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Just Listed: Stunning SW Traditional

By Jim Arnal, April 10, 2020


Portland, OR 97219

The health and safety of our community is our priority. Click here for a virtual tour of this property to allow buyers get a feel for the home. We are also conducting private Zoom tours upon request and have a hand washing station set up.

Located in the highly sought-after Orchard Lane neighborhood, this gorgeous traditional home was originally built in 1993. Perched proudly above the street it greets you with an attractive cedar roof, attached garage and elegant mature landscaping.

The main floor is bright and cheerful with an abundance of windows and grand vaulted ceilings. The carpeted family room in the front of the home leads into a formal dining space with large windows that showcase the surrounding area. An open floor plan leads from the kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and white tiled countertops, to the living room. The gas fireplace surrounded by a striking mantel is the centerpiece of this space. A breakfast nook, sliding glass door with access to the backyard, laundry area and half bathroom round out the first floor.

Upstairs there is a rare four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The bright master suite boasts a concrete double vanity in the bathroom, a walk in closet, and vaulted ceilings. The additional three bedrooms offer the homeowner a myriad of configuration options with views of the forested backyard from the windows.

Outside in the beautiful backyard there is a large deck, perfect for entertaining, with a landscaped path and shrubs throughout. Stunning designer paint colors, vinyl windows, and stately slate floors round out this exceptional home. A unique opportunity to own a traditional home less than a mile from Multnomah Village!

OFFERED AT $559,900

4 BEDROOM | 2.5 BATH | 2,040 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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