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Living Large in Cully!

By Alyssa Starelli, October 25, 2023

5739 NE SUMNER ST , Portland 97218

$644,000 (Active)

  • 4 Bed
  • Bath

Portland, 97218

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  • Built in 1994
  • County: Multnomah

Let me introduce you to this incredibly RARE one-level ranch, which sits on a very private flag lot in the heart of urban Cully. It lives large because it is large! Boasting an oversized attached 3 bay multi-vehicle garage, perfect for collectors of any sort; a 31×26 bonus space which is  perfect for a  small home-business, shop, art studio, music room, ballroom (the original use) or future ADU (utilities are on adjoining wall if a future bathroom or kitchenette was needed). The house itself lives large starting off with a great room w/bay window and indirect lighting which offers a formal dining area and sitting room. The spacious kitchen w/counter dining, kitchen island, tons of cabinet space and sliders to patio also boasts a flex space which could be an additional living room or informal dining area, actually, both!!. There are four bedrooms including a large primary suite with walk-in closet, bathroom, sliders to patio and a murphy-bed/desk combo. There is a large family bath and pass-through laundry/mud room which connects the home to bonus space, but allows privacy to the main home if used as a social space.

Updates include: 2023 water line, 2023 water heater, 2018 furnace, newer roof.

One-level living, low maintenance home, (age-in-place?) with minimum steps and many accessibility features. Future care facility? Scenic bamboo grove is professionally installed and fully contained, and the whole property is low maintenance and very private. There is paved parking space for cars or RVs.  There are so many possibilities with this one, come check it out!

4 bd | 2 ba | 2782 sqft
5739 NE SUMNER ST Portland, OR 97218
Year Built:1994

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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