11841 SW 23rd Ave • Portland, OR 97219 VISIT THIS HOME’S WEBSITE AT: 11841sw23rdAve.mhom.es/?u=1
$699,000 mls# 13208385 listing detail 1911 FARMHOUSE ON 3/4 ACRE While the front porch is an inviting portal, the backdoor is the true magnet, for it leads to the home’s heart, its spacious country kitchen. This magnificent home retains much of its original personality but has been updated by stewards respectful of its era. Besides the country kitchen, the main floor includes an intimate living room, formal dining room, mudroom and a half-bath. An attractive open staircase leads to the second floor where there are two large, sun filled bedrooms and a full bath.The master bedroom and bath are another level up. The home’s basement, also remodeled offers an inviting, flexible space. The gorgeous 3/4 acre, completely level lot feels more rural than urban but it’s just 15 minutes from Portland’s vibrant city center.
residence Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Year Built: Square Feet: Lot:
3 3.5 1911 2,542 3/4 Acre
EXTRA FEATURES • Spacious, remodeled country kitchen. Hardwoods, 2 sinks • Family room & office • Master suite • Hardwood floors, main • Separate shop • Elementary school 3 blocks away
schools Elementary: Stephenson Middle: Jackson High School: Wilson Buyer to verify.
taxes Property Taxes: $4,252
11841 sw 23rd ave portland, or 97219
Exterior Discover here a distinctive, precious and rare property. It’s amazing such a place has survived in Portland’s increasingly dense environment. The yard here is over 3/4 acres in size. That’s 32,670 square feet or 6 1/2 standard urban lots in Portland. Just imagine that! There’s room for a garden, some chickens, dogs, bocce ball and croquet. Want a little tractor? A boat or a fleet of kayaks? How about an RV? There’s room left over for storing your favorite toys, too. For the artist or tinkerer, there’s a shop/studio. In a previous incarnation, it was a garage and could easily be converted back. The front porch is the perfect place for the day’s first cup of coffee or a quiet evening meal at the day’s end. For those times when you want to just hang out, tie a hammock between the two perfectly spaced trees in the front yard. Ahhh...
porch and yard The east-facing porch is truly a three season extra living area. It overlooks the huge front lawn area thatâ€™s bordered on one side by an expansive vegetable garden and flower beds. With wide open eastern and southern exposure, plants thrive here.
Shop/studio Tucked onto the back of the lot, there’s an inviting little structure. Once upon a time, back when such buildings were used solely for parking cars, this was a garage. Now it’s a shop but a few years back, it functioned as an artist’s studio. It’s actually a quite charming little space with multi-paned windows on one side and a leaded glass window on another.
kitchen details • Spacious, newly remodeled kitchen • Gas range • 2 sinks, one on each side • Pantry • Expansive granite counters • New, golden hardwood floors • Updated lighting • Adjacent to a half-bath and the fairly mudless mud room. Flooring here is newly installed modern linoleum.
Country kitchen, It’s this home’s heart When this home was built, kitchens functioned as the undisputed heart of any respectable farmhouse. Although this one has been fully updated and remodeled, it’s still where family and friends choose to gather.
Living Room Sunlight flows in from three sides of the delightful, east facing living room. On the fourth side is the fireplace (gas) and floor to ceiling built-ins. Adjacent to yet separate from the living room is the formal dining room. The warm, neutral wall colors are a perfect foreground for the scenes offered by the entry porch and front yard.
Dining Room Located just off the kitchen is the formal dining room. Windows on two of its sides frame lush green views of the side and back yard areas.
Bedroom Pictured here is one of the two second floor bedrooms, this one located in the northwest corner of the home. The child (now young adult) who once called this room her own loved awakening each morning in her bed embraced by these windows. Besides the wonderful light and tree-top views this bedroom offers in a large walk-in closet.
Bedroom Hereâ€™s the other second floor bedroom. Itâ€™s at the front of the house above the living room and like the lower room, it too, is wonderfully bathed in natural light. Now, it serves as an office and studio for the empty-nester artist.
hall bathroom In the second floor hallway is a fully updated bathroom. Its new linoleumlike flooring softly accents the bright white of the wainscoting, woodwork and fixtures.
master bath Located in the master suite between the bedroom and the walk-in closet, the master bath is a delightful fusion of classical and whimsical elements. Natural wood contrasts beautifully with the tiled floor and walls, all softly kissed with light flowing in through the north facing skylight.
Master suite Once an attic...or perhaps the box room, the third floor is now the master suite. There are elements consistent with the homeâ€™s era but here the space seamlessly blends a bit of the contemporary. The bathroom and walk-in closet are welcome elements of our modern life expectations. East facing skylights at the foot of the bed offer a spectacular view to the east.
Family room, office...Or fourth bedroom Yes, it’s a basement but doesn’t feel that way. The light colors, large windows and recessed lighting create a space that’s comfortable and inviting. Adjacent to the area that’s now used as an office is a full bath and a door that leads directly to the backyard.
lower level Pictured above is the area now used as an office but once functioned as a guest bedroom. Whether as a bedroom or an office, it works perfectly with its nearby bathroom and door to the outside.
Neighborhood Above is a photo of the playground of Stephenson Elementary, a highly rated school just one-tenth mile from the home. In drive time, thatâ€™s 23 Google-seconds. And below is a picture of the friendliest of the four cows that live in a field just behind the school grounds. Yes, cattle within the city limits of Portland. Imagine that! (In truth, I think at least one of these school neighbors is a bull rather than an actual milk-producing cow.)
nearby parks and trails Forests are wonderful places to discover the magic of light as it filters through the trees and plays with the textures quilting the floor. Within five minutes of the home are two forested sanctuaries, Tryon Creek State Park and Marshall Park. Between them, discover nearly 1000 acres of forestland dissected by creeks and trails. And there are other nearby inviting trails worth exploring. One is the 8 mile trail system that winds through the Mountain Park community, less natural than those at Tryon Creek and Marshall Park but still great places for wandering.
BARBUR WORLD FOODS I love the selection at Barbur World Foods but my favorite thing about this magnificent grocery store is the diverse sensory stimulation it offers: sounds, tastes, smells, sights and textures. Discover here goods from all over the globe with a special emphasis on those from the Middle East, India, East Africa an Europe. Besides ethnic foods, spices and ingredients, Barbur World Foods offers Painted Hills beef, a wonderful and interesting selection of produce, mouth-watering deli food and a huge wine selection. Shoppers from throughout the metro area flock here to shop but this great store is just a 6 minute drive from the home.
DRIVE TIME AND DISTANCES FROM HOME TO: • Stephenson Elementary School: 23 seconds, .1 mile • Jackson Middle School: 3 minutes, 1.2 miles • Wilson High School: 11 minutes, 3.8 miles • Oregon Health Sciences University: 18 minutes, 6.5 miles • Lewis & Clark College: 7 minutes, 2.5 miles • Portland Community College, Sylvania: 8 minutes, 2.1 miles • Portland City Center (Pioneer Courthouse Square): 16 minutes, 8.1 miles • Capitol Hill Library: 6 minutes, 1.8 miles • Lake Oswego City Center (Millennium Plaza): 12 minutes, 4.8 miles • Lake Oswego Library: 12 minutes, 4.6 miles Barbur World Foods: 6 minutes, 2 miles New Seasons Market, Mountain Park: 5 minutes, 1.9 miles Tryon Creek State Park: 3 minutes, 1 mile Marshall Park (Boones Ferry Rd entrance): 4 minutes, 1.3 miles Mountain Park trail system: 6 minutes, .9 miles Barbur Transit Center: Interstate 5 northbound at Capitol Highway: 5 minutes, 1.8 miles Interstate 5 southbound at Capitol Highway: 7 minutes, 2 miles
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