Cute Sabin Bungalow with Plenty to Offer
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 headed up to the Sabin neighborhood to check out the cutest little bungalow on NE 11th Avenue. Built in 1922, this 1,300 square foot house may not be huge, but it’s perfectly updated and is packed with style.
Located on a corner lot just four blocks from Irving Park (one of my favorite hangouts), this home features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a large backyard (with two raised garden beds and a deck), a large kitchen, a cute breakfast nook, and plenty of storage space in the basement.
The first thing I noticed when walking up the steps was how big and welcoming the front porch was. I was ready to pour myself a glass of wine and stay a while. But, since I had no wine, I kept moving inside.
The front room is expansive and bright and offers space for both a full-size dining table and living area. The floor is a beautifully natural oak, and the walls have the slightest tint of blue. Heading into the kitchen (which is a great size, especially for a smaller home) I found everything updated. They remodeled it with storage in mind and made really good use of the space, including the super adorable built-in breakfast booth in the corner.
The bedrooms are around the other side of the house, giving good separation from the kitchen. The master is bright and has enough space for a king bed. The second bedroom is small, but would make a perfect kids room or office. The floors in the bedrooms are douglas fir (LOVE these floors), which is common in this era of home (oak in the living areas, fir in the bedrooms).
My favorite part? Two things on this one. 1) I love how bright and airy the living/dining room feels. The front door and windows are gorgeous and I could really see myself enjoying this space a lot. 2) The breakfast booth in the kitchen. This is such a great use of space and I could picture myself drinking coffee and checking emails there in the morning, and friends hanging out there while entertaining and cooking in the evening.