Tacoma Real Estate May 14, 2013

The Perkins Lofts – Downtown Tacoma


The Perkins Lofts in Downtown Tacoma


If you're looking for lofts for sale in downtown Tacoma, the historic Perkins Building is sure to show up on your list. The Perkins was designed by the architectural firm of Russell & Babcock and constructed in 1907 as a newspaper plant for the Tacoma Ledger and Daily News, founded by publisher Sam Perkins. At the time of its construction, the Perkins was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the Pacific Northwest and the first building on the West Coast to have a basement parking garage. In the early 1990's, the Perkins served as a temporary home to UW Tacoma while its downtown campus was under construction.


The conversion of the Perkins into lofts left many of the original features of the building intact, including double height windows and exposed brick. The building features a fitness center and a rooftop deck with spectacular 360 degree views, seating areas and barbecue equipment.  HOA dues include maintenance of these common areas. Pets are allowed, but certain breeds of dog are prohibited. Residents enjoy secure parking, and many of the units have deeded spaces.  Our clients enjoy the building's historic significance and its sense of character. The building has a strong homeowner's association, and its downtown location offers easy access to Tacoma City Grocer, the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, the Tacoma Art Museum, the light rail, UWT and local bars and restaurants including MatadorPacific Grill and Over the Moon Cafe.