Located on the western side of Discovery Park, Fort Lawton sits in a quaint manner on the bluff of Magnolia. It was constructed in the early 1900′s with aspirations of being a major military presence in the Pacific Northwest. The fort was a defensive development, which consisted of a vast majority of artillery weaponry, to defend against naval and air attacks. The fort saw the most action during the world wars, but sat vacant for long periods of time. Time passed and in the 1970′s, the fort and all of its property were given to the city of Seattle.
There are twenty-six units built within fourteen buildings near Discovery Park that make up Fort Lawton. These historical military structures are now being offered up for sale to the highest bidder. The city hasn’t set a minimum asking price, they are taking all offers (although, they are expecting offers to be in the millions). The area is considered one of the most pristine in all of Seattle, as it contains breath-taking views of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay.
The homes have been preserved since 1974 and are considered official city of Seattle landmarks. They are not allowed to be modified on the outside and very limited alterations are allowed on the interior. The city feels the fort gives off a feeling of patriotism and freedom. They are also hoping the exclusivity of the property is maintained and that any future buyers would respect Fort Lawton’s rich history.