Manchester Arms

The Manchester Arms is a 5-story, 60-unit apartment building erected in 1908. The Early 20th Century design and classic brick architecture are evidenced as you walk from the beautiful, secure entryway into the elegant, open lobby.¬†Each unit boasts 10′ high ceilings, central (hot water) heat, and gas equipped kitchens. Many units have exposed brick, hardwood floors and the much-desired claw-foot bathtub; several even have bay windows and amazing city views.Each unit in The Manchester is distinctive in its own right as no two units are exactly the same. There are 3 types of units throughout the building; the efficiency, the studio and the 1-bedroom.

The Efficiency ~ Sometimes referred to as a “sleeper” room, it is typical of a dormitory in that it is a one-room unit with access to a secure, community bathroom. However, the efficiency is far removed from a dorm-room in that it is furnished with a kitchenette (refrigerator, range, sink) and there are no “party floors” at the Manchester . The efficiency is a great value for students wanting to escape the high cost of on-campus living, the retired and those on limited incomes, or those just wanting to save a little money to go on vacation or buy gourmet coffee.

The Studio ~ As mentioned above, each unit is unique unto itself. Many studios have hardwood floors and exposed brick. Some have large open kitchens while others have larger bathrooms. Whatever your preference there is a unit at the Manchester that will suit your taste. Unfortunately the more desirable units aren’t vacated regularly, so if you see what you like, strike while the iron is hot.

The 1-Bedroom ~ These are even harder to come by than the studios. Large, spacious kitchens and bathrooms, great views and amenities such as whirlpool bathtubs make the availabilities on these units as rare as the blue moon. While not every unit has a whirlpool, most have bay windows, hardwood floors, exposed brick and terrific views of the Seattle skyline and Capitol Hill.