As brokers we get the advantage of touring homes in the little spare time we have and I have to say today's tour definitely took the icing on the cake with this 1915 restored Californian Bungalow.
Placed on the corner of SE 48th and Stark, this 8086 square foot majestic home is every persons dream. Designed after the Famous Greene & Greene homes in California, this home was built for Lumber Barron's son, Wilbur Reid.
The kitchen, being almost as big as a studio apartment, is a chef's dream. Having three sinks, three dishwashers and amazing cabinetry. If your niche is to entertain, then this is where the entertaining would start.
The hardwood floors throughout this home are tastefully done. Every living space of this home is impeccable. Using restored fir, quarter-sawn oak and mahogany makes the detail on this home jaw dropping.
To top off this incredible living space it has an extra 747 Square Feet of living space, which is the finished Chauffer's Quarters over the garage. With this home being on a .84 Acre Lot and approximately 36,770 Square Feet of space, this one is hard to beat!
A few other things that really stood out in this restored home was the period like switches and the original tank used to heat this enormous home. I love that the owners paid attention to the small details to keep the originality throughout the home.
Overall this home is beautifully restored and very well taken care of. Just blocks away from Laurelhurst Park, Mt. Tabor, Belmont and Hawthorne who wouldn't want this prime piece of real estate? Having five bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, being placed in such a great area and having such great character, this home was definitely a crowd pleaser. Listed at 1.6 Million, this property is worth every penny and is a little part of Portland History that reminds us of what Portland used to be.
If you have any questions about this property feel free to contact the Buying PDX team and we'll be sure to answer them.