Tavona condominiums

3333 Wallingford Ave.

Developer: Pelar LLC

Architect: Curtis Beattie and Associates

Tavona condos

We looked up what a Tavona is, or does, and found nothing. And no, it’s not Italian for The cutting edge of urban living.

We guess it just sounded like the right quasi European luxury condo name to give this project after running it through Condonamer 2.0.

We feel that to make this condo really stand out everyone who lives here should change their name to Tavona. It has a nice beige gender neutral sound that doesn’t offend anybody. Pets too.

Those garden nursery columns are really holding up the whole thing nicely.

It’s a good thing they are protected by a modern security feature of concrete barriers in front to prevent a disaster by keeping errant traffic from taking them out.

Also, if your friends live on the second floor above the columns you can knock on their floor if you don’t feel like using the buzzer.

John…, I mean Tavona, are you home?

6 thoughts on “Tavona condominiums”

  1. Good thing those mega secure concrete barriers are there to prevent drivers being overcome with design rage. Or maybe they are leasing the ground floor to TSA and there’s a metal detector too.

  2. Tavona is an Italian word meaning both “transfer station” and “dead end”.

    “But it grieves my heart, love,
    To see you tryin’ to be a part of
    A world that just don’t exist.
    It’s all just a dream, babe,
    A vacuum, a scheme, babe,
    That sucks you into feelin’ like this.”

    Bob Dylan, To Tavona

  3. Those aren’t concrete barriers. This condo project was built on the rubble of the ancient city of Tavona (note the remarkably clear original label “Tavona” on the rubble), which mostly sank into Lake Union eons ago. We on the design review board felt very strongly that celebrating the rubble was an organic statement of something. We’ll get back to you when we’ve decided just what.

  4. “Uh, yes, hello- Is Curtis Beattie there?. Um, Curtis you’ve been demoted back to associate, with an emphasis on the ASS” What, was there a half load of cement left in the truck, and the driver didn’t want to have to drive back to the station at the end of the day?

  5. I saw this design throughout the Gulf Coast region; it’s to withstand the storm surge. Maybe rising sea-levels.

  6. “Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one. When you gonna give
    me some time, Tavona? M M M My Tavona!”

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