Tucked between Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom penthouse home offers 795 square feet of industrial charm, with wood-clad ceilings and a loft-style bedroom.
The Fix/Madore is comprised of two buildings on Western Avenue just north of the Pike Street Hillclimb. Unit R604 is in the Fix—a red-brick, century-old former furniture factory. Reimagined as 32 private residences in the 1970s, this unit seems to have been lovingly maintained since. It’s open-concept floorplan with 14-foot ceilings and an airy feel that appeals to Seattle’s unique history.
The owner of this home would be a stone’s through from one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the country, putting them in a prime location to hit the best stalls before masses of vacationers begin to trickle in at 10 or 11 a.m. With Seattle’s waterfront is undergoing a massive reinvention now, the Fix/Madore is equidistant from the Market and what’s slated to be an active, easier-to-access, Viaduct-less Alaskan Way.
Stepping inside of the home, a short hallway leads into an airy kitchen and dining room. The kitchen runs along the interior-most portion of the home. The large, open dining area could accommodate a table even bigger than the six-person table shown in listing photos. While some older buildings lack storage, this unit includes a massive built-in in the dining room, as well as floor-to-ceiling shelving in the living room and loft.
The dining area flows into the living room, and again, the space is undivided, bright, and sits underneath rich wood beams. Windows envelop most of the room, and one wall is covered in old, exposed red brick.
Between the living and dining rooms, a spiral staircase wraps its way to a small second level—the bedroom loft. At the top of the stairs, a little landing offers more room to display your beloved tchotchkes.
The loft adds an additional 175 square feet of space to the home, technically bumping the square footage of livable to 960 square feet. It’s sized right for just the essentials; a bed, a side table, and little else.
- Great Loft at the Fix/Madore in Pike Place Market [Urban Living]