Downtown Tacoma Penthouse Living: The Views Don’t Suck

Ready to take a peek inside what it looks like to live inside a downtown Tacoma penthouse? Here’s an opportunity to gawk, courtesy of the one currently for sale atop 747 St. Helens Ave.

Listed by Nicholas Vilvandre’ of Keller Williams Seattle, all 5,593 square-feet of this space is looking for a new owner to call it home for just a skosh under $3 million.

Here’s what downtown rooftop living looks like, from entry…

to a place to tickle the ivories and an office…

to the three bedrooms…

to bathrooms…

to entertainment…

to kitchen and dining…

to outdoor kitchen.

As promised, the views don’t suck.

To top it all off (or, perhaps, create the perfect bottom), there’s even private parking. Which, I suppose, one should hope would be included in the $2,895,300 asking price.

As great as it would be to have all the fancy views and a downtown parking spot to call your own, there’s also pride to be had in knowing 747 St. Helens is also historic landmark. Built in 1889, it originally served as the Eldridge Hotel before becoming Tacoma’s first YMCA.

Located across the street from the Tacoma Municipal Building, it sits above 10,676 square feet of office space that is also for sale.

One perk not currently mentioned in the real estate listing includes bragging rights about living in (or least on the angle of) one of those cool triangle buildings.

If you’re not quite up for the suggested 20% down payment (a mere $579,060) for this penthouse, or prepared for the monthly mortgage payment (a staggering $12,144), there’s still hope the bottom floors of this location might become something fun.

What kind of businesses would you like to see go beneath it?

Photos courtesy of Photography by Salinas.

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