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Curbed Seattle Steps Back in Time and Into an Historic John Wallingford Home, Listed by RSIR Broker Eleanor Heyrich

In a recent Curbed Seattle feature, Sarah Anne Lloyd stepped back in time and into an historic home once owned by John Wallingford and currently listed with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Eleanor Heyrich. As the article describes, the Wallingford neighborhood is “home to many adorable, century-old craftsmans,” and this one stands out for its historic heritage. Built in 1907, Lloyd gushes over period details, from “a dormer and diamond-shaped window” to a “covered porch . . . bounded by square columns.”

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The Molokai Ranch | Over 55,000 Acres of Historic Hawaiian Paradise

Also known as the “Friendly Isle,” Molokai is known for having a slow pace, rural style, and rich Hawaiian culture. As recently covered in The Wall Street JournalMolokai was formed by three separate volcanoes, as evidenced by the island’s environmental diversity compressed within its small land area. Lands that eventually became part of Molokai Ranch were assigned as part of the Great Mahele, Hawaii’s land division of 1848.

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New Listings

New on Market: The Homes at Fort Lawton

The only single-family home on Montana Circle offers quintessential living at Fort Lawton in Discovery Park. Enjoy serene westerly park views from this light-filled, fully restored historic home, nestled in a 534-acre nature reserve. Windows wrap the gourmet kitchen and dining area with built-in banquet. All-new plumbing, electrical and hydronic in-floor heat. Soaring ceilings, hardwoods, formal living with gas fireplace, covered “lemonade” porch, and fully finished daylight basement – stunning!

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New Listings

New on Market: 4407 Montana Circle

Iconic in nature, the brick homes represent quintessential living in Fort Lawton and Discovery Park. Light filled and fully-restored with new cabinetry, quartz counters, plumbing, electrical, hydronic in-floor heating & appliances — all within a landmark-protected structure that incl. tile and copper roofs, gutters and downspouts. Home features open great room, sunroom, finished basement and garage on large fee-simple lot. Photos representative – other plans arrive soon. Officer’s Row Q2-2016.

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Fort Lawton Model Homes Now Showcased Using Interactive 3D Technology; RISE Properties to Release Two Brick Homes on November 12th

Seattle’s most extraordinary residential community is about to make history (again). Established in 1900, The Homes at Fort Lawton have been thoughtfully re-introduced in 2015 for sophisticated contemporary living in a boutique community set amidst the 534-acres and natural majesty of Discovery Park. A world-class design team has been assembled to elevate this collection of twenty-six heirloom homes with inspired interiors, state-of-the-art systems and perfectly preserved architecture that befit a national treasure.

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Announcement, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

RISE Properties Trust Announces Plans for Restoration of Historic Homes at Fort Lawton

Announces Design and Construction Team for Preservation of Century-Old Military Residences

RISE Properties Trust (“RISE”) announced that it will begin the restoration work on twenty-six historic military homes located on approximately 9-acres in Seattle’s Discovery Park. The homes were part of the former military base, Fort Lawton, which was officially decommissioned in 2012. With work to commence this month, RISE also announced the design and construction team that has been selected to work on this signature project located in one of Seattle’s premier parks.

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Featured Property

The Wurdemann Estate, North Seattle’s Most Prominent Residence, is Available for the Next Generation


Built in 1914, this iconic Georgian style home, named after its longtime owner Dr. Harry Vanderbilt Wurdemann, is noted as one of the most significantly historical properties listed by Sotheby’s International Realty. Surrounded by a shy 2 aces of manicured gardens, fountains, flowering trees, and sports facilities, including a full-size tennis court and large sports court, the 5000+ square foot home boasts 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Sports Station

Sports Facilities at the Estate including a Full-Size Tennis Court & Large Sports Court

Classic architectural proportions prevail from the columned facade to a sweeping, divided staircase illuminated by a crystal chandelier. Dozens of paned, French doors embrace the light and lead to open views of the lush grounds and glimpses of the lake and mountains.


Wurdemann Estate Carriage House

Above Photo: The original carriage house is now home to a 3 car garage and guest suite, originally designed to accommodate a rock climbing wall. Meticulous renovations have been made, salvaging its historic provenance while simultaneously creating a livable space for today.



Historic Significance 

Between 1913 and 1914, when the “North Seattle” acreage of Lake Forest Park was receiving its first promotion as “Seattle’s Scenic Suburb,” a noted Seattle architect began to design a large, two-story house with two eight-pillared porticos for Dr. Harry Vanderbilt Wurdemann and his wife, May Audrey Flynn. Wurdemann was a prominent Seattle eye, ear, nose and throat specialist who became an internationally known opthalmic surgeon. By 1914 the completed house, with one of the first L.F.P. telephones installed, stood on a prominent knoll overlooking Lake Washington.

The mansion was once the venue of the 1990 Designer Show House to benefit the Seattle Symphony and is a recent winner of the Trillium Heritage Award.

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Shoreline Historical Museum organized a fund raiser at the estate this past May, featuring personal tours of the grounds by the Society’s docents, champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

Currently Offered at $1.75 Million

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Accolades, Broker, Property of the Day

Congratulations to The Wurdemann Estate!

We are thrilled to share that The Wurdemann Estate, an iconic Georgian style home represented by our very own Chris Doucet,  is enjoying some well-deserved recognition on the Sotheby’s International Realty webpage as a Featured Historic Property! And if that wasn’t enough, this gorgeous estate is also set to turn 100 later this month, and we cordially invite you to join in the festivities as we celebrate at the upcoming Private 100th Anniversary Party on May 20th!

Wurdemann Estate

There are a limited number of tickets available for this exclusive event so please plan ahead as we hope to commemorate this milestone with you!