(253) 302-4847  ·  Tacoma, WA

Sold on October 30, 2019

Distinctive Dutch Colonial

714 I St  · Tacoma, WA


4 Bed

2.75 Bath

4,074 Sq Ft

MLS ID: 1487528

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This dis­tinc­tive Dutch colo­nial is one of four homes built atop I” Street by Charles Drury at the turn of the last cen­tu­ry. Lov­ing­ly restored, it’s now part of Tacoma’s North Slope His­toric Dis­trict, a neigh­bor­hood that’s rich in his­to­ry and archi­tec­ture. The unique gam­brel roofline affords max­i­mum space and great views of the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ing neigh­bor­hoods & Com­mence­ment Bay. Strik­ing mix of orig­i­nal details and care­ful restora­tion make this home one of a kind. 

There are three bed­rooms on the sec­ond lev­el, includ­ing a large mas­ter suite. The laun­dry is con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed with the hall bath­room. Upstairs you’ll find the entire 3rd floor is a mas­ter retreat with new hard­wood floors, an updat­ed bath and room to sit, read, med­i­tate or just watch the world go by! All four baths have new tile + quartz coun­ters. Fin­ished base­ment with checker­board tile floors and spa­cious media room. In fact, there is NO car­pet any­where in this house! The two-car garage is a rare find in the dense North Slope neigh­bor­hood. There’s room for a shop and a loft for extra stor­age or maybe a future ADU? Lots of pos­si­bil­i­ties here. 

  • 4 bed­rooms
  • 3.5 bath­rooms
  • 4,074 square feet 
  • Built in 1900


I will miss the pride I felt these last nine years to be this home­’s caretaker.”

It is rare, I think, to find a house with this much space that also has a feel-good vibe inside. This house is grand with its tall ceil­ings, large win­dows and over-sized, sol­id doors and trim­ming, but to be inside the house makes me feel hugged. Also, I absolute­ly love the appear­ance of the house from the side­walk and stairs. I bought this house nine years ago and I still pause for just a sec­ond every time I climb the stairs to the front porch to admire its appear­ance. The deep, wel­com­ing porch; the scal­loped-shin­gle sid­ing; the shut­ter-style win­dows and the fish weath­er­vane make the house unique and adorable. I fre­quent­ly see pass­ing cou­ples point­ing up at it and smil­ing as if they see some­thing they like.”

While liv­ing in this house I have enjoyed all sorts of activ­i­ties with­in walk­ing dis­tance. When I feel like exer­cis­ing I run laps around Wright Park or head down the hill to Rus­ton Way or some­times I just zigzag through the neigh­bor­hood and look at the beau­ti­ful hous­es. When my niece and nephew were small I liked to take them to the lit­tle park just two blocks west, on the cor­ner of North 8th and K Street. The con­ser­va­to­ry in Wright Park is one of my favorite places to duck into when I’m pass­ing through to go down­town. The most beau­ti­ful white Koi fish lives in the pond inside the con­ser­va­to­ry and she’s not to be missed. I’ve also real­ly enjoyed meet­ing up with friends for drinks at the Park­way Tav­ern or Han­ks; each just four blocks away. I occa­sion­al­ly declare a Taco­ma Day” dur­ing which I walk down to Broad­way and hit all the neat antique shops and enjoy food and drink every­where pos­si­ble on my way back home. From my house I’ve walked to see plays and con­certs at the Pan­tages The­ater, the Tem­ple The­ater, Taco­ma Lit­tle The­ater and McMe­namins. My hair salon and my favorite nail salon are also just blocks away from the house. I like to grab my shop­ping bags and walk to Sta­di­um Thrift­way to get my gro­ceries. Every­thing is so close to this house. I’ve even walked myself to Taco­ma Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal to have surgery!” 

This house is in a great place for any­one who loves to eat in restau­rants. If I feel like hav­ing a burg­er and fries I walk to Shake Shake Shake. If I feel like eat­ing a big bowl of ramen noo­dles or drink­ing hot sake I walk to Indo Asian Street Bistro or Moshi Moshi. If I want a deli­cious break­fast com­plete with tasty cock­tails I walk to Art House Café. Some decent sand­wich­es and piz­za are also near­by. On a day that I have absolute­ly noth­ing going on lat­er, I real­ly like to walk down to Rus­ton Way and take advan­tage of the gen­er­ous pour at the Har­bor Lights hap­py hour, and then crawl back up the hill to my beau­ti­ful house.”


Call / text Anne Jones at 2534448481 or Stephanie Spiro at 2532189258 for more infor­ma­tion on this list­ing or a pri­vate showing.


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