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Just Listed | NW Contemporary by Architect John Storrs

By Ian Curtis, June 15, 2019


Here is a unique opportunity to own a Pacific Northwest Contemporary masterpiece by renowned architect John Storrs – A very special home on a very special 1.2 acre property. Extensive, well appointed updates combine with the designer’s incredible vision to make this a wonderful place to call home.

Storrs was known for his attention to and incorporation of a site’s natural features, a characteristic showcased as you are greeted by the babbling creek running alongside and then under a vaulted wing of the building.

Inside, the 3,500 sqft main floor includes a bright, vaulted ceiling living room, open layout gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room looking out large windows and opening up to an expansive cedar deck and covered gazebo. A stunning master-on-the-main features two walk-in closets, sky-lit master bath, gas fireplace, office space, and a plant-filled glass atrium with soaking tub.

The second floor includes five bedrooms with two full baths and large bonus room. The finished lower level has a media room and game/entertaining space with bar, vintage Brunswick pool table, custom dart board, and impressive wine cellar with 13th century European monastery door.

Enjoy the secluded and magical grounds on a beautifully landscaped 1.2 acre lot with multiple outdoor living spaces, natural creek and water feature, grass lawn, expansive clear cedar decks, winding nature path, and +1,000 sqft detached garage with shop. Separate 0.3 acre flat buildable lot (currently utilized as lawn) with ~$300k market value provides options down the road to build, sell, or enjoy as-is. All this in a fantastic family neighborhood with pool/lifeguard and an easy walk to Bridlemile Elementary.


  • Northwest Regional / Contemporary home Designed by renowned architect John Storrs
  • 6,963 square feet
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths
  • Two tax lots for combined ~1.2 acres
  • Separate 0.3 acre buildable tax lot with market value of ~$300k
  • Two attached garage spaces + two in 1,170 sqft detached garage/shop
  • Upgraded and very comfortable radiant heat system with AC throughout. Systems controlled through Nest units.
  • 3 fireplaces
  • High quality cedar roof
  • Unique board and batten cedar siding
  • Cedar decking newly refinished
  • Subpanel with emergency generator
  • Marquis Spa hot tub with cover lift
  • Lawn and grounds on irrigation system
  • Winding nature path surrounds property grounds
  • Entire property enclosed with Invisible Fence
  • Montmore is a great family neighborhood with pool and lifeguard. A safe and easy walk to Bridlemile Elementary.


Ian Curtis


Ian is a true Portland native who, from childhood on through adulthood, has been scampering all around Portland's neighborhoods and surrounding areas. He knows and loves this city and this state. Prior to following his real estate dreams, Ian worked as a Business Analyst most recently for Strava, a GPS tracking service and social network for runners and cyclists. Besides your friendly real estate broker, Ian is a lesser-half to his better-half, a human to his dog, a big-time outdoor enthusiast, whitewater rafter, multicontinental motorcycle adventurer, occasional long distance trail runner, fly-fisherman, rock-climber, and loves to do it all with family and friends. Ian’s passion for real estate began after purchasing a 100+ year old home in need of some love in the Sunnyside neighborhood. He had a vision for what the house could be and came up with a plan to get it there. After hundred’s of DIY articles, YouTube videos, and trips to Home Depot, he ended up with a fantastically restored home. Fast-forward to today and Ian, with a partner, is now involved with rehabbing homes professionally. Working with you as a buyer, Ian can help guide you through the process of finding and purchasing your dream home or help visualize, brainstorm, and plan how to take 'that house' and transform it into your dream home. Working with you as a seller, Ian is there at every stage of the process to help advise, stage, market, negotiate, and high-five. Whether you’re a fellow native or a recent transplant excited to be here; a starter home buyer or a seasoned investor; Ian, with all the relevant know-how and with genuine enthusiasm, is ready and excited to help you get the most out of your real estate goals.
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