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Capitol Hill loft offers the classic warehouse look

By February 12, 2020

Capitol Hill, Monique Lofts

1505 11th Ave Unit 302 comes by its classic industrial look honestly. The homes in Monique Lofts were carved from a 1913 warehouse—originally Smyth Van and Storage—in 1999. Those roots are still visible: At the top of 12.5-foot ceilings, thick timber and hardware have stuck around. An exposed-brick pillar separates two giant, south-facing windows.

Newer finishes don’t detract from the style. The sleeping loft and a built-in shelving unit are both lined with metal piping. Under the loft, an exposed wood-slat ceiling continues the look into the kitchen and bathroom. Keeping with the original sensibility, the functional bits of the home are also in full view, including exposed ductwork and a triangle of support beam.

Lots of new buildings go for this aesthetic, but there are only so many actual former warehouses out there.

Listed by Presha Sparling and Riley Sparling-Beckley • Gerrard Beattie & Knapp | Priced at $448,000

Sarah is a contributing writer to Urban Living. She can’t sell you a house, but she’ll talk about them for as long as anybody will listen.

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