Queen Anne: Best View in the House


I thought it was odd that the best view in the house had not sold when other units had. This unit is on the SW corner with views of the sound and Cascades. I was told that it sold once and recently went back on the market. My curiosity got the best of me and I quickly hiked up to the 5th floor to check it out. As soon as I opened the door and saw the sloping floors, I had to pull out my golf ball and give it The Titleist Test. It failed miserably. From the hallway, the ball rolled picking up speed right to the middle of the room. Then I tried it again from the balcony doors and again it rolled to the middle of the room. It’s a new building and you would think the floors would be more even than that. The floors also looked like they had a poor installation job. There are big gaps and the stain doesn’t look like it set very well. All in all, I would give the floors a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10 for a new installation. The tiles in the bathtub were also a bit wavy, which made me wonder if someone forgot to use their level on the job. If you are interested in this unit, the agent told me that you can negotiate having the floors redone in your contract. I would question and define what they mean by redone though, since it looks like they didn’t do it right from the start. Parking is a plus with a chance to get an extra spot or two with their parking spot options.


Price: $479,900
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft. 709
$Sq. Ft. $677
Homeowners Dues: $340.65
MLS# 27026779