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Ventana at the Market


Seattle, WA


Allegra Development


68,000 sf total
44 residential units
7,500 sf retail
2,000 sf office space
29 parking stalls



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Located at the north edge of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, the Ventana is frequently recognized as a positive exemplar for developing contemporary structures in historic (or landmark) districts.

The building’s 44 residential units are located on five floors above a commercial base. Responding to the steep gradient of Lenora Street, the building steps in section to promote the perception of two distinct structures. As an alternative to below-grade parking, two parking levels are stacked with access from Lenora Street and the alley.

Contemporary materials such as concrete and steel are integrated with the masonry façade to produce a building that is decidedly modern, yet respectful of the scale and texture of its historic brick neighbors.

Photography: © Michael Shopenn Photography