Home in a pyramid

Posted on Fri, 2 Dec 2011 by KiM

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??!!

sue says:

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.

lily says:

wow, what a place to grow up!

something cool like this i have really never seen! 😀

rosa says:

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?"

Cici says:

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

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

Isabel says:

Wow! The chilhood dream!
Very nice post

oregonbird says:

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.

Vanessa says:

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)

SeattleTeamGear says:

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!

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