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Co-op apartment from 1909 asks $399K in Capitol Hill

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It’s been standing for more than a century

A cozy living room has hardwood floors and a bay window.
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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.

A foyer at the entrance is a hub for the bath, living room, and kitchen.
A decently-sized kitchen, set apart from the rest of the apartment, has plenty of cabinet and shelf space.
A built-in breakfast bar in the kitchen adds some extra dining or prep space.
French doors separate the bedroom from the living area.
The bathroom is slightly elevated—leaving space underneath for stowing a trundle bed in the bedroom.
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The exterior of the building—including a small fire escape off the bedroom window.