This charming 1931 English Tudor Revival is nestled behind a picket fence in the desirable neighborhood surrounding the historic Annie Wright Schools. The covered front entry leads to a large formal living room with hardwood floors, original leaded glass windows, a gas fireplace with a mahogany mantle and mahogany box beamed and coved ceilings. A home office is separated from the living room by original mahogany and leaded glass French doors. Beyond the living room, a generous formal dining room leads to a large, updated gourmet eat-in kitchen. Kitchen features include granite counters, state of the art stainless appliances, a breakfast area with built-in seating and a large butlers pantry with a second refrigerator. The kitchen offers direct access to an entertaining deck with stairs to the back yard. One bedroom and a full bathroom are also located on the entry level. Three additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms are located upstairs, including a luxurious master retreat with a walk-in closet. The master bathroom features vintage tile flooring, two free standing vanities, a jetted soaking tub and a tiled shower. The lower level has generous ten foot ceilings, vintage cork flooring, a large family room, a play area, a laundry room and a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a walk in closet and an exterior door to the back yard.
SYSTEMS AND GROUNDS
While this beautiful home retains much of its original charm and character, it was completely renovated in 2014 to bring the systems up to modern standards. The house was rewired and re-plumbed during the renovation, and a new roof was installed. Central air conditioning, two gas water heaters and a whole house security system were added for comfort and efficiency.
The fully fenced yard has been beautifully landscaped and includes a newer irrigation system. Stairs from the entertaining deck off the kitchen lead down to the back yard and a lower level patio. Off street parking options include a long, gated driveway off the alley and a one car garage on the lower level.
This home is located between two of Tacoma's oldest neighborhoods - Old Town and the Stadium District. The Stadium District is on the National Register of Historic Places and is anchored by Stadium High School, an iconic Hewitt and Hewitt designed French Renaissance structure that was originally slated to be a hotel. When a fire burned much of the existing structure in 1898, the city of Tacoma decided to re-purpose the building. Stadium High School opened in 1906. The district that bears its name is located in close proximity to downtown Tacoma, Wright Park, the medical center and the waterfront. As one of Tacoma's oldest "suburbs", the Stadium District features some of the city's grandest residential architecture. The neighborhood is also home to the Annie Wright Schools, the Tacoma Lawn and Tennis Club and a wide variety of shops and restaurants including Shake, Shake, Shake, Indo and Art House Cafe.