The Ericksen House, located at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, is being offered to anyone who would be able to move it from the property before the land sees new development. Evan Pappas/staff photo

The Ericksen House, located at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, is being offered to anyone who would be able to move it from the property before the land sees new development. Evan Pappas/staff photo

Historic Country Village homes being offered to anyone who can move them from the property

Historic homes from the early 1900s are being offered up for potential relocation.

With Bothell’s Country Village now closed after the six-acre property was sold back to housing developer Pulte Homes, but there is still hope to save two of the area’s historic buildings.

Pulte Homes, the Atlanta-based housing developer, is offering the historic Ericksen House and Carriage Barn to anyone who would be able to move the buildings off the property. The houses are available until April 1, 2020. If not taken, Pulte Homes will be able to apply for a demolition permit.

Country Village, a longtime shopping center focused on local businesses, closed completely in June after being sold by the Loveless family after increasing property taxes made the ownership of the property unfeasible.

Bothell’s Landmark Preservation Board worked with Pulte Homes to find alternatives for demolition of the historic houses, which led the developer to offer the buildings to anyone who would be able to move them off the property. Pulte Homes did not respond to a request for comment.

According to the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, the Ericksen family built what would become known as the Ericksen House in 1910. The house was sold six years after construction and purchased again not long after that by Alma Green in 1921. The house became part of Country Village Shops after it was sold by Green in the 1970s.

The Carriage Barn was built in 1901 on the Ericksen House property. Green and her family turned the barn into an electrical repair shop in the 1940s. It was renovated in 1981 to be used as a commercial building as part of Country Village.

Any potential buyer would be responsible for the permitting, coordination and costs associated with moving the two buildings. Anyone interested in moving these historic buildings is encouraged to call Pulte Homes at 425-216-3443.

Right next door to the Ericksen House is the Carriage Barn, built in 1901. The barn was converted to an electrical repair shop in the 1940s until it was renovate for commercial use in the 1980s. Evan Pappas/staff photo

Right next door to the Ericksen House is the Carriage Barn, built in 1901. The barn was converted to an electrical repair shop in the 1940s until it was renovate for commercial use in the 1980s. Evan Pappas/staff photo

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