I have been working with a client to purchase one of the Ashworth Cottages located just north of Greenlake at 80th and Ashworth Ave N. If you are not familiar with the project, this is a community of 20 stand-alone homes and townhomes that is situated around a central courtyard. It was originally built by Pryde & Johnson, and is the only LEED Platinum-certified community of its kind in Washington state. The builder spared little expense on these homes, with finishes like tiger wood floors, concrete counters, vaulted ceilings and cherry cabinetry.
The properties high-end finishes and green-friendly LEED certification originally landed them at a price point where they were unable to sell them in the down market during 2007-2008. After the bank foreclosed on the property, they are back on the market at some extremely attractive prices, something like 20-35% off of their original list prices. Buyers seem to agree, and it looks like they have sold 8 out of 17 homes in just a week! At this pace, it appears that they won’t last long, as they have hit a price point that appears to resonate with buyers for homes of this quality.
Here are some of the listings currently on the MLS. Availability is subject to change pretty quickly, so an on-site visit will tell you what is left.
If you would like to tour these homes or would like assistance in putting together an offer, please contact us at [email protected]. We currently have availability for showings this weekend.
UPDATE 10/24/09: According to the listing agent, 12 of these homes are officially sold, up from 8 last week. There is only one townhome left, and the rest are stand-alone homes.