Victorian Beauty & Commencement Bay Views Await: Discover this 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home in North Tacoma 

A one-of-a-kind opportunity presents itself with this captivating Victorian residence that’s nestled in a prime North Tacoma neighborhood. Built in 1927 and showcasing vintage charm at every turn, this 2,043-square-foot gem features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and delightful living spaces designed with entertaining in mind. Gorgeous outdoor space is in the mix as well, and sweeping, unobstructed views of Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, and beyond are all yours! Located at 3418 N Union Ave Tacoma, WA 98407 and just blocks to both the heart of the Proctor District and the waterfront, this home is listed for $650,000. 

While this lovingly cared for home boasts much of its original aesthetic, newer updates (which include the roof, windows, skylights, electrical, and heating) all provide new owners with peace of mind. In the formal living room, a grand wood burning fireplace anchors the space, while huge picture windows offer idyllic views that stretch on into the scenic distance. Entertain guests in style or just enjoy quiet evenings snuggled up on the couch while a cozy fire roars—home-sweet-home just doesn’t get better than this! 

The layout flows right into the dining room, and those who love to host are sure to appreciate having a spacious setting for holiday gatherings and dinner parties. In the expansive kitchen, you’ll find a smart layout that’s brimming with storage options and space to really spread out in. Stainless steel appliances promise efficiency, large counters offer ample space for meal prep, and there’s even room for a potential dining nook. A built-in desk offers the perfect “home office,” and even more cabinetry here ensures you have no shortage of storage options.

The main level also includes a large bedroom and a full bath, and upstairs you’ll find 3 more bedrooms and another full bath. Each bedroom retreat offers something a bit different—vaulted ceilings, wood paneling elements, and stunning bay views all await. Even more flexible space can be found in the basement—there’s a work bench that’s perfect for hobbies, and plenty of storage space as well. 

One of this home’s stand-out highlights is its incredible outdoor setting. At the front of the home, mature landscaping shows off a storybook scene, and perched above it all is a deck that offers one of the best views around. Imagine relaxing on a lounge chair on a warm summer day, or having friends over for al fresco dining—either way, breathtaking views of Commencement Bay provide the perfect backdrop! In the backyard you have even more lovely outdoor space to enjoy, and here, a large deck provides a private setting. 

Living in North Tacoma

At 3418 N Union Ave Tacoma, WA 98407, you’re in North Tacoma’s popular Proctor neighborhood and surrounded by some of Tacoma’s best amenities! The heart of Proctor is just blocks away, and here you’ll find tons of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and services. Pick up groceries at Metropolitan Market, Safeway, or the Proctor Farmers’ Market; enjoy dining out at places like Europa Bistro, Cactus Proctor, Viva Tacoma, Knapp’s, and Pomodoro Restaurant; shop at places like The Pacific Northwest Shop, Teaching Toys & Books, Compass Rose Tacoma; and head to Blue Mouse Theatre or Chalet Bowl for an evening of entertainment. You’re also just half a mile to Ruston Way, and here you’ll find a lovely trail that runs right along the waterfront, in addition to restaurants and parks. Additionally, Point Ruston with all of its restaurants, shopping, and fun activities is just a 5-minute drive away. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808.


Posted on September 27, 2019 at 11:21 am
Joyce Shipley | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Mid-century Modern View Home with 4 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths in Prime Tacoma Location

Natural beauty, city convenience, and fabulous mid-century modern style are all wrapped up into one incredible package with this 3,288-square-foot home! Boasting big views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this sprawling 1953-built masterpiece on 0.34 acres presents a rare opportunity. In addition to the 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, you also have expansive living spaces that include a sprawling downstairs living area that’s perfect for entertaining! Located at 1730 S Fairview Dr Tacoma, WA 98465 and close to Titlow Park and the waterfront, shopping, restaurants, Highway 16 and more, this treasure is listed for $750,000.

When you arrive home, eye-catching curb appeal offers a preview of the impeccable style that awaits inside. A charming pathway leads you by pristine, artistic landscaping to the front door, and as soon as you step inside, this home’s light-filled layout beckons! Gorgeous oak hardwoods invite you into the main living area, and huge windows frame breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympics. A stone-accented fireplace adds a splash of cozy style to the scene, and whether you’re hosting guests for pre-dinner cocktails or simply snuggled up on the couch reading a book in peace and quiet, this warm and welcoming space is a delight to spend time in!

The layout flows right into the dining room, where the jaw-dropping views and rich vintage style just continue. The generous layout makes it easy to serve meals to a crowd, and the space can easily accommodate a full-sized dining table if you need it. Imagine hosting festive holiday get-togethers or special occasions—years and years of good memories are sure to be made right here! The kitchen and dining nook await right around the corner, and this haven of efficiency is a dream for those who love to whip up homemade feasts. Newly updated with quartz counters, this well-appointed space boasts chef-ready amenities in addition to chic style straight from the pages of a home decor magazine.

Even more dynamic space for entertaining awaits downstairs. Perfect for hosting game days, movie marathons, parties, and laid-back hangouts alike, here you’ll find bar-style seating, a spacious layout, and views outside. Plus, a new pellet stove adds a cozy cabin-inspired element to the scene. In addition to the additional flexible space in the downstairs area (perfect for a hobby space or office!), you’ll find tons of potential with this home’s comfortable 4 bedrooms. Each private space offers something a little different, and you can rest assured that loved ones will treasure having their own retreat to unwind in each day!

This property’s photo-worthy views get even better when you step outside to bask in the beautifully maintained outdoor sanctuary. Take in a view of it all from the covered deck—from the pergola and patio to the lovingly maintained gardens, this backyard oasis is ready for al fresco dining, weekend barbecues, and relaxation!

Living in Tacoma

At 1730 S Fairview Dr Tacoma, WA 98465, you’re in a prime location that’s merely minutes from excellent conveniences. Titlow Park is only a 4-minute drive away, and here you can enjoy the beach, the sprayground, and more, all in addition to the nearby waterfront dining that includes places like Steamer’s, Beach Tavern, Boathouse 19, and Narrows Brewing Company. The James Center is only half a mile from home, and here you’ll find places like Fred Meyer, Rite Aid, MultiCare, a yoga studio, IHOP, Starbucks, Subway, Ivar’s, and too many other shops, eateries, and services to name! You’re also only 0.1 mile from bus lines and Highway 16 is only a 3-minute drive away.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808.

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm
Joyce Shipley | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Historic 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath Unit in The Cliff Lofts w/Sweeping Views in Downtown Tacoma   

Downtown living doesn’t get much better than this! Nestled in the historic district of Downtown Tacoma, this 980-square-foot loft boasts a dreamy blend of vintage and modern style. Built in 1907 and converted into modern lofts, you’ll find 12-foot ceilings with open beams and large windows to enjoy, plus sweeping views of the Thea Foss Waterway, the tide flats, the marina, and Mt. Rainier. Located at 1120 Cliff Ave #406 Tacoma WA, 98402, this incredible 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit is listed for $325,000.

In The Cliff Lofts, not only are you wonderfully surrounded by some of Downtown Tacoma’s best offerings, but you also get to take advantage of some fantastic amenities in the building. A rooftop deck, 2 tandem parking spaces in the garage, and secure front and rear entrances sweeten the deal, and you can even purchase this unit furnished or unfurnished!

When you step inside your unit, travertine flooring welcomes you in, and the entryway ushers you into the main living space. Here, natural sunlight pours in through large windows, shining the spotlight on exposed brick walls and the eye-catching exposed wood beams that stretch on overhead. No matter how you envision decorating this living space, this residence is ready for you to move right on in and infuse each space with your own unique style!

The kitchen is truly a sight to behold, and its smart design does an excellent job of taking advantages of the space. An attractive blend of earthy wood elements and shimmering modern finishes are sure to delight home buyers, but this dynamic kitchen isn’t all for show—you’ll find this space packed with efficiency, too! Ample space for kitchen essentials are all in the mix, making it as easy as possible to whip up homemade meals.

Whether you’re entertaining guests in the living area or enjoying a laid-back meal, stunning Tacoma views offer an impressive backdrop. As the sun sets and the lights of the marina and tide flats begin to glow, the view transforms into something truly special. Get your camera ready—years of breathtaking scenes are in your future!

In the bedroom, you’ll find a gorgeous wall of exposed brick to build your decor around. In the bath, you’ll find modern finishes and travertine flooring. Plus, a separate closet has room for a washer/dryer setup, and tons of built-in shelving makes it easy to stay organized!

Living in Downtown Tacoma

At 1120 Cliff Ave #406 Tacoma WA, 98402, you’re absolutely surrounded by restaurants, nightlife, entertainment, shopping, museums, schools, transit option and more! This historic district of Downtown Tacoma is brimming with character, and each block offers something new to discover, right at your fingertips. You’re also wonderfully close to the Thea Foss Waterway where you can grab a bite to eat on the waterfront, or go kayaking or paddle boarding. You’re also just minutes from University of Washington-Tacoma, as well as several museums (including the Tacoma Art Museum, the Washington State History Museum, the Museum of Glass, etc.).

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808.

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 4:24 pm
Joyce Shipley | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |