See Why These New Homeowners Love North Tacoma’s Proctor District (& Take a Tour of Their Beautifully Remodeled Home!)

See Why These New Homeowners Love North Tacoma’s Proctor District (& Take a Tour of Their Beautifully Remodeled Home!)

Nestled in a prime Tacoma location, this recently sold home in the Proctor District went to lucky new buyers who just moved from the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle! They were especially attracted to the many conveniences of Proctor, and they love being able to quickly get to local favorites like the Metropolitan Market and being close to schools.

These savvy buyers found their new home located on a picturesque street lined with sidewalks and trees. Beautifully remodeled, this 2,568-square-foot Proctor gem is a fabulous blend of classic details, contemporary style, and smart design. A picturesque exterior welcomes you home, and just in through the front door, a grand entry with an eye-catching staircase invites you in. From here, the main level’s open-concept living space showcases a haven of relaxation and entertaining alike! The living room features a stately fireplace, and elegant columns frame the entrance to the formal dining room. With enough room for a full-sized dining table, this central area is a host’s dream!

The large, adjacent kitchen shows off bar-style counter seating, while crisp white cabinetry provides plenty of storage. Just around the corner, an additional dining nook offers the perfect spot for a laid-back meal while you take in views of treetops and the neighborhood through wide windows. From here, sliding glass doors open up to a spacious outdoor deck, providing the ideal setting for summertime barbecues and get-togethers! Stairs lead down to the sprawling yard, a fenced area with a generous expanse of lush grass and lots of potential for a play area, garden, and more.

When it’s time for rest and rejuvenation, this home is filled with private and versatile spaces. The main floor boasts a bedroom and a full bath, and upstairs, a large master suite with peekaboo views of the water awaits! Wide windows fill the comfortable space with cheerful natural light, while plush carpeting, crisp trim, and a calm color palette show off an elegant scene. 4 additional bedrooms ensure that loved ones all have space to call their own, and a family room is ready to be transformed into an entertainment center ideal for movie nights!

Living in the Proctor District

Treasured in part for its small-town feel, Proctor is absolutely brimming with conveniences and things to do and see! Many love how easy it is to get around, and whether you’re grocery shopping, dining out, taking the kids to school, shopping, or heading to the farmers market, it’s all within reach.

For grocery shopping, the Metropolitan Market and Safeway are just across the street from each other, making it easy to get through your grocery list with one stop! Local dining favorites like Europa Bistro, Viva Tacoma, La Fondita, Knapp’s, Pomodoro, Starbucks, and more all ensure a date night out or a quick dinner are conveniently within reach, and attractions like Chalet Bowl, The Blue Mouse Theatre, and Proctor Farmers’ Market offer fun events to take part in each weekend. Proctor is also located close to Ruston Way and Union Ave, making it easy to get around the rest of Tacoma and beyond.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jenny Wetzel online here or give her a call/text at (253) 381-9788!

The Investment of a Lifetime: HOME in Port Orchard, WA

The Investment of a Lifetime: HOME in Port Orchard, WA

– Featuring HOME on Berry Street –

Tucked away on a generous 0.8 acres of beautiful land framed by tall trees that offer privacy, this recently sold property in Port Orchard includes two full lots with plenty of room to build a second home. Looking out to the Yukon Harbor and Blake Island State Park, buyers can consider building an additional home for complete views of the water and the mountains to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind Pacific Northwest beauty!

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Boasting a dozen full-grown fruit trees and two outbuildings as well, this property is a dream for outdoor lovers or for someone who wants to have a little farm. The outbuildings provide covered parking and even a safe place to store livestock—imagine having a few chickens and enjoying fresh eggs every morning!

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Showcasing early 20th century charm, this 1906-built home features a spacious 2,204-square-foot layout that includes 1,100 square feet of finished space. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, an a large living room and dining area are ready to be transformed, and a large basement is just brimming with development potential! 

Plus, at 8400 SE Berry St, Port Orchard WA, 98366, you’re just 6 minutes from the ferry, making it a breeze to hop over to Vashon Island and Seattle—a dream for commuters! From 8400 SE Berry St, Port Orchard WA, 98366 to Downtown Seattle, it’s one hour of commute time if you take the Fauntleroy-Southworth ferry. You can buy a 90-day ferry ticket for $181.80 (prices vary for different vehicles), and enjoy a peaceful, scenic ride each day on the Puget Sound instead of sitting in traffic!

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Sold for $175,000, this inviting opportunity is one of the many excellent real estate deals available to those who are interested in looking in the Port Orchard area. In October 2016, the median Port Orchard home price was $270,000; in the same month, the median Seattle home price was $600,000. For those who work in the Seattle area, Port Orchard certainly presents an appealing opportunity—especially for people who are looking for some space to spread out in!

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Living in Port Orchard

Connected to Seattle by the Westworth Ferry, Port Orchard is a growing community that serves as a popular destination for homebuyers and tourists alike. Beaches, the public marina, golf courses, and walking trails are just a few of the things people like to take advantage of in the area, in addition to its festivities and events throughout the year. Each May, people enjoy the Seagull Calling Festival, every weekend in September there’s a Murder Mystery event to take part in, every third Friday of the month there’s an Art Walk, and the annual 4th of July celebration is certainly not to be missed! With the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the area, the population is a patriotic group that makes for a special Independence Day celebration.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jenny Wetzel online here or give her a call/text at (253) 381-9788!