At a Glance
- located at 3rd Avenue & Virginia Street
- 48-storey mixed-use tower with retail, office, residential
- 459 luxury condominiums
- spectacular sunset views
- 3 floors of amenities
- floating rooftop swimming pool
- custom Fazioli piano in lobby
- steps from Belltown’s vibrant taverns, restaurants, shops
- walking distance to Pike Place Market
A New Dawn
Westbank is excited to introduce First Light, a new residential tower coming soon to Seattle. Created with long-time collaborator, architect James KM Cheng, First Light is an elegant tower that will add style and grace to the Seattle skyline. The building’s quiet, sophisticated lines also provide the perfect canvas for John Hogan, a Seattle-based artist who works predominantly in glass. Hogan has created a collection of art works for First Light, titled ‘Light as a common thread’. This includes luminous glass veils that will cloak and enliven the building’s podium and high-floor amenity levels.
First Light is a story of collaboration. This quality of work only happens by bringing together like-minded people with the common goal of producing something extraordinarily good. This is a much more difficult process requiring much more effort than is typical, but in the end there is no substitute for this level of effort and that the outcomes are more than worth it.
Pricing for First Light Seattle
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Floor Plans for First Light Seattle
Purchasers have a choice of studios to 3-bedroom homes. Visit the First Light website to view floorplans on homes from the 9th to 45th floor.
As this extraordinary property will undoubtedly attract significant international interest, I urge those with a serious interest in First Light to contact me today to discuss availability and plans.
First Light Seattle Interiors
The residential interiors at First Light echo the three core themes of industrial materiality, elevation of craft, and purity of design that are expressed throughout the project. The corridors and public spaces of the building are kept simple and pure; with recessed cove lighting along the halls, minimally expressed door frames and fine-grain minimal details, even in such touches as the suite numeral fonts and door finishings.
Inside each residential home, a cool, natural palette extends throughout with subtle, yet starkly contrasting, design details. Residents will be able to choose one of two offerings. The first features raw architectural concrete columns, white oak floors, matte white cabinetry, and millwork with black inserts.
The second features a matte black lacquered kitchen with white inserts. JKMC Architects collaborated heavily with a custom kitchen manufacturer from Italy sourced by leading furniture maker, B&B Italia, to achieve a design that reflects the beautiful aesthetic of the homes.
The primary washrooms, with integrated Kohler custom plumbing fixtures, will feature a terrazzo tile floor and honed Super White quartzite vanity countertop and tub surround. A frameless glass shower enclosure, luminous-mirror medicine cabinets, and matte black hardware and bath accessories (with gold and fluted glass in the penthouse units) complete the refined interior.
Every detail in the residences will express an elevated and sophisticated minimalism; over-height door frames cradle glass partitions, and custom matte black finishes and lighting will define these spaces as not only homes but total works of art.
Amenities at First Light Seattle
First Light’s residential lobby will have a full-time concierge, so there will always be someone to welcome you. The centerpiece of the room will be the latest in a series of custom pianos Westbank has created in collaboration with Italian manufacturer, Fazioli, the makers of the finest pianos in the world. For a half dozen major buildings, the developer has commissioned their architects to design a piano that responds to the typology of their architecture, an original design evoking the forms and material palette of the building. These are more than sculptural artworks, they are all fully-functional musical instruments. Designed by John Hogan, the piano at First Light will be a work of art, but even more, it will build a bridge to a feeling that can only be created by the sound of music. Everyone entering or leaving this lobby will pass by an interior installation of Hogan’s glass art strung on vertical cables.
Resident amenities are located on the 46th and 47th floors. There will be a range of spaces, from flex and gathering rooms, to fully-furnished lounge areas and a secret garden on the roof. A floating rooftop pool with an adjacent interior spa, offers one of the best sunset-watching vantage points in the Pacific Northwest. The entire floor below is devoted to an aerobic and weights room. Terrazzo decks will be visible through the floor to ceiling glass on all sides of amenity rooms. Lounge chairs, sofas and standing lights will draw on the rich tradition of Italian furniture design, including the essence of Milan’s classic modernist design era from 1960-1980, but also some contemporary models, curated and manufactured by B&B Italia, the leading Italian company in the international world of designer furniture.
Parking and Storage
Seven levels of underground will provide residents and commercial tenants with 444 vehicle parking spaces. A residents’ bicycle room below the lobby, entered from a special entrance on the lane, will include not only secure storage space, but also fully equipped work benches for repairs, even an informal area to hang out before or after a ride. Walkable structural glass panels in the lobby will allow views into the bicycle room below.
Maintenance Fees at First Light Seattle
Developer Team for First Light Seattle
Established in 1992, Westbank is one of North America’s leading developers, with over $25 billion of real estate projects constructed or currently under development. Westbank projects have consistently led their markets because of design innovation – the creation of value through ideas. The core of Westbank’s mission is to create a body of work with a high degree of artistry that helps foster more equitable and beautiful cities.
James K.M. Cheng Architects is a collaborative architecture & urban design practice that prides itself on creating meaningful and dynamic built environments. Based in Vancouver, Canada, JKMC is recognized for its pioneering contribution to West Coast architecture and city building. Founded by James Cheng in 1978, the 30-person practice has grown to specialize in a variety of scales, with a strong emphasis on the integration of urban, landscape, architectural, and interior design. Their portfolio includes local and international master planning, as well as residential, commercial, and institutional projects. James KM Cheng Architects has been recognized with some of Canada’s most prestigious awards, which include the Order of Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Governor General’s Medal.
John Hogan is a Seattle-based artist and designer who works predominantly in glass. His critically-lauded work – which spans both original fine art glass objects and architectural design focused on sustainable practices – is about changing radiant energy through the refraction of light.
Expected Completion for First Light Seattle