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1920s studio with a sleeping nook asks $299K in Capitol Hill

This small, quiet co-up unit carves out distinct spaces

Spencer Redford of Rendering Space/Courtesy of Windermere Real Estate

On one of Capitol Hill’s quieter corners, 16th and Olive, is the Marquis, a brick, 1926 building with a greenery-filled courtyard. Up on the third floor, a walk-up studio unit keeps the charming, vintage details of the original construction, starting with a Tudor arch at the entryway and leading into a living room with a coved ceiling, prominent millwork, and hardwood floors.

But later in its life, an architect moved in, and made a few modifications to keep the cute vibe but add a little privacy and closet space. Enter the sleeping nook, which takes up an oblong shape in one corner of the living room. It’s a small space with just enough room for bedtime, but it lets the resident shut a door to go to sleep—and with a ceiling fan and a custom-built bed that comes with the place, it’s more than the walk-in closets often turned into makeshift studio bedrooms.

Separate spaces for different functions define the layout, with a kitchen and dining area separated by more arches, dividing the space and making the 503 square feet live up to its full potential.

There’s more space to stretch outside, too, with a shared resident patio and garden space.

The condo is listed for $299,000; HOA dues are $306 a month and include property taxes. Cats can come along, too.