About Washington


Washington State offers rugged coastline, deserts, forests, mountains, volcanoes, and hundreds of coastal islands to explore. The Cascade Mountains divide the state, with the damp forested coastal areas to the west, and pine forests, deserts and irrigated farmland of the Columbia River Plateau to the east. It is the adjacent to Canada.

The 2010 United States Census recorded the State's population at 6,724,540. Approximately 60 percent of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, industry along the Puget Sound.  Washington's climate varies greatly from west to east. An Oceanic climate (also called "west coast marine climate") predominates in western Washington, and a much drier climate prevails east of the Cascade Range.

The state's nickname "Evergreen" was proposed in 1890 by Charles T. Conover of Seattle. The name proved popular as the forests were full of evergreen trees and the abundance of rain keeps the shrubbery and grasses green throughout the year.

Washington State is an aquatic wonderland of coastal waters, tide pools, saltwater inlets, glacier-fed rivers, low country and alpine lakes, reservoirs, protected wetlands and estuaries teeming with fish, birds and all sorts of watchable wildlife. It is also home to thousands of waterfalls, including some as dramatic and spectacular as Palouse Falls and Snoqualmie Falls. Washington has over 1,000 dams, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage.

Washington's Pacific coast offers a wealth of beaches; some you can drive on (Long Beach) and some are so wild you can't get a car within 20 miles of them (stretches of protected shoreline in Olympic National Park). Even most Washingtonians don't know that the state's 170 miles of Pacific coast is only a small fraction of its total saltwater coastline. When you take into account Washington's numerous bays and tidal inlets, the perimeters of its coastal islands, the San Juan Islands, and the islands of Puget Sound, and then add in the shorelines of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Hood Canal and Puget Sound, Washington has an astounding 3,036 miles of saltwater coastline. If you stretched out the States' meandering coastline into one straight line, it would more than cover the distance from Seattle to Washington, D.C.

Washington is also home to many beautiful rivers, none more majestic than the mighty Columbia, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest and the largest hydroelectric power-producing river in North America. Along the way, it flows through the Grand Coulee Dam, which is the largest single producer of hydroelectricity in the United States. The Columbia River Gorge is famous for its vast panoramas of spectacularly dramatic scenery. Its strong winds also make it a world-famous windsurfing destination.

Many of Washington's waters, mountains and forests are protected by the State's three National Parks, some 120 State parks, numerous wilderness areas, recreation areas and preserves. It's no surprise then that Washington is a haven for watchable wildlife: whales and other sea mammals, migratory and native birds, deer, bears, cougars, otters, foxes and much more.


Lakebay Washington View Home With Beach Access

Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington

This view-filled retreat is a sweet deal for either part or full-time living. Nestled in a gated neighborhood of well-presented homes, the home features tranquil views that sweep across Carr Inlet. The .64-acre lot is a gardener’s delight with an attached greenhouse, fenced yard, pond, & outbuildings. An elevator adds easy access to both levels. The upper floor features an expansive view-filled living room, a spacious kitchen, eating area, bedroom, study nook & bathroom. The lower level has a large family room with views, bonus room, powder room & flex-use space. An attached work room adds great space to work on projects or hobbies. A sweet home, a terrific setting, & unlimited possibility!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.64 ACRES
1960 SQ FT
Panoramic view of Mountains, the Sound & Chambers Bay in the heart of Steilacoom

Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington

Panoramic views of Mountains, the Sound, and Chambers Bay in the heart of Historic Steilacoom, Madrona Park. Single owner home w/ a true pride of ownership. Freshly updated w/ new paint in the interior & exterior of the home, new carpet & new back deck, completely covered front deck w/ access from dining, kitchen & owners suite. Captivating views in the open flow living room, kitchen, breakfast nook, dining, & outdoor living spaces. Owner’s suite w/ attached 5-piece ensuite, soak tub, stall shower & dual sinks, relax and unwind after a long day's work. 3 additional over-sized bedrooms. Abundant storage for all your hobbies, Professional landscaped, A true living experience combining the worlds of luxury, lifestyle & sanctuary. Unique!

Brandie Hassing , Morrison House Sotheby's Intl Realty

0.27 ACRES
2750 SQ FT
WOW high bluff, ocean view, ready to build or camp lot in Moclips, Washington!

Moclips, Grays Harbor County, Washington

All the work is done except applying for the building permit. Level, cleared, driveway and culvert in, trees trimmed for great ocean views! Geotech report, engineering PLUS floor plans for 3 bedroom home included with the right offer. Great location within walking distance to the Ocean Crest Restaurant offering ocean view fine dining. Minutes away from the amenities at Seabrook and drive on beach access! Property is zoned for nightly rentals which offers so many investment opportunities to the buyer. Power, sewer, water, internet are available at the street. Don't wait, drive by today. Currently the only lot RV or build ready property on the bluff in Moclips! Totally Tsunami safe!

Marjorie Whitney , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.00 ACRES
3760 SQ FT
Architecturally designed, custom home w / sweeping views of the bay and mountains!

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington

Unique, 3 level, architecturally designed, custom home w/sweeping views of Grays Harbor, Olympic Mountains to Mt Rainier! Main floor entrance opens into the LR w/2 story vaulted ceiling & high windows to bring in the natural light, the bay facing dining room is to the right. Kitchen has upgraded appliances, granite counter tops & custom cabinets. Top floor features the master, full bath and landing that leads to the "Eagle's Nest office" w/amazing views! Ground level has 1 bdrm, bonus space, 3/4 bath, kitchenette & laundry. Rent monthly as a separate apartment or in-law suite w/private entrance. Wrap around deck, fenced back yard & newer 812 sq. ft. garage/shop w/ 9' bays, wired for 220. Walk to the Community Club, Damon Point, marina, fresh water canal that connects to 23 miles of fresh water canal and lakes, wildlife refuge and & walk on access to "secret Beach" and Protection Island!

Marjorie Whitney , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.19 ACRES
1692 SQ FT
Steilacoom View Home

Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington

This hidden gem in the Historical City of Steilacoom has been meticulously maintained and loved it's whole life by one owner! Room for everyone w/4 generous sized bedrooms, 3 full baths, dining room and eating space off the kitchen also have a view perfect for entertaining. The amazing views of the Puget Sound are breath taking, have been published and are protected with a height restriction within the development. The grounds have a tranquil park like setting and the area is super peaceful. Complete w/large two car garage with lots of storage. Walking distance to schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, freeways, JBLM and Dupont. This home is a real must see.

Brandie Hassing , Morrison House Sotheby's Intl Realty

0.26 ACRES
3072 SQ FT
Honeymoon Bay Living

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington

Unparalleled Location | Sophisticated Style About the Home The ultimate experience in a coastal rustic design for views and function. This completely updated home with attention to detail throughout is situated right on Honeymoon Bay. This rare 291' of waterfront with tideland rights delivers that fresh honeymoon escape daily. Main Level The functionality and design intertwine with an open flow living room, kitchen, formal dining with outdoor living spaces. The Entertainers' dream kitchen is complete with a baker’s leathered bluestone top island and butler’s pantry. The heart of the home is the unique one-of-a-kind kitchen, a combination of both contemporary and traditional features, even a traditional farm-style sink. A contemporary style blue range gives homage to the blue of the home. There are 4-oven units, range with warming drawer, wall oven, and convection microwave. The stove hood is industrial strength, meaning meal preparation and entertaining will never be easier. Convenience features like the pot filler match the butler's pantry sink faucet, The butler’s pantry even includes a wine fridge. The hand-fabricated floating shelves, two in the kitchen and one in the butler’s pantry were customized and made locally. They chose to give the blend of natural earth tones. The open flow living gives room to roam. A terrific space to relax is on the Trex deck attached to the main floor living room. The main floor library doors have triple-paned glass, made of mahogany sourced from a commercial building in Philadelphia. The unique coffered ceiling in the library with custom-built solid mahogany bookshelf, handmade in Indonesia gives additional warmth. Anderson multi-point locking doors create a seamless flow from the vast dining, kitchen, and living areas to the expansive deck, perfect for entertaining. Soaring ceilings, white walls fabricated with a board and batten millwork, and stained maple floors add a dramatic tone to the all-encompassing view. Details in the ceilings under the porch and underneath the deck were stained cedar with PVC trim inside and out to prevent swelling and rotting. Owners suite on the main level has direct access to the deck and beach. Feeling fresh and spa-like, this owner's retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day's work. High tech features include multi-shower heads, body jets, zero-clearance ADA compliant entry, and quartz bench seating. The double vanity has matching mirrors and even a matching cabinet. The closet doors were handmade in Indonesia, crafted from Mahogany. To keep your main entry always show ready, step-in to the mudroom with a custom-built giant dog washing station, crafted with glass doors. This secondary main level entrance with direct beach access for your long days beachside digging clams, oysters, or geoduck. A custom distressed mahogany storage unit is also included with the purchase. A practical half-bath next to the mudroom, laundry room, and large storage closet. The dumb waiter doors were designed and fabricated from steel, with an elevator workings motif. Can be even further customized to suit your personal style. Passing through the main entryway you'll find a large coat closet with additional interior storage space. There truly is no space wasted in this unique home. There is an attached 2-car garage with new garage doors. The central vac is perfect for keeping your cars clean. You can also simultaneously charge two-electric cars/Teslas. Upper Level The upper-level bedroom with full bath access across from it has a large attached closet. Comfortable features like driftwood finish vanity and mirrors made of hand-crafted Indonesian Mahogany provide a calming effect. The upper-level owner's suite with triple-paned, double doors sourced from Philadelphia matches the library doors to give that cohesive design. This level provides custom views of Hales Passage and access to a private owners’ deck. The gas fireplace with cannonball stones matches the main level living room fireplace with custom-created tile surround, coffee station to the left, and restoration hardware cabinet to the right. Attached is a true spa-like bath retreat that includes a sculptural and inviting 66" contoured vessel tub. A true focal point. Enjoy the spacious 4X7' walk-in shower with multi-heads, shower bar, and body jets. An adjoining vanity, floor cabinets, unique light fixtures, and quartz seating area add to the elegant design. Relax in your tub, sip on your wine, and watch your favorite movie from your spa-like bath. Wine Cellar Head downstairs to the wine cellar, custom steel, and glass door. An innovative barrel arched ceiling in the wine cellar gives options for your very own beer taps. Here you will find a dedicated circuit for a wine cooler/fridge, massive wine racks, and a custom built-in 48" hand-crafted floating shelf. There are even lighting options to set your perfect ambiance, ideal for your entertaining nights. Lower Level A second kitchen is also on the lower level with a living area and access to the beach. The kitchen features a unique basalt backsplash, oven, induction cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, and sink, with a wood-burning stove. Here you will also find a yoga studio/dance studio/office space/fitness center/in-home classroom an all-around multi-purpose room depending on your needs. Practical Geothermal heating and cooling high-efficiency unit can also be found here. The theater room has racetrack LED blue lighting and direct beach access. It has french doors that are concealed with blackout curtains for an enjoyable experience. This room is wired for a projector and a large screen TV. This is the only room in the home with carpet to support sound quality. The lower level has an additional direct beach view bedroom and full bath. There is an additional set of French doors that lead to direct beach access from your secondary kitchen, ideal for a summer barbeque, and beachside entertaining. There is the opportunity to add additional living space or house kayaks and canoes, in the under-house storage space off of the Theater Room. This is where you will want to relax, work-from-home, entertain and spend your entire day. A perfect spot to hunt for clams, oysters, and goeduck. There is ample garden space with a magnolia tree, palm trees, and even an Italian Plum Tree. You could even plant additional trees in the front or back yard. The in-ground sprinkler system makes the grounds easier to keep lush. Other key features include RV and boat parking. 9-foot ceilings throughout each level of the home. A propane tank is used only for the generator, gas fireplaces, and gas stove in the main kitchen. Minimal spending on utilities thanks to the Geothermal system. An entryway rock garden with beautiful driftwood found on the beach, wired for your preferred light or water feature. This breathtaking resort-style home is sure to impress the most discerning buyer. Dock Even though the Fox Island Boat launch is nearby, you have options at your own waterfront oasis. One option is creating a joint-use dock with the adjoining property. Second, your own private dock. The current owners have had done a dock review drafted by Marine Floats. Click here for that document, Dock Information Link Fox Island Fox Island is a quaint island community located off of the southern end of Gig Harbor, WA. The island is home to approximately 3,000 residents who enjoy the quiet calm of island life, and depending on their location, Fox Island residents are even afforded beautiful views of Mt. Rainier to the east, Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the northeast, and beautiful sunsets over the Olympic Mountains to the west.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.95 ACRES
5126 SQ FT
The ultimate experience nestled in an Estate Setting with 180 - degree views

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

The ultimate experience nestled in an Estate Setting with 180-degree views on Browns Point Blvd in Tacoma The functionality and design intertwine with an open flow living room, kitchen, formal dining with outdoor living spaces. A gated entry leads you to the main home, approximately 5200 square feet of living space. Gerry Slick Design with Bellagio Inspiration of casual elegance. A Grand entryway leads from the main garage to the main home. Enter the main home through French doors. Custom woodworking, and solid surfaces make this view home breathtaking yet comfortable to live in every day. Ideal home for entertaining and working from home. Every level of the home overlooks the manicured grounds, Puget sound, islands, and mountains. The Entertainers' dream kitchen is complete with Commercial grade Wolfe® gas grill/4burners/griddle, Miele® under the counter warming oven, Fantek® hood vent and lighting system, Mini sink next to grill with insta-hot™ water, Built-in spice rack, Double door Subzero refrigerator with 3-drawer freezer and an ice maker. Convenience features like the pot filler and built-in coffee maker makes this kitchen the heart of the home. An ideal space to relax is on the deck attached to the upper-level owners suite. Independent sound system with six channel built-in speaker system for movie nights. Feeling fresh and spa-like, this owner's retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day's work. High-tech features include multi-shower heads, a Lasko® jetted soaking tub, and linen closet toilet & bidet. Craft room/additional office space with bamboo flooring, lit closet, storage space, stainless steel sink, fridge, counter space with crown molding. Across from an office with high windows, and arabesque window bamboo flooring, lit ceiling fan with recessed lighting. Lower-level curved staircase with wrought iron railing leaded to ideal entertaining. 2 bedrooms, one is the junior suite, and additional guest bedroom open to a large great room. The great room features a sauna Travertine stone glass fireplace, Gym Space with sauna, and full bar with custom stone countertops, sink, wine rack, under counter kegerator™, mini fridge, ice maker, and wine fridge. Two bedrooms on lower one with entrance to mechanical room. Junior suite with entrance to 3/4 bath, built-in custom sink with pendant lighting. Double doors open to large outdoor living space, gas fireplace, surround sound, and pool overlooking the garden space and beach. Guest House The guest home is approximately 1300 sq ft. The main level includes 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath. What is ideal about this guest home is that there is a full second kitchen on the upper-level with an additional bedroom and bathroom. With the second laundry room, and living area this guest home is ideal for today's living arrangements. Garage 5-car garage, 3 on the main home, 2 on the detached secondary house. The 3-car garage to the main home features 1/2 bath, custom roll-up quality wood doors, radiant heated floors, and expansive cabinetry. Location Ideally situated between Seattle and Tacoma, Browns Point gives convenient access to SeaTac Airport, Interstate 5 Corridor, Federal Way Shopping and Dining District.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.30 ACRES
5238 SQ FT
Gravelly Lake Living

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

Contemporary style home, peace and serenity the minute you drive up to the home. Open concept kitchen/family room/dining room allow for easy entertaining flow in a casual, inviting setting. Living room with walls of windows allow natural light to enter the home leading you to the outdoor living spaces overlooking 100’ of Gravelly Lake waterfront. Owners suite with attached bath, dual sinks, with large wall of windows. 3 additional bedrooms and full bath. Manicured grounds are truly breathtaking and provide for your own cutting gardens. A reflecting pond perfectly casts the image of tranquility, by the main entrance, with manicured garden space. 100' of Gravelly Lake waterfront and dock. Unique. Location Location is key to deliver not only the ultimate lifestyle, but provide the smart investment choice. Within mere minutes you can be at the Tacoma Country Club, Chambers Bay Golf Course, Freeways, Shopping and schools.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.69 ACRES
2408 SQ FT

Pacific Beach, Grays Harbor County, Washington

INCREDIBLE, PRISTINE PROPERTY W/214 FEET OF OCEAN FRONT! They are selling fast! This is the last lot available. Enjoy truly stunning sunsets from this 1.78 acre oasis on the bluffed beachfront of Roosevelt Ridge Estates. This exclusive, gated community is crowned by 200-year-old cedars with it's own private access path to Roosevelt Beach. Power and water are at the property and waiting for you to build your northwest style dream home with 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Located just one mile South of Seabrook and a short drive to Ocean Shores. Imagine the possibilities!

Brandie Hassing , Morrison House Sotheby's Intl Realty

1.78 ACRES

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington

Oceanview, power & water line in, on 3.35 acres (110 ft wide). Zoning allows residential, multi-family & recreation. Older septic in on natural ridge. Driveway on north side of lot.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

3.35 ACRES

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