Blog posts about Modern Homes

2530 SE 26th Ave #206, Portland OR 97202. This desirable 2 bedroom, 2 bath northwest corner unit is beautifully detailed with an emphasis on dark walnut flooring and cabinets. It features a gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, radiant flooring, floor to ceiling windows, and a west facing deck with city views. Great community in this stunning, award winning building by Holst Architecture. Walk and bike score of 91. More


Last year we sold two of my favorite clients the dreamiest ranch house in Dekum and they have since built an ADU for their mom to come live in.  Ian calls me two weeks ago because the house directly behind them is up for sale.  We go look at it and it is probably the grossest house I’ve ever been in.  The old lady had 7 cats who apparently went to the bathroom all over the house.  It was so bad I got a chest cold the next day and refused to step foot in it after that.  It was unclear whether this house was worth salvaging, but the opportunity to own one giant piece of land and possibly restore the house for his Dad to live in was too tempting. We were up against all the investors in this price range.  When we submitted our offer there were already 11 other offers.  I’m not sure if it was their personal letter or the fact... More

R&M 1

  My amazingly awesome clients had a house in Corvallis they were renting out they needed to sell, Marieta was temporarily living in Long Beach, CA and her husband Ray was working in Palm Springs. With three granddaughters in the Portland area, it was time for my clients to consolidate their three residences and make the move up here.  When I met with them earlier this year, their only requirement was a house with river frontage on the Willamette and either a dock or the potential to build one. Marieta is a master rower and every morning she wakes up and heads to the river for sculling. During visits to Portland to visit their kids and grandkids, we looked at all houses on the river of which there were few and far between. The day before we were scheduled to see the most promising option for them, the house went pending. Drat. But the universe worked it’s cosmic magic and their house in Corvallis sold... More

NE 62nd-6crop

2414 NE 62nd Avenue Portland OR 97213 This beautiful 1936 home nestled on a gorgeous corner double lot is indeed one of a kind. Wide and open gracious floor plan for easy living. Gorgeous refinished hardwoods. Updated kitchen with vintage cool butler’s pantry. Wood burning fireplace. Dining room with built-ins. Rare 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor with updated bath. Unfinished basement with high ceilings and updated mechanicals. Mt Hood view and more. mls# 14025635 taxes: $7,980.21 lot size: 0.26 acres square feet: 3,466 bedrooms: 4 bathrooms: 1.1 year built: 1936 schools: Roseway Heights, Madison   Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson   More

Very lightly lived in newer build on the corner of Rosa Parks and Mallory.  Boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2  baths, open floor plan, patio, garage with alley access.  Super quick access to I5, Mlk, New Seasons, with a walk score of 80!  Perfect central location.  Open house this Sunday, 1-3.   Get it!   Reg Martocci Broker Licensed in Oregon 508-340-1456         Teri Toombs Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon 503-522-1691 More



Charm and modern comforts come together to create this warm and welcoming yet open and spacious home in quiet Oregon City neighborhood. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a bonus den or office on the main. Have your dream kitchen with SS appliances, tall ceilings on both floors plus lofted master suite. Loads of tile throughout and large laundry room upstairs. All of this and a gorgeous, low-maintenance yard! Welcome Home.     More

front of mallory

My clients were looking for walkability, first and foremost.  Also something low maintenance to allow more time for life  and less time for home repairs.  Wouldn’t hurt if it was cute, functional, and had great finishes. Enter Everett Homes NW and their quality new construction just blocks away from the New Seasons Williams;   Also side note, THANK YOU MICHAEL!  I now say “two birds one scone” and have used the price is right theory more times than I want to talk about!  So Happy for M&C.  It was a blast working with you and I am looking forward to C hosting book club! XOXO More

My Proudest Sale Ever! 


My best friend Shoogs and his wife Nina began the house hunt with me a couple months ago. We looked at a few things in their price range one sunny afternoon but nothing stole their heart.  Nina and I had been emailing each other house porn for the last couple of weeks and she mentioned a house on 29th, an original Kenneth Birkemeier. We decided to go look at it just for fun, knowing it was WAY out of their price range, but we were dying to see it.  Of course we all fell in love.  I called the agent and he said he had a lot of interest and not to bother writing below X amount. We couldn’t afford X amount, so we left heartbroken. A week later the house was still sitting there. We went back this time with Nina’s mom who happened to be visiting. Again the buyers fell deeper into love or obsession, the way you get when you find that... More

7222 N Williams-Front Ext. small

This terrific 2001 built home was in almost ready to sell condition when owner, Maya, called us to list her home.  We knew the contemporary floor plan, added to the spacious 5000 sf lot & 2 car garage were going to play really well in such a strong, close in location.  Maya added some important final value by refinishing lovely hardwood floors (a rare find in those late 90s-early 2000 homes), installing new carpet upstairs, sprucing up the landscaping & freshening up the exterior with a new coat of paint.  Even in this strong seller’s market, it can make sense to do some cosmetic work to really add appeal for today’s buyers who tend to want things done & move in ready.  Maya listed at $328,000 & ended up with 4 offers & a final sales price $348,000.  All that hard work clearly paid off and Maya closed on her cheerful, well kept 2 story home in the hot neighborhood of north Piedmont, last week.... More

from garage to family room

Alice and I had been searching for a home for her for a few months.  We had run up against the dreaded multiple offer situation and, at times, were feeling discouraged.  That is until Alice ran into some friends from her previous job on a farm.  These friends were planning on selling their home in NE Portland and loved the idea to selling it to a friend.  This home had been featured in Oregon Home recently because the owners had remodeled this former bland ranch into a green, gorgeous space.  The kitchen was opened up to accommodate the need for space and love of cooking and entertaining.  The garage had been incorporated into the home as a family room and green products were used in the remodeling.  The yard has plenty of room for a gorgeous garden and shed for tools.  This is truly a special home.  So from 2 friends to another and from 2 cooks to another, we had a great transaction and... More