Blog Mid-Century Roselawn Ranch Finds its New Owners

Roselawn Ranch Finds its New Owners

By Marisa Swenson, September 23, 2020



Just Sold – My sellers just closed on their family home, the home that their parents had custom designed and built that they had created so many memories in. This beautifully preserved, custom mid-century home was one of the first designs by architect Peter Walker who was also one of the owners’ relatives. One of the neighbors fell in love with this property after passing by and admiring it over the past few years. They reached out when word got out it was going to the market, they put in a very aggressive offer and won the bidding war. We are so glad this treasure of a home will be in the hands of someone who will preserve and update it sensitively. Congratulations to all!

Some of the interesting custom details this home has — a pull-down sewing station, built-ins, and mahogany detail walls. This one owner time capsule also features a custom-designed garage that is large enough to hold a garbage truck! (The original owner owned a garbage company).

Located in the Cully neighborhood


Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a REALTOR® seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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