University Place Real Estate March 24, 2022

7 Impressive Features Offered by this Updated 4-Bedroom, 2.75-Bath Home with Outdoor Oasis & Views of the Sound in University Place 

Exceptional University Place living is all yours with this stunning 2,872-square-foot residence! Absolutely brimming with smart and stylish updates, this immaculate home offers rambler-like living and lower-level versatility. Beautifully curated living spaces rest alongside 4 bedrooms and 2.75 baths, and from many rooms along with the large upper deck, you can admire big views of the Puget Sound and spectacular sunsets. One of this property’s most impressive features awaits with its outdoor setting; discover picturesque landscaping designed and implemented by a master gardener, a darling she-shed, and a vintage-inspired greenhouse! Located at 8615 43rd Street W University Place, WA 98466 and no more than 3 minutes to award-winning schools, Chambers Bay Park and golf, Bridgeport Way amenities and more, this University Place home is listed for $865,000. 

Take a moment to explore this home’s 7 most impressive features: 

1. Several smart updates ensure this home is ready to take on the future! 

New owner’s can move right in with peace of mind; this home’s thoughtful sellers have thoroughly updated this home in recent years. Updates include efficient solar panels (2015), new furnace and heat pump (2015), custom window blinds throughout (2015), addition of storage cabinetry to garage workshop area (2015), replacement of water main service from meter to street (2016), new gutters (2019), installation of hardwood stairs from main to lower level (2021), and all new interior doors, knobs, and hardware (2021). Several more upgrades are in the mix as well—keep reading to learn more about this home’s recent additions! 

2. Inviting living space offers elegant comfort. 

In the main floor living room, sunlight cascades in from windows overhead, and soaring vaulted ceilings let the space feel even larger. Relax in style while admiring views of the Puget Sound, and warm up by the 2-way gas fireplace that adds cozy ambiance to the living room, dining area, and adjacent kitchen. 

3. Immaculate kitchen and adjacent dining area are ready for entertaining with ease! 

An effortlessly flowing layout connects this home’s light-filled living spaces, and the kitchen and dining area are ready for entertaining and all that life brings your way! The dining area boasts more than enough space for a full-sized dining set, and even more seating awaits around the kitchen island and outside on the expansive deck. Indoor-outdoor living perfection awaits, so you can enjoy al fresco dining whenever the mood strikes this spring and summer!

In the well-appointed kitchen, timeless design includes highlights like generous cabinet storage and spacious counters, while details like the light fixtures over the island delight the eye. Additionally, this kitchen had a new cooktop downdraft exhaust installed in 2022. 

4. Abundant versatility thanks to 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a huge lower level. 

On the main level you’ll find the owner’s suite (more on this in a moment!), a 2nd bedroom, and a bath. The lower level offers even more incredible flexibility—here you’ll find 2 bedrooms, a bath, a bonus room, laundry amenities, and a 2nd full kitchen. Like the rest of the home, the lower level has been thoughtfully updated. New LVP flooring was installed on the lower level (2019), for starters. A new full kitchen addition (with quartz counters and new full-sized appliances!) was added in 2017, and the same year also saw a full laundry room remodel with new cabinetry, appliances, drop-in sink, and quartz countertops. Finally, the lower level family room had antique French doors with crystal doorknobs added in 2020. 

5. Fabulous owner’s suite offers resort-inspired retreat. 

On the main level, the sumptuous owner’s suite offers a serene setting with private access to the deck, a sitting area, and even new carpet in 2022 (you’ll also find new carpet in the second bedroom and den/office). And once you see the ensuite bath that sparkles with on-trend style and the walk-in closet complete with built-ins that make organizing easy, it’ll be no surprise that both were completely remodeled in 2021! 

6. Outdoor oasis offers a whole other world of wonder. 

From the front yard to the back, this property has been expertly cultivated over the years to offer an outdoor getaway that’s absolutely dreamy. From 2015 to 2021, this property’s landscaping underwent a makeover, with both design and implementation completed by a master gardener. The emphasis was on including fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, herbs, and other edible garden plantings, and new owners can enjoy fresh treats thanks to this foresight! In 2017, the basic garden shed was transformed into a “she-shed” and completely refreshed with vintage windows, French doors, interior laminate flooring, cottage garden plantings, and picket fencing. In 2020, a greenhouse was constructed entirely from vintage windows from a custom design. 

7. Excellent University Place location. 

At 8615 43rd Street W University Place, WA 98466, you’re tucked away in the heart of University Place! Award-winning University Place schools, parks, shopping, dining, and more are merely minutes from home. Schools are just blocks away, for starters. When you need to run errands, Bridgeport Way is only a 3-minute drive from home, and along here you’ll find access to places like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Rite Aid, medical services, the University Place Pierce County library, popular restaurants, etc. There are also many parks to enjoy in the area, most notably of which is Chambers Bay Park and all of its amenities including Chambers Bay Golf Course, trails, a beach, a dog park, and more. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Lisa Carlson online here or give her a call/text at (425) 750-3509.