15 Fort Seward Drive Haines AK 99827

$ 875,000.00

RARE Opportunity: Own the Alaska Guardhouse located in the prestigious Fort William H. Seward, a nationally registered historical landmark in Haines, Alaska! Fort Seward was the 1st permanent US army post built in Alaska. When the Fort was in operation the Guardhouse served as the jail with 4 cells and offices for the military police. This house was completed in 1904, but has been completely renovated by the same family that has owned it for over 50 years. The renovation kept the flavor of the original historical architecture but upgraded it with modern conveniences. The glassed-in sun porch makes a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, basking in the warm sun-filled room overlooking the main military square with historical buildings. The expansive living room with views of Lynn Canal and the mountains beyond is where you can play board games, enjoy the log fire, or just visit with friends, old and new. The sunny back deck is where you can enjoy an afternoon cocktail with fantastic views of the Chilkat Mountain Range, Lynn Canal, or the community of Haines. It is also a perfect spot to grill up your daily catch of salmon or enjoy an evening by the firepit telling stories. The main floor includes living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedroom suites and one bedroom. In the third floor, the skylights are the perfect spot to observe the Northern Lights from the master bedroom suite! It is the size of most apartments and includes a wetbar, soaking tub, office space, library and 2 walk-in closets. The basement includes a full apartment with a private bath plus the laundry room, furnace and storage room. This house has been meticulously maintained and is currently being operated as a vacation rental. This property is perfect for a large family or a multi-generational family living situation as it has retained the comfortable homey feeling. Local zoning would permit a commercial business which makes it a very versatile property. It is centrally located only 4 blocks from downtown Haines and 2 blocks from the waterfront. The location is perfect to walk to the Chilkat Center for the Arts, Bald Eagle Foundation, Port Chilkoot Distillery, gift shops, restaurants, the small boat harbor or Main Street. Fort Seward is a destination. Originally designed as a military base to protect Alaska, Fort Seward has transformed into an iconic and cherished landmark. The buildings overlook the Lynn Canal and are framed by the Chilkat Mountain Range creating order and symmetry in the Alaskan Wilderness. Due to its unique attributes, the Fort has evolved into a gathering place for events, activities, conferences, weddings and more. As diverse as these experiences may be, there is a common thread – the joy of making meaningful connections in a magnificent natural setting. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy into this Historic Landmark Property! Port Chilkoot Sub Block B Lot 1 plus 10′ of Lot 2 according to 106-1971-000174-0

Basic Facts

MLS #: 20324 Date added: 01/29/24 Post Updated: 2024-04-09 10:41:12 Type:
Status: Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 1/2 Area: 4875 sq ft
Lot size: 17940 sq ft Year built: 1904 Year Remodeled: 2016


Double Oven
Elec. Range/Oven
Elec. Surface Unit
Garbage Disposal
Rng Hood-Vent
Trash Compactor

Rooms & Units Description

Master Bedroom Level: 2
Master Bedroom Comments: large suite
Bedroom 2 Level: 1
Bedroom 2 Comments: suite
Bedroom 3 Level: 1
Bedroom 3 Comments: suite
Bedroom 4 Level: 1
Living Rm Level: 1
Living Rm Comments: spacious
Dining Rm Level: 1
Dining Rm Comments: beautiful light
Laundry Comments: large
Entry Level: 1
Entry Comments: sunporch
Utility Comments: large room
Kitchen Level: 1
Kitchen Comments: upshaped

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Location Details

Elementary School: Haines
Middle School: Haines
High School: Haines
Location/Area: HAINES
Property Zoning: D1-Sngl Fam&Dup

Property Details

Approx. # Acres: 0.41
Approx. Lot Dimensions: 110'x163'x110x164'
Price Per SQFT: 179.49
Construction Status: Existing
Sub/Condo/MHP: Port Chilkoot
Sale/Rent: For Sale
Levels: 3 Story
STYLE: Colonial,Other/See Remarks
LOT DESCRIPTION: Corner Lot,Sloping
Short Sale: No
Financing Terms: cash or terms acceptable to Seller
Foreclosure: No

Property Features

Parking Type: Garage Heated
Covered Parking Capacity: 1
Approx. Garage SQFT: 600
Waterfront: No
ROOF: Metal,Other
LANDSCAPING: Trees,Garden Area
FIREPLACE: One,Free Standing,Wood Stove,In Living Room,Masonry
OIL HEATING: Baseboard
SEWER: Public Sewer
LAUNDRY: Basement,Room
PORCH/PATIO: Porch Covered,Open Deck
ACCESS: Paved,Maintained,Public

Fees & Taxes

Tax Year: 2024
Taxes: 7235


Total Assessed Value: 738300
Assessed Value: Buildings: 670600
Assessed Value: Land: 67700

Courtesy of

Office Name: Coldwell Banker Race Realty
Agent First Name: Glenda
Agent Last Name: Gilbert


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This style property is located in Haines is currently and has been listed on Homes In Juneau. This property is listed at $ 875,000.00. It has 4 beds bedrooms, 5 baths bathrooms, and is 4875 sq ft. The property was built in 1904 year.

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