Choose urban two- or three-story lofts or flats: roof decks, heated concrete floors, views, patios and clean contemporary Built Green design



The Rail House sits just steps away from the super efficient Light Link Rail station at Columbia City, the small site boasts 13 spacious studio/one-bedrooms, with north and south light, and lots of large, flexible space.  Smart design decisions about a clean, open floor plan that can be used as a one-bedroom or an open studio, the plan is generous with space at an average of 600 SF per open unit, with roomy bathrooms and clean, contemporary finishes and fixtures.  These brand new units are perfect to experience the burgeoning and affordable neighborhood of Columbia City, while being just minutes away from South Lake Union, UW, or Capitol Hill via your own transportation system, just outside your door.  

Rents start at $1,475

Row or sail on Lake Washington - only 1.2  miles away,  Jefferson Golf Course 1.2 miles the other direction.  Play soccer at Genessee Park or the Girls and Boys Club.  Walk to the Farmer's Market, PCC and the bakery - this is a great neighborhood.

Walk Score of 89 -  Alaska & MLK

4700 31st ave. S.  Seattle, WA 98108

Free Bike Parking

Depending on the apartment, amenities include roof decks, private patios, two story lofts or heated concrete floors.  One unit is a three story loft including private roof deck.  All are Built Green 4-Star with contemporary finishes, huge bay windows north and south, white quartz countertops, Energy Star and stainless steel appliances including dishwashers, tile showers, vessel sinks in the bathrooms and personal washer dryers.  There is free bike parking and a $50 metro pass to any new resident who signs up to auto-pay rent monthly.   

Check out our Floor Plans

Click here to apply for your favorite Rail House unit or contact us with questions.

$800 fully refundable deposit.  Last month's rent payable over 6 months.  Free bike parking.  No secret fees. Tenant pays separately metered electric and water/sewer.  No smoking please.  Sorry, no pets!

If you are interested in moving in to a Rail House apartment this September, please fill out the short on-line application.  

$300 fully refundable deposit will hold your unit (and will go toward the security deposit).





Architecture by atelierjones

Construction by Valor Builds Collaborative



The Rail House Apartments is developed and managed by Sarah Westneat

at Rail House LLC.

We would love to hear from you.  Click here to contact us.

       Our terrific team includes architecture by atelierjones, LLC;

financing arranged by Sally Schultz Co.; 

construction and permanent loans from Puget Sound Business Lending Group,

and construction by Valor Builds Collaborative.  




Susan H. Jones


Designed by atelierjones, the Rail House is the third boutique multifamily project to emerge from the lean and nimble, award-winning firm specializing in making tight urban sites livable, fun and sustainable.  

"We are a relationally-centered team of individuals focused on improving people’s lives through excellence in the built environment"    Kevin Wall, LEED AP                                                   46 Etruria Street | Seattle WA  98109    |  c |   206.304.9693   |   o |  206.535.7908

"We are a relationally-centered team of individuals focused on improving people’s lives through excellence in the built environment"

Kevin Wall, LEED AP                                              

 46 Etruria Street | Seattle WA  98109  |  c | 206.304.9693   | o | 206.535.7908

Chris Cleary     V.P. Business Lending     207 W. Kent Station St.,   Suite 101    Kent, WA 98032       Direct:    (206) 204-8989    Mobile:  (206) 999-7308

Chris Cleary

V.P. Business Lending

 207 W. Kent Station St., Suite 101

Kent, WA 98032

 Direct:    (206) 204-8989

Mobile:  (206) 999-7308

Historic Landmark District of Columbia City


One of Seattle's funkiest neighborhoods with a small town feel.  Walk the green belt to Mt. Baker Rowing club on Lake Washington or the best Farmer's Market in town.  Columbia City is diverse in age, race, income and religion.  It has a historic library, a movie theatre, burlesque, a good elementary school, and PCC Natural Market.  An impressive range of restaurants featuring Caribbean, Italian, seafood, and a sports bar.  Some favorites are Tutta Bella Pizza, Columbia City Bakery, Geraldine's Counter and live music at the Royal Room.