5 out of 42 units in Belmont lofts have already sold even before their VIP event. The Capitol Hill apartment conversion is currently going through replacement of new siding which is estimated to complete in December. Developed by a Portland company, this would be their first conversion project in Seattle.
A few observations from the viewing tour:
- The most interesting floor plans are the lofts units on the top floors. The ceiling heights are at least 12 feet tall. My favorite would be the 07 series with one bedroom off the living room and a loft level that can be comfortably used as a 2nd bedroom or office. The nice thing about this unit is that it has taller windows.
- The units seem to have slightly higher end finishes than most of the conversion that I've seen. The raised sinks in the bathrooms seem to be the trend nowadays. Marble countertops are used in the bathroom instead of the granite that you would typically see in conversions. Luckily, the countertop granite has smooth edges instead of sharp corners -- I'm not a big fan of sharp cornered countertops.
- The building seems to have a mix of different layouts for their floor plans. The kitchen could be right next to living area or separated from it. You'll probably find a few floor plans that have good bedroom sizes but the living room area is a little narrow to work with.