This 4 bedroom, 2.1 bathroom Ladd’s Addition home is the creation of local architect Bob Schatz. From the street you’ll see a unique home with the deep set diamond shaped window on the 3rd floor, echoing the 4 Ladd’s Addition rose test garden diamonds. The springtime blooms on the giant Magnolia tree in the front yard draw many an admiring passersby.
Step through the door into the first of many custom features of this home – a steel roundabout foyer, a nod to Ladd’s Circle Rhododendron garden, just blocks away. Off the foyer, a walk-in closet with coat hooks and bench seats for shedding the outside world and arriving home.
Enter the living room with wood floors, gas fireplace and open beam, wood ceiling. The formal dining room is situated adjacent, and the space is defined by a finished ceiling, custom built-ins, and tapered wall and window. The kitchen has extra deep concrete counter tops, marmoleum floor, gas stove, and french doors to the covered back patio. The main floor has an extra hang out space for overflow from the kitchen and as a staging area for backyard parties, along with a powder room.
On the second floor you’ll find 3 bedrooms + office & laundry, and 3 balconies. All have custom built-ins. Dressers may be a thing of the past if you move in. The bright and clean bathroom includes a tub. Wood floors, inside/outside connection and many special details will delight.
The soaring ceilings, well-placed and abundant windows and 2 balconies make the 3rd floor master bedroom an amazing space to begin and end your day. Look out over the old growth Elms and beyond to Big Pink, with seasonal views of downtown. One, well placed partial wall separates the main room from the oversized bathtub, walk-in shower, sink and counter and dressing area w/walk-in closet.
This home has many updated systems, including copper water pipes, forced air gas furnace, foundation upgrades and earthquake strapping. The basement has two exterior doors and provides tons of storage, craft and work space, additional office, guest space and perfect hideout for cozy tv times.
The fenced backyard provides both covered and open space, simple and elegant landscaping, built-in hot tub, 110v electric charging and car pad, and detached single garage.
This unique and special home is located in one of Portland’s most treasured close-in neighborhoods, offering a complete Portland experience. Historic Ladd’s Addition provides an unparalleled convergence of urban forest + urban amenities at your fingertips. Transit score: 59, Walk Score: 90, Bike score: 98; it ranks high by every measure. The amenities are too numerous to mention here, so look for my subsequent blog: Living in Ladd’s Addition for all the details.
1556 SE Elliott Ave.
4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths