A 2-year labor of love has created a wonderful place for someone to build their memories. Working with designers and choice materials has allowed the home to be transformed into something truly special that rivals those in the marketplace. The current owners have taken a job transfer; therefore, this special home is available to be someone’s new happy place.
Any special home requires a special location. Steilacoom is a quaint small town that feels like a world away from it all yet has world-class amenities nearby. The coffee shop, Post Office, Spa, and all the local Steilacoom restaurants are a 10-minute walk from the home. Sunnyside Beach is within walking distance. The current owners found it the perfect place to watch the sunset with their dog and even stick their feet in the sand. The current owners stated, “The quality of life our home in Steilacoom offered us couldn’t be duplicated anywhere else.”
Steilacoom offers a terrific place to build a memorable life at. Nearby you will find the CHAMBERS BAY COURSE. Not only is it known for golfing, but it also offers miles of paved trails, dog parks, playgrounds, and beach access. The town of Steilacoom is known for its Wednesday FARMERS MARKET, 4th of July Celebration, and festivals at SUNNYSIDE BEACH.
Other key location factors are what’s nearby. You are close to University Place with great shopping like Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and Whole Foods. Lakewood and Dupont are also nearby, providing big box shopping and dining that make living in Steilacoom feel like you have those big city services. Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) ,JBLM is an easy commute from Galloway Street. You can easily get to Interstate 5 for freeway access to Tacoma and Seattle to the north, with Olympia and Portland to the south.
We all strive for that special place to retreat to at the end of a hectic day. The current owners’ 2-year labor of love provides an exceptional home, perhaps unmatched in the marketplace.
They have worked with designers to enhance the flow and feel of living in an open concept space yet have defined spaces. The single-level floor plan puts all the living areas in one smartly designed layout.
The kitchen is large enough for a furniture-style island that allows for an entertaining flow to the family room. The current owners said, “We chose the largest sink we could find and created a kitchen layout that has allowed us to cook and entertain friends at the same time.” The kitchen is not only beautiful but functional as well. Tons of storage, glass front cabinets, oversized drawers, and a convenient island create that magical heart of the home.
The special room in the house is not only the kitchen but the owner’s retreat.
The primary bedroom or owner’s suite is truly a spa-like oasis in a hectic life. The owners’ love of presidential suites at five-star resorts (such as from their wedding) served as inspiration. They stated, “Some days, it was always hard to choose whether we wanted the massage from the 4 shower heads or a soak in the largest soaking tub we could find. We miss having our own spa to retreat to and know that it will be impossible for future homes to match what we created in that house.” The primary bedroom has a terrific view of the fenced rear yard and birdhouse. They said, “We loved watching the birds turn the birdhouse into their home every season from the window in our master bedroom. We’d wake up to birds chirping and baby birds peering out of their nests all Spring and Summer. It is literally the best way to wake up on a weekend morning.”
Throughout the home are features like wood accent walls, a technology closet, custom roman shades, a camera system, a gas fireplace, and even an outdoor natural gas grill.
The home is situated on an ideal fenced corner lot. Two driveways allow for extra parking for guests and even offer RV or boat parking.
THE LABOR OF LOVE IMPROVEMENTS.
Over 2 years, the owners spent all their free time removing every old piece of flooring, cabinet, door, window, trim, and so much else to make the home a fully custom retreat from the world. Their improvements include:
• Luxury vinyl plank throughout.
• A fully custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch fridge and microwave and South American quartzite countertops.
• The home has a large open living area with custom windows that maximize light and privacy at the same time.
• The master bath has a large free-standing tub and a shower with 4 shower heads.
• The guest bath boasts a floating Italian vanity, a large tub, and custom tile.
• Both bathrooms have Kohler and American Standard fixtures.
• A centrally located custom technology closet acts as a central connection point in the house for modems, routers, video consoles, printers, and other technology that today’s work from home lifestyle requires.
• Other technology upgrades include:
o Ring security system.
o App-controlled irrigation system.
o App-controlled high lift garage doors.
• New Trane Systems heat pump and Clean Air Effects Home Air Cleaner remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles.
• New furnace.
• New water heater.
• Solid core doors and sound-reducing insulation ensure privacy inside the home.
• Brand-new triple pane windows throughout.
• New custom Hardie Board plank exterior.
• Quarter-acre, fenced with a custom-built patio for warm weather entertaining.
• Two driveways and plenty of parking for guests.
• Samsung Smart TV, gas grill, and all appliances, including GE washer and dryer.
The owners truly hope that someone will fall in love with the home the way they did. The home was created with love, not for a quick flip concept. They said, “We only left because our jobs forced us to move thousands of miles away, and we miss the house every day. We are sad to say goodbye and hope someone else will be able to enjoy watching the birds in the birdhouse, soaking in the tub, entertaining friends, and taking walks to the beach—now that all the hard work turning the house into a home is complete.”
The home is thoughtfully designed, renovated, and ideally located. This is rare in today’s market.
Welcome to 519 Galloway
Ample quarter acre lot on a fenced corner, notice 2 driveways, perfect for RV or even boat parking.
Ideally located within walking distance to downtown Steilacoom. Imagine the festivals, dining, coffee and Sunnyside Beach
Single level living on a corned fenced quarter acre lot.
Attention to detail in a turn key move in ready home.
Dining room with tons of light and warm wood accent wall.
Light and bright entry
Front living room could easily double as an oversized work from home office.
This living room or even office has tons of natural light.
"we bought the biggest sink we could get...
Large furniture style island stays with the home, perfect for this kitchen.
Stainless steel appliances
Entertain with the open concept island kitchen.
Perfect to interact with guests while getting ready.
"Piano" style windows allow for natural light to fill the kitchen and family room
Tons of storage and thoughtfully designed kitchen layout, even a pantry
Owners suite with view of the rear yard
Owners suite with attached bath
Floating dual vanities provide a spa like feel in the owner's bath
A favorite for the departing owners, a spa like free standing tub.
Custom tile work and spa like shower with 4 shower heads
Walk in closet in Owners bath
Family room and another example of thoughtful window placement for natural light
Open concept and vaulted ceilings from family room to kitchen
That open feeling is perfect for entertaining
The family room is a perfect spot for catching a movie on the included Tv above a cozy gas fireplace
One of the 3 bedrooms, all with custom Roman shades. Tastefully done with triple pane windows.
The third bedroom with the same flooring throughout the entire home.
The hall and guest bath gives everyone the spa like feel.
The utility room is complete with newer appliances included.
Rear fenced yard, perfect for everyone and even has the natural gas barbecue included
The special birdhouse out the window of the primary bedroom
Thoughtful planter placement, right by the bird house out the window of the primary bedroom.
Perfect space to barbecue and watch the birds nesting in the birdhouse.