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STUNNING IN OVERLOOK

By Jim Arnal, November 7, 2018

JUST LISTED: STUNNING IN OVERLOOK

This stunning Overlook Cottage sits prominently on one of the neighborhood’s most recognized streets. With over 2,000 SqFt, this home offers two turn-key floors and an amazing open basement with incredible upside. The main floor is home to over 900 SqFt and features two elegant formal spaces with built-ins, a wood-burning fireplace and newer windows coupled with an adorable kitchen with direct access to the beautiful backyard deck and basement. Rounding out the main floor are two gracious bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom. The second floor features over 400 SqFt and a newly remodeled master suite fit for a magazine. The bathroom features a double vanity with under mounted sinks, a slab countertop and a stunning subway tile backsplash. A high-end mud set shower, designer colors and period fixtures round out the amazing master bath which sits perfectly off the gracious upstairs master bedroom. Complementing the above grade floors is an expansive,  open basement with tons of potential to increase the living space and functionality of the home. Boasting a Walk Score of 81 and a Bike Score of 97, this property offers an incredible opportunity to make Overlook your home with incredibly efficient commute options and a location just feet from Interstate shops and commerce.

 

Jim Arnal

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

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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