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

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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 | Category: Custom Homes, Homes with a View, Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Luxury Homes, New Listing, Pierce County Homes For Sale | 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 

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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. 


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.


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


The sunny breakfast nook leads to the amazing outdoor room. 


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! 


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! 


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


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. 



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


Separate commode and walk in shower provide privacy. 


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! 



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


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. 


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 | Category: 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

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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 | Category: 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

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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! 


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


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



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! 



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. 


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


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.

The generous master bathroom with built in cabinetry. 


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! 



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 | Category: Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,