West Seattle development: Proposal for Admiralty House site

August 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm | In Development, Neighborhoods, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

One month after the “closing sale” for Admiralty House Antiques, with owner Fred Dau deciding to fully retire and sell the site (as he told us in this interview), we were asked if there’s any news about what’s happening there now. Here’s what we have found: The building already has a sale pending, according to the online listing ($1,050,000) for the 2,200-square-foot building on a 5,700-square-foot site, recorded as two lots, zoned NC2-40 (mixed-use retail and residential up to 40 feet). We don’t know the buyer’s identity, but city records show a development proposal already has been submitted for part of the site, proposing a 3-unit rowhouse, with its address changed to 4304 SW Walker (Admiralty House is 2141 California SW). The project page on the city website has this notation: “Existing retail building to remain w/ no work or changes.”


  1. Does this mean they’d be building in the empty grassy area “behind” the existing building? I’m holding my breath to see if they’ll really keep the (wonderful) existing building there with no changes. That would be lovely.

    Comment by Christopher Baxter — 5:43 pm August 22, 2013 #

  2. Christopher – no site plan filed yet that I could find – but that’s what it looked like – of course, keep in mind, plans can change, and we’ll keep an eye on it …

    Comment by WSB — 5:45 pm August 22, 2013 #

  3. Love that building…a restaurant maybe?

    Comment by JanS — 7:08 pm August 22, 2013 #

  4. In totally building my brewpub there…when I win the lottery.

    Comment by RS — 9:32 pm August 22, 2013 #

  5. RS, I’ll buy you a lottery ticket!

    Comment by N.A. Neighbor — 8:27 am August 23, 2013 #

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