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The Sanctuary: Meet the Team!

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Capitol Hill, Featured

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Great news for Capitol Hill’s The Sanctuary – restoration is scheduled to be completed by December, 2011, and the project is expected to reenter the marketplace for sale in January, 2012.

Resource Transition Consultants, the court-appointed receiver for the lender of The Sanctuary, has just announced the appointment of a design and construction team to convert the century-old First Church of Christ Scientist on Capitol Hill into a 12-home condominium development, and they are:

sanc dineContractor Belfor Property Restoration  Based in Seattle, Belfor has been recognized as the country’s #1 remodeling contractor for 11 consecutive years by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.  They can then bring the most extensive network of resources to The Sanctuary project.  Belfor Property Restoration is a division of Belfor Construction.

ArchitectRunberg Architecture Group  Runberg’s award-winning work in Adaptive Reuse projects finds them working closely with the Landmark Preservation Board to ensure that the new modifications are respectful of the church’s historical significance.  Runberg Architecture Group is also based in Seattle.

Construction RepresentativeThe Justen Company  Representing owners, developers and lenders of complex developments throughout the Pacific Northwest, The Justen Company delivers value by anticipating, planning, coordinating and directing the process of real estate development from conception to move-in.

Interior DesignerRobin Chell Design  Based in Seattle, they offer complete and comprehensive interior services, including design development, space planning, furnishing and fixture selection, construction administration and installation. Robin Chell Design’s work has been featured in more than a dozen regional and national interior design publications and its principals have been honored with numerous awards and acknowledgements for industry excellence.

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Along with completing construction of the 12 concrete and steel townhomes and restoring the historic façade of the original building, The Sanctuary will feature:

sanctuary diningNew construction homes with state-of-the-art building systems, designer finishes and premium fixtures and appliances throughout;

New clear and operable window systems to complement the historic stained glass in several units;

Elevator options; and Acoustical attenuation.

In addition to warranties offered by manufacturers of installed systems and appliances, homeowners will benefit from a third party home warranty program that will be included with each sale. 

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One of the most striking attributes of The Sanctuary is its central atrium… an expansive interior common area with 38-foot-high ceilings and a breathtaking stained-glass dome.  It will be converted into a residential amenity that draws on the building’s history and architecture and provides a central hub for residents and guests alike. 

sanctuary foyerThe Sanctuary is located at 1841 16th Avenue E on Capitol Hill, between E Denny and E Howell Streets.  A more detailed map can be found here.  Also check out our article dated July 11, 2011, for more information.

Although official listings for sale are still several months away, two unit reservations have already been accepted, with more expected in the coming weeks.  Unit reservations provide prospective homebuyers with a first right of opportunity to purchase a particular home when it’s offered for sale.

The Sanctuary will incorporate high-rise quality within a historic landmark – the best of old and new.  Every home will be distinctive with unique floor plans and features.  And, since Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is The Sanctuary’s designated marketing and sales team, you can sign up with the Stroupe Group for firsthand property information and pricing. Get ahead of the pack on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Call us at 206.910.5000, or drop a line to urgent@stroupe.com