San Fermo Delivers Rustic Italian in a Historic Setting

Jul 19, 2016 452

If you have walked down Ballard Avenue in the past few months, you've probably noticed that the pea-green freestanding house that didn't really fit in with the slick new restaurants and boutiques has been getting a paint job—among other things. "The Pioneer Houses"—in fact, two houses connected—were brought from the International District years ago and are supposedly the oldest remaining residential structures in Seattle.

Now they've been painted a cheery white and resemble a quaint seaside cottage, or maybe the guest quarters of a country estate, complete with a front porch from which vines artfully dip. It is also now home to a restaurant—likely the most charming-looking one to hit the scene all year.

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