A dying breed


We wondered how much longer this triangle lot on the east side of Fauntleroy, just before Morgan Junction, could stay empty, especially after seeing a little clearing work on it recently. Perhaps not much longer, given this listing offering it for $1,450,000 as “one of the last 10-unit sites zoned L2 on Fauntleroy … flat as a pancake … No hillside means no need for expensive development of the lot with bulkheads and heavy excavating that drive up lot costs.”

8 Replies to "A dying breed"

  • coffee geek September 25, 2007 (8:10 am)

    I don’t see much wrong with townhomes, per se. But I wish the developers in Seattle would catch a clue. Yeah, we’ve checked a few out. They all look the SAME, more or less, inside and out. There’s not much I remember liking about Chicago, but I will say their townhomes in the city proper were awesome. Stone/brick and not all the same on the same block. It’s a shame the builders take the “plain vanilla” route time after time here…

  • flipjack September 25, 2007 (11:00 am)

    Goodbye blue sky.

  • John M September 25, 2007 (12:44 pm)

    What blue sky?

  • flipjack September 25, 2007 (1:24 pm)

    Well it’s blue in the picture anyway.

  • atemybuick September 25, 2007 (1:47 pm)

    This property has been vacant for as long as I can remember. Looks like it was a garage at one time and I seem to recall there’s a faded sign painted on the side or front. Does anyone know more about it’s previous use(s)? If it was a gas station I wonder if the tanks are still in the ground.

  • SomeGuy September 25, 2007 (3:00 pm)

    Great spot for my new porn shop. I just ordered huge neon letters 20 feet tall.

  • John M September 25, 2007 (3:40 pm)

    I remember going here 40 years ago when it was a laundromat.

  • PP September 26, 2007 (6:38 am)


    Its a shame sellers won’t sell for less and that buyers won’t buy something “less vanilla” for more money. Oh wait, that must be the Market at work…

    Yeah the townhomes are fairly homogenous outside. The inside is all new home though and some are more than just nice.

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