527 First Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Originally constructed in 1929, Gordon features 23 apartment homes in the heart of Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. The property is a few doors down from luxury grocer Metropolitan Market, the Seattle Center and Key Arena. Residents enjoy the rich wood floors and historic charm of this brick veneer building. The corridors feature original walnut stained millwork and doors. New basement units offer modern designs with bright white cabinets and stainless appliances.

Project Scope:

Upon acquisition in 2013, Hamilton Urban Partners led a restoration of the building, including significant brick tuckpointing, replacing rotting windows and restoring original walnut millwork and doors in the corridors. The apartment interiors were updated with new countertops, appliances and refinished flooring. Significant updates were made to the plumbing and electrical systems.

The second phase of work was permitting and building five new apartments in what had been primarily basement crawl space. Thousands upon thousands of 5-galon buckets of dirt were removed by hand in order to extend the building’s foundations and provide floors for the new units. These added homes were completed and leased up in 2015.

Current Status:

The project remains in Hamilton Urban Partner’s portfolio

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