2529 NE 7th Ave – Portland OR 97212 {Irvington]
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,396 SF | Price: $489,000

Old-Pdx style Irvington home with a great blend of vintage charm and new amenities. Natural wood moldings, extensive hardwoods and great built-ins. Newer kitchen with large pantry, granite counters, cook-island, double sink and lots of natural light. Finished basement with family room, guest suite and utility closet. Elevated from the street with an inviting front porch, this home is move in ready.
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Modern Irvington Luxury

Modern luxury with comfort and timeless style. Great street and location with proximity to parks, shopping and schools, this home is all you need to carve out the perfect Irvington lifestyle. Thoughtfully considered layout with gracious sized rooms and spaces this home gets it exactly right for both easy living and entertaining. The oversized kitchen includes a huge island and eat-in area, Viking six burner stove, twin Asko dishwashers all with beautiful details and finishes. Four stories of light filled spaces finished with durable, luxurious materials – featuring a spa like master suite with dual walk-in closets, third floor bonus space, a finished basement with media room and a covered outdoor patio with fireplace. A “zen” like low maintenance back yard, water feature and raised beds complete this home into the perfect Irvington residence.

Offered at $1,090,000 | ML#52172912
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An Eco-Inspiration For The Modern Dweller

The History

This home was once a 1910 Bungalow that was deconstructed piece by piece, reclaimed and transformed this corner lot into an eco-conscious home for today’s lifestyle. A perfect blend of reclaimed and new materials combined to create sustainable living in this one of a kind modern home.

Features of this home

From the moment you walk into this home you know this is something special. Huge energy efficient windows glazed with additional protective coating let the sunlight in while the white walls create a feeling of pure airiness. On the main level the old Doug Fir floors were re-installed and refinished.

There is an open gourmet kitchen fit for a home chef with a Wolf range, 1200 BTU hood and Asco dishwasher The eat-at-bar is 100 year old reclaimed wood. The concrete countertops and metal cabinets introduce an hint of industrial sturdiness which is all tied together cohesively by exposed heating ducts throughout the house.

Walk up the stairs and you’ll find yourself in the “happy space” – a vaulted light and bright bonus space where light floods in and the Raise fireplace envelops you in warmth. The wood floors are reclaimed from an old racquetball court downtown and the black doors were retrofitted from the old bungalow to be reused.

Many custom built-ins have been added throughout the house – some stark and modern with lacquered finishes and some carefully chosen repurposed materials such as the barn doors for the kitchen pantry and reclaimed shelves.

The basement is partially finished with a rubber floor made from recycled tires, a laundry area and loads of storage space.

Thought was given to the design of this house for versatile and easy living – from the separation of the four bedrooms and three baths layout to the communal spaces that bring everyone together to the transition of spaces from indoor to outdoor living.

Exterior, Garden and Work Space

A zen like private garden is anchored by a 100 year old shade tree and dotted with native plants & shrubs, raised beds, herb garden, blueberries, fig and apple trees. Poured concrete and Cumara EPA FSC wood deck make this low maintenance space great for entertaining or relaxing after a long day. On the northeast corner of the property sits a “creative inspiration space” – a ten foot by 10 foot studio with large full light glass door and electricity.

About the neighborhood

Alberta Arts: an urban, local’s paradise with new eateries, cafes and boutiques spouting up on what seems like a daily basis this neighborhood is trending HOT! A high Walk-Score of 85 is ideal for those looking for a neighborhood where amenities are almost your door step.

$565,000 | 2,700 SF | 4 Bedrooms + 3 Baths | ML#12339718 | 5276 NE 26th Ave, Portland OR 

Check out more information about this home at  or give us a call at 503.477.0759. Thank you ~ Ruth Price, Dana & Gary Griggs

MARKET UPDATE: February 2012

RMLS of Portland Market Action Report February 2012

February Residential Highlights
“While there were fewer active and new listings on the market, sales activity in Metro Portland showed an improvement in both pending and closed sales in February 2012. Also notable in February was a decrease in inventory, down from 7.0 last month and the lowest February inventory since 2007. Closed Sales were up 17.5% in February 2012 compared to February 2011. Pending sales grew 32.5%, and new listings dropped 13.6%. Comparing the previous month of January 2012 with February 2012, closed sales grew from 1,224 to 1,262 (3.1%). Pending sales also increased from 1,823 to 2,109 (15.7%). New listings dropped from 2,613 to 2,492 (-4.6%).
Sale Prices
“Average sale price for February 2012 rose 4.3% compared to February 2011. Median sale price fell 1.3%. Month to month, comparing January 2012 to February 2012, average sale price went up from $249,100 to $255,100 (2.4%) and the median sale price rose from $207,500 to $211,000 (1.7%).”

To view the full RMLS Market Action Report For February 2012 – Click Here

If you’d like to find out more about the Portland real estate market on market conditions in your neighborhood please contact me at 503.477.0759 or browse my website at
Thank you for visiting –
Ruth Price

Atomic-Era Style In SW Portland

Ditch the crowds and postage stamp size lots and come see this unspoiled mid-century ranch that hides on an elevated, private lot with mature vegetation. Awaken your inner designer to transform this home into the mid-century gem of your dreams or live it up in vintage atomic-age style – it’s your choice. Floor to ceiling windows welcome you into the living space that is flanked by an architectural brick wall and a wood fireplace. Designed for livability and function with the living room and kitchen at the center and the family room and sleeping quarters on each side. A large aggregate outdoor patio overlooking the back yard provides a place to unwind and dine alfresco. 

This is Ash Creek – a diverse SW Portland neighborhood, just about 7 miles from downtown and minutes to shopping, parks, transportation and amenities.

If you’d like more information about this house give us a call at 503.793.0782 or visit

January 2012 Residential Highlights

“The year has started off on a positive note. Sales activity in the Portland metro area continued to show improvement in closed and pending sales when comparing this January to the same month a year ago. Closed sales experienced a 18.3% increase, posting the highest numbers for January since 2007. Pending sales saw growth of 22.4% in the same comparison. Market time also improved, decreasing from 160 to 136 days. There were 16.5% fewer newly listed residential properties. The combination of higher sales and fewer new listings helped to create a much lower listing inventory for this season than seen in the previous two years. At January’s rate of sales, the active listing count of 8,514 would be exhausted in only 7.0 months.” [RMLS Market Action Report – Click here for full report]

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We love all homes, after all that’s what we – do but we’re not going to lie. We have a special love for modern homes. And what’s there not to love? They could be: a breath of fresh air in an old historic neighborhood, a great example of simplicity with clean lines and sleek finishes, a feeling of calmness evoked by the zen like gardens and outdoor spaces. We’ve been fortunate to represent our clients in transactions involving amazing modern homes, so in honor of Valentine’s day, for inspiration (or motivation) we thought we’d share some of our favorites homes we’ve represented recently.

If modern is your taste our team can help you scout for the perfect house or help you visualize how an ordinary house can be transformed into the modern home of your dreams. Contact us at 503.497.5328 to find out more.
Love – Ruth, Dana & Gary  

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