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Sellwood Bungalow with Studio

By Cristen Lincoln, June 1, 2023

1553 SE NEHALEM ST , Portland 97202

$1,200,000 (Pending)

  • 3 Bed
  • Bath

Portland, 97202

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  • Built in 1905
  • County: Multnomah

This craftsman bungalow perfectly placed on almost a third of an acre in Sellwood is a testament to the enduring allure of early 20th-century craftsmanship. The warm natural woodwork, wood floors, and original details evoke a sense of history and artistry, creating an atmosphere of nostalgic beauty. The welcoming front porch invites you to step into a world of charm and character. Its thoughtful design and cozy ambiance make it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the surroundings, capturing the essence of the craftsman architectural style. The updated kitchen is a harmonious blend of classic design and modern functionality. With a custom-designed eating area that complements the architectural elements of the house, it not only enhances the overall aesthetic but also allows for abundant natural morning light, creating a delightful space to start your day. Preserving the historic beauty of this craftsman bungalow was a priority, and the meticulous attention to detail shines through. While the original features have been carefully maintained, the mechanical aspects have been thoughtfully updated. Modern electric, plumbing, HVAC, and seismic strapping and foundation work ensure comfort, safety, and convenience while seamlessly integrating with the home’s timeless appeal. The yard and setting are a rarity in the city. The park like lot measures 100 x 125 feet, and boasts mature tress, native plantings and raspberries. More than just a classic and historic home, the 900 SQFT detached art studio/woodworking/makers space was built to compliment the house and garage aesthetic, while offering big, open and light-filled spaces inside. Features include a half bath, skylight, full heating and cooling, plumbing for a kitchen, and 1/2 of the building has plywood backed sheetrock walls for hanging art. All of this in the heart of Sellwood with a 95 walk score and 99 bike score. This is a very special opportunity to be only the 4th owner of this 1905 home. HES 3

Cristen Lincoln

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | Business Development | OR


Cristen has been a Portland real estate broker since 1993, giving her an exceptional understanding of the industry and the local market. She was born here, grew up here, and raised her own family here. She knows the parks, the farmers’ markets, the schools, the hidden corners, and the joyful quirks of Portland’s bustling neighborhoods.

Cristen’s deep-rooted knowledge of the area means she understands the audience for a house. She understands what a potential buyer is looking for, the process they go through when choosing a home, and what details matter most. This makes her the ideal guide to help you prepare your home for market. She is an expert in maximizing the value of your home while minimizing unnecessary improvements.

With the confident and tranquil mastery that comes with experience, Cristen is often three steps ahead—holding future possibilities, ideas, and strategies that will navigate her clients toward achieving their long-term goals. Known for her calm demeanor in the face of any size challenge, Cristen is respected in her industry for being an exceptional negotiator and strong advocate for her clients, even in the toughest of circumstances.

With intention and spirit, Cristen has built her real estate team around her core values of honesty, hard work, follow-through, and serious play.

A top broker in the city, Cristen has been named a Portland Monthly Five Star Agent year after year. She has received the Seven Star Certificate of Excellence and the Top 500 in the nation award from Broker★Agent™ Advisor. Cristen is a key member of Living Room Realty’s leadership team where she mentors, teaches, and coaches Portland’s top real estate brokers.

When not working, Cristen is likely immersed in outdoor play with her husband, her kids, or a pup by her side. Whether she’s hiking, gardening, snowboarding, or walking the sands of the Oregon Coast, nature is the place Cristen goes for inspiration and restorative balance.

  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
  • Mt Tabor Park Stewardship Fund Committee Member
  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
  • Past Member Rose Chapter National Charity League
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