Dunn Motors Building

501 E. Pike Street

1937

The Dunn Motors Building was built in 1925 with architect J. Lister Homes and builder Western Construction Co. The original owner of the CK Graphics Building, formerly known as Holmes Building, was Henry Elliot Holmes. To Holmes, the development project was an investment; he saw the rise in the use of automobiles and the development of Seattle as an auto distribution center. Holmes wisely chose to build his dealership on a property in the heart of Capitol Hill’s auto row.

 

501 E. Pike Street

1937

The Dunn Motors Building was built in 1925 with architect J. Lister Homes and builder Western Construction Co. The original owner of the CK Graphics Building, formerly known as Holmes Building, was Henry Elliot Holmes. To Holmes, the development project was an investment; he saw the rise in the use of automobiles and the development of Seattle as an auto distribution center. Holmes wisely chose to build his dealership on a property in the heart of Capitol Hill’s auto row.

 

C-K Graphics

December 31, 2011

From 1974 to 2012, printing company C-K Graphics was the sole building occupant.

 

C-K Graphics

December 31, 2011

From 1974 to 2012, printing company C-K Graphics was the sole building occupant.

 

Construction

December 2014

Groundbreaking began in December 2014, followed by a year and half of diligent construction. Extreme care was taken to preserve the façade of the original structure.

 

Construction

December 2014

Groundbreaking began in December 2014, followed by a year and half of diligent construction. Extreme care was taken to preserve the façade of the original structure.

 

Dunn Motors Building

April 22, 2016

The Dunn Motors Building opened in April 2016. The 125,000 SF mixed-use development contains 89 large luxury units, 8,000 SF of class A office space, and 6,000 SF of retail. Current retail tenants include Bassline Fitness and Ethan Stowell’s Tavolàta, an upmarket rustic Italian restaurant. Hunters Capital participated in the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District’s façade easement program, preserving the historic façade in exchange for an additional floor of height above what zoning dictates. We believe this building sets the gold standard for façade easement and historic building redevelopment.

Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara

General Contractor: W.G. Clark Construction

Dunn Motors Building

April 22, 2016

The Dunn Motors Building opened in April 2016. The 125,000 SF mixed-use development contains 89 large luxury units, 8,000 SF of class A office space, and 6,000 SF of retail. Current retail tenants include Bassline Fitness and Ethan Stowell’s Tavolàta, an upmarket rustic Italian restaurant. Hunters Capital participated in the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District’s façade easement program, preserving the historic façade in exchange for an additional floor of height above what zoning dictates. We believe this building sets the gold standard for façade easement and historic building redevelopment.

Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara

General Contractor: W.G. Clark Construction