Casa de Mar a Cielo
5030 Tok A Lou Avenue NE #A , Tacoma, WA
Offered at $1,495,000
Steeped in Hollywood lore with a legacy of welcoming guests, this 1931 stucco jewel is sited perfectly. Step into a lifestyle of refined relaxation and complete privacy. Forever unobstructed Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views integrate indoor and outdoor living. Classic vintage architecture remodeled to exacting standards. Scrumptious materials, indulgent features. Brilliant entertaining ease. Commercial grade kitchen is worthy of envy. Tie up the boat, pull in the crab pots and savor your sunset.
“This house stirs the soul every time I enter. Once inside, it’s a different world. The light, smell of salt air, watching the weather move in and out, and water sounds are unforgettable.” — Owner
Best Kept Waterfront Secret On Puget Sound
Honest, this is Seattle. Surprised? Your friends may think that you have gone to another country if they see these photos. You know that as soon as you enter the grounds, the everyday world has been left behind.
Step Into Your Other World.
Step into your other world, a playful, sensual world. Celebrate color and texture, the scent of salt water breezes and the sounds of marine birds. Observe how sunlight spreads into the corners of every room; sunset colors reflected in the water and the clouds ease into the evening on room-sized decks. The active sounds of boat anchors traveling across the water in harmony with marine birds. Perfectly sited above the waterfront, time becomes fluid as the moments float in complete and gracious privacy, with nothing to come between you and unobstructed 180 degree Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views.
As evidenced by the neighboring historic Brown’s Point light house (a National Register landmark), this has long a waterway of enormous appeal with the boating community. The water traffic is fascinating, accentuated with the regattas from the nearby Yacht Club, ferries heading towards the San Juan Islands and freighters passing as they come in from Pacific Rim countries.
Remodeled to exacting standards with scrumptious materials and indulgent features, the architectural elements remain intact and showcase the interplay between indoor and outdoor lifestyle.
Complete Romantic Privacy.
This 1931 stucco mission-style jewel is steeped in Hollywood lore, with a legacy of welcoming guests. It was built at the time the lighthouse became automated after the popular lighthouse keeper (for whom the neighborhood was named) retired. Aside from the lightkeeper’s cottage, this is one of the original homes in tranquil Brown’s Point and enjoys a coveted position, having first choice of the most desirable sites.
This luxury of privacy permeates every feature of the home, very intentionally. Nothing interferes with the sheer pleasure of savoring time graciously lived. It is no accident that the views are at eye level from every vantage point. Wake up to a sunrise while lying in bed that suspends you over the water. This house is full of mood all times of the day. Try dancing barefoot on heated travertine floors as the moon comes up over the water; it is very romantic.
When I asked the owner to describe living there, he suggested that I spend the weekend there and then I would understand.
I did and I do understand. It is best summed up in two words: Romantic Privacy. You can imagine the rest.
Brilliant Entertaining Ease.
The site of numerous gatherings, particularly in the entertainment industry in its early decades, the owner has translated that legacy into today’s lifestyle through a labor of love and craftsmanship. Simply put, this home is about entertaining.
Having owned, designed, built and cooked in a number of restaurants, the owner knows that effortless entertaining comes from intentional preparations:
“Entertaining is about timing and timing comes from good flow, integration of spaces and spreading the load. The Kitchens! Yes, two complimentary rooms. Why? Multi-tasking. Everyone gathers in the kitchen. Get your beverage, clean crabs or have hors d’oeuvres without interfering with the cook (s) and still be part of the conversation”.