Olympic Manor’s main entry is at NW 85th Street and 23rd Avenue NW. Other signed entries are at NW 90th St. at 15th Ave NW, NW 90th St at 24th Ave NW, and NW 95th St at 21st Ave NW.
Manor consists of about 350 homes, all built in the 1950’s. Some claim it’s the best architectural time capsule for midcentury design in Seattle. This neighborhood was the home of the Olympic Golf Course starting in 1927, but post-WWII prosperity necessitated building homes in this ever-growing area of North Seattle.
Key features of the community are the “mid-century modern” look of the homes, the expansive views toward the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, generous size lots, sidewalks and pleasant landscaping, and the protective Covenants and Restrictions which govern much of the outward appearance of the homes and the limits on tree height to protect views.
Today, the median price for an Olympic Manor home is in the $600,000’s. Owners take great pride in the midcentury history of their homes and the neighborhood. Landscaping is full of balled trees and straight hedges. Remodels preserve the architectural integrity of the era.
It is popular for visitors to drive along the serpentine streets and gawk at the homes. Locals say not to miss Christmas time, when almost every single home in the community is decorated!