The current owners have lived here for 40 years, and they’re now moving to live on a boat. During their time in the home, they thoughtfully restored it, and a few of the changes they made include:
Installing vintage light fixtures from various older buildings around Tacoma
Installing granite in the kitchen from Portugal (received after the Rhodes Department stores shut down)
Creating a beautiful enclosed sunroom for year-round entertaining, using windows from a University of Puget Sound garage sale
“The charm, the restoration process, the uniqueness of the home's finishes and finding all those pieces themselves… they love the up-and-coming feeling of the neighborhood, and always supported the local food bank and encouraged people to frequent Lincoln Hardware,” shares Regina.
This 1905-built home isn’t the only thing that’s been revitalized—the Lincoln/McKinley District that it’s located in has also been experiencing some wonderful changes, including a revitalization project by the city. You can learn more about their project and goals here. In addition to new businesses, a few neighborhood perks include Top of Tacoma (a bar with a full menu), easy access to Stanley and Seaforts via the E 34th bridge, easy access to downtown Tacoma and Interstate 5/Interstate-705, as well as being close to Lincoln High School.