Two landmark-status brick homes at Fort Lawton are being sold ahead of schedule. Originally planned to be the last two residences offered for sale, 4405 Montana Circle and 4407 Montana Circle will now be listed on Nov. 12.
SEATTLE — In response to homebuyer requests, RISE Properties is selling two landmark-status brick homes at Fort Lawton ahead of schedule.
Originally planned to be the last two residences offered for sale, 4405 Montana Circle and 4407 Montana Circle will now be listed on Nov. 12. Offers will be reviewed by Nov. 16.
The homes are currently outfitted as a model home and the sales center for the Montana Circle collection, says Gary Blakeslee, vice president of RISE Properties.
“I was really touched by the comments of prospective buyers who admire these restored homes,” he says. “They respect the legacy of Fort Lawton, the nostalgia of these historic quarters, and are appreciative of the modern updates for a contemporary lifestyle within a heritage landmark.
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“By releasing these residences earlier, our future owners can celebrate the upcoming holidays in their new homes.”
Blakeslee says he knows the allure of Fort Lawton firsthand: he and his family lived in the former military housing in Seattle’s Discovery Park during the summer.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience we couldn’t resist, and it definitely reinforced our sensitive approach to development,” he says. “It’s a phenomenal lifestyle proposition to live in a natural sanctuary so close to downtown Seattle. Coming home to Fort Lawton is like living another day at the end of your day.”
Built in 1935, the two fully renovated, light-filled brick homes feature the Scheuerman floor plan. Each home has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and approximately 1,995 square feet of living space.
Unique to Montana Circle, each residence also features an attached garage and is sited on large, fee-simple lots, surrounded by 534 acres of protected land in Discovery Park.
The homes are available for preview daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blakeslee says he expects the Scheuerman homes to be listed from the mid-$900,000s.
“We don’t want anyone to make a rushed decision,” he says. “These are unique homes in a unique setting. Nothing about this community is unattainable or gated, and we want our sales process to be the same way.”
RISE Property Trust plans to sell two more homes in early December. Homes with the Allen plan at 4420 Montana Circle and 4422 Montana Circle will have three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1,976 square feet of living space. Pending completion, the homes will be listed from the mid-$800,000s, Blakeslee says.
The scheduled releases of the Scheuerman and Allen floor plans follow the recent pending sales of two homes with the Jenott floor plan that were released in late October.
“It’s been only a few weeks since opening our model home, but it’s clear that Fort Lawton is far more than an address,” says Stephanie McMahon, community sales director at listing firm Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “RISE Properties has painstakingly preserved these collectable residences. They hired local, nationally recognized historians and passionate design professionals to elevate this collection. Interiors have been both preserved and re-envisioned for contemporary lifestyles that resonate with outdoor enthusiasts, history fans and stewards of Discovery Park.”
McMahon says that both price and passion are being considered when reviewing offers with the seller. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to preview the model homes, become familiar with the purchase documentation provided, and to submit an offer that reflects their commitment.
“Our goal at RISE Properties is to build sustainable communities, and at Fort Lawton we hope to attract a mix of residents who appreciate this living legacy,” Blakeslee says. “This development is part of our legacy, too. That’s why we are proud to offer purposefully attainable, locally loved heritage homes. It’s really an honor to be restoring these residences at Fort Lawton for future homeowners.”
Each of the 13 homes on Montana Circle is being priced and listed as it is completed. In early 2016, once all Montana Circle homes have been sold, the Fort Lawton restoration and sales teams will begin work on the Officer’s Row neighborhood.