Sometimes when you know, you know. When Shani came to me to look for her “downsize” home after enlisting me to help her sell her Multnomah Village house, she sent me a list of what she envisioned her next home to be. It was as follows:
“My new home is quiet, private and surrounded by greenery. It has lots of natural light and its surroundings are friendly to birds, butterflies and other wild creatures.
The interior is bright and well-ventilated and has a living room, two bedrooms, 1-2 baths (including a bathtub) and a kitchen/dining area with room for a table for 6. There is generous closet space and the kitchen has efficient storage and ample counter space. Ideally it would have a wood-burning fireplace. It has reliable cell reception and internet service. It has in-unit washer and dryer, and it’s clean and lovingly maintained. There’s a pleasant outdoor deck or patio that accommodates a dinner party of 6. Any garden is compact and easily maintained.
It is situated on the west side of town, walking distance from one or more of the westside’s incredible trails (eg, Marshall Park or Multnomah Village/Council Crest/Washington Park/Hoyt arboretum areas). Ideally it’s also walking distance from a neighborhood center (eg, Multnomah Village or Hillsdale). There’s easy, convenient parking for me and my guests, and it’s convenient to I-5 (although not within earshot). My neighbors are quiet, friendly and considerate.”
At first I thought it might be a challenge to find all of those things, but on our very first outing we found exactly what she described. Well, except the fireplace was gas instead of wood-burning. We all make sacrifices. 🙂
After looking at a couple more duds that didn’t fit the bill, we came back to this beautiful unit nestled in the trees with many updates and beautiful built-ins. It was the perfect fit for her!
If you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell a home in the Portland area, please contact Amanda Haworth at 503-453-7698 or firstname.lastname@example.org.