West Seattle Real Estate May 12, 2022

Immaculate 4-Bedroom Home with 2-Car Detached Garage & Backyard Retreat in West Seattle 

Captivating vintage character meets modern upgrades in this 1941-built treasure! Beautifully appointed living spaces offer an elegant setting you’re sure to love spending time in, and there are also 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, one ¾ bath, and one half bath all in the mix as well. A coveted 2-car detached garage out back rests alongside a storybook oasis, offering even more flexibility and space to enjoy. Located at 4107 SW Holden Street Seattle, WA 98136 and merely minutes to destination parks, shopping, transit, the Fauntleroy Ferry and more, this 1,700-square-foot West Seattle home is listed for $895,000. 

Showing off a charming exterior with lush greenery out front, this home-sweet-home is an absolute delight to spend time in, and you’ll find an abundance of space where you can make this residence truly your own. The front door opens up to reveal the living room, a light-filled haven characterized by elegant comfort. A stately fireplace elevates the overall aesthetic while adding cozy vibes, and along with the fireplace mantel, a cute built-in shelf right next to it offers the perfect spot to show off decor, framed photos, your book collection, and more. Relax by the windows to bask in the natural light while you admire peek-a-boo views of the water! 

An eye-catching archway guides you into the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen features modern elements while still embracing this home’s 1940s origins; sleek appliances rest alongside generous cabinetry, and a shimmering subway tile backsplash adds instant style! In the sunny corner, you can gather for lazy weekend brunches or dinner any day of the week—this sweet nook is a lovely spot to catch up with loved ones! 

This West Seattle home also includes a fully finished basement, and a total of 4 bedrooms offers generous square footage to transform. Each bedroom is spacious, and the primary suite is especially expansive. In the primary suite you’ll find more than enough room for a king-sized bed, and a fireplace is ideal for chilly winter nights when you want to really snuggle up. The ensuite bath offers a large layout as well; double sinks and a soaking tub are both standout amenities here, and the calm, neutral color palette lets time spent on wellness routines feel even more rejuvenating and peaceful! 

The driveway at the front of the home leads back to the 2-car detached garage, an enviable amenity in Seattle.  Incredible possibilities await here; of course you can use the garage for parking, but you can also use it for storage and working on projects. The outdoor retreat rests right alongside the garage; flagstone walkways, mature shrubs and trees, and a sense of seclusion all contribute to the picturesque storybook atmosphere. Those who love to garden are especially sure to appreciate this space—have fun tending to the existing greenery on warm afternoons this summer, and plant your own favorite blossoms! 

Living in West Seattle 

At 4107 SW Holden Street Seattle, WA 98136, you’re in a residential area where top West Seattle conveniences and attractions are no more than 5 minutes away. For starters, the 135-acre Lincoln Park is less than one mile from home, and here you can explore trails, enjoy athletic fields, go swimming at Colman Pool, and meander along the beachfront. The Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal is just south of Lincoln Park, and here you can hop on a ferry to Vashon Island or Southworth (close to Port Orchard). When you need to run errands, places like Target, QFC, the post office, Rite Aid, and many other shops and eateries are all no more than 5 minutes away. Other top West Seattle attractions are close by as well; for example, you’re only a 7-minute drive to the California Junction and the West Seattle Farmers Market! Those who travel frequently for work are also sure to appreciate being just about ~17 minutes from SeaTac International Airport. 

Interested in learning more about this home? Click here to view the full listing! 

You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808. You can also contact REALTOR® Jason Helton online here or give him a call/text at (253) 861-2673!

Tacoma Real Estate November 19, 2021

Exceptional Custom-Built 3-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Home on 1 Gorgeous Acre in Midland Area of Tacoma 

Elegant comfort and premium amenities are all yours with this impeccably curated 2,951-square-foot masterpiece! Built in 2008 and shining like new, this one-level home is brimming with thoughtful, high-end customizations both inside and out. Discover sophisticated formal spaces, a stunning great room, an extraordinary kitchen, 3 luxurious bedrooms and 3.5 sumptuous baths, expertly designed conveniences and more, all nestled on 1 gorgeous acre. Located at 2017 90th Street E Tacoma, WA 98445 in the Midland area and just minutes to Highway 512, Downtown Tacoma and more, this residence is listed for $895,000. 

From the moment you step inside through the front door, it’s immediately apparent that love and care went into each and every detail of this home. Lead glass mosaic front doors open up to reveal an entryway featuring a granite floor inlay, sculpted ceiling details, and an extra large entry coat closet, for example. The layout unfolds from here into the great room, where a stately gas fireplace features granite accents, and is flanked by neat built-ins. Natural light pours in overhead thanks to 2 large skylights. 

In the massive kitchen, highlights include the 10-foot serving island, the spacious granite counters, and the abundance of storage in handsome cabinetry and the walk-in pantry. Whether you’re enjoying laid-back meals in the adjacent dining area or hosting special occasions in the formal dining space, the kitchen allows you to do it all with ease! Refinished Brazilian cherry wood floors lead you into the formal dining space where a built-in buffet with eye-catching display lighting and exquisite details like sculpted ceiling borders elevate the aesthetic. 

An impressive home office/library is also in the mix, and this grand space features vaulted ceilings, built-ins, and excellent natural light. Discover even more quiet space with this home’s 3 bedrooms. 2 junior suites each include their own full private bath and walk-in closet, and the real showstopper is, of course, the master suite. This resort-worthy retreat showcases a sumptuous atmosphere—plush carpets, drop ceilings, crown lighting, left and right built-in reading lights, and French doors all characterize the bedroom—and a giant walk-in closet and a spa-ready 5-piece bath await as well. The ensuite bath features highlights such as 2 private vanity stations, a party-sized walk-in shower, and more. 

This property’s outdoor spaces are brimming with opportunity, and this acre is fully fenced with a gate (and it’s already wired for a remote auto gate). A partially covered patio lets you enjoy the fresh air no matter rain or shine, and those who love gardening are in for a treat! Flower beds and exotic, ornamental landscaping await at every turn, and a nine zone sprinkler system for both garden beds and lawn helps to keep everything looking lush. There are even 16 mature and producing fruit trees to enjoy for years to come! 

This home is also equipped with systems and well-designed spaces that make life easier, including a central vac system, an exterior camera system and alarm, and it’s also conveniently wired for a home entertainment system. An extra-large utility room features built-ins for storage, plus a utility sink, and a mud room connects the house to the garage. You’ll also find a 3-car showroom garage with abundant natural light, and an extra-deep third bay with tremendous versatility! 

Living in the Midland Area of Tacoma 

At 2017 90th Street E Tacoma, WA 98445, you’re close to a new elementary school and new park, plus you can enjoy being close to top conveniences in both Tacoma and Puyallup! First of all, when you need to run to the grocery store, Safeway is just a 3-minute drive away, and when you need more variety, you can head to Pacific Ave or Canyon Road, both of which are just a 5-minute drive away in either direction. Commuters are sure to appreciate being just 4 minutes to Highway 512, 13 minutes to Downtown Tacoma, and 9 minutes to South Hill in Puyallup. 

Interested in learning more about this home? Click here to view the full listing! 

You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808. You can also contact REALTOR® Jason Helton online here or give him a call/text at (253) 861-2673!

Lakewood Real Estate November 12, 2021

Upgraded 2021-Built 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Corner Unit Townhome with 2-Car Garage in Lakewood

Built in 2021 and only 6 months old, this pristine corner unit townhome offers low-maintenance living in a prime Lakewood location! Not only is this move-in ready gem practically brand new, but it also already features $30,000 in upgrades including a heat pump and A/C, window blinds, an electric car charger, upgraded floors, and ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room. In addition to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this townhome also features immaculate living spaces that are a joy to spend time in whether you’re entertaining or just relaxing in the wonderful comfort of home-sweet-home. Located at 8613 62nd Avenue Ct SW #7, Unit 7 Lakewood, WA 98499 and just minutes from shopping, dining, community options and more, this 1,972-square-foot residence built by Sager Home is listed for $510,000. 

It’s not every day you’ll find a townhome with a 2-car garage, and this home makes it easy to come and go as you please. A cute front porch welcomes you, and from the entryway, this home’s open-concept living spaces effortlessly unfold into the inviting great room. Contemporary design makes it easy to move right in and begin infusing each space with your own unique style, whether you lean towards a more traditional or trendy aesthetic. The living room flows into the kitchen and dining area, and the spaciousness of this light and bright scene helps to create a lovely and laid-back atmosphere. Gather in the dining area for meals with loved ones, and enjoy the ease and efficiency that the kitchen promises. 

The kitchen boasts new appliances, shimmering granite counters, and an abundance of storage, all while showcasing modern design that’s sure to stand the test of time. Serve up appetizers and drinks or a buffet on the kitchen island at your next get-together—the kitchen is especially delightful for those who love to entertain! 

Incredible versatility is yours with this home’s expansive 1,972-square-foot layout, and in addition to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, a large landing at the top of the stairs provides even more flexibility. Create a play area, a den, a library, or a study space here. And don’t miss the master suite—this light-filled getaway is completely dreamy! The bedroom itself is massive, and has more than enough room for a king-sized bedroom, a sitting area, a desk, workout equipment, or maybe even a sunny meditation corner. Dual walk-in closets are included as well, and just wait until you see the stunning ensuite bath. Here, highlights include an overhead showerhead and soaking tub, and spa-inspired finishes add to the luxe feel of it all. 

One of the major perks of townhouse living is the low-maintenance factor, and with this townhome you get easy living and a charming fully fenced backyard! A sweet covered patio and lawn are perfect for getting outside and enjoying the fresh air without having to spend your whole weekend on yard work. Perfection! 

Living in Lakewood 

At 8613 62nd Avenue Ct SW #7, Unit 7 Lakewood, WA 98499, you’re nestled in a cul-de-sac and wonderfully close to Lakewood conveniences. When you need to run errands, Lakewood Towne Center is only about 6 minutes away, and here you’ll find places like Target, Safeway, AMC Lakewood Mall 12 cinemas, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond, PetSmart, and dozens of restaurants, additional shops, and local services. You’re also only 11 minutes to the Lakewood Station where you can park and hop on the Sounder Train all the way to Downtown Seattle, and you’re also just 10 minutes to Interstate-5. 

Interested in learning more about this home? Click here to view the full listing! 

You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808. You can also contact REALTOR® Jason Helton online here or give him a call/text at (253) 861-2673!

Tacoma Real Estate October 28, 2021

Classic 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Windance Home Along Northshore Golf Course in Tacoma 

Nestled right along the 15th green of the Northshore Golf Course in Northeast Tacoma, this impeccably maintained and updated 2,471-square-foot home is ready to take on the future! Not only does this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath beauty come with several upgrades (like a new roof in 2018) that promise peace of mind for new owners, but HOA dues cover tons of ongoing maintenance to-dos so you have more time for the things you love. Additional highlights include the main level master suite, comfortable living spaces, a gorgeous reimagined kitchen, and a picturesque outdoor getaway. Located at 4217 Fairwood Boulevard NE Tacoma, WA 98422 and less than 5 minutes to grocery shopping, schools, parks and more, this stunning Windance residence is listed for $599,000. 

Easy living awaits with this move-in ready gem, and the HOA helps to keep things looking pristine! The HOA maintains your yard, which includes mowing your front and backyard, and they also trim your bushes in the front yard. Annual gutter cleaning, annual exterior window cleaning, deck painting, and exterior painting of homes is also included. 

Each time you arrive home, the immaculate exterior is sure to inspire pride in ownership, and carefully maintained curb appeal offers just a hint of the elegance that awaits inside. In the living room, a fireplace serves as the focal point and is flanked by eye-catching built-in cabinetry, and a convenient flatscreen TV mount over the fireplace is ready to go. One of this home’s thoughtful customizations include thermal blinds throughout, so you can adjust for lighting and privacy as you please. Additionally, central AC keeps things cool all summer long, while a new furnace from 2018 keeps things cozy in the winter. 

The kitchen shines with style and is sure to become the heart of the home! In 2019, this haven was updated with new kitchen counters, a new sink, new appliances, and a new tile backsplash. A seamlessly flowing design has room for everyone and is ideal for entertaining; gather around the kitchen island and enjoy having bar-style seating, relax in the adjacent dining nook at a charming bistro table, or host get-togethers in the formal dining room. Plus, there is a fridge in the garage (which stays with the home) for even more handy storage space. 

This Windance home features a very popular floor plan that includes the master suite on the main level, as well as a flexible den. Both the master suite and den were updated with new carpet in 2021. In the master suite retreat, enjoy direct access to the expansive deck (which was rebuilt in 2021) through beautiful French doors. The master suite also includes a wonderfully spacious ensuite bath, and here, highlights include double sinks and a soaking tub that’s ready for indulgent bubble baths! 

Upstairs, discover 2 more bedrooms and a versatile loft space. And don’t miss the big walk-in linen closet, and the large laundry room with a sink—this home has plenty of room for organization, so you can keep your daily life running as smoothly as possible. Plus, a large crawl space under the home (that’s large enough to stand in) has more than enough room for keeping outdoor toys and seasonal items stored. 

A lovely, private outdoor getaway is all yours with this property’s picturesque setup! This home backs up to the 15th green of the Northshore Golf Course, offering a wonderful sense of seclusion. In 2021, the deck was replaced (including the stairs), and a gas BBQ outlet makes it easy to grill up dinner wherever the mood strikes. When the weather warms up, you can enjoy al fresco dining, host sunny parties, and spend relaxing weekends lounging on the sprawling deck. Plus, the sprinkler system in the front and backyard (which features a new Rainbird sprinkler system control installed in 2021) makes it easy to keep things green and lush no matter how hot it gets.

Living in Northeast Tacoma 

At 4217 Fairwood Boulevard NE Tacoma, WA 98422, you’re merely minutes from top local amenities like grocery stores, shopping, dining, parks, schools, and more. Of course, Northshore Golf Course is literally in your backyard, but you’re also just minutes to other top outdoor attractions like Center at Norpoint and Norpoint Park, and the 461-acre Dash Point State Park. When you need to run errands, places like QFC, Safeway, Fred Meyer, and more are just 5 minutes from home, and you’ll find a huge variety of options in nearby Federal Way as well. From this location you’re just 15-20 minutes to reach the Port of Tacoma, Fife, Downtown Tacoma, Interstate-5, and more. 

Interested in learning more about this home? Click here to view the full listing! 

You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808. You can also contact REALTOR® Jason Helton online here or give him a call/text at (253) 861-2673!

Auburn Real Estate September 2, 2021

7 Reasons Not to Miss this 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath One-Level Home w/Oversized 3-Car Garage & Gorgeous Yard in Auburn

Showcasing timeless design and elegant style throughout, this 2,470-square-foot home has been lovingly maintained by original owners! A one-level floor plan provides the potential for multi-generational living, and incredible versatility ensures that this residence is ready to evolve with your changing wants and needs. Just a few of this home’s top highlights include the well-appointed kitchen, stunning formal spaces, the sumptuous master suite, and the oversized 3-car garage. And just wait until you see this home’s outdoor setting—not only is it on the largest parcel in the community with 2 combined lots, but it’s been professionally landscaped as well. Located at 10501 SE 302nd St Auburn, WA 98092 in the warm and friendly community of Cobble Creek in Auburn and surrounded by conveniences, this 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is listed for $795,000. 

Take a moment to learn more about a few of this home’s top highlights: 

1. Carefully maintained and thoughtfully updated; move right in without worrying about a thing! 

From the moment you pull in the driveway, this home makes a lasting first impression, and the grand exterior hints at the love and care that has been put into maintaining and updating this beauty. For example, the furnace and heat pump were serviced in August 2021 (records available upon request). The roof was replaced 10 years ago, and the walkways and stairs have been re-leveled with a transferable  “forever warranty” from Matvey foundations. 

2. The well-appointed kitchen is ready to help you tackle meal prep, baking marathons, and daily tasks with ease. 

In the large entertainer’s kitchen, you’ll find ample storage in handsome cabinetry, built-in Lazy Susan corner cabinets, large pull-out shelves, a custom-made stove cover, a natural gas downdraft stove and griddle, and more. Plus, all appliances stay! The kitchen seamlessly opens up into a dining area and a large living room, and this inviting great room is sure to become the heart of the home. 

3. Impeccable formal spaces are a host’s dream. 

This home was designed with entertaining in mind, and both a formal living room and formal dining room show off simple sophistication. In the formal living room, stunning vaulted ceilings and impressive shimmering windows let the space feel large and airy, and you’ll find the same captivating window design in the formal dining room. In the dining room, stylish wainscoting delights the eye, and you can have fun curating your own aesthetic here once you move in! 

4. Sumptuous master suite offers the ideal setting for rest and relaxation. 

The master suite shows off an extra-large bedroom layout, and your living space here expands even more thanks to private deck access; pop outside just before bed to take in the fresh air, or enjoy your coffee on the deck before starting your day. A huge walk-in closet features cubbies, drawers, and shelving, and the 5-piece ensuite bath boasts a spa-like setting with its dual sinks, separate shower, and jetted tub. The master bath is also drenched in sunlight—a skylight and porthole-style windows above the tub are all in the mix! 

5. Lots of versatile space for you to transform as your needs change over time.

One of this home’s major perks awaits with its flexible square footage. Of course, you’ll find endless possibilities if you have an extra bedroom (or 2 or 3!), and the 4th bedroom has a custom built-in executive desk with a bookshelf, tons of storage, and file drawers. It’s ready to become the ultimate home office! 

Even more space can be found in the oversized 3-car garage, which is deep and wide enough for 3 full-sized King Cab trucks and includes a large workbench. In addition to using the garage for storage, you’ll also find plenty of storage throughout the house and in the lighted and fully waterproofed walk-in/stand-up crawlspace under the house. Never worry about where to store your outdoor furniture, holiday decor, bikes, or kayaks again! 

6. Park-like, landscaped outdoor spaces let you enjoy nature without having to leave the comfort of home. 

Situated on 0.42 acres, this parcel is the largest in the neighborhood. The property was originally 2 lots which were combined for tax purposes; the current parcel could be subdivided (buyer to verify). Established landscaping throughout is professionally maintained (landscaper referral available on request!), and the mature greenery offers both privacy and an idyllic view. Kick back and relax on the expansive composite deck, and grill up dinner whenever the mood strikes (there’s even natural gas hookups for a grill). Your very own Pacific Northwest oasis awaits! 

7. Location, location, location! This home is surrounded by top local amenities. 

At 10501 SE 302nd St Auburn, WA 98092, you have a long list of excellent conveniences merely minutes from home. For starters, you’re just 3 minutes to the Auburn Golf Course. And when you need to run errands, you don’t have to go far—Fred Meyer is 5 minutes from home, and you’re less than 10 minutes to places like Target and Trader Joe’s.

Those who commute for work are also sure to appreciate this location; you’re just 7 minutes to Auburn Station and 10 minutes to Kent Station. Park at either station and enjoy a car-free commute on the Sounder Train straight to Tacoma or Seattle; it’s only 35 min from Kent Station to Tacoma Dome Amtrak and Light Rail, and it’s only 27 minutes from Kent Station to Downtown Seattle on the Sounder Train. Need to get to the airport or JBLM? SeaTac International Airport is only a 25-minute drive away, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord is just 36 minutes via I-5 South. 

Interested in learning more about this home? Click here to view the full listing! 

You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808. You can also contact REALTOR® Jason Helton online here or give him a call/text at (253) 861-2673!

Gig Harbor February 4, 2021

Growth and Embracing Change

As I walked out of our offices on 19th St in Tacoma on Wednesday, I knew it would never be the same and I was overwhelmed with Sadness.  15 year ago, I arrived on Jan 6, 2005, fresh from Real Estate School, embracing change in a place I had lived 6 mos. And believing in my abilities to adapt and grow.  I walked into these offices and LOVED the space and the uniqueness of our offices. Our clients loved them and commented on them a lot.  I found a place to call my own by the window and surrounded by successful agents…Brent Tornquist on my right.  Jim Tutton in front of me and Matt and Tom Hume on my left.  Jeff Jensen had the corner office and his door was open.   So I listened and learned the lingo and had great mentors to ask questions of.  I kept a list of phone numbers…Kevin Mullin, Michael Robinson, Tom Hume and when I was writing an offer at 10pm at night, I knew where to get my questions answered and I wasn’t afraid to ask any ol’ dumb question.  I knew I had a home and a great support team.  Over the years, Jeff moved on to another company, Tom and Matt joined with David Gala and moved downstairs, Jim Tutton went on to a moving company which we all refer business to and Me and Brent held down the fort through all the many changes…but they left me in my space with the sun on my back and overhead light that was always on even when all the lights were out.  I could quietly work at night.

2020 has been full of change for me.  My son Scott, my right hand, passed on in February. He loved to go with me and did open houses with me and put out my signs, turned on and off lights and generally was my partner without his license.  And my loved MIL Jean passed on in December. I will miss her quiet and constant support.  I will go to CA occasionally but am looking forward to a vacation that doesn’t include driving to CA.    My friends and my son Brian and his spouse Charline have kept me going and I love them so much.  They have held my hand and grieved with me and allowed me to talk about it.   Very important.

2021 brought more change for the positive in my new partnership with Jason Helton from my office.  He has been working with me for almost 3 years and now we have made it official.  Jason is so warm and cuddly, but sharp as a tack.  And together we are off to a great start for 2021.

Change can be scary, and it can be invigorating.  We all must embrace it.  Writing my gratitude’s helps me greatly to realize all I must be grateful for even through the losses.  So when we come back to the new office in a few weeks, I will be sharing a desk.  And that means I have to keep it all tidy.  Hmmm.  I always know where everything is but it will be a challenge.  And I will be working from home in a space I have created that is all my own.  I will embrace the changes and the growth and look forward to a great year.











Roy Real Estate September 24, 2020

Secluded Custom 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Home with Detached Garage on 10+ Acres in Roy

Nestled in the scenic Roy countryside and sited on 10+ private acres, this custom 3,874-square-foot home-sweet-home is an absolute masterpiece! In addition to this immaculately maintained 2011-built home that shines like new, you also have a huge detached garage, 2 garden sheds, and sprawling acreage to cultivate. Located at 29523 14th Ave S Roy, WA 98580 and close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, this one-of-a-kind 4-bedroom, 3-bath residence is listed for $749,500. 

Surrounded by the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty, this property promises an idyllic getaway to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about! Captivating curb appeal greets you from the moment you pull in the long driveway, and this home’s stone accented, crisp trim, and welcoming front porch offer a preview of the curated details that await inside. The impressive entryway welcomes you with soaring ceilings, newly refinished hardwood floors, and recessed wall elements. The entryway guides you past the home office and into the formal dining room where those who love to entertain are sure to adore hosting everything from elaborate holiday feasts to special occasions! 

From here the layout seamlessly flows into the great room, a haven replete with elegance and a blend of classic and contemporary styles that’s sure to stand the test of time. A gorgeous stone-accented gas fireplace anchors the main living area, and just imagine snuggling up on the couch on a chilly winter’s evening visiting with loved ones while a fire roars in the background! New carpet and a warm, neutral color palette adds even more coziness into the mix.

From here, the layout unfolds into the chef’s kitchen, an expertly curated space with top-notch function and dialed in fashion. Pristine white cabinetry offers contrast with shimmering granite counters and the gleaming backsplash, and high-end stainless steel appliances are at the ready. A sunny dining area and bar-style counter seating ensure you have room for everyone, and hosting guests for get-togethers both large and small is an absolute joy! 

The main level also includes the primary suite, a resort-worthy oasis that boasts fabulous amenities. Plush carpets, recessed ceiling details, rejuvenating natural light, and direct outdoor access characterize the main bedroom, and a walk-in closet and 5-piece bath are yours to indulge in as well. The soaking sub is a standout highlight here—surrounded by sophisticated finishes that create a wonderfully sumptuous feel, you can relax in luxurious bubble baths and enjoy wellness routines all without having to leave the wonderful comfort of home! On the upper level you’ll find 2 more bedrooms, a bath, a bonus room, and a flex room for your convenience as well. 

Outdoor bliss is yours with this 10.14-acre property, and you can take in views of it all from the expansive back covered patio. Not only does this property feature an attached garage, but the incredible detached garage is yours to take advantage of as well. You can park your boat or additional vehicles here, use the space for hobbies, and so much more! There are also 2 garden sheds, and the large yard is absolutely brimming with possibility. You might choose to expand your entertaining area and build a deck, you could design a garden to grow your own delicious fruits and veggies, you might decide to raise chickens (imagine fresh eggs everyday!)… there’s room for all of this and more! 

Living in Roy

At 29523 14th Ave S Roy, WA 98580 you’re in a secluded area and just about a 10-minute drive into the heart of Roy. When you need to access more amenities, neighboring cities like Yelm, Graham, and Spanaway are just 10-20 minutes away, giving you more variety when you’d like to do more shopping, enjoy restaurants, and access local services. You’re also wonderfully close to outdoor adventure—discover horseback riding trails, hiking, fishing, camping, and much more all incredibly close to home. You can easily head out for a weekend of outdoor exploration, or even just for an afternoon—the wilderness is at your fingertips! 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808 for more information.

You can also contact REALTOR® & Area Expert in Roy Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665 to schedule your private tour.

Tacoma Real Estate September 27, 2019

Victorian Beauty & Commencement Bay Views Await: Discover this 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home in North Tacoma 

A one-of-a-kind opportunity presents itself with this captivating Victorian residence that’s nestled in a prime North Tacoma neighborhood. Built in 1927 and showcasing vintage charm at every turn, this 2,043-square-foot gem features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and delightful living spaces designed with entertaining in mind. Gorgeous outdoor space is in the mix as well, and sweeping, unobstructed views of Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, and beyond are all yours! Located at 3418 N Union Ave Tacoma, WA 98407 and just blocks to both the heart of the Proctor District and the waterfront, this home is listed for $650,000. 

While this lovingly cared for home boasts much of its original aesthetic, newer updates (which include the roof, windows, skylights, electrical, and heating) all provide new owners with peace of mind. In the formal living room, a grand wood burning fireplace anchors the space, while huge picture windows offer idyllic views that stretch on into the scenic distance. Entertain guests in style or just enjoy quiet evenings snuggled up on the couch while a cozy fire roars—home-sweet-home just doesn’t get better than this! 

The layout flows right into the dining room, and those who love to host are sure to appreciate having a spacious setting for holiday gatherings and dinner parties. In the expansive kitchen, you’ll find a smart layout that’s brimming with storage options and space to really spread out in. Stainless steel appliances promise efficiency, large counters offer ample space for meal prep, and there’s even room for a potential dining nook. A built-in desk offers the perfect “home office,” and even more cabinetry here ensures you have no shortage of storage options.

The main level also includes a large bedroom and a full bath, and upstairs you’ll find 3 more bedrooms and another full bath. Each bedroom retreat offers something a bit different—vaulted ceilings, wood paneling elements, and stunning bay views all await. Even more flexible space can be found in the basement—there’s a work bench that’s perfect for hobbies, and plenty of storage space as well. 

One of this home’s stand-out highlights is its incredible outdoor setting. At the front of the home, mature landscaping shows off a storybook scene, and perched above it all is a deck that offers one of the best views around. Imagine relaxing on a lounge chair on a warm summer day, or having friends over for al fresco dining—either way, breathtaking views of Commencement Bay provide the perfect backdrop! In the backyard you have even more lovely outdoor space to enjoy, and here, a large deck provides a private setting. 

Living in North Tacoma

At 3418 N Union Ave Tacoma, WA 98407, you’re in North Tacoma’s popular Proctor neighborhood and surrounded by some of Tacoma’s best amenities! The heart of Proctor is just blocks away, and here you’ll find tons of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and services. Pick up groceries at Metropolitan Market, Safeway, or the Proctor Farmers’ Market; enjoy dining out at places like Europa Bistro, Cactus Proctor, Viva Tacoma, Knapp’s, and Pomodoro Restaurant; shop at places like The Pacific Northwest Shop, Teaching Toys & Books, Compass Rose Tacoma; and head to Blue Mouse Theatre or Chalet Bowl for an evening of entertainment. You’re also just half a mile to Ruston Way, and here you’ll find a lovely trail that runs right along the waterfront, in addition to restaurants and parks. Additionally, Point Ruston with all of its restaurants, shopping, and fun activities is just a 5-minute drive away. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808.


Lakewood Real Estate August 19, 2019

Classic & Updated 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Home on the Golf Course at Oakbrook in Lakewood 

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits with this wonderfully spacious and updated 3,370-square-foot Oakbrook residence! Featuring 4 bedrooms (the master suite is on the main level), 3 baths, light-filled living spaces, and a pristine, well-appointed kitchen, this home is brimming with elegant comfort and flexibility. Plus, several smart updates ensure you don’t have to worry about a thing—a newer roof and new paint inside and out are all in the mix! Located at 7214 Onyx Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98498 and nestled right along the immaculate green of the Oakbrook Golf Club, this Lakewood gem is listed for $518,000. 

Surrounded by tall evergreens that offer shade and immaculate landscaping, this eye-catching home-sweet-home shows off top-notch curb appeal that’s sure to inspire pride in ownership everytime you pull in the driveway. When you step in through the front door, the entryway invites you in, and the welcoming living room is perfect for relaxation and visiting with guests. A dining room makes it easy to host holiday gatherings and dinner party get-togethers, and both of these versatile spaces feature a calm, neutral color palette. You can easily move right in and begin infusing each beautifully maintained space with your own signature style! 

At the back of the home, you’ll find easy open-concept living. Gorgeous hardwood floors and a fireplace create a warm and cozy atmosphere, and whether you’re snuggled up on the couch for a laid-back evening of catching up on your favorite TV shows or you’re enjoying a game night with loved ones, this living space is a joy to spend time in. The layout flows right into the kitchen, a haven of fashion-forward style and top-notch efficiency. Boasting details like shimmering granite counters, stainless steel appliances, generous cabinetry, and abundant natural light, the kitchen is a definite highlight of the home! The center island not only offers more storage and counter space, but it also provides bar-style seating and a fun, laid-back spot for guests to gather around and visit with each other. 

The main level features 3 bedrooms, which conveniently includes the master suite. In addition to the large bedroom layout, an ensuite bath with spa-inspired finishes is all yours as well! Journey upstairs to find another bedroom, a bath, and a large bonus room, giving you flexibility in use and the potential for a guest suite. 

In the park-like backyard, picturesque outdoor bliss awaits! A huge patio is an entertainer’s dream, and you have more than enough room for comfy outdoor dining sets, lounge chairs, a barbecue, and whatever else you might dream up. Lush green grass meets mature trees and greenery, giving you a rejuvenating view whenever you want to spend time out in the fresh air. And of course, a round of golf is always waiting to be enjoyed—golf enthusiasts are truly in for a treat! 

Living on the Golf Course at Oakbrook in Lakewood 

At 7214 Onyx Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98498, you’re in Lakewood’s Oakbrook community and right on the Oakbrook Golf Course. You’re also surrounded by Lakewood’s many outdoor opportunities—places like Steilacoom Lake, Gravelly Lake, American Lake, Chambers Bay Park, Fort Steilacoom Park, and more are ~12 minutes or less from home! When you need to run errands, you’re only 6 minutes from Lakewood Towne Center, and here you’ll find places like AMC theaters, Target, Safeway, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, PetSmart, Office Depot, 24 Hour Fitness, and several other shops, services, and eateries. You’re also only a 7-minute drive to Walmart Supercenter along Bridgeport Way, and you only have to drive a few more minutes north up Bridgeport Way to access places like Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and more! 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808.

Gig Harbor May 16, 2019

8 Big Reasons You’ll Want to See This Luxury Rainier View Estate (& It’s Finally For Sale!)

Ultimate Pacific Northwest luxury awaits with this extraordinary 20-acre estate. Nestled on a scenic, secluded property and showcasing prime views of majestic Mt. Rainier, this one-of-a-kind estate features a 10,870-square-foot home. Brimming with high-end amenities and expertly curated details throughout, this 5-bedroom, 8-bath beauty is truly a sight to behold. Plus, SeaTac International Airport is only one hour away.

An opportunity like this only comes around once in a lifetime, and there’s room for you to make it your own. You might choose to install a pool oasis, a helipad for your convenience, sport courts, equestrian facilities, an archery range—it’s all within the realm of possibility.

As for what you’ll find with this property’s current offerings, here are 8 of the top reasons why you’ll want to see this treasure in person!

  1. Discover an idyllic outdoor setting that includes stunning views of Mt. Rainier.

Surrounded by picturesque greenery, this 20-acre estate is encapsulated in Northwest beauty. Spend time in the rejuvenating solitude of nature, or entertain guests under the three verandas.

  1. A car enthusiast’s dream awaits… with garages for 8 cars and RV space.

The heated showroom garage is ready to showcase your favorite antique car, and could also be used as a music studio or for catering a grand party. You’ll find a total of 8 garage parking spaces plus Motor Coach parking, providing you with the space you need to keep all of your treasures safe and out of the weather.

  1. High-quality, artisanal details await at every turn.

This residence is simply unlike any other. Great care and attention to detail was given to each element you’ll find in this home where only the finest of finishes can be found. Features like hand hewn walnut floors, imported blown glass doorknobs, stacked stone walls and fireplace, Turkish travertine floors, and more can be found throughout.

You’ll also find amenities that make life so much easier—an elevator offers accessibility, the simple push of a button turns on the lights throughout the entire home at once, and twin chandeliers with blown glass can be raised and lowered for ease of maintenance. The entire home has over 16 miles of smart wire, and you’ll find an elaborate home audio/lighting/security system, designed and installed by Definitive Audio.

  1. Designed with entertaining in mind, this home is ready to host a crowd in style!

As soon as guests arrive, this home’s grand entryway impresses with twin mahogany staircases featuring curved wrought iron railing. Huge windows that stretch toward soaring ceilings beckon from the living room, and sunlight cascades in while framing breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier. Whether you’re having an intimate gathering or hosting the party of the year where everyone you know is invited, guests are sure to feel swept away with this home’s exquisite elegance!

  1. The chef-ready kitchen is an entertainer’s dream!

Unleash your culinary skills in the epic chef’s kitchen where the very best in function meets fashion. Whipping up elaborate meals is a breeze thanks to high-end appliances and a smart design, and multiple seating areas for entertaining ensures that everyone is comfortable.

  1. Resort-worthy amenities are all yours in the sumptuous master suite.

On the main level, the master bedroom offers a gorgeous getaway complete with a fireplace, a 6-piece master bath, and a walk-in closet that is the stuff of dreams! Take in views of Mt. Rainier right from the comfort of bed, indulge in relaxing wellness routines in the spa-like bath, and keep clothing for each season perfectly organized in the expansive walk-in closet.

  1. Find the ultimate hangout in the theatre room and kitchenette.

Movie marathons will never be the same after you’ve kicked back in your private theater room! Grab some popcorn and enjoy a movie on the 10’ projector screen or flat screen, relax in Cinema Tech recliner chairs, and drop the blackout blinds to complete the experience. Wilson, Mezzo & McIntosh equipment are sure to impress and complete this epic home theater. A kitchenette makes the experience all the more enjoyable—refills and snacks are easily within reach!

  1. Attached guest quarters with 1 bedroom, den, and full kitchen suitable for caretaker or nanny.

Whether you have a full-time nanny or a caretaker to help you manage the grounds, this estate even includes guest quarters ideal for providing employees with their own private space.


This residence is listed for $1,950,000.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808. You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665.