Uncategorized May 21, 2015

Hidden 4 bedroom Prospect Hill Treasure–Could be Your Slice of History

Tucked away in Prospect Hill's narrow sleeve is a 4 bedroom 1 3/4 bath bungalow born in 1919.  As an integral part of the permanent structure, built-in's are found throughout this home from closets to pull-down desk tops.  A claw foot tub adds dimension and charm to the downstairs bath where a peek-a-boo view of the bay from the upstairs 3/4 bath allows for morning day dreaming.  French doors open to a small porch from one of the second floor bedrooms, again with a tight seasonal gaze at the Puget Sound.

The living room and kitchen have ceilings so tall it tempts you into an extra boost and bounce in each step as you stroll by the robust and established brick fireplace with a hearth at seat height.  The kitchen, bright and cheery, abuts to the porch-like washer, dryer mud room.  And, if you like spacious basements, complete with a carpeted space for a pool table, ping pong or other recreation, not to mention oodles of storage and a large shop/work area, this is your place.

There is an oversized 1-car garage with alleyway access and a small parking pad on the west side of 2110 N. Steele Street, Tacoma, Washington 98407 listed at $325,000.00 MLS#785132. The back yard hosts a small patio and fabulous Snow Ball tree in all of its grandeur.  The basketed front yards with grassy slopes all along this North Steele locale are framed by a rare, jettied cobblestone stretch set into position somewhere in the late 1800's to early 1900's. These cobblestones echo laughter and play of neighborhood children in their sorted angles and odd, timeless traffic control.

When exploring this unique and historical part of Tacoma, Washington, it is exciting to learn about its roots and also marvel in the easy-access, one-of-a-kind shops and amenities perfect for an afternoon or weekend stroll. Prospect Hill is thought to be the official planning name of the area, yet it has also gone by many other names. In the past, locals commonly referred to it as 'Little Germany' because of its narrow roads; it resembles a residential neighborhood that could be found somewhere in Europe.

If you have not heard of, 'Old Town' in Tacoma, it too is a hop, skip and a jump down the road. Located at the bottom of 30th Street hill and along Ruston Way is the birthplace of Tacoma.  Mr. Job Carr, a founding father of Tacoma, has a street named after him that you would meander down from 2110 N. Steele Street on your journey to Old Town.  Not a surprise that he and other founding fathers of Tacoma would settle in this niche where there is spectacular waterfront and views. This is Tacoma’s only Neighborhood Business District located on Commencement Bay where you will discover a host of dining experiences (to include Tacoma's oldest saloon called the Spar), jewelry, wine, coffee and other unique shopping opportunities present in this little stretch.

Dave's Meat & Produce is just south of the 2110 N. Steele Street address providing top quality produce, meat, seafood and known for its personal service.  When you are preparing your weekend BBQ in your new home with an invite to family, friends and neighbors, you can send one of the kids up to Dave's Meat & Produce to grab the essentials to make your gathering a delicious success.

To add to the area adventure, there is a gulch nearby; some call it Buckley Gulch, others Yakima Gulch or Old Town gulch. The gulch does not actually reach Puget Sound anymore. Back in 1864, when first settler Job Carr staked a claim and pitched a cabin on the edge of Commencement Bay, Buckley Creek offered him easy fresh water, food and fish. Over the next few decades as the saw mills moved in to take advantage of Tacoma’s spruce and cedar forests, the creek was used for other things: providing clean steam and a pond for the Dickman mill at the creek’s mouth, and feeding Fullers Domestic Water Works at North 26th and Carr Streets. There is public access to the gulch through Ursich Park at 2412 N. 29th St. The trail gets boggy as you go through and eventually reaches private property. While it is possible to access the gulch at the Yakima (off West Road) and North 21st Street bridges (off Anderson Street), it remains private property whereas the mini-park at North 16th and Junett Streets is public.

Come and see this beautiful location, view this beautiful home and consider the possibilities of living at 2110 N. Steele Street, Tacoma, Washington 98407.

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