Hilltop Craftsman Open House: Saturday, 1-3 pm







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The Open House:

This Saturday, March 10th from 1-3 pm, I'm opening up my new listing for everyone to visit and get an in-person feel for the character, size, location, and charm.  Come see me this Saturday, take a tour, ask questions, and get a closer look. (Keep reading to check out the neighborhood section of this article!) Can't make the open house? Like to see the home? Call/Text me at 253-226-2787 and we can schedule an appointment!

The Home:

The detailed carpentry of days gone by comes to life in this Craftsman home in Tacoma's Hilltop Neighborhood. Set high above the sidewalk, the bungalow style front porch stretches the width of the house to welcome you to custom hardwood oak floors inlaid with maple, built-ins nestled against the fireplace, and windows gleaming over the mantle. Glass pocket doors lead into a bright dining room with white wainscot, a built-in hutch, and wide windows.

In the updated kitchen new white cabinets, white subway tile, and the new stainless gas cookstove and dishwasher shine, while dark vinyl floors and countertops provide contrast. The full bath is updated with white subway tile to the ceiling in the shower/bath, along with plenty of storage. Two bedrooms with original fir floors complete the main floor. Two more bedrooms and one additional room live upstairs. All three rooms are bright with fir floors and updated windows. 

Outdoors there's a backyard to enjoy. A shingled storage shed has its own wooden patio. Nearby, a paved patio offers another spot for lounge chairs and picnic tables. A trellis and green lawn with paving stones leading to the kitchen door finish off this sweet yard.


For more information about this Craftsman, call or text me at 253-226-2787.

The Neighborhood:

The Hilltop Neighborhood, where you find this home, is a diverse community set on the hill above Tacoma's downtown. Churches dot the corners, the recently beautifully renovated McCarver Elementary School and its playground are just a few blocks away. St. Joseph's Hospital and Community Healthcare's Hilltop Regional Health Center are close by. There's even a Link light rail project in the works, to be completed in 2022. Find some green space at People's Park, get to know your neighbors at the People's Community Center, and enjoy the annual Hilltop Street Fair every August. A few standout forces for good in the Hilltop are Tacoma Community House, Hilltop Urban GardensHilltop Artists, and Hilltop Scholars of Peace Community Center. These nonprofit organizations are invested in the Hilltop community through advocacy for refugees, food sovereignty, education, and empowerment. 

Images below are from @hilltopstreetfair, @hilltopartists, @tacomacommunityhouse, and @hilltopurbangardens.

The heart of the Hilltop's business district stretches between S. 19th and S. 9th on MLK Way. Favorites on MLK include The Fish House Cafe, a tiny blue restaurant serving fried fish and shrimp baskets for decades, Johnson's Candy Company (since 1949!), Pho Bac and Pho King offering inexpensive Vietnamese food. Newer additions to the street like Red Elm Cafe, 2nd Cycle Community Cycle Center, and bars like 1022 S J,  The Eleven Eleven Bar and Zodiac Supper Club indicate the changing character of this area. 

Images below are from @2ndcycle, @1022_SouthJ, and @redelmcafe.