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Stunning Arnold Creek Traditional!

By Jim Arnal, September 30, 2020

Built in 1999, this stunning southwest traditional home is a testament to strong stewardship and sound construction. Perched perfectly on an oversized lot in the sought-after Squire Crest community, this property boasts 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with over 2300 square feet. As you enter the home you are greeted by a gorgeous open living room which seamlessly ties into the formal dining room and anchors the beautiful stairwell. Expansive windows with custom plantation shutters, a custom tiled fireplace and distinctive millwork highlight the formal spaces while oak hardwoods draw you into the home’s great room/ kitchen. The light-soaked kitchen features popular white cabinetry, stainless appliances, a cook’s island and a nook space with a large sliding door which gives ideal access to the backyard. The adjacent great room has expansive built-ins, a gas fireplace and southwest facing windows. Anchoring the north end of the main floor is a large office and two car garage, while a powder room sits perfectly in the center of the home. With over 1100 square feet, the main level is complimented perfectly by the second floor which features a highly sought after layout with a master suite, two additional bedrooms, a laundry room, second full bathroom and an open media room which can be used as guest quarters, a second office or one of the best sport’s dens you will see. With amenities that include a walk-in closet, double vanity and soaking tub, this home is both luxurious and practical. Complimenting the amazing interior are stunning grounds which bookend the front and back of the home. Established plantings, an expansive backyard deck, irrigation and a picturesque front porch reflect the strengths of traditional home design and the amazing care this home’s original owners have applied. Located less than half a mile from New Seasons, Starbucks and Tryon Creek, this turn-key home is a noteworthy southwest address.

Jim Arnal

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR

I grew up in a small college town in California where the backdrop was 1920’s bungalows, single level ranches and the San Gabriel Mountains. As a young boy I was an avid fort-builder and found myself drawn to architecture early. I can remember my mom dragging me through open houses in between soccer games on the weekend and watching my father tackle almost every home remodeling project under the sun. While I loved the surf, a love of the outdoors and 90’s grunge rock drew me north for college where I studied design and architecture. Summer and winter holiday trips back home to see my family gave me an excuse to stop in Portland where I would indulge in Montage mud pie and late night coffees at the Rimsky Korsakoffee House. Portland stuck with me and a couple years after college my wife Carrie and I moved here to start our family and my real estate career. Unlike many generational REALTORS®, I started from scratch in 2002. I would spend every day reading up on neighborhood histories, studying market trends and beefing up on my construction knowledge. A couple years prior, I had bought my first home and while my REALTOR® was friendly, I was surprised that their level of service had considerable room for improvement. From the beginning of my real estate career I have always been with my clients at every stage of the process with an unwavering attention to detail, deep rooted understanding of contract negotiations and Portland home construction. Soon my practice was almost exclusively referral based as the support of past clients helped me grow to be one of the top agents in my company. While accolades and awards have never served as motivation, I have always appreciated recognition by my peers and clients. Since 2005 I have been a Diamond-Platinum member of the Master’s Circle and in 2019 I was the Top Producer at Living Room Realty and one of less than 100 REALTORS® in the Portland metro awarded the Portland Monthly Five Star award for nine straight years. Accolades aside, my goal of improving my trade has never wavered. I received my developer’s license in 2013 and my contractor’s license three years later, not as capitalistic endeavors but with the goal of enriching the counsel I could give my clients. What was initially an academic endeavor to bolster my construction knowledge turned into a variety of projects for my clients ranging from the construction of new homes and ADUs, to the design of new kitchens and bathrooms and even the occasional restoration of a historic property. Today when I show my clients homes, I can point out the implications of 2x6 dimensional lumber in a third story attic, how to reconstruct a basement stairwell to be code compliant or why all parge coats aren’t created equal. When I am not picking a house apart for my clients, you can find me on the side of a soccer field cheering on one of my three children, with my wife in a ‘62 Grumman canoe on the Puget Sound or like my father, tackling remodeling projects at the hip roofed colonial I call home today.
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