You’ll Love Living in this Cedar Downs Rambler with Lake Access

You’ll Love Living in this Cedar Downs Rambler with Lake Access


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This 1981 custom built Rambler in the Cedar Downs community offers 4 Bedrooms and a whole lot more! Cedar Downs is one of the earlier developed communities in Maple Valley, when it was still waaaaaaay away from everything. The developers understood the opportunity to create a neighborhood for those looking for space (most lots are minimum 1/4 acre with most falling within the 1/3 acre range) with the commonly owned lakefront amenities on Pipe Lake.

But back to the house…..

Maple Valley Real Estate Cedar Downs For SaleI sold this house to the current owners back in 2010. It was a short sale then, but the then owners had done many updates, newer roof, vinyl windows, A/C, curbed landscape beds, AWESOME waterfall fountain/koi pond and more. This is one of those houses… that, as a real estate agent, (now Managing Broker) I come home and tell my husband I want to buy. Of course his reply is, if we bought every house you loved, we’d have 50 houses.

Fair enough.

But honestly, it would probably be more like 250 :-)

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Cedar Downs Maple Valley

Start at the Courtyard. These are VERY rare in the Seattle/Tacoma area. The security of the gate offers you privacy from solicitors and unwanted drop-bys. Such a fun area to decorate and make a welcoming statement…for those who pass through the gate 😉 #hyrangeasandhostas #private #spaceforyoutobreathe

This is a house that shouts, “Throw the doors and windows open and enjoy life!” 

Look at all the windows. On the left…that’s the Family Room. To the right is the Laundry Room….a laundry room with a view onto the charming gated courtyard. LOVE IT!

Great House for Sale in Tahoma School District

Windows looking onto the gated Courtyard….and that Bar Area! LOVE!!

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Over the last 6 years, the current owners have installed a brand new Kitchen complete with Cherry wood Shaker style cabinets with soft closing drawers, tile floors and solid surface counters.

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Cherry Shaker cabinets have soft close..nice. Look at that pantry area off the Kitchen. Imagine all the Costco products you can store in the HUGE pantry (Fridge stays) and the Wet bar area. How fun is this space for family gatherings, Holidays, and most of all… SEAHAWKS GAMES!!

How fun is this space for family gatherings, Holidays, and most of all… SEAHAWKS GAMES!!



They have installed a new Trex Deck, Completely gutted and have redone the Main Bathroom (Like a 5 Star Hotel!)

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Double sinks in the Main Bathroom. This is a 5 piece bathroom with custom tile tub and separate tiled shower




Raised Garden beds in the distance, fully fenced yard….not anything like this coming up new in Maple Valley any time soon.

Maple Valley House with a Sun Room

Seriously….how do you not love this? #thatsunroommakesmehappy

And probably the most (in my opinion) special feature of this home is this unique, enclosed Sun Room/Porch. When you open the doors and windows in the Summer and the song of the birds mixes with the cascading waterfall of the pond….what could be better? But even in (let’s face it, we’re in Seattle) Winter months, this such a great space to have the kids play while feeling outside, home office, whatever. This space (384 sq. ft. not included in the 2570 sq. ft in the listing) has power, but no heat. Radiant heaters would be a great addition.

Here are some more photos of one of my most favorite Maple Valley Homes….currently available for sale at $529,500.


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Go back to the first photo….all this house AND private gated, members only access to the sandy beach waterfront on Pipe Lake. One of a kind property designed for anyone looking for a larger lot single level home with the Tahoma School District.

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