Seventeenth Avenue between Union and Spring is a street lined with historic apartment buildings from the roaring twenties, a very charming row of Seattle history. If you like vintage real estate that retains its original character, check out my just-listed studio at Mayfair Manor, one of these antique buildings on 17th, converted to condominiums many years ago.
Renting for $55 to $65 per month, an advertisement in the Seattle Times in 1928 described the Mayfair Manor’s “2-room suites” as unbelievably beautiful and supermodern.
And, while supermodern doesn’t describe it well anymore, the unbelievably beautiful part still applies, I think.
Original features have been perfectly preserved throughout, including light fixtures and leaded glass windows, even the ironing board remains in the wall cupboard in the kitchen.
A sleeping loft is tucked in near the bath.
And the full bath is glorious in lavender.
With a Walk Score of 91, living at Mayfair Manor puts you smack dab in the heart of Seattle, still a modern notion.
1101 17th Avenue, Seattle #208. Asking price $290,000. Built in 1928. Studio apartment with full bath. 454 interior feet. Hardwood floors, coved ceilings, garden views. Monthly dues $358.
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