FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
You know you recognize the name ‘Escala’ from somewhere right? Correct. Yep, the Escala is one of the most luxurious (and relatively new) high-end condominium buildings in down-town Seattle, but it is also known for being the setting of the steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey. I have to admit I own the book, but only skipped to the good stuff . I’ll eventually get around to re-reading it and actually paying attention to the story line.
I encourage you to check out the Escala website gallery because these condos are UNREAL. Word on the street is that since the book came out, the prices of the units have shot way up! Love what you see? Better hurry because there are less than TEN condos still available for purchase. My guess is that after the movie comes out, the owners of these units will have made quite the pretty penny. I’m not even sure if exterior shots of the building are being shot for the movie, but I doubt it will make much difference. Just as Twilight became a huge money-maker for the city of Forks (literally the middle of NOWHERE), the movie Fifty Shades of Grey will do the same for the Escala.
Now just how much are these condos actually worth at the moment? To give you an idea, a two-bedroom home STARTS at $900,000. So I can only imagine how much the penthouses cost. According to Celebuzz, they run between $4 and $6 million.
And in case you haven’t been reading any celebrity gossip lately, I present to you your leading characters:
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.
I really don’t think I have seen either actor in anything, which I kind of like. Jamie Dornan has appeared in both television series Once Upon a Time and The Fall and Dakota Johnson can been seen in the movies The Five Year Engagement, 21 Jump Street, and The Social Network. I definitely think these two look the part! Now, if you are panicking that you haven’t read the book yet, fear NOT. You’ve got some time. Although the film is already in post-production, the movie isn’t set to release until February of 2015. Sigh.
Whenever passing this glorious building, I really just admire it from afar. So a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided to see if we could go in and see what all the hype was about. There is a front desk immediately as you walk in, and well, we didn’t want to seem like super-fans by asking if we could take pictures. So, we nonchalantly walked in like we owned the place and immediately headed up the staircase….and the building didn’t disappoint. The interior of this place is STUNNING…If only I had $900,000 lying around…..
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