NEW: A Designer’s Digs In Irvington

2331 NE Knott St – Portland OR 97212 | $995,000 |

A total architectural stunner with impeccable style and a generous helping of historic charm right smack in the heart of Irvington. This home occupies a central corner in this picturesque historic neighborhood, but step inside and you will find great privacy both indoors and in it’s exterior living space.  A designer’s digs – this home feels like it has been ripped out of the pages of a magazine. A dramatic renovation launched this home into a new era while at the same time honoring it’s historic past. The brilliant design illustrates that it’s possible to achieve a “now” residence while retaining the feel of the era by blending original period details with sophisticated modern luxuries – all with smashing success.

From the moment you step into the entry you know you’ve arrived into something special. Warm Craftsman details and hardwood floors welcome you while the lavish wall treatments peek your curiosity to explore further.

The main living space unfolds to a light filled living room with built-in sitting benches and a cozy fireplace, a dining room with original natural woodwork, built-ins and dramatic designer wall treatment. Walk through the swinging door and an oversized, well-appointed eat-in kitchen awaits complete with island, marble counters, distinctive lighting, cabinets and hardware. A half bath with original accents completes the main level.

Head upstairs and you will find essentials such as: a true master suite with a suave bathroom complete with tile shower, marble counters, tile floors and a Juliette balcony. A large landing area leads to three additional bedrooms, one with a wood fireplace, and a full bath with claw foot tub. The third floor living space offers a large bonus room, storage closets, a guest bedroom and a full bath.

A full, unfinished basement has the potential for additional finished living space. The exterior grounds are fully fenced with two side yards featuring a paver patio with a water feature and covered outdoor living space.

No expense spared and truly a delight to tour.
To find out more about this property contact our team: Ruth, Dana or Gary at 503.497-5328
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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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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

NEW: North Tabor Cutie!

Cute, clean, remodeled and move-in ready – this ranch is a perfect down-sizer, first home, condo alternative or rental. Featuring: two bedrooms, one bath, a large eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances & lots of natural light, living room with a wood burning fireplace and an over-sized attached two car garage. This single level home sits on a large lot (7,050 SF) in the “hot” North Tabor neighborhood – conveniently located to nearby amenities, parks and public transportation.
225 NE 67th Ave – Portland, OR 97213 | MLS #12462938 | $239,000

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We look forward to connecting with you!
Thank you – Ruth Price, Dana & Gary Griggs

To find out more about this property visit our website at: or give us a call at 503.477.0759

Support The Irvington School Auction 2012

NEW: HIP Modern Condo

Take a look…. This condo is located on the edge of the coveted Irvington Neighborhood near great schools, shopping, and restaurants. Luxury finishes, attached oversized garage, two master suites – this is a 10! Additional pictures are available on my website.

Location: 628 NE Knott St, Portland OR 97212

Price: $299,900

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March 2009 – Real Estate Market Stats – Portland Oregon


March 2009 – Residential Home Snapshots    
Portland Neighborhood Average Sales Price This Month YTD Average Sales Price Total Days on Market % Change in Value * 
North Portland $216,600 $232,000 114 -2.00%
NE Portland $290,000 $296,000 130 -2.00%
SE Portland $237,400 $239,000 149 -5.10%
West Portland $522,900 $462,700 179 -1.70%
* % Change is based on a comparison of the rolling average sale price for the last 12 months with 12 months before

Portland Metro Area total months of inventory 12.00

City Of Portland total months of inventory 10.85

All Stats Provided by RMLS (Market Action Report – March 2009)

To view the complete report available please click on the link below.

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Contact Ruth Price – broker with the Hasson Co. Realtors – for more information about the market, to find out your home’s value or with questions.

503.802.8845 or

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