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Using the Xen app, NEXUS residents will be able to control lights even if they're not at home to limit unnecessary energy expenditure.

Geeking Out Inside Seattle’s First High-Tech High-Rise, NEXUS

It’s no secret that Seattle is one of the country’s top tech cities and indeed, innovators like Amazon and Microsoft call Seattle home. Others are following. With the construction in the downtown Seattle’s burgeoning East Village, out city will soon be home to one of the world’s first high-tech, high-rises.

Seattle Refined got a behind-the-scenes look at the future of condo living. Move over Jetson’s – Tech City USA has set a new benchmark:

Total Xen:

The Xen app by Sirqul will serve as a digital concierge for NEXUS residents, allowing them to interact with other residents and easily request services from nearby vendors. It will also house a leaderboard featuring the eco-score of residents using the least amount of energy. Residents will be able to set alerts so they know if they’re surpassing their ideal energy expenditure while the gamifcation of the building encourages residents to lead by example, and pick up rewards along the way.

The Xen app also integrates with products from Seattle-based smart living company Wipliance.

Appliance Perks

Through Wipliance and the XEN app, residents can control their window shades, lighting, audio / video systems and security systems from their smart phones. These capabilities make it easy to help the babysitter get the TV working or let the dog walker in without playing telephone tag or accidently setting off an alarm.

Ultimately, the services and integrations are designed to make life convenient, simple and worry-free for residents of NEXUS.

Time Travel

Okay – The NEXUS building doesn’t actually offer residents time-travel, but it offers something pretty close: using HoloLens technology implemented by Z-Axon, those interested in NEXUS condos and the development of the East Village can use a virtual reality headset to explore what the neighborhood will look like when the building is complete.

You, too can gaze into the future: just stop by the NEXUS sales center at 2609 First Ave. to see a model of the building, walk through a full-scale model and get a glimpse at what the East Village will look like by 2020.

NEXUS is offering pre-sale opportunities so that future homeowners can lock in current prices with a nominal deposit. It gives them a chance to own the city, in America’s fastest growing housing market and start building equity.

Condo prices start from below $500,000 and go up to over $3 million and since the building won’t be complete until 2019, buyers have plenty of time to plan for the big move. “NEXUS is unique because it’s for sale,” said Michael Cannon, Sales Director for NEXUS. “The excitement for downtown living isn’t the only thing rising, so is the neighborhood and median home prices.”

Ready for your trip into the future? Learn more at and plan your trip to the sales center today.

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