NEXUS will offer "a new way to live" when it introduces 389 residential units with high-tech touches in fall 2019.
SEATTLE — NEXUS, a 41-story condominium high-rise under construction at the corner of Howell Street and Minor Avenue, will soon deliver 389 residential units and a robust collection of amenities akin to an in-city resort.
NEXUS is 90 percent presold, and occupancy is scheduled for fall 2019. The remaining 38 homes for sale have two or three bedrooms and range in size from 1,022 to 2,142 square feet.
More than 25,000 square feet of interior and exterior living spaces are offered as amenities that are owned and operated by the homeowners’ association for the benefit of residents and their guests.
“It’s not just a new place to live, but a new way to live,” says Christian Chan, executive vice president of Burrard Group, the developer of NEXUS. “Our residents won’t just reside in their home but throughout this vertical community. We’ve combined our experience in both residential property development as well as hospitality operations to set new standards for thoughtful design and innovation.”
Chan compares NEXUS to living in a boutique hotel, with concierge services and a resident app that controls smart devices both in and out of each unit.
The first floor has a controlled-access lobby with adjacent retail space that will include a café and a destination restaurant.
The seventh floor features an expansive co-working space with meeting rooms and access to office equipment; a media lounge for making presentations or viewing films; a kitchen and outdoor recreation area, including seating around fire pits; a dog lounge with indoor and outdoor play areas, pet relief area and washing bay; and a fitness center with a yoga studio and an outdoor stretching area.
Atop the building is the 41st-floor Sky Club, where the penthouse level is available for all who live at NEXUS, rather than just select homeowners. An entertaining lounge features a central fireplace and kitchen with views of South Lake Union and Capitol Hill.
An adjacent exhibition kitchen is designed for larger dinner parties and opens onto the Sky Parlor, a covered terrace area 400 feet above the city, with an outdoor media screen and landscaped lounge areas.
Residents will have access to two barbecuing areas and multiple seating environments, including the Sky Grotto, a private outdoor lounge with views of downtown Seattle.
Other amenities include a conference room, a catering kitchen, a private dining room and a games room. The building will also feature a collection of fully furnished guest suites, to be owned and operated by the homeowners’ association, for overnight guests.
“Our empty-nester clients are especially excited to downsize their domestic responsibilities and upsize their new urban lock-and-leave lifestyle,” Chan says. “NEXUS will provide opportunities to mix and mingle with other owners, while enjoying amenities provided by the building’s common areas and third-party service providers, and managed by the property management company.”
Burrard Group has developed a diverse portfolio of master-planned communities, multi-family and single-family residential developments, lodging properties and more, in markets such as Vancouver, B.C., San Francisco and Hawaii.
“Seattle is following a very familiar urbanization trend that we’ve witnessed in other West Coast cities, and our success at NEXUS is further validation of that belief,” says William Mainguy, vice president of strategy for Burrard Group. “NEXUS will prove to be a very transformative development on many levels.”
He says an exclusive resident app is being developed for homeowners to serve as a digital concierge for day-to-day needs while living at NEXUS. Residents can control the smart devices inside their units (switches, outlets, thermostats, door locks and more), as well as others throughout the building, such as the visitor-access system, elevators, gym equipment, utilities and package-delivery lockers.