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Seattle Developer Builds Luxury Sustainable Apartments

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Stream Belmont and Stream Real Estate together with NK Architects has built a 6-story, 70-unit net zero sustainable apartments in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood.

This is a very walkable neighborhood so you can easily get to restaurants, transportation, and shops by foot without the need to own a car.

The builders are offering studio apartments (461 sq. ft.), 1 bedrooms (599 sq. ft.), and 2 bedrooms with loft options for each. In addition, they each get private balconies and access to a rooftop deck for views of downtown.

Sustainable design features of the apartment building include meeting LEED Gold certification standards, reverse cycle air-to-water chillers to heat hot water, reflective roofing, LED lighting throughout, Energy Star appliances inside, and passive cooling design.

Seattle Gets a Net Zero Luxury Sustainable Apartments


Images © Stream Belmont

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Images © Stream Belmont


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  • Kristi
    October 14, 2014, 2:45 pm

    They’re gorgeous. Very fashionably appointed.

    • Alex
      October 15, 2014, 5:51 pm

      Glad you liked them Kristi!

  • Mason
    October 14, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Eep! 3K for a two bedroom. Yikes.

  • Timothy McClanahan
    October 14, 2014, 2:59 pm

    Wish I could find the rental prices on their site – I’m only seeing move-in costs. I suspect I would not like the rental prices if I found them, though. 🙂

    • Nancy
      June 29, 2018, 9:09 pm

      I agree Timothy!!! They would probably scare me!!

  • Ms Betty
    October 14, 2014, 3:25 pm

    The balcony has a see thru floor!!!!!! No thank you, I wouldn’t feel safe and if I’m not comfortable there what’s the point?

    • Jodie Dew
      January 23, 2015, 8:49 pm

      How about putting an indoor/outdoor rug over the see thru part?

  • Paul
    October 14, 2014, 4:16 pm

    Unbelievable that they can call a toilet and a wash hand basin a bathroom. What???

    Love how also they have ensured that the loft and main floors do NOT have the plumbing aligned on the walls. More expense if problems occur. Sorry, that is epic fail by architects. Keep plumbing simple and interconnected and to a core so that if failure occurs it is located in a single area.

    Don’t have anywhere enough storage for clothes in most units.

    But, on a positive note, they are light and airey inside… but could make better use of the available space in some units. But the world needs more of these kinds of developments so kudos to them for thinking outside of the normality square.

    • Sue T.
      October 14, 2014, 7:13 pm

      Both of the floorplans in the article have full bathrooms – commode, sink, full bathtub and washer/dryer. As for storage – most apartments I’ve seen don’t have enough storage of any kind.

      • Paul
        October 14, 2014, 9:48 pm

        Granted. But, if you go to their website (which is linked in the article) you will see exactly what I am referring to…

        As for storage… well I don’t do apartments so I can’t really speak from any experience… but, from the graphics it looks like there is about enough space for my clothes and none for my wife. And, in our house she has “crammed” her clothes into “”our”” wardrobe plus the single bedroom and double bedroom. Our kids have flown. But wait! There’s more. She has clothes packed into vacuum bags. She has clothes stuffed into a standalone wardrobe in our garage. She has…. well you get the idea. ||: (

        • Eugene
          December 9, 2014, 4:08 pm

          maybe do some out loud thinking of downsizing to a smaller house or 1 bedroom bungalow since the kids have flown the coop. Just to gauge her reaction.

        • Joan Huntsinger
          July 3, 2018, 12:37 pm

          To the husband of the clothes hoarder wife: there are personal issues here that probably have nothing to do with clothes! We lost our previous home in hurricane Harvey, and about 80% of our belongings but have only replaced about 5%. What I have been telling people is if it’s not special occasion or seasonal, and you haven’t worn it in two weeks, GET RID OF IT! Good luck, she needs your support in working though it both physically and emotionally.

  • Sue T.
    October 15, 2014, 5:13 am

    I did go to the website – ALL of the apartments have full bathrooms. One of the apartments has a full bathroom on the loft floor where the bedroom is located; the second bathroom is a “powder room” on the first floor for daytime use and guests. Since no one is sleeping daily on the first floor (no bedroom down there), that is quite adequate.

    As for the clothes – sounds as if you have a “wife” problem, not an apartment layout problem. Good luck. I have no recommendations.

  • October 15, 2014, 8:41 pm

    Renting an apartment is the way to go.
    Like it? Renew the lease.
    Don’t like it? Move out.
    So much better all the way around than buying a condo where you never really own anything and take on massive risks to live there.

    Love this design. Small space with lots of glass gives it a big feel.

  • Laura
    January 14, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Honestly? I live in Seattle and have lived on Cap Hill. They are always overpriced and these places tend to have thin walls and although they may look hip and cool on the surface. They’re often cheaply made.

  • Nancy
    June 29, 2018, 9:07 pm

    Application fee: $40
    Hold fee: $400 (applicable towards first month’s rent)
    Security deposit: $600 (refundable)
    Pet deposit: $300 per pet (refundable)
    Pet rent: $50 per pet
    Transmitter deposit: $75 (refundable)
    Fob deposit: $25 (refundable)

    Monthly Options
    Parking: $200
    Pet rent: $50per pet
    Residents are responsible for all utilities
    Renter’s Insurance required

  • Joan Huntsinger
    July 3, 2018, 12:44 pm

    I don’t see my comment, so here it is again. Paul, your wife probably has issues that have nothing to do with clothes! She does need your support in working though this both physically and emotionally. We lost our home in hurricane Harvey, and about 80% of our belongings, but have only replaced about 5%. If it’s not seasonal or special occasion, and you haven’t worn it in two weeks GET RID OF IT!

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