Custom-Built 4-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Luxury Home in Fox Island’s Gated Pebble Beach Estates

Nestled on a stunning 1-acre property and offering access to 600 feet of community beach, this timeless Fox Island treasureis a haven of easy living. Boasting an expansive 4,312-square-foot layout, this home includes spaces designed for both formal and informal entertaining, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, security, surround sound, 3 fireplaces, a new 80-gallon hot water tank, wiring for GEN, and muchmore! Located at 1055 Papago Dr Fox Island WA 98333in Pebble Beach Estates, this private oasis is listed for the reduced price of $795,000.

When you arrive home, lush greenery, neat landscaping, and majestic emerald trees frame this residence’s eye-catching exterior. Every time you reach your 2005-built home-sweet-home, you can breathe in the fresh island air and rest assured that all that this secluded setting entails is yours to indulge in! Just in through the front door, the main 2-story entryway is designed to impress, with rich wood and stone-inspired accents contributing to the warm and welcoming feel of it all.

Immediately to the right, an inviting formal living room with a handsome fireplace offers the perfect spot for visiting with guests, while the formal dining room awaits. The large layout ensures you have the space to host a crowd, whether you’re serving a holiday feast or hosting a sophisticated multi-course dinner party.

This home’s palatial layout extends toward the back of the home, where you’ll find a huge living room with exquisite coffered ceilings and a lavish fireplace that beautifully ties in each hue in this sumptuous space. The layout flows into the gourmet kitchen and open dining area, a hub that promises to become the center of daily life! Find ample storage not only in lovely cabinetry, but in the convenient butler’s pantry as well. Large counters include a built-in desk area (perfect for keeping the home organized) and a huge center island. Whether you’re whipping up a homemade meal for a crowd or meal prepping for the week, you’ll find tons of space to spread out in, making daily tasks all the more enjoyable!

Journey upstairs to find a floorplan brimming with potential, from the loft area with natural sunlight cascading in through skylights, or in one of the comfortable, private bedrooms. In the master suite, you’ll find standout amenities that include things like large windows for dreamy views outside and a fireplace that’s perfect for warming up this sumptuous retreat. The ensuite master bath is especially not to miss, with its warm color palette and spa-worthy finishes, to its corner soaking tub that’s ready for rejuvenating bubble baths. Additionally, you’ll find your dream walk-in closet wrapped up into this fabulous package!

Outdoor lovers will find themselves in paradise with this haven’s sprawling 1-acre property, and whether you’re putting your green thumb to work, hosting guests for weekend barbecues, or simply sunbathing and taking in a view of it all from the patio, you’re sure to make years and years of memories in the process! Thoughtfully designed rock walls, charming paths, and landscaping that reflects that natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is all in the mix. You’ll even find a patio with its own fire pit, a lovely perch that offers an idyllic scene for roasting s’mores and telling campfire stories while the sun goes down and the stars shine overhead!

Living on Fox Island

At 1055 Papago Dr Fox Island WA 98333, enjoy the best of island living with access to a 600 foot community beach! Fox Island is a small island community that’s located just southwest of Gig Harbor. Conveniently connected to Gig Harbor by the Fox Island Bridge, you can easily drive right onto the island. In addition to stunning views of the Puget Sound and beyond, you’ll find plenty of opportunity for taking advantage of a variety of water sports, like boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and so much more.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!You can also contact REALTOR® Kirk Lent online hereor give him a call/text at (253) 905-1752!

 

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 11:41 pm
Kirk Lent | Category: Uncategorized

Gig Harbor Waterfront Real Estate Guide – High Bank

If you’ve considered high bank waterfront, but unsure as to the stability of the hillside, or what should be considered when purchasing, hopefully the following information will help.

A bank can range in height from a few feet to hundreds of feet. What is considered High Bank Waterfront is left up to the individual, as Local and Federal Agencies do not define the height, only the characteristics of the bank and what potential issues may arise during ownership.

Higher, more distinct slopes are called bluffs which are often referred to as “near vertical”. When considering high bank waterfront, look for the following potential conditions:

– Trees angled towards water

– Distinct breaks in the slope

– “Gullying” or surface erosion

– Piled earth or debris at the base of the bank

– 40 percent slope, or greater with 15 feet or more vertical relief

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The above picture represents all 5 conditions. As long as one or more conditions exist, it is best to perform the following prior to making an offer:

Geotechnical Evaluation – Check with the seller to see if there has been a recent or updated evaluation. Geotechnical Engineers will review surface conditions, subsurface conditions through soil borings, geologic data for the site, conduct a land reconnaissance, and evaluate landslide conditions.

Talk with the neighbors – The neighbors may know of any recent landslide issues.

County planning department – Call your local planning department for information on the history of the property.

In many cases, the conditions found in a specific property can be greatly improved upon by implementing the suggestions provided by a Geotechnical Engineer and other local agencies, which may include redirecting rain water and adding French drains to the property along with dispersing the water at the base of the hillside or adding native vegetation. On the flip side, removing vegetation and adding impermeable surfaces will increase the potential for landslides and should be reviewed by your local planning department before making changes.

Feel free to contact me for more information regarding waterfront properties. Thank you!

Kirk

Kirk Lent

kirklent@windermere.com

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 7:04 pm
Kirk Lent | Category: Uncategorized

Spacious & Updated 3-Bedroom Home w/Main Floor Master Suite in Gig Harbor

Freshly updated and well maintained, this impressive residence in the Hidden Ridge neighborhood is a true Gig Harbor treasure! Boasting top-notch details like a main floor master suite and a custom-built backyard entertaining area, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence has plenty of space for hosting, relaxing, and having fun! Located at 7217 32nd St Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, this 1,577-square-foot retreat is listed for $320,000.

a045-6Set against a scene of lovingly manicured grass and mature emerald trees in the background, this residence is home to lush nature and tranquil privacy. The welcoming lower level of this home invites you inside to discover a convenient master suite alongside a living room and even a convenient laundry area. Boasting outdoor access and plush carpets, the master bedroom is a haven for rejuvenation!

a045-9Head upstairs to enjoy an open-concept floor plan that shows off bright hardwoods and eye-catching vaulted ceilings. Replete with elegant windows that let in lots of natural sunlight and a fireplace complete with built-in shelving, the living room offers a relaxing space to entertain guests in, or simply curl up with a good movie for a quiet and comfy evening! The living room opens up into a dining area that’s adjacent to the convenient kitchen. With plenty of cabinet space for storage, expansive countertops and even a handy desk area, the kitchen is only made better by views outside into your private backyard!

a045-8a045-10Outside, the opportunity to enjoy nature year-round awaits. A custom-built, covered outdoor entertaining area (with an exquisite chandelier, no less!) boasts a hot tub and plenty of space for patio furniture and more. Host summertime barbecues that end with a luxurious soak in the hot tub! This large level lot also includes a detached TV port and a small cabin with storage on one side, and a craft room on the other. With plenty of space for all that life brings, this move-in ready home is a dynamic space of comfort alongside convenience! 

a045-7Living in Gig Harbor

With a fantastic location near Harbor Family Park, Fox Island boat launch and Waterfront Nature Preserve, this home offers privacy alongside easy access to all of the reasons why people love living in Gig Harbor! Known for its active maritime scene, stunning scenic views and opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, this home is in a prime location to enjoy it all. Plus, a quick 13-minute drive to highway 16 offers ease and efficiency when it comes to getting around, whether you’re heading to Downtown Gig Harbor to enjoy dining and shopping, or heading over to neighboring Tacoma and beyond!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Kirk Lent online here or give him a call/text at (253) 905-1752!

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm
Kirk Lent | Category: Uncategorized

Beautiful 0.69-Acre Lot in Scenic & Convenient Lakewood

Nestled among towering trees and gentle grasses in Lakewood—a small, peaceful city on the edge of the shimmering Puget Sound—this 30,000-sq-ft lot is waiting to be transformed! Home to several breathtaking lakes, lush gardens, private clubs, expansive and immaculately kept golf courses, Lakewood provides a myriad of opportunities for comfortable living and outdoor recreation. Located at 12225 Interlaaken Dr SW, residentially zoned, and listed for $270,000, this partially fenced open lot eagerly awaits your unique transformation into a homestead or a lucrative investment property.

Revered for its vibrant local economy, Lakewood offers a dynamic mix of one-of-a-kind restaurants, small businesses, public boat launches, and beautifully maintained public parks, perfect for an afternoon spent on the playground, or relaxing in the sun with a good book. Its stunning views of Mt. Rainier and close proximity to the shores of Puget Sound have crowned Lakewood home to some of the most highly desired real estate in Pierce County. Lakewood Gardens, Gravelly Lake and American Lake are all close by, and offer opportunity for relaxation and recreation!

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Surrounded by serene stretches of natural beauty and other impressively developed homes along county-maintained paved streets, owners of this lot are within district lines for Idlewild Elementary, Mann Middle School, and Clover Park High School. Commuters will love its close proximity highways—at 12225 Interlaaken Dr SW, you’re just a 6-minute drive to Interstate-5, making it easy to connect to Olympic, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Seattle to the north.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Kirk Lent online here or give him a call/text at (253) 905-1752!

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm
Kirk Lent | Category: Uncategorized

Luxurious 1-Level, 3-Bedroom Home w/Renovated Backyard in Gig Harbor

Welcome to your own private oasis! This bright and airy 1-level home offers ultimate comfort alongside elegant and luxurious living. With 2,554 sq. ft., this spacious residence includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and much more, including a stunning, newly renovated backyard. Several large, lovely window throughout let in lots of natural light, and new PLentation shutters have been installed throughout. Located at 6306 116th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332, this beauty is listed for $549,000.

A beautiful cherry wood entry welcomes you inside through the front door of this home, and leads to an exquisite, pillared dining room and a separate vaulted living room. Both spaces are ideal for entertaining! Head further into the home, and an open concept living area awaits. A haven of rest and relaxation, the living room is complete with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, perfect for enjoying on cozy evenings. The adjacent kitchen boasts sleek SS appliances and elegant granite countertops offers plenty of space to spread out. A countertop dining space and an additional large eating nook provides a wonderful setting for casual dining and hanging out in.

When it’s time to head in for the evening, a huge, private master suite awaits. This retreat comes complete with a sprawling master bath that include double sinks, a fabulous soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. Additional bedrooms provide even more space, whether you choose to use them as bedrooms, a hobby room, exercise room, etc.!

 

And then… wait until you see the complete renovated backyard! Tropical plants, a tranquil pond, waterfall feature, pergola, stone pillars, and lighting all offer a vacation-worthy setting for you to indulge in whenever you please.

Living in Gig Harbor

Well-known for its active maritime scene, Gig Harbor rests right along the Puget Sound in a prime spot. Residents love staying active and taking advantage of the Sound, whether it’s boating, kayaking, paddle boarding… if it’s a watersport, someone in Gig Harbor is doing it! At 6306 116th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332, you’ll enjoy a close proximity to nature and the conveniences of any city. This locale is literally just minutes from Henderson Bay, Highway 16, Canterwood Golf & Country Club, Sehmel Homestead Park, McCormick Forest Park, and more!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Kirk Lent online here or give him a call/text at (253) 905-1752!

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm
Kirk Lent | Category: Uncategorized