Contemporary Craftsman – 213 Calistoga Street E Orting, WA 98360

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Orting, this 1925 abode, has been meticulously revitalized with a keen eye for both detail and authenticity. Whispered tales of its Craftsman heritage, now seamlessly intertwined with contemporary comforts. Modern amenities, including a new roof and updated electrical and plumbing, ensure a worry-free lifestyle. The main floor boasts a primary suite alongside a cozy second bedroom, while upstairs unveils a spacious retreat crowned with exposed beams and office nook. The kitchen showcases glass-front cabinetry, brass pulls and sweet artisanal touches. Step outside to discover your backyard oasis, complete with a gazebo, fireplace and covered BBQ area, imagine your future gatherings under the stars. Welcome Home.

213 Calistoga Street E Orting, WA 98360

LISTED FOR $489,000 MLS#2211485


  • 3 Beds

  • 2 Baths

  • 1,496 Square Feet

  • Built in 1925, Effective Year Built 1996

  • 7,816 Square Foot Lot, Fully fenced + RV Parking

Timeless Elegance – Fully Renovated Craftsman Home

Gena and Robbie purchased their home in 2016  – 8 years ago. They were drawn to homes with quality materials, open space and small city living. This home met all of those needs and more. When the Pandemic hit in 2020, they (like many) were inspired to re-create their outdoor space and fine tune every nook inside their home. Having lived in the home for 4 years and having their first child, they were well attuned to the space and limitation.

Gena and Robbie purchased their home with modern day electrical and plumbing. So they focused on restoration and lifestyle. They imagined themselves living in this home for many years to come and found deep satisfaction in renovating their home between work, school and everything in between. Life often throws curveballs at us and this was theirs – The Minnick’s received an opportunity to move shortly after completing their home renovation. Excitedly reluctant, they decided to take the opportunity. So here we are, selling their beloved home. One they painstakingly restored to create the lifestyle and feel they adore.

They started their family here. Grew the history of their Home and community and now, are providing the new owner an opportunity to continue the legacy of 213 Calistoga Street E Orting.Unique lifestyle amenities in and on the property with community businesses and schools just blocks away.

The Minnick’s move has created an incredible new opportunity for the next owner; to grow and continue the legacy of their quality Contemporary Craftsman home. 🏡

The now owners turned the chicken coop into a storage shed. Re-installed of mesh netting would immediately convert the space back to a Chicken haven 🐔

Modern Comforts. Craftsman Charm.

Color has feeling. I think about this often in a less positive way. You know how new homes are so often a white wash of grays and cream? When I walk into this home and even as I approach, I feel a warm welcome. The hugs from Gena and Robbie help, but it’s also the home – Their home, that makes me feel so good. The tall ceilings, and fireplace whisper “stay a while”. The Minnick’s offer a warm beverage and seat by the fire. So I do.

Fuel for Our Bodies and Mind

There are several fruiting trees in the backyard. While not everyone likes to can, the new kitchen supports it. From the glass front upper cabinets, that would showcase your makings beautifully to the undercount and speciality lighting.

In sticking with quality and intentional upgrades that fit the lifestyle and mold of this 99 year old home, Gena decided to invest in sold brass knobs and pulls. They patina overtime and remain in working order.

Primary Suite + 2nd bedroom on Main Floor

Robbie took their bedroom renovation to the next level when he decided to install built-in to expand their clothing storage and why not a seated bench optimize the functionality. Committed to housing all of their fine clothes together, in one room, the built-in’s were the ideal solution.

He created a make-up bar in the closet. Although their attached bathroom provides great space for his wife to get ready for the day, the addition of the make-up bar made way for them to get ready in tandem. These small thoughtful additions welcome a lifestyle of closeness and growth.

3rd Bedroom + Office Nook Upstairs

The door to nowhere or somewhere? The roof! – the door serves a very practical purpose of accessing the roof (Installed in 2022). Although it will only ever be used once a year to clean gutters/roof, the door is a fun conversation starter and aesthetically pleasing feature of the 3rd floor.

Wood beams span the width of the upstairs above the stairs where both the office nook and reading corner lie. This space is small and inspirational; a required thoroughfare to access the 3rd and only bedroom upstairs. Ceiling height will accommodate your 6’+ friends, old ceiling tile in mint condition will impress Old House Lover’s and large bedroom with canned lighting is prime for comfort day and night.



Downtown Orting – City Living you’ve been planning for 🏡

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