Discovery Park, Seattle - In response to homebuyer requests, RISE Properties has decided to sell two landmark-status brick homes at Fort Lawton ahead of schedule. Originally planned to be the last two residences offered for sale, 4405 and 4407 Montana Circle will now be listed on November 12th with offers to be reviewed by November 16th. The homes are currently outfitted as a model home and the sales center for the Montana Circle community.
“I was really touched by the comments of prospective buyers who admire these restored homes – 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,” said Gary Blakeslee, Vice President for RISE Properties. “By releasing these residences earlier, our future owners can celebrate the upcoming holidays in their new homes.”
Blakeslee knows the allure firsthand as he recently had the opportunity to live at Fort Lawton over the summer with this family.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience we couldn’t resist, and it definitely reinforced our sensitive approach to development,” added Blakeslee. “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 Scheuerman plans are fully-renovated, light-filled brick homes, each offering three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms and approximately 1,995 square feet of interior 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 Magnolia’s Discovery Park. The homes will be available for preview daily from 10am to 6pm, giving prospective homebuyers and brokers plenty of time to consider the opportunity. These two Scheuerman homes are anticipated to be listed from the mid $900,000s.
“We don’t want anyone to make a rushed decision,” stated Blakeslee. “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.”
In addition, RISE Property Trust plans to sell two more homes in early December. The Allen plan at 4420 and 4422 Montana Circle will soon offer three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms with 1,976 square feet of living space. Pending completion, the homes are anticipated to be listed from the mid $800,000s.
These scheduled releases of the Scheuerman and Allen floorplans follow the recent pending sales of two Jenott floorplan homes 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,” said Stephanie McMahon, Community Sales Director with 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. This is truly a new landmark neighborhood in-the-making unlike any other, anywhere.”
In a refreshing contrast to present day market conditions, 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,” concluded Blakeslee. “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.”
RISE Properties is pricing and listing each of the 13 homes on Montana Circle as they are completed. In early 2016, once all Montana Circle homes have been sold, the restoration and sales teams will move up to the Officer’s Row neighborhood. A full release schedule can be found at www.OwnFortLawton.com.