BuyingNewsSelling August 17, 2018

Curbed Seattle

1906 schoolhouse—plus a saloon and a chapel—listed for $695K

Like your own little old-timey town!

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Whether you’re looking to open an event venue or just for some unique digs, here’s something for you: a two-acre property in Silvana, a Snohomish County town with a population of 90 or so people, featuring a collection of vintage buildings, from a chapel to a saloon. But the centerpiece is really the stately 1906 schoolhouse.

The exterior of the building maintains much of the original character, with white brick and French doors. Inside, it’s very visibly mid-remodel although that means the place comes with a brand-new foundation above the flood plain and all new windows, adding a little longevity to the building. Some decorative elements are already taken care of, too, including vintage lights salvaged from an Ellensburg theater.

Much of the schoolhouse is still intact, though, including the bell tower.

The grounds are full of extra surprises and explorable places, including a saloon, an old shed (currently storing the schoolhouse’s original windows), an adorable chapel, and several other outbuildings, all wood-paneled and evoking kind of an Old West feel.

In a best-of-both-worlds situation, all the buildings feature underground wiring and power.

Outdoor space has been cultivated, too, including a fire pit area, picnic tables, a fountain, and a patio surrounding a stilted house.

New landscape elements can get their start in a greenhouse—also vintage, built in 1920—on the grounds. Its design evokes the schoolhouse, with an ornamental peak that nods to the bell tower.


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