Exquisite Day Island

If you collect rare and unique objects, require exceptional experiences, then this property will appeal to you.  A distinctive Mediterranean Revival with Moorish design influence reflects a special time of Tacoma wealth on Day Island. Built for O.V. Snyder, this beautifully maintained and restored to present-day standards by every owner since 1935 to represent and achieve the finest level of pride. The water views and circular floor plan were developed to showcase the artisan Malibu tile solarium that doubles as a dance floor featuring a working fountain enveloped with architect specified custom rod iron rail and ceiling light to provide natural light. A Modern lover will approve the Cornice detail one of a kind, custom designed light fixtures specified by the architect Russell, Lance & Muri, to compliment the rod iron that is compatible with today’s lifestyle. Each bedroom has private access to a bath to create 3 en-suite privileges two on main floor, one up. Upstairs offers a large amusement/media room with private entertaining size terrace to enjoy the sunsets, Fox Island and lovely exposure of the Southern Narrows waterway. Upstairs bedroom has a twin terrace overlooking the Olympic Mountains and Northerly Narrows waterway and Bridge. Home has been properly updated with electrical and plumbing while maintaining the original characteristics and high integrity. This Day Island property offers an un-heard frontage and back line of 120 feet with access from the East and the West for room to grow by adding guest quarters and a swimming pool if so desired.  

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2.75 bathrooms
  • 3,120 square feet
  • .33 acres/14,640 sq ft lot
  • Fruit trees and garden space
  • 2-car detached garage
  • Built in 1935

If you’re looking for a home where life happens, this is it! Boating, parks, dining, golf and shopping + plenty social opportunities with home entertaining. 

Perched on Day Island, you’ll have the most remarkable view day after day. Step out onto the patio and sip your morning coffee, enjoying the fresh breeze blowing in from the Puget Sound waters. 

Have friends or family coming to visit? Plan a day on the water! Day Island Yacht Harbor is just minutes away, along with the Day Island Yacht Club. Enjoy a day out on the water and then swing back in for dinner and a local, craft beer at Boathouse 19 or Narrows Brewing where you can enjoy a rotating selection of 14 craft beers.

Or perhaps you and your guests would enjoy a day at the beach; The Titlow Beach Marine Preserve – home to Titlow Park which is perfect for the most incredible views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, evening walks along the 1.3 mile beach front and forest route and some splendid sunsets. This is also a haven for kayakers for an easy launch and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see some playful seals and occasional orca pods. The newly installed Titlow Park Sprayground is a summertime favorite to splash, play or cool off and is free to use! If you’re looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, you can dine in or get a to go box of some delicious halibut fish and chips from Steamer’s Seafood Cafe or a delicious scoop of ice cream Locals are also a fan of the Beach Tavern their comfort bar food, beers on tap and sports viewing.

As the day winds down at home, you’ll marvel every evening as you watch the peach, neon pink, orange, purple and blue hues merge together and pour out of the sun and across the horizon for picturesque sunsets. Enjoy an evening in the garden next to the outdoor fireplace sipping wine and enjoying a charcuterie or cozy up on the patio for an evening of barbecuing. 

What else is nearby? You can look forward to being just 4 miles from the Chamber’s Bay Trail & Golf Course – The trail head is 3.25 miles round trip and with a nice incline. Chamber’s Bay Golf Course is one of the top courses in the nation and the first course in the Northwest to welcome the U.S. Open Championships. Their onsite restaurant – The Grill offers a nice weekend brunch and sunset dinners. They also have special events throughout the year like Easter, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day brunch. Check their page for upcoming events. 

You can also easily access the Chamber’s Bay Park – open field with picnic tables and the Playground by the Sound – Fenced in playground helps keeps the kiddos from roaming. The equipment is nicely maintained and varied; swings, tunnels, slides and monkey bars. There’s a shaded picnic area on a concrete slab. One table is completely covered and the other is open, plus a few more tables out in the grassy areas. The bathroom is across the field, but is close.

There are also a series of short trails that are located within the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail. All trails are primitive in nature and allow people to experience a true urban forest setting. Watch for our deer and coyotes; they call the canyon home. Future plans call for an extension of this nature trail system, providing improved trail heads and linked trail segments. 

For groceries, dining and other needs, you won’t have to go far. Most everything is just a few minutes away. Locally owned and operated Harbor Greens is 3 minutes away off Bridgeport Way. They have a great selection of local & hard-to-find specialty items, an in-house butcher and a full-service deli with gourmet sandwiches are really good pizza that you can eat there or take to go. Just 7 minutes away is the The University Place Town Center where you can shop at Whole Foods for natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products, get coffee and more at Anthem Coffee & Tea, Top Pot Doughnuts, check out 80,000 books, movies, audiobooks and more at the University Place Library, grab small batch ice cream at Bliss Ice Cream, get wraps and subs at Jersey Mike’s Subs plus more shops coming to this popular area!

You’ll also find the Green Firs Towne Center just a few minutes away too – Safeway, Starbucks, Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse, Home Goods, Trader Joe’s, Mud Bay, Gyro Zone and Fresh Rolls, Soggy Doggy and the Hand & Stone Massage Spa.

For more information or a private tour of this Premier Property, call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.


Posted on July 24, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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