LakewoodListing BlogsPierce County Housing Reports June 6, 2016

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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