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Fischer Studio Condominium Renovation
Completed 2018
2,000 s.f.

This project consists of the complete renovation of a 2,000 s.f. former Historic Recital Hall 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condominium for a retired professional couple. Located in downtown Seattle, the condominium is located on the 7th and 8th floors in the historic landmark Fischer Studio Building, originally designed by by Bebb & Mendel and built in 1913 as Professional Music Studios. Seattle Architect Ralph Anderson renovated the building into condominiums in the 1970’s.

Our renovation design includes the organization of new Bathrooms, Kitchens around a new Passenger Lift connecting 2 floors and a Roof Garden. Along with the considerable technical challenges of installing a new lift into the Historic Structure was the approach to inserting new functions into a classical environment.

Our general organizational approach was to use the Kitchen and a suspended Reading Area as Stage and Proscenium, opening into fully renovated new Backstage Areas. These areas consist of Galley, Guest Room, Guest Bath, Powder Room, and on the second level a private Master Bedroom Suite. Maintaining the former Recital Hall’s existing classical features, the Owners have imparted their eclectic collection of art and antiquities to make the space their own.

Guest and Master Bedrooms are distinct in visual styles; one channeling a more historic palette of colors, the Guest Bedroom being more contemporary and urban.

Photographs by Melissa Kaseman Photography