Cozy nooks and old growth in Capitol Hill’s Trace Lofts
Trace Lofts is one of Capitol Hill’s more beautiful historic warehouse conversions, and 1408 12th Ave #507 is on its top floor. The 1919 building is true to the era’s style, with a brick exterior and terra cotta ornamentation. Before its 2007 condo conversion, it spent a few decades as a Bekins Storage warehouse.
While this home is technically new construction peeking out from above the bold, historic cornice, it combines old-growth and reclaimed timber and a creative layout for the same classic loft vibes as its lower-floor neighbors. Exposed ceiling beams subtly delineate between the main living area and kitchen from a sleeping nook and loft above. The same exposed-grain boards continue onto dropped ceilings—under the loft, in the entryway, above the southwest-facing window bank.
There’s plenty to work with within 707 square feet. While there’s not a full bedroom (although the sleeping nook does have a closet), it has plenty kitchen and counter space, plus a generous full bath. A balcony runs along the whole southwest wall, complete with a built-in bar table for outdoor dining. A shared roof deck offers more sunshine and views.
Listed by Alison Dudziak, Realty Executives Brio | Priced at $650,000