'It hasn't been a good situation at all here from the beginning'

SEATTLE - He has a great balcony, and an amazing view, but Cory Streater's condo will be ripped apart in a few weeks.

Streater was one of the original buyers at 2200 Westlake, one of the ritiziest addresses in Seattle. But for more than a year, it's been embroiled in construction defect litigation because of buckled floors, leaking and faulty window installation.

"There are going to be people in the units, construction workers in the units for three weeks at a time," Streater said. "So each building is going to be 10 months each. And the total project is going to be two and a half years."

Now, a $26 million dollar settlement involving the developer and construction company will get the issues fixed.

Balconies will have to come down, floorboards will have to pulled up and Streater's life, along with hundreds of others in the complex, will be turned upside down.

"It hasn't been a good situation at all here from the beginning," he said. "I'm really disappointed in how this is turning out."

Turner Construction did not respond to a call from KOMO 4 News, but Vulcan, the developer of the property said in a statement: "We have been working cooperatively with the Residential Association and general contractor (Turner) for approximately two years to identify potential areas where the 2200 Westlake buildings can be improved and repaired. We have come to an amicable agreement with all parties and will now focus on addressing our collective findings."

Streater's in-home software sales business will have to go elsewhere, and eventually he says he might move out.

But he won't buy ever again.

"It's the last condo I'm going to deal with," he said.