The Hillcrest Apartments was certified as a Federal Historic Property in 1989, when it was recognized by the Seattle Historic Preservation Trust, the State of Washington and the Federal Government as a significant part of the history of the state. The building is acknowledged as a preeminent example of a style of architecture not often seen today. Featuring spacious units with formal dining rooms, private terraces, and front and back entries. Hardwood floors and columnar room entries further highlight some apartments. The Hillcrest embodies the elegance of the turn of the century with all the modern conveniences of today.