Oftentimes (albeit usually with good reason), Seattle real estate overshadows its southern-city brethren. Clamoring to live life large in the "big city," folks are willing to dish out the big bucks just to be close to all the action. But that doesn't mean that properties down south are unworthy of our attention, especially when they prove to be so purdy. Thus, may we introduce to you this week's top four "Southern belles," some of the darn prettiest real estate listings the South Puget Sound has to offer.
1) 1122 N J St
Price tag: $625,000
Size: 5-bed, 4.25-bath, 5,515 sq. ft.
The scoop: Although some of the interior decorating leaves much to be desired, this Dutch Colonial has all the natural goods to be a real looker. Located in Old Town Tacoma, the colorful home is over a century old but has been remodeled so areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms in particular sport a more modern look.
Price tag: $1.88 million
Size: 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,607 sq. ft.
The scoop: This Lakewood home situated on American Lake is certainly a beaut, not only offering 100 ft. of waterfront and a dock, but also comes stocked with new finishes and features like two fireplaces, jetted tubs, a home air purifier, hardwood floors, and master suites that come with a view.
Price tag: $799,000
Size: 4-bed, 2.75-bath, 4,200 sq. ft.
The scoop: This Browns Point residence teaches us a valuable lesson that it's what's on the inside that counts, as the exterior of this mid-century modern styled home looks average at best. But inside, this place sports a fairly open floor plan featuring jetted tubs, a wicked wine cellar, wet bars, new cabinetry. Out back there's more including a sports court, an in-ground pool (with a slide!) and killer views of the Puget Sound.
4) 424 N D St
Price tag: $1.15 million
Size: 4-bed, 4,25-bath, 6,033 sq. ft.
The scoop: Again, although this home in Tacoma is in serious need of an interior decorator, we can tell that it has potential built in. With a winding staircase, French doors, a 4-car garage, and four fireplaces, this manor-style home just needs some new counter tops and a serious trip to Pottery Barn to really make the house shine.