Queen Anne High in Seattle PI
There’s high school classy: Old-school chalkboards and original classroom floors in some units. And then there’s classy-classy: Granite, stainless steel and tile, all standard condo accoutrements, and the hilltop views of downtown, Elliott Bay, Lake Union and Mount Rainier.
- Real estate developer Legacy Partners, with headquarters in Foster City, Calif., bought the building last year and is turning it into 137 condos.
- Thirty-six units already have been sold to alumni and other VIPs.
- The Seattle Board of Education erected the original neoclassical school atop Queen Anne Hill in 1909 and expanded it in 1929 and 1955, according to the National Register of Historic Places. The district closed the school in 1981 and, in 1986, sold it to developers, who converted it into 139 apartments.
- Inside the condos, the ceilings are at least 14 feet — some much higher, some ending in massive crown moldings.
- How much: a little over $300,000 to more than $1 million
- The condos range from 526- square-foot studios to two-bedroom, 1,432-square-foot units.