Not to be confused with Queen Anne High School, which was converted to condos in 2006, West Queen Anne Elementary School led the local trend when it was converted in 1987. The 110-year-old school sported a stand-alone gymnasium which was transformed into a jaw-dropping, 2-story loft.
The space has retained some of the characteristics of its previous life, such as an auditorium stage with stairs that provide extra seating. But mostly the loft is an architectural wonder, with a two-story library in the entryway and a guest suite accessed by a ladder.
The current owners are also an art collectors with an art publishing company and have decorated the place with interesting salvage, such as the Portuguese crab pot chandeliers and a redwood table supported by limestone columns felled by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The Seattle Times has a great article on the condo and its current owners, who have listed it for sale for a cool $2.35 mil.