By Marisa Swenson, July 1, 2019

SW Fairview Circus


Magical is the best way to describe this gorgeous home and it cast its’ spell on its’ new owners before we could get it onto the market! The minute they saw it they knew that it was their forever home. I had the pleasure of representing the sellers of this special home. It is still fun to look at and see the architectural treasures that are found throughout our incredible city so I wanted to share it with you, enjoy! If you are looking for your magical midcentury, get in touch!

Built in 1955, this NW Regional style home was custom designed by Scott & Payne architects for
the Montgomery family. The living room showcases the lush forested lot the home sits on with
large floor to ceiling windows. The vaulted wood ceilings and beautiful exposed beams paired
with rich wood walls throughout the main enhance the interior connection with nature. A large
central fireplace, warm cork floors, wood crafted built-ins and vintage fixtures round out the
living area. Entertain in the lovely dining room connected to the kitchen for ease while featuring a second fireplace and a wall of windows. The expansive lower daylight level features a large family room, bedroom and full bath. Enjoy the large outdoor patio entertaining area protected by the deep gable overhang. Located on almost 3 acres of forested land that borders the Arboretum, filled with trails and nature only minutes from the city center.

Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

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.
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