First time on market; Rambler with daylight basement dedicated to capturing the Bridge, Narrows, full Olympic Mountain range & ship traffic to Steilacoom. Living, dining & kitchen overlook built-in pool from picture windows – both levels offer Sunset views. Beautiful mason & aggregate over sized driveway brings you up to main level accessing the kitchen with space for hoops. Master with private bath+2 more bedrooms & bathroom on main. Lower level rec room with fireplace, laundry area and garage with two separate rooms for storage.
- 3 bedrooms
- 2.75 bathrooms
- 3,328 square feet
- 16,928 square foot lot
- Over ⅓ acre with a pool
- 2 – car attached garage
- Built in 1951
- Offered for $725,000
- Located at 976 S Karl Johan Ave Tacoma, WA 98465
Enjoy the stunning views from this home and only a 5 minute drive to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge/Highway 16, which makes for an easy commute to Gig Harbor or Downtown Tacoma.
Narrows Marina is a straight shot down South 19th Street and is 1.3 miles away. Family owned and operated, Narrows Marina has been serving boat enthusiasts in Pierce County and the South Sound area since 1949. There’s also the Day Island Marina and Yacht Club – offering fuel, gated security, picnic and grill area, restrooms and service and maintenance for boats. Enjoy a day out on the water and then swing back in for dinner and a local, craft beer at Boathouse 19 or Narrows Marina where you can enjoy a rotating selection of 14 craft beers.
Just 4 minutes away and you can enjoy a cold beer with a stunning view or a cruise on the water in your boat. 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. Locals are also a fan of the Beach Tavern their comfort bar food, beers on tap and sports viewing.
Or enjoy dry land at one of the many places to visit locally! The Fircrest Golf Club, which was established in 1924. In addition to its 18-holes, has a beautiful clubhouse and outdoor pool. If bowling is more up your alley, you’ll be happy to know that the Narrows Plaza Bowl is just a couple miles away. This modern and up to date bowling and recreation center offers a lounge & snack bar, lane rentals by the hour, plus regular live DJs and an arcade. Skate 253 is just across the street – an all-ages roller rink offering skating classes and hosting themed events with a family focus.
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 6 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.
The school district for this home is Tacoma, but St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and Bellarmine Preparatory Schools are both just a few minutes away.
For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.
Immaculate and rare one level home feels like a retreat sitting on a manicured shy half acre private lot. Custom U shaped Rambler wraps around an entertaining size back patio. Absolutely lovely Master suite has an over sized shower plus a walk in closet and private access to a fenced dog run. Three additional bedrooms and a room off the Master great for an office. A media-rec room highlights exposed beams contrasting with the tall cathedral ceilings ready for large gatherings or game days with a full wet bar. Desirable patio offers a true Mason fireplace for cozy evenings overlooking manicured yard large enough for a pool or sport court. Generous floor plan accommodates additional family or in-home care. This home beams with pride of ownership & move in condition!
- 4 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 3,340 square feet
- 21,300 square foot lot
- 2 – car attached garage
- Offered for $550,000
FROM THE SELLERS
“We will miss the private, quiet evenings sitting and relaxing on the patio. The outdoor fireplace in the fall will also be missed. Also, we will miss the wonderful neighborhood.”
“I love being close to the Lakewood Towne Center. We can walk our dog up to Starbucks on Saturday mornings!”
“The yard is especially beautiful in late spring. So many things in bloom. It is stunning! Our neighborhood has a block party/bbq every summer. The association provides the burgers and hotdogs. Everyone brings a side dish. It is a great time to catch up with everyone and most families in the community participate.”
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
The Lakewood Towne Center is less than a mile away for shopping, dining and entertainment – Safeway, Barnes & Noble, Pet Smart, Office Depot, Pier 1 Imports, Famous Footwear, Cold Stone Creamery, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, Target, AMC Lakewood Theater, 24 Fitness, Panera, RAM Restaurant & Brewery ( the seller recommends the Grand Mimosas!), Old Navy and more!
If you’re looking for a great breakfast spot, try this neighborhood delight – Carrs Restaurant where the pancakes are as big as the plates they come on!
If you have a boat, Edgewater Park along Steilacoom Lake is just a few miles away! This 1-acre park provides public boat launch access and is a nice site for picnicking. Boat launching is free of charge.
Meadow Park is a fun and challenging place to play, practice, and socialize for the whole golfing community. Whether you are a professional tour player, an amateur, or out for a great meal, Meadow Park provides it all at an affordable price. Plus, as a municipal course, golfing at Meadow Park benefits the entire Tacoma community: from the youth of The First Tee, to senior golfers.
Rain or shine, you’ll enjoy having the Lakewood Racquet & Sport Club a stone’s throw away. They offer tennis classes, drills, and private lessons in a beautiful Pacific Northwest setting. The outdoor courts are located on ten spacious acres.They also have four indoor courts to enjoy on rainy days.
Commuting south or north? The freeway access to I-5 is just 5 minutes away. Consider parking and riding the Sounder Train, the commuter rail station. It’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting! It will put you into downtown Tacoma, Seattle and a few places in between.
For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.
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.
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.
For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885
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