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

Active since October 3, 2022

Historic Tacoma Abode

524 160th St E  ·  Tacoma, WA

$899,000
6 Bed
Bath
3,812 Sq Ft

Listing by NWMLS / Windermere Abode

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Own a piece of the Historical Registry in Tacoma! The Original Sanders Estate, a sprawling rambler, built-in 1920 by the newspaper magnate, Leroy Sanders, early editor of the Tacoma Times. You'll be smitten by this home's historical and architectural significance, reminiscent of the Great Gatsby Era. 6-bed floor plan includes large living spaces, sunroom, & covered porch! Charming details include original hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, wood trim details, tile work, built-in bookcases and drawers, windows & doors. Just shy of an acre lot w/ fully fenced backyard & freshly painted cedar shingle siding. 50-year roof added and major system updates done in 2010. HOA includes access to community pool! Nearby golf course, schools & shopping.
  • Year Built 1920
  • Lot Size 38,999 sq ft
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Parking Type RV Parking, Driveway, Attached Garage
  • Style Craftsman
  • Lot Details Corner Lot, Curbs, Paved
  • Exterior Features Wood
  • Interior Features High Efficiency - 90%+, Central A/C, Heat Pump, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Bath Off Primary, Double Pane/Storm Window, Dining Room, Fireplace (Primary Bedroom), Vaulted Ceiling(s), Water Heater
  • Floor Covering Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
  • Annual Taxes $9,232 (2022)
  • MLS Number 2003263
  • Elementary School Thompson Elem
  • Junior High Spanaway Jnr High
  • Senior High Spanaway Lake High

What’s Nearby

If you’re looking for adventures beyond your own backyard, Spanaway Lake is open year round and offers a good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout. Spanaway Lake has some of the best fishing for rock bass in the area. The 135-acre park along beautiful Spanaway Lake is extremely popular with many year-round activities. Visitors to the park can explore a multitude of aquatic recreation opportunities, including two swimming beaches (no lifeguards), a boat launch, and a fishing pier. If you’d rather stay dry, there’s a new picnic area by the south swimming beach, ADA playground equipment with a seating plaza for parents and a new three mile trail system by Little Spanaway Lake.


You can’t miss the big vintage 1955 bus and eye-catching red/white striped building serving up hot dogs, shakes, burgers, chili and a little nostalgia at Lucky’s Drive-In.

Grab groceries and a bite to eat less than a mile in the Spanaway Village Shopping Center. You’ll find Walgreens, Albertsons, Tractor Supply Co., Safeway, and a handful of eateries including the Country Rose Cafe. This family-friendly diner serves breakfast like plate size buttermilk pancakes, deli-style sandwiches, burgers with thick cut fries, and desserts.

Spend the afternoon at Debbie Dolittle’s Animal Experience - a cozy indoor petting zoo in Tacoma that offers hands-on animal encounters with sloths, otters, pony rides, camel rides, rabbits, turtles, goats, pigs, lambs, Zebu calf, an alpaca, capybara, birds, pacas and more!

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