Enticing Condo in Ballard, Best Location, Great View

6006 Seaview Ave NWYesterday I visited a really impressive penthouse view condo in Ballard.  It’s on Seaview Avenue NW, which is essentially steps away from Ray’s Cafe and Boathouse and

park across the street from this Ballard Condo

Viewpoint at entrance to Ballard Locks

Anthony’s Homeport Restaurants, three minutes away from Shilshole Marina and Yacht Club, and five minutes away from the glorious Golden Gardens Seaside Park.  It has a view of the bay from most every room, with the living/dining/kitchen and both bedrooms looking straight out at the water. What is so great, it is right across from a city park so there is nothing more “protected” than this view, where nothing will be built between you and the water in future.  (There is one gracious residence on the other side near the water, but I thought it just added to the glory of the neighborhood, and you see lots of water).

The condo is two bedrooms (plus den alcove) and 2.5 baths (a powder room off the hallway and each bedroom has a beautiful en-suite bathroom).  It is on the top (3rd) floor of a charming 10 unit boutique condominium building, and it’s location on the south end of the building gives you extra window, light, and views on the south side.  It’s 1,217 square feet, has one large parking space in the common garage and a storage unit.  (There’s also no lack of street parking.) The building has an elevator and there are great water views, no restrictions on pets (luckily because

views of water

Balcony, bedrooms and dining/living all have great water views

Seaview Ave is dog walking heaven, so many pets with their owners went by while I was there).  The heat is high efficiency radiant (built in 2007 the building exceeds even modern standards for well built).  The cooktop and oven are gas.  There is a nice stacked (but not mini) washer and dryer in the unit which stays.


As you’ll see from the photos, the vaulted ceilings and high windows makes it an exciting space, light-filled and potent with dreams and possibilities for your life.  (You know, they say high-ceilinged spaces lead to more abstract thinking, whereas lower ceilings lead to more concrete thinking for the inhabitants!)

Another thing that made it stand out for me was the wonderful second floor rooftop garden which is shared.  There is so much attention and love being poured into the plantings, lovely gracious place to go read or be with guests, and a large gas grill for when you wish to barbeque!  The HOA dues are $458 which represents your garbage, water and sewer paid by the HOA plus a good amount, the listing agent tells me, is being put away for any future necessaries.  There is a train track nearby, but this is the Ballard Railroad that normally passes by about once a week, and more in summer but just one Engine with a car to drop off for the fishermen.  There is a description of the train and how it affects life there written by one of the residents, should you be interested tell me and I’ll send it to you.

Any questions, just email me at edy@seatttlecentric.com or give me a call, I would be happy to get you any information or to take you to see this very special Ballard luxury condo! (Oh, did I mention it has come down from $615,000 and now is listed at $549,950?)

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About Edy Kizaki

Edy's perfectionism and dedication result in attention to detail during every stage of your search and purchase experience.

Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at SeattlePowerSearch.com, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the process...now Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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