Bright Ideas: Playing Under The Stairs

Over the years I’ve seen a number of smart ideas for utilizing unused space under open staircases. Google those very words and you’ll unearth numerous examples of clever designs to incorporate some functionality into an otherwise awkward nook. So while wandering around a no-stone-unturned bungalow remodel in Concordia, which unsurprisingly is already pending, I spotted…

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2839 NE Fremont

I won’t lie. I’ve had a mild disdain for Dutch Colonial Revivals ever since I got into real estate. For starters, living in a house that is based on the architectural identity of a barn doesn’t make me want to rush out and fill one with my belongings. The main reason though is I’m baffled…

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5641 SW Menefee

Back in 2007, when this 1959 custom-built barrel-vaulted home came on the market in the hills of Terwilliger Heights, I walked around the property hoping that whoever bought the property would give it the attention it so badly needed. It felt drab and depressing, despite it’s potential seemingly so easily within grasp. Thankfully the current…

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526 NW 13th Ave #7

When I got into real estate six years ago, the Pearl District was of course long a hot commodity, and I was initially quite intoxicated by the idea of condo-living. I was drawn to the simplicity of the spaces, the idea of a life that demanded less personal belongings, and a feeling of being in…

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3123 NE Dunckley

Quite simply, I love this house. I saw it last year when it was briefly on the market so when it popped up on tour again this week, I couldn’t resist a second look. It’s another plum example of thoughtfully integrating today’s design ideas with those from a century ago. I’ll just jump straight to…

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226 SW Florida Street

At first glance you’d look at this house on SW Florida and not feel terribly inclined to venture inside. That would be a mistake however, because while the exterior is unlikely to wow you, the interior will almost definitely catch your attention. Custom built in 2006, this contemporary has been carefully thought-through at the planning…

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5520 NE 22nd Ave

There’s nothing like a sunny morning and a feast of gardens in full spring bloom to make you forget we’ve had record rainfall last month (grrrr!). This lovely 1928 Craftsman Bungalow, in Concordia, came on the market just days ago and is sure to turn a few heads. It sits on the east side of…

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5947 NW Cornell Road

A busy week has meant this post has been delayed longer than I would have liked. However all good things come to those who wait, apparently, so hopefully I’ll be able to adequately articulate what a wonderful property this is on NW Cornell and hit ‘publish’ before it gets snapped up! It’s a rare day…

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