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Buckman Victorian Duplex

By Natalie Strom, February 3, 2023

714 SE 15th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Offered at $785,000
A true urban masterpiece! This circa 1885 duplex in Buckman has been meticulously and lovingly restored by the owner craftsman over decades. Taken all the way down to the studs, all the old plumbing, electrical and duct work was removed and replaced with new up-to-code components. The old-growth timber frame remains, and seeing it bare allowed for a reimagining of the interior spaces. The duplex now stands tall and proud, a masterpiece showcasing old house enthusiasm and passion.
Beautifully restored woodwork in entry
Unit A spans all three floors of the building. Opening the left door from the covered front porch, you find a lovely entry space with fir floors and detailed wainscoting along stairwell and turned original wood. Layers of old paint was removed by hand, so the grain of the original wood is now exposed and absolutely gorgeous. A lovely entry area plus closet awaits you on the main level and would be a perfect place to stash coats, hats, and umbrellas. It could even be transformed into an office.

Unit A Living Room with City/Sunset View

Upstairs you’ll find a large, gorgeous living room with a city and sunset view. With a backdrop of a light modern neutral palate, the space flows beautifully. Behind a door in the living room contains what could either be a generous closet or a tiny office space with plugs up high on the wall to accommodate a small desk. A nice size bedroom is across the hall from an all-new bathroom with substantial clawfoot tub. Unpainted wainscot gives the bathroom a modern, clean feel. A generous dining area opens to the kitchen and offers a cozy spot to enjoy meals. The kitchen was vaulted, and a skylight added, all new custom cabinetry made of unpainted fir and super high-end appliances, a Liebherr refrigerator and a Jenn-Air downdraft range.

Unit A: Dining Room
Entry and stairwell leading to Unit A upstairs
Unit A: Brand-new kitchen with vaulted ceiling and skylight, high end appliances
Unit A Bedroom

Unit B is all on one level with graceful light-filled spaces. Original features are preserved, such as functioning cedar pocket doors, leaded glass transom window, and original fir flooring throughout. The brand-new kitchen features a Jenn Air range in the island, vertical grain fir cabinetry, and all new appliances. A separate laundry room with washer/dryer hookups and extra storage space that leads through an exterior door to a charming covered and private back porch.

Unit B: Living Room with Bay Window

Unit B: Connected dining and kitchen areas
Unit B: Bedroom

Unit B: Kitchen Island


Centered in the heart of Buckman, you’ll find the neighborhood bursting with lively activity. Spend a day here and you’ll find yourself with plenty to eat, drink and be entertained by. Steps to Nostrana, Revolution Hall, Zell’s Cafe, Cooper’s Hall, Market of Choice and so much more!
Unit A: 1 bed | 1 bath | 1,692sq. ft.
Unit B: 1 bed | 1 bath | 778 sq. ft.
Total: 2,472 sq. ft. 

MLS# 23528060 Taxes: $7,181.85 | Year Built: 1885 | Lot Size: 0.05 acres

Natalie Strom

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR


“A Zillion Stars” Natalie Strom is a great communicator and loyal advocate. With superior service and expert advice, Natalie delivers unwavering kindness for every client. With skill, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the industry, Natalie navigates and negotiates real estate transactions professionally from start to finish. An upbeat, yet calm demeanor helps people who work with her feel prioritized and understood. Natalie is versatile and experienced in handling residential real estate of all kinds, whether its buying or selling single family homes, investment property, or condos. As a former marine biologist, Natalie worked on major marine oil spills, most famously the catastrophic BP spill, the Deepwater Horizon in 2010. This background underlies Natalie’s interest in our everyday human impact on the natural world, particularly in increasing energy efficiency standards for homes. Natalie has experience in building her own highly energy efficient detached ADU and has been an Earth Advantage Broker since 2018. Natalie’s passionate about nature-based adventure travel, community, and making new friends. She enjoys time with her two teenaged boys, husband, and goldendoodle and has enjoyed SE Portland as her home base since 2000.
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