The event will include a celebrity chef burger battle, craft cocktail pairings by local bartenders and furnished model tours.

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SEATTLE — To celebrate the recent opening of LUMA Condominiums, the community will host a summer rooftop party on Sept. 22 from 6–9 p.m.

The event will include a celebrity chef burger battle, craft cocktail pairings by local bartenders and furnished model tours.

“It’s an opening that prospective condominium buyers on First Hill have been anticipating for months,” says Julie McAvoy, LUMA’s sales director. “Our sales have been strong throughout the summer with buyers looking for new construction in an established and convenient downtown neighborhood. There is very little choice now, so the interest is high.”

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LUMA is more than 85 percent sold out. One reason for the brisk sales, McAvoy says, is its location in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Homeowners can be at the city’s favorite restaurants, bars and shops in Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine district within a two-block walk. Cal Anderson Park and the multitude of First Hill cultural institutions are also nearby.

Pioneer Square, the stadiums and other locations can be reached via the streetcar in less than 10 minutes.
A variety of LUMA’s 168 units remain for sale, including one-bedroom homes priced from the mid-$500,000s and two-bedroom homes from less than $800,000. Homes feature open-concept living spaces with three designer color palette choices.

Interiors boast high ceilings, hardwood flooring, custom kitchen canopies with built-in casework, marble or quartz countertops, back-painted glass backsplashes and high-end appliances.

The one- and two-bedroom homes at LUMA Condominiums feature open-concept living spaces with three designer color palette choices.
The one- and two-bedroom homes at LUMA Condominiums feature open-concept living spaces with three designer color palette choices.

LUMA’s top floor is dedicated entirely to resident amenities, and is ideal for large-scale entertaining and gatherings. There is a fireplace lounge, library, private dining room and great room.

Outside is a terrace with a year-round soaking spa and panoramic views.

Residents can also enjoy the building’s fashion-forward artwork, including its floor-to-ceiling backlit lightboxes that showcase black-and-white photography by Seattle artists Brent Smith and Jules Frazier. These complement the modern sculpture, textural cut-paper art and large-scale murals that are featured throughout the building.

LUMA’s 24-hour concierge staff can provide a range of services, from restaurant recommendations and reservations to theater and concert tickets.

During the event on Sept. 22, prospective buyers will be able to see the finished units, city views, building artwork and amenity spaces. They’re also welcome to socialize and mingle on the rooftop over cocktails created by some of Seattle’s most noted bartenders, McAvoy says. Cocktails will be specially paired with the burgers concocted by celebrity chefs in a “Battle of the Burgers” grill-off. Chefs will be preparing their most interesting recipes on LUMA’s rooftop grills, and guests can vote for their favorite burger and be entered into drawings for a series of weekend getaways.

“With delicious food prepared by famed Seattle chefs from top eateries, one-of-a-kind cocktail pairings, stunning views of Seattle and tours of LUMA’s extraordinary living spaces, this is an event prospective buyers don’t want to miss,” says McAvoy.