Windermere Professional Partners

Dis­cov­er Mid-Cen­tu­ry Mod­ern Style in Pierce Coun­ty with Regi­na Madiera-Gor­den & Madi­son Lord

Regina Madiera-Gorden Professional Headshot of Regina Madiera-Gorden January 16, 2019

“Mid-century modern homes are back in style and highly sought after in today's market,” shares REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden and REALTOR® Madison Lord. “Mid-century Modern is hard to define but includes architecture, furniture, and graphic design.” Regina goes on to share that mid-century modern homes were built from the 1930s to ‘60s, although some argue that the period occurred between 1947 and 1957. For reference, the show "Mad Men" was set in the 1960s, and this represents the "mid-century vibe" through fashion and business.

If you’re searching for your own mid-century gem, Regina and Madison share that “University Place and Fircrest are bursting with hidden mid-mod homes. A good portion of homes in University Place and Fircrest were developed in the late ‘50s to early ‘70s, and some have been restored [while others] need restoring. Some were restored in another era (such as the ‘90s) and need another more current overhaul. With millennials and California buyers coming into play, this style has elevated in popularity.”

Regina and Madison’s latest listing is at 6411 36th St W University Place WA 98466, and it sold in just 4 days with 14 offers! (You can watch their home video tour to see the mid-mod vibe they went with.)

Built in 1962, this 2,636-square-foot beauty includes 3 bedrooms, 2.25 baths, and was listed for $420,000. It’s wonderfully close to award-winning University Place schools, Highway 16, Chambers Bay Golf Course, and is less than one mile away from Whole Foods and the Village at Chambers Bay. According to Regina, other highlights of this home include “an in-ground pool, a separate entrance Casita (studio w/kitchenette and full bath), a 2-car attached garage, and another outbuilding that can be used for storage, an at-home business office, pool house and more!”

Here are a couple more examples of mid-century modern homes that Regina and Madison have recently sold:

Want to see what else is happening in the mid-century modern world in Pierce County? “Mid-mod enthusiast Brooke Schonger is a Tacoma native who enjoys finding used vintage mid-century modern pieces—including art, decor, furniture, etc; repurposing them, decorating her home AND selling them. Although we work in real estate, those fashions of the lines and prints are coming back into style as well.”

“Calling all mid-century modern enthusiasts—we too, love the look and feel of this era and continue to find more gems in Tacoma—if this is your style and what you are looking for, connect with us today!”

Would you like to learn more about buying a mid-century modern home in Pierce County, or about living in University Place or Fircrest? REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden & REALTOR® Madison Lord are happy to chat! You can reach out to Regina and Madison at