5 most-expensive Capitol Hill house and condo sales in 2013

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 12.03.15 PMEarlier this year, CHS shared the bad news: The majority of you reading this can’t afford to buy a house on Capitol Hill. Hill condominiums? Super expensive, too. Below — thanks again to our friends at Estately, you’ll find the most expensive real estate transactions on Capitol Hill in 2013 plus a map CHS cooked up of the top 20 properties.

For a sense of just how much house we’re talking about, the 2013 Hill top 10 single family home sales averaged $2.2 million and 5,600 square feet. We also like them old — the average age of the original structure in the top 10 sales was 103. What’s it take to earn your way to the top of the Capitol Hill real estate pile? The buyers of the most expensive home sold on Capitol Hill in 2013 slapped down $3.25 million for an amazing 8,000 square-foot brick Tudor on Belmont Place E. He’s an Amazon veteran, she’s in sales. You should get to know them.

The prices across the list are pretty outrageous with an average for the 20 properties of $459 per square foot. But given you can’t afford a home up here anyhow, it won’t hurt to look, right? And, yes, Macklemore’s new crib made the top 10.

HOUSES

(Image: Windermere Real Estate Co.)

#1 (Image: Windermere Real Estate Co.)

  1. $3.25 million – 1039 Belmont Place E — 8/23/13 – “Impeccably preserved brick Tudor loaded with distinctive features. Designed by the Beezer Brothers Architects, built in 1913 in the heart of the Harvard—Belmont Historic District. Expansive water views of Puget Sound and Lake Union with sunset views of the Olympic Mountains.” Info and pictures
  2. $2,865,000 – 957 12th Ave E — 4/30/13 – “Exquisitely renovated Colonial on stately corner lot w/ Sound, city & mountain views across the street from Volunteer Park.” Info and pictures
  3. $2,335,000 – 1114 21st Ave E – 8/28/13 – “This beautiful brick Traditional, steeped in romantic ambiance & highlighted with old world elements, is perfectly positioned on one of Seattle’s premier streets.” Info and pictures
  4. $2,175,000 — 1100 E Newton St  – 10/8/13 — “Classic 4-level 1911 Craftsman on a 9500sf lushly landscaped street-to-street lot. Stunning main-level w/formal entry, LR, DR & Family Rm w/circular floor-plan.” Info and pictures
  5. $2,153,000 – 1935 10th Ave E – 11/1/13 – “Outstanding views beckon from this sophisticated Capitol Hill home: Lake Union, Queen Anne, Downtown, Space Needle, Ship Canal, Olympic Mtns, fireworks, Sunsets.” Info and pictures

CONDOS

Inside condo #2 (Image: Windermere Real Estate Co.)

Inside condo #2 (Image: Windermere Real Estate Co.)

  1. $1.5 million — 1168 Harvard Ave E Unit 3 — 4/3/13 — “A private enclave of distinctive homes located in the historic Belmont district, Harvard & Highland luxury condominium residences offer beautifully landscaped gardens, gracious courtyards & artistic water features, all in a private & secure setting.” Info and pictures
  2. $1,090,000 – 1420 Terry Ave Unit 2501 — 11/14/13 – “Spectacular sweeping views of city, sound, lake & mountains from walls-of-glass in this NW corner penthouse.” Info and pictures
  3. $1,050,000 –726 Boylston Ave E Unit 3 — 12/6/13 – “Rare 2nd floor home on sunny SW corner of The Coach House. 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths with guest powder room.” Info and pictures
  4. $883,000 — 716 Boylston Ave E Unit 1 — 6/28/13 – “The Harvard Estate Carriage House is a boutique community of 24 designer homes located in the Harvard Belmont district of Capitol Hill.” Info and pictures
  5. $847,000 — 1310 E Union St Unit 402 — 1/31/13 – “Stunning 2 bdrm urban loft featuring award-winning industrial design.” Info and pictures

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