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Overlook Decolow: When Bungalow and Deco Meet

By Living Room Realty, June 24, 2019

Chris and Andrea are transplants from Los Angeles and after settling in the Pacific Northwest for the last six months, were sold on Portland and ready to start looking for their new home: what would turn out to be a 1942 Overlook Bungalow with some serious Deco flare.

Andrea is an architect and has an eye for design. They both wanted to be able to commute via public transportation – her to downtown and him to OHSU, so we began by looking at neighborhoods that would offer them a less than an hour commute via bus or train.

It was also important for them to have a house with character and a yard, no shared wall, bathtub, two toilets, fireplace and walkability. I loved that they knew what they wanted!

They basically manifested this darling Overlook Bungalow-Deco (Bungaleco? Decolow?) that had been sitting on the market for awhile.

We scooped it up for a great price, negotiated an additional credit and repairs, and they’re closing in time to enjoy Portland’s perfect summer. Bonus: the lender waived appraisal, which means it really was a steal.

Andrea has plans for the hardwoods and kitchen, and I’m so excited to see what they do with it. There are so many beautiful original details, but the deco doorways get me every time I’m there.  And, they even had a view of the downtown from their Master attic space.

These two were dream clients: decisive, design-savvy, and witty. I find myself laughing every time I get to spend time with them (note to self: find more sarcastic/witty/dry clients).

Looking for a Decolow? Or to buy or sell in Portland? Reach out here.

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