After living in Capitol Hill for a few years I’d found a few apartment buildings that were really eye catching. These buildings were built in the 1920’s and were built to support the influx of people to the city. I bought the book Shared Walls by Diana E James and learned a lot about their history and their construction.

I became especially fascinated with their intricate doorways. Many of these vintage buildings boasted beautiful terracotta designs and stained glass windows. Wanting to bring their designs to my own home I started creating vectorized versions of my favorite doorways. Here are the results:

My obsession with vintage apartments didn’t end here, read about the Seattle Vintage Apartment Project here!