This is a lovely home on a tree-lined street in an out-of-the-way North Capitol location called Roanoke Park. Though the location can be noisy, visually, the neighborhood is stunning.
The home appears to be thoughtfully updated through the years with open, grand spaces, tall ceilings and great flow. Lovely entry with large living room, formal dining, den and cozy fireplace. Expansive kitchen with eating nook and sitting area. Lower guest suite with second kitchen.
Address: 2833 Broadway E.
Asking price: $950,000
Anchoring this neighborhood is Roanoke Park, a grassy, pleasant space located on north Capitol Hill where 10th Avenue E ends at E Roanoke.
Located in a residential area, it has fruit trees that burst into color in the spring; it’s an ideal place to enjoy a picnic while your kids frolic in the play area.
The original owners, David T. Denny and Henry Fuhrman, named the park after Roanoke, Virginia, the first English settlement in the United States. The City originally acquired it in 1908 for hikers and bicyclists headed down the long, winding road to Washington Park and Lake Washington.
From History Link:
These neighborhoods were developed for the most part during the very early twentieth century, and — like most such fully realized city neighborhoods — are densely situated, making it virtually impossible to know from visual clues where one neighborhood ends and others begin. This densely populated urban area comprises single-family and multi-family residences, with small pockets of commercial businesses located along main arterial streets. Houseboats moored near Boyer Avenue E, the members-only Queen City Yacht Club (founded in 1916 and moved to its current location in 1934) at 2608 Boyer Avenue E, and the nearby Portage Bayshore Condominiums underline the neighborhood’s rich maritime flavor. The Queen City Yacht Club features moorage space for 229 powerboats and sailboats.
Most homes in this area are single family dwellings, except for apartment buildings (largely built from the 1920s to the 1940s) along arterial streets. The neighborhood includes two mansions, the Eliza Ferry Leary mansion (now headquarters for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia) at 1551 10th Avenue E and the mansion next door at 1531 10th Avenue E, which belonged to her brother Pierre P. Ferry