In the early morning hours on January 20th, a collective of neighbors, reporters and casual spectators showed up at 1262 Alki SW to witness the move of a 1950s beach home that was once the residence of longtime community members Fred and Marjorie Dau. As the owners of the former Admiralty House Antique shop, the Dau’s, and their mid-century modern residence, were well known and loved in the neighborhood. Given the home’s storied past, developer Vibrant Cities dedicated themselves to the concept of moving the home, rather than demolishing it.
Clearance issues barred the first effort to relocate the home to the original family in southwest Seattle, but Nickel Brothers was able to arrange for the home to go to a new owner in Canada.
"We were delighted to work with the City and West Seattle in repurposing a great home,” said Ming Fung, Co-Founder of Vibrant Cities. “I want to offer a huge thank you to the Nickel Brothers team for a flawless move to Denman Island, B.C., where its new family can start their next chapter with this home."
Fung said she was glad to see the community’s warm reception, as onlookers expressed joy over the company’s election to protect the home. See the rest of the images on the original source RSIR.