On Sunday September 27th, more than 200 registered guests joined members of the Fort Lawton Sales Team for a special preview of the sales center and model home in advance of the public sales debut scheduled for Saturday, October 10th. This encore was a follow up to a series of events that took place over the previous week, including an initial preview weekend and a private reception hosted by Rise Properties in recognition of their broader development team.
As the opportunity to own one of twenty-six heirloom homes within Discovery Park comes into full view, the excitement is building toward the Grand Opening Sales Event. Local media has all been keen to follow the developing story, with recent media coverage by the Seattle Times, the Daily Journal of Commerce, the Seattle PI and King 5 TV, in addition to popular blogs such as UrbnLivn and Curbed/Seattle.
The profile of guests have been diverse, ranging from first time buyers and retirees to new families and empty nesters. The interest is overwhelmingly local, yet there are plenty of interstate and even international inquiries as these heirloom homes make their way to market.
“It’s an opportunity to own a piece of American history,” said Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s inspiring to meet the guests and to hear their stories. Some have lived in the homes and many have fond memories of playing in Discovery Park as kids. I even met a family member who is a descendent of General Lawton – wow! All have such great respect for the legacy of Fort Lawton – the opportunity to also call this home is extraordinary.”