By Jim Arnal, June 28, 2019
18655 NW SAUVIE ISLAND RD
PORTLAND, OR 97231
Originally built in 1992, this incredible Sauvie Island home sits on some of the most beautiful acreage on the island. Three plus acres run adjacent to Wapato Greenway Park which include grand oak, cedar and fir trees. A stunning rolling lawn surrounds the home with a majestic pasture suitable for cows, horses or chickens. Few properties in Portland offer a backdrop like this.
The home itself features 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths across approximately 3000 square feet. The main floor includes an amazing footprint of almost 2 thousand square feet and is home to an open, eat-in kitchen with stunning southerly views of the property and an adjacent family room with a separate entrance. A vaulted, open living/dining room with an expansive series of windows allows an abundance of light to enter the core of the home while giving an ideal interior to exterior flow. A grand foyer rounds out the middle of the main floor, while a large master bedroom, office and full bathroom anchor the west wing. Paying homage to the utilitarian roots of the island, a large mud room complete with laundry, pantry and second full bathroom allow you to enter these spaces from the backyard or house.
The second floor is home to two large bedrooms, a third full bathroom and a beautiful sitting room with a bird’s eye view of the formal spaces below. Clever storage, beautiful tile work, built-ins, solid core doors and dual pane wood windows round out the second floor and speak to the custom design attributes applied by the original owners.
In addition to the stunning finish details, this property boasts a three car garage, expansive hardscape, covered back patio, quintessential porch, solid oak floors and a towering, signature fireplace. An elegant combination of modern updates, traditional spaces and clever farmhouse amenities. This picture perfect Cape Cod with its efficient, sought after island location not far from the bridge, Sauvie Island Academy and the public boat launch, make it a property to take note of.
OFFERED AT $1,000,000
3 BEDROOM | 3 BATH | 2,888 SQFT
LOT SIZE: 3.28 ACRES | TAXES: $7,076.59 (2018)
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.
Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR