WEST SEATTLE REAL ESTATE: First homes at WestBridge almost ready

(WSB photos)

If you’ve noticed the STS Construction Services (WSB sponsor) banner on the slope as you head westbound toward the west end of the West Seattle Bridge, that marks the site where the first of 14 new homes at WestBridge are about to go on sale.

We visited recently for a closer look. The houses are clustered but sizable – each with at least 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (you can see the floor plans here).

Other features include custom fireplace surrounds with gas fireplaces:

Big view decks:

And spacious kitchens:

The listing prices start in the low $1 million. The development’s official website has more info and photos at WestBridgeSeattle.com.

21 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE REAL ESTATE: First homes at WestBridge almost ready"

  • MJ May 29, 2018 (5:31 pm)

    Nice looking homes, but 7 minutes to downtown?  Maybe in the middle of the night, not at 0800 weekdays!

    • Alon May 29, 2018 (6:20 pm)

      From there, 20 minutes by bike on E Marginal any time of day. 

    • CAM May 29, 2018 (6:52 pm)

      MJ, on a bus or the water taxi in the morning that could easily be a 15 minute commute from the time they got on. Bus and shuttle stops are both easily walkable from that location. It’s not 7 minutes but it’s far better than the 40 minutes it takes to drive that same distance in a SOV. 

  • MJ May 29, 2018 (10:29 pm)

    The 7 minutes was from the sites marketing information, that I was questioning.Alon yes 20 minutes on bike is correct, except if the bridge is opened for marine traffic.The homes do look very nice!

    • West Sea Neighbor May 30, 2018 (6:45 am)

      I commute by bike from West Sea to downtown every single day. The bridge is so seldom open to marine traffic during my commute that the concern is, imo, negligible. Agreed, these look like nice homes, and a convenient location. Are the accessed from Spokane St? That’s one steep hill by bike!

  • anonyme May 30, 2018 (6:35 am)

    I’m SO relieved that increased density allowed these affordable homes to be built.  Housing crisis solved!

    • WSB May 30, 2018 (9:00 am)

      There was no “increased density” involved. In fact, as previously reported, under a different owner and different plan, this site was once planned for 21 houses, 50 percent more than built under this plan.

  • kravitz May 30, 2018 (6:42 am)

    “listing prices start in the low $1 million.” What exactly is low about $1 million? 

    • WSB May 30, 2018 (6:52 am)

      That’s not saying it’s low – in a market where century-old bungalows are going for $800,000, I don’t know that anything is “low” – but it’s common real-estate terminology for pricing. Would mean closer to $1m than $1.5m, for example.

  • Rick May 30, 2018 (10:06 am)

    This place has gone crazy! Or maybe it’s just me. Either way, end result is the same. So, it’s all good, I guess.

  • John May 30, 2018 (10:44 am)

    What about parking?These are Eastside-huge with 4 bedrooms, but still lack the coveted 3+ parking garage.  With no available street parking on this ECA Steep Slope area and virtually no yards or driveways, how will residents store all of their vehicles and toys?

    • WSB May 30, 2018 (10:57 am)

      They have multi-vehicle-size garages.

      • John May 30, 2018 (11:16 am)

        Yes, the floor plans and WSB photos show 2 car garages, not the highly desirable larger (3+) garages needed to avoid the not available street parking and lack of driveways.  The same citation expressed so often on smaller housing units, is where are excess vehicles, motor homes, trailers, boats and play gear stored when many buyers of 4 bedroom homes have more than two vehicles to store?

        • KM May 31, 2018 (2:07 pm)

          You mentioned the Eastside, so how about there?

  • Diane May 30, 2018 (3:25 pm)

    “Gated community”?  jeez

  • Dianne Thorniley May 30, 2018 (5:06 pm)

    Why would a fireplace be put on a wall with a view?  Where are these houses?  This community is changing way too fast…!

    • Openmindlady May 31, 2018 (1:16 pm)

      I think it’s a fabulous design! Coming home from a long day of work especially during winter time, turning on my fireplace with a glass of wine and starring out into the view…how relaxing.

  • MJ May 30, 2018 (5:28 pm)

    JohnThe site is in a urban setting, walking distance to transit and other amenities.  Thus fewer vehicles are needed.MJ

    • Helpful May 30, 2018 (10:30 pm)

      Hardly an urban setting- 18 mos ago, these lots were a wooded hillside surrounded by other SFR’s. It’s a narrow winding hillside street single family homes and certainly no more urban than the rest of the Belvediere neighborhood. 

  • West Seattle Lady May 31, 2018 (12:45 pm)

    each house has an attached two car garage and there is guest parking as well.

  • Johnson May 31, 2018 (1:01 pm)

    I’ve seen some of this builders work in other areas of the city.  If this project is anything like its other work, it will be top notch.

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