25 N Summit Rd Tacoma, WA 98406
Listing Courtesy of: Northwest MLS / Windermere Chambers Bay / Jeff Williams and Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty / Mark Pinto

  25 N Summit Rd Tacoma, WA 98406

Sold (213 Days)


Built in 1890, this shingle style Dutch Colonial Revival is one of the oldest homes on Prospect Hill. The neighborhood was initially known as “Little Germany”, in part because many of its early residents were of German descent and in part because of its winding roads and hillside topography. The house was built for Brigadier General Luther Bradley and his wife Marcia with a neighboring residence at 21 N. Summit Rd built for Mrs. Bradley's sister, Mrs. Helen Rogers. The two homes were initially connected to one another but were eventually separated. General Bradley was born in New Haven, CT in 1822 and fought for the Union during the Civil War, entering service in 1861 as a Lieutenant Colonel and becoming a Brigadier General in 1864. During the Civil War, Bradley fought and was wounded in the capture of Island No. 10 near New Madrid, Missouri on the Mississippi River. After the Civil War, Bradley continued to serve in the military in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico. He retired in 1886 and moved to Tacoma with his wife and her sister. Bradley died in 1910 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Beautifully sited high on Prospect Hill with impressive views of Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier, this historically significant home offers a number of architectural elements consistent with the period of its construction, including an original wood shingle exterior, leaded and stained glass windows, vintage hardware, refinished quarter-sawn oak floors and custom mill work. The gracious entry hall leads to a large formal living room with a gas fireplace, custom built-in bookshelves and direct access to a large wrap around veranda with water views. A butler's pantry with ample storage connects the formal dining room to the eat-in kitchen, which has been thoughtfully updated with a central island, slate counters, custom fir cabinets, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Wolf 6 burner range with double oven, a Miele dishwasher, a Miele coffee maker and a built-in banquette. A mud room off the kitchen leads to a large side patio and barbecue area. Five bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the second floor, including a master suite with water views. One bedroom is currently used as a family room and another as a home office. The hall bathroom has been tastefully updated with a glass enclosed tub and shower and dual sink Carrara marble-topped vanity. A large attic accessible by stairs could easily be finished for additional living space. A comfortable family room with a gas fireplace, bar area and Brunswick pool table is located on the lower level along with a climate controlled wine room, a 3/4 bath and a large laundry room with custom built-in cabinets. The grounds include a circular driveway with a porte cochere, a two car garage off the street below, an in-ground hot tub and a sprinkler system.

MLS #:
Lot Size
8,400 SQFT
Single-Family Home
Year Built
2 Stories W/Bsmnt
Sound, Mountain, Bay
School District
Pierce County
North Tacoma

Listed By

Jeff Williams, Windermere Chambers Bay
Mark Pinto, Windermere Chambers Bay
Bought with
Boni Buscemi, Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Rlty
Northwest MLS as distributed by MLS Grid
Last checked Jul 25 2024 at 10:01 AM PDT
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathroom: 1
  • 3/4 Bathrooms: 2
  • Half Bathroom: 1
Interior Features
  • Wine Cellar
  • Washer
  • Security System
  • Refrigerator
  • Range/Oven
  • Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Room
  • Bath Off Master
  • Kitchen W/Eating Space - Main
Lot Information
  • Paved Street
  • Curbs
  • Corner Lot
Property Features
  • Sprinkler System
  • Patio
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • High Speed Internet
  • Cable Tv
  • Fireplace: 2
  • Foundation: Poured Concrete
Heating and Cooling
  • Wall
  • Radiator
  • Radiant
Basement Information
  • Partially Finished
  • Hardwood
  • Ceramic Tile
Exterior Features
  • Wood
  • Roof: Composition
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Public
  • Sewer: Sewer Connected
  • Energy: Natural Gas, Electric
School Information
  • Elementary School: Lowell
  • Middle School: Mason
  • High School: Stadium
  • Garage-Detached
  • Carport-Attached
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