Twenty six former historic military homes located on approximately 9 acres within Seattle's magnificent Discovery Park are to be restored and recreated into a distinctive residential community. Once a part of Fort Lawton, an important part of Seattle's history since 1900, the former military base was decommissioned in 2012. The design and construction team have been announced by RISE Properties Trust, who acquired the surplused property through a coordinated sale with the US Government and Seattle Parks. RISE is responsible for conserving the living legacy of Fort Lawton and shepherding its unique preservation opportunity.
Designed to accommodate a full regiment (approximately 3,500 men), Fort Lawton saw little actual military presence. In 1903, the Olmsted Brother’s Seattle Parks and Boulevards plan included Fort Lawton as a significant attraction, but it wasn’t established as a public park until 1968 when Seattle purchased the majority of the site.
This portfolio of historic homes is today surrounded by Discovery Park which at 543-acres is Seattle’s largest urban park, located in the Magnolia neighborhood. Discovery Park offers visitors breathtaking views overlooking Puget Sound and of the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, streams, and active sand dunes.
The Colonial Revival architecture of the former military homes and structures is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. RISE is fully restoring the homes within the guidelines established by the City of Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board. While the nostalgic exteriors are being expertly refurbished and preserved, the interiors are undergoing a substantial renovation to harmonize the historic past with modern-day, residential amenities and conveniences.
The restored Fort Lawton neighborhood will feature two distinct enclaves known as Montana Circle and Officers’ Row, overlooking the Parade Grounds and Puget Sound. The homes vary in size from two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex-style homes of 1,700-sq. ft. up to single-family mansions, including the General’s House which is a six-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion of more than 6,600-sq. ft. No sales information is available until this fall but interested parties can register for priority property information by visiting: www.FortLawtonHomes.com
Realogics Sotheby's is proud and excited to be representing the sales of this singular community. Imagine Puget Sound as your front yard amidst several hundred acres of a wooded park. Singular in its beauty and investment opportunity, these homes are truly a once in a century opportunity.
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