Just listed at Fort Lawton is a Prosch plan, which is available for immediate occupancy at $2.1 million.

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SEATTLE — More than a century in the making, the opportunity to own one of the last 13 Colonial Revival estates within Seattle’s historic Fort Lawton arrives this weekend.

Just listed on Officer’s Row is a Prosch plan at 4218 Washington Ave., which is available for immediate occupancy at $2.1 million. The home offers 4,088 square feet of living space comprising four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, and is built on a 27,303-square-foot lot with a new two-car, detached garage.

Originally built between 1899 in 1904 as housing for military officers, McMahon says each home has been restored with modern conveniences while honoring their historic past.

Perched above the former parade ground, all 13 homes on Officer’s Row front the 534 acres of Discovery Park with views of open space, native forest land, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

The restored homes at Fort Lawton are surrounded by 534 acres of natural habitat at Discovery Park, Seattle’s largest public park.
The restored homes at Fort Lawton are surrounded by 534 acres of natural habitat at Discovery Park, Seattle’s largest public park.

“This natural sanctuary remains just 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, offering its residents the best of both worlds,” McMahon says. “An unprecedented series of events took place over the past century that led to these landmark homes to be surrounded by hundreds of acres of parkland — effectively an island of fee-simple land and private residences now offered for individual ownership.

“This Prosch plan is among the final opportunities to own at Fort Lawton,” she says.

Of 26 homes, five remain available for private ownership, and several are currently reserved by prospective homebuyers that have been waiting for their homes to be restored.

“These last few homes are it,” McMahon says. “They are grandfathered landmarks and no further development possibilities exist within Discovery Park.”

This final sales phase follows an earlier release at Montana Circle, a collection of 13 homes ranging in size from 1,675 to 1,995 square feet. Those homes closed with sales prices between $800,000 and $1.2 million.

The developer, RISE Properties, curated the Homes at Fort Lawton along with Seattle-based GGLO. The award-winning design team worked with the city’s Landmark Preservation Board to restore the nostalgic architecture with new roofs, seismic updates and landscaping.

Shared common areas include a community pea-patch and vegetable garden, a firepit and two playgrounds for children within the neighborhood.

Inside features include all-new plumbing and electrical systems with hydronic heating on the main floor and low-profile radiators on other levels. The kitchens boast new cabinets, quartz countertops, and Miele appliances with gas cooking.

Upper-level floor plans were reworked to produce additional bedrooms, spa-like bathrooms and walk-in closets — just a few of the many updates that bring these historic homes into modern day living, McMahon says.

A fully-finished daylight basement is framed by thick stone walls and exposed brickwork, while a fourth story provides a loft area for a media room, bedroom suite or private home office. Oversize windows fill the homes with light, while mature landscaping creates a private environment.

Home resales may be possible at Fort Lawton, but McMahon says she believes most will become family heirlooms passed down to future generations.

A new app called Explore Discovery Park can be downloaded on the Fort Lawton website that encourages self-guided walking tours of the historic monuments and attractions of the park.

“The Homes at Fort Lawton offer a storybook lifestyle that starts with once upon a time,” McMahon says. “And for those who want to own a piece of living history, that time is now.”