Portland, Oregon is known for its plethora of craftsman homes.
Like this jewel…
Built in 1923, this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is listed for sale at $749,900.
The classic bungalow is located in the famed Laurelhurst neighborhood, a planned subdivision dating back to 1909 when the layout and look were guided by the national City Beautiful movement that encouraged homes to be centered around a public park.
Often these homes had large, gracious porches open to the sidewalks and tree-lined streets.
This home is no exception.
Inside, you are greeted with warm hardwood floors, an original fireplace, and several built-ins.
The light blue and white living area are not the traditional earthy tones that you see in craftsman homes. And certainly, the painted brick and painted woodwork will earn the ire of true craftsman enthusiasts.
BUT, the color palette is calming and serene, so House Crazy Sarah is not complaining… too much.
Plus, the original wood floors are impeccable!
Ok, it is a little odd to see so much white paint in a craftsman. No doubt the intention was to make the interior less heavy and dark.
The kitchen is very light and bright as well. It’s hard to tell if the cabinetry is original, but the windows and doors appear to be.
Look at the delightful first-floor bedroom:
The lone bathroom has been remodeled but the end result is quite charming.
At the top of the stairs, there is one of those awkward spaces that the owners have made good use of by displaying an antique trunk.
The curved and sloped ceilings on the second floor are wonderful.
On the back porch: a tidy and compact laundry area.
The landscaped backyard is lush and beckoning.
Is it true that it rains a lot in Portland?
Who cares when your yard looks this good!