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81 Vine

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81 Vine St

81 VineYear Built: 1914
Number of Stories: 5
Number of Units: 20
Retail/Office Space:: Yes
Exterior: Brick
FHA Approved:: Unknown
Census Data: Click Here
Association: n/a
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81vine_aboutOriginally built in 1914, 81 Vine was renovated by developer and architect Carolyn Geise in 1999. The majority of homes offer true loft charm with brick exposed walls and high ceilings. The 5-story brick mid-rise building consists of only 20 units offering studio lofts, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and 2-story lofts. The bottom 3 stories are all unique lofts, and the top 2 stories was an addition made during 81 Vine’s renovation. This building can easily be recognized by the cylinder shaped sculpture by Buster Simpson near it’s entrance. The sculpture is attached to the building’s gutter. This biofiltration system is designed for residents to use to water plants growing on the rooftop terrace. Original prices ranged from $200k to $800k.

Building Stats


Companies Involved

Architect: Geise Architects
Engineering: Ratti Swenson Perbix, Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire and SvR

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Business Center Club House Concierge Courtyard Dog Walk Fitness Room
Game/Rec Room Guest Suite Historic Hot Tub Hotel Services LEED
Pool – Indoor Pool – Outdoor Sauna Spa Outdoor Terrace Rooftop Terrace


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Downtown Seattle NeighborhoodsThis address is located in what is known as the Belltownneighborhood. Belltown is located between downtown’s retail core and the Seattle Center. Known for it’s variety in trendy bars and restaurants, Belltown is also the most dense residential neighborhood in Seattle.ZIP 98121: DEMOGRAPHICS


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Beckoning Cistern by Buster Simpson
2003 – Growing Vine Street, Seattle, WA
Painted aluminum, stainless steel. 34′ x 6′ diameter (including downspout).Beckoning-Cistern


AIA Seattle 2001 Medalist: Carolyn D. Geise

…developer and architect in the reclamation of a 1914 factory building in the Denny Regrade. This successful project, the 81 Vine Building, has garnered considerable critical and public attention, becoming a keystone for Carolyn’s activism in the Denny Regrade and the Growing Vine Street Project – a planning effort to reclaim a residential street as a pedestrian-focused linear park of nature and art.

Growing Vine Street takes root at 81 Vine

…It’s a familiar site in Rome: an old low-rise masonry building with a pop-up addition set back from the top. But 81 Vine is in Belltown, and the old brick building was a 1914 factory.

*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.