Blog Stories Gold & Grimm

Gold & Grimm

By Becca Barron, May 15, 2019

I recently helped my neighbor in Milwaukie sell their charming ranch, and while I was sad to lose my rad neighbor, she bought one of the coolest homes in North Portland off Williams Street. We call it a “Gingerbread Victorian”, because well, just look at it! Cute as a story-tale cottage, but like the tale of Hansel & Gretel, it had a strange secret. Before the sellers put it on the market, it was host to the show Grimm and had undergone a very dramatic(and creepy) makeover. The entire interior of the home was painted top to bottom in gold. It was also covered in roots and branches to give it a nest-like appearance. Want to see the spookiness unfold? It’s featured on Season 1, episode 14, starting at minute 26(currently available on Amazon Prime).

After filming wrapped, the house was restored to it’s former charm, with not a monster or copper-loving demon to be seen. However, as a nod to the home’s former visitors, the sellers decided to leave one of the bedrooms gold. And honestly, I love it.

Congrats to my dynamite client! Looking forward to seeing how you make this Grimm House your own!

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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