Exhibiting the attention to detail that distinguishes Bellevue’s best-selling condominium community in 2011, Bellevue Towers has partnered with Masins Fine Furnishings and Interior Design to create a one-of-a-kind model home on the north tower’s 41st floor.
For the first time, the public will have the opportunity to see what life is like at the top of Bellevue Towers.
Attention to detail is the trait that sets apart the most brilliant businesspeople, the best designers, and the greatest innovators. And it’s what sets Bellevue Towers above the rest of the region’s condominium projects—in addition to the fact that the 42- and 43-story residential towers are the tallest residential structures in downtown Bellevue. This height advantage means residents may enjoy spectacular views in all directions: the Cascades, the Olympics, Lake Washington, Seattle and beyond.
Some of the project’s best views can be had in the new showpiece of Bellevue Towers, the 3,400-square-foot penthouse model home, which has been luxuriously outfitted with stylish, modern furnishings complementing the finishes and design of the contemporary glass buildings. Created and furnished by the designers at Masins Fine Furnishings and Interior Design, spaces throughout the home are chic and elegant, each room flowing into the next to reveal a dynamic entertaining space punctuated by dramatic statement pieces.
Step through the front door of the penthouse model home and your gaze is immediately drawn through the elegant entryway (and past the iconic Barbara Barry gold-leaf Diamond chest) to the dramatic Laura Kirar chandelier—a cluster of clear glass globes illuminated from within by metal rods—that hangs above a circular brass-inlaid walnut table in the dining room and beyond to Mount Rainier through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The Masins team began with a comprehensive layout analysis of this extraordinary unit’s spacious floor plan, then selected distinctive furnishings and accessories to complement the residence’s sustainable hardwood floors, curtain of windows, and breathtaking view.
In the expansive gourmet kitchen, ceiling-height Pacific Crest cabinets and black slab granite counter tops and backsplash are complemented by Four Hands bar stools topped with a zebra pattern. High-end appliances include a SubZero refrigerator and under-counter wine cooler, a Wolf range, oven and microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher.
The master bedroom is a sumptuous hideaway with walls hand painted in tone-on-tone shades of cream and silver, with a floor-to-ceiling view of Lake Washington to the south and west. Masins’ designers selected Annie Selke’s “Happy Hotel” platform bed by Vanguard, upholstered in a soft gray velveteen fabric by Kravet, and a Jessica Charles lounge chair in a “Midtown” ivory finish to complete the look.
The project’s signature amenity is a 25,000-square-foot urban garden—as long as a city block—at the project’s sixth-floor level connecting the two towers. The garden is accessible only to building residents and features a large lawn, multiple outdoor seating areas and pathways, gently cascading fountains, a wood deck promenade, an outdoor fireplace, a barbecue, and a pet exercise area. The large terrace with space for outdoor dining offers views of downtown Seattle to the west.
On the Fifth Floor, residents have exclusive use of a fitness center and spa, sun deck, and comfortable gathering spaces for friends and neighbors to watch sports, read by the fire, or enjoy a fine glass of wine. They can reserve many of these spaces for private parties, as they can a fully equipped kitchen and dining room (such as for a catered dinner for 14 or chef demonstration), and a screening room with 16 club chairs.
The extensive collection of Northwest art inside Bellevue Towers includes work from Seattle-area galleries such as Winston Wachter, William Traver Gallery, Foster/White Gallery, and Canlis Glass, as well as Bellevue’s Hallway Gallery. Nonresidents can get a glimpse of the collection outside the north and south tower lobbies, where two 8-foot-tall sculptures by native Northwest artist Julie Speidel stand.
Attention to detail is evident in the many features that secured the project its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold status—and that makes it the largest LEED Gold residential development on the West Coast. In addition to energy-saving building materials, nontoxic paints and finishes, and water-efficient fixtures, the towers have on-site bicycle storage and are just steps away from the downtown transit center and some of the region’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, and workplaces.
At street level and open to the public are the award-winning Purple Café and Wine Bar, and its companion lounge, Lot No. 3. But only Bellevue Towers residents can request delivery service, as well as the option to have a private party catered by the restaurant in the private dining room on the Fifth Floor.
Bellevue Towers is the fastest-selling urban condominium community in the Seattle/Bellevue market in 2011 with more than 133 closed sales year to date. Homes remaining for sale include studio and one-bedroom residences priced from the $300,000s, two-bedroom homes priced from the $600,000s, and large penthouses priced from $2 million.