History

One of Green Lake’s Oldest Homes is For Sale

July 23, 2015 7:26am

"Looking toward Greenlake in 1890" Judge McDonald and his daughter are pictured. Seattle P-I archives

The Frederick A. McDonald house is one of the oldest homes in Green Lake, built in 1890, and its for sale.

According to the listing on Zillow:

“Nestled above Green Lake, this elegant Victorian preserves the sophistication and craftsmanship of that era but with todays comforts. The completely renovated 1890s home retains its original stained glass windows, grand staircase, solid oak doors and millwork. The parklike setting features secluded patios, a Koi pond, fountains and the massive Italianate stone-walled gardens and stairs to Green Lake. A romantic carriage house and private mother-in-law make this property a rare find.”

It would be interesting to know how much it cost to build the house back in the 1890s because today it is selling for $2.4 million.

Notice the trolley on the lower left side of the screen. That’s the same trolley that would circle Green Lake back in the turn of the century. No, not this past century… the previous one!

This house photo may look familiar to you… we posted about the home last year and its relation to the mysterious grave marker on the east side of the lake.

Whoever buys the home is truly buying a piece of Green Lake history.

And a special thanks to reader James for giving us a heads up about this house!

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