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  • Mixed-Use

Stack House & Supply Laundry

Dwell in Possibility

Situated in the Cascade neighborhood of South Lake Union, and centered around a vintage commercial laundry smokestack, Stack House Apartments and Supply Laundry Building comprises a full-block mixed-use development with 278 residential units, 23,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet of retail. The LEED Platinum-certified project includes 20% affordable housing, and the renovated Supply Laundry Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To balance historic preservation goals along with an energy efficient design, Vulcan Real Estate entered into a three-way partnership with the City of Seattle and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to develop a performance-based energy model. As such, the historic structure is designed and successfully operated using at least 50% less energy than the national average for a building of its size and type of use.

An additional partnership with Seattle Public Utilities included the development of Swale on Yale, large-scale biofiltration swales along the east and west margins of the site. These wide, shallow channels are designed to treat 190 million gallons of storm water annually and to naturally filter more than 90% of pollutants from storm water before it enters Lake Union.

Sustainability LEED Platinum
Architect Runberg Architecture Group
Contractor Exxel Pacific
Public Artwork The Laundry Strike by Whiting Tennis

Project Status

Completed 2013
Sold 2015

By the Numbers

Retail SF
Apartment Homes
Office SF

What's Old is New Again

With its prime location near Cascade Park, Stack House Apartments and Supply Laundry Building exemplifies the perfect balance between urban convenience and natural surroundings, offering residents a dynamic lifestyle with deep historical ties.

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stack house alley with pedestrians
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stack house rooftop garden
supply laundry building
swale on yale with cyclist
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See what else makes Stack House & Supply Laundry notable

First Place Technology Award Residential Building, Stack House


National Sustainability Award Winner, Stack House and Supply Laundry Building


Vision Award for Leadership, Stack House and Supply Laundry Building

Seattle 2030 District

Night of the Stars Award for Mixed-Use Project of the Year, Stack House and Supply Laundry Building


Development/Redevelopment of the Year, Stack House and Supply Laundry Building

Commercial Property Executive

Gold Nugget Award Merit Honoree for Multi-Family Housing Project >60 Du/Acre, Stack House


National Winner LEED for Homes Outstanding Multifamily Project, Stack House

U.S. Green Building Council

Pillars of the Industry Award for Best Example of Green Building, Stack House

National Association of Home Builders

Merit Award for Residential Design, Stack House

American Society of Landscape Architects, WA Chapter

Best Example of Green Building Concepts, Stack House

Real Estate Forum

Gold Nugget Award Winner for On-The Boards Multifamily, Stack House Apartments and Supply Laundry Building


Gold Nugget Award Winner for Best On-The Boards Mixed Use Project, Stack House Apartments and Supply Laundry Building


Recognition Award, Supply Laundry Building

Quality Grown Alliance
aerial view of stack house & supply laundry
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