Back in 2007 when Columbia City was still beginning it's ascent as Seattle's Next Great Neighborhood©, Developer Rob Mohn, Flip Builders and architect Philip Christofides introduced a collection of three-story, live/work lofts meant to help create a community within the community.
Christofides's concept was to put a modern spin on the "old-world concept of living above the bakery." The approved units could work for residential purposes or commercial purposes or as a mixture of both and now that decision could be yours if you decide to buy Unit C, which is asking $795K.
1,600 square feet are spread out across the tri-level loft, which also includes one bedroom and 2.25 baths. There's also a rooftop deck up top and cobbled courtyard out back to provide a sense that's somewhat private and somewhat open.
The Henrybuilt kitchen is top of the line and includes a Wolf induction cooktop, Miele appliances, Sub-Zero fridge, and Durat countertops. The design smartly finds a way to allow for huge ceilings and tons of light on the middle level, which flips the tri-level concept on it's head a bit. The loft bedroom up top also makes for a bright space, though privacy might be an issue for some.
The workspace down below switches gears with exposed brick and spartan artistic space ready for whatever craft you bring into it. Also looks like the current owners have finagled a second bedroom into there as well.
· 3827 S Edmunds St Unit C [Estately]
· Live-work lofts bring a fresh face to a landmark space [ST]