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Just Listed: 1941 Brentwood Beauty with Energy Score of 7!

By Alyssa Starelli, August 3, 2018

Up for sale is this darling 3 bed 1 bath 1762 sq ft English Cottage style home in the heart of Brentwood-Darlington.

The owners have shown great pride of ownership with environmentally sound updates, including photo-voltaic solar panels which bank to the grid in bright months and therefore cover 100% of their current energy costs.  They’ve also created a gardener’s oasis with multiple planter boxes in the sunny front yard, preferring growing food to grass! They’ve installed rain drains and rain collection systems.

In the uber-private back yard they’ve recently built a new 120 sqft modular bonus building for an office & to house guests. It has AC and heat and beautiful french doors that open to a seating area with fire pit and a view of espaliered apple trees, both bearing fruit!

Closets and storage are a rare thing for a home built in 1941 — all bedrooms have at least 2! The master bedroom takes up the entirety of the attic space and boasts a walk-in closet, several additional closets and storage areas. There’s even room enough for a desk and a reading nook!

The large living and dining area are open to each other, with a decorative coved arch between the two, creating a nice flow. The dining room includes a full wall of built-ins and shelves for dishes, art, books or curios. The current seller now displays some of her own art there!

The bathroom has a luxurious cast iron claw foot tub with a shower system. Perfect for kids, pets, or those who just dream of a ‘good bath’.

The spacious kitchen is a cook’s dream (major elbow-room here!) has recently been remodeled and boasts a good amount of counter space, perhaps room for a small island, but what’s more is that there’s an entire mud porch w/ laundry area and room for recycling, storage, pet maintenance and muddy shoes!

The porch opens to the yard, carport and fenced driveway which is in flag configuration,  accessing the side street (64th). The lot to the east has been empty but maintained the entire time the owners have lived there.  Renegade croquet anyone?

With easy access to groceries, freeway, the Johnson Creek Watershed, the Spring Water Corridor and myriad parks and community gardens, this has been the perfect first home for them, and they look forward to passing it along to the next!

Listed at $389,900.
6326 SE Flavel St
Portland OR, 97206
MLS# 18406075


Alyssa Starelli

Broker | OR

A Portland native, Alyssa started her real estate career in the chaotic market of 2005, and quickly realized she reveled in matching particular clients with their perfect home, no matter how unusual. She then began specializing in mid-century properties - both Modern and Modest. More recently, she has included what she calls "Period-Perfect" homes to her repertoire. Her goal in this is to seek out those hard-to-find, unremodeled original homes of all eras. When I started in real estate, I realized there was a market for ranch homes, from Mid-Century Modern to the more modest Daylight Ranch, but few REALTORS® willing to service it. I started highlighting these 'Picks of the Week' on my website, introducing enthusiasts to the full gamut of midcentury houses of Portland. In 2006, I founded the Mid-Century Modern League in order to educate the public about the importance of preserving these gems. Today I continue to focus on Mid-Mod, but have added vintage, mostly unremodeled houses of earlier eras, which I call 'Period-Perfect', because they have interest to clients and are under-serviced too. Frankly, I enjoy seeking out any unusual or original elements a client might be interested in, it's a challenge to rise to." As Founder of the Mid-century Modern League, Alyssa is considered an authority in the local mid-century architecture scene, and is especially proud to include the Editors of Atomic Ranch Magazine in her past-client list. Often quoted in news and radio, she has been able to bring additional interest to her business, listings, and client's homes - many of which have been featured in magazines such as Atomic Ranch, Oregon Home, The Oregonian and also included on several local home tours. With a background in marketing, and an eye for the unique, Alyssa really enjoys buying and selling properties whose interesting features may be overlooked by other realtors, even (or especially) if those features aren't mentioned in the listing. As a hobby, Alyssa has issued herself a challenge to walk every residential street of Portland proper and document the best architecture specimens of each neighborhood. There are about 3500 square miles of Portland, and it's a big feat. By the time she finishes, she will have seen every house in Portland with her own eyes! You can follow her walks on her blog Portland-by-Foot. When off duty, you can find Alyssa at estate sales, honky tonks, her friend's cattle ranch, or seeking out ghost towns, roadtripping to the Oregon high-desert. A music fanatic and semi-retired booker/manager, Alyssa is heavily immersed in the western swing, old-school country, and rockabilly music scene, and you'll often find her out at shows, dancing, maybe even sharing her favorites on the radio. Alyssa Starelli 503-888-1362
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