Fircrest Real Estate February 26, 2021

Restored 1920s Dream Home with Backyard Oasis & Detached Garage in Fircrest 

Built in 1925 and brilliantly reimagined and renovated, this 3,078-square-foot home is nestled on a gorgeous double lot in Fircrest. Sun-drenched living spaces transport you back in time in the best way possible, and Old World charm meets modern convenience at every turn. Additionally, this property boasts a detached garage with a motorized lift, a large outbuilding, and a backyard getaway where you’ll discover a park-like setting ideal for vacation-inspired days spent right from the comfort of home-sweet-home! Located at 154 Harvard Ave Fircrest, WA 98466 and just blocks to the Fircrest Community Center, coffee shops, parks, Highway 16 and more, this 5-bedroom, 2.25-bath home is listed for $675,000. 

This Fircrest treasure has been thoughtfully renovated and updated by the current owners over the past 31 years. To start with, the furnace had new burners installed in 2019, and a new sewer line to the street was installed in 2012. 

In 2008, the living room, dining room, entryway, and staircase were all restored including the floors, woodwork, and fireplace, and new Anderson French doors were added. In the living room, the fireplace is flanked by exquisite built-ins, and large windows shimmer with elegance. And of course, new paint and beautifully refinished hardwoods give the space that fabulous “brand new” feel. 

For those who love to entertain, this home is an absolute joy! A formal dining room is ready for you to host a crowd when the time comes, and the stunning kitchen is just steps away. In 2014, the kitchen was remodeled down to the studs and features all new structural updates, wiring, and plumbing, plus gorgeous custom cabinets and lighting, new Anderson windows, and all new high-end appliances! The kitchen promises contemporary ease while embracing this home’s 1920s origins for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. 

The palatial 3,078-square-foot layout also features 5 bedrooms, 2.25 baths, and tons of flexibility. Upstairs, all of the bedrooms feature brand new carpet (installed in 2021), and new Anderson double hung Smart Sun windows were installed in all of the upstairs bedrooms in 2019. The standout highlight upstairs awaits with the master suite—this resort-worthy retreat features truly impressive built-in closet space, and a totally remodeled ensuite bath. The ensuite bath was remodeled to the studs in 2014 and includes all new structural, wiring, and plumbing updates. In addition to a light and bright aesthetic that’s sure to inspire rejuvenation, ths bath remodel boasts custom cabinets, all new fixtures, a glass tub surround, and a heated tile floor with a thermostat. Even more versatility awaits in the basement—the bedrooms and bath here were built out in 2006 with all new structural, wiring, and plumbing updates. This home’s owners really went all out! 

A whole other world of possibility awaits with the rest of this quarter-acre property. An extra-long driveway leads to the detached garage, which was built in 2010 and includes a motorized lift to the upper loft. The outbuilding has been updated as well, and there’s even a cute log cabin playhouse that could also be used as a potting shed. Lush, mature landscaping artistically winds its way throughout the fully fenced yard, and the expansive wood deck and flagstone patio are situated right in the middle of it all. Summertime parties and weekend barbecues are right at home here, and a firepit promises cozy outdoor hangouts while the sun sets and the stars come out! An upper level deck overlooks this picture-perfect scene, which has also been completely rebuilt. 

Another major highlight of this property is the fact that the double lot size allows for an ADU as is. The lot could also possibly be subdivided for development with a variance from City Planning, but the buyer will need to verify all of this info. 

Living in Fircrest 

At 154 Harvard Ave Fircrest, WA 98466, you’re tucked away along a sidewalk-lined street and just minutes to top conveniences! Fircrest Community Center and Regents Park are only 0.6 miles away, and when you need to run errands, places like Fred Meyer, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Gravity Coffee Co, and much more are all less than 1 mile away. This location is also ideal for those who commute—you’re just a few blocks from being able to hop onto Highway 16! 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Sharon Chambers-Gordon online here or give her a call/text at (253) 970-4049.