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Agent Andy's House of the Week: 4524 SW Fairview Blvd

3 Bedroom Mid Century Home in South West

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.  


This week we are going Mid Century. Some of you may remember my very first HOTW post about a gorgeous Mid Century in SW that was just about 10 minutes from downtown. You may also remember how excited I was to find one so close in. So, imagine how exciting it was to find this week’s beauty just FIVE minutes from downtown! 4524 SW Fairview was an instant and obvious choice for my favorite listing this week. It’s also no doubt that this place is already pending. 

Recently renovated and brought back to its glory by Jewel Box Homes, this 2,741 sq. ft home boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on nearly a quarter of an acre. Every surface has been touched and no details were missed. “Our architect and interior designer partnered to redesign [the] spaces to fit today’s living style while maintaining the original Mid Century Modern design aesthetic,” Jewel Box’s website says. And let me say, they really pulled it off. 

The first room I walked into was the kitchen. With custom walnut cabinets (always a great choice), period hardware, a wall of windows, and some very cool tile, this kitchen is my actual dream.  And the built-in bench - perfection!

The rest of the house doesn’t disappoint either. A few noteworthy wow-moments include the floor-to-ceiling windows and fireplace, the fir-clad vaulted ceilings, and the stunningly large and airy master bathroom. 

“We have endeavored to coordinate, but not match, lighting, hardware, and exterior finishes, as was the case with the original Mid Century Modern home,” Jewel Box says. “Some are more whimsical than others, but all play well together with the others to help make the entire home feel simple but elegant, and fun to live in.”

My favorite part? The home’s story. It was built by the original owner (a contractor) in 1949 and housed his family until 2016. And now, 68 years later, it has been reimagined and brought back to life, and, it will soon be the stylish new home for another family for many decades to come. Also, the kitchen, I really loved that kitchen. 

Take a look at the full listing here.

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