Property Watch: A Storybook-Perfect Anhalt Condo in Capitol Hill

While strolling through Capitol Hill, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon a castle, and that’s thanks to Frederick Anhalt, a prolific Seattle builder in the 1920s with a particularly whimsical sensibility. He had a special fondness for medieval European revival styles, like the ever-popular Tudor Revival, which he’d sometimes mix together into luxury apartment buildings full of unique floor plans and fairy-tale details. His development company, founded in 1925, only existed for around five years, but they were extremely busy ones—by 1929, it had 16 completed buildings to its name in Queen Anne, the University District, and, of course, the Hill.

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