One of a kind. The phrase is overused and yet it’s telling.
A dwelling can be unique because an architect created original plans based on the site and owners’ taste. Or a home can stand out because it’s a novelty.
Portland has enough unusual abodes, from a retrofitted plane, floating mansion and faux castle, to warrant a Weird Homes Tour.
In this week’s real estate gallery, however, we look at residential properties on the market that represent the high-end of one of a kind.
937 N.W. Glisan St. #1630, a contemporary penthouse in Portland’s Pearl District, has an impressive provenance: The 937 Condos tower was designed by Holst Architecture and earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum award, the highest rating, after it was completed in 2008.
The penthouse, listed for sale at $2,995,000, was designed by BORA Architecture and Interiors and renovated by Green Gables Design and Restoration to take advantage of south, west and north views through floor-to-ceiling windows and from a large garden terrace.
There is a blackened steel fireplace, custom lighting and kitchen cabinetry, Carrara marble counters and backsplash, a family room with custom built-in cabinets, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,515 square feet of living space.
“Modern function and sustainability. Daily concierge service. One of a kind,” says listing agent Andrew Pienovi with Brian Pienovi of Windermere Realty Trust.
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4131 S.W. Downs View Court in Portland’s Southwest Hills area is listed at $1.2 million.
The daylight-ranch house, built in 1971 on 0.42 acres, has hardwood floors in the entry and great room, a gas fireplace in the living room and great room, a wood-burning fireplace in the family room, a study with built-in shelves, large office, five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 5,204 square feet of living space.
A deck was added in 2018. There is also a hobby studio and shop plus low-maintenance landscaping and a neighborhood pool.
“Custom home, one of a kind, very well built and lovingly cared for by the original owners,” says listing agent Loyce Hutchinson of Windermere West.
6210 S.W. Thomas St. in Portland’s Bridlemile neighborhood is listed at $2,850,000.
The midcentury modern home, built in 1965 on 1.79 acres, and updated by Brandenburg Studios Design, has walls of windows, two offices, five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,730 square feet of living space. A guest suite is on the lower level.
For outdoor entertaining, the property has a custom pavilion, swimming pool, hot tub, landscaped grounds and exterior lighting.
“Modern. Sleek. Architecturally Stunning. This Southwest Hills estate is situated on one of Portland’s most coveted and private streets. .. and is primarily a gracious one level,” says listing agent Kendall Bergstrom-Delancellotti with Elizabeth Lesh of Hasson Company.
21000 N.W. Logie Trail Road in Portland’s Skyline Ridge area is listed at $1,650,000.
The architecturally designed contemporary house, built in 1990 on 37.7 acres, has rare hardwood, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 4,150 square feet of living space.
There are more than a half mile of walking and running trails as seen in the marketing video.
“La Vista Encantada (”the Enchanted View”) is nestled into forestland with spectacular views of four mountains, three rivers and the verdant fields and sparkling lakes of Sauvie Island,” says listing agent Patty Schmitz-Thursam of John L. Scott Market Center. “No other like it!”
17317 N.W. Pumpkin Ridge Road in Portland’s North Plains is listed at $1,879,000.
The Craftsman-style home, designed by Rod Graham of GEN Architects and built in 1997 on 40.42 acres, has a great room that opens to a screened-in porch, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 5,375 square feet of living space.
The privacy-providing acreage has an expansive view of the valley and coast range. There are multiple outbuildings for animals and hobbies.
“This exquisite residence has the perfect blend of grand style and warm living areas,” says listing agent Clint Currin of RE/MAX Equity Group.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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