Stunning 4 Bedroom Mid-Century University Place Home with a Partial Water View

8505 42nd St W, University Place 

The Essentials: 

3,016 Sq. Ft. 

11,774 Sq. Ft. Lot 

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms 

2 Car Attached Garage 

Fully Landscaped with Sport Court 

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Nested in charming University Place, only a few blocks from Curtis High School, this mid century 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sits proudly on a fully landscaped quarter acre lot. A stunning example of period NW Moderism you are greeted by floor to ceiling windows and classic brick accents. The two car garage is perfect for keeping your vehicles out of the weather and storing lawn equipement to maintain the premium landscaping. Circular driveway provides ample off street parking for guests, or is the perfect spot for your little ones to cruise around on their bikes. 

Pass through the foyer, the formal dining room is to the right and leads directly into the kitchen. Floor to ceiling windows add drama and bathe the room in soft natural light. Timeless Terrazzo flooring is under the carpeting, and is showcased in the foyer. 

Continue into the crisp white kitchen that overlooks the landscaped backyard.


There is a sunny breakfast nook that is perfect for enjoying a casual meal or keeping an eye on the evenings homework progress while preparing dinner. You're minutes away from amenities including specialty grocers such as Trader Joe's or the newly opened Whole Foods MarketIf you're taking a night off a chef there are plenty of options for dining out. Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar is a local favorite, Forza Coffee is the perfect spot to grab a fresh brewed coffee and enjoy a light lunch. Drive or stroll down Grandview Dr W towards the water and you'll end up at picturesque Chambers Bay Regional Park, which is a 930 acre site that includes over 2 miles of saltwater shoreline, and several different walking / biking trails. This was also the location of the 2015 U.S. Open, hosted by Chambers Bay Golf Course. Now that the U.S. Open has concluded you can play a round just like the pros, then enjoy panoramic views and locally sourced food and wine pairings from Chamber's Bay Grill. You can also walk to Curran Apple Orchard, an unique 7.33 acre apple orchard with more than 200 trees and 15 varieties of apples. You don't have to wait for the apples to ripen to enjoy this park either, there are free summer concerts on select Thursday evenings and you won't want to miss the annual Cider Squeeze, now in it's 21 year! 

Continue into the spacious family room with floor to ceiling windows, and easy access to the covered deck. 

Vaulted ceilings, and a floor to ceiling brick fireplace has been upgraded to gas log, making lighting it a cinch. With 3 fireplaces throughout the home in addition to the forced air gas heat you'll always be toasty warm! 

Around the corner is the formal living room with a wood burning fireplace, there is plenty of room for everyone in this 3,016 sq. ft. house! 

Step outside onto the covered deck and enjoy the fully landscaped backyard or watch the kiddos play on the sport court! Enjoy outdoor living while staying out of the rain. 

There is a partial Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain view to enjoy while dining alfresco. 

Back inside you'll enjoy a lovely master suite that opens to the deck, the ideal spot to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee in the morning. 

There is also a private master bathroom with an impressive tile shower and handsome millwork. 

There are two other bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs as well. The fully finished daylight walk out basement is your ideal rec room and flex space and has a kitchenette! 

Pop in a movie, build a roaring fire, and enjoy some snacks while never venturing upstairs! 

There are endless options for this space with ample room for a pool table this could be the man cave you've been looking for, or the perfect spot for your in-laws with the fourth bedroom located on this level and a full bathroom! 

Step outside and marvel at what this quarter acre lot has to offer. Fully fenced with premium landscaping, a deck that overlooks the sport court, and the side yard with a pergola above the patio to provide shade on sunny days! Plant some grape vines to climb the pergola and enjoy the fruits of your own backyard! 

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Posted on July 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports, university place | Tagged , , , , , ,

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