Blog 2024 Real Estate Your Own Private Piedmont Sanctuary

Your Own Private Piedmont Sanctuary

By Sophie Ragsdale, June 11, 2024

Situated on a sunny corner lot, this sweet Piedmont bungalow is abundant with charm inside and out. The home greets you with an efficient layout, gorgeous oversized windows, 1940’s build quality, gleaming hardwood floors, and thoughtful updates. Rejuvenation hardware and lighting bring modern elegance to original vintage details, while the light-filled garage conversion offers a versatile space perfect as an additional bedroom or sunroom. Experience the ease and comfort of single-story living at its finest.

Step outside to two spacious yards, the backyard – with raised garden beds, multi-grafted cherry tree, native and mature plantings and corner front yard – with a delightful array of blueberry, currant bushes and fig tree, creating a verdant food forest around the house. Enjoy the serene brick patio, ideal for relaxing or entertaining, and the fully fenced yard, perfect for children or pets to play safely. The handsome storage shed holds endless possibilities — perhaps a future sauna conversion? This property is ready to become your private haven.

Upgrade list: Kitchen counter refinished and painting refreshed (2024); wood floors refinished (2023); new fencing (2023); HVAC serviced in (2023); new tub tile surround and Kohler fixtures (2022); solar-powered attic fan; garage conversion to a finished room with premium Marvin sliding glass door; new Bosch 800 18” luxury stainless steel dishwasher; Nest thermostat and Blink camera system; chimney built and repointed; new pex plumbing supply lines for bathroom and kitchen sink; re-plumbed front hose bib; brand new vapor barrier.

Enjoy easy access to all your shopping needs, including New Seasons, Fred Meyer, and the Woodlawn Farmer’s Market. You’ll also love the walkable proximity to coffee shops and eateries like Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry and P’s and Q’s. Take a short jaunt to Peninsula Park for community fun, BBQs, and the glorious Peninsula Park Rose Garden, home of the Mme. Caroline Testout rose, which earned Portland its nickname, the “City of Roses.”

Sophie Ragsdale

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR


Sophie delivers thoughtful strategy and a deep knowledge of the Portland Metropolitan market. If you are a first-time homebuyer, Sophie will be there every step of the way, educating you on the home buying process and, most importantly, crafting you a winning offer. If home buying and selling is old hat, she is an excellent collaborator, intrepid seeker of creative solutions, replete with information and resources, and constant calm in a given storm. Sophie uses both intuition and intelligence to skillfully negotiate any transaction to an effective end. She gets her clients what they need. Born and raised in Portland, Sophie is a 5th generation Oregonian with a lifelong passion for real estate. She loves the unique challenge of every transaction and the relationships she makes along the way. After graduating from Vassar College in NY State, she found herself enjoying the hustle of life in Brooklyn where she lived and worked for over a decade. In addition to real estate, Sophie has worked in journalism and as a social worker, specializing in assisting older adults in housing crisis. Sophie’s experience in person-centered services prepared her to provide clients with a grounded space during the potentially wild ride of home buying and selling. She supports her clients in seeing the big picture while staying focused on the task at hand. Her ability to think creatively gives her an advantage, whether it be problem-solving during the negotiation process or marketing a property for sale. But she's no pushover. Her two years in Brooklyn and Manhattan real estate at the Corcoran Group were especially formative in honing her transaction skills. Sophie is the perfect balance of East Coast determination and West Coast chill, with a huge appreciation for the significance of Home. The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome - Derek Walcott
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