This week, a newly constructed house on NE 107th Street in Victory Heights went on sale for an astonishing $1.789 million price tag, a new record for our neighborhood. Described as “refined Maple Leaf living” (ha!), the 4500 square foot house boosts five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. If you put a down payment of 20% ($357,800), the mortgage would be $7,791 per month, with annual property taxes with the new valuation estimated at $17,000. Easy-peasy if you earn $110,000 a year, don’t eat, don’t use any utilities, and don’t own a car.
The former house at 1910 NE 107th Street (courtesy Google Street Maps).
The original house at that location (see left) was an 880 square foot house built in 1941. It was demolished to make way for the new construction.
A backhoe demolishes the garage next to the house on 21st Avenue NE
This week, the house at 10024 21st Avenue NE (at the T-intersection with NE 102nd Street) is being demolished by a large backhoe to make way for a new two-story house. The old house was built in 1945 as part of the original development of Victory Heights. It was sold in February this year to Fortwest LLC, which according to its website, “specializes in the planning, design and construction of custom homes throughout the greater Puget Sound area.”
The Pinehurst Seattle blog has reprinted the newspaper ad from The Seattle Sunday Times on May2, 1920 announcing the sale of lots in Victory Heights. Check out those low, low prices!
There is a page on EveryBlock for Victory Heights that aggregates real estate, crime, and first-responder incidents. Hear a siren and want to know what happened? Check it out.