The collection of 136 homes is a first in more than a decade for the neighborhood, and will begin both sales and construction in October.

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KIRKLAND — Terrene Urban and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) recently introduced JADE Residences, a new collection that will offer 136 attainable and modern condominium homes — the first of their kind for the area in over a decade.

A “groundbreaking” ceremony was presented as a kickoff for construction and marketing of the homes, but the real work is just beginning. The site mobilization and permits have been obtained, and construction of the homes has officially begun.

To mark the beginning of construction, the JADE Residences sales center, located at 12011 124th Ave. N.E. in Kirkland, will host its grand opening on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will also mark the first release of the units and pricing.

Visitors to the state-of-the-art gallery will have access to a model residence and showcase of the residences, finishes and amenities through samples, virtual reality and CGI. Eager buyers will have the limited opportunity to reserve their homes and lock in introductory pricing.

JADE Residences will have 136 one- and two-bedroom condominiums priced from less than $400,000 to over $700,000 — a starting price point and a new style of next-gen urban living that did not previously exist in the area.

JADE will be located in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area.

“It’s a great time for a development like this,” said Wade Metz, founder of Terrene Urban, during JADE’s recent groundbreaking event. “The Kirkland market hasn’t seen an offering like this in quite a while, and there is significant demand for this type of living.”

JADE will be located adjacent to the Village at Totem Lake, a multi-million-dollar development nearing completion and developed by CenterCal Properties LLC of California. The brand-new complex features approximately 1,200 residential apartment units, a Whole Foods market, a Nordstrom Rack store, an iPic theater and numerous luxury dining and retail spaces.

JADE is also within walking distance of Kirkland’s hiking trails and other outdoor activities. Commutes are short to the largest tech campuses in the Seattle area, including Google, Facebook, Oculus and GoDaddy. Evergreen Health Medical Center is just seconds from JADE’s front door.

JADE Residences’ amenities will feature all the necessities for an optimized lifestyle in Kirkland, including a full-time concierge and dedicated package spaces for cold storage, Amazon deliveries, laundry service and other conveniences. A 360-degree rooftop deck boasts panoramic views of the natural surroundings, including Mount Rainier. It has a firepit and grilling stations for outdoor evenings. Residents can host a party from that vantage point or congregate in the JADE club room with a catering kitchen, bar, screening area, fireplace and private dining table.

There is also a wellness center, a dog walk, and secure and private parking with electric charging.

The homes themselves boast finishes that are available in three palette schemes (sunset, horizon, and mist), high 9-foot ceilings, Bosch appliances, wide-panel oak wood flooring, and keyless and touchscreen-programmable deadbolt entry locks.