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I don’t think I have ever described a house as living smaller than the square footage would have you believe. This house is remarkable for a few reasons, but I think the first is it’s central atrium around which the house fully wraps itself. Letting light in (on this grey, mizzling day) to all the public rooms, you get a sense of light and airiness that is rare in this city. The second is all the plantings. Everywhere you look, from every room there are trees and bushes, there’s a central fountain and the patio just begs to be sat in. The sense of peace is unrivaled. I am a lover and collector of art, and so I always pay attention to wall space and crucially, lighting. I am happy to report that there is plenty of good wall space and someone has been REALLY thoughtful about the lighting. The walls are washed with barely perceptible, perfectly placed gimbal spots and thereafter its all floor lamps, table lamps and the effect is wonderful.
Really it is a two en-suite bedroom house with an office in between. They are both similarly sized and have beautiful bathrooms, which along with the kitchen have been thoughtfully upgraded with great care and attention to detail. One of the previous owners is an interior designer of local note, and it shows here.
There is not one single thing that needs attention and you get the feeling that this very solid home won’t need much for years to come. Even the double garage, utility spaces and storage in the basement are spotlessly clean.
This is an iconic home in Portland’s close-in west-side ‘grid’ within walking distance of Ainsworth elementary school and the popular ‘Vista Spring Cafe’.
I am both a Realtor and Interior Designer. I have transitioned from simply selling homes to selling what makes homes beautiful.
©Suze Riley 2013