SEATTLE – A group of West Seattle neighbors are working together to save a historic cottage known as the Stone Cottage.
The stone-studded cottage currently sits between condos and townhouses at 1123 Harbor Ave SW in West Seattle. It was originally built in the 1930’s by Eva Falk, her children came up with the idea to cover its façade with more than 15,000 beach stones.
Now, the cottage is slated for demolition in January 2021.
A group called Save the Stone Cottage has joined up with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and History Seattle to save the 90-year-old home. The group has worked out a plan with the new owners of the property, Chainqui Development, to move the house off site before construction on the property begins next month.
The plan involves transporting the cottage to temporary storage, finding a new location, and eventually restoring the cottage and its new home. The group says they plan on finding a location for the cottage in the Alki neighborhood.
The group is currently raising money to execute the plan. Donations can be made through their website at savethestonecottage.org.