3333 Wallingford Ave.
Developer: Pelar LLC
Architect: Curtis Beattie and Associates
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?
4020 Aurora Ave. N
Developer: Kauri Investments
Architect: Warren Pollock & Associate
From their website…
“The Cobrizo @ Lake Union, combines affordability with spectacular views of Lake Union. The buildings trendy industrial exterior flows into the interior where interesting colors, angles and transitions between rooms emulate an active urban lifestyle.”
WTF are they talking about?!?
By “emulate an active urban lifestyle” they must mean living directly on one of Seattle’s biggest highways, Aurora.
Do not actively run across the highway in front, you will die.
We hope they plan to “transition” some of those “interesting” copper colored “angles” out of existence.
We are left to wonder about the “trendy industrial exterior.” Are enormous faux snake skin panels the new brick?
Finally, we read “affordability” as we really can’t sell these for very much.
And a special note for the bank: After foreclosure, these condos might “transition” most easily into the neighborhood as a sex club called “Ride the Wave”.