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Project: Trace Lofts
Designer: Johnson Architecture & Planning - Seattle
Product: Douglas Fir Flooring
TerraMai’s reclaimed Douglas Fir flooring adds warmth to the high-concept Trace Lofts in Seattle.
The more than 25,000 square feet of prefinished flooring used in the Trace project comes from a variety of our classic Douglas fir inventories, including the historic 900 Minnesota Esprit Building in San Francisco and the historic Geneva Steel Mill near Orem, Utah.
Douglas fir’s golden coloring and mellow orange overtones add light and warmth to a space. The character of this material – replete with nail holes, bolt holes, oxide stains and other character – also adds soul. These unique attributes enliven and enrich even the most sterile space.
Sterility, however, isn’t a concern with the Trace Lofts. The project combines a vintage 1920’s warehouse with sleek modern finishes and appointments. The reclaimed fir floors serve as a transition element – gracefully bridging the gap between old and new.
The mixed-use Trace project is the brainchild of developer Ted Schroth of GTS Development working with Johnson Architecture & Planning of Seattle.
The turn-of-the-century, post-and-beam Trace building has enjoyed a colorful history, housing both an athletic equipment company and an order of Tibetan monks. Now, its home to young urbanites in a city that’s established itself as one of the technology hubs of the world – a fitting legacy for a building that so elegantly blends the heritage of old Seattle with the dynamic energy of the forward-looking city.