Our 6 Favorite Things About This Stunning & Secluded 10-Acre Country Estate in Graham 

PENDING!!

Countryside bliss and incredible potential are wrapped up into a one-of-a-kind package with this 10-acre property! Tucked away in a convenient Graham location, this estate not only features an updated, move-in ready 1,568-square-foot rambler (complete with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths), but it also boasts picturesque gardens, fantastic amenities for raising animals, and so much more! Located at 13621 Kapowsin Hwy E Graham, WA 98338, this rare estate is listed for $599,000. 

We’re thrilled to share this Graham gem, and we can’t wait to show off what we love about it. Here are our 6 favorite things about this country oasis: 

1. The property presents unique potential and possibility. 

Whether you dream of having your own horse property, a hobby farm, homesteading on a self-sustaining farm, or owning a venue that you can rent out for weddings, reunions, and other events, this dynamic estate presents endless opportunities. Let your imagination run wild with this one! 

2. Secluded yet just 10 minutes to Graham conveniences. 

One of the most challenging things for many people who desire a secluded, country setting can be getting to and from city conveniences. But with this particular location, you don’t have to worry—for example, you’ll find a Safeway, Rite Aid, Walgreens, a post office, eateries, services, and schools just 10 minutes away!

You can also easily get to Puyallup’s South Hill area in 16 minutes, opening up a huge variety of amenities. This property is also just a couple minutes to Lake Kapowsin, 9 minutes to Northwest Trek, and easily within reach of other outdoor opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, hiking, etc.! 

3. Gorgeous park-like setting boasts details like a fountain, garden, and fruit trees. 

For those who love spending time outdoors, gardening, and appreciating the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest, this property delivers. Enjoy having a fenced backyard and a covered patio right alongside the main house, and beautifully grassy areas (with horseshoe pits!) for a park atmosphere. The huge pastures stay green all summer into the fall, and it’s not rare to see elk passing through. Enjoy the sound of the fountain in the pond, and try your hand at fishing here from time to time—this home’s sellers have caught three 10-inch trout in the pond! 

If you enjoy gardening, you’re sure to especially appreciate the greenhouse and huge garden that’s fenced to keep out deer (expect to enjoy tons of veggies!). Plus, there’s a mini orchard that’s bursting with fresh fruit! To top it all off, each time you arrive home during the spring, you can admire the daffodils that crop up along the entire front of the property.

4. Equipped for animals including horses, cattle, chickens, goats, & more! 

This home’s sellers absolutely love animals. You’ll find a 3-stall show barn (and an addition with a tack room and loft), a cattle barn, a chicken house (it’s bigger than just a coop!), goat sheds, and a 30’ x 40’ detached shop that could be used to store an RV, boat, or just used as a huge hay barn. The sellers had hardwire for wifi installed in the barns, and you’ll also find tons of thoughtfully designed fencing on the property as well as brand new hotwire that surrounds the property.

5. Updated & beautifully maintained rambler offers comfort AND style. 

Of course, when you’re done working and playing for the day, this estate’s gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bath home-sweet-home awaits. This home’s sellers made several updates, including things like adding a new fridge, new washer and dryer, new ceiling fans, and more. One of the the seller’s favorite areas of the home is the open-concept kitchen, where you’ll discover elegant granite counters, stainless steel appliances, an eat-in bar, and more. Another cherished area is the master suite—enjoy having your own walk-in closet and 5-piece bath with tranquil sounds of the outdoor fountain in the background! 

Additionally, the tankless hot water heater promises a cost-effective, never-ending supply of hot water, and the generator ensures you never have to worry about power outages. 

6. Amazing neighbors. 

One of the best things about living here, according to the sellers, are their wonderful neighbors. Not only have neighbors been respectful of their privacy, but everyone helps each other out—it’s a true village! 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665 to schedule your private tour. You can also reach out to REALTOR® Diane Gilmore online here or give her a call/text at (253) 583-6208.


Posted on July 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Graham Real Estate |

Picturesque & Meticulously Maintained 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home on Secluded 0.8-Acre Property in Port Orchard

SOLD, OVER ASKING PRICE WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS!!

 

Surrounded by lush, mature greenery and showing off the Pacific Northwest’s signature natural beauty, this Port Orchard residence is an absolute joy to call home! The cheerful and inviting 1,710-square-foot layout not only includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, but lovely living spaces perfect for entertaining are also in the mix. You also have a private backyard replete with top-notch outdoor amenities (like a newer Trex deck, RV parking, landscaping, and 2 garden sheds), all in a convenient Port Orchard area that’s just 12 minutes to the Southworth Ferry, 10 minutes to Highway 16, and less than 20 minutes to Bremerton. Located at 2147 Dunrobin Lane E Port Orchard, WA 98366, this move-in ready home is listed for $357,000.


Treasured for 24 years by the original owner, this property has been cherished and lovingly cared for. When you pull in the extra-large driveway, this home’s classic brick-accented exterior immediately delights. Meticulously maintained and even boasting a new roof, this gem is ready for the years ahead. Before you even step inside, this home’s front porch makes for a lasting impression. A built-in bench shows off a charming perch, and you’ll find room for comfy outdoor furniture and flower baskets!

Just in through the front door, the entryway welcomes you in with soaring ceilings and the formal living room. Abundant natural light pours in through a skylight in the vaulted ceiling overhead, and the open layout flows right into the formal dining room. Imagine hosting holiday gatherings and get-togethers here—years and years of good memories are sure to be in your future!

The kitchen is right around the corner from the dining room, and here you’ll discover everything you need for baking marathons, meal prep days, and enjoying quality time with loved ones. A large layout means you have room to spread out in, and generous storage makes it easy to keep kitchen essentials organized.

The adjoining family room is a haven of comfort and coziness, and the beautifully accented gas fireplace makes it easy to turn on the warmth with the simple flick of a switch. Sliding glass doors offer dreamy views into the scenic backyard, plus direct access onto the deck.

On the upper level, 3 bedrooms await, which includes the standout master suite. In addition to the generous square footage (with enough space for a sitting area or a desk if you should desire it!), there’s built-in closet space and an ensuite bath for your convenience.

In the backyard, outdoor bliss is all yours! Verdant greenery ensures privacy and a peaceful atmosphere, and you can take in the view while you relax and sunbathe on the Trex deck. Spend spring and summer cultivating your own fruits and veggies in raised garden beds, host barbecues on the deck and patio, roast hot dogs and s’mores around the fire pit, or toss around a football on a relaxed afternoon—there’s room for it all. Plus, 2 garden sheds and a 2-car garage provide ample storage.

Living in Port Orchard

At 2147 Dunrobin Lane E Port Orchard, WA 98366, you’re only 12 minutes to the Southworth Ferry (making it easy to get to Seattle), only 10 minutes to Highway 16, and less than 20 minutes to Bremerton. Southeast Mile Hill Drive is only 5 minutes from home, and along here you’ll find grocery shopping, gyms, restaurants, services, shopping, bus lines, entertainment, and anything else you might need!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665, or contact REALTOR® Erin Dobrinski online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-7702.


Posted on March 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Port Orchard Real Estate |

Equestrian Elegance Awaits at Journeywood Farms in Eatonville

SOLD!!

With breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier at every turn, this premium equestrian home and training facility is the epitome of country living. Nestled on 14.66 scenic acres that show off the Pacific Northwest’s signature beauty, Journeywood Farms truly has all you need. In addition to the well-appointed 2,886-square-foot home, you’ll find a 170’ x 80’ indoor riding arena brimming with expertly curated amenities and pastures lined with picturesque white fences. Located at 6620 320th St E Eatonville, WA 98328, this equestrian paradise is listed for $1,195,000.

Paved lanes wind strategically throughout this property, making it easy to access each lovingly maintained facility. The 170’ x 80’ indoor riding arena not only includes excellent footing, mirrors, and lights, but it also includes 34 stalls, a heated wash rack, 2 heated tack rooms, 2 tack up bays, and a heated viewing lounge just above the arena. Currently used for a horse training business, the pride in ownership is evident throughout the property. This facility is ideal for day training, clinics, and competitions.

This expansive property’s home-sweet-home completes the one-of-a-kind package. Boasting a sprawling 2,886-square-foot layout that includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and design elements straight from the pages of a home decor magazine, this 2007-built home provides ultimate comfort. As you approach the home, the warm color palette and stone elements delight, complementing the bucolic setting that surrounds the secluded haven.

In the living room, a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-ins offer function along with fashion. The shelving and cabinetry provide storage for electronics and entertainment, and a stylish way to show off framed photos and treasured keepsakes. Snuggle up on the couch for a relaxing movie night while the fire dances in the background and views into the lush greenery outside beckon.

Hardwood floors flow right into the open kitchen, a haven of ease and efficiency. Gorgeous granite counters rest alongside sleek appliances and rich cabinetry, offering a delicious blend of classic beauty and top-notch convenience. Whether you’re hosting guests for a laid-back hangout or whipping up an elaborate home-cooked meal, the kitchen offers the ideal scene for it all. Sliding doors open up onto the large outdoor deck, making it easy to host barbecues and enjoy al fresco dining. Additionally, the formal dining room is a dream for those who love to entertain—pristine wainscoting, crisp trim, and recessed ceiling details add a splash of sophistication to hosting special occasions, dinner parties, and holiday get-togethers.

Loved ones are sure to find comfort and privacy in this home’s generous 4-bedroom layout, and the master suite is the not-to-miss highlight. Replete with neat trim and molding that demonstrate a dedication to artful craftsmanship, the master suite offers sumptuous luxury, sure to be doubly appreciated after a day well-spent on the farm! A large walk-in closet and exquisite ensuite bath are at your fingertips, and the bath is brimming with spa-worthy amenities. From intricate tile designs in the extra-large shower to the soaking tub with heavenly views into nature, the opportunity for rejuvenating wellness routines awaits right within the comfort of home!

Living in Eatonville

At 6620 320th St E Eatonville, WA 98328, you’re in the heart of Pierce County’s countryside. You’re only a 2-minute drive to King Feed on Mountain Highway & 304th St (also known as Johnson’s Corner), and opportunities to take advantage of the great outdoors surround. Lake Kapowsin, Tanwax Lake, Clear Lake, and Ohop Lake are less than a 10-minute drive from home, as is Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. When you need to run errands you could head into downtown Eatonville, or Graham where you’ll find places like Safeway, Walgreens, RiteAid, Graham Ace Hardware, and several restaurants. You’re also only a 10-minute drive to places like Fred Meyer and Walmart along Highway 7 (aka Mountain Highway).

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665 to schedule your private tour. You can also reach out to REALTOR® KiamaLise Herres online here or give her a call/text at 206-679-5322.


Posted on March 12, 2019 at 12:59 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Eatonville Real Estate |

Fresh & Updated 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Turnkey Rambler on Large Corner Lot in Olympia

SOLD in two days!!

Brimming with beautifully maintained space both inside and out, this 0.37-acre property features a light-filled 1,294-square-foot rambler that’s truly a joy to arrive home to time and time again! In addition to the inviting living spaces that are perfect for entertaining in, this home’s great floor plan includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Plus, new owners are sure to adore the long list of upgrades this home has received, which include new flooring throughout, new quartz countertops in the kitchen and both bathrooms, new interior and exterior paint, new fixtures, and a new garage door with an opener! Located at 3143 Marquette Dr SE Olympia, WA 98503 and close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Interstate-5, shopping, restaurants, outdoor recreation and much more, this turnkey treasure is listed for $284,900. (All appliances stay!)

This property’s sellers have cherished this home-sweet-home for over a decade now, and while they were first attracted to the home because of its excellent location, there are so many other reasons why they have loved their time here!

“[Our home] is close to stores, restaurants, and Costco at Hawks Prairie,” they shared. “It is in a nice quiet neighborhood with a short walk to the elementary school and the community park at the lake. We loved the home because it sits on a large corner lot with a large backyard that has 2 large cherry trees, 3 Asian pear trees, and a prune tree. There is plenty of room for a raised garden bed.”

In addition to lovingly maintaining the space and the several recent updates, they also added a storage shed, an 80-gallon hot water heater, a furnace, and a new roof during their time in the home.

Now this residence is ready for a new chapter, and as soon as you step in through the front door, its bright and open layout beckons. The living room flows right into the dining area and kitchen, and a fireplace adds a cozy element into the space. Imagine snuggling up on the couch with a warm fire on a winter evening, and just picture how idyllic this space could look during the holiday season!

The kitchen is a definite highlight, and new shimmering quartz counters and sleek appliances take this space’s style up a notch! Enjoy laid-back bar-style counter seating, tons of room for meal prep, and generous cabinetry with ample space for kitchen essentials. The kitchen flows into the laundry room, and from here, the rest of this home’s layout opens up to the 3 versatile bedrooms.

The 3 flexible bedrooms ensure loved ones have privacy, and if you have an extra room or 2, you could easily use the space as a fitness center, office, hobby room, or playroom! The master bedroom is definitely not to be missed—here you’ll discover an extra-large layout with enough space for a sitting area or desk, and a walk-in closet and ensuite bath are all yours to indulge in.

Boasting a 0.37-acre lot, this Olympia gem is an absolute dream for those who love to spend time out in the fresh air! The fenced backyard features low-maintenance landscaping, a spacious deck, fruit trees, raised garden beds, a garden shed, and even a hot tub hook-up. Keep things simple and as is, or put your green thumb to work cultivating flower beds and raised garden beds overflowing with homegrown fruits and veggies. You’ll also find fabulous potential for outdoor entertaining with the deck—barbecues and summertime get-togethers are right at home in this picture-perfect scene!

Living in Olympia

At 3143 Marquette Dr SE Olympia, WA 98503, you can enjoy having your own spacious property to spread out on while still being just minutes to city conveniences. Here you have easy access to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and you’re also only a 9-minute drive to connect to Interstate-5. The Hawks Prairie Village Mall is only 7 minutes from home, and here you’ll find places like Costco, The Home Depot, LA Fitness, Petco, Best Buy, Walgreens, and too many other shops, restaurants, and services to name! You’re also just a few minutes to schools, parks, lakes, and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665, or contact REALTOR® Erin Dobrinski online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-7702.


Posted on August 25, 2018 at 10:47 am
Linda Solheim | Posted in Olympia Real Estate |

Discover Equestrian Bliss in Tenino! 10+ Acre Property Features 3-Bedroom Home, Premium Arena/Show Barn & Much More in Idyllic Country Setting

“This is horse heaven!” says this property’s current owner. Boasting 10.08 usable acres in Tenino, this one-of-a-kind equestrian property is brimming with top-notch amenities, and years and years of good times and cherished memories await new owners! In addition to the beautifully updated 2,680-square-foot home with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, this incredible oasis also boasts a thoroughly amazing 2015-built arena/show barn combo. Crafted with expert-level attention to detail and of superior quality and construction, horse lovers are in for a real treat! Located at 12627 Marshall Rd SE, Tenino 98589, this slice of paradise is listed for $799,999

If you have horses and dream of having a beautiful home, your very own arena, photo-worthy views of nature, and nearby trails to explore, this must-see Tenino property is all of that… and more. “The property [originally] appealed to me because I’m a competitive trail rider, so I loved the miles of adjacent trails,” shares the owner. 

In addition to the bucolic setting, you’ll find state-of-the-art amenities at your fingertips. The 60’ x 120’ indoor arena and show barn with nine 12’ x 12’ matted stalls are under the same roof, and the stalls include direct turn out to 12’ x 24’ Noble panel paddocks. The indoor arena features laser-leveled footing, washed sand and alder sawdust with a clay base, a steel vaulted truss system, tongue and grove fir-lined walls, a plywood sheeted ceiling for noise reduction and extra stability, mesh “gale shields” for an exceptional outdoor view on the north side, and LED lighting throughout. You’ll also find a 20,000 watt solar system (a $60,000 investment!) installed on the arena roof. This powers both the house and barn, with an annual return of approximately $5,100.

In addition to the show barn’s 9 matted stalls with direct turnout, it includes Noble panel stall fronts and dividers with tongue and grove fir, a separate blanket bar and groom caddie for each stall, a wash rack with hot and cold water and overhead radiant heaters, 2 separate heated tack rooms and upper blanket storage, a heated viewing room, a heated half bath, a utility room with a washer and dryer, heated storage/bonus area up above and separate bays for shavings and up to 8 tons of hay with 14’ roll-up doors for easy access, and a $20,000 drainage system with underground dry wells (zero mud!).

This property also features picturesque grounds to take advantage of, and you’ll find 18 separate pastures for year-round grazing (9 pastures in front of property & 9 pastures towards the back of the property), and a spacious, low-maintenance yard. A separate 2-stall barn, a 2-bay equipment shed, and sweeping territorial views await as well… not to mention the miles and miles of scenic trails that surround the property!

When it’s time to head inside to relax or entertain guests, you’ll find a dynamic blend of comfort, convenience, and elegant style. This custom home’s 2,680-square-foot layout includes highlights like a fully finished daylight basement, a master suite on the main floor (which includes a 5-piece bath, a large walk-in closet, and direct deck access), forced air, a built-in vacuum system, built-in speakers, an oversized 2-car garage with separate automatic doors, and a long list of updates. A new 40-year roof was installed in 2017, and you’ll also find an updated kitchen, fresh interior paint, new window coverings, new refinished hardwood floors, and more.

“There is a beautiful view from every room in the house,” shared this home’s seller. “The house is full of windows, and I love light—especially during the long PNW winters! In the fall, winter, and spring, the passive solar construction allows solar warming of the home in the afternoon. In the summer, the heat pump keeps you cool. Comfort year-round!”

Living in Tenino

At 12627 Marshall Road SE Tenino, WA 98589, not only are you nestled in a private, wonderfully secluded area, but you’re conveniently located right between Seattle and Portland and off of the Interstate-5 corridor. In addition to the quiet setting and friendly neighbors, one of the perks of this home is the fact that it’s surrounded by trails ideal for horseback riding. The Chehalis Western Trail runs north/south and links up with the 14.5-mile Yelm-Tenino Trail, and offers access to over 170 acres of park land. This trail is a true Northwest treasure! The Offut Lake Resort is also nearby, and this family-owned campground offers cabins, camping, a lakefront restaurant, dock fishing, boat rentals, and more.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665 to schedule your private tour.


Posted on August 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Tenino Real Estate |

Peaceful Country Living Awaits in Roy! Custom 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Rambler on 1.25 Park-Like Acres

MULTIPLE OFFERS ~ SOLD OVER LIST PRICE!

Home sweet home awaits in Roy’s idyllic countryside! Find plenty of room to spread out in with this spacious 2,344-square-foot custom rambler on 1.25 acres. Built in 2005 and brimming with bright and inviting spaces ideal for entertaining, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is also conveniently move-in ready. Plus, you’ll find an incredible outdoor setting that’s blossoming with potential. Located at 2301 301st St S Roy WA 98580, this one-of-a-kind rambler is listed for $399,000.

Tucked away along a picturesque road, this home provides plenty of privacy and space to call your own while still giving you a sense of community with neighbors close by. An oversized driveway welcomes you home, and the sprawling green lawn coupled with mature trees make for a truly delightful first impression! A charming front deck is perfect for shady afternoons spent relaxing, and right in through the front door, the entryway leads you in to discover this home’s palatial great room!

Featuring vaulted ceilings and engineered hardwood floors, the versatile main living area is terrific for entertaining! Gather around the wood burning stove that’s surrounded by gorgeous floor-to-ceiling brick accents, an eye-catching element that just adds to the comfortable country feel of the entire residence.

The layout seamlessly flows into the large dining area, and here you’ll find ample room for a full-sized dining table, wonderful for hosting a crowd! Laid-back seating can be found at the kitchen counter, a thoughtfully designed space boasting tons of storage and room to move around in. Store kitchen essentials in generous cabinetry and in the pantry, and find ease in having extra-large counters to spread out on, whether you’re meal prepping for the week or baking up dozens of batches of holiday cookies.

In the living room, French doors open up to reveal the largest living space of all—the backyard! The lush lawn stretches on to tall trees in the distance, and whether you’re tossing around a football, playing fetch with your pup, raising livestock, or cultivating your own garden, you’ll find 1.25 acres worth of possibility here! Take in a view of it all from the huge back deck, and outdoor oasis that’s ready for relaxing on comfy lounge chairs or barbecuing up dinner for a weekend get-together.

At the end of each day, this home’s 3 bedrooms provide loved ones with peace and privacy. You especially won’t want to miss the master suite—boasting an extra-large layout, there’s plenty of room for a sitting area. Take advantage of direct deck access, a large walk-in closet, and a luxurious 5-piece ensuite bath as well! Like the rest of the home, the ensuite bath features a large layout, and includes a corner jetted soaking tub for a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your own home!

Living in Roy

At 2301 301st St S Roy WA 98580, you can take advantage of being in the peaceful countryside while still having easy access to places like Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, and Olympia! You’re only an 11-minute drive into the town’s center, where you’ll find  schools, the library, eateries, and services. Enjoy having outdoor opportunities at your fingertips—lakes, camping, hiking, fishing, and more are just minutes away!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online hereor give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665, or contact REALTOR® Erin Dobrinski online hereor give her a call/text at (253) 380-7702.


Posted on June 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Roy Real Estate |

Gorgeous Like-New 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Rambler on Picturesque 1+ Acres in Rainier

SOLD!!

 

Tucked away on a park-like 1.06 acres in Rainier, this move-in ready rambler shows off magazine-worthy style and top-notch amenities at every turn! Boasting an expansive 2,204-square-foot layout that includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, light-filled living spaces designed with entertaining in mind, and much more, this residence promises easy living. Plus, new carpet and fresh paint on both the interior and exterior ensure this turn-key treasure is ready for the future!

Those who love spending time outdoors are also sure to love the fully fenced backyard oasis, complete with a deck, garden beds, and ample space for you to have your own outdoor dreams become a reality. Located at 707 Grove Lane Rainier WA 98576 and offering an easy commute to JBLM, this 2007-built masterpiece is listed for $435,000.

When the current owners were searching for a place to live, they knew they “wanted somewhere safe, neighborhood-wise,” as well as “something open and a good place to entertain.” They were lucky enough to find exactly what they were looking for with this Rainier residence!

Lush greenery that includes a neat lawn, established landscaping, and tall trees in the background show off the Pacific Northwest’s stunning beauty from the moment you arrive home. A classic Craftsman-inspired exterior delights the eye, and crisp trim and stately columns elevate this home’s timeless design. A charming front porch greets visitors, and once you step inside, this home’s open and inviting atmosphere beckon! Vaulted ceilings and ample natural light contribute to the open feel, and shimmering hardwood floors seamlessly connect each space.

In the main living area, warm sunlight cascades in through tall windows that frame a double-sided fireplace. The current owners have absolutely loved the light in their home—
“The ceilings are so tall the windows let in so much light even on gray days!” they shared.
Wonderfully versatile, this haven is a joy to spend time in, whether you’re enjoying a laid-back movie night snuggled up on the couch or hosting guests for a glass of wine after dinner while the fire dances in the background! The open concept space flows right into the kitchen and dining nook, a thoughtfully designed space that’s brimming with a dynamic blend of fashion and function. A bright, fresh color palette with beautifully accented white cabinetry contribute to the cheerful feel, while tile counters and stainless steel appliances are ready for whipping up homemade meals. Take advantage of bar-style counter seating, the sunny dining nook, and the thoroughly sophisticated separate formal dining room replete with elegant wainscoting!

This home’s generous layout also includes an indulgent master suite, a tranquil retreat with vaulted ceilings, a huge walk-in closet, and a spa-inspired 5-piece bath. The 2 additional bedrooms offer versatility, and each bedroom shows off thoughtful details, like built-in drawers at the base of each large window. Find even more flexible space in this home’s front office, a calm haven with incredible built-ins that are perfect for showing off your library, framed photos, and special keepsakes.

The current owners have especially cherished the outdoor setting, and they’ve loved that the “backyard is private and big enough for gardening, having chickens, etc.” A sprawling covered back deck is ready for entertaining rain or shine, and you’ll find ample room for an outdoor dining set, comfy lounge chairs, and a barbecue. The lush lawn stretches on into the distance, and neat garden beds are in the mix—if you’ve always dreamed of cultivating your own fresh fruits and veggies, you’re in luck! You’ll also find convenient RV parking and a large garage that’s perfect for keeping all of your outdoor tools and toys out of the elements.

Living in Rainier

The current owners of 707 Grove Lane Rainier WA 98576 have absolutely loved their location and their neighborhood: “If you need a hand, you have help. We all look out for each other,” they shared. “If you’re gone, one of the kids will bring your garbage can in… little things like that.”

In addition to the close-knit community, you’re conveniently just about a 2-minute drive to Highway 507, and a long list of Rainier amenities are just down the street. From eateries like Main Street Cookie Company, Rainier Espresso & Pizza, and Sonja’s Cafe to schools, the library, and other services, it’s all within less than a mile of home! Those who work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will also appreciate an easy commute from this location.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665, or contact REALTOR® Erin Dobrinski online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-7702.


Posted on May 31, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Rainier Real Estate |

One-of-a-Kind 3-Bedroom, 3.25-Bath Waterfront Masterpiece on Beach Drive in West Seattle

Stunning architecture, luxurious amenities, and a prime location are wrapped up into this rare, one-of-a-kind property in West Seattle! Nestled on 0.56 acres right on the waterfront of the Puget Sound, this architecturally distinct 3-bedroom, 3.25-bath home shows off front row seats to incredible views of not only the water, but breathtaking sunsets, the majestic Olympic Mountains, pods of orca whales, eagles, and so much more. Located at 6037 Beach Dr SW Seattle WA 98136, this 3,896-square-foot custom-built masterpiece is listed for $2,649,000.

The property’s current owners purchased the land back in 1988, and built their dream home right along the scenic saltwater! They desired a west-facing home that would be perfect for basking in painterly sunsets and views of the Olympic Mountains, as well as a home that would be ideal for entertaining in and sharing the waterfront experience with loved ones. Impeccably maintained over the years, the owners have done extensive upgrades to ensure that modern buyers delight every square inch of the property!

When you arrive home, the top floor of this residence greets you, and here is where you’ll find the entrance from the street, the garage, the jaw-droppingly gorgeous glass atrium ceiling in the entryway, and the exquisite solarium bedroom with its attached bath. Whether you’re gazing up at the mysterious night sky or taking an afternoon rest while you take in views of the passing clouds, this sun-drenched oasis is ready for ultimate rejuvenation!

To journey down to lower levels of the home, both the elevator and the fabulous double helix staircase make for an indulgent experience. The second level does not disappoint, and here you’ll find the light-filled family room, the master bedroom, and a guest bedroom. In the family room, you’ll feel on top of the world, with its captivating views out the top of the memorable Palladium window.

The luxurious master bedroom is within reach from here, offering your own private sanctuary where you can take advantage of this home’s photo-worthy views, including scenes of Alki Point and Alki Point Lighthouse. Beach views look toward Vashon Island, Southworth, and south toward Tacoma, a scene that’s made all the more ideal with the glow of the fireplace warming you as you drift off to sleep. This resort-worthy retreat also includes a spa-ready ensuite bath perfect for unwinding in, and a sprawling master closet is the stuff of dreams! Plus, the second level also includes another bedroom with its own bath, promising that loved ones and guests have their own separate accommodations.

When you reach this home’s lower level, the grandeur simply continues. From the living room and sitting room to the kitchen and dining room, expertly curated spaces await at every turn. 22-foot ceilings and a 20-foot Palladium window make for a truly spectacular setting, with natural light cascading in and shining the spotlight on each exquisite detail. Whether you’re entertaining guests for a sophisticated dinner party or simply enjoying a laid-back glass of wine with a friend, it’s all wonderfully at home in your very own slice of paradise!

The chef-ready kitchen is its own state-of-the-art sight to behold, and here you’ll find a Bosch dishwasher, new Electrolux double ovens, a KitchenAid ice machine, a Viking cooktop, a Thermador downdraft, eye-catching new kitchen chandeliers, and sophisticated style straight from the glossy pages of a home decor magazine. Off the kitchen sitting room, tall French doors open outside to reveal the huge entertaining-sized patio. As soon as you step outside, vacation-ready amenities await at your fingertips!

Beyond the patio, the backyard haven stretches into the vibrant flower garden and toward the beach cabana. Conveniently grandfathered in, the beach cabana would never be allowed to be built by today’s shoreline restrictions! While the structure has been improved over the years, the footprint remains the same, and in addition to the indulgent spa and ¾ bath, a loft in the tower portion serves as a summertime guest house complete with a dishwasher, small fridge, and a heater.

“Living on the saltwater is a magical experience,” share the current owners. “It’s minutes from the city, but seems a million miles away when you are here. The home itself has all of the creature comforts you could want. A home made for entertaining and sharing with family and friends. It is a private oasis with abundant wildlife everywhere you look—from river otters, eagles, osprey, and shore birds, there is never a dull moment. Kick your feet up and watch the sunset over the Olympic Mountains, and if you’re lucky, a pod of orcas or other large whales will be passing in the channel. There are always colorful container ships, tugboats and occasional huge pleasure ships (aka Paul Allen) going by. And to watch the sailboat regattas with all the colorful spinnakers is especially breathtaking. It is a beautiful place all year long, but summer is a fabulous time on the beach.”

“Special activities are fishing, crabbing, and boating. In years past, we have caught 20+ pound salmon and have caught our limit in Dungeness crab. With easy access “no bank waterfront,” almost everyone along the beach has paddle boards, inflatable boats, row boats, or other water-related crafts. It is a way of life here. If you are fortunate enough to own this home, you too will come to love the magic of living on the saltwater.”

Living in West Seattle on Beach Drive

“The neighborhood is a great beach community,” share the current owners. “We enjoy the restaurants at Alki Beach and walks to Lincoln Park. There is always something to do and convenient shopping close by, with a movie theater, cool neighborhood pubs, and of course our very own Metropolitan Market!”

At 6037 Beach Dr SW Seattle WA 98136, you’re just minutes to several parks, and only a 5-minute drive to California Ave. Here you’ll find several restaurants, nightlife, shops, cafes, transit options, the West Seattle Farmers Market, and more!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665 to schedule your private tour.


Posted on May 25, 2018 at 2:25 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Seattle Real Estate |

Gorgeous & Secluded Horse Property/Hobby Farm on 4.85-Acres in Graham

MULTIPLE OFFERS ~ SOLD OVER LIST PRICE!

Country living awaits with this dynamic 4.85-acre property in the heart of Graham! Not only does this incredible property feature a stunning 2004-built home, but you’ll also find a 90’ x 120’ arena, a run-in shed, feed storage, a 2-level goat house, a dog kennel/run, and fabulous space to spread out on and enjoy! Additionally, the main home features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, promising ample indoor space to take advantage of as well. Located at 9309 262nd St E Graham WA 98338, this country treasure is listed for $437,500.

Tucked away in a storybook setting surrounded by tall trees and conveniently fully fenced, this home-sweet-home offers you the opportunity to live in a Pacific Northwest oasis! For those who dream of raising horses, goats, chickens, and other animals, this home is equipped with everything you’ll need. From the run-in shed and 90’ x 120’ arena to a 2-level goat house and feed storage area, this property is alive with potential! Plus, a dog kennel/run ensures you can keep your canine pals happy, too.

In addition to top-notch amenities for animals, this lovely property is ready for entertaining! The expansive lush lawn is ready for play, whether you’re tossing around a football or practicing hitting home runs. A huge deck overlooks the idyllic scene, and a fire pit is ready for roasting s’mores while the sun goes down!

After a day of tending to your livestock and taking in the fresh air, this home’s indoor offerings provide a warm and welcoming setting to indulge in. The 2-story entryway makes for a lasting impression, and immediately to the right you’ll find an entertainer’s haven. Natural sunlight pours in through a large window in the formal living room, made all the more sophisticated with its stately fireplace. Newer flooring flows right into the formal dining room, a space that has enough room to host a crowd for holiday feasts and special occasions!

An archway leads to the huge kitchen and dining nook, and this spacious center is ready for it all, whether you’re whipping up an elaborate home-cooked meal or baking dozens and dozens of holiday cookies! Ample counters rest alongside generous cabinetry, promising you plenty of room for storing kitchen essentials. Laid-back dining options await at counter seating and in the dining nook, and the living area shows off the perfect place for casual movie nights snuggled up on the sofa!

This home’s 4 bedrooms offer versatility, whether you use each one as a bedroom or transform one space into a fitness center or hobby room. The master suite presents an especially comfortable sanctuary, with its built-in window bench seat, walk-in closet, and ensuite bath!

Living in Graham

At 9309 262nd St E Graham WA 98338, you’re just a 5-minute drive to Meridian, making it easy to get around the rest of Graham and beyond. Enjoy being in a location that feels miles away from it all while still being just minutes to schools, shopping, restaurants, and more. Just 9 minutes from home at Meridian and 224th St E, you’ll find several options, including a Safeway, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Post Office, Ace Hardware, and a great selection of eateries to choose from! Graham is also only about a 20-minute drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Linda Solheim-Diehl online here or give her a call/text at (253) 279-7665, or contact REALTOR® Erin Dobrinski online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-7702.


Posted on May 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Graham Real Estate |

UPDATE: SOLD IN 3 DAYS! Charming Custom 4 Bedroom Home on Serene 5+ Acres in Eatonville!

33014 36th Ave E. Eatonville WA

The Essentials:

2,384 Sq. Ft.

4 Bedrooms /2 plus 1/2 Bathrooms

218,236 Sq. Ft. Lot!

2 Car Attached Garage Plus an Attached Carport

Offered for only $449,900

Click here to view the listing

 

Welcome to Eatonville, where peace and tranquility await in this secluded 2 story home nestled on 5 level acres! Come on up the covered front porch and step inside your own private paradise!

As you enter you’ll immediately take note of the gleaming hardwood floors, wood wrapped doorways and windows and all new carpet

Continuing in to the cozy living room you can imagine spending relaxing moments staying warm by the brick fireplace and watching your favorite shows by the built in entertainment center. Notice the large wood wrapped windows too, so you can enjoy the peaceful outdoor views of your private sanctuary.

Continue into the kitchen and breakfast dining nook and take note of the large windows where you’ll enjoy the view while having a light meal with the pleasure of your friends and family’s company. Note the built in desk to the right and display cabinets above.

The kitchen is the hub of this home, so it was designed with gathering in mind! Enjoy Corian counters, a full height tile back splash, custom solid wood cabinetry and all stainless appliances. Don’t worry about storage space, there is a pantry, too!

The center island is perfect to sit and watch the chef prepare meals for a hungry tribe…. now, who is signing up to help chef with dishes after enjoying a home made masterpiece?

What a thoughtful touch…. the fireplace is enjoyed in the kitchen area, too! This house just breathes COZY!

As you make your way upstairs you’ll find the Master Suite, complete with a 5 piece bath

Look at this awesome generous sized walk-in closet with tons of built in shelving!

The Master Bath has been remodeled and features all the luxury you need! Note the double vanity with Corian countertop and tile flooring that blends just beautifully with the decorative tile surrounding the modern freestanding garden tub. Through this door is the shower designed with a custom made door and toilet for complete privacy.

Your day at the spa is right in your own home…. imagine soaking your troubles away in this beautiful and modern free standing tub!

Upstairs you’ll also find one of three additional bedrooms that features an arched window. Arch shaped windows bring a softness to a room and juxtapose the straight corners of rectangular windows and walls for a contrasting effect. It is perfectly appointed in this room, don’t you think?

You will also enjoy another full bath complete with a double vanity sink and tub/shower enclosure. A skylight above allows soft,  ample lighting year round.

Another bedroom features a built in desk with storage cabinet, just perfect for your student! Did I mention there is all new carpeting throughout this home, too?

The 4th bedroom also comes complete with a built in desk and storage cabinet. It is perfect for your guest or other student!

The view of the back of the home showcases all of the privacy and plethora of space you’ll ever need. Fire up the barbecue, break out the toys and enjoy quality family and friends time on this level and beautifully landscaped lot. The words “I’m bored” will NEVER be uttered here at this home, let imaginations run wild!

Another view of the grounds. Only a small portion is carved out for the home-site and yard. With 5+ acres there’s loads of opportunity to build out a barn, outbuildings or shop. What are your plans for this incredible property?

It’s like something out of a magazine and it can all be yours today!

The City of Eatonville, located on the south end of Pierce County WA is an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland and is just a short distance to JBLMTacoma and is in short proximity to the majestic Mount Rainier National Park. If you love the great outdoors, you’ll be in heaven here! Year round activities include hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, wildlife viewing and so much more! When nature calls,  make sure to experience the premier wildlife and adventure park, Northwest Trek, where you’re sure to see moose, bison, elk and much more as you explore 435 acres of natural habitat (they have a zip line, too if you’re really adventurous!). Eatonville is the perfect place to get away from it all, yet still be close to the bustle of the city. Don’t miss out on claiming your own slice of heaven!

CONTACT ME TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING!


Posted on November 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Linda Solheim | Posted in Uncategorized |