This is Tom Kundig’s first condo project, Eleven Eleven East Pike — a retail- residential use, urban infill structure in Seattle’s Pike/Pine neighborhood. Details of the project are being released today, but I have some inside bits of information for sustainability enthusiasts. In addition to being an urban infill project, Eleven Eleven East Pike will be Built Green 3-star certified and have a Walk Score of 98 (tops = 100). Which means sustainability is integrated with the culture and soul of the neighborhood. Owners will have an opportunity to use their cars less and stay active in the community.
The work of Tom Kundig is highly respected and widely celebrated. I see the same for Eleven Eleven East Pike, which will have five floors of residential (27 homes), ground level retail, and two floors of subsurface parking.
There’s an interesting footnote relating to the look of Eleven Eleven East Pike. Because of its location on an old "auto row," the exterior colors were selected by Tom from a palette of 1950’s era, classic car colors. The arrangement of colors on the outer façade grew organically from random selection by staff at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects. I think you’ll agree that the colors are warm and subtle, yet distinct.
The design features an open-floor layout with nine-foot floor-to-ceiling operable windows. You may also notice the puzzle door from the below renderings. The puzzle door slides along the ceiling and provides owners with the ability to partition off space as necessary.
And for those of you in the Seattle area with interest, units range in size from 600 – 1125 sf and price from the mid-$200s to low-$500s. Eleven Eleven East Pike is scheduled for completion in Fall 2008.