Blog Buyer Just Sold: Historic Embassy Studio Condominium

Just Sold: Historic Embassy Studio Condominium

By Scott Shoji, October 16, 2020

Embassy Condominiums

2015 NW Flanders St #106


The Historic Embassy Condominiums is located in Portland’s historic Northwest Alphabet District at the corner of NW 20th Avenue and NW Flanders Street. It is one of the few examples of early 20th century Georgian style architecture remaining in Portland. The Embassy was built in 1923 and designed by noted architect Carl L. Linde.
Previously Luxury Apartments, it was converted to Condominiums in 2005 by developer Robert Ball and included the renovation of 69 units, varying from 430 square feet to 778 square feet. 44 parking stalls were sold with the larger units, and a communal gym, laundry facilities, and storage were done as well.  On the National Historic Register for many years, there was a tax abatement in place until 2019.

SOLD AT $178,000


Congrats to my client Ardyn, on the purchase of this adorable pied-à-terre at the Historic Embassy Condominiums. Her desire for simplistic living, in a home where she had easy access to walk her dog, and could live debt free, is now a reality.

Ardyn was a Buyer who knew enough to be cautious and and did her share of due diligence when it came to reviewing condo docs, potential issues that may arise in an almost 100 year old building, and what that might mean for her down the line.

I appreciated her desire to talk things out over the phone and discuss what all the information she was reviewing meant to her. Not all client’s take the time to pour over the things they receive, but Ardyn did. This helped in how I was able to advise her and discuss possible options and scenarios of what might be in store down the line.

Handing her the keys to her new home, was a wonderful feeling for me in the short time I had to get to know her. I truly hope she enjoys the simplification of her life and the vibrancy and life of the neighborhood that she now lives in. Cheers!

Scott Shoji

Broker | OR


Hello! My name is Scott Shoji and I am a licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker. I began my journey into Real Estate in 2005 specializing in new development mixed-use buildings & condos in Portland’s urban core. I was part of the sales teams for the Eliot Tower and The Westerly while at Debbie Thomas Real Estate, gaining first-hand knowledge of how a high-rise building is constructed from the ground up. Seeing all phases of the design, build, and sales process for condominium development helped frame my knowledge of the condo market. I am very familiar with most condo buildings in Portland and have published extensive market research on them for years. Before joining Living Room Realty, I worked with a top producing team that eventually became a boutique brokerage based out of the South Waterfront. This opportunity allowed me to expand my knowledge of not only the residential buildings in the area, but the ethos and vision of the community. I unequivocally loved being a condo owner and living in the heart of Downtown Portland where I took advantage of walking to farmers’ markets, concerts, festivals and food carts. Now living in a single-family home in the west-side suburbs of Portland, I enjoy watching my daughter ride her bike and my wife attempt to weed our garden. I feel like I can truly speak to the different experiences that each can offer and relate to buyers and sellers no matter what lifestyle they choose. I am a California transplant, having trekked North to earn degrees in English Literature & Business at the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) I have lived in Oregon on and off since 1996 and permanently made Portland my home in 2005. It is the love of this city that has welcomed me into its quirky arms that fuels my desire to help others find the same. Why Portland? The seasons! Leaves changing colors, the crisp winter air, lush green forests that convince you of another adventure. A thriving food scene where every other corner celebrates an up-and-coming chef, barista, or brewer. There is something so very accessible about Portland that charms and endears me. It feels intimate and easily accessed for a “big“ city. Where walking and cycling are embraced as popular modes of transportation and you are a short drive from the ocean, mountains, rivers and forests. What are you doing in your free time? You can usually find me artfully dodging or skillfully kicking rubber balls in my adult Dodgeball and Kickball leagues. I try and keep youthful at heart and these leagues help with that. Otherwise, I can be found tackling my untamable garden, improving my photography skills, or hiking the Pacific Northwest with my wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Elora and son, Auryn. Favorite Place Traveled To? This is probably a tie between Mürren, Switzerland, a picturesque mountain town deep in the Swiss Alps where I proposed to my wife, or Cambodia, where I experienced one of the most vibrant cultures traveling with my brother and sister. What can always be found close to you? A cup of black coffee and my computer. Why Real Estate? I have always loved the feeling of home. It is both a sense of place and a feeling of comfort. I find immense enjoyment in being able to help people find their home, whether that is handing over the keys to that very first home purchase, or helping someone take the next steps in life by selling the place that memories were made in. Not many careers can give that sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
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