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.
Centrally located Rambler with a finished basement. The main floor has been freshly painted offers floor to ceiling windows bringing in all day sun. Warm hardwood floors greet your guests and they will be impressed with the centered fireplace for all to enjoy. A charming kitchen boasts updated countertops and tile flooring overlooking the backyard. Off the kitchen is a door leading out to a deck and backyard making it easy to entertain and pet friendly. Two bedrooms and a full bath with tile floor and surround on main floor. Lower level has the third bedroom and the 2nd bath with an open light and bright rec room. This level has large windows and private access plus the laundry. Almost a ¼ lot in the city plus 2 car attached garage close to freeway, restaurants, & shopping – commuter dream location.
- 3 bedrooms
- 1.75 bathrooms
- 1,830 square feet
- 10,440 square foot lot
- 2-car attached garage
- Built in 1949
Stretching between South Park and Oak Tree Park, South Tacoma’s Water Flume Line Trail offers the things that multi use trail fans love. This 2.5 mile (one way) trail connects to other trails and is great for walkers, joggers and cyclists! Some upgraded were made to this trail in 2016 that included a shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians, ADA compliant curb ramps, new storm drains, pedestrian crossing marking, a traffic signal upgrade, and trail user amenities pedestrian level lighting, benches, signs, and bike racks.
Close by is Wards Lake Park – a 20 acre little oasis tucked between urban life. There’s a fishing pier, playground, picnic shelter and walking trails. This relatively deep lake is primarily managed for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee, which is great if you’re into doing a little fishing; the most promising months are latter half of April through October.
Just a two miles away, you can find the Star Center a fitness and recreation center. They offer a number of personal training classes like yoga, Zumba, power mix, cycling, mixed fit, and kendo. They also have plenty of youth activities, but the most popular is their state-of-the-art Treetops Playgrounds that includes three spaces and over 5,000 sq. feet of play space for different ages and interests; providing year round fun! Some other features are, a Play, Learn and Grow Preschool, birthday party experiences, cooking & nutrition, senior programs and facility rentals.
In the mood for some delicious scratch-made comfort food? Then head to the Homestead Restaurant, because they’ve been serving it up home style breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 years. They also have tasty, scratch-made pastries that are heavily! Put your stretch pants on and go all in, trying their very popular Wagon Wheel – it’s a fresh baked cinnamon roll, stuffed with eggs, cheese, ham and bacon. Oh my! You’ll definitely need a stroll down the Water Flume Trail after diving into this.
Want to catch the latest blockbuster release? The Regal Cinemas Lakewood is less than a mile away! This theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.
Get great prices on groceries and bulk foods at Winco, less than 2 miles away. Save in bulk on herbs, all your baking needs (perfect for the holidays!), beans, dried pasta, nuts, trail mix, granola and dried fruits that you can’t normally find in other grocery stores like dried kiwi. They also have incredibly large selection of bulk candy too, which is perfect for parties.
Commuting north? 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. And if you need to drive, freeway access to I-5 is just a minute away.
For a private tour call Sloan Hunter at 253-988-0885.