Open, single-level living defines this bright North Tacoma rambler with a big backyard. Updated kitchen with stylish hex tile backsplash and stainless appliances flows seamlessly into the living and dining space with beautiful oak floors, a huge front window, built-ins, and a fireplace. You’ll love the renovated bathroom, fresh exterior paint, and retro charm. All this set in a fantastic central location on a cozy residential street between two of Tacoma’s best shopping and dining districts: 6th Ave and Proctor!
Sold on June 15, 2018
North End Rambler
4826 9th St · Tacoma, WA
1,106 Sq Ft
MLS ID: 1297091
You’ll start enjoying this house before you even open the door. A paved path slopes gently from the sidewalk alongside beds of strawberries, blossoming chives, bleeding hearts, and rhododendron ending at the front porch (which, by the way, has one of those classic stained wood ceilings). Enter into the light, bright, open living space lit by a huge front window. This is the heart of the home where the living room and dining room flow seamlessly into the renovated kitchen all with beautifully refinished oak floors underfoot.
The three hardwood floor bedrooms are tucked at the west end of the house near the fresh, remodeled bathroom with white subway tiles in the shower/bath, and large, dark gray square tile flooring for contrast.
Off the open living space, a chalkboard barn door opens to a convenient laundry room. From the laundry room head into the attached single car garage or step out to the patio through a back door.
The fenced back yard is an open canvas. Paved paths create shape and point to possibilities for herb gardens, flower beds, borders, and trees. Or, it can be left wide open for a low-maintenance play area. A simple patio is ready for your picnic table and bright umbrella.
Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, this home is positioned between two of Tacoma’s favorite business districts where coffee shops, groceries, outdoor markets, restaurants, and shopping abound. For example, Metropolitan Market is under 2 miles away in the Proctor District, but The Red Hot is also just 1.5 miles from the house in the heart of the 6th Ave District (which means Ice Cream Social is also that close!), and Tacoma Boys is a 2-minute drive. It would be hard to find a better balance than this.
Proctor is an easy trip in the car, bicycle, or even on foot for those who love to walk. If you do drive over, just park the car and plan to move around on foot once you’re there as everything from the post office, library, grocery store, Olympia Coffee, consignment shops, gift shops like Compass Rose and Teaching Toys & Books, the Peaks & Pints taproom/bottle shop/pub, the bakery, Blue Mouse movie theater, Backstage Video movie rental (for real!), and Chalet Bowl is in walking distance. There’s more; you should check it out!
The 6th Avenue District has a grittier, funkier style than the more quaint Proctor District, so if you’re not feeling one, head the other way. On 6th Ave find an eclectic mix from date night and happy hour possibilities at Asado, to fresh cones at Ice Cream Social, classic and vegan dogs at The Red Hot, vinyl at Hi-Voltage Records, retro and vintage fashion, small plates at The Table, tacos and El Borracho, some of the city’s best sandwiches at MSM Deli, and Tacoma roasted coffee at Valhalla (less than a mile from the house!) and Bluebeard too. We could go on!
Your friendly neighborhood park is less than half a mile from the door. Jefferson Park is a 15 acre park with a sports field, walking paths, trees for shade, picnic tables, and a playground with a sprayground for splashing on sunny days, and a restroom as well. Did we mention the University of Puget Sound is just a mile away? Truly, this home is located in one of Tacoma’s sweet spots.
I’ll be hosting an open house Saturday, May 26th from 10 am-1 pm and I’d love to see you.
In the meantime, for more information about this North Tacoma home, call or text me at 253-226-2787. I’ll be happy to answer your questions about this house or the Tacoma real estate market in general.