Ugliest condo building in Seattle?

I recently had two people contact me within a twenty four hour window about a condo conversion on Capitol Hill. Apparently this place was hideous. Here’s what one friend had to say:

Have you walked by it lately? Prior to turning it into condos they 1) cut down the huge birch trees on the corner and 2) painted the building in bright and clashing blues, greens and pinks. It used to be a nice building. Now I weep whenever I walk to QFC. I Weep!

Can you please bring public shame to this eye-sore? (I know your disability [ed: I'm color blind] may prevent you from noticing how bad these colours look, but it’s truly awful.)

So I trekked up to Republican and Bolyston Saturday morning on the way to the grocery store, stopped, gawked, and took a few photos.

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While taking this photo someone came out and asked me if I was taking a photo because the place was hideous. And the answer was yes, yes I was. This place is just hideous. The photo doesn’t even convey how hideous it is, go walk by it. Its no surprise that their website, does not have any exterior photos! (And please, put your square footages on the floor plans.)

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Needless to say, don’t buy here, even though they do have granite (we need to send a message to developers that granite countertops does not mean your project is desirabl!) You will be mocked. I also welcome submissions of condo projects that you feel are uglier.

Update: The Stranger discusses this ugly ass building here, Re: PI Credulous on Conversions and has some choice quotes in the comments:

Speaking of their tag line, my friends and I made up a new game where we remix up the words, add new ones but make sure it has the same “ag” and “ase” ending. Such as (a few favorites)

“The shroud of Turin is a burlap bag, this is Jesus’ Face.”

“This city is a burlap bag, this is your face”

“The city is a speedy fag, get in the race”

“This building is about to sag, grab the mace”

there are many, many more. I suggest you and your friends play it too!

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About Matt

Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports and urban living. Phrases such as “polished concrete” and “exposed brick” are music to his ears. You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • http://jeffprescott.com Doug

    Paint is happening again, this time with early 70′s earth tones. Better color combo, wrong decade. Agree that the windows are the weak point in this renovation.

  • http://jeffprescott.com Doug

    Paint is happening again, this time with early 70′s earth tones. Better color combo, wrong decade. Agree that the windows are the weak point in this renovation.

  • Jonathan

    OH RIGHT, re-paint the building SHIT_BROWN… Who are these people?

  • Jonathan

    OH RIGHT, re-paint the building SHIT_BROWN… Who are these people?

  • lola

    WOW! What a bunch of winers. Has anyone ever thought of making a suggestion directly to the Gintz Group? Has anyone ever thought about the fact that there WERE heroin addicts living in the stairway. That they loved the history of the building so much they tried to salvage as much as they could. I agree that the first round of colors were a little abrasive. To that end you talked they listended, the colors changed. They are people.

  • lola

    WOW! What a bunch of winers. Has anyone ever thought of making a suggestion directly to the Gintz Group? Has anyone ever thought about the fact that there WERE heroin addicts living in the stairway. That they loved the history of the building so much they tried to salvage as much as they could. I agree that the first round of colors were a little abrasive. To that end you talked they listended, the colors changed. They are people.

  • Andy

    Given Mr. Gintz’s checkered personal past (first-hand experience/knowledge), I would strongly advise you not to deal with this con man.

  • Andy

    Given Mr. Gintz’s checkered personal past (first-hand experience/knowledge), I would strongly advise you not to deal with this con man.

  • Janis

    I to have dealt with David Gintz personally as well, and he is a total con man. He runs his business with his brothers who are ALL con men and idiots to boot. I would not trust him at all even if my life depended on it. He was with Metropolitan Development Group , and they broke off without him because he was a scammer. Not that MDG is any better, Gwen and Casey are a bunch of low lives as well. Crappy employers and even crappier parents. I don’t trust any of them .

  • Janis

    I to have dealt with David Gintz personally as well, and he is a total con man. He runs his business with his brothers who are ALL con men and idiots to boot. I would not trust him at all even if my life depended on it. He was with Metropolitan Development Group , and they broke off without him because he was a scammer. Not that MDG is any better, Gwen and Casey are a bunch of low lives as well. Crappy employers and even crappier parents. I don’t trust any of them .

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    Not planned to build.. just started building i guess..

  • Sam lives on Capitol Hill

    This building needs to be torn down. It’s a moldy mess. Prime spot for a developer to rebuild. While your at it, re-do that halfway house across the road with an interior courtyard so the residents can hack and gag and giggle to their hearts’ content out of sight of taxpayers. No one should do business with Gintz Group-slimy scumbags who don't know a thing about construction-only cover up.

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    WOW! What a bunch of winers.