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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Tikini Apartments, Seattle, WA (apartments)
Tikini Apartments, Seattle, WA (apartments)
woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2604
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2003-10-26 10:22 pm   Permalink

Name:Tikini Apartments
Type:apartments
Street:2626 Thorndyke Ave W
City:Seattle
State:WA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
A small three story 1960's apartment building. The building is rectangular with a wall of white rock running down the middle of it (which is an enclosed stairway), a carved wood panel (painted off white) runs the length of the rock and down the center of the front door. TIKINI is spelled out with large wood letters in a Tiki style font (obscurred by a stand of ginko trees) to the left of the central stair enclosure. Small (12-16") rustic Tiki faces (somewhat Witco like), also painted off white, adorn the the upper face of the building and roof covering the front entry. The door and its carved panel appears to have been dark wood once, the carved panel by the white rock and Tikis may have been dark wood once as well.



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woofmutt
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Posts: 2604
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2003-10-26 10:27 pm   Permalink

The Tikini apartments was a nice little surprise but isn't worth a trip unless you're already in the neighborhood (Thorndyke Avenue is in the lower Magnolia area of Seattle). Unfortunately some large (but attractive) trees obscure the apartment's lines and its neat logo.

 
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puamana
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Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 291
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2006-03-27 9:03 pm   Permalink

I just passed by the Tikini Apartments last week, and went back this afternoon with my camera to get some pics :













 
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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-03-27 10:19 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting those pix. This is really great. Thanks.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2793
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-03-28 09:53 am   Permalink

I second the thanks. Those are really unique.

Sabu


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-03-28 10:03 am   Permalink

Really neat! Thanks Puamana!

On Saturday we drove past an apartment with huge gas torches way up high, that was cool. Though I didn't see any other hints of poly pop.

I wonder how it would look if the tiki elements were in a more contrasting colour, like a really dark brown?
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TorchGuy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 204
From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2008-04-25 03:37 am   Permalink

Apartments with gas torches in Seattle?? Where? I must go see that!

 
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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2008-04-29 3:34 pm   Permalink

Sounds like the condos located next to the onramp to I-5 at Mercer Street. I just noticed they had Tiki torches on their balconies. Nothing else remarkable about the building so I wouldn't bother looking. Now there is an apartment building in the north end of Seattle somewhere called the Tiki Apartments. Don't know anything about it though.

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On 2008-04-25 03:37, TorchGuy wrote:
Apartments with gas torches in Seattle?? Where? I must go see that!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11158
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-04-29 11:10 pm   Permalink

Dang, I completely missed this thread back when, I could have shown an example of apartment Witco in Tiki Mod! Thanks for digging it up, Torchy!

 
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