Renovating Hilltop of Tacoma & What is lath and plaster?

Master bedroom closet

Master bathroom


1918 Craftsman.

Over 30 stairs to get to your front door, but the mountains and territorial views of Tacoma are so worth it.

Back of the home. Notice the new construction home just 2 doors down.

Separate entrance to the 1000sf basement

A few extra bricks to make a custom walk way to welcome you home.

One car garage with storage space

This old charmer is already coming back to life.


If this isn’t a fixer upper, I don’t know what is!  Actually there are huge benefits to the plaster being completely removed from this 1918 Craftsman home. It allowed the now home-owners to LITERALLY see in the walls, and have few unforeseen expenses. They skip some of the demo cost of renovating a craftsman home and it is far less messy without all of the heavy plaster that has to be disposed. Two extremely ambitious sisters from Hawaii are undertaking this large renovation project in the Hilltop of Tacoma. The preliminary work that was complete and the location of this beautiful old home, will allow them to make a sizable profit.


Here are some great resources and local eateries and restaurants that I’d encourage you to explore when in Hilltop. Keep in mind you are located just above Downtown Tacoma; the business district of Tacoma. I included only business that are centrally located in Hilltop. There are many more that are located just outside of the community.

PARKS: Ferry Park – Tacoma’s very 1st park, located on 14th and Cushman, Just over half of an Acre, this park is a great destination park.  McCarver Park – Between 2007 – 2010, received a complete renovation, perfect for kids to run and play

COFFEE SHOP: Red Elm Cafe – A newly opened business, Red Elm serves coffee and a killer breakfast

PHO:: Pho King – Best Pho in town!

DIVE BAR: The Eleven Eleven Bar – Fantastic Sandwiches

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Hilltop Neighborhood of Tacoma, Call/text Realtor – Jenny Wetzel – (253) 381-9788

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Tacoma Realtor - Jenny Wetzel

Jenny Wetzel

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