The Gainsborough is one of three luxury apartment buildings designed by Earle W. Morrison on First Hill in the late 1920s and 30s. Full of terra cotta designs and featuring a slight Chateauesque design, it's a historic reminder of how Seattle came into it's own in the early 20th century.
Over time, the apartments inside surely began to deal with wear and tear and upgrades were needed. One unit in particular got a helluva upgrade thanks to George Suyama, AIA & interior designer Jean Jongeward and now it's available for $825K.
Unit 1304 is a two bedroom, 1,411 square-foot unit found in the northwest corner of the 13th floor. That offers up lots of great city skyline views, depending on which room you're in. Thanks to the keen eyes that aided in the remodel, the space now has a distinctly Northwest contemporary aesthetic that straddles the line between modernity and natural materials. Because of the remodel, the space which once was a three-bedroom became a two-bedroom but maintained two bathrooms and maximized the living space throughout.
The kitchen received a full remodel in 2011, complete with new hardwoods, custom detailing, and a sleek cabinet design that makes it stand out. The shoji aesthetic that has been used to created open walls and windowed dividers really gives the entire condo a balance between distinct spaces and open living.
· 1017 Minor Ave Unit 1304 [Estately]
· 1017 Minor [SHS]