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NW Modern Rustic in FoPo 


This home took me back to the little cabin in the woods, if that cabin had immaculate salvaged wood detailing, a beautifully updated open kitchen and rusty corrugated metal siding adorning the facade, nice indoor/outdoor living and was sitting in the middle of Foster Powell. It’s the perfect combination of country cabin with modern finishes and floor plan. And it’s my favorite esthetic: NW Rustic. Looking for your custom home? Give a call 503-522-1691 Teri Toombs, Principal Broker. More


That 70′s Home 


My newest obsession is a Three Quarter Century Ranch. Simple. Solid. Lofted Ceilings. Sprawling Grounds. Do you have an under-appreciated 70′s Ranch you need to sell? Give me a call, I’d love to help. Teri Toombs, Principal Broker, 503-522-1691, ttoombs@livingroomre.com. More



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So the plan was for Di and Sean to put their charming northeast portland home on the market and immediately set out to find a new place with more space for their 7 person, 2 dog family.  Plans changed when pre-shopping yielded the perfect mid-century modern home on a third acre and with views for miles.  Despite offering significantly above the asking price, as is the trend these days the couple was backup position…behind one other backup offer.  We were all bummed albeit slightly relieved that they wouldn’t have to rush to get their house on the market in an attempt to close on their sale before their purchase.  Sure enough I received a call from the fantastic listing agent a week later offering the opportunity to purchase the home if they were still interested.  Suffice it to say the couple was beyond thrilled at their good fortune.  They agreed and with just a few bumps and wrinkles along they managed to offload one great... More


Pearl Penthouse 


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Congratulations to my amazing clients Phil and Heather! They just closed on a stunning penthouse in one of the most sought after buildings in the Pearl. P+H will be living the ultimate urban dream in their gorgeous new home. I feel very fortunate to work for such great people and am so excited for them to start this next adventure! Kate Webb | Broker licensed in Oregon | Living Room Realty | 503-957-2833 | kate@livingroomre.com             More



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603 SW Arboretum Circle Portland OR 97221 Absolute move-in condition modern home tucked into the West Hills. Private. Light filled. Amazing. Main floor master suite. Open floor plan. White walls. Fireplace. 2 car garage. Multiple decks for conversation and pleasure. Three-level home with 3+ bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. Office. Forest views. Hike the White Pine Trail. Explore. The arboretum sun is always shining! mls# 15543423 lot size: 0.19 acre square feet: 3,300 bedrooms: 3 bathrooms: 3.1 year built: 2005   Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson lance@livingroomre.com + 503-701-5323 shanon@livingroomre.com + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More



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    Congratulations to my client H. Hudson homes on the sale of their newly custom-built town home in the heart of NE Portland. I was lucky enough to sell a vacant lot to them about a year ago. This is unusual close in NE Portland since vacant lots are extremely scarce. They did not have to bulldoze an existing house to build this beautiful town home which makes it even better. It’s located off of N. Williams steps from shops, restaurants and the biggest bike way in Portland. The town home is truly custom, and  high-end modern with polished cement floors, exposed cables, built in’s custom cabinets with Fisher Pykel appliances. Three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The garage is equipped with a plug ready for an electric car. All bedrooms have beautiful views with lot’s of natural light. The house is also green with a certificate from energy trust.   Builder- H.Hudsonhomes.com If you would like more information about the townhouse at 4016 NE Rodney... More



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  2808SWPATTONLANE.COM $1,977,000 MLS# 15371923 HOME: 4,371 SF GARAGE: 1,131 SF LOT: 30,000 SF BEDS: 4 BATHS: 3.1 Open spaces, 12′ ceilings, and beautiful windows create expansive views. Timeless and sensuous materials evoke warmth and richness often lacking in modern homes today: hand-troweled plaster, black walnut flooring, Italian marble, and bronze. Elegant, formal floor plan with careful attention to the flow from public to private spaces. Patton provides a sophisticated and elegant experience in a verdant and peaceful setting. 503-701-5323 Lance Marrs, Principal Broker Shanon Emerson, Broker Patti Sue LeGendre, Broker   More


Vacant Lot in SW Portland 


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This vacant lot in SW Portland deserves a discerning buyer. A buyer who wants to be close to downtown, but wants privacy and tranquility. A buyer who wants beautiful sunsets, but also wants the calm of natural light dappled through the trees. A buyer who needs the convenience for getting to work out the Sunset Corridor, but wants a more established, mature neighborhood. A buyer who wants to create a dynamic hillside home as an oasis away from the traffic, but minutes to amenities. Bring your architect, designer, and builder. Bring your imagination and inspiration to create the thoughtful, beautiful, custom masterpiece of your dreams. Listed @ $219,000 335 SW Alderidge Dr., Portland, OR 97225 MLS# 15603160   More


Pink Baths and Pinball 


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Pink Baths and Pinball Machines! A weird combo to be sure, but both were on these particular clients WISH LIST.  And these requirements really only come in one sort of package – a mid-century ranch. Even with this figured out, it was a tall order still – with all the “remuddling” going on, there are only so many intact pastel tiled baths out there any more, and who really knows how many pinball machines will fit in a rumpus room?  Anthony and Nicole did!!  From experience, no less! Anthony had it all figured out:  any basement had to have a very specific entry access, enough wall space for several machines, and sufficient outlets spread throughout the room. Oh and there needed to be room for the bar.. because what’s pinball without cocktails? RIGHT? Right! I’ll admit, there was a good deal of searching. One house had great baths but the wrong shape rumpus room. Another had perfect rumpus space, but crazy daisy yellow baths and... More



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Our clients Thom and Terry were ready for a move.  They wanted a little more space, a modern, open floor plan, and craftsman details.  They had been hawking new construction in east Portland for quite some time when they called us, but it’s tough to put together a game plan for sellers who want to make a move in this tight, low inventory market.  You want to plan ahead?  Forget it!  You want to only move once?  Fat Chance!  Renting is out of the question?  Ummmm.  Your offer is contingent?  Oh dear. Thom and Terry studied the construction schedules of a few builders.  They knew a handful of homes were scheduled to hit the market starting mid March.  They heard us when we said a contingent offer wouldn’t get the time of day in this market so  (cue Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at about minute 11), Thom and Terry took the plunge and got their fabulous, custom built, 2005 Alberta Arts home on the market in a scant 72... More