SOLD! Prime Lot in Point Defiance Neighborhood

The current owner combined two lots into one where this darling Cape Cod Home now rests. Your time, energy and investment are well spent here; build a second home or rehab this time capsule. Should you choose the preservation route, be sure to maintain the fun 1940’s features including the tongue and groove pine paneling, hand crafted built-ins and hardwood floors. Mature trees and greenery offer seclusion, while only being a stone’s throw away from Pt. Defiance, Dune Park, Point Ruston, the waterfront, and many local businesses. Don’t miss your chance to buy this prime lot (maybe two?) in one of Tacoma’s favorite neighborhoods!

5304 N Defiance Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 

Listed for $375,000 – SOLD for $437,000 in December 2020.



  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2,290 Square Feet
  • 10,803 Square Foot Lot
  • Built in 1941

An investor’s dream: a traditional 1941 Cape Cod style home in the Point Defiance community of North Tacoma. Many original features of the home remain untouched, including the yellow oak hardwood floors, custom built-ins and hardware. Double the typical lot size plus you’re only minutes away from Point Defiance, Ruston Way, HWY-16, and all of North Tacoma’s amenities. Bring your own design and style and make this diamond in the rough shine.


What is most impressive about this property is the lot itself; situated on an almost 11,000 square foot lot, which was once two lots, now combined as one (with a partial water view)! The lot size is large enough to build two potential dwellings. However, the options are endless for an investor or someone dreaming of a classic Cape Cod fixer-upper. If you are looking for a large lot in one of North Tacoma’s most popular neighborhoods, look no further. Level terrain, partial views of the water plus easy access to the freeway, shopping and dining.

If you are waiting for a fixer-upper: this is it. Beautiful original oak hardwood floors greet you as you step inside. Custom built-ins (made by the previous owner) in the living room and dining room are as charming as they are functional. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the custom window seat as you watch the sunlight pour through the large windows in the living room.     

Through the living room towards the left side of the home is the quaint, formal dining room that leads you into the kitchen. Off the back of the kitchen to the left is the and side entrance to the home- a great space to convert into a mudroom. To the right, two bedrooms and the bathroom plus the stairwell to the second level and the daylight basement.


Upstairs you will find polished oak hardwood floors and more custom built-ins! Light and bright with plenty of space for storage. All of the special nooks and alcoves throughout the upstairs add character and charm to the home.

The basement is a walk-out basement and features a separate entrance. Use this space into a bonus room or convert the lower level to a rental unit- the potential is limitless with this property! More built-ins and to the left of the stairs is the spacious laundry area.

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