Historic North Slope Open House: Thursday, 5 - 8 pm

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The Open House:

This Thursday, July 26th from 5 - 8 pm, I'm opening up my new Victorian listing in the Historic North Slope neighborhood near Stadium. Everyone's welcome to visit and meet this home in-person. Explore the layout, the beautiful floors, renovated kitchen, high ceilings, and overall charm. Come see me this Thursday, take a tour, ask questions, then dream your urban Victorian dreams and make your plans while walking the nearby blocks. Or settle in for dinner at a neighborhood restaurant while you imagine what it might be like to belong to this special part of Tacoma. (Keep reading to check out the neighborhood section of this article!)

Can't make the open house, but you'd like to see the home? Call/Text me at 253-226-2787 and we can schedule an appointment.

The Home:

Calling all Victorian lovers. Let this Historic North Slope home tell you its story while 11 foot ceilings soar. Fall in love with the open staircase, hardwoods, clawfoot tub, renovated kitchen, and original millwork. Window light and firelight, cased openings and covered porches. Outdoors a tranquil urban oasis of stone pathways, blossoms and berries awaits. Walk everywhere from here! It's just 5 minutes out the door on foot to the beloved 27 acre Wright Park and Stadium! Park in the detached garage, or use permit parking available to residents right out front on K Street. 

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Main Floor

  • covered front and back porches
  • living room
  • dining room
  • refinished oak floors
  • kitchen
  • 1/2 bath
  • laundry room

Refinished oak floors glow underfoot, 11 foot ceilings rise overhead, and an open staircase shows the way to the upper floor. In the living room, a bay window gathers light, while the mantle, tile hearth, and inlaid hardwoods draw you toward the gas fireplace. Hardwoods continue into the dining room with its chair rail and picture rail molding, chandelier, and tall windows. The kitchen is adorned with gleaming hardwood floors, custom white cabinets, a divided farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, gas stove, and hood vent. Generous counter space, hanging light fixtures, and those same high ceilings with tall windows make the space functional and charming. Both a laundry room and covered back porch are adjacent with a 1/2 bath nearby in the hall. 

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Top Floor

  • 3 bedrooms
  • largest bedroom includes spacious dressing room area
  • full bath
  • wide plank fir floors

Head up the staircase to the landing that gives you the first glimpse of the wide-plank fir floors covering this level. Two bedrooms overlook the back yard and beyond with picture rail molding, 11 foot ceilings (yes, on this floor too!), and warm color scheme. A third bedroom includes a light-filled dressing room (or art space, reading nook...). The full bath has Victorian flair with its refinished clawfoot tub, wainscot, and storage closet, while the island blue walls, and white subway tiles give it a touch of the modern. 

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Garden

  • front: herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, lawn, landscaped sidewalk strip
  • back: stone paths, chicken coop, lawn, flowers, trees, raspberries, 2 car garage, fenced

An apple tree, cherry trees, irises, ferns, and countless other beauties line the sidewalk and provide increased privacy for the home. Alongside the front path tomatoes and herbs grow in a raised bed, and clematis vines, more iris, and fragrant jasmine hug the covered porch. The back yard is an intimate space of lawn, path, garden, and hedge. Rustic paving stones wind beside a cozy chicken coop, past raspberry canes bursting with berries, alongside blooming hostas, foxgloves, anemones, and finally to the lush corner where a shapely fig tree reaches across an arbor. The path also leads the the detached garage at the back of the lot. The garage is sized for 2 cars, but is currently set up with one bay door. (Remember there's permit parking available out front on K Street as well.)

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 From the jasmine scented front porch, step out for a walk to Wright Park or Stadium Thriftway. 

From the jasmine scented front porch, step out for a walk to Wright Park or Stadium Thriftway. 

The Neighborhood: 

 Hanks with its renovated polished wood interior and beautiful patio is just 2 blocks away! 

Hanks with its renovated polished wood interior and beautiful patio is just 2 blocks away! 

This Victorian home, a treasure remaining from 1890 is set in Tacoma's Historic North Slope District. Many who know Tacoma well are giving a small sigh filled with pleasant memories of wandering these blocks on summer evenings while cats watch from the windows of homes quaint and grand. Think of garden paths, wide front porches, deep eaves, pleasant doorways, and glimpses of private backyards. 

Walk everywhere, drive easily when you're in a hurry, take the bike out; you won't go far to find a cup of coffee or a cocktail, Saturday brunch, or independent film.

Take a look at some walking and driving times to some Tacoma favorites within easy reach. 

 Gardens extend to street corners and planting strips.

Gardens extend to street corners and planting strips.

 Lavender and friendly fences. 

Lavender and friendly fences. 

FROM HOME ON FOOT/FROM HOME BY CAR

Images from @metroparkstacoma@hankspizzatacoma, and @kingsbooks

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There's a lot more to say about this home, and much more to see. Take a look at our full listing blog post for more photos details about this Historic North Slope Victorian. For more information, call or text me at 253-226-2787. I'll be happy to answer your questions about this home or the Tacoma real estate market in general. 

I hope to see you at the Open House this Thursday, July 26th from 5 - 8 pm. Have a great week!