Beautiful, sunny 3-level, 3-bedroom townhome in a 27-unit established cohousing community close to downtown Seattle. Live and participate in a mixed-age diverse community. Enjoy meals with neighbors in the common house dining room. This is an intentional community where consensus decision making is used and the residents are the managers. There’s easy bus access to downtown, then hop the Link Light Rail to Capitol Hill or the University of Washington. Soon the Light Rail will stop one block away for access to the Eastside (of Lake Washington). The solar panel clad Common House with elevator and underground parking includes a community dining room, kitchen, living room, rest rooms, office, children’s playroom, laundry and terrace. There’s also a separate woodworking shop with craft space. Condo dues cover water, sewer, garbage, internet, team activities and a healthy reserve fund.
Our urban complex is situated on a tree-lined residential street with Artspace Hiawatha Lofts across the street. A meeting room in the Lofts hosts many community events. Hiawatha Place is also part of the Mountains-to-Sound bike trail and Mt. Rainier can be seen “when it’s out”. Community-facing doors of our homes are situated along a brick-paved courtyard with decks facing each other for ease of having a neighborly chat. We also have a green space with a tree house and two terraced areas we affectionately call Machu Picchu and Patagonia due to their location and steepness. An official Seattle P-Patch gardening site is located behind our complex and a community trail runs along our property with additional garden plots.
The unit for sale includes a rental Studio on the first level (private entry, entry vestibule, living room-bedroom, walk-in closet, full bath, and kitchenette with refrigerator). Current rent is $625 per month. The studio can easily be reincorporated into the 3-level townhome. The unit has efficient in-wall Electric heaters with programmable thermostats
The following is excerpted from our vision statement:
Community work is shared by all residents, and we gather in regular meetings to shape our direction and growth. We are committed to a consensus decision-making process. We strive to create an atmosphere of cooperation and goodwill where everyone is willing to lend a helping hand. We choose to develop relationships with each other based on mutual respect, trust, and honest communication. We agree to explore and to resolve, to the best of our ability, the inevitable conflicts and misunderstandings that occur between people living in community.
We accept each person as a unique individual and value the strength of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experience. We treat every person in the community with courtesy and respect. Children are valued as full members and are included in the daily life of the community. We hold gatherings to celebrate events such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and the life of the community. We also host house concerts and fund raisers from time to time. We support and are sensitive to members' individual needs and preferences for connection and relationship, and for privacy and solitude. We try to accommodate dietary considerations of our members at our common meals. Our members manage their pets' activities so they are good neighbors too.
We are committed to reducing consumption and conserving natural resources, using ecologically sound maintenance practices and building materials where possible. We share goods and resources, such as tools, transportation, child care, community-supported agriculture, and common meals.
New reduced price $615K - original price $655K.
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