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August 25, 2014
Sunset Electric is a 92-unit apartment building at 1111 E. Pine St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The seven-story building has a 5,800-square-foot retail space on 11th Avenue that will house a restaurant called Stout.
The two-story brick facade of the original 1926 auto-row building was preserved, which required extensive bracing during construction and highly detailed preservation work.
Original framing timbers were reused in shelving, bedroom doors and stair treads.
An open-air interior courtyard lets natural light into all of the units and allows for passive cooling. A reverse-cycle chiller transfers latent heat from the air in the garage to the domestic hot-water supply.
The building is expected to use 43 percent less energy than an average U.S. apartment building, and is expected to receive LEED platinum.
Owner: Wolff Co.
Architect: Weber Thompson
Construction manager: Patrinely Group
General contractor: Compass General Construction
Property manager: Riverstone Residential Group
Retail broker: JSH Properties
Other team members: DCI Engineers; Ecotope; Bush, Roed & Hitchings; BEE Consulting; Transportation Solutions; SSA Acoustics; and O’Brien & Co.
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