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Live in one of The Grand Ladies on the Hill

It’s vintage (just better)

I’ve lived in this house 5 years now and looking to relocate to another city. I would like to sell this house w/o a realtor to save costs (on both sides).

Located at 109 23rd Ave., Unit C in the Central District, across the street from the newly renovated Douglas Truth Library and a block away from shopping centers.

Two bedrooms, listed at $335,000. HOA dues $268
Floor plan 1100 square feet.
• Story
• Home Features
• Kitchen
• Bath
• Shared Spaces
• Internal Workings
• Nearby Stuff & Map
• Parking

In grand but certainly not stuffy style, The Grand Ladies have passed their centennial and rest comfortably on a ridge overlooking the Seattle skyline, the Olympics and Mount Rainier—their restored architectural profile is a source of local pride.

With stately Victorian architectural details, these homes are fixtures in Central District landscape since 1910. They were built in to house residents and one sported the local beauty parlor. During the early 1960s, the neighborhood was a hotbed for the Seattle civil rights movement. The conversational vibe can still be experienced at the local Starbucks on 23rd and Jackson, where many locals gather regularly and sometimes listen to live jazz.

Today, The Grand Ladies buildings stand strong once again. The houses are considered the finest grouping of folk Victorian architecture in Seattle. All the homes have steep, gabled roofs, machine-milled wooden gingerbreading and turned posts.

Inside each home, restoration of slanted ceilings and bay windows are complemented by fresh color, materials, and system upgrades.
Home Features
• Top-floor View Home
• City, Cascade and Mt. Rainier Views
• Easy access to freeways and downtown
• 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath
• Excellent storage
• Historic status
• 1056 Square Feet
• FLOR tiles in 3 major rooms, made with renewable and recyclable materials
• Convenient Central District location
• One Parking Space and Yesler has on street parking

Kitchen: Classic Comfort
• Cozy slanted ceilings, exceptionally restored
• Birch cabinetry, period-appropriate hardware
• Linoleum flooring
• Porcelain sink
• Appliances include
o GE washer/dryer, white
o GE refrigerator, white
o Dishwasher, white

Bath: Shiny White
• Linoleum flooring
• Standard tub/shower
• Porcelain sink with large counter space
• Ample storage
• Large mirror
• Vintage reproduction lighting

Shared Spaces
• Parking lot
• Mail/post unit
• Garbage, recycling
• Outside water, hoses
• Gardens

Internal Workings
These three Victorian homes, the Grand Ladies of the neighborhood, originally built at the turn of the century, underwent an extensive condominium conversion in 2004. The result is this bright, spacious, top floor two-bedroom, one-bath home featuring views of the city, the Cascades and Mt. Rainier. Details include high ceilings; large kitchen; efficient floor plan; historic architecture; new paint & carpet; and an ideal location, convenient to all Seattle has to offer. Details include:
• Tight, friendly association (fully funded)
• Distinctive, low-maintenance landscaping
• New electrical feeds (meters to unit breaker)
• New electrical wiring, switches and fixtures
• RGG co-axial cable & CAT 5 phone cable

Nearby Stuff
Drop by locally owned and operated Café Vega, only three blocks away for your Saturday morning paper, latte and baked treats. One block further, pick up great ribs and brisket take out at R&L Barbecue or go to the local Vietnamese hangout for a hot pot. Feeling chatty? Stop by the Starbucks on Jackson and strike up a conversation on timely topics with the regulars, or take a short bus ride to Pioneer Square and explore Downtown. Madison Park, Leschi and Capitol Hill are also very close.
• Convenient location near 4 bus routes
• Douglas Truth Library
• Langston Hughes Community Building (yoga, lectures, concerts)
• Café Vega
• Local park, Blue Pond dog park close by
• Ezells Chicken
• Pratt Art Center (classes, art shows, events)
• Ethnic: Moonlight Café
• Local shopping: Red Apply Market, Hollywood Video, Bartells

• For all buyers, one spot free parking in back lot
• Convenient location near 4 bus routes
• Good to know: nearby FlexCar and bus service

contact [email protected] for an appointment; serious buyers only. Available after 7pm weekdays, daytime on weekends.

0 thoughts on “Live in one of The Grand Ladies on the Hill

  1. This is not what I would consider a good use for this site. Wheather you are for sale by owner or not you should advertise in the normal fashion. By this I mean you should buy ad space like everyone else. The site certainly deserves the revenue. I know I wouldn’t dare start listing houses that I have for sale in the stories section. This whole site would get clogged up if all the realtors started doing that.

  2. While I do admire the “Grand Lady” stuff effort, there are already about 1,000 places to go to if you are interested in real estate listings. This should not be one of them.

  3. It would be cool (and pretty great, actually) to have this listing on CDNews as an ad, but it seems like abuse to use the posting function of this site for advertising.

    Also, in the ad, I think you mean that it’s near *Walgreen’s*, not Bartell.

  4. This is a terrible use of CDN. The seller forgot to mention this CONDO is located in the most dangerous part of Seattle. From the lovely renovated 2nd floor you can watch gang members, prostitutes and drug dealers!