<img src="https://agentmarketing.com/usr/12/68/93/34/51/191003123323.jpg?t=1576068287"><br>Nicely sited above the street in one of North Tacoma's most desirable neighborhoods, this impressive 1905 Victorian offers sweeping views of Commencement Bay and Vashon Island. The home has been extensively renovated and expanded to create an open floor plan on the entry level that appeals to a more modern sensibility. Features include beautifully stained hardwood floors, a front living area with gas fireplace, a dining area with water views, a guest bath with shower on the entry level and an updated kitchen with quartz counters, central island, stainless appliances and a built-in wine fridge. A spacious family room off the kitchen features a wood burning fireplace and easy access to a large deck and outdoor entertaining areas. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are located upstairs, including a large master suite with vaulted ceilings, a sitting area, an updated bathroom and a walk in closet. The fourth bedroom is currently used as an office with a laundry area. The lower level includes a cozy bonus room that could easily be used as a media room or play area and two dry storage rooms, one with a work bench and the other with built-in shelving. An exterior door in the bonus room provides access to the back yard. System updates include a newer dual fuel natural gas furnace with a heat pump, an updated electrical panel and wiring and dual pane windows throughout the house. GROUNDS Nicely sited on a rise overlooking Commencement Bay, this beautifully landscaped property features a low maintenance front yard with a sprinkler system and a fully fenced back yard with multiple seating areas, raised planting beds and a large deck off the family room that's perfect for outdoor entertaining. The property also includes a detached one car garage and an oversized one car carport off the alley that could easily be reconfigured to accommodate two vehicles. NEIGHBORHOOD Developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Tacoma&rsquo;s historic North End offers a wide variety of architecturally significant homes - from modest workman&rsquo;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 miles of paved walkways, stunning water views, picnic areas and a fishing pier. The area&rsquo;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. Homes in this particular pocket of North Tacoma are in very high demand - they feel tucked away from the hustle and bustle of neighboring Proctor and Point Ruston but still offer easy access to both via Proctor and N. 36th Street respectively.<br>