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Charming Capitol Hill condo in historic warehouse conversion

By September 6, 2020

Capitol Hill, Lofts, Trace Lofts

This bright, updated home offers one bedroom, one bathroom and 663 square feet in the heart of Capitol Hill. One of the city’s most stunning warehouse conversions, this condo is located on the second floor of the Trace Lofts. Built in 1919, the building’s brick exterior and terra cotta ornamentation stay true to that era’s style. Before its conversion to condos in 2007, the Trace Lofts building was a Bekins Storage warehouse for decades.

Situated on an irregular block—where Madison Street cuts diagonally across 12th Avenue and Union Street—unit 202 reflects the building’s nontraditional layout. Western light filters into the home, playing up the warm tone of various wood surfaces and accents and creating a cozy space. This unit’s bold cornices—which combine old-growth and reclaimed timber—give it a historic, industrial vibe. As does the massive sienna-colored steel beam along the ceiling in multiple rooms.

Just inside, an in-unit stackable washer and dryer sit behind a closet door along the left side of entryway. Opposite of that, the bathroom offers concrete floors, a bathtub with subway tiling and plenty of space for linen storage. Further inside, you reach the kitchen—complete with stainless steel appliances, as well as clear sight lines into the living area. Unlike some of the others, unit 202 has a full bedroom—not a sleeping nook—partitioned by a set of sliding doors. A walk-in closet in the bedroom provides custom storage solutions in the form of shelves, drawers and wracks.

Listed by Kim Colaprete and Taylor Stephens, Coldwell Banker Bain | Listed at $469,000