Honoring the Past
As a resident of Fort Lawton, you will be a direct participant in the sustained revitalization and stewardship of this pivotal and historic Seattle neighborhood. The Homes at Fort Lawton are on the National Register of Historic Places, and as such have been deemed worthy of protection by the National Parks Service. This ensures that the essential fabric and defining elements of the community will be preserved as important historical resources, and prevents them from being damaged by thoughtless future development or poorly designed alterations. Fort Lawton is a vibrant, historic site that invites you to become a part of its future.
Each Home has its Own Nostalgic Signature
Constructed between 1899 & 1935, the historic Homes at Fort Lawton have been off limits to the public for generations. Similar to the stately and timeless former military housing in San Francisco’s Presidio, the former military quarters at Fort Lawton sit amidst vast parkland and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are unlike any other residences in the City of Seattle. They are an irreplaceable collection of homes.
While the exteriors of each home have been preserved and are subject to oversight by the Landmark Preservation Board, RISE Properties Trust has collaborated with GGLO Architecture to re-envision the interiors with thoughtful finishes, state-of-the-art systems and appliances and other modern conveniences for how we live today.
Each home has the nostalgic signature of high ceilings, thick moldings and refinished hardwood floors, as well as tiled fireplaces, oversized windows, and wraparound porches. A careful balancing between restoration and retrofitting ensures that The Homes at Fort Lawton are equal parts historic as they are modern – the perfect hybrid of past and future. They are all built in the Colonial Revival-style and befitting the importance of the military families that called them home for decades, they range in size from two-bedroom homes to six-bedroom estates.
The Best of Town and Country
The heirloom Homes at Fort Lawton in Discovery Park are unmatched in their offerings—from the gorgeous, historic architecture with more current interior updates, to the sweeping vistas of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, to the surrounding hundreds of acres of protected parklands. And all of this is within the charming neighborhood of Magnolia, just minutes from downtown Seattle. It’s an opportunity to live in a landmark while enjoying a town and country lifestyle matchless anywhere in the United States.
The Homes at Fort Lawton comprise two distinct enclaves that share the same legacy. Each will be released for sale as the homes are restored beginning with Montana Circle – debuting October 2015. Prospective buyers are encouraged to register to receive priority sales information. A schedule of homes being released for sale can be viewed here.