wintonia hotel | wintonia community housing (catholic community services)
The Wintonia was renovated to provide transitional housing for formerly homeless persons and recovering alcoholics. It provides 86 SRO units, 5 studios, a commercial kitchen on the main floor, living area, administrative offices, counseling office, library, lounge, recreation room, counseling offices and smaller common kitchens on residential floors.
Improvements to the interior included restoration of ornamental plaster, terrazzo floor, marble and wood wainscoting, wood trim, and stair bannisters. Materials were chosen for their 30–40 year life span, ensuring durability of restorations. Interior upgrades included a new hydronic heating and ventilation system, new plumbing and fire alarm system, and traction elevators. Also, the building was brought to current code standards for seismic design and handicap accessibility.
Exterior renovations involved brick restoration, securing terra cotta framing and restoring double-hung windows, and reconstruction of historic wood, glass, and ceramic tile storefronts at the street level. A City of Seattle Historic Landmark.