Tacoma Real Estate November 24, 2020

Charm & Convenience Await! 5 Reasons Not to Miss this Updated Vintage Home in Tacoma

Discover classic Tacoma charm with this 2-bedroom, 1-bath home-sweet-home built in 1919! This gem still offers much of its vintage charm (including details like original floors!), yet smart upgrades ensure it’s ready to take on the future with ease. A newer furnace, newer attic insulation, a newer attic window for natural light, kitchen updates, and much more all promise that this Tacoma treasure is move-in ready. Plus, all appliances stay including the washer and dryer. Located at 407 South 53rd St Tacoma, WA 98408, this 1,030-square-foot home is listed for $329,000. 

In this video, you’ll find a tour of each space in this residence, and keep reading to check out this home’s top 5 highlights! 

1. Wonderfully convenient location. 

Transit access, grocery shopping, local services, schools… it’s all merely minutes away thanks to this home’s central location. You’re just down the street from Stewart Middle School, which features a community garden, sport courts, and a track that the community can enjoy. Pacific Ave is about a block away, and here you’ll find quick access to bus lines, eateries, and other conveniences, plus you’re only 0.3 miles to Safeway!

Those who commute are sure to appreciate being only a 5-minutes drive to hop onto Interstate-5, and you’re also only a 7-minute drive to the Tacoma Dome Station where you can catch a bus or the Sounder Train all the way to Seattle. 

2. Large & updated kitchen is ready for your home chef’s dreams to come true!  

Featuring a generous layout with an ideal design, this home’s updated kitchen offers that perfect blend of style and efficiency. Details like engineered hardwood floors, a shimmering subway tile backsplash, gorgeous reclaimed wood counters, and eye-catching open shelving lend themselves to the attractive aesthetic, while stainless steel appliances, a gas range and hood, and generous cupboard space are ready to get to work! 

Cheerful natural light pours in through the kitchen window, and the same is true for the rest of the living space that the kitchen looks out into—bright, rejuvenating sunlight delights! The layout effortlessly transitions from the kitchen into the dining area and living room, making it easy to spend quality time with loved ones and entertain guests. 

3. Main bedroom features a *huge* walk-in closet. 

Many older homes (especially those built in 1919!) lack enough closet space, but this vintage home goes above and beyond when it comes to providing storage! In the sizable main bedroom, a huge walk-in closet features a built-in closet system with floor-to-ceiling storage ready for you to move right in and start to unpack. This home’s second bedroom also offers its own built-in closet, and you’ll find even more storage space in the attic.

4. Fresh bathroom sparkles with style. 

This home’s bath provides top-notch modern amenities while embracing vintage flair. Details like crisp white trim hint at this home’s rich history, while more contemporary elements like the tiled tub and shower and the pristine vanity complement original charm.

5. Fully fenced backyard is ready to become your oasis! 

Not only are you in a central Tacoma neighborhood, but you even have your own fully fenced backyard, offering the best of both worlds! A lovely deck overlooks the yard where you can enjoy lawn games or let pets and little ones wander with peace of mind. This lot gets excellent light ideal for growing fruits and veggies, and you can put your green thumb to work cultivating garden beds bursting with your favorite plants. Additionally, a storage shed and alley access offer even more convenience. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Krista Osborne online here or give her a call/text at (253) 686-2426.