Listing BlogsPierce County Housing ReportsTacoma January 29, 2016

Mid-Century Modern Home with Sweeping Commencement Bay Views

2905 N 31st St, Tacoma

The Essentials: 

1,770 Finished Sq. Ft. 

2,344 Total Sq. Ft. 

6,000 Sq. Ft. Landscaped Lot 

3 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bathrooms 

1 Car Attached Garage 

Sweeping Views of Commencement Bay 

Offered for $549,900

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"I love living at my home because it has terrific water views from almost every room! It is in a fantastic location, within walking distance of the waterfront restaurants including Harbor Lights, Lobster Shop, Dukes, and the Spar Tavern." – current homeowner


Classic modernism lines greet you at this stunning mid-century modern home built in 1957. Meander your way into the courtyard and admire the beautiful Redwood vertical siding and mature landscaping as you approach the entry. 


The beautiful hardwood door opens to the foyer with wood paneled walls and gleaming oak hardwood floors. 


Move into the living room and take in the sweeping Commencement Bay views from the floor to ceiling windows. 


Imagine unwinding on the deck at the end of the day, a cup of tea or glass of wine in hand. Watch the boat traffic across the bay, the twinkle of the lights on Browns Point, and the eagles soaring across the sky scouting for their next catch. 


Even in the winter the views are mesmerizing. The wrap around deck is ideal for entertaining. Imagine the festivities on the 4th of July! You have a front row seat at home for the Freedom Fair Fireworks and you can easily walk down to the waterfront to join the fun. 

IMG_7282_3_4The open floor plan is warm and welcoming. Build a roaring fire on chilly days and curl up in front of the handsome brick fireplace, there is another downstairs in the family room. 


The dining room can accommodate a generous table and offers easy access to the wrap around deck. 


The dining rooms flows effortlessly into the kitchen, providing the chef some privacy while still having the ability to engage with guests. 


The kitchen is clean and efficient with tile floors and counters. Lovely garden views and a terrific brick accent wall.  If you're taking the night off as chef there is a plethora of options on the Tacoma waterfront. You're also minutes away from Proctor District where you can also shop local at the Proctor Farmer's Market for fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and flowers.


The main floor full bathroom has period details still intact. 


The gleaming oak hardwood floors continue into the two main floor bedrooms which also feature original built in closets and handsome hardwood doors. 


This could also function as a lovely home office. 


Downstairs in the partially finished daylight walkout basement you'll find a spacious family room with another handsome wood burning fireplace. 


The third bedroom is located downstairs and is currently used as an office. 


Step out into the yard and admire the views. The patio is the perfect spot for your BBQ! Imagine the garden parties you can host in the summer. 



If you can tear your gaze away from Commencement Bay view the waterside elevation of the mid-century modern home is classic and unmistakable. Admire the beautiful mature landscaping which includes rare Japanese maples, rhododendrons, pines and palm trees, highlighted by well placed landscape lighting. 

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