One-of-a-Kind Central Area Historical Home

112 18th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Listed by Maynard Wagner 

3 BEDS   


+/- 1,880 SQFT.


Unicorn Home!  

Originally built as a grocery market nearly a century ago and now re-envisioned for today’s lifestyle, the rustic yet modern vibe of this Central Area abode tells a unique story. Reclaimed wood, concrete floors, and restored storefront windows merge with high-end upgrades, A/C, SMART tech, and sleek finishes to form a home unlike any other. Open living spaces are bright, inviting and flexible with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a third-floor room with NanaWall doors that open completely to year-round views of downtown and the Olympic Mountains. 2 view decks, fully updated systems, and off-street parking. Set in one of Seattle's coolest vibrant neighborhoods with endless dining, shops, and parks within blocks. Finally! Your antidote to boring cookie-cutter homes!


• First impressions count! Upon walking into the home, you see the unique ceiling, the beautiful concrete walls, and flooring, and the reclaimed wood. This place is just incredibly unique and we would get a happy, warm, and fuzzy feeling every time we came home to it. 

The remnants of the 1920s storefront are visible still, and we think it gives the home a perfect rustic feeling that you don't see anywhere else. On the first floor, there are numerous vestiges of the house's early history as a store. An old brick chimney, old wooden window frames, and discolored concrete where old appliances may have been. This home tells a story. 

Pratt Park Spray Park recently reopened right down the street and has remade the park into a bustling, joyful place in the summer! 

• On the third floor, there are NanaWall doors that open up to give you huge, breathtaking views of downtown and the Olympic Mountains. Absolutely incredible all year! 

• One of two decks in the home is accessed via the large primary bedroom, giving you a nice and private space to relax, read a book or sip morning coffee while the city wakes up. 

Highly efficient mini-splits were added to the home to provide glorious A/C during the summer months and energy bill-friendly heat in the winters - we love them!  

Smart home features really bring this home into the 21st century. There is ethernet and speaker wiring running through the whole home so you have in-ceiling sound and an easy single point to run voice commands for music, lights, door locks, etc. 

• We will miss this incredible immediate neighborhood and community so much. There are few families, giant, multi-generational families, young professionals, medical professionals, seniors, black and Ethiopian-owned businesses, and Japanese-English churches. You will be hard-pressed to find a more diverse neighborhood in Seattle living in harmony. 

• Off of the kitchen is a unique space with a cozy lofted bed - wonderful for guests, a home office, or just a mid-day nap! 

• Our favorite neighborhood spots are Broadcast Coffee and Yesler Grocery. Work from home? Broadcast is the PERFECT distance for a mid-day walk and cup of coffee. Cooking dinner and realizing you're out of butter? Yesler Grocery is the perfect distance for emergency cooking needs or some beer and wine before a game night!


Seattle's Central District is the best of both worlds: the bustling downtown corridor and vibrant nightlife of Capitol Hill are a short walk, bus ride, bike ride, or drive away while your area feels incredibly quiet, peaceful, and residential. You're never far from anything! Find endless options nearby for dining, shopping, groceries, and coffee, or head out to explore neighboring areas like Capitol Hill, Judkins, or the shores of Lake Washington in beautiful Leschi. Large employment centers are nearby including Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Central College, Seattle U, and more - and for those that are further away, getting there is a breeze thanks to nearby bus lines, light rail, and thoroughfares. More than half a dozen parks are located within a 10-block radius, making this location wonderfully convenient for soaking up that Seattle summer sun. Life is just better here! 

  • Commuting
    • Harborview: 6 min drive, 10 min bike or bus, 20 min walk
    • Seattle U: 2 min drive, 12 min walk
    • 5th & Madison/Downtown: 8 min drive, 13 min bike or bus ride   

  • Schools
    • Bailey Gatzert Elementary
    • Washington Middle School     
    • Garfield High   

  • Grocery Stores
    • Yesler Grocery
    • Trader Joe's
    • Amazon Fresh  
  • Restaurants
    • Soulful Dishes
    • Ba Bar
    • L'Oursin
  • Coffee/Bakeries
    • Broadcast Coffee Roasters
    • Franz Bakery
    • Good Neighbor Cafe
  • Parks
    • Pratt Park & Spraypark
    • Wisteria Park
    • Spruce St. Mini Park

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