Respect for ideals and selfless sacrifice is the essence of a Colonial. Now, once more, the house pays tribute to the progressive visionaries, and shoeless soldiers in the snow, who dared to risk everything to create a better way. Rejuvenated, this house once again evokes the American revolutionary dream of a nation where democracy triumphs over tyranny; where religion no longer oppresses; where liberty, justice and equality extend further than the world has ever seen before. The colonial is a reminder of our beginnings and the beacon of hope we can be to the world and in our own community, when we recall the idealism in which our great experiment began.
Sitting on a big lot up by the Oregon Zoo near the connected Parks and Rose Garden, this is the house in the spot that Portlanders identify with respectability. Yet somehow, this house was singled out for disrespect and neglect.
A Diamond in the Rough: When we found the Fairview house, it faced demolition and was in an unrecognizable state of disrepair.
Though overgrown and in a sorry state, we immediately saw the potential for what this property could become: a timeless colonial centerpiece.
In turbulent times, returning this icon of respectability from a house in an unrecognizable state of disrepair to a reflection of our roots creates a stabilizing factor: the house becomes a bulwark of hope and beauty when the community is most in need. And though we have completed 1,000 homes and have a Portland-famous style, we are back to school to study Colonial homes, to synthesize the best of new design with the spirit of Portland’s bedrock history of hard-working individualism as embodied in the American Ideal of Colonial clean-lined, straight-laced symmetry.
Witness 2 years’ worth of loving attention and over 1 million of labor and materials:
Featuring: 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 offices, 2,960 SF of light-filled open floor plan, large eat-in kitchen, fireplaces in nook, living room, and entertainment room, a basement kitchenette, ground floor bed and bath for stair-free in-law space, two furnaces, two AC units, giant 833 SF garage, huge decks on front and back, oversized 6,900 SF lot, views, and a delightful artist’s retreat outbuilding!
The buyer of this house will also have the rare inside opportunity to buy the property next door! Another oversized, buildable lot, at over 7,000 SF. Build an in-law or guest house, or a full-sun garden or sport court, etc.
Check out our Zillow listing here.