3615 N PROCTOR ST, TACOMA
The Open House
I'm opening this immaculately updated North End home this Saturday, May 19th from 11 am - 2 pm. The home is listed by my wonderful designated broker Anne Jones, owner of Windermere Abode. I'll be ready to talk you through the house, answer questions about the Tacoma real estate scene, or just stand back so you can let it all sink in.
Come over on Saturday to get up close with the walnut and oak hardwoods, the beautiful eat-in kitchen, the green backyard and patio, the balcony off one of the second floor bedrooms, the triple pane windows, the fireplace in the bright living room, the bar area in the basement, and the stylishly renovated full bath upstairs. There's also off street parking and a single-car detached garage. Aside from all these visible qualities this house offers updated electrical and plumbing systems, and even a new sewer line. It's time to fall in love.
Continue on for more home photos, an introduction to the neighborhood, and Anne's video tour!
The Proctor Neighborhood
Before or after you come see me at the open house, do yourself a favor and embrace Saturday by giving yourself time for a walk around the neighborhood. Sit down to brunch, stop for coffee, eat some lunch, have a pint, browse for books; you can do it all from the doorstep of this home!
We have to mention the beloved Proctor Farmers' Market! The market runs on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm, so you just can't miss it when you come to the open house. Flowers, fresh produce, plant starts, mushrooms, treats, honey, live music, people watching, dog watching. You'll love it.
Living in the Proctor District is like living in a small town within a city. You have everything you need within walking distance, so it's a favorite place for us to park the car, get out those tote bags, and do errands on foot. Inevitably, we mix in some fun with the to-do list, it's hard not to when there are beautiful shops like Teaching Toys & Books (this is the first stop every time we're looking for good books and quality toys for nieces, nephew, baby showers, or birthdays), Compass Rose, The Proctor Mercantile, The Pacific Northwest Shop, and Lapis (yes, this is also most definitely worth a visit if you like to look at beautiful things, or if you're getting engaged, or having an anniversary, or you just love to see handcrafted jewelry in all its glory - they're friendly too!). And it just makes sense to check out Megs & Mo Upscale Resale; you never know!
Coffee & Treats
Shopping is varied, laid back, and fun in Proctor, but there's so much else mixed in. If you're looking for a cup of coffee, try the brand new Olympia Coffee Roasters on N. 26th & Proctor, or if you want some gelato, a croissant, or a fresh scone to go with that, visit Alegre Bakery & Gelato on N. 27th & Proctor. You'd actually really like a doughnut with your coffee? That's in store for you at Top Pot on the corner of N. 28th and Proctor. Last but not least, you can find a fresh cup from a friendly barista at Metropolitan Market where you'll also be face to face with The Cookie, a fresh, warm, crispy-edged, melted chip, walnut studded confection of perfection for $2.99 (strategically sold right by the coffee, because who wouldn't?).
In the meantime, if you need to return a book to the library, drop something off at the post office on N. 27th, have your shoes repaired, or pick up some groceries, you're all set. Safeway and Metropolitan Market have what you need, the Wheelock Library is just across the street from the beautiful brick Washington Elementary School, and the Proctor Shoe Repair sits on N. 26th with Olympia Coffee, Compass Rose, and Lapis. You can check off the grocery list and your other to-dos without even getting in your car.
Okay, so you've finished your errands fueled by coffee and a treat, and maybe you've browsed a few of the local shops. But you're hungry now! That's okay. If you're hungry and thirsty, you might like to spend some time sitting in Peaks & Pints. There you can choose from a wide array of bottled beverages in their coolers, or step up to the bar and you'll find plenty of microbrews along with a cider and kombucha choice on tap. Then, relax and read the food menu; you're going to find a sandwich you'll love.
A couple of our favorite places to eat in the Proctor area are just a few blocks away. Head east on N. 26th, and just about 1/2 a mile from Proctor St. you'll land at The Rosewood Cafe where you'll find a small patio on nice days, and a bright interior serving sandwiches, salads, and a few other specials. But just another block further and you're at Brewer's Row, home to truly delicious tacos, burritos, taco bowls, and, as the name implies, brews (coffee and beer). They have really good fish and veggie options as well.
You can read even more about Proctor on our neighborhood page! But make sure to take a closer look at the home and see the video tour below.