I first met Ken while working a short stint at a high end speaker company over 15 years ago. Ken had been designing speakers since the early 70s, and was an expert audiophile. Plus, we had a Eugene connection, finding out we had lived in the same neighborhood even!!
We recently reconnected, when he reached out wanting help finding a home for his son Tyler.
Tyler, who now works with Ken at his speak company, and his roommates, Tyler and Russ, have been friends since childhood, have traveled Japan together, and lived together for the better part of a decade. Their brotherly bond is strong, and it is easy to see just how much these dear friends care for one another.
Tyler, and Ken, had decided it was time to make a good investment in Tyler’s future and buy a home. Tyler’s creative thinking made it possible to not break up the band of brothers. He would purchase a home with ADU potential, so the second Tyler, his girlfriend, and Russ could all continue to live together, but have the necessary space that they all could spread out in. Brilliant!
Wanting to remain in SW Portland, due to commute concerns, our focus really became finding the perfect 1970s split level home. There are many creative ways to divide these homes that make a perfect, ground-level, ADU possible.
After a lengthy search (with a necessary and safe break due to COVID-19), Tyler found a home that he felt was perfect for them. And…….they lost out on it to another buyer. It was a big let down.
But, in a very fortunate turn of events, that buyer backed out of the transaction a few days later, and Tyler got the opportunity to purchase the home.
Both the Tylers and Russ all love this house! It was a great find for them, and now these dear friends will be living together for the foreseeable future.