SOURCE: ek Real Estate Group

September 08, 2008 15:37 ET

Townhomes Redefined: Five Row Houses Debut on Capitol Hill

Row 5 Homes Combine Timeless Design With Quality Craftsmanship

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - When Seattle developer Doug Montgomery conceived his idea for five row houses at 15th and Denny on Capitol Hill, he listened carefully to local real estate blogs and consumer buzz.

"Seattleites are disgruntled with cookie cutter designs, tight living spaces, and poor parking access typical of many of the townhomes proliferating around the city," he says. "I wanted to provide an alternative to recent townhome design." Montgomery also wanted the quality of the homes to be on a par with the quality of their historic location.

To construct the "Row 5" homes, Montgomery hired pre-eminent custom home builder John Buchan, whose 50-year-old company is known for its meticulous craftsmanship and exacting standards. "My 30-year relationship with John Buchan," says Montgomery, "gave me the opportunity to hire one of the region's most respected builders."

Inspired by the historic brownstones and row houses of older cities, the five homes feature classic brownstone elements, like elegant step-up entries. The homes have two bedrooms and a den or media room, high ceilings, vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, five-piece master baths, and French doors that open to a covered patio and private garden area.

On a lot that legally holds six homes, Montgomery opted to build five, so that each home could have greater-than-usual living space. "Each home," says Montgomery, "has a generous width of nearly 21 feet. In addition," he adds, "our architect paid special attention to the circulation of the interior spaces, creating wide stairwells with landings and lots of natural light from large windows." Instead of the difficult-to-navigate auto courts of many townhomes, a wide alley provides easy access to the private, individual garages behind each home.

"Row 5," according to Edward Krigsman, President and CEO of ek Real Estate Group, the brokerage handling sales of the homes, "marks the crossroads of three Capitol Hill neighborhoods: the classic North Capitol Hill community, the fine-grained storefront retail shopping area along 15th Avenue, and the new 'restaurant row' and loft district of the Pike Pine Triangle. Row 5 smartly connects with its remarkable context. These new row homes will prove a lasting contribution to Seattle."

For ek Real Estate Group Associate Broker Larry Wilcynski, who has lived and worked on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade, the project is an exciting addition to the area. "With John Buchan's team behind construction, our buyers can rest assured they are purchasing a home that will stand the test of time -- both physically and aesthetically. With only five opportunities to live here, Row 5 is certain to be in demand."

The Row 5 homes, priced from the mid-$600,000s, are available for purchase now. For a limited time, home buyers may customize interior details through John Buchan's Design Center. Visit for details and preview Row 5 on September 4th from 4pm - 7pm. For more information, please contact Larry Wilcynski at 206-227-1725 or at

About ek Real Estate Group

ek Real Estate Group is an innovative residential real estate brokerage that employs a team-based approach to serving discerning home buyers, sellers, and real estate developers. The company differs from most real estate firms, where agents work independently. Instead, ek Real Estate Group leverages the expertise of a team of specialists -- through integrated processes, systems, and tools--to deliver the highest value to each customer. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit, or call 206 | 374 | 9400.

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