Historic Fir Lodge/Alki Homestead For Sale

Alki Homestead, West Seattle (2009 Most Endangered Properties List) / Photo: Eugenia Woo

Fir Lodge / Alki Homestead, West Seattle / Photo: Eugenia Woo

January 16, 2014 will be the five-year anniversary of a fire that partially damaged the Fir Lodge/Alki Homestead building in West Seattle. Built in 1904, this designated Seattle landmark building has been vacant and closed since, deteriorating with each passing month.

The Fir Lodge / Alki Homestead is for sale again at a listing price of $1.85 M. Download the marketing flyer listing the property for more information. The current owner is seeking a preservation-friendly buyer.


2 Responses to “Historic Fir Lodge/Alki Homestead For Sale”

  1. 1 Wedgwood in Seattle History December 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Usually I am in favor of the Landmarking process but it is entirely the fault of the Landmarks Board that the owner had to give up on refurbishing the Homestead. It is a commercial property which has to be made viable and the Architectural Review Committee was entirely unreasonable about any alternations such as the roofline, needed modernizations, etc. No one will be able to meet the restrictions and bring this property back to usable condition. The Landmarks Board should buy it themselves since they want to keep it in EXACT condition which is impossible due to the fire damage.

  2. 2 JanetWay December 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I sincerely hope someone steps up to buy this place. It would be excellent if it was a non-profit or private entity that would open it to the public!

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