100-year-old 5BR Craftsman, Great Details. Steps to the Lake: FREE

May 31, 2014 8:08am

Well, almost. More like $60,000. While you can own the house for free, part of the deal is that you need to pay for it to be moved elsewhere first. So you’ll also need some spare land ready for the 3,790 square foot home.

Built in 1914, the home, at 6525 4th Ave. NE, just North of 65th Street, offers 5 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, original boxed ceilings, columns, and leaded glass built-ins.

"Free house" ad for 6525 4th Ave. N.E. Photo: Build Urban

According to KIRO7, developer Build Urban plans to build eight townhouses (in four duplexes) on the generous 5118-square-foot lot. Firm president Ed Gallaudet told KIRO he hopes this offer will stave off the wrecking ball and preserve the home’s historic details for years to come.

The current site of the house and future site of the Radius townhouses, between Woodlawn and 65th Street, about a block from Green Lake Park

Build Urban’s “Radius” project planned at 6525 4th Ave. NE From: Build Urban


Aerial view of courtyard in Build Urban’s planned Radius project. Photo: Build Urban

From KIRO:

“This house in particular has great bones to it.  It’s got a lot of great character and really nice millwork,” said Gallaudet.

Gallaudet said the home is worth at last $200,000 and that it would cost the “buyer” at least $60,000 just to load it onto a truck.

Zillow says the property was last sold in October for $1.42 million.

Interested ? The deal expires in two months, at which time if the home isn’t taken, contents will be salvaged and the rest demolished.  Contact Build Urban through its website.