Rounding out an impressive day of media attention, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer highlighted how truly unique these homes really are, even for a city who is know stranger to unique homes such as Seattle. Citing the shear fact that the homes were formerly military, the PI proclaims the Homes at Fort Lawton are "about as unique as they come."
The Daily Journal of Commerce's Real Estate reporter, Nat Levy, marked the day the first Montana Circle home to be listed with an in-depth look into the care and detail that went into such an impressive project.
The Homes at Fort Lawton did not always exist in Discovery Park; in fact, Discovery Park itself owes its existence to the previously held US Army fort being bequeathed back to the city of Seattle. The opportunity to live just minutes from downtown Seattle, all while feeling a world-away in an expansive 534-acre park with breath-taking views of the Puget Sound and Olympics.
The history of the land is as interesting as the project of renovating and preserving these homes.
The Homes at Fort Lawton's biggest press mention of the day is from the Seattle Times. As the largest newspaper in the state, an exhibition from the Times on the project did not go unnoticed.
Announcing the official first home to hit the market for sale, the Times chronicles the huge undertaking made by Rise Properties, who purchased the vast property from the US Navy in February. The chance to own a piece of property amidst Seattle's preeminent public park is enough to garner attention and buzz on its own, the Times notes.
As such, bidding wars are to be expected: President and CEO of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, Dean Jones, expects multiple offers on each of these extremely unique homes as they come to market.
Following the onslaught of media attention, urbnlivn, the Seattle Real Estate blog, highlighted how monumental of an event the first home going on the market it. Urbnlivn casts a light on how truly painstaking and detail-oriented of an undertaking this project is for Rise Properties.
" This wasn’t a quick flip. The developer, RISE Properties, is super passionate about the project and certainly got their hands dirty re-developing homes that were built between 1899 and 1935."
Urbnlivn eloquently showcases the homes and honors and recognizes the time and care that went into their preservation and renovation.