Historic Seattle property up for sale

SEATTLE -- They are some of the most unique and historic structures in the region, and now the homes at Fort Lawton are up for sale.

The homes were built more than 100 years ago for officers and their families, and for the most part they have remained unchanged.

Children have lived in them, grown up and died, and now the Seattle landmarks on nine acres are up for sale.

"It's 14 buildings, 26 separate units of which Coast Guard people live in it now, and it's being converted into civilian use," said David Young of Jones, Lang & Lasalle.

The buildings offer a sweeping view of the Olympics, as well as Discovery Park to the front and the back.

German prisoners in World War II built the brick gutters, and the homes are equipped with wrap around porches. Those are just some of the details that come with the colonial revival style homes.

"This particular unit is a little over 2,600 square feet," said Seth Heikkila of Jones, Lang & Lasalle. "Off of many of the kitchens you'll actually see a butler's pantry."

If the buyer desires, the interiors can be altered and updated, but only to a point.

"With the historical landmark status, details down to the look and feel of the windows have to remain the same. There's very specific guidelines," Heikkila said.

Heikkila said Jones, Lang & Lasalle hasn't set an asking price.

"We literally don't have much of an idea what the pricing will be," Young said.

In the end, it will go to the highest bidder. No date has been set yet to take bids, but Young said that will probably take place in the next several months.