If you live in Tacoma and drive along N 30th Street often, you probably know the 3,439 square-foot, three-bedroom home perched above the corner of N 30th and Junett Street. You might not know that it was designed by one of the city’s most notable architects.
Born in Tacoma, Alan Liddle attended the University of Washington and then traveled the world, working for Frank Lloyd Wright at one point. He then returned to Tacoma and became one of the leading modernist designers in the Pacific Northwest.
His firm designed many notable buildings in Tacoma in the 50s and 60s but they also created plenty of homes, such as the one at 2914 N Junett Street, which is now listed for $1,250,000.
The first thing you notice is what’s outside the house: the pool. It includes a direct line of sight to the water and is surrounded by a classic patio wraparound. That leads into a covered patio section and a downstairs bar/entertainment room.
Inside, the home maintains some of the midcentury modern trappings but also features a bunch of contemporary architectural upgrades. The bedrooms all retain their era-appropriate charm with woodwork and built-ins, but there’s still enough renovation along the way to give the home the luxury the price tag demands.
According to the listing, the home also comes with three TVs. So, bonus.