Expo 62

Expo 62 is the latest condo project to come from project designer Dan Foltz and the team at Weber Thompson. Developed by John Street, LLC (member of Intracorp) the building is slated for completion for Summer 2008.

Expo 62 is going to be located at 2nd & John, in the heart of the Seattle Center. With 114 units and 7 stories, they are offering studios, open 1???s, 1 bedrooms, 1 BR + Dens, 2 BR, 2BR + Den, Live/Work Lofts, and Penthouses. Square footage is ranging from 422-1364 sq ft and prices are tentatively ranging from mid 200's to low 700'spenthouse pricing to be released.

Amenities: Expo 62 will boast a lounge (kitchenette, fireplace, and big screen), library, fitness room, wine and cigar storage (with cork floors no less!), rooftop view patio (views of city and Sound, BBQ???s, herb garden), bike storage, parking, and a dog cleaning area.

Swank is the word. The design team has based the project off of an early 20th century artistic movement in Holland called de Stijl (Stijl you ask? It's the Dutch word for style). Robin Chell (interior designer) has brought bold colors, stone surfaces, hardwoods, and stainless to the table. Don???t be too put off by the picture, of course the cabinets will come in more than just red! They are offering anything from that bold red, to blue, white, brown, beige, and gray, or you can go with the same tone that they have on the bottom portion to unify the kitchen a little more.

I think it will be interesting to see what happens here in terms of how buyers respond to the construction. Rather than all wood construction (no thank you) or all concrete and steel, Expo 62 has decided on 2 stories of concrete topped off by 5 stories of wood construction. Hopefully the minimal 2 stories of concrete will give them an edge against projects like the Trio with their nerve-wracking all wood construction.

The sales center is going to be open to the public from 11-6 on Sat. April 21 & Sun. April 22. Check it out, but prepare yourself for an overdose of particularly hip & retro marketing speak.