Sold! Wright Park Victorian

 Dining room into the living room on the main floor with its tall ceilings and solid oak floors.

Dining room into the living room on the main floor with its tall ceilings and solid oak floors.

Listed $359,000/Sold $360,000

3 BEDS

2 BATHS

1,593 SQ FT

615 S YAKIMA AVE, TACOMA

This tastefully updated Victorian is just half a block from Wright Park, near all Stadium and Downtown have to offer. New hardwood floors and tall ceilings throughout with bay windows in the gracious living room. The plumbing, electrical, and drywall are redone bringing this elegant home up to date. Air conditioning too! Beds and baths on both levels, with a jet tub in the upstairs suite. Cook on the gas stove in the eat-in kitchen with its custom island, or walk to a multitude of restaurants, such as Indo Street Eatery 11 minutes away, or Red Star Taco Bar, just a 6 minute walk!

Continue on for the video tour, photos, neighborhood highlights (including walking times/distances to a list of Tacoma favorites), and many more details about this home. 

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Main Floor

  • Living Room

  • Dining Room

  • Kitchen + Laundry

  • Bedroom

  • Full Bath

  • Closets

  • Oak Floors

  • Back Deck

  • Air Conditioning

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Second Floor

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • Full Bath

    • Jetted Tub

    • Separate Shower

  • Storage Area

  • Oak Floors

  • Air Conditioning

Living & Dining Room

 The living room includes a coat closet just to the right (not shown). I love the seating alcove at the front of the room.

The living room includes a coat closet just to the right (not shown). I love the seating alcove at the front of the room.

 A look at the living room with its bay windows, and just a peak at the wide wooden staircase leading to the second floor.

A look at the living room with its bay windows, and just a peak at the wide wooden staircase leading to the second floor.

The beauty of this home is that it came into existence at the same time as Tacoma's beloved Wright Park. Just 1/2 a block up Yakima, where it ends in the park, you can see the 2 white lions, sentinels watching over the park and neighborhood. Inside, a gracious living room and dining room with tall ceilings, bay windows at the front, and oak floors welcome you to the home. Along with the grace and sense of space created by the tall ceilings of this Victorian era home, you'll find practical closets in both the living and dining space. And don't forget the air conditioning. During a hot summer like this one, it's kept this house cool and comfortable!

 The open living room is brightened by tall windows and kept comfortable all year with the air conditioning available throughout the house.

The open living room is brightened by tall windows and kept comfortable all year with the air conditioning available throughout the house.

 Dining room features an arched opening into the kitchen, a handy closet, and elegantly tall ceilings.

Dining room features an arched opening into the kitchen, a handy closet, and elegantly tall ceilings.

Kitchen

 Ample cabinets, stainless appliances, gas stove, and vinyl floors make a practical and attractive kitchen.

Ample cabinets, stainless appliances, gas stove, and vinyl floors make a practical and attractive kitchen.

 Stainless double sink and bright eastward facing windows look out over the back yard.

Stainless double sink and bright eastward facing windows look out over the back yard.

The renovated kitchen is comfortable and modern with a large island counter where you can sit for breakfast and casual family meals. The island countertop is made from a piece of reclaimed wood from an artist's office in Portland, OR, so it brings its own story to the home. Beneath the wooden countertop a host of acacia wood cabinets and shelves provide stylish additional storage. There's even a mini fridge tucked in here! A gas stove, full set of stainless appliances, ample cabinets, with a few glass-front display cupboard doors, as well as a window to the back yard make this kitchen a pleasant place. 

 Gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator, and a peek at the glass front display cabinets just beyond the fridge.

Gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator, and a peek at the glass front display cabinets just beyond the fridge.

 Updated kitchen includes this custom island with cabinets made of acacia wood. The top of the island is reclaimed from an artist's office in Portland, and there's even a mini fridge tucked in there!

Updated kitchen includes this custom island with cabinets made of acacia wood. The top of the island is reclaimed from an artist's office in Portland, and there's even a mini fridge tucked in there!

Bedroom, Full Bath & Laundry

 Main floor bedroom, located off the kitchen, could also be an office or studio space as shown here, or perhaps a den for reading or watching movies.

Main floor bedroom, located off the kitchen, could also be an office or studio space as shown here, or perhaps a den for reading or watching movies.

Also located off the kitchen are a main floor bedroom that could also be set up as a den or office space. There's a full bath just outside. A washer and dryer are conveniently tucked behind a door in the kitchen as well. 

 The main floor bedroom with its oak floors and big windows opens into the kitchen, and a full bath is just outside the door.

The main floor bedroom with its oak floors and big windows opens into the kitchen, and a full bath is just outside the door.

 Main floor full bath with shower-tub combo. It adds so much convenience to have a bathroom on each level of the home, and to have more than one tub and shower as well!

Main floor full bath with shower-tub combo. It adds so much convenience to have a bathroom on each level of the home, and to have more than one tub and shower as well!

 Another view of the custom kitchen island, this time with the mini fridge, perfect for beverages, in view. You'll also notice a door on the left. Inside are the washer and dryer.

Another view of the custom kitchen island, this time with the mini fridge, perfect for beverages, in view. You'll also notice a door on the left. Inside are the washer and dryer.

Second Floor

A wide staircase, also laid with the same oak floors leads upstairs. The hardwoods continue here in the landing and into the upstairs bedrooms (it should be noted that these new floors found throughout the house are solid hardwood and can be sanded and refinished over and over). 

Upper Bedrooms & Full Bath

 Large upstairs bedroom with door into the full bath. New solid oak floors, and a huge closet (to the right, not shown).

Large upstairs bedroom with door into the full bath. New solid oak floors, and a huge closet (to the right, not shown).

 Another view of the large upstairs bedroom with its spacious clothes closet and lots of window light.

Another view of the large upstairs bedroom with its spacious clothes closet and lots of window light.

One bedroom overlooks the back yard with a unique little shelf built into the wall with a window pane giving a peekaboo view north toward Wright Park. Don't miss the small door in the east wall opening into a storage space under the eaves. The larger bedroom is brightened by 2 tall windows and has a huge clothes closet running the length of the southern wall. In both bedrooms  doors lead directly into the spacious full bath with its tiled-in jetted tub for relaxing soaks, and a separate shower. 

 Upstairs full bath with its tiled-in jetted tub, separate shower, and generous vanity. Find even more storage behind the mirror doors. This bathroom is accessible directly from inside both upstairs bedrooms.

Upstairs full bath with its tiled-in jetted tub, separate shower, and generous vanity. Find even more storage behind the mirror doors. This bathroom is accessible directly from inside both upstairs bedrooms.

 The second upstairs bedroom includes a door into a storage area (on the right). Don't miss the built-in shelf and tiny window above the head of the bed. So pretty!

The second upstairs bedroom includes a door into a storage area (on the right). Don't miss the built-in shelf and tiny window above the head of the bed. So pretty!

Outdoors

 Wooden deck accessed through the back door in the kitchen. A few steps down and you're in the yard with a garage in back.

Wooden deck accessed through the back door in the kitchen. A few steps down and you're in the yard with a garage in back.

 Another view of the back deck perfect for a little table and pots of herbs or flowers. Lawn below, and the single car garage on the alley.

Another view of the back deck perfect for a little table and pots of herbs or flowers. Lawn below, and the single car garage on the alley.

The small front yard boasts some lovely plants. A Magnolia tree beautifies the planting strip between the sidewalk and one-way street, while a Japanese maple and hydrangea hug the house. A rosebush and fragrant lavender make it a nice walk up the path to the covered front entrance. In back a small wooden deck offers space table for two, or for pots of flowers and herbs. A lawn area reaches to the detached single car garage at the back of the lot. On clear days, there's a chance of seeing Mt. Rainier in the distance. But the real benefit of the outdoors in this location is the proximity to the paths, gardens, spray ground, and conservatory at Wright Park! 

 Back yard and view of the eastern side of the house. The window under the eaves above the deck is in that storage room off of the upstairs back bedroom.

Back yard and view of the eastern side of the house. The window under the eaves above the deck is in that storage room off of the upstairs back bedroom.

 A Japanese maple, hydrangeas, lavender, and a rose bush are some of the plants in the front garden. A Magnolia tree (on the right) grows in the planing strip between the sidewalk and street.

A Japanese maple, hydrangeas, lavender, and a rose bush are some of the plants in the front garden. A Magnolia tree (on the right) grows in the planing strip between the sidewalk and street.

Location - Walk Everywhere!

 Opera Alley, home to restaurants, shops, and even a yoga studio.

Opera Alley, home to restaurants, shops, and even a yoga studio.

 Just a glimpse of the beauty of Wright Park.

Just a glimpse of the beauty of Wright Park.

 The Grand Cinema shows independent, foreign, and art films.

The Grand Cinema shows independent, foreign, and art films.

Walk everywhere, drive easily when you're in a hurry, take the bike out; you won't go far to find a brewery, cup of coffee, Saturday brunch, or bakery. The walkability of this home is one of the things the previous homeowner enjoyed the most about living here! The Link Light Rail Expansion (coming 2022 and connecting you to Hilltop & Downtown) plans a stop just 3 blocks from here. Take a look at some walking and driving times to some Tacoma favorites within easy reach. Read more about the Stadium District and Tacoma's Downtown on our Neighborhoods page. 

From Home on Foot

 Dystopian Stae Brewery, one of Tacoma's favorite local breweries and taprooms.

Dystopian Stae Brewery, one of Tacoma's favorite local breweries and taprooms.

Wright Park: 1 minute/about 250 feet
The Hob Nob: 1 minute/381 feet
Grand Cinema: 5 minutes/0.3 miles
Corina Bakery: 5 minutes/0.2 miles
Red Star Taco Bar: 6 minutes/0.3 miles
Dystopian State Brewing Co: 6 minutes/0.3 miles
Opera Alley (Over the Moon Cafe, Cocobolo): 7 minutes/0.4 miles
Pantages Theater: 9 minutes/0.5 miles
Rialto Theater: 9 minutes/0.5 miles
Broadway Farmers Market: 9 minutes/0.5 miles
Good Citizen Dog: 9 minutes/0.5 miles
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital: 9 minutes/0.4 miles
Library: 9 minutes/0.5 miles
Stadium Thriftway: 10 minutes/0.5 miles
Parkway Modern Salon: 10 minutes/0.5 miles
King’s Books: 10 minutes/0.5 miles
Stadium District: 11 minutes/0.5 miles
Indo Asian Street Eatery: 11 minutes/0.6 miles
Parkway Tavern: 11 minutes/0.6 miles
The Matador: 11 minutes/0.5 miles
Stadium High School: 13 minutes/0.7 miles
En Rama: 15 minutes/0.8 miles

You can read even more about this central Victorian on the neighborhoods page of our site (featuring Tacoma neighborhoods and surrounding areas like Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula).

For more information about this home, call or text me at 253-226-2787. I'll be happy to answer your questions about this updated Victorian or the Tacoma real estate market in general. 

Good luck on your search and may you find the place that's right for you!