Capitol Hill in Seattle is as much known for its amazing array of industrial buildings as it is for its awesome nightlife. Sitting in the renowned 1310 East Union Building designed by the Miller Hull Partnership, this gorgeous loft-style condo was recently revamped and given a whole new lease of life by SHED Architecture & Design with the former interior being maximized to suit the lifestyle of its young owners. The ide was to not just maximize storage space, offer new storage options in the master bedroom and create a more sheltered entry, but also to ensure that the original industrial charm of the condo is preserved and enhanced.

Modern and refreshing loft-style Seattle condo with a timeless industrial panache

This was done using a palette that consisted of concrete brick, stainless steel, blackened steel and mirror finishes which accentuate the industrial vibe even while ushering in modernity. A perforated stainless-steel closet in the master bedroom provides all the storage the couple could ask for while the new and improved kitchen with the entry next to it looks just gorgeous. Large glass windows continue to usher in unabated views of the city outside as modern décor completes the transformation. [Photography: Mark Woods]

Entry and space underneath the staircase now offers ample space
Modern industrial loft renovation in Seattle by SHED
Use of concrete bricks inside the loft accentuates its industrial appeal
View of the master bedroom after renovation with a custom wardrobe in perforatd steel

The new island houses valuable additional storage, a built-in microwave (a playful “curly cord” hanging from the ceiling provides the power) and informal seating for four. Its wood top is easy on the elbows while the 3/16” stainless steel plate counter that flanks the sink and range is impervious to the hazards of the kitchen. The geometric wallpaper by local designer Brian Paquette adds subtle texture and movement to the space.

Use of concrete bricks inside the loft accentuates its industrial appeal
Custom-crafted lightweight enclosure of perforated steel is used to create the closet in the master bedroom
View of the iconic 1310 East Union Building on Capitol Hill in Seattle
Concrete bricks and wood transform the kitchen inside the loft-style Seattle condo
Concrete bricks used in the renovation add to its industrial appeal
Floor plan of Capitol Hill Loft Renovation in Seattle
Interior of the Seattle Loft before renovation

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