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Model home to open Saturday, April 11 at Seola Gardens

Second phase of construction will bring homeownership opportunities to 54 more families

Model home to open Saturday, April 11 at Seola Gardens

Apr. 9, 2015 — White Center

Prospective buyers on Saturday, April 11, will get their first look at the new single-family homes being built at Seola Gardens.

Richmond American Homes will unveil a furnished model home to kick off their second phase of construction consisting of 54 new homes, in the mixed-income community developed by the King County Housing Authority.  Seola Gardens is located at 4th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 108th Street in White Center.

Prices for the three- to five-bedroom single-family homes range from about $340,000 to $409,900, subject to pricing release.

“The grand opening of the phase two model home will provide a chance for prospective buyers to see the vibrant neighborhood growing to completion at Seola Gardens,” said Stephen Norman, executive director of KCHA.  “The first phase sold out very quickly.  This second and final phase fulfills KCHA’s vision and commitment to provide quality, market-rate homeownership in White Center as part of Seola Gardens.”

This single-family homeownership community is adjacent to Lakewood Park and easily accessible to downtown Seattle.  The site offers pocket parks and playgrounds, a community garden, public art, and a community center.  Abundant educational opportunities, services and shopping are nearby.  

Richmond American Homes, a national homebuilder, also developed the first phase of new homes at Seola Gardens.  Four additional floor plans are being offered in phase two with homes ranging in size from 1,880 to 2,550 square feet.  Each two-story home includes a two-car garage.  All homes include stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite kitchen countertops and fully fenced and landscaped backyards. Buyers may also select from a number of options to customize their homes.

The first two homes are currently under construction with completion expected as early as May.

Seola Gardens is a Three-Star Built Green™ community with energy and water efficiency features integrated into every element of the design.  In 2013, Seola Gardens won a Built Green Hammer Award from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.  The award recognizes the development as an innovative and outstanding residential community that meets Built Green™ standards.

Initially a World War II public housing community known as Park Lake Homes II, Seola Gardens has been redeveloped as an attractive mixed-income community that features rent-subsidized and for-sale homes, as well as a mid-rise building for seniors operated by Providence Health & Services of Washington. With completion of this last phase of single-family homes, the 30-acre site will be home to approximately 300 owner and rental households.

KCHA, an independent municipal corporation established under state law, assists over 18,000 households in the Seattle metropolitan region on a daily basis.  The Authority administers rental housing assistance, develops and manages affordable housing and works closely with community stakeholders to address local housing priorities.

The model home, which is located at 10934 4th Place Southwest, Seattle (White Center), will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11.

Photo by William Wright Photography

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