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Home in a pyramid

Neko sent us an email with a link from a story that was featured in The New York Times about a year ago that I had to blog about since Jo and I love featuring conversions here on DTI. This one is pretty freaking cool - not our typical church conversion. It's an apartment located in Seattle, 462 feet above the city, in a pyramid atop the Smith Tower occupying the 37th and 38th floors - a total of 1750 sq ft. With views this spectacular, who cares what the apartment looks like??!!

Reader Comments (21)

I'm from Seattle and this apartment is sort of legendary...it's a great old building, but the rest of the building is in serious disrepair and the neighborhood is really unsafe. So tradeoff great views with your kids' safety...

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDevon

What a fantastic space! Totally quirky, but love the window seat and what looks like a Chihuli sculpture in the middle of the living area.

This is the coolest apartment ever!

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

The building looks pretty modern- I wouldn't have expected such a bohemian space inside. The image of the little girl on the window seat is adorable.

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

Coolest thing I have ever seen!!!

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBliss Fusion

What a fantastic apartment, I'd never come down - given Devons's comment that might be the best thing...

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

Wow, could there be a more fun house to grow up in? It is so lofty and airy.

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I love the bohemian feel of this space, especially with those amazing pyramid ceilings. Feels quite magical!

Wonderfully 'unique' yet terribly unhospitable. Let's revert to more traditional spaces..

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Wow! Very impressive and whimsical! But I wonder what the views are like during all the days of dreary weather? Oh well, what a fun place to grow up!

2 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSDRachel

Oh my Gosh! I think I will die because of vertigo :D
Anyway I love place like this, so strange so unique that furnish itself.

3 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLela Seaseight

I would be concerned about the crumbly-looking plaster, especially in the room where the baby is playing on the keyboard. Looks like it would be very expensive to heat and cool as well.

3 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commentersue

wow, what a place to grow up!

3 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlily

something cool like this i have really never seen! :D

4 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterinternodiciotto

Oh it is beautiful and unusual, but the boring practical little person that sits on one of my shoulders says that it doesn't seem to have any insulation in those walls/ceilings. MIght be a tad chilly/hot and they also said that "can you open the windows if you are so high up with children in the house?"

4 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrosa

This is absolutely stunning and so inspiring!!! Wish there were more apartments like this available...... jesus.

4 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCici

that's awesome!
I would pretend I was Rapunzel if I lived in a tower!...just sayin!

Wow! The chilhood dream!
Very nice post

5 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabel

Piffle! I spent years walking around Pioneer Square, early mornings and late nights -- it has the best book store, there are dozens of restaurants, shops and a constant flow of ordinary people - and yes, of course that's where the homeless panhandle, the tourists are there 12 months a year - but Seattle homeless are known for good manners. The busses run day and night, the christmas lights are amazing, in five minutes you're at the market, the ferry, the train station, toys and huge cookies and gorgeous window displays are all there, waiting for an evening stroll. Dangerous indeed!

Although admittedly, it was always said that going to the top of Smith Tower was taking your life in your hands! It's one of the buildings that we always expected to come crashing down during the next earthquake -- but it never did. Isn't it wonderful? I'd spend the whole time in a state of acrophobic shock! I think I'm feeling a touch of it now.

6 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

very magical, love it but i dont think i could live at such a height especially not practical with children but i'm sure it's a place where dreams are made of. gorgeous :o)

29 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I agree with everything oregonbird said. I wouldn't be worried about the people, I'd be worried about earthquakes! I worked in Pioneer Square for several years in and old brick building, on the landfill with the viaduct just outside our windows. I was there during a pretty good shake and I can tell you there's no way I could live in that apartment. Other than that, I think it would be really cool!

23 Apr 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeattleTeamGear

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