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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West Slope Mid Century

 

State of the art fully renovated Mid Century Modern 5 bedroom home with advantageous Western sweeping views. Designed to entertain in comfort with both a covered deck and covered patio for indoor-outdoor dining and lounging. Amenities include new A/C, automatic RF solar shades on west facing windows, level fenced yard with low voltage lighting and sprinkler system. Stunning Master suite on main floor includes a professionally designed well organized walk in closet, floating double vanity and over sized shower with a rain feature. All new wide plank White Oak hardwood floors just installed, beautifully finished by proud owners. This home offers 2 levels of living, great for teens or guest quarters. A bonus room with a closet currently used as a game room is flexible for an office with an private entrance.

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2.75 bathrooms
  • 3,387 square feet
  • 12,868 sq ft / 0.295 acre lot
  • 2 – car attached garage
  • Built in 1963 with modern updates
  • Offered for $1,250,000

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 top of the West Slope of Tacoma, you’ll have the most remarkable view day after day. Step out onto the covered desk 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! Narrows Marina is a straight shot down South 19th Street and just a mile away. Family owned and operated, Narrows Marina has been serving boat enthusiasts in Pierce County and the South Sound area since 1949. 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.

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.

Come home and set up for an evening of lawn games -there’s plenty of room for lawn yahtzee, this game is making a comeback by turning your childhood indoor board game into outdoor laughs and fun! Croquet, badminton, cornhole, volleyball – there’s room in this backyard! Entertain with ease as the indoor and outdoor living easily transition – there’s plenty of room for cooking and for everyone to spread out.

In the summers, you can cozy up on the covered patio with the outdoor theater. Pop up big bowls of popcorn and enjoy the newest releases in the privacy of your own home. And if it’s too chilly, you can enjoy the same benefits in the downstairs game room.

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 as you soak in the hot tub.

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 brunches. 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, which 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 2 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 is just a few blocks away and Bellarmine Preparatory School is just 3 miles.

For you commuters, the freeway is just 3 minutes away!

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

 

 

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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Classic West Slope Dedicated to Sunsets

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.

 

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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Mid-Century Modern View Home

4435 Memory Lane W – Living Room

4435 Memory Lane W – Gas Fireplace in Living Room

4435 Memory Lane W – Other View of Living Room

4435 Memory Lane W – Kitchen

4435 Memory Lane W – Kitchen Area

4435 Memory Lane W – Dining Room

4435 Memory Lane W – Guest Bathroom off Kitchen

4435 Memory Lane W – Master Bedroom

4435 Memory Lane W – Master Bedroom Walk in Closet

4435 Memory Lane W – Upstairs Suite

4435 Memory Lane W – Master Bathroom

4435 Memory Lane W – Second Bedroom

4435 Memory Lane W – Office

4435 Memory Lane W – Den

4435 Memory Lane W – Upstairs Bathroom

4435 Memory Lane W – Patio off Den

4435 Memory Lane W – Private Rear Patio

Mid-century modern with dramatic architecture will captivate those who covet simplistic form. Carefully re-engineered to take full advantage of West Slope views. Two potential masters invite you to stay in bed to watch the ships & clouds cross the Puget Sound. Entertain in the great room or spacious den; both with cozy gas fireplaces & covered patios that blend indoor/outdoor living. Restoration includes custom windows, Hardie panel siding, roof & septic. Private beach & boat house rights.

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2.25 bathrooms
  • 2,734 square feet
  • .28 acre lot
  • Built in 1968
  • Offered for $ $675,000

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

You can look forward to being less than a mile from the Chamber’s Bay Trail & Golf Course – The trail head is 3.25 miles round trip and with a nice incline. The views of Olympic Mountains will reward your efforts! 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 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 brunches. 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, which call the canyon home. Future plans call for an extension of this nature trail system, providing improved trail heads and linked trail segments.

The University Place Town Center is a 7 minute drive and offers Whole Foods, along with Anthem Coffee & Tea, Top Pot Doughnuts, University Place Library, Bliss Ice Cream, Jersey Mike’s Subs and more shops coming to this popular area!

Still a few months out, but you can look forward to this fun event in December – The University Place Tree Lighting. Bundle up and gather at the Market Square for the Lighting of the University Place Christmas Tree. Top Pot Doughnuts and Hometown Dogs provide snacks!

You’ll also find the Green Firs Towne Center 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.

In the summer you can look forward to being just 10 minutes from the Narrows Marina – family owned and operated, Narrows Marina has been serving boat enthusiasts in Pierce County and the South Sound area since 1949. 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.

Living in the area means you’re in the University Place School district like Chambers Elementary and Curtis Jr. & Senior High School and Charles Wright Academy.

Call or text Sloan Hunter for a private viewing at 253.988.0885.

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 12:31 am
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Desirable West Slope View in Tacoma

OPEN HOUSE SAT 5/5 AND SUN 5/6 FROM 1-3 PM

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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