Former Queen Anne Fire Station 20 is on the market as a residential property

Posted on February 28th, 2015 by Sara Willy


Fire Station 20 frontNow that the new Fire Station 20 is open and operational at 2800 15th Ave W, the old Fire Station 20 at 3205 13th Ave W is on the market, zoned as a single family unit. The City of Seattle has listed the property with RE/MAX at $649,900. The listing describes it as follows:

For the first time ever on the market is Former Fire Station 20, located on the West slope of Seattle’s most desirable neighborhood. Convenient to all amenities. This unique living opportunity features an expansive roll-up door providing an abundance of natural light, tall ceilings, 3 rooms on the main floor easily converted to bedrooms, ample living space perfect for entertaining. This is an excellent and rare opportunity to create the home of your dreams.

Fire Station 20 bayAccording to property records, the station was built in 1949 and refurbished in 1995. Despite that remodel, in 2006 then-Mayor Greg Nickels described Fire Station 20 as being “in the worst condition of the 33 stations in our system”, citing its inability to meet current code requirements for the daily needs of firefighters, as well as its unsuitability for seismic retrofitting. The City Council selected the new site on 15th Ave W in 2009, and now that it’s open, the old Fire Station 20 is up for grabs on the real estate market.

Fire Station bathroomWho will be the right buyer for the old fire station? The building houses nearly 3,000 square feet of finished space with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms – although, you can see in the photos that the spaces are very utilitarian, with stalls in the bathroom, lockers, and exposed ductwork. It sits on a large 6,000 square foot lot that includes your very own parking lot.

Redfin predicts that the fire station is a “hot home” meaning it’ll likely sell in the next 13 days. So, if you’re interested in living in a fire station on Queen Anne, you might want to move fast!


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