Latest House Arrives from Lake Union OPAL’s eleventh “recycled house” arrived on island August 17th. Previously, it was located on Lake Union in Seattle, where Peter Erickson and Brigitte Bertschi raised their family. After learning about OPAL’s history of relocating houses, they decided to donate their much-loved home, along with funding to help pay for […]
November 2012 – Utilizing grant funding from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, OPAL purchased a 1,400 sq. ft. three-bedroom home on Hemlock Street in Eastsound. OPAL will implement modest repairs to the house and offer it for sale at a price of $180,000 early in 2013.
February 1, 2011 – OPAL Community Land Trust accepted an unprecedented gift: a two-story, two-bedroom, one-bath house on a one-acre parcel of land in Eastsound, owned and generously donated by Philip Rife, who has lived on the property for 11 years. Rife, 65, is moving to a retirement community on the mainland. “I have been […]
September 2008 – A long-time supporter of OPAL, Sandy Thompson, has sold to OPAL a second home she owned at a bargain price. OPAL purchased the property, retain ed ownership of the land and immediately sold the home with a 99-year leasehold interest in the land. The price was affordable for a moderate income purchaser […]