SOLD! Mid-Century Simplicity in University Place

 West facing front entrance with paved driveway and attached garage.

West facing front entrance with paved driveway and attached garage.

 Covered back deck off the kitchen with stairs down to the big, grassy backyard.

Covered back deck off the kitchen with stairs down to the big, grassy backyard.

Listed $345,000/Sold $359,000

3 beds

1.75 baths

1,882 sq ft

3325 Greenwood Ave W, University Place

This bright University Place home presents simple mid-century character and charm with thoughtful updates all in a friendly, community-oriented neighborhood close to parks, shopping, and the Puget Sound. Hardwood floors, a fully finished daylight basement, covered back deck, fireplaces, bathrooms on both floors, gas heat, an attached garage, and a big open backyard are just the beginning. 

Enter to original oak hardwood floors in the living room. The hardwoods continue into the hall and both the main floor bedrooms, but let's pause in the living room for a minute. Here, details like the broad brick hearth, open fireplace, and the rustic paneling lining the staircase wall are a warm compliment to the simplicity of the home. The wide, west facing front window brings openness and light and overlooks the front garden beds and quiet street. 

 Oak hardwood floors, brick hearth, and beautiful paneling in the bright living room.

Oak hardwood floors, brick hearth, and beautiful paneling in the bright living room.

 View into the living room and its wide front window letting so much light onto the hardwood floors.

View into the living room and its wide front window letting so much light onto the hardwood floors.

 Original mid-century floors and fireplace bring warmth and charm to the front room.

Original mid-century floors and fireplace bring warmth and charm to the front room.

Two upstairs bedrooms with hardwood floors and wood trim are just a step across the hall from the full bathroom complete with a pretty, blue mosaic tile backsplash and tile floor. I love the natural touch of the paneled accent wall in one bedroom; it definitely brings some original 1950s style to the room!  

 One of two main floor bedrooms (three total bedrooms in the home) with oak floors and awesome mid-century accents.

One of two main floor bedrooms (three total bedrooms in the home) with oak floors and awesome mid-century accents.

 Second main floor bedroom with oak hardwood floors and good-sized closet.

Second main floor bedroom with oak hardwood floors and good-sized closet.

 Main floor bathroom with shower-tub combo, wide vanity and mosaic tile backsplash.

Main floor bathroom with shower-tub combo, wide vanity and mosaic tile backsplash.

While honey-toned oak covers the front room and bedrooms, ceramic tiles are underfoot in the dining area and kitchen. From the dining table, look out through wood-framed sliding glass doors to a covered deck over the large backyard. Accessible from the kitchen, this deck will become an easy second dining space in the summer months. At the very least, a comfortable place for some bright deck furniture where you can sit in the fresh air with a cup of coffee and a book. 

 Ceramic tile covers the dining and kitchen area with wood trimmed sliding glass doors out the deck.

Ceramic tile covers the dining and kitchen area with wood trimmed sliding glass doors out the deck.

 Wooden cabinets and ceramic tile floors in the kitchen with entrance to the garage behind.

Wooden cabinets and ceramic tile floors in the kitchen with entrance to the garage behind.

 Bright kitchen with a window over the sink overlooking the big backyard. Door enters into the attached garage.

Bright kitchen with a window over the sink overlooking the big backyard. Door enters into the attached garage.

 The covered back deck off the kitchen makes a nice spot for an outdoor meal with shade and protection from light rain too.

The covered back deck off the kitchen makes a nice spot for an outdoor meal with shade and protection from light rain too.

The finished daylight basement makes this home so much bigger than it appears from the street!  It's a surprise seeing everything that's down there: living room, bonus room, bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, and a separate backyard entrance! The walls are lined with wooden shelves for books and photos and decorative pieces. There's a second open fireplace surrounded by a cozy brick hearth and bench seat with storage nooks underneath. The entire daylight basement is covered in neutral ceramic tile that makes it a perfect space for beautiful area rugs. Along with a bedroom looking east to the backyard, there's also a bonus room with a nice closet. It could be an office, den, craft room, or just a good place where you can store items and close the door on them. A separate entrance from the back patio directly into the basement makes this a really flexible space. 

 Ceramic tile covers the floors and windows bring in some nice light in this spacious daylight basement with so much flexible room.

Ceramic tile covers the floors and windows bring in some nice light in this spacious daylight basement with so much flexible room.

 Fully finished daylight basement is spacious with wooden shelves, and a beautiful brick hearth area.

Fully finished daylight basement is spacious with wooden shelves, and a beautiful brick hearth area.

 Wide window brings light to the daylight basement, while wooden shelves and trim warm up the space. Separate entrance from the fenced backyard.

Wide window brings light to the daylight basement, while wooden shelves and trim warm up the space. Separate entrance from the fenced backyard.

 Third bedroom in the house is here in the daylight basement with a view to the backyard and a 3/4 bathroom just outside the door.

Third bedroom in the house is here in the daylight basement with a view to the backyard and a 3/4 bathroom just outside the door.

 3/4 bathroom in the daylight basement with ceramic tile floor, shower, and a spacious vanity.

3/4 bathroom in the daylight basement with ceramic tile floor, shower, and a spacious vanity.

 Bonus room in the finished basement includes a closet and wood trim.

Bonus room in the finished basement includes a closet and wood trim.

The backyard is spacious with an open lawn, some trees as well, and lots of light from the east. There's space for garden beds and more landscaping, or it can just be kept simple with room to play. Stairs from the covered deck come right down into the backyard keeping everything connected. 

 Big fully-fenced backyard with lawn and patio.

Big fully-fenced backyard with lawn and patio.

 East facing back of the house with lawn, patio, and back deck.

East facing back of the house with lawn, patio, and back deck.

University Place is a well-loved community on the shores of the Puget Sound just south of the Tacoma Narrows, and North of Steilacoom. University Place is home to highly-rated public schools and the iconic Chambers Bay Golf Course, host of the 2015 US Open. The public course is also home to a waterfront park, a 3.25 mile loop trail (with views across the Sound to the Olympic Mountains), and the Chambers Bay Grill

Even closer to this beautifully situated home are amenities such as Whole Foods Market and the University Place Pierce County Library (each just about 1/2 a mile away). Incidentally, you'll also see Top Pot Doughnuts right there between the library and Whole Foods, but we're not sure if you really want to know that. Don't forget our locally owned grocery either! Harbor Greens is less than a mile north on Bridgeport and it's a wonderful source for fresh produce, nursery items like flowering baskets, wine, and it's a nice spot to sit and have lunch. Trader Joe's is also just about a 5 minute drive away, so there really are a big handful of lovely grocery options within reach. This home is also near Titlow Beach Park and other sweet destinations on Tacoma's westside waterfront

 Covered doorway with garden beds and a friendly lamp post to light the front steps.

Covered doorway with garden beds and a friendly lamp post to light the front steps.

If you love this home, feel curious, or would like a closer look, come see me this coming Saturday, April 14th from 11 am - 2 pm for an Open House. I'd love to see you there!

In the meantime, for more information call or text me at 253-226-2787.