San Fermo Restaurant Opening on Ballard Avenue in November

Jul 29, 2015 1213

by Julia Wayne

Tim Baker and his son, Sam West, have been scheming about opening an Italian restaurant for years. In late November, they will. It's called San Fermo, and you've walked by the building a zillion times. It's the green Ballard Avenue house that's always looked a bit out of place on a street of thick-walled multi-story, multi-use buildings.

The house is actually two houses, and they're a long way from home, since they were plopped down at 5341 Ballard Ave a while back after being saved from the International District in an auction. Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority identified the pair of now-connected houses as the "oldest intact residential properties remaining in Seattle."

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