Washington Waterfront Homes for Sale


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.




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


In Gig Harbor, Goodman Drive

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

About the Home Rare opulent opportunity to own this modern 2015 custom home with 62' of waterfront, private deep water dock, putting greens, over-water guest home/entertainment pavilion with high-end finishes throughout. Main Floor Main floor provides an open and flowing floor plan with ample natural light. Living room features 14-foot ceilings and savvy sliding glass panel doors for indoor-outdoor living with captivating views of the harbor and sunsets. Unique custom kitchen with all Miele Appliances, including four cooktops - gas, induction, grill and griddle. Miele believes in timeless elegance and clean lines. Abundant storage space, quartz countertop, custom cabinetry and dual ovens: top is a steam oven, followed by a convection oven and then a warming drawer. Bedroom, 3/4 bath, mechanical room, full wine cellar and 8X10 foot walk-in pantry located on the main floor with an attached 2-car garage. Upper Floor The master bedroom and Mother-in-Law Suite are on the upper floor, both with access to outdoor living spaces. Discerning choices of concrete flooring and carpet with floor to ceiling windows deliver the ultimate experience every day. The master provides soaring ceilings with an office, laundry room, large walk-in closet and 5-piece luxurious master bath. The Mother-in-Law provides a kitchenette, laundry, sitting area, bedroom, attached bath and doors to deck and private patio to view the soothing Harbor. Half wrap-around deck with impeccably thought out irrigation system for gardening space. Guest House Roll up doors on water side of the guest house/pavilion puts you right on the water, includes media room/bedroom, 3/4 bath, laundry room, kitchenette and rec room. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces and covered outdoor kitchen add year-round entertainment. Location Professionally landscaped yard with sprinkler system and ample parking make this the ideal home for relaxing, entertaining, boating and enjoying all the amenities of Gig Harbor. The city itself is charming with many local and world-class amenities nearby. An active waterfront and downtown core provide the backdrop for this unique lifestyle. Festivals, concerts and parades provide the full package for your new home. And with easy access to I-5, cities of Tacoma, University Place, Steilacoom and Seattle, you will have access to everything. Unique. Rare. Discerning.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.51 ACRES
3937 SQ FT


Light House Inspired

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Architecturally significant home on 1.9 gated acres of manicured grounds. Attention to detail with updates in keeping with today's lifestyle delivers a home with captivating views & privacy. Unique Waterfront Estate custom-designed by Page & Beard. Timeless elegance travels throughout this home with discerning finishes of limestone, copper, cherry hardwood, beamed ceilings, granite, marble & slate. Refined circular entrance featuring fountain, porte cochere and french doors with stained glass lead to the open flow living spaces, capturing light and views from all angles. Open concept gourmet island kitchen with large eat-in dining, chef-level appliances, wine cooler and tons of storage. Formal dining area with custom ceiling and built-in cabinetry throughout. All main level bedrooms with attached baths. Master Suite features 5-piece bath; stand-alone shower, quality tub, his and her sinks and ornate decor. Large craft room/office/laundry space, custom library with built-in bookshelf also on main. Upper-floor billiards room/office with lighthouse inspired design overlooking Henderson Bay. Quality built home with steel beam construction & tile roof. Covered patio with fireplace and BBQ creates exclusive outdoor entertaining area. Nearby boat launches are located at the Purdy Spit, Camp Seymour, as well as Joemma & Penrose State Parks. Marine Grade buoy on 183' of waterfront, medium bank with bulkhead and stairs to pebble beach. South East exposure take full advantage of views of Horsehead Bay, Mt. Rainier, Raft Island & Kopachuck. Located just minutes from Gig Harbor, The Narrows Airport and world class golf at Chambers Bay Golf & Canterwood Golf & Country Club. Gig Harbor offers plenty of amenities including a luxury cineplex, big box stores and unique small shops in Historic Downtown. Casual Elegant. Unique.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

1.91 ACRES
5150 SQ FT

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