Listed $285,000/Sold $315,000
Swing open the gate under the arch in the hedge and you’re in a secret garden surrounding a classic cedar-shingled house. You may be just 5 minutes from downtown by car, but the city feels miles away from the peaceful retreat created by blossoming vines, Japanese maples, and a little pond where the birds come to visit. A shapely brick front porch welcomes you to step inside, or you can follow the grassy path between flowers, fruit trees, and ferns to an outdoor dining area and covered patio surrounded by green out back.
Inside, the craftsman style home is private, cozy and bright with refinished fir floors, high ceilings, an open staircase, solid millwork, and an abundance of natural light. The renovated full bath with its tile floor, live-edge wood counter, and stone vessel sink invites calm and quiet. But out in the living room the big windows and beautiful fir floors encourage conversation, music, and leisurely meals. Artistic details distinguish the home, and updates such as a new water heater and sewer keep it practical.
A favorite and valuable feature of the property is the detached garage/studio that is so much more than a place to park. The garage is insulated, features a 100 amp sub panel (the homeowner runs 2 kilns in there!) and is brightened by plywood panels finished with a white stain. There’s plenty of room, plenty of light, and lots of power!
All of this on a dead-end street just 4 minutes to the Lincoln District where you’ll find groceries, Asian markets, shops, restaurants, and a park too. Those who know Tacoma will also appreciate that it’s only a 2 minute drive to the Top of Tacoma (if you don’t know, find out).
Continue on for the video tour, photos, neighborhood highlights (including time/distance to a list of Tacoma favorites), and many more details about this home.
Living & Dining Room
Laundry & Enclosed Porch
Landing Area with Closets
100 amp sub panel
Single car parking
Patio with Cabana
Fully Fenced Yard
Fruit Bearing Trees
Living & Dining
Kitchen & Enclosed Porch/Laundry
Main Floor Bedroom/Office
Renovated Full Bath
Second Floor Bedrooms & Landing
Set in Tacoma’s South End, in the McKinley neighborhood, this house is on a dead-end street near parks, groceries, and restaurants with extraordinary access to I-5. It takes just 5 minutes to reach the Tacoma Art Museum and it’s only 3 minutes to the closest library. The homeowner loves taking walks in the neighborhood and often makes a big loop out to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and back, or strolls over to El Antojo for tacos. If you’re a walker, you’ll find your favorite routes too.
Take a look at our list below of some favorite Tacoma destinations and the time it takes to reach them from the door of 3845 E G.
From Home By Car
El Antojo of Tacoma: 0.2 miles/1 minute (2 minutes on foot)
McKinley Park: 0.2 miles/2 minutes (4 minutes on foot)
Top of Tacoma Bar & Cafe: 0.7 miles/2 minutes (7 minutes on foot)
Tacoma Public Library Mottet Branch: 0.7 miles/3 minutes
B&A International Foods: 0.7 miles/3 minutes
24 Hour Fitness: 0.8 miles/3 minutes
Lincoln District: 1.2 miles/4 minutes
Stanley & Seaforts: 1.3 miles/4 minutes
Swan Creek Park: 1.6 miles/6 minutes
Safeway: 1.9 miles/6 minutes
Portland Avenue Nursery: 2 miles/5 minutes
Tacoma Art Museum: 2.1 miles/5 minutes
Pacific Grill: 2.5 miles/4 minutes
en Rama: 2.7 miles/5 minutes
Open House/More Information
Open House: come see it in person this weekend!
Saturday, May 18th: 12 - 2 pm
Sunday, May 19th: 12 - 2 pm
In the meantime, for more information about this Tacoma home, call or text me, Michael Duggan, at 253-226-2787. I'll be happy to answer your questions about this home or the local real estate market in general.