Le Bain. Because c’est la vie

January 14th, 2016 | 1 comment

  Don’t worry, that is as French as it’s going to get, because when I think French, I think fries, and then remember I’m woefully under-Frenched. SO, for those of you, like me, who are closet Google translators, allow me to save you a step,…

Don’t drop the ball in 2016

December 31st, 2015 | no comments

  Or a homeowners guide to selecting the perfect New Years resolution. I shalom swear!… after this glass of champagne I finish, I’m done. Drinking! I swear. We’ve allll heard this one before, maybe we’ve even said this one before? Regardless, bubbly brings up a…

Not mulled wine, mold whine.

December 16th, 2015 | no comments

  There has been a lot of confusion as of late about the term “mold whine”. Frequently when thrown out in conversation, ears perk and eyes twinkle as standers-by envision warm wine with citrus, cloves, and mulling spice medleys over-flowething  their cups. Well, then it gets…

*”Very Sparkly, very twinkly”

December 14th, 2015 | no comments

  There is a long, on-going tradition in my family of quoting, and over-quoting, negligible  lines from movies then giving a sharp turn-and-point gesture which translates to “what movie?!”. It just so happens that the season of tradition is upon us, what some may call the HOLIDAY…

2015 first-time (town) home buyers

November 13th, 2015 | no comments

First-time home buyers have looked differently over the years. As the price of rents sky-rocket in Seattle, it demands the question of making the leap to home owner. The average age of first-time home owners in 2015 is 31 and the median income is $60,000….

THE URBAN HAUNTED HOUSE

October 23rd, 2015 | 1 comment

  Because it is almost Halloween and we actually couldn’t help ourselves, we are proud to present to a BU original tall tale of… THE URBAN HAUNTED HOUSE. For the sake of drama and suspense, please know whenever you see a “BU” it is a…

Build Urban is featured by Microsoft

October 15th, 2015 | no comments

Build Urban is honored to make an appearance in a recent Microsoft video featuring our Radius townhouse project in Greenlake. The video, shot by Wattsmedia follows a young women and young man aspiring to find a fulfilling career. Our Radius project appears in the shots…

A BU-tiful Glossary of Terms

September 29th, 2015 | 2 comments

When you’re walking around a Build Urban home in awe, you might care to know a bit more about what’s behind those walls. While we can’t all tote around the construction cache of vocab, here are a few terms you may hear tossed around that you…

Build Urban is heating it up… or down

September 21st, 2015 | 3 comments

Fall is in the air! Sidewalk strolls are crisp with crunch-crunching leaves, pumpkin is perpetually on tap, and wool-cozied necks are craning for a warm spot to hunker down. At Build Urban we believe the ultimate hunker down spot should be your home. As much as…

BU on NBC

September 11th, 2015 | no comments

  What are all these letters? What does it mean?! Allow us to elaborate. Build Urban’s (BU’S) Radius project, located in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle, was featured on NBC News. Check it out! Being recognized as one of NBC’s desirable, modern Seattle nests is not only an honor,…

Plant it in Seattle! Or don’t.

September 9th, 2015 | no comments

The first step is to plant yourself in Seattle. That is a no-brainer. We accommodate all types of human flowers, just pick your pot and bloom. Hey, you can even pick a Build Urban pot! Word is, they are the best around. Okay, so you’re…

Build Urban is bringing in art and the locals

August 26th, 2015 | 1 comment

Have you ever walked into a staged home and thought, “Why did Ikea get to monopolize all the wall decor?” Not saying that assemble-yourself art isn’t a hoot, but we thought, “Why shouldn’t the art we bring in our homes, reflect the level of artistry…

THE OUTLOOK, NOT SO OUT-LOOKED

August 19th, 2015 | 2 comments

Our project, The Outlook, in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle Washington won bronze in the Urban Infill category for the Professional Builder Magazine Design Awards. Designed by Build Urban resident designer, Alyse Zimmer, this single family home is an understatement in cool. The multi-story, open design…