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Spacious 1961 Mid-century with Kidney Bean Pool!

By Alyssa Starelli, April 1, 2022

Need space? Love original mid-century features? This incredibly spacious and super original mid-century ranch boasts an open plan vintage kitchen (13×9′) connected to a 16×14′ dining/family room “flex space” with bay window, bathroom, basement stairs, and sliders to huge semi-enclosed patio/greenhouse.  There’s also a formal living room with fireplace and reading or dining (original) nook with built-in seating, shelving and original wood paneling. Another 31×14′ family/party room finished with swanky beamed/tongue & groove ceiling, 60’s wood paneling, and padded cocktail bar is in the basement.

The huge 25×14′ primary suite lives luxuriously large with sunken dressing or sitting/office/nursery area, full bath with orange double sinks and a kitschy-cool avocado tub and toilet. There are two additional bedrooms with hardwoods and family bath with groovy lilac colored tub and sparkle-vinyl flooring.

Sitting on a rare .40 acre lot with kidney-bean swimming pool (with diving board!!), an expansive deck, established fruit and shade trees, and lawn — this is a mid-century party-palace! Some good times have been had here!  Zoned R7, there’s room for an ADU, barn, garage/shop or potential second home/flag lot, and oodles of RV parking on this 17,601sqft lot.

Listed at: $515,000

4736 SE 111TH AVE
Portland, OR 97266
MLS#: 22011496

Alyssa Starelli

Broker | OR

A Portland native, Alyssa started her real estate career in the chaotic market of 2005, and quickly realized she reveled in matching particular clients with their perfect home, no matter how unusual. She then began specializing in mid-century properties - both Modern and Modest. More recently, she has included what she calls "Period-Perfect" homes to her repertoire. Her goal in this is to seek out those hard-to-find, unremodeled original homes of all eras. When I started in real estate, I realized there was a market for ranch homes, from Mid-Century Modern to the more modest Daylight Ranch, but few REALTORS® willing to service it. I started highlighting these 'Picks of the Week' on my website, introducing enthusiasts to the full gamut of midcentury houses of Portland. In 2006, I founded the Mid-Century Modern League in order to educate the public about the importance of preserving these gems. Today I continue to focus on Mid-Mod, but have added vintage, mostly unremodeled houses of earlier eras, which I call 'Period-Perfect', because they have interest to clients and are under-serviced too. Frankly, I enjoy seeking out any unusual or original elements a client might be interested in, it's a challenge to rise to." As Founder of the Mid-century Modern League, Alyssa is considered an authority in the local mid-century architecture scene, and is especially proud to include the Editors of Atomic Ranch Magazine in her past-client list. Often quoted in news and radio, she has been able to bring additional interest to her business, listings, and client's homes - many of which have been featured in magazines such as Atomic Ranch, Oregon Home, The Oregonian and also included on several local home tours. With a background in marketing, and an eye for the unique, Alyssa really enjoys buying and selling properties whose interesting features may be overlooked by other realtors, even (or especially) if those features aren't mentioned in the listing. As a hobby, Alyssa has issued herself a challenge to walk every residential street of Portland proper and document the best architecture specimens of each neighborhood. There are about 3500 square miles of Portland, and it's a big feat. By the time she finishes, she will have seen every house in Portland with her own eyes! You can follow her walks on her blog Portland-by-Foot. When off duty, you can find Alyssa at estate sales, honky tonks, her friend's cattle ranch, or seeking out ghost towns, roadtripping to the Oregon high-desert. A music fanatic and semi-retired booker/manager, Alyssa is heavily immersed in the western swing, old-school country, and rockabilly music scene, and you'll often find her out at shows, dancing, maybe even sharing her favorites on the radio. Alyssa Starelli 503-888-1362
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