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Eastside Modern Living!

By Jim Arnal, August 29, 2019

5260 NE 38th Avenue

Portland, OR 97211


Butler Development’s latest project! Tucked nicely just blocks from NE 42nd shops and New Seasons, this stunning modern dwelling utilizes numerous attributes of Butler’s record breaking 2018 Wilshire build, while embracing the popular dynamics of open and efficient living spaces. The main floor features an expansive great room kitchen which boasts rift white oak cabinetry, quartz countertops, Cedar and Moss lighting and high end appliances which include a Wolf range. Smooth coat sheet rock, sand in place oak hardwoods and high end fixtures set Butler’s finish palette apart from his competition.

Rounding out the main floor is a dining area, powder room and signature covered patio with hardscape and cable railing. The upstairs is home to a rare three bedroom layout which includes a grand master suite which features dual vanities, custom cabinetry and hard surfaces along with a large walk-in closet. The basement was designed with flexible living arrangements in mind. A separate entrance coupled with a wet bar, full bathroom and bonus room allow for entertaining, hosting guests or embracing the spaces for hobbies. With a sought after Concordia location, a noteworthy design and some of Butler’s most signature finishes, this property is one to take note of.


OFFERED AT $699,900

4 BEDROOMS | 3.5 BATH | 2,473 SQFT

Jim Arnal

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I grew up in a small college town in California where the backdrop was 1920’s bungalows, single level ranches and the San Gabriel Mountains. As a young boy I was an avid fort-builder and found myself drawn to architecture early. I can remember my mom dragging me through open houses in between soccer games on the weekend and watching my father tackle almost every home remodeling project under the sun. While I loved the surf, a love of the outdoors and 90’s grunge rock drew me north for college where I studied design and architecture. Summer and winter holiday trips back home to see my family gave me an excuse to stop in Portland where I would indulge in Montage mud pie and late night coffees at the Rimsky Korsakoffee House. Portland stuck with me and a couple years after college my wife Carrie and I moved here to start our family and my real estate career. Unlike many generational Realtors, I started from scratch in 2002. I would spend every day reading up on neighborhood histories, studying market trends and beefing up on my construction knowledge. A couple years prior, I had bought my first home and while my Realtor was friendly, I was surprised that their level of service had considerable room for improvement. From the beginning of my real estate career I have always been with my clients at every stage of the process with an unwavering attention to detail, deep rooted understanding of contract negotiations and Portland home construction. Soon my practice was almost exclusively referral based as the support of past clients helped me grow to be one of the top agents in my company. While accolades and awards have never served as motivation, I have always appreciated recognition by my peers and clients. Since 2005 I have been a Diamond-Platinum member of the Master’s Circle and in 2019 I was the Top Producer at Living Room Realty and one of less than 100 Realtors in the Portland metro awarded the Portland Monthly Five Star award for nine straight years. Accolades aside, my goal of improving my trade has never wavered. I received my developer’s license in 2013 and my contractor’s license three years later, not as capitalistic endeavors but with the goal of enriching the counsel I could give my clients. What was initially an academic endeavor to bolster my construction knowledge turned into a variety of projects for my clients ranging from the construction of new homes and ADUs, to the design of new kitchens and bathrooms and even the occasional restoration of a historic property. Today when I show my clients homes, I can point out the implications of 2x6 dimensional lumber in a third story attic, how to reconstruct a basement stairwell to be code compliant or why all parge coats aren’t created equal. When I am not picking a house apart for my clients, you can find me on the side of a soccer field cheering on one of my three children, with my wife in a ‘62 Grumman canoe on the Puget Sound or like my father, tackling remodeling projects at the hip roofed colonial I call home today.
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