Find a 1920s condo with a well-preserved floorplan and you’ll have a posh-feeling space that rivals many a standalone house. This 1922 two-bedroom home in north Capitol Hill’s Laurabell building retains the aesthetic and open, formal spaces of its original George Stoddard design, but with a bevy of thoughtful updates and newer finishes that add modern convenience while helping the original archways and millwork pop.
Stoddard would go on to become a modernist in the 1940s, which is maybe why this home takes so well to a combination of ornate and sleek. Still, its filled to the brim with some of the prettiest trends of 1920s Seattle: Open archways keep common areas open, but separate, from a peaked portal from the foyer to the living area to a light-filled sunroom. A Mission-style fireplace, flanked by built-ins, sits opposite a full wall of bookcases. The kitchen boasts versatile cabinetry for both display and storage. A recessed wardrobe in the master both saves space and adds a vintage flair.
Upgrades were worked in over the years, not forced in, laundry in a built-in hallway closet, quartz countertops worked into period-appropriate cabinetry, but there is one showstopper of a modern addition: Off the master, a large terrace surrounded by trees offers a level of space you’d expect from a backyard, with a party-ready design that includes built-in planters and benches and even a hot tub platform.
1112 Broadway East Unit 201 is asking $869,000 through Windermere Real Estate.