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A Romantic Retreat in the Heart of Historic Seattle

Oak Manor
730 Belmont Ave E |  Unit 1

Come revel in the fairy tale grandeur of this exquisite two bedroom gothic townhouse at the gateway to Seattle’s historic Harvard/Belmont district. Originally built by Frederick Anhalt, and lovingly restored and updated over eleven years by its current designer owners, this unit is affectionately known as “Seattle’s Most Published Home!” Wide plank floors, exposed wood beams, stunning patios and gardens complement state of the art appliances and conveniences and updated subsystems. Truly a must See!

Oak Manor Particulars...  

Oak Manor, The Building:

Is consistently regarded as one of Frederick Anhalt’s finest, built in 1929

Has extensive and private landscaped grounds

Is an anchor building in the Harvard-Belmont historic district

Unit Number One

Is particularly unique (of all Anhalts) for its quantity and quality of outdoor area; the unit has a large and private terrace immediately off the living and dining rooms, a separate terrace off the kitchen and pantry (currently used for growing herbs and barbecuing), and a “Romeo and Juliet” balcony facing West off the master bedroom

Has not been on the market for eleven years

Is “the most published home in Seattle”

    – Pacific (Seattle Times) (1996)

    – Decorating (1997)

    – HGTV (1999)

    – Japanese Living (2000)

    – Pacific (Seattle Times) (2002)

    – Better Homes and Gardens (2003)

Has been featured on numerous architectural tours, including those by Historic Seattle and the Seattle Architectural Foundation

Has been painstakingly restored and designed by owners Ted Watson (owner of the nationally recognized home accessories and gift stores Watson Kennedy Fine Living and Watson Kennedy Fine Home in downtown Seattle) and Theodore Sive (a partner at Lease Crutcher Lewis, one of Seattle’s oldest and largest general     contractors)


1744 SF of living space

(1470 interior and 274 exterior as architecturally measured)

Well-preserved high quality historic elements, including:

– Oak floors throughout, including rare random width stained white oak downstairs

– Leaded-glass windows throughout

– Arts and Craft style tiling on the bathroom floor

– Wood paneled walls and exposed beam ceiling

– Gothic archways and coved ceilings

– Brick exterior and cedar shake roof (new in 2002)

– Puget Sound, Olympic Mountain and Space Needle views from upstairs

– Loads of natural light; most rooms have at least two exposures,       primarily South and West


Complete Kitchen renovation in 1993

– Converted to natural gas

– New electric sub-panel added

– All new appliances, including built-in stainless steel refrigerator

– Combined microwave/convection over

Further renovations in 2003

– New Viking range in kitchen

– Remodeled pantry with exposed brick, new casework and two stainless steel under-counter wine refrigerators

– Refinished downstairs oak flooring

– All rooms completely repainted


– Hand-gilded dining room walls

– Casework and built-in desk in second bedroom/study

         Re-built upstairs balcony (2004)

Building Features

Deeded, secure parking in garage immediately underneath unit

Laundry close-by in basement

Extra storage in basement

Wired for cable in bedrooms, living room and kitchen

Monthly Dues include

1. All utilities (heat, water, sewage, etc.) except electric and cable TV

2. Professional gardening and maintenance of the extensive grounds

3. Professional condominium management

4. All building maintenance (including the heating and plumbing systems within the unit)

5. Building insurance

2 bedroom | 1 bath
SOLD $525,000

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