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Wallingford 45

Wallingford 45 occupies an extraordinary location toward the west end of 45th Street in the heart of Wallingford. Situated near many of the neighborhood’s most popular attractions and businesses, this project is within walking distance of the burgeoning dining scenes along Wallingford Ave and Stone Way, and within close proximity of Woodland Park and its associated zoo. Wallingford 45 resides near the intersection of several of the neighborhood’s most time-honored restaurants, watering holes, cafes and stores, allowing for a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle that is rich in local flavor. The walk score of 95 confirms Wallingford 45 enjoys one of the most pedestrian friendly locations in all of Seattle.

- 48 units (1 Bedrooms, Open 1 Bedrooms, Lofts)
- European-style kitchens
- High efficiency stainless appliances
- Modern design
- Ground level features Grand Central Bakery
- Community rooftop with expansive city views

Loft: $749,950* - $849,950*
Open 1 Bedroom: $554,950* - $699,950*
1 Bedroom: $469,950* - $749,950

*Prices are subject to change.

 
 

The Neighborhood

With the natural beauty of Woodland Park to the west and the vibrant student culture of the University of Washington to the east, Wallingford is one of the most coveted, yet convenient neighborhoods in all of Seattle. Rising up from the North shore of Lake Union, Wallingford is adorned with tree-lined streets of craftsman bungalows that overlook Downtown Seattle. 45th Street has been this neighborhood’s primary commercial corridor for 100 years, and home to independent specialty shops, delicious eateries and abundant services.

Wallingford’s shoreline along Lake Union has been preserved as a working waterfront, with a mix of boat yards, marinas and houseboats that give it an authentically industrial aesthetic. Wallingford is particularly notable for its historic integrity and active sense of community, evident in its widely heralded adaptive reuse projects.

The variety of transformed properties lends Wallingford its reputation as an adaptive and historic community. The Good Shepherd Center is a majestic former girls’ school that now houses numerous non-profit organizations, a school, performance space, gardens, and artist housing. Another renovated property is The Wallingford Center, a former grade school, that now functions as a hub for local shops and businesses. Gas Works Park is an internationally recognized masterpiece of urban landscape design, and Dick’s Drive-In, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream and Murphy’s Pub are perennial favorites that draw people from all walks of life to this dynamic neighborhood of old and new. Wallingford offers close proximity to the University of Washington and the Burke Gilman Trail, as well as easy access to Downtown Seattle, via Aurora Avenue and I-5.  

The Amenities

Designed for a life that is anything but still, Wallingford offers spirited living with the warmth of community. Truly unique to Seattle, the composition and integration of each space has been carefully curated to evoke a sense of community and connection among residents.

Wallingford 45’s community areas include an expansive rooftop deck with a fireplace and areas where residents can lounge, grill or dine while enjoying the sweeping views of Lake Union, the Seattle skyline and tranquil sunsets. A dramatic open-air courtyard provides light and a touch of nature to the interior units, while outdoor breezeways and entryways create a sense of household autonomy while encouraging owners to interact. Ground level retail space will include a new outpost of Grand Central Baking Company, which will serve as a casual gathering space where residents can enjoy a meal, meet up with friends and colleagues, and work on their laptops.

Biking is easy and encourage in this bike friendly neighborhood. Designed for making the most of Wallingford 45’s location in the heart of Wallingford, a bike storage room allows residents to safely and securely store their human-powered vehicles; for those with other storage needs individual storage units are also available. Residents can run daily errands, then head to one of the numerous farmers’ markets, shopping districts, or nearby restaurants, without the need of a car. For those who still desire a car, a limited number of parking spaces will allow car owners to acquire designated parking.

Wallingford 45’s signature location along Wallingford’s iconic 45th Street is perhaps its most profound and enduring amenity. Described as “A Walker’s Paradise,” it is one of the most connected urban residential communities currently on the market, with a vast array of activities, opportunities, and conveniences within steps of its doors.  Gas Works Park and Woodland Park are easy destinations from this pet-friendly community.

The Lifestyle

Whether enjoying a gourmet dinner at the James Beard award-winning Tilth, picking up fresh-baked pastries at the on-site Grand Central Bakery, or cooling down with a scoop of Molly Moon’s homemade ice cream, residents will find tremendous convenience and an engaged community within a block of their front door. Beyond this local bounty, Wallingford 45 is also ideally poised to take advantage of all the culture and street life that has redefined and reenergized its neighboring districts. Wallingford has always been a conduit that connects the industry of Ballard, the “Center of the Universe” funkiness of Fremont, the sun-dappled streets of Phinney Ridge and Green Lake, and the culture and academics of the University of Washington with the rest of Seattle.

With a prime location at this nexus of activity, residents of Wallingford 45 are well positioned to take advantage of numerous professional, commercial and cultural opportunities within a convenient radius of home. North Lake Union is rapidly evolving into a high-tech hub, and the University District is reinventing itself as a center for innovation. These Northward expansions of the traditional downtown core are sure to bring increased value to the area, as well as a notable improvement in desirable urban amenities. 

If you long for a connected, pedestrian-friendly lifestyle with a close-knit neighborhood sensibility while enjoying a proximity to a host of dining, shopping and entertainment options, Wallingford 45 is the place for you.

The Residences

Wallingford 45 offers a portfolio of meticulously tailored new homes that fit with the lifestyle needs of a new generation of urban professionals. As increasing numbers of people choose more community-focused lifestyles, maintaining vast amounts of personal space has become less practical and sustainable. City dwellers are enjoying the freedom, low maintenance, and relative affordability that a smaller footprint can offer. By creating a selection of studio, urban one bedroom, open one bedroom, and loft residences, the esteemed team at Wallingford 45 are offering high level quality, design and amenities at a price point that is attainable to a wider range of potential buyers than has been available before.

All 48 residences at Wallingford 45 are light-filled, voluminous units that belie their size through highly efficient and thoughtful design. They are arranged around a central courtyard, connected by covered outdoor breezeways that provides fresh air, light, and a sheltered gathering space to all of the homes. The main building houses 40 of the condominiums, Grand Central Bakery, and Cedar House floral shop, while a secondary structure contains 8 private units.

Fresh, clean and contemporary, the interior design aesthetic is crisply minimal with high quality materials throughout. Residence include custom European-style kitchens with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, while the spacious and beautiful bathrooms include large showers, plenty of counter space and contemporary tile. High-end designer fixtures and LED lighting complete these timeless homes that can function as a gallery-like backdrop to a wide range of collections and personal tastes. Opportunities for customization include a choice of light or dark color palettes, and buyers will have the chance to purchase dedicated parking and additional storage space to better compliment their urban lifestyles.

Wallingford 45 was designed to appeal to the needs of Seattle’s new class of urban professionals, but it is also a great option for those seeking to downsize or acquire a pied-a-terre in an established, dynamic, and historic neighborhood.

The Design

The collection of residences at Wallingford 45 represent B9 Architects’ vision for contemporary living. The interiors integrate seamlessly into the sculpted nature of the building’s exterior. By minimizing interior hallways and dead spaces, the design team has created voluminous homes that live much larger than their indicated size. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the units with natural light on all 4 levels, with some featuring private decks or patios.

Outdoor catwalks and breezeways provide unit access and connect the residences, while allowing for open sightlines across the courtyard. Thoughtful, disciplined architecture comes together with a material palette that is informed by history and context to create a condominium community that is at once visually arresting, yet at home and in concert with its surrounding neighborhood.

The Offerings

With an emphasis on clean, contemporary design and space efficiency, Wallingford 45 offers a range of beautifully appointed condominiums and loft homes with introductory pricing from the high $400,000s. This is not just a chance to lock down affordable long-term payments and finally participate in Seattle’s hot housing market, it is a rare opportunity to get exactly what you want, with a selection of palette and customization options tailored for modern lifestyles.