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Hotel Wars Creeping in Downtown; Capitol Hill House Gets the Yarn Bomb Treatment

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Without further ado, we present the latest and greatest from our sister site, Curbed Seattle.

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BONNEY LAKE PLATEAU -- Newland Communities' latest fully contained community development, Tehaleh is slowly taking shape on 4,200 acres. Over 5,000 homes are slated to be built in the community over the next two decades. But to get a head start, Newland Communities invited any and all interested parties to sign up -- no strings attached -- to be in the running for a free (that's right, free) house in Tehaleh valued at $280,000.

DOWNTOWN -- Recent news regarding hotel construction downtown has condo residents up in arms. The new slew of luxury hotels slated to creep into the area are sure to hinder much sought-after views of Lake Union. But this isn't the first time that this kind of hotel-hooplah descended upon Seattle.

CAPITOL HILL -- Yarn bombing trees is common to Seattle, but a whole house is a whole different story. Seattle artist Luke Haynes wrapped what was formerly known as "Horizon Books" completely with 500 pounds of yarn.