House Numbers – May Home Sales in Portland


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Posted by on June 30, 2015 in House Numbers



Home Truths

This month Home Truths visits with Zoe van Baaren, an interior and exterior designer, who has a passion for making spaces look magnificent.

What’s your nine to five?
In true Portland fashion I wear many hats. The general theme of my work is anything that involves the beautification of home and garden. However, for the record my card reads, Interior decorator, farmer florist, and landscape gardener.

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In terms of interior design, what has inspired you recently?
Eclectic layering of color and pattern. Throwing out the rule book and surrounding yourself with everything you love. You can always find a way to marry all the odds and ends.
Knowing your house, this might be tricky narrowing it down to one, but what’s your favorite room and why?
Wow that is a tricky one. I think I will go with the conservatory. I adore the wallpaper, the light, the views. It is like sitting in a glass green house.  You can see the enormous evergreen trees, the wide open sky and, glimpses of the garden with the very English stonewalls within.
What one thing have you done to your home in the last year, that makes you happy every time you walk through the door?
Well, I have made a recent purchase from this wonderful antique shop in town, Bernadette Breu. It is a pair of 4ft-tall flamingo sculptures. They are make of folded banana leaves and wire. They are painted copper and truly are a work of art. I pet them and visit them everyday! Pure joy!
Summer is here. What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?
The garden, the garden, the garden. I have 63 rose bushes that are blooming all at once.  The foxgloves and delphiniums are shooting up through them all, it is a site to behold. My cut flower seeds are growing at a fast clip, promising to be a sea of color. The dahlia beds will be a bounty this year. This was the first year I was able to divide the tubers. Now I have twice as many as last year! Some ladies collect shoes but I collect plants and I don’t see myself stopping. Perhaps Myles should start looking for a bigger property for us!

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House Numbers – April Home Sales in Portland



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New Listing: 1204 SE 51st Ave


1204 SE 51st Ave, Portland OR 97215

ML# 15426032

Priced at $460,000 – This listing is currently pending

3 Bedroom

2 Bathroom

Sqft: 2700

Taxes: $4,208.36

Schools: Glencoe, Mt Tabor, Franklin

Built in 1908, this house maintains original charm, while boasting many mechanical updates. The location is perfect for those who like to bike or walk to great restaurants, shops, etc. 2 bedrooms on the main floor with an additional bedroom and full bath upstairs. The basement is unfinished and awaits your buyer’s finishing touch.

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Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized


New Listing: 4337 NE 23rd Ave


4337 NE 23rd Ave, Portland OR 97211

ML# 15117051

Priced at $389,000 – SOLD for $454,764!

2 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Sqft: 1633

Taxes: $3,457.95

Schools: Sabin, Beaumont, Grant

Splendid, fully-updated Alameda/Alberta bungalow. Hardwoods throughout the main level. Fabulous remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Silestone countertops. Custom-built eating area with leather bench seating.Entertainer’s back deck (Ipe) flows out to large yard ready for your green fingers. Two-sided garage offers studio, shop, storage options. Add in the great schools & this is the complete package.

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Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Uncategorized


New Listing: 7941 SE 36th Ave

7941 SE 36th Ave - Portland - 03

7941 SE 36th Ave, Portland OR 97202

ML# 15041431

Priced at $679,000 – SOLD for $705,000!

4 Bedroom

2.1 Bathroom

Sqft: 2656

Taxes: $8,841.68

Schools: Duniway, Cleveland

Fabulous Cape Cod on beautiful tree-lined Eastmoreland street. New gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and quartz counters. Living and dining rooms with hardwoods & built-ins. Beautiful fully-permitted basement remodel with contemporary flare. Includes a spacious family room, fourth bedroom & second full bathroom. Fully-landscaped yard with deck and patio off the kitchen. Perfect for outdoor entertaining. Raised-bed vegetable garden.

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Posted by on April 9, 2015 in SE Portland Homes


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House Numbers – February Home Sales in Portland


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Posted by on April 6, 2015 in House Numbers


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