Stunning All-White Abode in SE
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.
Okay, so, I know every week I write about falling in love with the house I choose, and I’m never lying about loving all of these houses, but I might have actually found my favorite house yet this week. This is the kind of house that when you walk in the door you instantly know it’s the one, and if I had the resources available to me, this definitely would be mine. Nestled just one block away from Mt. Tabor, the darling all-white house at 930 SE 69th Avenue offers you all the location and style you could every ask for.
This three bedroom/one bathroom Capecod has been completely updated, and walking through the home I was shocked at the level of detail that the seller’s put into every nook and cranny. Every single room in the home is painted a crisp white and has been styled perfectly. The hexagon tiles on the kitchen and bathroom floors, as well as the fireplace surround, made me swoon as I entered each room. The kitchen is modern with open shelving, concrete countertops, white cabinets, white subway tile backsplash, and gold hardware. It’s like all my own personal design dreams came true in this home.
None of the rooms are overly large, but the house is so bright and airy (thanks to that white paint) that it feels much more spacious than the 1400 square feet would seem (plus about 900 in the basement). Upstairs the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with wood beams, making each room feel cozy and retreat-like.
The listing agent, Kevin Caplener, told me that when the seller’s bought the house back in 2012 it was “untouched” and like “grandma’s cottage” and looking back at these photos you can see just how much work was put in to restoring this place. (See some of the before photos below).
My favorite part? The transformation! Just look at these before and after pictures! I can tell you now that this place will not sit on the market for long - so if you are interested I highly recommend contacting me for a tour or checking it out this weekend during its open house. Don’t let this one slip away!