10712 255th St E, Graham, WA
Designer inspired fixtures and finishes on the inside AND a spectacular, secluded setting on the outside. It’s a winning combination. Jeff, Mark and Miles recently listed this sophisticated single story three bed, two bath Contemporary in Graham. Nicely sited at the end of a quiet street, this beautifully landscaped 3/4 acre property offers a welcome sense of privacy and retreat.
- Updated kitchen
- Stainless LG appliances
- Family room
- Home office
- Master suite
- Newer bamboo floors
- Three zone in-floor radiant heat
- On-demand hot water
- Attached 4 car garage with RV parking
- Enclosed shop with a dedicated air-handling and filtration system
- Studio/shed with electricity
At the heart of the house is this tastefully updated kitchen with vaulted ceilings and a butcher block topped breakfast bar. Additional features include Corian counters, stainless LG appliances, a wine cooler, a central island with cook top, a pantry and a French door to a covered deck. Perfect for entertaining.
The family room blends clean, crisp lines with interesting design elements like an industrial ceiling fan and an exposed wood support beam.
Just when you think things can’t get any better, all you have to do is step outside. An expansive Trex deck on the back side of the house offers multiple areas for entertaining.
This meticulously maintained property includes mature landscaping, fruit trees, raised planting beds, a studio/shed with electricity and a daylight basement with additional covered parking and an enclosed shop.
Graham is a rural community just south of Puyallup and east of Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), approximately 20 miles from downtown Tacoma. Originally part of the traditional lands of the Nisqually and Puyallup tribes, the area was settled in the early 1900s by workers for the Cascade Timber Company, one of the first outfits to start harvesting timber in the area. Logging camps and mills soon followed, and a number of business were established in the area to support them, including a barbershop, a blacksmith, feed and supplies, an auto and tractor repair shop, a meat market, cold storage lockers, a tavern and a restaurant. As timber resources dwindled in the mid-1900s, residents began to commute out of the area for work. Graham remains a good option for people seeking a rural home life in commuting distance of Tacoma, Olympia and JBLM.
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South Sound Property Group is a top-producing Real Estate Team with Windermere Professional Partners, specializing in residential real estate in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, University Place and Lakewood.
In response to increasing buyer demand for housing in Pierce County and a persistent shortage of inventory, developers have been building new homes in Gig Harbor at a rapid rate. The Gig Harbor City Council recently responded to this development boom by passing a building moratorium on new residential development applications, forcing developers to put upcoming projects on hold.
I’ve had questions from several clients about what this moratorium means and whether or not they should be concerned about what that does to their plans to buy and sell property in Gig Harbor. As a result, I’ve decided to share the information here that I’ve recently been discussing with them.
Why did GHCC use a moratorium and what does it entail?
In a recent Tacoma News Tribune article, Gig Harbor council member Michael Perrow said the council had instituted the moratorium because they felt the “rapid pace of development has created vast concern” among community members and that vesting of certain permit applications would be “detrimental to public health”. The ordinance imposes a six month moratorium upon the receipt and processing of subdivision applications and applications for building permits and other land use development approvals associated with residential development. Click here for the full article.
What does this mean?
The city council is concerned that current zoning regulations may no longer be appropriate and/or sufficient in light of recent growth. Applications for new developments are coming in so rapidly that the city wants to take some time (6 months) to figure out what changes might need to be made to ensure that the infrastructure can handle this explosion of new residential development, and to determine how to slow down growth if necessary.
You already bought land and have submitted your applications. Now what?
There are exceptions to the moratorium:
- Any valid permits that were filed before the moratorium passed and simply need to be processed.
- Permits for repair, remodeling, restoration or additions to existing single-family dwellings.
- Replacement of any existing single-family dwellings.
- Permits and applications for “accessory uses and structures associated with existing residential dwellings units.”
- Applications for final plats or short plats.
- Any site improvements or utility extensions that are necessary to obtain approval for final plats, final short plats or preliminary plat applications submitted before the moratorium was imposed.
If you were thinking about purchasing land for construction in Gig Harbor, should you forget about it?
In my opinion, it’s safe to continue looking for vacant land in Gig Harbor if you are considering single-family new construction. According to The City of Gig Harbor, permits for a single-family home on an existing recorded lot will still be processed. If you are thinking about developing a subdivision, that is a different story. I would recommend taking a pause, because zoning and density regulations may end up changing in the near future. If the moratorium continues beyond the six months, we could see the prices for existing homes in Gig Harbor inflate more rapidly than they would without the building stop, which could be good for current home-owners. For full details on the Gig Harbor moratorium in the City’s own words click here.
How long will this moratorium last?
Mayor Kit Kuhn said that the city will need to entertain official public comment on the moratorium at the March 26th regular city council meeting before any timing decisions are finalized. Though temporary in nature, this moratorium is expected to last for at least six months.
Miles Eaton is a top-producing Realtor with Windermere in Tacoma specializing in the purchase and sale of historic and luxury homes. Click here to e-mail Miles or feel free to give him a call at (253) 355-5862.