Originally built in 1922, the Fionia building is located at 109 John St, Seattle WA 98109. It is currently owned by Pacific Crest Real Estate, who offer apartments for rent. It is a 5-story brick building, with 60 apartments in Studio, 1- and 2-Bedroom floorplans. Many architectural details are original, including the marble entryway, hardwood flooring, and scissor-gate elevator. Various renovations have been made to the units, such as new plumbing, wiring, and interior decorations. The remaining space on the property was redeveloped in the 2010s from a three low-rise commercial/restaurant businesses into a modern 5-story apartment complex now known as “101 John Street”. With a shared courtyard and greenspace, these two buildings form a part of the dense urban landscape that is growing throughout modern Seattle.
The Queen Anne neighborhood has many memorable sights and restaurants, including:
- Plaza Garibaldi (formerly Taqueria Jalisco), a Mexican restaurant with booth and bar seating.
- Dick’s Drive-In‘s infamous Queen Anne location, which paradoxically features a sit-down interior rather than the typical Drive-In motif.
- Seattle Center was originally part of the 1962 World’s Fair, with the iconic Space Needle and the New Arena currently being redeveloped.
- Pacific Science Center and Seattle Children’s Theater are only a block away
In 1988, the Fionia was the home of Eugene E Kashpureff and Sandy Lynn-Leilani Peterson, who gave birth to Eugene Evgenevich Kashpureff in early December, attended by a Native American midwife. Although they soon moved to a house in West Seattle, this has always been remembered as the first home of the most recent generation of the Kashpureffs.
Eugene Evgenevich moved back to the building in December 2019, where he enjoys a view of the Space Needle from the living room.