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Nelson Condo

Seattle, Washington

Nelson Condo

Seattle, Washington

  • Design Principal

    Dan Wilson

  • Design Mentor

    Jim Olson

Located on the northeast corner of the Merrill Place Building in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle, the design for this condominium emphasizes the historic elements of the 1905 building. The renovation sought to expose and express the original brick masonry and heavy timber framing of the building. Modern interior details and finishes throughout play off the rustic, industrial quality of the space.

Retaining the original timber structural spine that runs the length of the condo, the renovation reorganized the space to create a more open, flexible plan. The new conjoined kitchen and dining area sits adjacent to the living area, which is delineated by a custom steel-clad fireplace. Stainless steel elements continue throughout the condo, along with custom pre-cast concrete sinks, countertops and a set of large custom sliding doors that complement the raw, historical character of the space.

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