In the North Seattle neighborhood of Meadowbrook, this property could be, according to the Seattle Historic Resources Survey, “the city’s best remaining structure from the small-scale dairy industry that flourished in many parts of Seattle until the 1950s.” The Lavilla Dairy building was originally built in 1929, and has been owned by the same family since 1937.
It hasn’t been a dairy for more than half a century—in the 1960s it was a Firestone Tires and, more recently, it’s been a store that sells window shutters—but the surrounding half-acre of land still has a pastoral feeling to it. It’s all surrounded by thick trees and Thornton Creek on a street without a sidewalk, making it feel much farther than a block off of Lake City Way.
It shares the property with a 1925 two-story Craftsman home with a gently sloping, gabled roof. An addition to the dairy building is currently home to the NE Seattle Tool Library.
10224-10228 Fischer Place NE is listed for $1.8 million through Keller Williams North Seattle.