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Cozy nooks and old growth in Capitol Hill’s Trace Lofts

By August 21, 2020

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Condos, Lofts, 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

Sarah was 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.