This architecturally stuning 1909 Craftsman is truly a rare find in one of Portland's most walkable neighborhoods. A grand beauty that sits at the end of a dead-end street with parks on two sides. The lot is a nearly a quarter of an acre, completely landscaped with native plants, mature trees and quaint paved patios. Low maintenance landscaping and in-ground multi-zonal irrigation. It is fully fenced and private giving a sense of an escape within the city.
The spectacular entry leads to an expansive covered porch. Through the front door you enter a foyer with seating and are impressed with the high ceilings, gorgeous wood trim and accents, boxed beam ceilings, wood floors, wainscotting, pocket doors and built-ins. The beauty and grandeur of the home has been maintained while modern updates allow for maximum comfort and liveability.
On the main level is a large gourmet cooks kitchen and pantry equipped with top of the line stainless appliances and an entire wall with built-in cabinetry. It is an artistic blending of old and new. The side door off the kitchen flows to a large deck which overlooks the spectacular garden, making it a perfect space to entertain.
Also on the main level is the living room with wood burning fireplace surrounded by built-in bookshelves. It is separated from the formal dining room with pocket doors. You can feel the quality construction and charm from years past with the box-beamed ceilings and wainscotting. Just past the dining room is a bonus sitting area/music room.
On the second floor are three bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The large mastersuite includes a sitting area, walk-in closet; a vanity with double sinks and a walk-in shower with double shower heads. There is also a private balcony over looking the garden. The other two bedrooms are spacious and feature a window seats and a walk-in closets. Wood details and floors continue on this level.
The finished third level is a lovely 500 square foot space with gleaming harwood floors and windows on all sides which flood the room with light. It is a great space for a home office, kids playroom, personal yoga or art studio, or guest room. You will find another balcony off the third level as well.
The house has a large partially finished basement with concrete floor and windows. It has a separate entrance to the outside, which allows the potential for additional living space. It is attached to the one car garage. The lot is so large, an accessory dwelling unit could easily be built, creating an income source or multi-generational living.
The landscaping was thoughtfully designed to be easy to maintain with native plants. There is multi-zonal in-ground irrigation making watering a breeze. Custom stone patio and fencing, quaint paths and the mature trees creates the feeling you have left the hustle and bustle of the urban neighborhood and stepped into your own private oasis.
WIth this house, you get the best of both worlds -- a feeling a peace and serentity in your private home and yard but just a short walk to the amenities of this close-in SE Portland neighborhood. With a walkscore of 92, it is considered a "walkers paradise" where daily errands can be completed without a car. The Buckman neighborhood allows you to walk to grocery stores, bars, restaurants and cafes, yoga/wellness, City parks and tennis courts. Access public transit and be downtown in minues, or simply jump on your bike and take the bike-friendly route across the one of Portland's many bridges. To learn more about this quirky and eclectic neighborhood, click this link: https://portlandneighborhood.com/buckman