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Agent Andy's House of the Week: 2760 SW Garden View Ave.

Southwest PDX Midcentury Charm

In this series, Urban Nest's very own Agent Andy Barlow shares his favorite Portland home of the week. See stunning properties from all across town and pick up valuable insight from one of Portland's most discerning real estate professionals.  

It’s no doubt that midcentury design and architecture has made a comeback over the last couple of years, and Portland is no stranger to having some very well known midcentury homes (if you follow Dwell Magazine you know what I’m talking about). For those in Portland on the hunt for one of these gems you probably also know they are hard to come by and you typically have to travel outside the central city to find them, like SW or far NE. 

This week a new one popped on the market in Cedar Hills (just 10 minutes from downtown) and I, personally, fell in love at first sight. Stepping in through the front door (which in itself is amazing), you look directly through the house and out a wall of windows with views of the hills. It pretty much stopped me in my tracks. The living room fireplace (one of three) is pristine and would make any midcentury fan swoon.

Jim Arnal, the listing agent, says the place was “a time capsule” when the seller’s bought it two years ago. It’s obvious they knew what they were doing when they remodeled it. The entire house is immaculate while maintaining all the characteristics of the day it was built.

The home rests on a third of an acre, and despite being on somewhat of a corner lot, the outside seems sprawling and private. The surrounding homes sit on similar sized lots and most are also ranches. Arnal says these hills “have some of the best built homes in Portland.”

My favorite part? Hard to choose, but probably the fireplace in the dining nook right off the kitchen. I could enjoy my coffee there any morning. 

Take a look at the full listing here.


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