The latest Diva Dwelling in the Monique Lofts gives the newbie buyer a chance to own their own pad smack in the heart of the city. Get ready for hip, fast-paced, convenient living. The building was originally built in 1913 as a furniture warehouse. In 1999 after being vacant for several years, a developer decided to give the building a minor facelift, and major tummy tuck. The building was gutted and carved into 26 fabulous loft units, which would ever after be one of the most desirable condo buildings on Capitol Hill.
To put it simply, Unit 302, which was recently brought on by the Diva Team, is old world charm meets modern design. The exposed old growth timbers, scarred by fire and marbled in tar, neutralize the sterility that is so common in modern day construction. The steel beams supporting the original rafters look as if they were part of the original design. Who knew that earthquake retrofitting could be so sexy? South facing, the insulated picture windows block out the cackle of drag queens and the prolific conversation of the Pike Street Hipsters below. They offer privacy while at the same time offering plenty of light to keep the occupant energized all year round.
One of the best things about this unit is that it is priced like a studio, but the upstairs loft space gives it the ability to live like a one bedroom. The intimate loft space can be used as a sleeping area, home office, storage space or any combination in-between. However you decide to orient the space, its livability is near perfection.
You may be asking, what are the amenities? That’s the beauty of living in an urban environment such as Monique Lofts; none of your earthly needs to go unsatisfied. Thirsty? Right downstairs is Sam’s Tavern, loaded with beer, booze, and good times. Hungry? One block down is the Oddfellows Café, a Capitol Hill hotspot.You need caffeination? Café Pettirosso or Caffe Vita are both located right across the street, always ready to perk you up. And for those times you feel the need to shake what your mama gave ya, you have plenty of Seattle’s hottest dance clubs just blocks away.
This is definitely one of the sexiest, most convenient units on Capitol Hill. Worth a look and worth consideration. If its not to late I would check it out — this one is going to go fast!