Austin Bell


2324 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

Year Built: 1889
Units: 49
Neighborhood: Belltown

The Austin A. Bell building is a significant architectural landmark in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Its origins can be traced back to 1889 when it was built as a hotel by the Austin A. Bell family, after whom Belltown is named. The building has witnessed a rich history, with the interiors getting damaged in a fire in 1981. However, the facade of the building, a grand and beautiful structure, remained unscathed.

In 1999, the building underwent extensive renovations under the supervision of Murray Franklin. The renovation not only restored the building but also transformed it into a modern residential complex that pays tribute to its historical past.

The building now consists of 49 loft-style flats, each featuring 10-foot high ceilings that create a sense of spaciousness. The Austin A. Bell building is a five-story structure that includes amenities such as a courtyard, a rooftop deck, and an elevator for the convenience of its residents.

One of the major attractions of living in this building is its central location within Belltown. On the ground level of the building, residents have access to several retail outlets and restaurants, including a Starbucks outlet. This mix of residential and commercial use brings a vibrant, bustling energy to the building.

The Austin A. Bell building symbolizes a seamless blend of history, architecture, and modern urban living in the heart of Belltown. It is not just a building but a tribute to the neighborhood's past and a nod to its vibrant future.

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