SOLD! Proctor District Clinker Brick Home

September 8, 2017
by Anne Jones

**Sale pending!**

  • Two bedrooms
  •  1.75 baths
  • 2,160 square feet / 1,760 finished
  • 6,000 square foot lot
  • Built in 1950
  • Offered for $380,000

This timeless clinker brick home sits on a large corner lot, perfectly situated between Proctor, UPS, and Jefferson Park. Big, south-facing windows flood the living & dining rooms with natural light. There are hardwoods throughout the main level including both bedrooms, which share a renovated bath with tile floors and tub surround.

Updated kitchen has a gas range and tons of cabinets for storage, and opens onto a large patio and the fully fenced backyard. Nicely finished lower level could be a 3rd bedroom. Two gas fireplaces, one upstairs and one down.

Many upgrades, including windows, a newer roof, air conditioning, electrical panel & sprinkler system. Large single car garage with extra storage space and off street parking for an RV or as many as four cars!

There’s so much to love about the North End of Tacoma -It’s like living in a small town, within a big city. It’s a high Walkscore community with a welcoming vibe. Proctor  is just a mere 2 minutes away- home of the Metropolitan Market and the Proctor Farmer’s Market.

Most folks get up on a Saturday, walk down to Proctor, grab a cup of coffee and head to the farmer’s market; where they catch up with friends and neighbors. Throughout Proctor, there are plenty of local little shops and eateries. There are a few new businesses that will be opening up this year, like Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. and Waffle Stop, which will expand your options!

A new favorite that locals are enjoying is Alegre Bakery and Gelato. They’re not your typical bakery either, they serve craft beer and local wine and partner with Cafe Vita out of Seattle and Mad Hat Tea out of Tacoma. They are also open until 12am – so if you’re having a craving for late night gelato, they’ll have you covered! Just don’t forget to pick up one of their tasty pastries to go to enjoy with your cup of coffee the next morning.

Insiders Tip from the seller – “In the Proctor District we love Peaks and Pints and our favorite sandwich there is the Beef and Beecher’s. A little further down the road is Brewer’s Row and we love the Al Pastor Torta. Cook’s Tavern, right next door, is a lovely kid friendly place for weekend breakfast! The house is also within good walking distance of 6th Avenue and we liked walking to Valhalla Coffee in the mornings.”

Knapp’s – a place you go not only for amazing breakfast, but also where everybody knows your name. This old-school eatery that serves classic comfort food has been around since 1930.

East West Cafe – when it starts to get cold and rainy, because it will in a few months, East West serves up a large, delicious bowl of Pho that will warm you right up! They also have an extensive menu of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine that you can smell before you can even get to the door. That flavorful smell will make you want to order everything.

If you’re looking for a cute and unique gift for a friend/family member/coworker – Compass Rose has jewelry, home decor and hand-crafted goods made by PNW artists. And if your gift wrapping skills aren’t on par, they’ll wrap it up for you! BONUS – they give back 10% of earnings to local organizations in the community.

If you’re craving some authentic Italian food Proctor is home to Europa Bistro and Pomodoro, and honestly you can’t go wrong with either option. Both are the place to go for dinner before taking in a movie at the historic Blue Mouse Theatre. Many don’t know that you can actually rent out the theatre for the ultimate birthday party.

Jefferson Park is less than a mile away and only takes 14 minutes to get to by foot. At close to 15 acres this neighborhood park has room for team sports, kids play and spray ground equipment and picnic tables. If you’re needing a quick jog to clear your mind after work, this is where the locals go.

Kandle Park, another Metro Parks of Tacoma is two miles away and is the newest outdoor pool with a wave pool – also offers a playground that was updated in 1994, a spray-ground if you just want to play and cool down, skate park, basketball hoops, plenty of picnic sites, walking trails, an open field for flying kites and a community garden.

Nearby schools include Jefferson Elementary, Mason Middle School and Wilson High School.

This home is also just a few blocks from the University of Puget Sound. Every spring UPS hosts a flea market with the Women’ League – you can find around 70+ vendors selling antiques, re-purposed items, vintage, jewelry, bath and body goods, home decor, crafts, artwork and food trucks! The $10 admission to get into the event, 100% of the proceeds goes towards student scholarships.