We may not have the century old charmers like DC or Savannah has but Seattle does have it's fair share of unique, historical or vintage condo buildings built before 1940. Some are a little run down and some still carry that old-world charm reminiscent of a previous time. Just as there are these character-inducing units there are the buyers who love them. Hipsters, artists, visionaries, historians, or anyone that relishes the construction, look and feel of an older building. Many condos in Seattle have been renovated into condos from an older building or mansion such as many on Capitol Hill and First Hill.
The majority of older condos and loft buildings are found north of downtown in places like Queen Anne Hill, Eastlake and South Lake Union. The lower part of Seattle is home to newer buildings and high rises. These older, more archaic buildings have a charm unlike anything else in the city. These older lofts are usually less expensive than your high rise and may not offer all the amenities of a newer building. Many of these condos are of brick construction, have mature courtyards in the center and updated units, unique to the individual owners over the years.
However, there are also the luxury, vintage condos, like those at the historical 1519 3rd Ave building in Belltown. This building was originally constructed in 1913 and features original crown molding in many units, Venetian plaster walls, 30ft ceilings and renaissance revival style architecture by Mendell & Gould. It even features a private roof top deck and traditional gargoyles. These homes start about $900,000.
Landmarks such as the Seaboard building on 4th Ave offers historical elegance in the heart of downtown. There is a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary elements all in a building constructed in 1909. Luxury starts about $700K with penthouse units going for around $1.3 million
There are several studio condos as well built and redesigned from larger buildings, industries and mansions, primarily throughout the lower Queen Anne Hill area and Capitol Hill. These start about $200,000 to $400,000 for smaller units of around 400 square feet.
Whatever you are looking for in a vintage condo, there's probably something that will suit your fancy in downtown. Start your browsing here for free and call me when you're ready to schedule a showing. I know historical buildings in Seattle and can narrow your search down to the right condo for your needs.
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Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Junction.
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Listing courtesy of Redfin Corp..
The heart of Queen Anne is right out your door! Situated steps from neighborhood favorites like Caffe Fiore and Top Pot, plus sitting mere blocks from Kerry Park and all ...
Listing courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Midtown.
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Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Greater Sea.
Rare opportunity to own a quintessential 1920's condo on the south slope, across from one of the best view parks in the city, Kerry Park. Garden level 1 bdrm with open fl...
Listing courtesy of Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty.
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