Is Homesteading In Your Retirement Plan?

article by Bob Shannon


Homesteading is not a recent concept. In fact, as Mother Earth News explains, it dates back to the middle 1800s when the government first offered 160 acres to anyone willing to live and work the land for five years. Today, homesteading is synonymous with people simply wishing to be more self-sufficient. Often, this means retirees hoping to carve out a peaceful patch for their golden years.



Is it downsizing?

Many people believe that homesteading means they have to downsize their house. In reality, you may actually need to upsize or, more accurately, “rightsize” your new home. This means looking for a house, not necessarily based on square feet, but one that offers all the space you need to pursue your pet projects and passions. The Lee Team can sit down with you to determine what, exactly, you need, so that you aren’t spending more than you need to and that you don’t wind up with unused or unutilized space.


Money matters.

Speaking of spending, it’s also a good idea to talk with your real estate agent and mortgage lender about how much you can reasonably afford. A number of factors will come into play here, including your savings and, if applicable, continuing income. If you have yet to sell your home, that might make it a bit difficult, particularly if you need the equity for a down payment. You may, however, have the option to extend closing if you plan to buy and sell simultaneously. Once you’ve narrowed down your budget, make sure to check local taxes and whether or not there are any special advantages of buying in a rural area, which will likely be needed since homesteading requires more than just a front lawn.


The space race.

In addition to the size of your home, you must also consider how many acres you will need based on your needs, wants, and physical abilities. While the original acreage provided by the Homesteaders Act is certainly enough, land is not cheap. Today, you are likely going to have to look at a much smaller plot. Keep in mind that you need a place to raise food and animals, along with storage and lots of work space. And since you will likely be spending lots of time with the kids and grandkids, you also want to section out an area for outdoor entertainment and recreation.


More money matters.

Something that many new homesteaders fail to consider is the cost of operating what boils down to a farm. Depending on how big you want to go and how much machinery you are willing to invest in, you could easily spend $100,000 plus just to get started, and that does not include the cost of your land and home. Keep these expenses in mind as you discuss your wants with your real estate agent. That said, you must also weigh the benefits, both financial and personal. Having a farm and homestead where you live gives you an opportunity to live humbly. It will help build a strong work ethic for generations to come, and it will show your family that money and material possessions aren’t all that important.

Buying a home for your retirement is an exciting process. It’s made even more so when you know that your future will be self-sufficient and spent caring for the land that you call home. But homesteading is a process, and it is one that must begin with lots of research. Talk to your agent about available properties, and don’t forget to calculate expenses that you would not incur in a city or suburban area. Most of all, make sure you have a good pair of gloves you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.

Posted on September 15, 2020 at 9:29 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Uncategorized |

Upgrades That Will Make an Inaccessible Home Accessible


Article written by Patrick Young


On the hunt for a new home but struggling to find a suitably accessible space? Finding the right property can be extraordinarily difficult when you have a disability. Very few homes were built with people with disabilities in mind. As a result, there may be no properties available that currently suit your needs. However, there are upgrades and renovations you can make to an imperfect property to help make it right for you. This article will break down the best renovations for accessibility, as well as cover potential costs and help you gauge the best options for you.


Basics to Start With

There are a few fundamental features you should look for in a home. Primarily, you want to make sure you find a home that can be renovated to meet your needs. For example, a split-level home is probably never going to be the right fit for someone in a wheelchair. Although you could conceivably install an elevator, the way the levels split may get in the way of feasibility.

These fundamentals will depend mainly on your needs. If you struggle with stairs, for instance, consider looking only at single-level homes. If you have a wide mobility aid, avoid homes with lots of narrow doorways or hallways. Keeping these basic features in mind will help you to find a home that has the right kind of potential.


Safe Flooring

 If you use a mobility aid or otherwise face difficulty getting around, it’s important to ensure you always have a safe surface to walk on. Carpeting can present a problem for many mobility aids and can also create a tripping hazard. However, removing carpeting and installing hardwood floors is a relatively simple process, so don’t skip a home just because of the carpet.

The cost of installing hardwood can vary pretty dramatically based on different details of the project. A single room will be less expensive than a whole home, obviously, but other elements come into play, too. Some materials, such as pine or bamboo, can save you some money on installation. The area you call home, necessary repairs to the subfloor, and the removal of furniture can also increase the cost of this project.


Navigating Stairs

 If you’ve fallen in love with a multi-level home, you don’t have to give up on the dream necessarily. However, you will need to think critically about how to make the space safe and comfortable to get around in. There are options that you can turn to that will help.

For example, you might consider installing a stairlift. These are chairs you can sit in that will bring you from one level to another. These also have the advantage of being relatively easy to install and remove without making major structural changes to the home.

This is a great option for people who have light mobility aids that they can hold while they’re ascending or descending, or those who have multiple mobility aids and can designate them to different levels. These also have the advantage of being relatively easy to install and remove without making major structural changes to the home.

If you’re not in these two groups, however, you may need to consider installing an elevator. These are bigger projects and are usually much pricier (as much as $40,000, compared to a stairlift’s $5.000). However, they can provide easy access to every floor in your home.


Bathroom Renovations

 For many people with disabilities, bathrooms can be a tricky and dangerous space. Trying to use a bathroom made for able-bodied people can lead to serious slips and falls, which can lead to injury and even death. That’s why it’s important to get the appropriate renovations done to the bathroom you’ll use in your new home. While a full-scale remodel can run up to $26,000 in Gig Harbor, there are more affordable options such as adding a big sit-in shower with a movable showerhead. This allows you to rest comfortably while you get clean, and easily reach everything you need without practicing your contortionist routine. For an extra touch of luxury, consider pairing the removable head with a ceiling rain showerhead.

You should also install plenty of grab bars in the bathroom to make the space as safe as possible. Even without needing to step over high tub walls, wet floors will always create a hazard. Having grab bars installed can be a lifesaver in a tricky situation.

These are just a few of the upgrades that can make a home more accessible for many people with disabilities. However, what works well for one person may not be a good investment for another. Remember: Your individual situation will always be your best guide. Consider reaching out to your local disability services or a medical professional to get advice. They can help you figure out exactly what you need to make a home as safe and easy to navigate as possible.


Article written by Patrick Young

Photo Credit: Unsplash

Posted on April 17, 2020 at 7:53 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Uncategorized |

Exceptional 3-Bedroom, 3-Bath Pacific Northwest Oasis in Beautiful Dupont Neighborhood 

Nestled at the end of one of the loveliest streets in Dupont and surrounded by city convenience and natural beauty, this 2,513-square-foot home presents a thoroughly captivating opportunity. Situated on an impressively manicured 0.31-acre property with a storybook outdoor setting, this 2002-built gem is replete with premium amenities and high-end finishes. Located at 2502 Macarthur St Dupont, WA 98327, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath home is listed for $485,000. 

When you first approach this home-sweet-home, its eye-catching curb appeal makes for a memorable first impression. Showcasing artful landscaping straight from the glossy pages of a home and garden magazine, this residence’s lush front yard is the epitome of Pacific Northwest charm! Once you step in through the front door, this home’s welcoming atmosphere immediately envelops you in warmth, and formal living spaces beckon. Brazilian hardwoods guide you from the formal living room into the formal dining room, and here, you have the space to host holiday gatherings and special occasions with elegance and ease. 

The layout flows into even more open-concept living space, and a grand gas fireplace anchors this dynamic area. Warm up around a roaring fire (and enjoy refreshing A/C during warmer months), and imagine cozying up on the couch for laidback evenings spent in the company of loved ones! Rich wood elements add visual intrigue to the inviting scene, and the fireplace is flanked by custom built-ins perfect for showing off treasured keepsakes. 

From here, the chef’s kitchen is easily within reach. Featuring a smart, spacious layout, this haven of efficiency offers high-end appliances, gorgeous granite counters, a walk-in pantry, tons of storage in custom cabinetry, bar-style seating, an island, and a sunny dining nook. Whether you’re whipping up an elaborate homemade meal or gathered with guests around the island for wine and appetizers, the kitchen is sure to become a hub of activity! 

You’ll also find 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in this home’s palatial floor plan, and flexible living space to use as you please. The master suite is especially a must-see retreat—here you’ll discover a generous layout with plenty of room for a king-sized bed and a sitting area. Luxurious wellness routines are extra enjoyable in the spa-inspired ensuite bath, which shows off fresh contemporary finishes and a peaceful setting ideal for rest and rejuvenation. 

In the fenced backyard, your very own private paradise offers you an idyllic getaway. A large ironwood deck is ready for outdoor entertaining, and here you can relax on comfy lounge chairs and take in the view. Mature greenery (with photo-ready 4-season colors to enjoy!), a picturesque pond and waterfall, and plenty of space to put your green thumb to work are all at your fingertips—the lifestyle you’ve always imagined awaits right here in Dupont! 

Living in Dupont 

At 2502 Macarthur St Dupont, WA 98327, you’re tucked away on a beautiful street and just minutes to top local conveniences! Connect to Interstate-5 in just 6 minutes, and find tons of city amenities just 12 minutes away along Marvin Road in neighboring Lacey. Places like Walmart, Safeway, Costco, The Home Depot, Petco, Walgreens, LA Fitness, and several other shops, eateries, and services are all right here. You’re also just minutes to places like Eagles Pride Golf Course, The Home Course, and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, making it easy to stay active and spend time out in the fresh air! You’re also only a few minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 9:23 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Dupont Real Estate |

Stylish Sophistication Awaits in a Prime Gig Harbor Location w/this Like-New 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Home 

Built in 2017 and brimming with upgrades and high-quality craftsmanship at every turn, this incredible 2,785-square-foot Gig Harbor home is an absolute gem! In addition to beautifully curated living spaces and a thoughtful floor plan designed with entertaining in mind, this home also features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a lovely backyard oasis. Located at 10643 Echo Rock Place Gig Harbor, WA 98332 and merely minutes to Downtown Gig Harbor, top conveniences, and highway access, this residence is listed for $559,500. 

Showcasing a Craftsman-inspired aesthetic with a hint of modern flair, this move-in ready home is framed by tall emerald trees in the background and neat landscaping in the front. A charming covered porch welcomes you home, and when you step inside, soaring ceilings and high-end finishes greet you—this beauty feels brand new! In the main living room, natural sunlight cascades in through large windows, and an elegant fireplace serves as the room’s focal point. Imagine snuggling up on the sofa for a relaxing evening at home while a fire keeps things cozy in the background! 

The open-concept layout flows into the dining area, a spacious haven of entertaining with room to host a crowd. Having guests over for a holiday party or celebrating a special occasion? Your home offers the ideal setting for it all! The entertainer’s kitchen shows off eye-catching contemporary style, and details like granite counters, a shimmering tile backsplash, high-quality appliances, and crisp white cabinetry are all in the dynamic mix. Not only do you have the space and functionality to whip up delicious homemade feasts, but this fashionable space is perfect for gathering—bar-style seating at the center island offers a casual spot to sip on wine and enjoy appetizers! 

When the weather’s warm enough, sliding glass doors lead out onto the covered patio and quickly expand your entertaining and living space. Enjoy al fresco meals rain or shine, and relax in style as you take in views of the tranquil greenery that surrounds your home. You can easily decide to keep the yard simple and low-maintenance, but if you enjoy spending afternoons outside gardening, you’ll find ample potential for putting your green thumb to work! 

This home’s expansive layout also includes 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and each pristine space shows off the same thoughtful attention to detail that you’ll find throughout the rest of the home. An especially luxurious retreat awaits in the master suite—this not-to-miss sanctuary not only features an extra-large bedroom layout, but the spa-worthy ensuite bath is an absolute dream come true. High-end amenities and stylish finishes are all in the mix, and wellness routines are extra rejuvenating thanks to the wonderfully fresh feel of the space. And, in addition to flexible square footage that could be used as a den, office, fitness center, hobby room or playroom, you also have a separate laundry room that’s complete with a sink, counter space, and storage, making it as easy as possible to keep your household running smoothly! 

Living in Gig Harbor

At 10643 Echo Rock Place Gig Harbor, WA 98332, you’re in a prime Gig Harbor location that’s absolutely surrounded by shopping, restaurants, transit, entertainment, outdoor opportunities—pretty much everything you could ask for! The iconic Downtown Gig Harbor waterfront is merely a 4-minute drive from home, making it easy to enjoy waterfront activities, popular dining, community events, etc. Borgen Boulevard is only a 1-minute drive away, and along here you’ll find a huge variety of conveniences to choose from: places like Costco, Albertsons, The Home Depot, the YMCA, Target, CVS Pharmacy, Starbucks and a long list of other shops and eateries are all right there. Plus, Highway 16 is just a short 4-minute drive from home. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 9:27 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Gig Harbor Real Estate |

The Art of Luxury

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Luxury |

Waterfront Estate on 2+ Acres with 140-Feet of Beach & Panoramic Views in Gig Harbor’s Exclusive Horsehead Bay Community

Boasting panoramic views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this one-of-a-kind gem is tucked away in the exclusive gated Horsehead Bay community in Gig Harbor. Discover this home’s long list of sumptuous amenities, from the palatial 4,240-square-foot layout that includes 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, to the idyllic 2.09-acre property that includes 140 feet of pristine beach access. Located at 3016 115th Ave NW Gig Harbor WA 98335, this 1994-built masterpiece is listed for $2,075,000.

When you drive up to this splendid residence, a huge 6-car garage and a striking entryway make for a delightful first impression. The front door opens up to reveal waterfront living at its finest, and the layout seamlessly flows from one well-appointed space to another. The main floor shows off expertly designed living spaces that include 2 cozy fireplaces and exquisite built-ins, all with captivating views of the Puget Sound. A wall replete with shimmering windows not only bathes the space in cheerful natural light, but ensures you can take advantage of this home’s premium vantage point.

This residence’s epicurean kitchen ensures that entertaining is effortless, whether you’re whipping up a holiday feast or simply sipping a glass of wine at bar-style counter seating. Granite counters, a sub-zero fridge, sleek appliances (including a wine fridge!), and tons of storage make for a remarkable blend of top-notch efficiency and stylish elegance. The formal dining room is the cherry on top, and here you’ll discover a sophisticated atmosphere complete with a fireplace, in addition to even more incredible views.

This home’s generous 4 bedrooms each boast resort-worthy amenities, and no expense has been spared. Overnight guests are in for a treat no matter which room they unpack their bags in, but the main floor master suite is the true crème de la crème. Imagine waking up to views of the Sound and the Olympics, and basking in the warmth of the fireplace, all without having to leave the indulgent comfort of bed! The layout includes a huge walk-in closet, and also flows into the ensuite bath, a sumptuous retreat with 5-star spa amenities.

A large bonus room with eye-catching ceiling beams can also be found upstairs, and this versatile space is ideal for an entertainment center or indoor recreation area. Find wall-to-wall cabinets perfect for a tv display or a home theater system, and natural light that cascades in through a generous wall of windows.

This estate’s outdoor offerings are just as dreamy as its indoor amenities, and you’ll find a regulation-sized tennis court in addition to idyllic entertaining options. Whether you’re hosting al fresco meals on the huge deck or exploring the beach, the benefits of waterfront living can be found at every turn. A moorage buoy can be used spring through autumn, and you can head out for a kayaking adventure whenever you please! The life you’ve always envisioned for yourself awaits in Horsehead Bay!

Living in Gig Harbor’s Horsehead Bay Community

At 3016 115th Ave NW Gig Harbor WA 98335, you’re not far from outdoor opportunities and city conveniences! Whether you’re exploring the 112-acre Kopachuck State Park (only 9 minutes away) or playing a round of golf at Gig Harbor Golf Club (only 10 minutes away), you’ll find plenty of ways to stay active close to home. Highway 16 is only a 14-minute drive from home, and both Downtown Gig Harbor and Uptown Gig Harbor are conveniently only a 15-minute drive away! Whether you need to run errands or just want to head out for a relaxing day of shopping and dining, you don’t have to travel far to take advantage of all that Gig Harbor has to offer.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 5:39 am
Janet Lee | Posted in Gig Harbor Real Estate, Luxury |

Your Private Oasis Awaits! Discover This Remodeled 4-Bedroom Home in Convenient Gig Harbor Location

Summertime bliss awaits with this private oasis in Gig Harbor! Enjoy this secluded slice of paradise while being in a desirable neighborhood just seconds from the Narrows Bridges and minutes to Downtown Gig Harbor. Additionally, this 2,453-square-foot home showcases an extensive remodel! Located at 2222 Aqua Vista Ct NW Gig Harbor WA 98335, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is listed for $725,000.

Nestled on 0.28 acres of beautifully cultivated land, this home’s fabulous outdoor setting offers resort-ready amenities right from the comfort of home-sweet-home. A sprawling patio is ready for weekend barbecues and summer parties galore, and guests can sunbathe, go for a refreshing swim in the pool, and unwind in the spa. Palm trees instantly transport you into summer vacation mode, and it’s hard to beat the view of the pristine, crystal clear pool!

This 1976-built home boasts an extensive remodel, and the attention to details throughout is truly impressive. Discover delightful elements like exotic hardwoods, imported vanities, attractive walls of reclaimed brick and wood, custom cabinetry, and more, all for a dynamic blend of captivating classic and modern styles.

In the front living room, cheerful sunlight pours in through large windows, and a fireplace promises cozy evenings spent snuggled up on the couch. The warm color palette just adds to the inviting feel of the space, and evenings spent entertaining guests or just relaxing watching tv are both at home here!

The layout seamlessly flows into the huge gourmet kitchen, an impressive space with rich cabinetry, impeccably maintained counters, sleek appliances, and eye-catching light fixtures that add a splash of fashionable flair to the space. Light cascades in through a large skylight, shining the spotlight on this truly remarkable haven of efficiency! The adjacent formal dining room features the other side of the living room’s fireplace, and the gorgeous brick makes for a stunning statement wall. Plus, plenty of room for a full-sized dining table ensures you’ll have room to host a crowd!

An additional living area includes its own kitchenette, offering the potential for a guest suite with its own entrance. This home’s 4 bedrooms promise loved ones their own private space to retreat to, and the master suite is a noteworthy highlight. Not only can you enjoy direct deck access and a large layout with room for a sitting area, but tons of built-in closet space and a stunning ensuite bath is in the mix as well.

Living in Gig Harbor

At 2222 Aqua Vista Ct NW Gig Harbor WA 98335, your location really cannot be beat. From here you’re only 2 minutes away from connecting to Highway 16, and the Narrow Bridges are right there, making it easy to hop on over to Tacoma and back. Both Tubby’s Trail Dog Park and the Performance Golf Center are practically in your backyard at only .3 miles away, making it easy to stay active. Uptown Gig Harbor is a short 6-minute drive away, and Downtown Gig Harbor is a quick 8-minute drive—it’s a breeze to run errands, go shopping, grab a bite to eat, and so much more!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 5:29 am
Janet Lee | Posted in Gig Harbor Real Estate |

Immaculately Maintained 4-Bedroom, 2.75-Bath Home w/Rental Potential on 1.26 Gorgeous Acres in Gig Harbor

Tucked away in a secluded setting on a stunning 1.26 acres, this spacious 2,760-square-foot residence is an absolute dream to come home to! In addition to the serene outdoor setting, this home’s indoor amenities promise easy living at every turn. Discover 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, comfortable living spaces, a 2nd kitchen downstairs, plus a long list of thoughtful updates that include new floor coverings, new paint, and new light fixtures. Located at 7207 63rd St Ct NW Gig Harbor WA 98335 and close to top-rated schools, parks, Highway 16, Downtown Gig Harbor and more, this move-in ready home is listed for $497,500.

When you arrive home, an extra-long driveway leads you past mature trees and lush greenery into your very own private slice of paradise. Surrounded by Pacific Northwest beauty, this home feels miles away from it all while still being wonderfully close to city conveniences! A path from the front winds its way around the home to the backyard, past tranquil, low-maintenance landscaping to a covered patio and spacious deck. Perfect for hosting lively weekend barbecues or just sunbathing as you take in a view of it all, this gem’s outdoor scene promises years and years of memories and relaxation!

Head inside to find a haven of comfort, and in the main floor living room, natural light pours in through large windows, while a fireplace promises cozy evenings in this warm and welcoming space. The layout effortlessly unfolds into the dining nook and kitchen, an inviting space with smart design. In the kitchen, find ample storage for kitchen essentials in handsome cabinetry, and large counters that make meal prep as easy as possible. Views of the scenic outdoors beckon at every turn, just contributing to the cheerful atmosphere!

A main floor master suite offers convenience, and this peaceful sanctuary with high ceilings is ready for rest and rejuvenation. Bright sunlight cascades in through a skylight, and the ensuite bath (complete with updated lighting and flooring!) and walk-in closet ensure all that you need is within reach.

The lower level family room, additional bedrooms, and the second kitchen can all be found downstairs, brimming with potential and versatility. If you’re searching for an extended living option or perhaps Airbnb potential, the perfect scenario with a separate entrance can be found on the lower level. You might also consider transforming any extra space into a fitness center, a hobby room, office, library, or recreation center. Whichever you may choose, this Gig Harbor gem is just waiting to be infused with your own ultimate vision of home!

Living in Gig Harbor

At 7207 63rd St Ct NW Gig Harbor WA 98335, you’re in a gorgeous private setting while still being surrounded by Gig Harbor’s best amenities. Top-rated schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, transit options, outdoor opportunities, and more are all just minutes away. When you’d like to spend time outdoors, the Gig Harbor Golf Club is only a 7-minute drive from home, and Kopachuck State Park is only an 8-minute drive away. Enjoy being only 5 minutes from being able to hop on Highway 16, and only 7 minutes from being in the heart of Downtown Gig Harbor!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 3:19 am
Janet Lee | Posted in Gig Harbor Real Estate |

Rare 4-Bedroom, 2.75-Bath Home on 10+ Acre Farm in Idyllic Ray Nash Valley in Gig Harbor

A dynamic blend of country living and city convenience await with this rare 10.8-acre farm in Gig Harbor! Nestled in the idyllic Ray Nash Valley, this rare opportunity doesn’t come around often. Featuring a 3,640-square-foot updated mid-century modern home, a 3-stall barn with a 1,000-square-foot room upstairs, fenced pastures and so much more, this incredible estate offers the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Located at 5816 Ray Nash Dr NW Gig Harbor WA 98335 and no more than 10 minutes from both Downtown and Uptown Gig Harbor, this outdoor oasis is listed for $875,000.

An extra-long driveway leads past a creek and sprawling pastures to this property’s home-sweet-home, a beautifully updated 1970-built mid-century modern home that’s ready for the future. Solar panels are among this home’s updates, and once you step in through the front door, this residence’s well-appointed interior welcomes you in. Walls of windows fill the space with natural sunlight, while offering views of the picturesque scene that stretches on into the distance. Imagine entertaining guests or relaxing in the spacious living room with the natural Pacific Northwest scene unfolding in the background!

The layout flows into the dining room and the adjacent kitchen, an absolute delight for those who love to entertain. Whether you’re serving up formal dinners in the dining room, hosting barbecues on the deck, or just enjoying a laid-back snack at the kitchen island, you’ll find a place for it all. The epicurean kitchen is especially noteworthy, with its gorgeous lyptus cabinets, quartz counters, Wolf steam convection oven, bamboo floors, and rich wood elements all wrapped up into one incredible package.

When it’s time to unwind, this home’s 4 bedrooms promise privacy and comfort, and especially of note is the master suite. Showcasing a spacious and bright atmosphere with handsome floors, this haven includes 3 closets and a spa-inspired master math. A double vanity with double medicine cabinets and a tile-accented shower make for a rejuvenating experience. Find a similar atmosphere in the additional bedrooms that also offer flexibility in use, and discover ample potential in this home’s lower level living areas. Whether you desire the ultimate hangout space, a guest suite, a recreation area, a hobby room, office, fitness center, or playroom, you’ll find space for all of this and more!

The same can be said for this home’s storybook outdoor setting. In the classic red barn, not only will you find 3 stalls for animals, but a second story 1,000-square-foot room upstairs is also included. A greenhouse is in the mix as well, giving you the perfect spot to try out your green thumb, and a large garden area is ready for cultivating fruits, veggies, and flowers. From livestock grazing in the tranquil pastures to the bucolic scene that sprawls into the distance, you can enjoy a view of it all from the expansive deck!

Living in Gig Harbor’s Ray Nash Valley

At 5816 Ray Nash Dr NW Gig Harbor WA 98335, you can enjoy the benefits of both country living and city conveniences! Schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, and more are all within reach. If you’re in the mood for outdoor exploration, Kopachuck State Park is only a 3-minute drive away, and the Gig Harbor Golf Club is a short 5-minute drive away. Highway 16 is only 10 minutes from home, and whether you want to head to Downtown Gig Harbor or Uptown Gig Harbor, you’ll find it all no more than 10 minutes from home as well!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Gig Harbor Real Estate |

Custom-Built 3-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Lindal Cedar Home on 125-Feet of Low-Bank Waterfront on 8+ Acres in Vaughn

Discover waterfront living at its finest with this estate-sized property in Vaughn! Nestled on a private 8+ acres in a gated community, this stunning 3,061-square-foot home offers many amenities (including a sauna!). Enjoy vacation-worthy living, all while taking advantage of 125-feet of bulk-headed low-bank waterfront. Located at 18907 70th St Ct NW Vaughn WA 98394, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath estate is listed for $895,000.

Drive through verdant greenery and mature trees to reach this secluded home, and as you wind down the driveway, get ready to feel wonderfully miles away from it all! This home’s colorful landscaped yard stretches on toward the beach, where you’ll find a small boat ramp (get ready for afternoons spent kayaking!) and the perfect scene for beachcombing and digging for clams and oysters.

Take in the view from the picturesque gazebo or the expansive deck, all while enjoying sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains, the shimmering water, and photo-ready sunsets! In addition to this property’s idyllic storybook setting, you can be sure you have plenty of space to spread out on, and a 850-square-foot RV/boat garage and full RV hookup are also in the mix.

Head inside to find an interior that’s just as impressive as this property’s outdoor delights. In the main living room, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, and western exposure promises that sundrenched days of relaxation are in your future! Infused with natural wood elements throughout, this home offers a cozy lodge-inspired aesthetic with ample opportunity for entertaining.

The layout seamlessly flows into the kitchen and dining nook, where an inviting scene awaits. Thoughtfully designed and brimming with efficiency, in the kitchen you’ll find generous cabinetry and counter space, plus a center island and a built-in desk that just add to the top-notch function of it all. Whether you’re serving up a home-cooked meal or simply enjoying a laid-back cup of coffee, the dining nook offers a welcoming scene, with the same incredible waterfront views that can be enjoyed throughout the entire home. Cheerful light cascades in, creating a warm glow that makes this residence a magical place to call home!

Journey upstairs to find this home’s master suite, a sumptuous haven that includes its own private deck with clear railing for unobstructed views into the lush scene beyond. There’s also a fabulous 5-piece bath at your fingertips, with vaulted ceilings and spa-inspired amenities. In the home’s lower level, even more space awaits, including an additional bedroom and a dynamic recreation room. For ultimate rest and rejuvenation, a sauna is also in the mix—unwind and enjoy this spa-worthy amenity from the comfort of your own home!

Living in Vaughn

Located at 18907 70th St Ct NW Vaughn WA 98394 just west of Gig Harbor, Vaughn is a small community along the water in Pierce County. At its center is a Community Center with tennis courts and a playground. Just minutes to Key Center where you can grocery shop, visit the doctor, go to the hardware store or buy flowers at the gardening shop. Treasured for its more rural atmosphere and easy waterfront access, there are plenty of opportunities for spending time in nature. Vaughn is conveniently right along Highway 302, which makes it easy to connect to Highway 16.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Janet Lee online here or give her a call/text at (253) 851-7653.

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm
Janet Lee | Posted in Vaughn Real Estate |