Desirable West Slope View in Tacoma

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Custom built diamond in the rough on a ½ acre parcel, offering panoramic Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views, with desirable Western exposure. The design has views from nearly every room in the house. Stunning high beamed wood ceilings, wall of windows, mason fireplaces and character throughout. Floor plan, patios and decks capture both morning and evening sun to accommodate your lifestyle. Need space for a boat, RV and a sport court? Ample parking includes a 3-car garage with 2 bays out front, a 3rd bay on the side plus additional pads. There is an over-sized fully fenced backyard – over half acre has the possibility of subdividing.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3,448 square feet
  • 24,028 square foot lot /.552 acre
  • 3-car attached garage with 2 bays out front & 3rd bay along side
  • Space for RV or boat parking
  • Built in 1968
  • Offered for $700,000

From the Seller: What I love about the home – 

“The 2-hour summer sunsets with dinner guests on the deck.  Picking fresh greens, berries, and fruit from the garden. Quiet rooms that provide for great sleeping.  A walkable, safe and friendly neighborhood.  Watching the sea life, boaters, and the dynamic tides of the South Sound. Lots of storage for things and RV’s.  Bike riding across the Narrows Bridge. Living 3 miles to Fircrest Golf Club, 2 miles to Chambers Bay, and 1 mile to shopping, and restaurants, including Boat House 19, Narrows Marina, and Narrows Brewery. 35 minutes to SEATAC and 45 minutes to SODO.  The affordability of a great lifestyle living in the West bank of Tacoma.”

This West Slope location is minutes to everything you need: Shopping, restaurants, brewery, cafés and easy freeway access.  Just 4 minutes away you can enjoy a cocktail with a stunning view or drop your boat in to take a cruise on the water. The Narrows Marina is a straight shot down South 19th Street and less than a mile away. Family owned and operated, Narrows Marina has been serving boat enthusiasts in Pierce County and the South Sound area since 1949 with their market, tackle supplies and fuel. Enjoy a day on the water, tie up on the dock and dine at Boathouse 19 or grab a growler at the Narrows Brewing where you can pick from a rotating selection of 14 craft beers.

The Titlow Beach Marine Preserve – home to Titlow Park, is a special local and tourist spot with incredible views that stretch the Tacoma Narrows. Morning or evenings are lovely along the 1.3 mile beach front or walk/run trails. This is also a haven for kayakers with an easy launch… and if you’re lucky, you’ll see some playful seals and occasional Orca pods. Tacoma Parks is proud of the newly installed  sprayground a summertime favorite to splash, play or cool off and is free to use! A sunset ritual is to grab fish and chips or an ice cream cone from Steamer’s Seafood Café and eat out doors or hang with the locals at the Beach Tavern for comfort bar food, beers on tap and sports viewing.

For groceries, dining and other needs, you won’t have to go far as most everything is just a few minutes away! Locally owned and operated market Harbor Greens is 4 minutes away off Bridgeport Way. They have a great selection of local & hard-to-find specialty items, an in-house butcher, a full-service deli with gourmet sandwiches, salads and delicious pizza you can eat there or take home to bake. A little farther down Bridgeport Way is Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Homegoods.

Entertainment isn’t hard to find. Visit the modern and up to date bowling and recreation center at the Narrows Plaza Bowl with a snack bar, lane rentals by the hour, plus live DJs and an arcade; great for parties or league play. Like to golf or swim? Join the Fircrest Golf Club established in 1924. In addition to its 18-holes and beautiful clubhouse, it offers a sponsored social membership for the outdoor pool and lessons for kids. Skate 253 is just across the street and is an all-ages roller rink offering skating classes and hosting themed events with a family focus.

For all your other needs, the James Center on west South 19th Street has a Fred Meyer Market, FedEx, Taqueria el Sabor (authentic street tacos), a MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Minji’s Pho and Wok V Terikaki and more. Across the intersection on South Mildred Street is Figures 24/7, an all women’s health and fitness center with over 70 classes a week,  Pint Defiance – a casual hangout specializing in craft beers, with rotating taps & bottles available for purchase. Royal Thai Bistro, a highly flavorful and popular restaurant and Shogun Japanese Express a sushi & Japanese comfort fare in a down-to-earth atmosphere and owned by a very lovely family. Insiders secret – many locals get food to go from Royal Thai Bistro or Shogun and take to enjoy in Pint Defiance.

For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.


Posted on May 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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Urban Cool Condominium at The Roberson Building

The ultimate of Urban Cool: The Roberson Building Downtown Tacoma! Steel and concrete designed by renowned Architect Lyn Messenger. Wall to wall and floor to ceiling wood wrapped windows offering views of Mountains & Commencement Bay. Great room, open kitchen, granite counters and stainless gas appliances. Master Suite + 2nd bedroom & guest bathroom. Walk the Theater District to the light rail, restaurants, coffee and shops. Unparalleled amenities include secured parking garage w/2 spaces, fitness center, guest suite, private courtyard & Owner’s Lounge for private parties.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.75 bathrooms
  • 1,237 square feet
  • Built in 2007
  • Common garage for parking
  • 90%+ high efficiency forced air + Central A/C
  • Offered for $457,500

There’s no shortage of greatness about living in this location! Public transportation, endless dining options, easy commute, stunning views of the skyline, social opportunities, entertainment in many forms and the energy that comes from living in downtown Tacoma and being a part of this vibrant community!

The Theater District Station, a part of the Tacoma Link Light Rail is just three blocks away and is a 1.6-mile light rail line ending at Tacoma Dome Station and is free to ride. The city of Tacoma is proudly currently working on an expansion plan with construction finalizing in 2022. This project will more than double the current length and will reach new destinations like the Old City Hall, the Stadium District, Wright Park and the Hilltop communities. Check here for link updates! If you commute north and want to skip driving you can catch the Sounder Train at the Tacoma Dome Station northbound to Seattle – it’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting!

There’s no shortage of places to wine and dine at in this area. Black Kettle Bites & Brew takes about a minute to walk to. They have hot coffee and cold beer, plus breakfast burritos, granola and yogurt bowls, really good panini sandwiches, salads and yummy little snacks. It’s a great place to go if you need a quick bite to eat and to get some work done.

You’ll be high in the sky after eating at Over the Moon Cafe, another short walk. It’s a family boutique-style restaurant, that brings you a warm, welcoming dining experience, a fab place for lunch or dinner and is highly rated. Doesn’t braised short rib ragu, slow cooked with red wine, carrot, celery, garlic an onion and served over rigatoni sound divine? Whatever dish you get, just save room for one of their heavenly desserts!

Craving a delicious, cheesy late night pizza that you can walk to? Puget Sound Pizza is just a couple blocks away. Get it to go or dine in. You probably won’t want to get it to go after you see how entertaining the local karaoke crew is. Follow them on Facebook to keep tabs on current pie specials.

Now you must be into cheesy things to dine at this next place – STINK Cheese-Meat and El Tufo Wine Bar is across the street and it’s the go-to place for cheese lovers. This cafe serves meats, cheeses & creative sandwiches with an adjacent wine bar and offers Spanish tapas. I recommend the 5 cheese plate and the meat plate, because you can never have enough of those two things. It’s creamy with a little sweetness and savory accompanied with a little brininess. Cleanse your palate with one of their many Spanish wines.

Take a walk to everyone’s favorite sweet treat spot in town, Corina Bakery – they make artisan desserts and savories from scratch; from cookies to quiches to custom baked cakes. They also offer an extensive menu for folks with dietary restrictions. Their vegetable quiche is so light, full of fresh veggies and roasted garlic. Their buttercream frosting on top of any of their cakes will make you break your diet. I highly recommend them for all your cake making needs, as they continue to prove based on the photos on their Instagram account that there isn’t any design they can’t do, plus the inside of the cake is always going to my yummy!

From live theater, to independent and foreign films, to up and coming comedy acts, there are diverse entertainment options all within 5 minutes of your home! The Grand Cinema is next door to Corina Bakery. Discover first-run independent and foreign films playing in downtown Tacoma at this nonprofit, volunteer supported cinema. They feature local products in concessions and are open 365 days a year thanks to the dedicated volunteers and members. It’s the place to go when you’re checking off your Oscars ballot.

You don’t have to go to Seattle to see stunning and artistic performances! The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization located in the historical Theater District of Tacoma. Don’t miss their upcoming list of eclectic events  from The Tacoma Symphony, Cinderella performed by the Tacoma City Ballet, The Reunion Beatles – Fantasy Tribute, Thousand Faces Chinese Opera – presented by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, and Brew Five Three – Tacoma’s Beer and Music Festival. Support your local and affordable performing arts!

The Tacoma Comedy Club is the place to go if you’re looking for a few good laughs. Here, you’ll have a chance to see new talent, popular traveling talent or give it YOUR best shot at open-mike night! Jamie Kennedy is performing in May, Bill Bellamy will be making an appearance in June, Jay Mohr and Aries Spears in July and everything in between. Check out their website to see all upcoming comedians.

Or maybe you’re looking for a great local spot to get outdoors in the fresh and open air for a while. Lucky for you Wright Park is less than a mile walk. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around this 27 acre park, surrounded by 600 rumbustious trees. It’s a wonderful place to slow down to and gather one’s thoughts, read a book or have a picnic and enjoy the beams of sunlight peeking through, warming your skin.

Another great place to walk to is The Broadway Farmers Market – It’s a collection of local growers, specialty food producers & artisans that gather for a Thursday marketplace. It’s open May- October from 10am to 3pm and hosts more than 80 vendors. It’s a all-in-one place to grab some lunch, listen to some local music and pick up fresh fruits and veggies.

There really is no shortage of dining, shopping or entertainment in this part of the city, it’s always a buzz! Take a walk and you’ll be sure to discover more!

For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.


Posted on April 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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Rainier View Estate

Stunning estate – over 5 acres of jaw-dropping views of Mount Rainier, Puyallup River-perched above High Cedars Golf Club. Custom Benum built home boasts the finest materials, installed & maintained with meticulous pride. Custom upgrades throughout including an entertaining size kitchen with Viking appliances & granite. Private Master Suite with exquisite updates feels like a retreat. Need detached finished heated garage and studio + RV covered parking? Floor plan works well for parties with pool & firepit.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4.25 bathrooms
  • Built in 1987
  • Master bath has two shower heads featuring Grohe
  • Private 5 acre lot – Gated community of only 9 properties on estate size lots
  • Patio with firepit, fun for evening entertaining
  • Heated in-ground pool
  • Unobstructed views of Mt. Rainier
  • Fully finished lower level rec room, family room and kitchenette
  • Attached 3-car garage
  • Detached 5-car garage
  • Covered 35 foot bay with plumbing for an RV

It’s 7:20 am, you set your mug down on the granite slab countertops and top off your cup of coffee in your spacious, gourmet kitchen. You turn to your left to look out the open windows, the morning was not as gray as all the other days had been during the winter; spring has begun to arrive. Your eyes widen as you watch the peach, neon pink, orange, purple and blue hues merge together and pour out of the sun and across the horizon. It casts its warm, awakening light down to Orting Valley below and onto Mount Rainier; still covered in a fresh coat of winter snow. As you gaze out the windows, you never expected when you moved into this 5 acre estate, that every morning would feel more fresh and new than the day before.

The type of lifestyle you can expect when living in this home is like no other. The ever changing views of the valley below, the Puyallup River beneath shifting, from a strong and rapid flow in the fall and winter months to slow and steady in the spring and summer.

Just eight miles away, there’s access to the public, well-manicured fairways, greens, and tees at the High Cedars Golf Course. The club provides two courses, the Championship 18-hole course and the Executive 9-hole course. The golf club also offers a full service restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge.

Chefs or Pâtisseries will love the kitchen in this home, the Viking 6 burner range, professional grade, double French door oven (Vari-Speed Dual Flow Convection Ovens, 11 Cooking Modes and Infrared Broiler), plus expansive, high-grade granite slab countertops, with a beveled edge will be splendid for indoor holiday parties or in the summer months when you’re enjoying the backyard, with heated inground pool and firepit. Guests will enjoy the lower level’s and wet bar, offering French doors leading to the back patio and the access to backyard living. Start planning your memorable and beautiful outdoor soirees now!

It’s possible to have complete seclusion here and be close to everything you need. Just minutes to  Sunrise Village a newer, open-air center that offers shopping, dining, beauty and a fitness center on Puyallup’s South Hill. If you require more than what’s offered here, there are plenty of other dining and shops offered on Meridian Rd and the South Hill Mall is just another 17 minute drive where they have – a Regal Cinemas, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW, and hundreds of other stores.

Twice a year you can look forward to the Spring and Summer Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds, or as we like to say, “Do the Puyallup!” The Spring Fair runs April 19-22 – Motorsports Mayhem, attractions, rides, free music and entertainment, kid’s fun and it’s not a fair without some animals! The BIG Washington State Fair runs from August 31st – September 23rd – The 2018 concert and comedy line up is already in full swing with Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, comedians and more. The Rodeo is also a huge hit for fair goers. Don’t miss out on all things fair like the rides, free music and shows, all the show animals, arts and culture, the 700 shopping vendors and all the fair food you can eat. It’s customary for patrons to take a bag of Fair Scones home – just 8 miles away.

If you’d actually like to get up close and enjoy the pride of Washington with 14,410 feet of Mount Rainier, a Washington landscape icon versus your daily view out your windows, it’s easily obtainable – just an hour drive to get there. You can opt to drive slowly to enjoy the scenery along the route or plan a hike to look at one of the many meadows to explore the wildflowers that grow. Paradise and Sunrise visitor centers are the two most impressive places for wildflower viewing. The best day hike is to Snow Lake, just 2.5 miles round trip. In mid-summer, this area explodes with a variety of wildflowers and an abundance of bear grass. In the fall, mountain ash and huckleberries color the scene. Quite visible is a silver forest of trees which remain from a past fire. Expect good views of Mount Rainier on clear days. Just be sure the check weather, road conditions and best road routes before making the trek. There are 3 driving options to get there and all take just a little over an hour.

Plan your day or weekend around a Turn-of-the-Century village that you will not forget. Orting, an 8,000 person town known for its beautiful parks filled with huge shade trees making places for picnics and relaxing right in the center of a historic downtown area. Visitors will enjoy the Orting Valley Farmers Market in the North Park, Fridays from 3pm-7pm, during the summer months, views of Mt. Rainier, hiking trails and more. There’s a lot of history in this town!

Less than a half hour away is Downtown Tacoma with it’s museums and nightlife. Seattle is about an hour away.

You can make this home your full time house or because of the lock and go, private gate and security system, could also be your second home or retreat. Use it in the winter or summer months.

Whether you’ve had a long day of exploring Washington, out shopping or dining, or just enjoying the comfort of your own home, you’ll get to end your day with the living room warmly lit by the evening sun. The sun falls behind the massive trees and ridge of the house, painting the sky shades of bright coral, crimson, tangerine and wisps of lavender throughout. It casts these brilliant colors into the home and surrenders to the night.

DON’T MISS THE  3-D TOUR HERE.

For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885

 


Posted on March 16, 2018 at 9:16 pm
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Welcome 2 Tacoma FC2!

Hey 253! The Seattle Sounders FC 2 Season Opener is March 16th at Cheney Stadium! Show them some Tacoma love by getting your tickets here – https://www.s2tacoma.com/!

2018 HOME SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

The 34-game slate is highlighted by 17 home matches from March to October at Cheney Stadium.

S2 will kick off their first season of play at Cheney Stadium on Friday, March 16 with a match against their Cascadia rivals, Portland Timbers 2. The final home match of the season is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.


Posted on March 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm
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One-Level Living University Place

2003 Palm Harbor built home in very good condition. One level living in University Place – over 1,400 sq ft. offering 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, all appliances remain. This is the most affordable living in University Place – Just minutes to UP Town Center with Library, Chambers Bay Golf and Dog Park, plus walk to Fred Meyer. Pet restrictions, $660 per month park fee includes water and waste.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 1,404 square feet
  • $660 per month park fee – includes water & waste
  • Offered for $80,000

Welcome to University Place – Located on the colorful and pleasant Puget Sound and home to more than 31,500 active residents. This city boasts beautiful scenic views of Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and Fox Island. It’s definitely a unique treasure!

This 2003 Palm Harbor built home boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It is the most affordable one level living home offering a wheel chair friendly floor plan, close to everyone’s favorite outdoor hotspots, shopping and more!

You can look forward to being less than 3 miles from the Chamber’s Bay Trail, Dog Park & Golf Course – The trail is 3.25 miles round trip, with the most stunning Narrows and Bay views – the trail is walk, run and bike friendly plus offers beach access. If you enjoy golf – 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 Championship. Their onsite restaurant – The Grill offers a nice weekend brunch, fun bar for drinks and appetizers and lovely patio for sunset dinners.

There is plenty of shopping options for all your needs:  Fred Meyer is just a 3 minute drive, Green Firs Village Shopping Center is less than 2 miles away with a Safeway, Starbucks (with a drive through,) Trader Joe’s, Home Goods, Mud Bay for pets, and many restaurants. Stop in Whole Foods for baked goodies, lunch, fresh pizza or enjoy a glass of wine or a pint with a quick dinner. You can support locally owned grocer Harbor Greens with butcher and fish counter plus a made to order fresh deli counter. Don’t miss the locally owned Anthem Coffee & Tea, delicious Top Pot Doughnuts conveniently located next to the Library.

If you’re looking for more shopping and dining options – the Lakewood Towne Center is a short 12 minute drive. With favorites like Barnes & Noble, Target, AMC Theater, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Pet Smart, Pier 1 Imports, Cold Stone Creamery, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, Michael’s and more!

This location is within the University Place School district and serves Chambers Primary, Drum Intermediate and the campus for Curtis Jr. & Senior High School. This is walking distance to Charles Wright Academy for those needing a residence for “in town.”

For more information on this listing contact Sloan Hunter at 253.988.0885


Posted on February 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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Premium 1-Bedroom, 1.5-Bath Condo (with Luxury Building Amenities!) in Fabulous Downtown Tacoma Location

Discover the very best of Downtown Tacoma living with this impeccably maintained and expertly updated 1,254-square-foot condo! Built in 2008 and like new, this 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath masterpiece is a dream come true. Not only is the condo building brimming with amenities like the Skylounge, fitness room, spa, guest suite and more, but Downtown Tacoma’s captivating sights and attractions are just steps away. Located at 505 Broadway 504 Tacoma WA 98402, this not-to-miss opportunity is listed for $435,000.

A haven of elegance and efficiency await in this picture-perfect condo, and as soon as you step in through the front door, details like rich hardwood floors and beautifully crafted design elements from floor to ceiling welcome you inside. Updates include things like fresh paint and new carpet, ensuring this residence is move-in ready. Featuring a warm and inviting open-concept living space designed with entertaining in mind, this retreat is brimming with timeless style that’s just waiting to be infused with your own unique decor! 

Straight from the glossy pages of a home design magazine, the kitchen is a delight to spend time in, whether you’re whipping up delicious meals or enjoying a laid-back glass of wine with a friend at the bar-style counter seating. Handsome cabinetry and exquisite granite counters rest alongside top-notch appliances, like a wine cooler and compactor. The layout effortlessly flows into the dining area, where dinner parties, special occasions, holiday gatherings, and laid-back meals among loved ones are all at home!

Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or simply savoring a quiet evening in the comfort of home, the living room offers the ideal scene for it all. Incredible built-ins elevate the space, offering fashion and function in one splendid package. The gas fireplace promises to transform the atmosphere of the room in an instant, while a wall replete with windows offers a source of bright natural light.

Find even more sumptuous space in this condo’s bedroom, a spacious sanctuary that boasts a calm neutral color palette. Sunlight cascades in through a large window, ensuring this retreat is the ideal space for rest and rejuvenation. Even more room awaits in the den suite with a balcony, and here you’ll find versatility and potential for transformation. This unit’s full bath is also especially noteworthy—find spa-inspired finishes for a luxurious experience!

In addition to all that this condo offers, find top-notch amenities in the building to take advantage of. The Skylounge offers stunning views of Tacoma’s cityscape, and community members also have access to a guest suite, fitness room, and spa. Plus, secure parking and storage can be found in the underground garage.

Living in Downtown Tacoma

At 505 Broadway 504 Tacoma WA 98402, you’re wonderfully surrounded by some of Tacoma’s best offerings. A few of the many things to do include dining at Tacoma’s most iconic restaurants, shopping at a myriad of independent shops and boutiques, catching a show on Broadway, or exploring one of the many well-regarded museums. It’s all just steps away from home! Plus, you’re just a quick 8-minute drive to connect to Interstate-5, and Light Rail and buses are all within reach as well.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Sloan Hunter online here or give her a call/text at (253) 988-0885.


Posted on November 23, 2017 at 12:44 am
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