floors of amenities. From a co-working lounge, a conference room, a theater, an exhibition kitchen and a wellness center, to private dining room and, of course, a stunning rooftop terrace to better take in those incredible views of the Space Needle and surrounding areas. In addition, concierge services as well as the city’s first automated valet system will be available to the tower’s residents.  Occupancy is expected for Fall of 2020.

A rendering of SPIRE’s exterior.

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