Listing BlogsPierce County Housing ReportsTacoma October 8, 2015

Five Bedroom Post Victorian Home in East Tacoma!


1013 East 45th St, Tacoma

The Essentials: 

1,948 Sq. Ft. 

7,750 Sq. Ft. Lot 

5 Bedrooms / 1.75 Bathrooms

Mountain and Territorial View

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Nestled in quiet East Tacoma just blocks from McKinley and conveniently 2 blocks from a park and city transit lines sits this historic 5 bedroom home overlooking the city lights on a clear day. Enter into the updated 5 bedroom post Victorian home and you are welcomed by durable laminate floors and a pellet stove in the living room to keep you cozy! This historical home is fondly refereed to as a 'grand old lady' by the current owners and was originally the rectory for Sacred Heart Catholic Church on East McKinley Ave, and East 45th St, before it was moved to the current location.

Continue into the dining room with period details intact such as the crown molding, chair rail, and built ins. 

Past the dining room is the large open kitchen. There is ample cabinet and prep space and an open pantry that is ideal for storing canned goods, many of which you could grow in the raised beds that are already in place! 

Doing dishes isn't such a chore as you gaze out the side window. Keep an eye on backyard activities while prepping dinner at the island. If you're taking the night off as chef Stanley and Seaforts is famous for the generous happy hour and stunning views of Downtown Tacoma. Don't miss the always popular Top of Tacoma which offers two happy hours and daily specials! It's a local favorite. 

Laundry is just off the kitchen. Step out onto the deck and unwind in the hot tub, tossing the towels in  the wash on your way in! 

The current owners cherished the home for 34 years and have lovingly restored it to be a comfortable home.  Some of the things they will miss most are outside in the spacious fully fenced yard. 


"I could sit back there and feel like I was in my own private park. Also with a Red Delicious apple tree, Manchurian walnut tree, Italian plum tree, raspberry and blueberry  bushes, and endless possibilities in the two raised planting beds, the gardening choices were many. In addition, there remains a substantial yard for children to play in." – Current Owner


If you like to expand the garden you're not far from Portland Avenue Nursery which has been growing gardens since 1941.  If you want to stretch your legs or take your 4-legged friend for a stroll in Swan Creek Park which encompasses 373 acres. It is an excellent spot for bird watching, hiking, and picnicking. 

There are two bedrooms on the main floor, one of which has an attached 3/4 bathroom. 

Upstairs you'll find three more bedrooms and a full bathroom with updated fixtures. 

The dry basement is the perfect storage area and workshop! Imagine the possibilities down here! 

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