(253) 302-4847  ·  Tacoma      (253) 844-4289  ·  Lakewood

Sold on May 25, 2021

Stunning Queen Anne

708 S J Street  ·  Tacoma, WA

4 Bed
2200 Sq Ft

Listing by NWMLS / Windermere Abode



Old House Lovers, here is your chance to own a Queen Anne-Style row house in the South J Street Historic District! This home is dialed-in, updated in cosmetics and major systems, original charm amidst a modern spin. Sellers are detailed and ensured excellence as they made home improvements. Special highlights include a newly remodeled kitchen, marble tile entry, hand-crafted custom fireplace and mantle, updated baths, new tankless water heater, updated fixtures, fresh interior paint, true-to-original hand-built posts, new sod, and so much more! The house has two en-suites and flexibility for rental income, workspace, or whatever you wish! Garage and DADU architectural plans included in the sale. Don’t miss the video tour!


“We’ll miss the location and history! Being less than two blocks from three different parks and playgrounds (Neighbors Park, People’s Park and Wright Park) is incredible. Neighbors Park even has a community garden. We also love walking down to 1022 (our favorite bar) for drinks countless times over the years (all the drinks are good, but you must order the southern chicken and biscuit sandwich). The proximity to Corina Bakery means we are never far from amazing sweets, and Manifesto Coffee is also a short walk away for the best beans and coffee in the neighborhood. Broken Spoke for a beer and haircut is also a fun option.”

“We are within walking distance of the Stadium District and several schools. The 8th & I Community Group organizes a few events during the year (to include Christmas caroling) which are always enjoyable and a great opportunity to hang out with the neighbors! Aside from location, we love the unique beauty and personality of this house.”

“Besides our block, there’s nothing like it in Tacoma. It is on the Tacoma Historic Registry which is a great resource to utilize for continued updates while maintaining its historic integrity. Even the clawfoot tub is originally cast in Tacoma. We love how friends and family congregate around the island and bar in the kitchen, and the extra wide doorways make it a perfect space for entertaining. We love cozying up in the living room with the fireplace glowing, which is extra charming during the holidays! It has been a blessing and honor to be a steward of this house for the last 10+ years, and we are certainly sad to leave it…but hope it finds a family that loves and cares for it as much as we have, and will continue to maintain its status in the city of Tacoma.”


If your lifestyle includes getting out and about to parks, even in the cooler months, then you just might discover that Wright Park could become your favorite go-to spot. It’s just minutes away and ideal for a leisurely stroll. The park is very popular in the summer months as it offers a free sprayground. Families and groups appreciate the space, playground and plenty of picnic tables for summertime fun. This 27-acre arboretum is home to a rich collection of more than 600 trees - stunning in both the spring & summer when they’re ample and bright green, and impressive in the fall as they change from green to all the fall colors. And if Tacoma should see any snow this year, dress in layers, grab your sled and hit the park for a little sledding fun! WW Seymour Conservatory is a community treasure, hosting events throughout the year and a rotating assortment of seasonal flowers.

This location has a hub of eateries and amenities close by! There is a local tavern, Hank’s that makes a mean pizza pie. Parkway Tavern, Indo Asian Street Eatery, Shake, Shake, Shake, La Bella Nail Spa, The Copper Door, Morrell’s Dry Cleaners, King’s Books, Art House Cafe, Rhein Haus, Frisko Freeze, Moshi Moshi and so much more just by exploring around!

7 floors of fun at the newly restored McMenamins Elks Temple! Events have been cancelled at this time, but they have spacious outdoor seating, takeout & delivery, outside seating at the Spanish Bar, and they’re offering special for overnight stays Sun-Thur if you’re looking for a little staycation.

Get fresh and quality foods, deli items and beautiful floral arrangements from Stadium Thriftway.

The location of this home provides easy access for commuters with the freeway just 5 minutes away! And soon you’ll be able to get around easier to neighboring areas including downtown when the Tacoma Link Light Rail expansion is completed in 2022.



Stephanie Spiro




  • Year Built 1892
  • Lot Size 3,250 sq ft
  • Parking Type Off Street
  • Style Victorian
  • Lot Details Alley, Curbs, Paved, Sidewalk
  • Exterior Features Wood
  • Interior Features Tankless Water Heater, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Wall to Wall Carpet, Second Primary Bedroom, Bath Off Primary, Ceiling Fan(s), Dining Room, Jetted Tub, Water Heater
  • Floor Covering Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Travertine, Carpet
  • Annual Taxes $5,175 (2020)
  • MLS Number 1754134
  • Elementary School Mccarver
  • Junior High Jason Lee
  • Senior High Stadium
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