Live the Life of Luxury on the Lake at American Lake!

12746 Gravelly Lake Dr Sw, Lakewood WA

The Essentials:

4,214 Sq. Ft. 

.67 Lakefront Lot 

50′ No Bank Waterfront with Full Western Exposure!

4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms

Built By Street of Dreams Builder Legacy Homes

Dock Includes Water and Electric

Offered for $1,750,000

Click here to view the listing

For the first time ever on the market we welcome you to this prestigious 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath home built by the Street of Dreams custom builder, Legacy Homes! This paradise of a property is ideally situated on a beautifully manicured .670 acre lot next to the Tacoma Country and Golf Club on American Lake in Lakewood . If waterfront living in the South Sound is what your heart desires it doesn’t get any better than this!

From the moment you enter the majestic tree-lined gated entrance you’ll know you’re somewhere special!

Take your time and enjoy the scenery as you drive up the long winding driveway on this estate like setting that will take your breath away.

There is plenty of space for multiple guests and a handsome 2 car garage with carport

Enter through a stunning etched glass door and enjoy rich hardwoods and the views of the lake from the main floor.

Cozy up by the tastefully appointed fireplace and enjoy the full western exposure views with remarkable waterfront sunsets. It is interesting to note that this property enjoys a rare privacy as well as waterfront appeal combined! You’ll be surrounded by acreage on all sides with 1,100 acres of American Lake right in front of you!

The peaceful and inspired sunset canvas you’ll be enjoying living here is the inspiration for your dreams and just what the soul needs…

Pass into the dining area on your way to the kitchen and picture the gatherings of friends and family as you enjoy a meal together. Watch the boaters, water skiers, kayakers and fisher people enjoying the great outdoors. After your meal, grab the sunscreen and get out there and enjoy the great outdoors with them!

The chef won’t miss a moment of the action with the view while cooking up something special. Top of the line amenities like slab granite in this lovely kitchen will not disappoint!

Enjoy stainless appliances and a Viking Professional gas cook top stove nestled into these beautifully rich cabinets and built ins.

Just past the kitchen is the utility room complete with ample cabinetry and tile counters with a mud sink.

 

Even when the Pacific Northwest weather does not cooperate you can fire up the barbecue and dine alfresco off the covered deck and take in the fresh air.

Continue around the main floor and find a den/office as well as a half bath

Continue on the main floor to one of two bedrooms that enjoys hardwood floors and a door that leads to a deck

The full bath on the main floor

The second bedroom on the main floor

Head upstairs to the private oasis, The Master Suite. Imagine waking each day to the incredible view of American Lake.

Create your own mood at night with a gas fireplace in the Master. Upgrades to this home also feature two furnaces plus a heat pump with A/C for the days when it gets a bit warm outside. It is also important to note that the Master Suite features a Mini Split so that you can control the heat and cooling with ease.

Start your day on the private deck just through these doors and relax, meditate with a cup of coffee in this tranquil setting!

Your view from the Master Suite deck will make you feel like you’re always on a stay-cation!

Head into the well appointed Master Bath complete with hardwood flooring, a jetted tub and dual vanity sinks. After a long day grab a glass of liquid relaxation and let the jets work their magic 🙂

The Master Bath also features a tall standing walk in shower adorned in tile, a private toilet room and a large walk in closet

Make your way down to the lower level of this gorgeous custom home and find much more. This spacious family room has french doors that lead you conveniently outside to the waterfront.

The lower level also features this incredible bonus space currently used as an exercise room.

Continue where you’ll find a large bedroom that enjoys the spectacular views as well.

Why not start the day with a warm morning swim in the lake? You’re just a few steps away…

If you love entertaining just imagine the parties to be thrown here! But if you’re not in the mood for entertaining at home the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, which has a longstanding reputation as one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the nation, it is the perfect place to celebrate special events. They can easily accommodate 200 guests. You will enjoy an 18 hole pristine gold course, fine dining in their grill, lounge, tennis, a fitness center and a swimming pool . If you are looking for another course to play the Oakbrook Golf Club opened their doors to the public in 2012. 

Fishing is a popular activity at American Lake, with cutthroat trout, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, rock bass, smallmouth bass, Sockeye salmon (kokanee) and yellow perch the most sought-after game fish. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly monitors the health of the fishery and stocks favored species regularly. Its a magnificent view from a fishing pole!

The thoughtful layout of this lot maximizes the views while minimizing property taxes.

Conveniently located in Lakewood, which is nestled between Tacoma and Olympia, you can fulfill all your shopping needs at Lakewood Towne Center. Don’t miss some of the historic landmarks in the area. Take a tour of the stunning Lakewood Gardens or visit Thornewood Castle, which you can also view from the lake while boating! Feel like a fun night out? Try the Lake City Pub, a Gastropub/Sports Bar that features a full menu, local craft brews. Get your game on with pulltabs, pool, shuffleboard and darts. 

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Posted on January 10, 2020 at 11:51 am
Michael Robinson | Posted in Custom Homes, Homes with a View, Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Luxury Homes, New Listing, Pierce County Homes For Sale | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Golf Course Living with a 3 Bed/ 2 Bath Rambler on the 15th Fairway in Oakbrook!

 8001 Onyx Dr. SW, Lakewood WA 98498

The Essentials:

2,092 Sq. Ft.

9,512 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

2 Car Attached Garage

Right on the 15th Fairway!

Click here to view the listing

If you’ve dreamed of living on the golf course look no further! This turn-key rambler is located on the 15th Fairway of the Oakbrook Golf Club, one of Washington’s finest golf facilities that is accessible for those with all skill levels. The 18 hole, 6,700+ yard championship course is suited for competitive players, recreational golfers, or an experienced veteran and is just outside the patio door! If you love the outdoors, there’s much more to offer in this area of Lakewood WA as well!

Enjoy easy, one level living in this superbly maintained home with a new composition roof (installed in 2019), a new furnace and A/C unit installed in 2018, a repainted exterior in 2017, and a new hot water tank in 2015! Pass into the living room that has an efficient gas fireplace for the chilly months to keep you warm and cozy.

The living area leads into the kitchen

 

Note the built in cabinetry to the right convenient for storing away neatly your extra things and it comes with shelving to display knickknacks or picture frames. You can place a dining table here for informal meals and there is a breakfast bar as well to enjoy a light snack.

Step into the kitchen on laminate hardwood flooring that extends from the eating area.

This beautiful kitchen has received an upgrade with newer cabinets and granite tile tops! Enjoy all stainless appliances such as a 4 gas burner stove, a built in microwave, a dishwasher and a side by side refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker in the door.  Watch a little live golf action from the kitchen window making doing the dishes a lot more entertaining!

Pass into the dining room that blends in with the family room and enjoy a ton of windows facing the 15th fairway. This slider leads to the patio where you can step easily in and out if you’re barbecuing or entertaining guests.

The family room is light and bright with vaulted ceilings and windows galore that can be opened from the bottom to let a fresh breeze filter through.

Continue through to find the main bath complete with over-sized tile counters and a beautiful decor wash basin. The mirrors are huge and you can place a boudoir chair here for fine tuning the makeup and hair for the day!

Step into the Master Suite that overlooks the golf course and enjoy a sliding glass door that leads to a separate patio where you can relax with a morning cup of joe and watch the action unfold.

The private Master Bath will not disappoint with solid surface counters and tile floors. It has recently received an upgrade with a lovely jetted tub, too.

Need to relax and unwind? Grab a glass of liquid relaxation and give yourself a little spa time in the jetted tub!

Then head down to one of two additional large bedrooms complete with ceiling fan. There are ceiling fans in many rooms of this delightful home!

Make your way to the third bedroom

And finally your tour of the interior leads you to the separate utility room

Now let’s head outside…

Your back patio is right next to the fairway on this lovely, well-maintained Oakbrook Golf Course!

Set up the patio table and chairs and cook outdoors, watch the birds (or should I say “Birdies”?) and enjoy cozy peaceful living!

Life will always be peaceful and relaxing with your view of lush greens and ample oak trees as your canvas! Grab the golf clubs and get outdoors or just take a leisurely stroll

  

This home is perfectly situated next to the 15th fairway as you can see! This isn’t just your average golf course, in fact it is far from it! Ryan Moore, PGA Tour professional and Tacoma native, brings his knowledge of championship golf to Oakbrook Golf Club through Ryan Moore Golf ownership, to continually improve the golf course and elevate the overall guest experience. Through Ryan’s ties to the local community, Oakbrook Golf Club is dedicated to increasing the demand for quality golf in the area. Feel like dining out? Enjoy a modern atmosphere and great Northwest cuisine at the Oakhouse Restaurant & Bar with a backdrop of the 18th hole! If golf isn’t your thing that’s ok, too! Just minutes away you’ll find the amazing Fort Steilacoom Park with features that include an expansive trail system, baseball, softball and soccer fields, a state-of-the-art playground, permanent orienteering course, a radio controlled aircraft area for hobbyistsoff-leash dog park, two picnic shelters and year-round restrooms. They even have a dedicated 5k route through trails and walkers can follow the Discovery Trail markers around a nearly 1-mile long paved Waughop Lake Trail loop that surrounds a lake. Lakewood is an amazing place to live if you love the outdoors!

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Posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:36 pm
Michael Robinson | Posted in Homes with a View, Lakewood, Listing Blogs, New Listing, Pierce County Homes For Sale, Puget Sound, steilacoom | Tagged , , , , ,

Live the American Dream on American Lake!

There’s nothing more all American than American Lake, located in beautiful Lakewood, WA!

 With the Majestic Mount Rainier as a backdrop, American Lake is rich with history and has become a popular day destination for boating, fishing, swimming and picnics in the park. Some believe it got it’s name from American Settlers (although technically it belonged to the British first) and the name eventually stuck.

 

Fishing is a popular activity at American Lake, with cutthroat trout, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, rock bass, smallmouth bass, Sockeye salmon (kokanee) and yellow perch the most sought-after game fish. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly monitors the health of the fishery and stocks favored species regularly. Its a magnificent view from a fishing pole!

Photo Courtesy Legendsofamerica.com

Photo Courtesy Legendsofamerica.com

The Grand Thornewood Castle, otherwise known as “The House That Love Built” sits on nearly 4 acres on American Lake and it’s history goes back over 500 years. Mr. Chester Thorne, one of the Founders of the Port of Tacoma, had a manor he purchased in England dismantled brick by brick, shipped from England and reconstructed on American Lake for his bride, Anna. It is the only castle on the west coast and a popular wedding destination as you can imagine!

           

American Lake Park is a popular 5-acre park is located on the north shore of American Lake. It offers a seasonal restroom, picnic shelter, picnic tables, a swimming beach, playground and a public boat launch. The park also features year round restroom facilities and a roped off space for swimming safely with friends and  family to cool off on those hot summer days!

Original clubhouse circa 1899 Courtesy nwhickoryplayers.org

American Lake is also home to the private Tacoma Country and Golf Club with water frontage for water skiing, a beach house, an Olympic pool, hot tub and tennis courts, besides the nationally known 18 hole, Par 72 Championship golf course. Created in 1894 by Scottish immigrant Alexander Baillie, it is the oldest continuously operating golf club in the west.

Photo courtesy Golf Course Gurus

Within the Tacoma Country and Golf Club there are many pristine Lakefront homes, some of which are used as vacation homes. Currently listed is an elegant French Country Lakefront home which has been exquisitely maintained since it was constructed in 1994. No details were spared in this home.

96 Country Club Circle SW, Lakewood 

Sitting on 81 feet of landscaped lake shore with a 400 sq. ft. dock this home is ready for summer fun!

Currently offered for $1,595,000

Click here to schedule your private tour 

 

 


Posted on June 19, 2017 at 9:13 am
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs |

3 Bedroom Rambler in Lakewood!

9018 Wildwood Ave SW, Lakewood

 The Essentials:

1,693 Sq. Ft.

10,440 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom

Attached Garage and Carport

Offered for $245,000

Click here to view the listing

As you enter this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,693 sq. ft. home in Lakewood you are welcomed by parquet floors

and a wood burning fireplace. Continue from the living room into the dining room and kitchen.

There is ample storage in the kitchen and the slider leads to the enclosed patio area.

Bring your imagination and tool belt, there is plenty of sweat-equity in this home!

There is also a spacious family room with a gas stove.

Beyond the enclosed patio is the backyard where you will find ample extra storage!

There is also an expansive lawn waiting for your green thumb!

Nestled in Lakewood just minutes from American Lake and American Lake Park where

you can launch your boat at the public boat launch, swim, or enjoy the playground while you picnic.

A bit further away, but worth the drive, is Fort Steilacoom Park which offers a plethora of outdoor activity

options. Head to Lakewood Towne Center to catch a movie at the AMC Lowes Theater or dine out at one of the

many restaurants in the area. You can also head west and enjoy the quaint waterfront city of Steilacoom where you can watch

the ferries come and go to Anderson and Ketron Islands and enjoy stunning sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.

Conveniently located near I-5 making a commute to Tacoma or Olympia a breeze and less than 10 minutes from Joint Base Lewis- McCord!

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Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Immaculate 3 Bedroom Home with American Lake Easement and Shared Dock!

8918 Frances Folsom St SW, Lakewood

The Essentials:

4,924 Sq. Ft. 

14,750 Sq. Ft. Lot 

3 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms 

Easement to American Lake

Shared Dock with 3 other homeowners 

Click here to view the listing

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Immaculate Lakewood home. 4,924 sq. ft. 3 bedroom home with an easement to American Lake. Sitting proudly on a landscaped 14,750 sq. ft. lot this home has been fully updated and carefully maintained. After you pass through the foyer you are greeted by the living room. Gleaming hardwood floors are underfoot and the gas fireplace will keep you cozy. 

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Continue into the kitchen and you will not be disappointed. Beautiful two tone cabinets and slab granite countertops as well as stainless steel appliances await. Grocery shopping is easy with Lakewood Towne Center a quick 10 minute drive away.

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The dining room easily accommodates a large table for gatherings! This could also be used as a family room off the kitchen. 

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The sunny breakfast nook leads to the amazing outdoor room. 

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Step down to the patio and you'll feel as though you're living at a resort! The impressive floor to ceiling fireplace is perfect for gathering around on cool summer evenings. Roast hot dogs and s'mores for a late night snack. Enjoy dining al fresco no matter the weather and gaze up through the skylights at the stars! Mature landscaping provides privacy for the backyard. American Lake Park is less than a 1/2 mile away with 5 acres to stretch your legs, a playground for the little ones, and a public boat launch, making it ultra convenient to launch your boat when it is not moored at the shared dock! 

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From here follow the easement down to American Lake for endless hours of fun! The dock is shared with 3 other homeowners. Pick up some coffee and sandwiches from Lake City Perk Cafe and enjoy a carefree day on the lake! 

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Swimming, sun bathing, fishing, boating and kayaking are all steps away from home! Gaze across the lake at the stunning grounds of Thornewood Castle

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Back inside you'll find a luxurious and spacious master suite. Handsome gas fireplace and built in cabinets and bookcases. Escape upstairs to curl up with a book. 

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The attached master bathroom has dual vanities and a large jetted tub.

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Separate commode and walk in shower provide privacy. 

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There are two additional bedrooms and another full bathroom upstairs as well as the laundry room. 

Head downstairs and you'll find plenty of space for fun when the weather isn't cooperating! Large family room for hours of movie marathons! 

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Game room with a wet bar and lots of additional storage! 

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There is also a spacious office that could be a craft room, home gym, artistic retreat, or …? ​Three quarter bathroom on the lower level as well. 

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The beautiful landscaping is easy to maintain with a sprinkler system and the handsome fence and mature landscaping provide privacy. 

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Posted on August 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , ,

Two Duplexes Close to JBLM for Sale!

 

14521 – 14523

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 14607 – 14609 

W Thorne Lane, Lakewood 

The Essentials: 

Two Duplexes 

Each Unit is: 

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom

432 Sq. Ft.

1 Attached Carport

Large Level Lots

Garden Space for Tenants

Offered for $289,000

Click here to view the listing

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Just over a 1/2 mile from Harry Todd Park and next to Youth for Christ's Tillicum's Youth and Family Ministry sit two duplexes that each have one bedroom, one bathroom units with attached carports. One vacant unit is availble for showings and is pictured below. Rents currently appear to be under market with 2 at $475 and 2 at $575. 

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Clean and tidy living / dining room with laminate flooring and an efficient kitchen.  Natural light from the large front window. 

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There are two doors into the unit allowing ample airflow during the summer months. 

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A view of the bedroom with attached full bathroom.

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Another exterior view of one of the duplexes. Each has a dedicated carport.

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There is also a substantial garden area for tenants to use on the Southern lot. 

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Tenants can own food in the raised beds! 

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Local ammenties include Lakewood Towne Center, which is about 15 mintues away by car and offers a mix of 40 stores including retail, resturants, entertainment, and services. It's a quick 10 mintue drive to the Logistics Gate at Joint Fort Lewis McChord. Tenants can enjoy picnicing and swimming at Harry Todd Park, it encompasses 17 acres. 

 

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Posted on June 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , ,

Elegant Tacoma Country and Golf Club Lakefront Home!

96 Country Club Circle Sw, Lakewood 

The Essentials:

5,861 Sq. Ft. 

.840 Acre Waterfront Lot 

81 Feet of Lakeshore

3 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms

Steel Frame Construction

400 Sq. Ft. Dock

2 Car Garage and 1 Car Garage

Offered for $1,595,000

Click here to view the listing

Live the life of luxury at this stunning French Country inspired 5,861 sq. ft. home sitting on a fully landscaped and irrigated .840 acre lot in the Tacoma Country and Golf Club on American Lake. This private gated community provides unsurpassed security and amenities in Lakewood.

As you enter through the formal courtyard you are greeted by exquisite landscaping and powder coated (for ease of maintenance) cast iron railings and gate. Continue into the home where unobstructed views of American Lake await.

With a 400 Sq. Ft. dock, 81 feet of lakeshore, with room for 2 boats (and plenty of fish hiding beneath) the impressive outdoor entertaining area will surely become one of your favorite amenities this impressive home provides including an in-ground 1,000 gallon (8 person) spa.

As you meander around the manicured grounds and huge custom stamped concrete patio you’ll find the outdoor kitchen, perfect for your 4th of July BBQ, as well as a natural gas fire pit to keep you warm during sunset. The current owners have comfortably entertained parties upwards of 80 people on the patio and lakeside yard. 

 

You will not be disappointed at the attention to detail inside the home either. Steel framing provides long term structural durability and safety. Rest assured no details have been missed in this home. As you pass through the foyer notice the extensive use of hardwood flooring and marble throughout. The formal living room is a grand space with 12′ ceilings, crown molding, dual brass chandeliers, gold-plated and wall sconces, a custom built over-sized marble fireplace, as well as breathtaking views of American Lake.

The kitchen is outfitted with more built in appliances than you can imagine such as the wok burner, built-in deep fryer, with easy drain system, indoor barbecue grill, gas heated griddle, gas salamander, dual Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwashers (1 in the butler’s pantry), Viking trash compactor, Thermador warming drawer, Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, custom stainless steel range hood that is 14′ long and built to restaurant specifications, as well as a commercial 6-burner cooking range. 

The cabinets are custom designed Cherry wood with slab granite countertops. Marble floors underfoot. 

The fully outfitted butler’s pantry makes catered parties a breeze. 

One of the three dining spaces within the home. 

Continue upstairs to the grand master suite. The private deck overlooks the lake and the glass two sided fireplace looks into the office.

The generous spa like master bathroom is steeped in luxury. 

The lower levels is home to two additional bedrooms, each with their own bathroom with marble flooring, a home gym, and the rec room which is shown below. When the weather isn’t cooperating there are plenty of options for indoor entertaining! 

Step out onto the custom stamped concrete patio from the lower level and make your way down to the dock. 

Look back at the perfectly manicured lawn from the dock, and imagine the parties to be thrown. If you’re not in the mood for entertaining at home the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, which has a longstanding reputation as one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the nation, it is the perfect place to celebrate special events. They can easily accommodate 200 guests. As a member you will enjoy fine dining in their grill, lounge, or poolside. They have a resident Pro, Greg Smith, to help you hone your skills for a tennis match. They also offer outstanding Junior Programs for golf and tennis as well as swimming lessons and a swim team. If you are looking for another course to play the Oakbrook Golf Club opened their doors to the public in 2012. 

Conveniently located in Lakewood, which is nestled between Tacoma and Olympia, you can fulfill all your shopping needs at Lakewood Towne Center. Don’t miss some of the historic landmarks in the area. Take a tour of the stunning Lakewood Gardens or visit Thornewood Castle, which you can also view from the lake while boating! If you’re traveling the Sea-Tac Airport is 42 mintues away, and it’s a quick 24 minute drive to the Tacoma Narrows Airport

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Posted on June 24, 2016 at 9:25 am
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Lakefront Mid Century Modern Home on 1.5 Acres

44 Country Club Drive SW, Lakewood 

The Essentials: 

3,596 Sq. Ft. 

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms 

1.5 Acre Lot 

255 Ft. of American Lake Frontage 

Dock and Former Seaplane Platform 

Offered for $1,725,000

Click here  to view the listing

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Sitting proudly on what is arguably, one of the finest lots in the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, this stunning 3,596 sq. ft. Mid Century Modern home was designed by Marshall W. Perrow, a Tacoma architect who designed Geiger Elementary School, Reed Elementary, and Baker Jr. High School, as well as Johnny's Dock Restaurant. The lakefront home was built  in 1951 for Tom Carstens, the well known owner of Autohaus who brought Porsche and Audi to Tacoma. With 255 ft of American Lake frontage you will not be disappointed by the backyard view! 

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As you step into the one owner home you are greeted by a wall of windows, and handsome stone floors. 

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The multilevel home has a unique layout with stunning lake views from the living room. 

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Step out onto the flagstone patio and soak in the breathtaking views. This is lakefront living at it's finest! The dock and former seaplane platform are in place for swimming and fishing! 

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The original kitchen is intact with modern cabinets, and a lovely lake view from the built in breakfast nook. Imagine sipping a steaming cup of coffee from this cozy spot as you start the day. 

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If you're taking the night off as chef head over to the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, where as members you can enjoy all that club life has to offer. Fine dining is available at the grill, in the lounge, or poolside! Enjoy a game of tennis, you can take lessons from their Pro, Greg Smith, and they have well known Junior Programs for golf, tennis, and a swim team as well as lessons! There are plenty of social activities at the club such as weekday afternoon card games, bi-monthly wine tasting, and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter buffets, allowing you to enjoy the holidays without having to cook or clean! These celebrations are steeped in history and you can see Tom Carstens at the Halloween barn dance in 1937 here

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There are four spacious bedrooms, one of which is the large master suite with an attached full bathroom. Walls of windows look out over the manicured grounds to American Lake.

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The generous master bathroom with built in cabinetry. 

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The original owner, Tom Carstens, was a well know automobile man. His #14 Allard Js ruled West Coast Racing from 1951-52. You can see the driver, Bill Pollack, in action in the video below. 

In addition to the attached 2 car garage, there is a showroom like detached garage will house 4+ cars and with an additional attached room with a full bathroom! This is not your typical 'man-cave'! This is the perfect spot for guests, multi-generational living, adult children, live in staff, home office, media room… imagine the possibilities! 

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Living in Lakewood is an easy choice. You're only 42 minutes to the Sea-Tac Airport, and 24 minutes to the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Fulfill your shopping needs at Lakewood Towne Center,  where you'll find 40 stores of retail, restaurants, services, and entertainment, it's a quick 10 minute drive there. Lakewood Gardens is a 10 acre private garden that is open to visitors and can be reserved for private events, such as weddings. Stop by Thornewood Castle, the only private castle on the west coast, which is available for weddings, private events, or overnight stays at the Bed and Breakfast. This is the perfect spot for out of town visitors as it is steeped in history and is only  a mile away! 

 

Ready to make this unique, one owner lakefront home yours? 

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Posted on June 6, 2016 at 11:47 am
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Three Bedroom Rambler Blocks from Lake Steilacoom!

8204 South Way SW, Lakewood 

The Essentials: 

1,364 Sq. Ft. 

7,227 Sq. Ft. Lot 

3 Bedrooms / 1.75 Bathrooms 

Fully Fenced and Landscaped Yard 

Outbuilding with Skylight, Power, and Heat 

Offered for $219,000

Click here to view the listing

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Nestled in Lakewood this turn key 3 bedroom / 1.75 bathroom rambler sits on a fully landscaped, private lot. Just blocks from Steilacoom Lake and about a mile from Fort Steilacoom Park there is a plethora of outdoor options to enjoy within your neighborhood! Drop a fishing line off the Interlaaken Dr bridge and perhaps you'll enjoy a fresh catch of stoked Rainbow Trout to bring home for dinner! Or drop your boat at the Edgewater Park boat launch and take a cruise around the lake.

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Enter into the foyer with easy to clean tile floors. Continue into the light and bright living room with a cozy wood burning fireplace that will keep you warm all year. The high efficiency gas furnace, vinyl windows, and complete weatherization package that the current owner invested in will provide efficient low cost utlity bills! 

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Around the corner is the dining room with a second wood burning fireplace. Enjoy tranquil views of the landscaped backyard while dining or step outside through the glass slider and dine alfresco.

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Continue into the fully renovated kitchen. Crisp white shaker cabinets and an efficient layout greet you. 

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If you're taking the night off as chef there is a plethora of options available for dining out! Head over the Interlaaken Dr bridge across Steilacoom Lake and  you'll find all that Lakewood Town Center has to offer! Catch a movie at AMC Lowes Theater or grab a burger and brew at the always popular Ram Resturant and Brewery. Visit the Lakewood Farmers Market Tuesdays beginning June 7th through September 13th from 10 am to 3 pm for fresh food, organic produce, crafts, and live entertainment.

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Just beyond the kitchen you'll find the laundry room and an updated 3/4 bathroom. Perfect for cleaning up after working in the yard as the garage is straight ahead. No need to track dirt inside from your garden shoes. 

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There is also an updated full bathroom that services the three spacious bedrooms.

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Step outside and you'll find yourself in a gardener's paradise. Enter through the pergola and leave your worries behind.

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Mature plants with colors for every season await. The large patio is ideal for reading a book and enjoying a steaming hot beverage or sharing conversation with friends. 

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In the corner of the yard is an outbuilding that has a skylight, power, and heat. This could be a splendid potting shed, office, studio, artistic retreat, or…? The possibilities are endless! 

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Head West on Steilacoom Blvd SW and you'll soon find yourself in the charming waterfront city of Steilacoom. Play in the Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach Park then grab a bite to eat at Steilacoom Pub and Grill while you watch the ferries come and go from Anderson and Ketron Islands. Play a casual round at Fort Steilacoom Golf Course or play like the pros at Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open. You can also soak up the Olympic Mountain and Puget Sound views from the walking trails.

 

Ready to make this turn key home yours?

 

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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports, steilacoom | Tagged , , , , ,

Private Northwest Contemporary Home with an Inground Pool

 

6520 77th St W, Lakewood 

The Essentials: 

2,624 Sq. Ft. 

1.02 Acre Lot 

4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms

Attached 2 Car Garage + Portecochere

Inground Pool + Spa 

Offered for $450,000

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As you pass through the flagstone entry of this NW Contemporary home you are greeted by gleaming Cumaru, Brazilian teak, hardwood floors, a floor to ceiling stone wood burning fireplace, cedar wrapped walls, and floor to ceiling windows and glass sliders leading to the pool deck. This intimate space is the perfect mixture of indoor / outdoor entertaining. 

Step out onto the aggregate pool deck and relish in the privacy the 1.02 acre lot provides. There is endless fun to be had playing in the inground pool, or take a dip in the spa to unwind. The wooded lot makes you feel as though you are miles from town, even though it's a 7 minute drive to Lakewood Town Center which offers a mix of 40 stores of retail, restaurants, services, and entertainment. 

As you draw yourself away from the allure of the sparkling pool you'll find the fully renovated kitchen with new elegant dark wood cabinets topped with quartz counters. The handsome brick accent wall neatly tucks the exhaust fan away, and provides accent lighting above the range/oven. Stainless steel appliances are included with the home! 

Stylish stainless steel under mount sink overlooks the pool making it easy to keep an eye on the outdoor activities while preparing meals. 

The kitchen flows effortlessly into the dining room with a built in buffet that overlooks the entry. 

This is the ideal entertaining space with a painted brick wood burning fireplace opposite the brick accent wall tying the rooms together. There is ample space for large gatherings both inside and out. 

Just past the kitchen there is a convenient 1/2 bathroom (not pictured) that has been renovated as well as laundry room with extra storage. 

The private master suite overlooks the pool, open the glass slider and go for a swim just steps from the bedroom! 

The master bathroom has been stunningly remodeled. Dual vanities with coordinating quartz counters, tile floors, and a contemporary tile shower with a rainfall shower head. 

Exterior view of the deck off the master suite. Place some large planters with tall grasses for additional privacy. You can expect regular visits from deer, porcupines, and owls, you are enveloped in nature. 

Step down from the pool deck and out onto the expansive and private yard, which the current owner will miss the most. 

"There is nothing more adventurous for a kid than a wide open space that butts up against a truly natural setting. As a parent, I have always enjoyed that the yard provides some safe room to roam."  

While exploring the 1.02 acre lot you'll find both cherry and apple trees, no need to visit your local U-pick when you have fresh fruit growing right in your backyard! There is ample space to add more fruit trees and develop a mini orchard for yourself, or add some raised beds. 

Brush up on your golf swing at home so you can play a round at one of the three golf courses that offer entirely different golfing experiences. Fort Steilacoom Golf Course is the perfect place to begin with a 9 hold course with an option to play 18! Meadow Park Golf Course has been a fixture in South Tacoma for nearly 100 years and offers a 18 hole course as well as a family friendly 9 hole course. And of course, Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open, offering a challenging 18 hole course with breathtaking views of the Puget Sound, and Olympic Mountains

Located on a private road with neighboring lots being a minimum of 1 acre you don't have to worry about any noisy neighbors.  

Dower Elementary School is a quick 5 minute walk away and you're 20 minutes from Joint Base Lewis McCord's main gate making commuting a breeze. 

Ready to dive in? 

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Posted on August 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm
Michael Robinson | Posted in Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , ,