Cape Cod Charm in North Portland
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 my favorite listing takes us up to the northern neighborhood of Kenton. If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the Portland real estate market, you’ve probably caught on that Kenton is becoming a very desirable place to be, and it makes sense. There is a real community feel in this hood, as well as a park and small bustling downtown scene packed with local businesses. So, if you’ve been waiting to get into Kenton, this could be your chance!
Walking up to the Cape Cod home at 3144 N. Kilpatrick, I immediately notice how charming this house is, and how lush the landscaping is. Inside, the main level features a bedroom, living room, full bathroom, and a very, very stylish (and updated) kitchen and dining space. The kitchen and dining room are open to each other, and both are flooded with natural light from the massive bay window around the dining room table.
Heading out the door at the end of the kitchen, I journeyed into the backyard, which was even more lush than the front. This home has an oversized lot, and most of that is out here. There is plenty of space to entertain under the covered patio, garden in the multiple raised beds, and just explore the array of different types of foliage that make the whole yard feel like a tropical escape.
Back inside there are two more bedrooms and a half bath upstairs (plus another living space and bedroom in the basement). The upstairs is quaint and original with wood paneling, built-in features, and beamed and vaulted ceilings. There is also the perfect potential for some sweat equity up here if the buyer wanted to expand the bathroom and add a tub or shower.
If you’re not sold yet (you should be!) then you can rest easy knowing the roof, furnace, plumbing, and siding have all been recently replaced! Oh, and property taxes are under $3,000 per year!
My favorite part? That kitchen and dining room. When I first saw the listing online, it was the kitchen alone that pulled me to tour the home, and I’m so glad I did. If you’d like to tour it yourself, give me a call - I’d gladly go back in an instant.