My Warehouse Stairs. Look at Them.

1100 E Union Unit 1E, Seattle, WA 98122

Okay. So I guess they’re really proud of their plant? And the underside of their stairs? Actually it’s probably the stairs, which appear in six of this listing’s twelve photographs.

1100 E Union Unit 1E, Seattle, WA 98122

Okay what is this room. Is that bucket the… toilet?

1100 E Union Unit 1E, Seattle, WA 98122

This place is definitely a prime example of the industrial look that is popular with the hipster crowd. Lots of exposed weathered concrete, light fixtures that look like they belong in a basement evidence warehouse somewhere, kitchen cabinets that appear to be old high school lockers… To each his own, I guess.

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8 Comments on "My Warehouse Stairs. Look at Them."

  1. I Love the green locker cabinets in the kitchen. The stairs are nice too. It looks very livable. Oh and it has great stairs. That bathroom seems a bit shady, but hey check out those stairs!

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  2. I work for a manufacturer of laboratory furniture and we have had recent orders for installations that look like this… for some universities at that. I don’t understand the appeal, but as long as we can make the customer happy…

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  3. Actually, I love this place!!!

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  4. I don’t know about the stairs… the look is OK, but from a safety standpoint weathered concrete may reveal a problem with the original ingredient mixture, and that can spell structural integrity issues. Depends on how the look came about – on purpose? Probably not a problem. Over time? Then yeah, you’d want an expert to take a look at it.

    It has a nice sense of space, but the industrial decor isn’t my cup of tea. Recycling lockers is kinda cool, but just looking at those bar stools makes my back ache. I also question the choice to put the TV at floor level. Neck-Aches-R-Us… Also, I think I would have chosen a warmer color palette to offset the cold effect from all that concrete, especially in often cloudy Seattle.

    I do wish they’d shown the upper floor (I assume the bedroom); a view of how its structure fits inside the basic volume of the loft and a view down to the living area, too.

    On the upside, the under-the-floor pull out storage is awesome! Great use of space. They’d have more if they switched to a wall mounted flat screen. I wonder if the floor panels farther back from the drawers open from the top to make full use of the volume below?

    BTW… X-Rays as decorative wall hangings? WTH?

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  5. @Emerald63: Oh yeah… I’m betting the bucket in the bathroom is for trash. Nifty way to set the space apart from the public areas, too.

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  6. This place is made entirely from expensive ReStore treasures, don’t you think? I wonder if the studious man model and kitty convey? The peek of the bathroom makes me nervous too, like maybe Norman Bates is in there.

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  7. I’ve got a ceiling like that in my basement. It continually drops a fine sifting of sandy chaff from the old plank subflooring above. In a household, that’s just a reminder that one chooses one’s battles – at a former industrial site, that could be a really ugly situation.

    While I actually like loft conversions (and a touch of the industrial-museum look), this place vibes of varnish slapped over serious, ongoing issues – which means someone spent a boatload of money to produce a hazardous space or the intentional suggestion of one.

    Neither strikes me as a positive environment.

    I reckon the metal pail is merely an ironic accessory to the janitor’s sink – also known as a bucket sink – in the no doubt janitor’s-closet-themed bathroom. They can keep that, and their shiny galvanized pail, too. :)

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  8. @anodean:
    I had this same thought, what is sifting down from above? That’s taking open beam a bit far.

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