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Portland’s Mid Century Modern Market with Marisa Swenson

By Marisa Swenson, March 15, 2018

Our broker Marisa Swenson sat down with 360 Modern Real Estate to discuss the mid-century market in Portland, and how it became her speciality.

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Marisa Swenson, a Portland, Oregon based Real Estate Broker with an affinity for mid-century modern homes. With over a decade of experience as a REALTOR®, and through her continued involvement with the Portland modernist community, Marisa is uniquely qualified to offer her perspective on the current state of things with Portland’s modern home market. Through her website, Modern Homes Portland, Marisa shares her love for mid-century modern homes, in addition to a hand-curated list of modern & mid-century modern homes on the market in Portland and the surrounding areas.

Read the full interview here.

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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