There’s a definite independent spirit in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, borne straight from its colorful history. Once its own vibrant city – the second largest in King County, in fact – Ballard was forcibly annexed by Seattle in 1907. And, despite the fact that things turned out great for everyone involved, the Free Ballard! bumper stickers you see, well, everywhere, pay homage to the neighborhood’s won’t-go-quietly rebellious roots.
Ballard is true-blue Seattle, home local shops, cafes, pubs, and art spaces nestled between music venues, gardens, and creative offices. It’s home to farmers’ markets, tattoo parlors, the city’s best seafood joints, happy hours, great food, even better coffee, and even better beer. And best yet, Ballard sits right on the shores of Pugent Sound and all its gleaming awesomeness, the perfect anecdote to the hustle and bustle of city living.
So, when we decided to build Modera Ballard, a gem of an apartment community with 132 brand-new homes in the heart of downtown Ballard, we channeled our unconventional roots to deliver a slim, six-story building chock full of cool spaces and finishes. The interior design is modern and organic, with rich layers of textures and wood, with beautifully curated furnishings showcased by a light-filled two-story entry. Amenities are right-sized and thoughtful – perfect for a community of this size – with everything you need right where you need it.
Living spaces are designed to give you the space you need to do your thing. Notable are our open and bright work/live spaces and a collection of three-bedroom homes – a super-rare find in Seattle. Finishes are what you would expect in brand-new apartments: quartz counters, high-end appliances, tile backsplashes.
Things only get better here as you go up, with the cherry-on-top rooftop deck. We can’t think of a more perfect place to take in this magnificent city, with panoramic views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle skyline. Plenty of hang-out areas ensure you a front-row seat for the Seattle show, with a new performance every day, brought to you by Mother Nature.
Our location in downtown Ballard is solid, with a near-perfect Walkscore. The 15th Avenue corridor is just five blocks and can get you to downtown Seattle in 10 minutes without traffic. Even closer are the never-ending shops, restaurants and pubs, the famed Ballard Farmers’ Marker (a Sunday tradition). Shilshole Bay and Golden Gardens Park – home to one of Seattle’s only sand beaches – is an easy 10-minute drive.
When you’re ready to live true-blue Seattle, be sure to put Modera Ballard on your short list. Now leasing!