271 High-Rise Condominiums Arrive on Seattle’s First Hill in Early 2023
An Elevated Lifestyle:
Extraordinary Conveniences Paired with Simple Luxury
Designed to reflect Seattle’s relaxed and refined style in a modern way, Graystone honors a neighborhood of legacy and global newcomers.
Reimagining an Era of Sophistication
A First Hill landmark in the making, Graystone is located on a rare parcel that commands balcony vistas of the city, Elliott Bay, Olympic Mountains, Lake Union, and Mt. Rainier. A front-row view that has inspired a city and still endures today, is available from every point on the rooftop.
A Century in the Making
The Graystone name has historical significance. Its namesake, Graystone Manor, opened in 1907 on First Hill and was one of Seattle’s most sophisticated residential hotels and social clubs. Today the Graystone is reimagining that bygone era.
The Stimson family estates in Woodinville are now home to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. The Stimson-Green home on First Hill is now a treasured venue for special events. DODGE/KREISMAN Collection. From the book 'Tradition and Change on Seattle’s First Hill.'
First Hill still retains much of its ’Little Manhattan’ aesthetic championed in the early 1900s that made it Seattle’s most fashionable address. It could be considered Downtown Seattle’s Nostalgic Upper Eastside.
The neighborhood enjoys a historical significance derived from its uphill locale. It was Seattle’s first neighborhood for industrialists, pioneering families, judges, and mayors. It was home to Seattle’s Bohemian community, and introduced the concept of residential hotels where middle class, young professionals could live affordably close to shopping and entertainment.
Just walk the cobblestone streets and see the neighborhood’s patina in the window of every museum, boutique, gallery, famed dive bar, acclaimed restaurant, and ethnic bakeries. Many locally owned for generations.
Live among centennial trees, historic buildings, and cobblestone streets. In 1909, Harlan Thomas, the architect for Hotel Sorrento was the first in Seattle to place the main dining room, sunroom, tearooms, and roof garden on the top floor to showcase the views of the Puget Sound and Olympics.
Live the Legacy
A Concierge Lifestyle
Columbia Hospitality, the largest luxury boutique hospitality management firm in the Pacific Northwest, will serve as the exclusive management and concierge for residents.
Imagine being greeted each day by an attentive concierge, who knows your preferences and anticipates your needs.
Residents will enjoy recommendations and reservations for restaurants and cultural experiences, package acceptance, coordination with preferred vendors for pet care, home cleaning, laundry service, and other convenience requests such as welcoming business guests to the co-working lounge and business center.
But such curated living doesn’t stop at your building.
Washington Athletic Club
Enjoy singular membership advantages with Seattle’s only 5-Star Platinum Club, a city landmark of its own class and reputation. Family and friends of Graystone residents can stay in one of the Inn at the WAC’s boutique guest rooms or stylish suites at member rates.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Honoring the First Hill connection, residents will have curated winery experiences with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Enjoy access to exclusive wine maker dinners, personalized concierge
service for your wine locker, and entrée to seasonal friends and family Cellar Case sales, an opportunity to stock your own cellar with exceptional wines and new releases.
Award-Winning Resorts and More
Benefit from unique access and pricing to award-winning resorts, renowned golf courses, legacy hotels, celebrated spas, and acclaimed restaurants managed by Columbia Hospitality.
Expand Your Backyard:
The Lodge at St. Edward Park
Only Graystone residents will have exclusive benefits at the Lodge at St. Edward State Park, a Daniels Real Estate property. Enjoy the amenities of a national landmarked hotel nestled in 365-acres of old growth forest with walking and biking trails, along the shores of Lake Washington. Your new backyard offers outdoor fitness or relaxation, a day at the spa, an intimate dinner or weekend brunch curated by Chef Jason Wilson, a James Beard award winner. Only 30 minutes from your future home.
Own Your Home
With over a thousand rental units currently under construction on First Hill, Graystone is the only new residential high-rise where you can own your home.
Presales at Graystone provide the opportunity to lock in preferred inventory at introductory pricing with just a 5% earnest money deposit and a closing deferred until early 2023, allowing the preparation and sale of an existing home into a future market.
See Yourself Living at Graystone
Tall ceilings and operable window walls are paired with timeless materials with an emphasis on organic elements like wood and stone in both light and dark finishes.
Every material and system was carefully selected with quality and health in mind, meeting Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) standards.
at Your Fingertips
In keeping with Seattle’s pioneering culture, Graystone has elevated the 3D tour experience.
View the Graystone App from any browser on any device and explore the building and its skyline surroundings with dimensional accuracy.
All details from the building’s architecture have been integrated to create photorealistic renderings with the specified appliances, fixtures, and finishes for each unique floorplan.
See actual views taken with drone photography and furnished residences by Graystone’s interior designer Robin Chell with furniture available as a turnkey solution from Inform Interiors, and original artwork for sale licensed through Foster White Gallery.
Jump seamlessly between floor plans, dollhouse view and 360 panoramas.
Own at Graystone
The Graystone offers an inspired collection of studio, one-, urban one-, two- bedroom flats ranging from 500 – 1,200 sq. ft, with introductory pricing from below $500,000 to over $1.6 million.
Four exquisite two-bedroom plus den penthouse homes expand to 2,250 sq. ft and start at $3 million.
Buildings Should be Good Neighbors
With a grand staircase from the lobby, let the concierges lead your guests to the second floor’s fireplace den or meeting room for a proper business reception.
Designed to be Singularly Residential
Your entrance is a grand, two-story lobby that wraps around the parklet, with two lounge areas that lead to separate elevator bays for the mid and high-rise homes.
The second floor is designed as a comfortable extension of your home with a co-working lounge and flexible private meeting rooms.
Upstairs, residents and guests will enjoy penthouse living for all with indoor and outdoor spaces curated for entertaining as an extension of your living room.
In total, your home expands to more than 20,000 sq. ft. of amenities.
A fitness center and board room overlook the tranquil waterfall park creating a biophilic connection to nature. Art is integrated throughout the building.
Paul Thiry is known as “the Father of Architectural Modernism in the Pacific Northwest“ (Wikipedia) and had his office on the corner of 8th Avenue and Columbia Street for over fifty years.
Thiry is best known for his work as supervising architect of the Century 21 World’s Fair, and the design of iconic landmarks such as the Arena at Seattle Center, the first MOHAI Museum, and the Frye Art Museum, whose renovation was Daniels Real Estate first project, also on First Hill.
Thiry was quoted saying that “Buildings should be good neighbors“, in the context of “decorum“ in architecture, a term best described as “that which is proper, suitable“, appropriately dressed for the occasion.
LMN architects, selected as architects of Graystone in 2016 (the year they won the national AIA Firm of the Year Award), made sure to honor his legacy with a building so elegantly suited to its neighborhood that it pays homage to his quote.
Daniels Real Estate has dedicated a parklet to Thiry’s memory on the corner where his office once existed, and worked with Hewitt Architecture to create a waterfall park that helps the city retain stormwater while creating a soothing sound for the neighbors around it.
Taking care of your beloved pet is now an amenity, with a separate green area and appointed pet wash to avoid muddying up your home.
Always Exceptional Never Ordinary:
Three Decades Restoring the Core and Shaping the Skyline of Seattle
Daniels is one of the most acclaimed development firms in the Pacific Northwest, considered a leader in high-rise living and historic preservation.
Daniels has gathered award-winning architects and designers to ensure that Graystone is a legacy building of its own making.
From left: Frye Art Museum, The Mark, Stadium Place, Starbucks Center
Upward and Beyond
Enhance your lifestyle beyond your home via Graystone lifestyle partners, which have defined their industries and contributed to the legacy of our region. Prospective homebuyers are able to enjoy unparalleled amenities and opportunities even before occupancy in early 2023.
Originally published in GRAY magazine No. 59
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