Capitol Hill has some of the city’s prettiest antique apartment buildings—like the Wilana Co-op, originally built in 1909. The building looks the part from the outside, too, with pronounced bays along all sides and a relatively simple, but still dramatic, cornice.
Inside, unique-to-now floorplans reflects that vintage. This one-bedroom apartment, one of the Wilana’s corner units, benefits from one of the building’s dramatic bay windows, and has a few hidden twists, too.
It’s (mostly) the opposite of an open-concept layout, with an entry to a foyer that separates the living area from the kitchen. A bathroom is up a few steps, stashed off to the left of the front door. One thing that is open, though: Depending on your privacy needs, the bedroom and the living area are just separated by French doors, ready to expand into a bigger, formal space. Perhaps that was the original intention—a pull-out bed is stowed down by the baseboards, adding either extra storage or space for guests.
1732 15th Avenue Unit 20 is listed for $399,000 (plus $425 a month in dues) through Windermere.