A truly exceptional NW regional style mid-century modern home. Designed by the original owner and architect Stephen Mayer inspired by the Usonian designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. This light filled home has large custom windows in the front and floor to ceiling windows in the back that overlook the backyard patio with well curated landscaping. A spectacular time capsule of unique innovative mid-century design built with local materials hand picked by the original owners. Striking details found throughout including a central fireplace with a cantilevered concrete hearth, vertical grain fir wood paneling, skylights, floating shelves, and original light fixtures. Close to Fernhill Park, the 42nd Ave restaurant row and New Seasons.
Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area.
Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area.
In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a Realtor seamless.
She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year. Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance.
She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.