Each week, we're featuring one Seattle-area home that we think is interesting, inspiring or just a downright feast for the eyes. Some of them are actually on the market, while other homes will offer enviable style tips--courtesy of their ingenious owners or designers--that you can steal for your own abode.
With the recent surge in activity in Pioneer Square--new retail shops, more residential units and a slew of freshly opened bars and restaurants, including London Plane, Intermezzo Carmine (sibling restaurant to the iconic Il Terrazzo Carmine and its next-door neighbor) and Damn The Weather--it's a tad surprising that no one has scooped up this fetching 1,240-square-foot condo in the Merrill Place Condominiums. (Note to the food-obsessed: This home is actually located in the same building as Il Terrazzo Carmine.)
The Merril Place building along Jackson Street was built in 1905 and now houses multiple loft-style units. The two-bedroom dwelling currently up for sale has some pretty killer views of the shipyard and the Sound (yes, that pesky Viaduct is in there, too), not to mention exposed wood beams on the cavernous ceiling. I really like the color of the brick--it's not too red, not too pale--and particularly love the juxtaposition between the softer pieces in the room like a fluffy throw and curved upholstered chairs with the hard-surface walls, floors and ceilings. And for $595,000, unit 401 is sitty rather pretty.
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For a Bellevue couple who love the outdoors, this house is everything