I recently introduced a stellar ready-to-build view lot in Leschi to the market with approved permits and plans for a 3,000+ square foot home with a 2-car garage. Situated down a private road, this is a rare chance to build your dream home in a coveted neighborhood with sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Sound. In celebration of this unique opportunity and its proximity to the marina, market and restaurants, I decided to highlight Leschi with a local spotlight.
The history of Leschi begins in the days of the Duwamish tribe’s hunting and fishing parties. Following the Battle of Seattle in 1856, the community evolved with the addition of cabins for residents to stay in while hunting or fishing; a saw mill, which bolstered the local economy; and a boat launch for recreation and exploration. In the late 1880s, a cable car line was added to the area, which kicked off decades of development and brings us into the modern neighborhood of today.
It’s no surprise that Leschi has long been a favorite neighborhood of locals, from its Lake Washington views and harbor to a quaint downtown district. And while you immediately “feel away from it all” upon entering Leschi, it remains just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core.
Leschi is most well-known for its park system and retail areas. Situated upon the water’s edge, Leschi Park affords rolling hills dotted with trees and roses, pathways, tennis courts, a playground and more. It’s a favorite destination when the sunshine comes out and visitors head to Leschi Market to pack a picnic basket. Frink Park is among the oldest parks in the neighborhood, and originally served as a natural woodland for visitors to take in views of the mountains and sound. Today it’s regarded for its extensive trail system and thick woods.
The retail and business district in Leschi offers an eclectic mix of stellar dining options and boutique shopping. Several restaurants provide views of the water and outdoor dining, including Daniel’s Broiler—a classic local steakhouse—and BluWater Bistro—an informal restaurant with delicious food and drinks. For a more casual atmosphere, try Meet the Moon or Heyday.
201 Euclid Avenue | Seattle, WA
Offered at $375,000