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Exquisite Vintage Craftsman

By Natalie Strom, October 28, 2022

1603 SE 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Offered at $1,175,000
Situated in the thriving heartbeat of bustling Richmond, just steps to coffee, boutique shops, movies and more along Hawthorne, this exquisite and elegantly detailed craftsman sits up off the street offering a peaceful retreat. Every detail of this circa 1906 vintage home has been fully and lovingly restored. In 2006-2008, the main house was taken down to the studs exposing the beautiful PNW old-growth timber frame. The homeowner, an expert carpenter, considered each historical element thoughtfully, and meticulously replicated or replaced each and every element. Now, this home stands proudly as a showpiece of skill and passion that any vintage home enthusiast could admire.
High quality renovations throughout include full insulation, new plumbing, new electrical, HVAC system, central A/C, water heater with recirculating pump for instant hot water, Presidential Roof (highest quality), copper guttering and flashing, solar panels, Rejuvenation lighting, smooth wall texture and several rooms with wiring for speakers.  

Beautifully restored woodwork in entry including unique asymmetrical handrail

Replicated turned columns surround fireplace

New oak hardwoods throughout, original pocket doors

Modern kitchen with vintage styling, built-in refrigerator sits flush with wall


The main home features custom baseboards, window and door casings to replicate the original vintage home, as well as restored windows, including one pocket window. All new oak hardwood floors were laid down and flow throughout. Elegant spaces include a formal entry, living room with gas fireplace, bright dining room, and a modern kitchen. The primary suite on the main level has a Carrera marble slab shower, marble tile floor, and steam shower. Three generously sized bedrooms with walk-in closets are upstairs; one closet hides an original staircase that leads to a finished attic family room. The comfortable and bright room features a skylight with rain sensors so it will automatically close, and extra storage in the cavities.

Large bedrooms with walk-in closets

Carrera marble bathroom with laundry chute and huge double-ended tub

Attic family room w/rain sensing skylight

Original staircase leads to attic family room


Downstairs features a separate apartment, a turn-key short term rental. With a separate entrance, separate patio, full kitchen, bath, laundry and upscale fixtures, the apartment generates many 5-star reviews from guests. The lower level also has a locked utility area with laundry which is chock full of storage for the owner’s personal items and plenty of room for stocking supplies. The apartment has its own electrical subpanel, water heater and heat source.

Large studio apartment in lower level

Kitchen in studio apartment is fully equipped

Laundry and high-end features in lower level

  Owner’s locked storage and laundry


The carriage house in the back of the property is a boho-style private getaway. Fully permitted as an ADU in 2016, the studio apartment features a vaulted ceiling, full kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, quartz counters, farmhouse sink, bedroom loft, and full bath with laundry hookups. Excellent long-term tenant has been in place for over 4 years and could be kept in place for instant rental income for the new owners.

Carriage House ADU with private patio
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Studio ADU with vaulted ceilings

ADU living space
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Fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse sink

Quartz counters, gas range
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Lofted bedroom

Carriage house at end of driveway w/tool shed
You won’t want to miss this timeless beauty wrapped into a marvelous showcase craftsman home. 
Main House including apartment: 4 bed | 3 bath | 3,198 sq. ft.
Detached ADU: Studio plus loft | 1 bath | 591 sq. ft.
Total: 3,789 sq. ft. 

MLS# 22039151 Taxes: $12,417,63 | Year Built: 1906 (ADU 2016) | Lot Size: 0.11 acres

Natalie Strom

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR


“A Zillion Stars” Natalie Strom is a great communicator and loyal advocate. With superior service and expert advice, Natalie delivers unwavering kindness for every client. With skill, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the industry, Natalie navigates and negotiates real estate transactions professionally from start to finish. An upbeat, yet calm demeanor helps people who work with her feel prioritized and understood. Natalie is versatile and experienced in handling residential real estate of all kinds, whether its buying or selling single family homes, investment property, or condos. As a former marine biologist, Natalie worked on major marine oil spills, most famously the catastrophic BP spill, the Deepwater Horizon in 2010. This background underlies Natalie’s interest in our everyday human impact on the natural world, particularly in increasing energy efficiency standards for homes. Natalie has experience in building her own highly energy efficient detached ADU and has been an Earth Advantage Broker since 2018. Natalie’s passionate about nature-based adventure travel, community, and making new friends. She enjoys time with her two teenaged boys, husband, and goldendoodle and has enjoyed SE Portland as her home base since 2000.
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