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Seattle's Most Lavish Luxury Apartment Amenities

Your community room is cool too, though.

By Zoe Sayler January 9, 2024

Your car goes here.

Luxe coworking areas, bays of foosball tables—apartment amenities, much like New Year’s gym memberships, tend to inspire a lot of early enthusiasm, followed by a long period of pretending they don’t exist. (Don’t beat yourself up too much if your big plans for that basement treadmill didn’t pan out. It was weirdly dark in there.)

But for Seattle’s luxury apartment complexes, impressive amenities are part of a lavish race to the top. (And there’s an incredible rooftop pool up there.) From a state-of-the-art valet system to a luxury complex with onsite daycare, here are some Seattle-area extras with wow factor.

Room Service

McKenzie, Denny Triangle

Those who can afford the $11,208 per month penthouse suite (or the $4,000 some residents fork over for a basic one-bedroom) probably aren’t too concerned about the UberEats line item on their budget. Still, the McKenzie high rise near Westlake and Denny provides complimentary hand delivery when residents order from the Wild Ginger outpost located downstairs. 

Wine Storage

Two lincoln Tower, Bellevue

Some of us in the Pacific Northwest require private storage lockers for our outdoor gear. Others require storage lockers for their cabernet and syrah. Two Lincoln Tower, part of the Bellevue Collection complex, provides climate-controlled wine storage and complementary services such as referrals to sommeliers, takeout pickup from any restaurant in the Bellevue Collection, and grocery delivery straight to your fridge (cheese, anyone?).

A Tree House

Sitka, South Lake Union

The development's participation in the Multifamily Tax Exemption program means that certain units, rent-reduced for tenants with qualifying incomes, can genuinely be considered affordable. But that doesn’t stop this “San Juans–inspired” South Lake Union complex from pursuing the heights of Pacific Northwest luxury, evidenced most clearly by the tree house community room perched over the courtyard. It comes complete with fireplace and booth-like nooks where you might actually want to work.

Peloton Membership

4730 California, West Seattle

It’s easy to forget about the squeaky elliptical in your building’s basement. But 24-hour access to Peloton bikes, plus a complimentary monthly membership? A bit more memorable. This relatively humble West Seattle building knows the meaning of a value add: Full-price, a Peloton will put you out $1,445, plus $24 a month.

Onsite daycare is the stuff dreams are made of.

Children's Play Studio

The Modern, Belltown

It’s tough to beat the Modern when it comes to extra perks. And we do mean extra: think oyster tastings, doggy treadmills, and penthouse yoga classes with a Space Needle view. But the well-equipped Children’s Play Studio, home to an onsite daycare, makes the former WeWork building on Lenora a standout for parents who make their millions from home—or might occasionally prefer to keep crayon art away from their $11,995-per-month two-bedroom. Grown-ups can stay occupied with a personal bartender, available upon request.

A Kitchen Worthy of a Nancy Meyers Movie

The Residences at RAinier Square, Downtown

Leasing companies often talk up community room “chef’s kitchens,” but few apartments can brag on their in-unit setups like the Residences at Rainier Square. Premium and penthouse homes in this downtown skyscraper include top-of-the-line Wolf gas cooktops and double wall ovens, Sub-Zero wine coolers and paneled french-door refrigerators, and Sharp microwave drawers. Certain layouts even include walk-in pantries. 

Spire's automated valet is both futuristic and stylish.

Automated Valet

Spire, Denny Triangle

These Denny Triangle condos, including a $3.9-million penthouse, aim to attract buyers, not renters—and there’s nothing more appealing than the promise of never having to park downtown again. Seattle’s first automated parking system futuristically whisks away, then later retrieves your vehicle. All that's required on your part is scanning a key card and entering a PIN.

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