alicia with a lisp. (alithea) wrote in seattle,
alicia with a lisp.
alithea
seattle

is it common knowledge that somebody lives in the top of the smith tower?



Ever wondered what's up in that large pyramid at the top of the Smith Tower? Our client came to us with the news that she was going to live in what had once been the caretaker's suite and the old water tower enclosure at the top of the Smith Tower.

Castanes Architects assisted her in deciding how to live in the space and where to site the basic necessities, and she took it from there. She shares the space with a huge Dale Chihuly sculpture, a gift from the artist, which fills a good portion of the large pyramidal volume that is now the living, dining, and kitchen area of this most unique home. A large and growing collection of artwork and collectibles makes this home a personable definition of its sociable and on-the-go inhabitant. And yes, she rode out the February 2001 earthquake in the space with virtually no damage!

Look up sometime in the night sky, and you just might see this aerie-dwelling client taking in the night-time view from that little glass bubble high atop the Smith Tower!













(all photos swiped from castanes.com, the architecture/design firm who rehabbed the space).


does anybody know anything else about the space, who lives there or how they managed to get a forty freaking year lease on it? or more importantly, when they are planning on moving out because, um, my lease is up in march...
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