Blog Listings Historic 1907 Westmoreland Bungalow with Rooms Galore!

Historic 1907 Westmoreland Bungalow with Rooms Galore!

By Alyssa Starelli, January 7, 2021

In these trying times, many people have sought a change. They want elbow room –  rooms to educate, rooms to work, rooms to play, to exercise, cook, and tinker and relax.  This new listing has those rooms, but what’s more is that it has location x 3. It benefits from proximity to beautiful places to hike, beaches to relax on, and trails to ride on. It also benefits from easy shopping and some sincerely fabulous dining and drinking establishments. Furthermore, when this chaos is all over, being  based in the northern end of Westmoreland it has a very minor commute and a quick drive/bike ride into Downtown Portland for the culture we’ve all been missing.

But let’s talk amenities – The kitchen is a proven cooks’ kitchen (the current owner is a pro chef) with insane amounts of storage including multiple cupboards, an island and a full walk-in pantry, not to mention built-in seating with storage cubbies in the dining area. It has 13 foot high ceilings so a pot rack will not decapitate!  It also boasts gas, so if you’ve been dreaming of trying your hand at a gas range, this is the time.  It also has an artfully hand painted and newly polished wood floor that would inspire creativity in any cook, and finishes up with a bright enclosed sun porch with outside access (perfect for plucking fresh herbs!).

This house boasts a huge living room, which is large enough to allow for a formal dining area if needed. It has a huge bay window with window seat that could fit for several people or you and ALL of  your favorite pets, a book and a cup of tea. It has a Pergo floor  —  great for a dance party, ask me how I know — as well as 13′ ceilings, so the walls are perfect for large art. The room opens in to the large master with bathroom access, or on to the kitchen, and has stairs to the finished basement.  Downstairs, is the second family room, ready for a cozy couch and multimedia system. In addition to the utility room, there are 3 more rooms just awaiting your home gym, home office, storage, or even a future second bath.  Back upstairs and off the kitchen is the jack-and-jill style family bathroom which has been lovingly restored to fit the 1907 aesthetic with cast iron tub, matching vanity, vintage lighting and vintage-inspired Ann Sacks Tile.  There are a further 3 rooms, one which would make a perfect reading room or small office, maybe even a nursery, and another two bedrooms. The central hallway ends in a door that goes directly to the deck and lawn for easy kitchen-to-bbq access!  Lastly, the FANTASTIC garage is a tinkerer’s dream. It is an over-sized two-car and has a carpenter-designed work bench and shelving, for those creative types, or people like me with just too much junk.

So if you’ve been yearning for space, a change of scene and proximity to some great stuff for a great price, in one of Portland’s favorite neighborhoods —  this is the house for you.

1927 SE Harold St
Portland OR 97202
3 beds, 1 bath
1415 Sq ft
.14 acres

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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