Step back into the Seattle of 1907 when various cities in the area wanted to be the new Pittsburgh. Yep. That was a thing. Long story. One reminder is The Pittsburgh, which is now a set of condominiums that retain century-old style with modern prices, like this one that is listed at $329,000 (plus $486 per month).
The living room is defined by wood. Fir flooring is a softwood, which is evidently hard enough to survive 110 years of use. Trim, including possibly a picture rail, delineates the doors and windows with a rich contrast. A gas fireplace has probably replaced a wood one, but that’s an understandably modern touch.
An original built-in china closet sets the tone for the dining room, a bit of elegance that doesn’t intrude into the space. It also means finding furniture to match may take a bit more effort.
A similar set of cabinets sit in the kitchen, glass fronts making it easier for guests to find what they’re looking for without bothering the cook. The rest of the kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Modernity has its place.
The one bedroom unit is on the top floor and in the corner, which means more windows (and more stairs, but that’s good exercise.) Internal shutters are a nice reminder of the era. Even if they’re new, they’ll provide privacy and a bit more of a buffer.
Fixtures in the single bathroom have been updated, but kept in character that fits the nostalgic feel of the home.
With only 647 square feet, the condo could feel like a tiny house, but one from a time when the city was small but the dreams were big.
- 125 Warren Ave N Unit J [Windermere]