If you wanted to find a place to stay this weekend while the U.S. Open takes place at Chambers Bay Golf Course...good luck. The prices are crazy, the crowds are huge and parking is...well...nonexistent. But if you're thinking more long-term, well then that opens up some options for you. Chambers Bay is located at the southern edge of University Place, named for a university campus that was never actually built there. Today, it's on the higher end of Washington towns with high per capita income (go figure). It's also right on the water, and in the case of Day Island, in the water, so it's not surprising to hear there's a few $1M+ options on the market. But, not all of them are. We took a look around University Place to see what's available and what you get for your money. Take a swing and check out the map below to see if it'd be worth it to live within 1-wood distance of Chambers Bay.Read More
The 10 Most Expensive Listings Near Chambers Bay Golf Course
3624 Soundview Drive ($1.7M)
The most expensive University Place listing isn't even built yet. For $1.7M, Zetterberg Custom Homes is ready and waiting to build this 6-BR, 4.75-bath custom home. It would be located inside The Overlook at SoundView on s near half-acre lot inside a gated community with views of everything. It certainly sounds exactly like the kind of houses you'd expect around here.
1805 Day Island Blvd ($1.675M)
Located on Day Island, just off the coast of University Place, this 2000-built 3-BR is right on the water. Literally. Water on two sides plus your own little mini-beach. Looks like a modern build and what it lacks in whimsical design it makes up for with a pretty stunning location and views.
3314 Soundview Drive ($1.39M)
A quick look at this place and you'd think you were in Florida or Palm Springs. Suppose that's perfect for golf course-adjacent living. This two-story 5-BR was built in 2006 and boasts some great living room views of the Sound and some pretty impressive bedroom doors. It's like walking into a throne room. Guess that's the point.
4642 Memory Lane ($1.299M)
The first rustic-looking house on the list. The interiors feature a ton of wood as well as custom metal work, custom tile and artisan cabinetry. All four bedrooms are en suite, of course. Helluva view from that upstairs deck as well. This one is quite literally around the corner from Chambers Bay Golf Course, too.
1945 E Day Island Blvd ($1.25M)
A custom-built 3-BR with it's own private dock. Feel free to set some crab pots and watch the birds fly by. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors & chefs kitchen downstairs. There's an elevator to take you upstairs to the master suite if you need it. Out back, a boat house to store your requisite boat.
1803 Day Island Blvd ($1.195M)
Here's a studs out remodel that's right on the water. Includes Lowen doors and windows, tongue and groove cedar ceiling, Mancoon hardwood floors, metal roof, heat pumps and an elevator. The property is fully fenced so feel free to bring a dog or two with you as well. You're on Day Island so it's like a little seclusion on top of your seclusion.
9329 29th Street ($1.15M)
A house built before 2006? They have those? Apparently! This 1928 brick beauty still features a lot of the original touches, though it clearly has gotten a good remodel. Nice to see there's still some character left in the neighborhood.
3629 Brookside Way ($895K)
Just like that, we're under $1M. Built in 2000, this 7-BR was "designed for entertaining and lifestyles." So if you've got "lifestyles," this is for you. Built with family in mind, the 5,110 square-feet give everyone a little breathing room. Views vary depending on where you are in the house.
3624 Brookside Way ($885K)
Here's a 1980-built 5-BR that literally just hit the market (good timing, you guys). The home boasts a 600 square-foot deck with unobstructed views of the Sound while the bonus inside is that you can go directly from the garage to the master bedroom if you want to sidestep everyone. Your reasons are your own.
1816 Day Island Blvd ($789K)
If the Day Island lifestyle appeals to you but not the $1M price tags, here's a more reasonable option. A classic beach house, this 3-BR checks in at 3,140 square feet and lets you go right from the back porch to the sandy beach. Nice views out back and a chance to really remake this 1925 house in your own image.