Renovation

Bleitz Funeral Home

Location Seattle, WA
Client Pastakia Real Estate Development
Architect

SKB Architects

“It was a pleasure working with the Foushée team on the rennovation of the Bleitz Funeral Home.  In spite of formidable hurdles thrown at the project due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foushée’s project leadership team remained steadfast and focused to a successful project completion.  They have delivered a legacy project that will define the skyline of Seattle for several generations.  We look forward to building more successful projects with Foushée in the future.”

 

— Tejal Pastakia, Founder, Pastakia & Associates —

 

316 Florentia Street (formerly known as the Bleitz Funeral Home) encompasses a full retrofit of an 8,200 SF historically landmarked building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. This unique property was originally built in 1904 and opened as a funeral home from its conception until 2017, when the vision to convert the historical landmark into an office building was born.

Work includes a new seismically retrofitted frame, revised open floor concept, vaulted ceilings visible through exposed 100-year old joists, new drywall and paint, new elevator, and new custom double-pane windows to match the existing operable sash windows. Exterior work includes a lush courtyard on the east side of the building, in addition to a lower north courtyard a stone’s throw away from the Fremont Cut.

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