Listing Courtesy of: Northwest MLS / Windermere Professional Partners / Jeff Williams
  2703 N Yakima Ave Tacoma, WA 98406
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Originally built circa 1912, this charming Craftsman Bungalow is eligible for inclusion on the Tacoma Register of Historic Places, given its intact architectural details. The home was purchased in 1924 by Ethel Dunkerley, a Michigan born school teacher who had moved to Tacoma with her parents and two sisters as a teenager in 1895. Ms. Dunkerley began her training at the Washington State Normal School for teachers in Ellensberg and returned to Tacoma to continue her graduate education. She taught from 1904 until her retirement in 1947, primarily at Lowell Elementary. She was an avid gardner and beloved by her students, who often helped her with weekend yard work. Ms. Dunkerley was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary society of teachers. She passed away at the age of 88 after living for more than 40 years in her house on Yakima.

This character Craftsman Bungalow retains many of its original interior and exterior architectural details, including an inviting covered front porch, a small entry foyer with window seat, leaded glass windows, a wood burning fireplace and stained fir floors and wainscoting. The formal living and dining rooms lead to a family room with vaulted ceiling, custom built-ins and views of the wooded gulch below the house. One bedroom and an en suite full bathroom are located on the first floor. Two bedrooms and another full bathroom are located upstairs. Additional features include a newer furnace, newer water heater, updated electrical panel and updated sewer line. The unfinished basement has been seismically retrofitted with shear walls and foundation bolting and offers direct access to a large deck overlooking the gulch. The home is conveniently located just blocks from the private Annie Wright Schools and St. Patrick Catholic School and feeds into a highly rated Tacoma Public School track (Lowell, Mason and Stadium).

Developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Tacoma's historic North End offers a wide variety of architecturally significant homes - from modest workman's cottages to grand mansions. Anchored by the University of Puget Sound, the Proctor District features a wonderful mixture of locally owned shops and restaurants including Metropolitan Market, Chalet Bowl and the historic Blue Mouse Theater - the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Washington State. The North End offers easy access to Point Ruston and the waterfront, with 2 miles of paved walkways, stunning water views, picnic areas and a fishing pier. The area's natural assets also include Point Defiance Park - a 702-acre urban oasis with a zoo and aquarium, extensive gardens, an old growth forest, hiking and running trails and a saltwater beach.

$6,153 (2018)
Lot Size
0.87 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
1 1/2 Stry W/Bsmt
School District
Pierce County
North Tacoma
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
Interior Features
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Range/Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Washer
  • Kitchen W/O Eating Space - Main
Lot Information
  • Curbs
  • Dead End Street
  • Paved Street
  • Secluded
  • Sidewalk
Property Features
  • Cable Tv
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Fireplace: 1
  • Foundation: Poured Concrete
Heating and Cooling
  • Baseboard
  • Forced Air
Basement Information
  • Daylight
  • Unfinished
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fir/Softwood
  • Hardwood
  • Vinyl
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
Exterior Features
  • Wood
  • Roof: Composition
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Public
  • Sewer: Sewer Connected
  • Energy: Electric, Natural Gas
School Information
  • Elementary School: Lowell
  • Middle School: Mason
  • High School: Stadium
  • None
Disclaimer: Square footage is based on information available to agent, including County records. Information has not been verified by agent and should be verified by buyer.
South Sound Property Group
South Sound Property Group