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Now is your chance to live on the same waterfront property where Ivar Haglund, the genius creator of Ivar’s Acres of Clams once lived.

Haglund bought the property in 1957, after making his name in the fried fish restaurant business. The property now includes two dock homes, a triplex, and a 1937 Cape Cod home, plus a two-car garage, a shop, and storage, reports Curbed Seattle.

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The “King of the Waterfront” began as a folksinger, and in 1938 established Seattle’s first aquarium at Pier 54, along with a fish-and-chips stand. In 1946, business was booming so Haglund opened the flagship “Acres of Clams” restaurant. According to HistoryLink, in 1965 he began setting off fireworks over Elliott Bay every “Fourth of Jul-Ivar.” His charm took him into a career as a radio personality and Puget Sound’s principal champion of regional folk music. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, in 1976, Haglund bought Seattle’s iconic Smith Tower. He served as the city’s resident character until he died in 1985.

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His massive waterfront compound at 2938 Fuhrman Avenue East, now on the market for $4.9 million, was originally owned by Seattle’s illustrious Fuhrman family. The homes are currently occupied by long-term tenants, some of whom knew Haglund way back when. As Curbed learned from the listing agent, the dock homes are not floating as one might suspect. The houses are one of the few properties built on pilings in the entire Seattle region. They are known as “homes over the water.” The triplex features three decks, each with their own water view overlooking Portage Bay.

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Does it smell like the delicious salty scent of Ivar’s famous fish and chips? Like the creamy tang of tartar sauce? Buy this property and all of these wonders could be yours to behold.

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