Historic Ballard Houses getting new life


pic via Historic Seattle

The Pioneer Houses on Ballard Avenue to transform into an Italian restaurant. The Seattle Met's Allecia Vermillion has the details:

"One of the oldest dwellings in Seattle has spaghetti Bolognese and osso bucco in its future.

To walk down Ballard Ave is to notice that funny old green house. It looks like a home where Laura Ingalls Wilder and family might have hunkered down for a long prairie winter, dropped improbably in a tight-shouldered row of brick and stone storefronts otherwise pulsing with bars and boutiques.

The structure is actually two houses fitted together in a T shape (known as the Pioneer Houses). They might actually be Seattle’s oldest intact residential properties…and they’re about to get new life as an Italian restaurant. The name is forthcoming, but a major restoration of these humble shotgun shacks is already under way..."

Read the full article at: Seattle Met - Nosh Pit

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    Mark Erickson. Raised in Magnolia, lived on Queen Anne where I co-owed a restaurant, and returned to Magnolia to build my own home on the block I grew up on. Blogging about Ballard news, happenings, food & fun. Joined USDOJ to recover $35M for Medicare and the State of Washington. Now Broker/Realtor® at Keller Williams - Downtown Seattle. Read my unique Bio at my website:


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