Historic Chase Garden

$ 335,000
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MLS #1202030
Contact nameLisamari Emery
Contact phone425-417-1383
Year built1958
Condition Move in ready
Architectural Styles Bungalow
Home area1,424 sqft
Lot Area4.9 acres


First time on market – a truly unique opportunity to experience and enjoy an iconic Pacific Northwest modernist garden and become a steward of this beloved legacy. Chase Garden, a former public garden was built with love, a masterful eye, and a deep belief in the importance of native plants. Over the course of forty years, starting in the 1960s, Emmott and Ione Chase turned a logged plateau overlooking the Orting Valley, into a four-and-a-half acre modernist garden gem, complete with spectacular views of Mount Rainier. The property was designed in part by landscape artchitect, Rex Zumwalt and artfully combines Japanese design with the naturalistic look of a Pacific Northwest woodland landscape. Even the modest house, with its clean lines, broad overhangs, and use of natural materials, was at the vanguard of the eras new residential vernacular. This custom home features a spectacular floor to ceiling rock fireplace created by Mrs. Chase, with rocks from the Puyallup River. Built to blend in with the surroundings, the house is designed to capture the gardens from every room. Cathedral, cedar ceilings bring the forest indoors. Outdoor covered patio allows enjoyment of nature rain or shine. This home has beautiful bones and personality throughout. Outbuilding with tool shed, separate room, lots of space and covered area. 2 car garage and extra room for parking. This very special property has been recognized nationally many times for it's amazing gardens and spaces. It is a true, once in a lifetime opportunity. Become a steward of this treasured garden and live in the back yard of majestic Mt. Rainier.