The Rosaia in Lake City

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Built in 1983 by noted Seattle builder Richard Rosaia, this 17-unit elevator building sits on a quiet street, just a couple of blocks from the Lake City shopping and transportation corridor.

The exterior, of concrete stucco and wood, is time-tested, and the homeowner’s association established and in good financial shape. An application for FHA approval is pending and expected pretty much any day now.

Our new listing in this building, #304, is a sunny 753-sf, one-bedroom corner unit that has just been refreshed and modernized, in a clean modern style – with light birch cabinets in the kitchen & bath; laminate counters with an architectural plywood edge and retro tile backsplash in the kitchen; Marmoleum™ floors in the entry, kitchen, and bath; a grey-toned, low-nap carpet throughout the rest of the living areas; and modern light fixtures to bring the home into the 21st century, stylistically.

The project reunited our own Cynthia Creasey with Brian Tschider of Cobalt Construction, Cynthia acting as designer and Brian as general contractor.

Cynthia & Brian partnered on the 42nd Street Condos in 2001, which received acclaim from AIA Seattle, was named Home of the Month and was a finalist for Home of the Year, and also led to their being named Dwell Magazine Nice Modernists in 2002 and feted at an awards ceremony at the Smithsonian / Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City.

There will be an open house at the Rosaia on Wednesday, January 26, from 10 am to 11:30 am.

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