By Jim Arnal, November 22, 2019


Portland, OR 97202

Just two blocks from Duniway Elementary School sits this gorgeous Eastmoreland traditional. Originally built in 1947, this southeast home pays homage to the architectural strengths of the cape cod era, elegantly presented on a great lot complete with alley access, established grounds and plenty of space. The main floor stretches over nearly a thousand square feet with newly refinished oak hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace and updated south facing windows. Featuring gorgeous formal spaces, two main floor bedrooms and a carefully remodeled bathroom with new fixtures and flooring. Rounding out the main floor is a quaint, south facing kitchen which gives a storybook perspective of the surrounding homes and stands as a reflection of why Portlanders cherish this community so much.

The second floor is a pristine four hundred plus square feet with knotty pine, v-groove paneling, newer carpet and a native gable which could offer the possibility of growing the upstairs. In addition, this floor presents a nice closet and clever storage access to the adjacent attic. Moving downstairs, the expansive basement showcases what many have come to love from mid-century Portland construction. A classic board formed foundation anchors both finished and unfinished spaces which make up over 800 square feet. Complementing the gracious basement stairwell is an open family room, adjacent bonus room with potential to be a fourth bedroom, a mechanical room and laundry room.

Central air conditioning, vinyl windows, a composition shingle roof, covered patio and a detached garage are among a host of other assets this home features. Located within one of Portland’s most sought after school catchment areas and not far from the burgeoning Woodstock business district, this Eastmoreland gem is a rare opportunity to get into the neighborhood for under $500,000!

OFFERED AT $465,000

3 BEDROOM | 1 BATH | 2,294 SQFT

Jim Arnal

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR

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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