Another real-estate note: Deal closed for Shoremont on Alki

December 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm | In West Seattle news | 6 Comments

Sometimes, it’s not what you see that makes the story, it’s what you don’t see. In this case, we noticed the “for sale” sign is finally gone from outside the long-vacant, often-vandalized Shoremont Apartments at 2464 Alki SW, 6 months after two notes brought first word the sign had gone up. We checked with agent Steven Chattin, who confirms a purchase deal has closed. However, he says, the client requested no discussion of the details – rather than listing it for a certain asking price, after a bank had taken possession, they put out a request for offers. King County records show a deed of trust granted a few days ago to two people with a Mercer Island address. ADDED MONDAY NIGHT: Further research reveals that at least one of the buyers already has West Seattle property holdings, including apartment properties on California SW in south Morgan Junction.


  1. I think we’ll all be curious to see what they do with the property.

    Comment by Eilis Flynn — 7:57 am December 7, 2010 #

  2. Tracy, are the California Ave properties of the cookie-cutter type?

    Comment by Cami — 9:16 am December 7, 2010 #

  3. … and… are these buildings completely “non-livable?”

    Comment by NotMe — 10:15 am December 7, 2010 #

  4. One of the past owners, who planned to put up townhouses, removed the tar on the roof and left the access to the roof open. Because the roof was in very bad shape for at least one winter, the inside is not livable without an extensive and expensive remodel, in my opinion. Someone put a tarp on the roof about a month ago. Closing the barn door after the …. Most of the plaster is on the floor. The building had lath and plaster on the walls and ceilings.

    Comment by Will o the wisp — 2:06 pm December 7, 2010 #

  5. The building is indeed un-inhabitable…it reeks of mold, which covers all the walls and ceiling. I hope people don’t start on the ‘we should let homeless people live there…’ conversation.

    Comment by alki_2008 — 9:16 pm December 7, 2010 #

  6. Homeless people probably already do live there. They’re going to need to relocate to the Hole once renovations start however.

    Comment by austin — 8:47 am December 8, 2010 #

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