2200 Westlake is a dynamic project consisting of three buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The project includes residential, a hotel and some phenominal retail.
The three buildings designed by firm Collins Woerman used an abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass, architectural concrete, and brick & steel. The highly used Weber + Thompson designed floor plans and the interior decor.
The buildings have been named Aria, Azur and Arte.
Azur is a 12-story tower with 102 homes,
Arte is a 15-story tower with 126 units.
Floor plans include town homes, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, one bedroom +dens, two bedrooms & two bedroom plus dens. Homes range in size from 500 sf to 2,000 sf. The project used top materials and appliances. Ceilings range from 9-10 ft tall with the exception of town homes where they soar to 18 feet. The condominiums have air conditioning, central heating, and the luxury kitchens and well thought interior decor. The units originally ranged in price from $300K to over $2 MM.
With such anticipation 2200 Westlake attracted a number of investors. Many of whom drove prices down by discounting their units to get the units off their books. The project was originally a joint venture between Vulcan Inc., owned by Paul Allen and Milliken Development Group. I don’t remember all the details, but Vulcan eventually bought out Milliken; increasing ownership in the Westlake project.
Vulcan has made an unbelievable investment in Seattle real estate. South Lake Union is a maturing neighborhood that has greatly benefited by the addition of Vulcan’s residential and office ventures. Enso, Rollin Street (now apartments) and Veer Lofts, have re-thought the living standard in this area of Seattle.
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Address: 2200 Westlake Ave
Seattle Year Built: 2006
Bedrooms: studios, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5
Total Units: 261
Amenities: Professional landscaping, retail, homeowners lounge, exercise facility, elevator,
storage spaces, secure building and parking
Walk-ability: A Google Walkscore
Unit Decor: A