Designed in 1929, the Del-Teet Building reflects Capitol Hill’s early reputation as an art and design hub. The owner wanted to convert its commercial purpose to multi-family residential use without losing the building’s original character. The solution was to set a new structure inside the original shell, resulting in mixed-use project that preserved all aspects of the original building expression and form able to accommodate the future needs of the neighborhood.
The adaptive reuse of Hollywood Lofts is more than a basic transformation of an underutilized building – it exemplifies how thoughtful design can give new purpose to historic buildings. The 24-unit building has a prominent position in the bustling Broadway commercial district with proximity to Cal Anderson Park, Seattle Central Community College, and the new Capitol Hill light rail station.