Want to wake up to vacation worthy views every day? You won't want to miss this exceptional home with expansive Puget Sound views from almost every room.
We were lucky enough to interview the homeowners, here's what they had to say:
This home is lush with history and A bit of history about 1412 Beach Dr – was originally built in 1929 by Mr. Stimson of the Stimson Lumber Company as his summer cabin. At this time, Dash Point neighborhood association owned a ferry that would bring passengers from Tacoma to Dash Point Pier (being there were no roads at the time). This property was a summer cabin for his family.
In 1983 Mr. Thompson built a modern structure next to the cabin. I purchased the property in 2004 and spent a year renovating and updating both sides (no structural changes). The property can function as one house or as a duplex. When I purchased the home, the county classified it as a single-family residence. The room layout however, did not flow well between the two and my wife and I did not need to live in a 5900 sq ft home. I blocked off two doors that adjoined the two sides. They still exist and can be opened with little work. The property can be easily converted back into a single-family residence. The water and septic are on one system, and electrical, heating and propane are on separate meters.
Benefits of Residing in Dash Point
Metro Tacoma park is 3 doors away with a fishing pier, sandy beaches (which is one of the few in the South Sound), park benches at waters edge, playground and a covered picnic area.
Lots of wild life in the area – Golden Eagles, Osprey, Heron, Seals, Seagulls and Crows. It is a real treat to watch the Herons, Osprey and Eagles fish.
The Lobster Shop is being remodeled by Gino Rivera and will be named “Gino’s at the Point”. Perfect location for us as it is only 5 doors down – very convenient.
Wonderful stable and dependable neighbors who have lived on this street for years.
Views of The Sound includes shipping traffic, fireworks on the 4th of July, and Seattle, Vashon and Des Moines are all visible.
Amenities of 1412 Beach Dr
Unit A Features
Upper Level 3
Master Suite is over 650 sq ft with fireplace (propane insert) vaulted ceilings and huge skylights. Attached bath includes 7’ jetted tub, shower and double vanities. Lots of closet space (his and hers). Large deck overlooking the sound features an out-door wood burning fireplace. On the back side of the home is a ‘Juliette balcony’ off of the master bedroom.
Office Space, with custom built in desks for 2 plus 4 filing cabinets, is like a bird’s nest sitting between levels 2 and levels 3 of the home. It has a fantastic view of the Sound while overlooking the dining room and living rooms too.
Main Level 2
Living Room features large stone fireplace (propane inserts), deck overlooking the Sound, large enough for 2 sofas, coffee table, two easy chairs and a Baby Grand Piano! The corner nook is a wonderful place for morning coffee and watch the activity on the Sound.
Dining Room located two steps above the living room is large enough for 8-10 person table, china cabinet and side serving cabinet. It also features a sliding door to the back deck.
Kitchen on the same level as dining room offers a eating bar, room for a small table, 2 sliding doors to large back deck.
Lower Level 1
Lower level offers a extra finished room that can be whatever fits your lifestyle. It is wired for projector screening / TV. Attached to this room is the second bedroom with a custom wall bed (Murphy style). Also included on the lower level are the washer and dryer (which stay with the home) and a ¾ bathroom.
2 Car Garage is accessed from the lower level and has a new garage door and opener
Covered Storage / Breezeway is found along side of the home.
Unit B Features
- Large living room with fireplace (propane insert) and Huge window looking out at large deck and views.
- Dining Room expansive enough to handle a 14 person table – wall windows brings in natural light to this room.
- Kitchen with granite tile counters, opens to laundry room, pantry and outside access.
- Powder Room and large Office or Bedroom (your choice) complete the main level.
- Oversized 1 Car Garage boasts shelving, new garage door and opener.
2 Bedrooms with walk-in closets and built-in drawers plus a full guest bath are located upstairs.
Additional Items of Interest
- Garages are accessed from Whitman St at rear of property.
- Plenty of parking for guests – both in front of the home and rear.
- Fenced and gated yard including driveway (at rear of property).
- Block wall 30” deep along west side of backyard with Rhizome barrier preventing neighbors’ bamboo from entering yard.