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Historic Lavilla Dairy building comes with vintage Craftsman for $1.8 million

It’s on a huge, remote-feeling plot of land just a block off the main drag

John Markadakis/Courtesy of Keller Williams North Seattle

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.

The Lavilla Dairy building provides a pretty, vintage storefront and a home for the tool library.
A two-story Craftsman—which is maintained in livable condition—has a storybook shape, with a whimsical roof and arched front entry.
Gables and dormers add texture to the home, which still has a vintage garage entry to the basement.
The entire property includes the dairy building and the home, plus a garage and a shed.