Lifestyle & Location | 5711 N 45th Street Tacoma, WA 98407

Pride of ownership is immediately evident in this 1912 Craftsman home, where sophisticated living meets unparalleled convenience. Only a mile from major attractions like Point Defiance & Point Ruston, this location is ideal for those who value lifestyle & accessibility. Just blocks from high-quality local food, coffee shops, & vibrant community activities. Inside, high ceilings & abundant natural light accentuate a spacious, functional kitchen & cozy fireplace in the living room. Upstairs, fully modernized bath w/ deep soaking tub + 2 sizable bdrms & 3rd bdrm on lower level. Lush garden offers visual & culinary delights year-round. Large deck is perfect for social gatherings + oversized lot gives way for ADU/garage. You have it all, here.

5711 N 45th Street Tacoma, WA 98407

Home for Sale $525,000. MLS #2237228


  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1.5 Baths

  • 1,581 SF (1,329 Finished. 252 Unfinished)

  • Built in 1925. Effective Year Built 1970

  • 6,250 Square Foot Lot

  • Full Sprinkler system (front, back + garden beds)

1st Impressions & The Grounds 🌳

Viewing the 4th of July firework show on the back deck has, without question, been an annual highlight for the Toney’s. But the daily delights of their thoughtfully procured rose, perennial and edible garden, have added to a lifestyle of leisure and enjoyment that goes well beyond the excitement of a single activity. What they’ve created here at 5711 N 45th Street Tacoma is a home and property that will delight your every sense throughout the year. Let’s take a look around.

The Toney’s purchased this 1912 Craftsman Home in Spring of 2017. They’ve been incredible stewards of the home and land. One of the most notable (and pricey!) upgrades outside was the installation of the sprinkler system. Having an automated watering system is undoubtedly the reason all segments of their garden have flourished. You’ll see in the photo below, the Rose Garden. Something Matt has thoroughly enjoyed nurturing the past 7 years. In the summer, clip and create a bouquet for yourself or partner. There is something so special about enjoying things that have come from the fruits of your labor and land. 🌹

Fully Fenced Backyard

Oversized deck, beautifully manicured yard, mature trees and newer extra tall cedar fence provide a private haven to be enjoyed year round. During the summer months the neighbors Plumb tree has a bountiful crop as does the Rainier Cherry tree on the property. Rhubarb, wild ginger, sage, thyme, rosemary and ornamental onion are all grown in the garden. Great sun and shade exposure; you get the best of both worlds here.

The spacious lot size and alley access give way to a future garage and/or Detached Dwelling Unit. The City of Tacoma’s new Home In Tacoma Program, allows homeowners to build an additional dwelling so long as it complies with local and state guidelines. For the time being, this home provides immediate comfortable living quarters, so pack your bags and move right in – you don’t have to do a thing! Home and Sewer scope conducted by the Owners is available upon request! 



Main Floor Living, Dining & Kitchen

Upon entering the home, there is a notable warmth. Not in temperature (thank you beautiful Maple Tree for the shade!) but in comfort and ease. 10 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and highly functional and spacious kitchen. The square footage on all 3 floors is optimized with a wonderful layout. The flow is well suited for day-to-day functions of work-from-home and accommodates guests well.

In the kitchen, the Toney’s replaced the refrigerator in 2021, stove in 2020 and sink/fawcett just a few months ago. The powder room attached to the kitchen and adjacent to the back door makes hosting in and outdoor very fluid.

Finished Basement & 1 of 3 Bedrooms

I love about the styling of each space. The Toney’s have created fluidity and multi purpose in every single room. Downstairs isn’t being used as a bedroom currently, rather a media room and home office. But it is notable that they have comfortably fit both a couch and medium sized desk into the space without overcrowding.

Brand new carpet with plush pad, you’ll love how cozy this space feels.

Unfinished Basement, laundry and Hobby Center?!

This is not your typical unfinished basement! In fact, it’s quit nice with the lighting and work bench. The ceiling height is plenty high if you’d like to finish this space. Ceiling insulation and professional polish of the cement floors would do the trick. But while you are down here in the basement, take a look at some of the electrical and plumbing. The majority of it has been modernized. This is also shown in more detail in the inspection report that the seller will provide upon request.

The foundation has been seismically reinforced! Check that off your list and tell your home insurance provider to potentially obtain a cheaper homeowner insurance rate! 🙌

Rest & Relaxation – 2 Upstairs Bedrooms

The second floor is beautifully styled and updated. Wide plank Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) floors throughout the hall and bedrooms, new lights fixtures, fans, highly optimized closet space and full renovated bathroom with period specific design details and intricate tile inlay. All windows and trim were fully replaced. Efficiency, quality and detail underpin the sellers selection of all upgrades. The space flows beautifully.

The tub in the bathroom is a deep soaking tub with a thermostatic regulator valve. When the Sellers renovated this bathroom they took it down to the studs. No detail was missed from design to tile selection to cabinet/sink placement, everything is perfectly placed.

FLOOR PLAN & UTILITY SPENDING – 5711 N 45th Street Tacoma, WA 98407


Notice on the utility information that the pay period is every 2 months. The Sellers have always left their home at a comfortable temperature throughout the day and do not use efficiency settings offered by their NEST Thermostat. If, however, the new occupants optimized the heating throughout the day, there would likely be cost savings.

Have the Home & Location

As our cities population increases, public transportation expands and awareness of how precious our time is, we value the proximity of our homes to daily necessities more and more. In fact, the number one selling feature (even for a well kept Craftsman Home, like we have here!) is the location and proximity to local amenities.

5711 N 45th Street in Tacoma is located one block from the the Central Co-Op. Less than one block from Vie Athletics (Gym for woman) and half a mile to The Delightful Neighborhood Market. Alex and Matt frequently walked to the Neighborhood Market for fresh coffee and daily delights. This is something they will miss most about their home. Neighboring businesses not only brought daily delectable and a good coffee buzz, but also friends and community. The Neighborhood Market has become an essential piece of the neighborhood fabric here in this North Tacoma Community.

Learn more about this neighborhood in North Tacoma here. And reach out directly to me (Jenny Wetzel) with further questions.

Jenny Wetzel has a decade of experience in representing Home Sellers and Buyers. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.


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