Blog Stories Ranch in Cherry Park - A magical and well-kept secret

Ranch in Cherry Park – A magical and well-kept secret

By Becca Barron, May 31, 2020

Everyone who says they want to be west of 205 needs to think again because this little east side oasis is well worth the extra 5 minutes of driving.
Nina and Katie looked at a few houses but none compared to the charm and character that Cherry Park offered. They just kept coming back to it. Sure it was east of 205, but not by much. The pocketed little area off Division & 104th is filled with amazing mid-century modern houses on big, unique lots, many with pools and tree-lined sidewalks with blossoming cherry trees aplenty.
Nestled among the buttes of East Portland, Nina and Katie’s mid-century beauty has a great floor plan that maximizes square footage, brightly lit rooms, and many original (and restored) features. A double fireplace brings lots of heart to the living room and dining room area. A light, airy kitchen includes a big skylight, gas stove, and eating area. The fully renovated bathroom has a deep bathtub, tiled stand-along shower, and all new fixtures. The house even came with the original blueprints!
After years of hard work, including working two jobs through college, taking a risk on a career, and squirreling money away from every pay check, it was time. “It took a decade longer than my 18-year-old self thought, but hey, it feels great all the same.” said Nina.

Becca Barron

Earth Advantage Broker

Becca Barron has been fascinated with real estate, architecture and design since she first discovered Frank Lloyd Wright. Her father is a Master Craftsman who instilled a passion for investing in one’s environment at a young age. With a degree in art education and three years teaching in the Portland school district combined with over a decade of experience as a local small business owner, Becca developed an extensive knowledge of the varied neighborhoods of Portland and the sub-pockets of communities and culture that are popping up within a ten-mile radius. In these hidden neighborhoods, you’ll find great schools, little dive bars, and farmers markets with close access to all of the beautiful Pacific Northwest nature we know and love. Becca is your key to discovering the next great place to live. For those of you ready to sell, her goal is to market your home to the largest pool of buyers possible. Utilizing creative staging, and her own background in contracting, Becca can make sure your home is ready to shine in a competitive market. Whether you’re an experienced investor, new homebuyer, or have questions about the process, Becca can be your guide to a smooth and successful real estate experience. When not real estating like a boss, she enjoys spending her time renovating her mid-century ranch in Milwaukie, hanging out with her partner and their herd of cats, watching both trashy and quality tv, and hunting for secret swimming holes in the summer.
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