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Live and work in a penthouse atop an old factory and shop for $1M

It comes with the entire building

A living area with a loft to the left and a large wooden seahorse sculpture to the right Seattle Dream Homes

For the person whose dream home comes with a little bit of industry—or whose dream workspace comes a little bit of home—this Freelard penthouse, machine shop and a cannery might be just the right fit. It’s a commercial building, but it’s been converted to a live/work space with spacious, lofty residential above.

The interior strikes a balance between industrial and rustic, with the wood details in the loft sometimes nodding more to a cabin than a factory. The space’s roots show through in high ceilings, exposed pipes, and little workaround details like a sink hidden in a cabinet.

A high-ceilinged living area with stairs curving around the entire left wall leading up to a loft
A bed underneath a loft with exposed beams
A small loft above a cabinet with a sink inside. Seattle Dream Homes
A large, gray-green industrial building with a roof deck

Both a larger and a smaller loft break up the space—and with ceilings that high, the lofts still make room for an adult human to stand up in them.

While the space is clearly unique, it still has one of the main hallmarks of a million dollar listing: An expansive roof deck with views.

Located between Ballard and Fremont just off Leary Way, the building sits in a pocket of ship canal that’s still industrial, while still being a quick bike ride away from the amenities of either neighborhood—and right off the Burke Gilman for longer trips.

Whether you’re in the market for commercial space, a machine shop, or a place to live, all three come together for $995,000.