Officer’s Club Prospective Homebuyers Invited to Preview Design Events
May 9, 2016 - Prospective home buyers who have joined the Fort Lawton Officer’s Club were invited to an interior design preview of the much-anticipated stately homes on Officer’s Row in Discovery Park on April 26th. This preview was the first in a series of Officer’s Club events designed to provide qualified buyers (and their brokers) with priority access to property information. In order to accommodate the number of interested buyers, The Homes at Fort Lawton will be holding a second design preview on May 24th. For those who are not a member of the Officer’s Club it’s not too late to join and RSVP.
At the first event, Officer’s Club members mingled in the downtown offices of GGLO with appetizers and refreshments while having the opportunity to hear from the developer and world class interiors team about the specialized nature of restoring these legacy residences. The soiree allowed for guests to view design boards, interior materials, and casually converse with the design team.
“These homes are extraordinary and we’ve waited a century for them to come to market, and now we’re just a few months away from experiencing them in their fully restored grandeur,” said Gary Blakeslee, Vice President for RISE. “I want potential buyers and their brokers to have behind-the-scenes experiences while they learn more about Fort Lawton and our design approach.”
Guests learned about the Colonial Revival architecture, which was common for important buildings built around the turn of the 19th century, and is perhaps best reflected in Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello or George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. The team also shared their impressive vision for how to honor history while designing for modern day lifestyles. They shared design secrets such as converting excess bedrooms into walk-in closets and voluminous master bathroom retreats - and much more. Learn more about the design specifics of Officer’s Row, here.
“With Montana Circle we learned that almost all of our homebuyers had not been actually in the market for a new home,” said Stephanie McMahon, Community Sales Director for The Homes at Fort Lawton. “However, they were so passionate about the opportunity to own a legacy home in the midst of a natural park setting that they moved quickly. Knowing that Officers’ Row is the last offering of residences at Fort Lawton, we have created the Officers Club as a very personalized sales process to allow prospective buyers more time to make decisions. I will be working closely with each prospective buyer, and their broker, as they explore the opportunity of owning a once-in-a-century residence in Seattle’s premier park.”
The Officer’s Club is a members-only program where prospective homebuyers at Fort Lawton are invited to events and will have an opportunity to place a reservation on a home on June 8th, 2016. Reservation holders are then provided ample time to prepare their current home for sale, organize mortgage financing and generally position themselves for a closing on Officer’s Row with the confidence and comfort of knowing they are protectedin this opportunity without fear of multiple offers or price escalation.
“We understand most buyers are not going to engage in the sales process or otherwise sell their existing home unless they know they are provided a first right of opportunity to purchase on a selected home at Officer’s Row,” added McMahon. “Our reservations provide this security while our Officer’s Club events offer enriching experiences to fully understand and appreciate the possibility of living at Officer’s Row.”
Prospective homebuyers need not wait for upcoming events to learn more about Officer’s Row as Sales Director Stephanie McMahon, and her assistant Lorraine Rotanelli, are available daily to answer questions. In addition, Aaron Freeman, also with Realogics Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, is an onsite buyers’ agent and listing broker for existing home sales for those interested in a turnkey solution.
To attend the events you must be a member of the Officer’s Club.