Rob Rice Homes: Your Rambler is Ready!

Looking for an elegant and bright rambler home with upscale designer features, located in a harbored setting and built by the Best of South Sound builder? How about a location in a school district with a great reputation and easy access to I-5, great shopping and amenities?

Some may say that would be asking for a LOT in today’s housing market.

But Rob Rice Homes says, not at all. The experienced local builder has that rambler you have been looking for, all completed and ready for its first Open House on Saturday, November 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Perfectly located near great schools


This completed Redwood rambler has what buyers have been out searching for.

This Redwood rambler (1942 sq. ft.) at 3131 68th Avenue SW in Tumwater, WA, is tucked away in a rural setting, but is located just a little over a mile to I-5. It is part of the Rob Rice Community of Black Lake Palisades settled among a few small streets and two cul-de-sacs. The new rambler home in Tumwater is a rare opportunity for those searching for a quiet neighborhood, simple living and a superior-built Rob Rice home.

The community’s choice location also provides access to highly-respected schools in the Tumwater School District, like Black Lake Elementary, where test scores are far above the state average according to, a website that compares schools based on test scores and other data.

Tumwater is situated at the base of the Deschutes River that flows over thundering Tumwater Falls at a park where salmon can be seen jumping each fall as they make their way up the river. For those who love the outdoors, the area’s natural beauty includes prairies, trails, forests and beaches. Tumwater has a unique pioneer history with an old Olympia brew house that is now a local historic landmark.


Black Lake Palisades has beautiful open space including this inviting picnic park.

Black Lake Palisades is also near a bustling area of shopping, coffee shops, restaurants and South Sound Community College that offers learning and community cultural events. Big box stores are just a short drive from the entrance of this charming Rob Rice community.

The features are stunning

The Redwood at Black Lake Palisades is a popular plan with its many designer touches that are considered upgrades in most homes. This new Tumwater home will exceed anyone’s wish list and will provide the open elegance and flow for easy entertaining and hosting family and guests.

The minute you enter the home you are greeted by a gracious entrance with high ceilings and fabulous lighting.


The cabinets, backsplash, counters and flooring make this kitchen the place to be.

Premier kitchen finishes like glossy white subway backsplash and glistening quartz counters give a warm and welcoming look to the most popular room in the house. Cherry-stained wood cabinets with full extension guides and soft-close drawers, as well as luxurious hardwood flooring are standard features throughout the home. The Redwood’s bathrooms sparkle with jewel-like designer backsplash and glowing lighting and fixtures.

The cabinets, backsplash, counters and flooring make this kitchen the place to be.

Along with the many personal touches and attention to detail, the community has expansive landscaping, beautiful storm ponds and lovely open green space that are all so typical of Rob Rice Communities. This cozy corner of Tumwater even includes a picturesque open space where a table awaits your family picnic under old maple trees.

Ready, but not waiting

If you have spent any time looking recently for a finished rambler home, you know they are hard to come by these days, so please do not wait to view this gorgeous home.

For all of its fabulous features it is priced at $377,950 and was built by the area’s largest local builder, voted Best of Show in the Olympia Master Builders 2017 Tour of Homes. Rob Rice has taken pride in the quality and craftmanship of his homes for more than 30 years.

For those who may miss out on this home, there are only 24 lots left in the Tumwater community with plans for other two story, luxury rambler and master-down plans scheduled to be completed by early 2018. Please come and visit Black Lake Palisades to see all the options that are available and to view this unique and charming community.


Designer backsplash tile and fixtures are all included in the price of the home.

“With ramblers in such high demand, this is your opportunity to purchase a move-in ready, luxury rambler from Rob Rice Homes,” said Realtor Christina Janis who will host the Open House at the Redwood in Black Lake Palisades on Saturday, November 18 from 1 to 4 pm. “This is one of our most popular plans in one of our newest neighborhoods. And it is in a choice location in Tumwater.”

For more information, please contact Christina Janis at or call (360) 888-2295 or contact Lucia Arroyo at or call (360) 489-7478.

Take a look at Black Lake Palisades and all of our communities at Rob Rice Homes.


Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and has been voted the Best of South Sound for the last four years. His entry in Olympia Master Builders Tour of Homes won “Best of Show”. He has built nearly 3000 homes in 43 different new home communities over more than 30 years.

Rob and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons, Alex and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.