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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Centrally Located 3 BD Rambler – South Tacoma

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.

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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