Trace Loft Urban Condo on Capitol Hill

1408 12th Avenue – Unit 305
Seattle, WA 98122

Cutting-edge cool industrial urban loft-style condo in the amazing restored Trace Lofts.


Trace Lofts at 1408 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill was built in 1919 and has enjoyed a colorful history, housing both an athletic equipment company and an order of Tibetan monks. In 2007 it was converted from a vintage warehouse to condos by developer, GTS development, whose projects include Trace North, the Oddfellows building and Solstice Fremont.

Johnson Architecture + Planning designed the renovation to resemble an antique dresser, with a two-story glass-and-steel addition sitting atop the building like a jewelry box blending the past and present. The design also used exposed brick walls and HVAC systems to integrate the modern and historical elements.

Rafn was the contractor, Swenson Say Faget provided engineering support.  Interior Design by Robin Freeman of Two9Design.

42 units ranging from open one bedrooms to two bedroom units. There is no rental cap. It is managed by Madrona Real Estate Services.

A spacious 1028sqft, this home is slick, chic and smooth and can easily be converted to a 2BR home.

Exposed ceilings with massive beams, industrial cool brick wall, a designers own home and your opportunity to make it your own.


Handsome, warm, full of character. Trace Lofts brings you the best of Capitol Hill. Stunning corner unit will whoo your guests – showcasing exposed brick, steel barn door, old-growth timbers and welcoming modern conveniences. No sacrifice to detail with LED up-lighting, flush cabinet hardware & Edison bulbs. The bedroom features opaque sliding door for privacy, yet lets in subtle light. In unit washer and dryer, stainless steel gas appliances, storage unit on same floor as unit, and secured parking round out the list of features. Your pantry becomes walkable Pike/Pine eateries, hip bars & breakfast joints. A 99 walk-score and just a short walk to the light rail station means there is nothing to lose with a location like this. An urban time-capsule awaits you in Capitol Hill.

Amazing modern design, organic elements of stone, steel and wood.  A New York Experience on Seattle’s Capitol Hill


Completed in 2008, Trace Lofts offers old world mixed materials with modern systems, convenance and reliability. The beauty of a time past shines to make this home one-of-kind. Modern and Sophisticated style is the essence of life in downtown Seattle. Sophisticated is a perfect description of this urban abode. Original fir floors stretched across the entire unit. Exposed brick wall with uplighting to accentuate the warmth of the material. Old growth timber ceiling adds to this dish and will have you and your guests gush over this home. The modern stainless steel kitchen includes gas cooking, large bathroom with plenty of storage, fresh paint. Tons of natural light floods into your West-Facing windows which line the entire unit. Don’t worry the owner added black out shades for those who prefer a little reprieve from the sun. Step in the front door and you’ll see what makes this condo a special place to call home.

So much living space.  With the addition of some simple walls, this can be a 2nd bedroom or office area.

Amazing cross beams and exposed brick add retrofitted safety plus a high level of industrial design and urban realism.

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Perfect Capitol Hill location near Pike/Pine and Downtown Seattle

Bus outside your door or walk to the Capitol Hill Light Rail station

The coolest watering holes and restaurants are just outside your door.


The number one attraction for Trace Lofts is the location! With a 99 walkscore you’ll find everything you need is walking distance. Trace North is located in Capitol Hill’s and by extension Seattle’s best location. The Pine Pike Corridor! All Capitol Hill’s best Cultural and Culinary treasures can be found moments from your front door. Location is hardly the only feature that awaits a savvy buyer. You will also enjoy a secure entrance, stunning lobby, roof top deck with amazing city views. You will also appreciate the large storage unit found on the same floor as the unit and secure parking for your car.

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Don’t miss the urban rooftop gardens!

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