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Penthouse atop historic printing factory listed for $898K

Featuring 1,417 square feet and two whole terraces

A two-story, brick factory building with newer construction on top. Coldwell Banker Danforth

This one bedroom, 1.5 bathroom penthouse’s details nod to the 1914 former factory below, with exposed pipe and timber. The open floorplan includes a kitchen with a breakfast bar, a living area, and a dining corner, with a cozy nook with a fireplace off to the side.

Building on top and inside historic buildings is so hot right now, but this condo predated the current boom. The brick-and-timber building, originally home to Frayn Printing and Publishing Company, gained two stories of penthouses in 1999.

An entryway with hardwood floors and a matching bench features cubist art along the wall and a hallway leading out.
A high-end picnic-style wood dining doom table in front of an open living area with French doors opening to the terrace.
A kitchen with a breakfast bar and exposed wood columns.
Two plush, blue chairs by a fireplace in a small living nook with French doors leading outside

Residents can enjoy the view from above the original structure on two private terraces with water views. French doors let plenty of that light—and the view—inside.

A terrace with a view of the sound, a small planter, and bench.
A larger, tiled terrace, also with a water view. A long planter stretches to the right, and two red chairs are set up.

What looks like public art outside is also a public works project, part of Growing Vine Street. The Beckoning Cistern collects roof runoff water from the building, part of a “water garden” with three cascading planters.

A whopping 1,417 square feet right in Belltown with easy access to water and green space will run you $898,000—assuming it goes for the list price.