Looking to Buy at Trace Lofts?

I've owned at Trace Lofts since 2007 so I know the building well! You can reach me at matt@urbnlivn.com.

Rent My Place at Trace Lofts

My loft at Trace Lofts is up for rent! 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 GTS Development. Johnson… Read More

Trace Loft Penthouse Back on the Market

Unit 502, a penthouse at Trace Lofts, is back on the market after selling just last December. Listed at $565k, it is priced slightly above the $557k it sold for three months ago. At 821 square feet it is a decent sized place, with tall ceilings and west facing views. I own in the building… Read More

Want to Rent at Trace Lofts?

If you’ve been looking for a sweet loft rental on Capitol Hill there are three to choose from at Trace Lofts, an old warehouse building converted to condos in 2007. #301 – 880 square feet. $2,500 / month. This rental is directly above my rental (I own #201) and is my pick of the three…. Read More

Penthouse At Trace Lofts

Another loft at Trace Lofts hit the market this weekend. Loft #506 is a 787 square foot loft, one bedroom, one bathroom with a little loft area. It faces south with a balcony to enjoy the summer sun. Listed at $499,000 it last sold in 2010 for $370,000. I just joined the homeowners association as… Read More

Two Bedroom at Trace Lofts

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Another Trace Loft

My neighbor is selling his place at Trace Lofts, #212. It’s a pretty sweet unit. 759 square feet. Cool old elevator door for a bedroom door. Exposed brick. Reclaimed hardwood floors. Original ceiling… The loft next door sold for $658/square foot which would put this place at $499k. They originally bought the place for $401k… Read More

Exposed Brick and Steel Galore at Trace Lofts

#205 at Trace Lofts just hit the market. #205 is a very unique unit. A few things make it unique: There are only two units with this floorplan at Trace Comfortably sized one bedroom. Most one bedrooms in Seattle are ~750 square feet, this one is a nice 1,026 square feet Tons of exposed brick… Read More

Two More Penthouses Lofts at Trace

This past week two more penthouse lofts at Trace Lofts hit the market. #502 – $599k, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 821 square feet #503 – $750k – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,155 square feet There’s now three on the market on the top floor to choose from. #508 is also for sale. Disclaimer: I own… Read More

Penthouse Unit at Trace Lofts

Yet another loft at Trace Lofts is up for sale! Loft #508 just came on the market at $599k for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 807 square foot unit with nice tall ceilings and views of Mount Rainier. Listing provided courtesy of Carrie DeBuys at Realogics Sotheby’s Int’l Rlty. Disclaimer: I own in the building…. Read More

Yet Another Trace Lofts Loft

I’ve lost track of how many lofts have turned hands this summer at Trace Lofts, there has been that many! (Actually it is 6 in the last six months and two more are pending. There are 42 units in the building.) There isn’t anything wrong with the building that I, as an owner in the… Read More

Choices at Trace Lofts

Looking for a smaller, exposed brick, loft-y type place on Capitol Hill? You’re in luck! Two, nearly identical lofts at Trace hit the market yesterday. Both are 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 600 square foot places. HOAs are $402/month. #211 is $369k. Being on the second floor this has the original car decking ceiling. It looks… Read More

Rent or Buy a Penthouse at Trace Lofts

Wow, lot of activity at Trace Lofts this spring! Seems like homeowners who bought in 2007 have realized they’re no longer under water. So two lofts recently went pending, two hit the market this week and a penthouse is for rent. Let’s take a peek at the penthouse, #501, for rent (here’s the penthouse, #504… Read More

Another Chance To Buy At Trace Lofts

This week we have a third floor (was the top floor of the old building), south facing unit on the market.  Unit 310, at 1408 12th Ave, is an open plan 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom.  Listing for $420,00, it has 684 sq ft; and the wood, windows, ceilings that Trace Lofts is known for. … Read More

Trace Lofts Interiors Among the Best on Capitol Hill

We have 174 posts that mention Trace Lofts.  You’d think somebody important on this blog owned a condo there.  Trace Lofts is in a converted 1909 mercantile warehouse, a couple of blocks south of Cal Anderson Park.  Unit 406 at 1408 12th Ave is on the market and worth seeing.  A south facing one bedroom, one… Read More

I’m No Longer Underwater!

I think it is safe to say that nearly six years after buying it, my Trace Lofts condo is no longer underwater! Hopefully I can say the same about the other condo I bought in 2007. (What was I thinking buying two condos are the hit of the market??) Why am I feeling confident? My… Read More

Trace Lofts Frenzy

Word is that Trace Lofts #202 is going to go pending later tonight or tomorrow. After 3 days on the market there were 19 offers, the winning one all cash. Even I had five different people reach out to me about it. Many asking about the noise at 12th and Madison (my answer, get a… Read More

Trace Loft Next To Ours is For Sale

Our neighbor is selling her condo at Trace Lofts. Unit 202 is 663 square feet. 1 bedroom. 1 bathroom. And is priced at $299k. Perhaps we should buy it to combine with ours? :) This unit has had an interesting history: 9/17/2007 – Bought for $375,000 with a 0% down loan 11/1/2010 – Stop paying… Read More

Seller at Trace Lofts Faces Reality in Relisting

An owner at the Trace Lofts is taking another shot at selling their third floor studio. But this time, it seems they’re being much more realistic. This 697 sq ft condo sold at the height of the market in 2007 for $325,000. In 2009, the owners put the unit back on the market for $372,500…. Read More

15 Holiday Sales Last Week

I apologize for the delay for interesting sales post this week, but I’m just now slowly beginning to recover from the eggnog and fruitcake hangover. Last week sales were predictably slow if not stagnant. 15 sales across the board with one at Olive 8, and most in the downtown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Some interesting… Read More

What Does It Mean?? Double Rainbow at Trace Lofts

Buy #308 at Trace Lofts and enjoy a lifetime of double rainbows! Internet meme’s aside. #308 is nice 615 square foot crash pad in the center of it all. Plus we’ll be neighbors! It is priced to sell at $259k. When first built in 2007 this unit was listed at $320k. Ended up selling for… Read More