Beautiful Cohousing Condo For Sale in Olympia, WA. A Vibrant Urban Community in a Natural Setting

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Woodard Lane Cohousing

Open concept Kitchen/Dining, high-ceilinged Bedroom with Stairway and Loft, Front-room or 2nd Bedroom, Full Bath, East and West Balconies, Pet friendly.

Property Description:
$309 K 1620 Woodard Ave. NW Unit A-3 Olympia WA 98502
A3 is the South-facing, light-filled condo above the Woodard Lane Cohousing Common House (purple building on left), which was built in 2016. Kitchen and East balcony face a large elliptical green lawn, community garden, and chicken run. The West balcony faces a protected, wooded ravine. Located minutes from the food Co-op, Bus routes, Puget Sound, Downtown, Capitol Mall & Farmers' Market, A3 enjoys convenient 24 hour access to all Common House amenities. Quiet and privacy concerns are addressed in the note below.

Kitchen: 18.5 x 16.0 large, modern, quality cabinets & appliances, kitchen island & pantry.
Dining: 11.2 x 10.8 faces South, light-filled
Front Room: 12 x 10.8 could be 2nd bedroom w/ French doors. Patio door to balcony overlooking wooded ravine.
Bedroom: 11.2 x10.5 high-ceilinged with Loft: 11.2 x 8 and lovely stairway which also accesses Upper Storage: 7.8 x 13.
Bathroom: 11.2 x 5 with extra heat and spacious vanity.
Closet: 7.8 x 6 large, walk-in closet, has roughed-in plumbing for addl. bathroom if desired

Property Details:
The Common House is a commercial building with solar panels, a large community kitchen, Great Room, fireplace room, children’s room, front patio, large rear deck, 2 guest rooms with spacious ADA bathroom, laundry facilities, sauna, rec. area, and excellent sound-proofing. Highly efficient heat pumps deliver hot water, heat, and AC. Adjacent to ample parking with electric charging stations. Woodworking/project building at the other end of lot. Protected, wooded ravine threads through neighborhood and runs along West side of community.
HOA Fees: $349 includes all utilities.
Property Taxes 2019: $3438

Note: Contrary to what one might expect in a building called the Common House, A3 enjoys privacy and quiet. Other units deal with neighbors above or below. Not so on the Common House upper level. The building was designed for maximum levels of sound absorption and isolation. Common walls are 2 separate walls, each with 2 layers of drywall, insulation and an air space between. Similarly, the ceiling joists of the main level are separate from the system of insulated floor joists above, with 12” of air space between. The main level is typically used only 10 to 15 hrs in a week for various gatherings. Woodard Lane also has a Common House policy that 9pm is quiet time and only with the agreement of the upper 2 units can activity below run past 9 o’clock pm.

Paul and Amy Weisbrot-Seifert
paulseifert868 [at] gmail [dot] com

Woodard Lane Cohousing
A vibrant, eclectic, multi-generational community surrounded by magnificent trees, consisting of 18 units, in five 4-family buildings. Woodard Lane has a streamlined membership process. The community values nature, beauty, diversity, civic engagement, and ecologically sustainable living. 50 residents include toddlers, octogenarians, and all ages in between. Members live in community, while respecting the privacy of others. Pet friendly. Nice neighbors on surrounding blocks. Nearby access to public transportation, restaurants and schools. WLCH is legally structured as a condominium with a Steering Board composed of members representing each of the Maintenance, Outdoor, Administration, and Community Life Committees.


Paul Seifert

paulseifert868 [at] gmail [dot] com


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