Trace Lofts at 1408 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill was built in 1919 and has enjoyed a colorful history, housing both an athletic equipment company and an order of Tibetan monks. In 2007 it was converted from a vintage warehouse to condos by developer, GTS development, whose projects include Trace North, the Oddfellows building and Solstice Fremont.
Johnson Architecture + Planning designed the renovation to resemble an antique dresser, with a two-story glass-and-steel addition sitting atop the building like a jewelry box blending the past and present. The design also used exposed brick walls and HVAC systems to integrate the modern and historical elements.
Rafn was the contractor, Swenson Say Faget provided engineering support.
42 units ranging from open one bedrooms to two bedroom units. There is no rental cap. It is managed by Madrona Real Estate Services.
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