11701 Gravelly Lake Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499
Listing Courtesy of: Northwest MLS / Windermere Chambers Bay / Jeff Williams and Neil Walter Company
  11701 Gravelly Lake Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499
Sold (122 Days)


This eclectic modern home was designed by architect John Brenneis in 1989 to showcase the current owner's extensive art collection. Inspired by an artist's loft, Brenneis created a wonderfully open floor plan that makes the home perfect for entertaining large groups. The main living space is expansive, featuring soaring 20 foot ceilings, exposed truss joists with museum grade lighting, walls of glass and several seating areas that share a double sided gas fireplace. The lower gallery opens directly to a large patio with a heated lap pool currently used as a pond. A well equipped kitchen, dining area, bedroom and full bath are also on the main floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms including a master suite with a walk-in closet and a large master bath with direct access to a roof top garden and hot tub. The third bedroom is currently used as an office.

First settled in the mid-1800s, the area we now call Lakewood was initially known as The Prairie. A number of wealthy families built grand estates on the shores of Gravelly and American Lakes toward the end of the 1800s, and the Tacoma Country and Golf Club was established on American Lake in 1894 – the first golf club west of the Mississippi River. Commercial and residential development in the area increased significantly following the Great Depression. Lakewood Colonial Center began construction in 1937 as one of the first suburban shopping centers in the country. The population in the Lakes District jumped from 3000 in 1939 to 17,000 in 1949. As the area grew, other amenities were added, including what we now know as St. Clare Hospital, the Flora B Tenzler Memorial Library, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College and Lakewold Gardens. The City of Lakewood was incorporated in 1995 and is currently the second largest city in Pierce County. It offers easy access to downtown Tacoma and Joint Base Lewis McChord.

$8,581 (2016)
Lot Size
0.79 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
2 Story
School District
Clover Park
Pierce Co.
Gravelly Lake
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • 3/4 Bathrooms: 1
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
Interior Features
  • Washer
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Skylights
  • Security System
  • Refrigerator
  • Range/Oven
  • Microwave
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Double Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Room
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Kitchen W/O Eating Space - Main
Lot Information
  • Paved Street
Property Features
  • Sprinkler System
  • Patio
  • High Speed Internet
  • Deck
  • Cable Tv
  • Fireplace: 1
  • Foundation: Poured Concrete
Heating and Cooling
  • High Efficiency
  • Heat Pump
  • Forced Air
  • Central A/C
Pool Information
  • In-Ground
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Other Renewable
  • Concrete
  • Ceramic Tile
Exterior Features
  • Metal/Vinyl
  • Cement/Concrete
  • Roof: Torch Down
  • Roof: Metal
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Public
  • Sewer: Sewer Connected
  • Energy: Natural Gas
  • Garage-Attached
Additional Listing Info
  • Selling Office Commission: 3%
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.