While it’s been often-mimicked in new construction, the classic loft apartment look largely comes from industrial building conversions, like this third-story, east-facing condo in Capitol Hill. The homes in this building were carved from a 1913 warehouse, originally the Smyth Van and Storage building, in the 1990s. They’re tucked behind giant windows inside arched bays—a look leftover from the neighborhood’s days as the city’s Auto Row. Now, the top three floors are the Monique Lofts, with businesses like Sam’s Tavern taking up the ground floor.
Those tall warehouse interiors and windows translate to an airy look inside the home. 18-foot ceilings tower over the living area, accented by concrete supports. The sleeping loft gets closer to the exposed-beam ceiling that fits the vintage, but adds warmth. The kitchen is delineated by wood support beams and exposed ducts for a look that’s distinctly industrial, but not too busy.
1505 11th Avenue Unit 207 is on the market for $599,950 through John L. Scott.