Period-Perfect Pick of the Week - Vintage Homes from 1920-1970:
Knowing that some of you revel in untouched vintage homes, whether they be cape cods, ranchelows, or neo-colonials, I've designated a page just for you! These homes will be mostly un-compromised vintage beauties. They may have been remodeled in the past - say a 50's kitchen or paneled attic in a 30's tudor, but they will be cute, cute, cute!! Note: THESE ARE NOT MY LISTINGS - JUST INCREDIBLE ARCHITECURE that I've HANDPICKED FOR YOU!! Call me and I can show them to you!
Check out my walking blog that shows pics/details of the best/most unusual houses of many Portland neighborhoods: Portland-By-Foot
Adorable storybook in coveted Bridlemile. This home was the 'Builder's Model' and has original knotty pine paneling (some painted white..restorable?) throughout. Full wall windows, and full wall brick fireplace. Gently remodeled kitchen and baths. Cute diamond mullioned windows and board and batten cedar siding. Nice .31 acre lot. Listed by Kathleen MacNaughton, Realty Trust.
Country living in the city! 2.51 acres between Columbia Blvd and Marine Drive, on the Riverside Golf Course. Fantastic original MCM with vaulted beamed ceilings, amazing corner-wall roman brick fireplace, pristine vintage kitchen and baths with original lighting, fixtures, and tile. This is a rare stunner and great opportunity for elbow room in the city. Listed by: Eric Hagstette, Meadows Group.
Rare mostly original 70's Rummer. Vaulted beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, original paneling, vintage lighting, etc. These are the forced-air vented style w/ crawlspace, not radiant floor heat. Great way to get a vintage Rummer and gently restore! Listed by Rick Sadle, Keller Williams.
Incredibly RARE Ladd's Addition period-perfect, vintage intact home! Pristine pink kitchen with original tile, original coved marmoleum with inlay, a refrigerator nook, and vintage stove! Original baths with pink tile and inset tub. Coved ceilings and gleaming hardwoods in trendy, close-in, Ladd's Addition.. I wonder what the basement looks like! Oh the treasures that could be! Listed by Frank Whiting.
09/26/12: 1938 Woodlawn English Tudor (NE, Highland Park Tract). 3 beds, 1 bath, 2552 sft. $339,900.
Situated on the treelined boulevard that is Ainsworth, this is a rare time-warp find. Original coved ceilings and hardwoods, but the rest is remodeled in the 40's, 50's and even maybe the 60's. 50's style rumpus room with fireplace and bar. Finished attic with plywood paneling. Late 60's kitchen. WOW! Listed by Thomas Cale, John L. Scott.
Fantastic original MCM. Vaulted beamed ceilings, original paneling and built ins, vintage kitchen with eat-in nook. Full daylight basement with knotty pine paneling, fireplace, large .20 acre lot with huge deck and territorial views.
Classic Argay all the way! Fantastic standard hipped roof ranch. Vintage kitchen with original cabinetry, and pink wall oven & stove top! Full daylight basement with wetbar, fireplace, AND original shuffleboard inlay in the VCT floor! Large .18 acre lot. TOO COOL. This is why we love ARGAY!
Fantastic architectural mid-mod on the Golfcourse's 15th green! Almost completely OG - newer kitchen remod. Vaulted beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, flagstone gas fireplaces, amazing original paneling, built-ins and curio cases, full finished basement with bookematched paneling and drop ceiling. On a large .26 acres in NE Pdx! Listed by Suzanne Klang, Lee Davies Real Estate.
Brick fronted ranch with ALL THE TRIMMINGS! Wow, this one is PRISTINE. Vintage kitchen with original cabinetry and chrome pulls. Fantabulous built-in phillipine mahogany full-wall storage cabinetry with desk. Untouched period-perfect bath with original peach/brown tile, his and hers sinks, and original peach tub. Living room has Sandstone fireplace, gleaming hardwoods, and raceway ceilings. Formal dining room with built-in hutch and glass curio cabinet. Full basement bar with AMAZING pickled pine(?) built-in BAR & paneling, vintage VCT tiles, roman brick fireplace, and bookmatched wood paneling. WOW! Listed by Bay Adams, Willamette Realty Group.
I chose this house because though it's a 30's home, it got a partial funky-awesome kitchen and basement remodel sometime in the late 60's, but retains the rest. I think "Sabrina and Darren" would be proud! Regardless of era, the remodel is in pristine condition and included the coolest basement bar (Ye Olde English Tavern) I've seen in a long while, which includes a copper top fireplace and hardwood floors. The bathrooms are original to the 30's and so very deluxe that the main powder room includes a lit ladies vanity (not pictured), original green and black subway tile and a box shower. Also original are the leaded glass windows, the upper fireplace surround, and all the upper bedrooms are sizeable but include dormer walls which add to a cozy feel. This house was truly grand in it's day, and is every thing you'd get in Alameda at half the price.
02/08/2012: 1932 Rose City English Tudor (NE, Montclair Tract). 3 beds, 1.1 bath, 2182sqft. $319,900.
I chose this house as a Period-Perfect for it's incredible woodwork, coved built-in wall shelving, dining room hutch, vintage exterior elements, and most especially for the vintage 30's bath - pink and black! Listed by Matt Mahaffy, Realty Trust Group.
09/08/11: 1958 Parkrose Heights MCM. (NE, Seymorr Terrace). 2 beds, 2 baths, 1654sq ft. $169,500.
One of the most stunningly original ranches I've seen in a long while, it's really fantastic! Vaulted beamed t&g ceilings, freestanding roman brick fireplace (2), roman brick dividing wall, built-ins, sputnik lamps, original kitchen with vintage double ovens, period-perfect baths with original colored and starburst tile, original fixtures and funky wallpaper! 2 car Carport. It even has a View! Wow, wow, wow! Listed by Susan Stencel, Keller Williams.
Wow, this funky 'very-brady' time-warp home in Ilex Hills Ranch speaks for itself, from the raised yellow enamel 60's fireplace, the flagstone chimney, to the super kitsch basement rumpus room bar, with built-in 'mod' seating, to the kid's captain's beds! Swimming pool on a .21 acre lot with mature pom-pom tree landscaping, and a view of Mt. Hood! THis is one of the most coveted homes in Argay Terrace!! Listed by Barry McMenamin, Lakestar LLC.
Just the cutest cape cod! Vintage kitchen with gorgeous booked-matched dado paneling, sweet original cabinetry with formica and aluminum trim. Fun extras like
glass block, built-ins, and tiled fireplace. Architecturally interesting attic suite with visible cross beams and nice knotty pine tongue & groove paneling. Listed by Lee McKnight, Hasson Company Realtors.
05/21/11: 1938 Markham Cottage (SW, Hill Grove Tract). 1 bed, 1.1 baths, 1136 sqft. $190,000.
Darling kitchy-cabin feel in this 1938 cottage. Lots of quality tongue & groove knotty pine and rick-rack! Woodgrained vintage appliances blend well into vintage kitchen. Beamed T&G ceiling, cozy built-ins, and enclosed sunroom/mudporch. Includes a dutch oven (I don't know what that is either, but sounds interesting!) Nice mature landscaping including the coveted 'pom-pom' tree of the 50's! Roomy .20acre lot. Listed by Alvaro Suarez, Prestigio Realty.
02/12/11: 1964 Tigard MCM Dayranch (SE, Obrs Heights, Tigard). 4beds,3 bath, 2544sqft. $379,900.
Super cute and completely original daylight ranch. Vintage kitchen with original stove, flame birch cabinetry, dining area with view! Floor-to-ceiling windows through out and several decks/porches allow for territorial view. NICE!! Listed by Kristine Focht, REMAX.
02/14/11: 1958 Kellogg Creek Standard Ranch (SE, Milwaukie). 3 beds, 3 bath, 2352sqft. $200,000.
Fantastic rambler on a huge treed nearly half acre lot, in a neat bend on Oatfield Rd by the creek. Original Kitchen with vintage marmoleum throughout, vintage wall oven, original hardware.
Awesome rumpus room with full bar in grey wood-grain laminate, and salmon pink formica with actual sparkles, vinyl roll-top bar and stools!
Full wall fireplace, bath and sliders to lower level patio and yard. Total party house, just needs a little love.
It's a short sale with a few failed attempts at some 'dwellification' but most the kitsch is intact, because of this the pics used were from a previous seller's listing (hence the kitsch displayed). Listed by Steve Roesch, Keller Williams.
11/29/10: 1940 Pleasant Valley Adirondack Style Cabin. (SE). 5 beds, 2 bath, 3243 sqft. $599,900.
Cozy kitschy cabin on 3 acres. Adirondack style kitchen, seemingly original cabinetry. Vautled open ceilings, original wood work, multi-paneled doors. Bedrooms with original wide plank paneling. The pictures state it all - this place is idyllic. Listed by Pamela Miller, Exit Realty.
11/29/10: 1954 Alameda Standard Hipped Roof Ranch. NE, Alameda Pk) 3 beds, 2 baths. 2757sq ft. $469,000.
Fantastically original ranch in CLOSE-IN Alameda neighborhood! Very rare! One owner home. Fantastic original kitchen with untouched cabinetry, bay window dining nook. Sizeable bedrooms with Philipine mahogany woodwork throughout. Vintage baths. Huge basement with storage and bright rumpus room with fireplace and original flooring. Nice!! Cristina Foushee, Prudential NW.
Wowee!! Really untouched! Vintage kitchen with period subway tile and aluminum trimmed marmoleum countertops, original cabinetry in original 40's situation. Living and dining room with attractive arches, coved ceilings and leaded glass built-ins, hardwoods. Cute vintage baths. Fantastic basement with bar, fireplace, period VCT tiles, and knotty pine paneling throughout! Cute! Listed by Shawn Skinner, REMAX.
Incredibly original Belmont area Bungalow. Unpainted woodwork, built-ins, and trim throughout. Original windows and doors. Period lighting. Vintage kitchen with very minor updates, cute bath. Great neighborhood! .13 acre lot. Listed by Mark Wheeler, Roots Realty.
Tiny vintage cottage! Huge enclosed front porch. Period kitchen with vintage appliances. Clean bath with huge cast iron tub. Nice built-ins and gleaming hardwoods. Huge potential for adorability! Listed by Anthony Stroud, Stellar Realty NW.
10/27/10: 1955 Russell Storybook 'Cinderella' Ranch. (NE, Tally-Ho Tract) 3 beds, 1 bath, 1080sqft. $195,000.
Adorable storybook in treed neighborhood with dovecotes, picture window, and shutters! Sorry, there are no interior shots.. Close to Glendoveer golf course. Large .17acre lot. Listed by Mary Mayther-Slac, Vantage Point Properties.
10/27/10: 1951 St. Johns 'Medieval' Ranch (N, St. John's Heights Tract) 3 beds, 3 bath, 3192 sqft. $229,500.
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm sharing this stunning Medieval Ranch home. Theme-decorated in the 70's, it has a fab enclose party patio with bar, a vaulted and beamed 'great room' with medieval chandelier, living room with stone fireplace, slate wall and forest-themed wall paper. Period kitchen with funky-cool cabinetry. Huge garage on this .37 acre lot. A lot of house for the money and kinda fun!! Listed by Luke Kost, Oregon Realty.
10/18/10: 1969 Lake Oswego Mid-Century Modern Rummer (S,Green Haven Pt Tract) 3 beds, 2 baths, 1702sq ft, $309,900.
This has all the hallmarks of a Rummer home and likely is (though the listing doesn't confirm it): Half Carport/half garage with transom right-angle windows, atrium entry. Original kitchen, original globe lighting, beamed t&g ceilings, even the bath cabinets and fireplace material scream Rummer. Lots of great potential! Listed by Josh Rudzek, Fairstone Properties.
10/2/10: 1948 Raleigh Park Late Deco Ranch. (SW, Multnomah Country Club ADD). 3 beds, 4 bath, 3532 sq ft. $479,000.
Absolutely stunning late deco detailed mid-century ranch. Reeded glass side lights surrounding a vintage 40's deco door. Living room with gorgeous curved wood fireplace mantle with tile and full mirror, hardwoods and picture window. Absolutely amazing vintage kitchen with period fridge and stove, coved marmoleum with trim, and super cool dinette booth! Beautifully paneled master bedroom with fireplace! Absolutely 100% period bath with vintage tile and fixtures. Large .38 acre lot! Wow! Listed by Kathryn Madison, Windermere.
For all you 70's lovers... Redwood paneling everywhere, untouched beamed t&g ceilings, vintage modernist kitchen with clean lines and
original fixtures including wall oven (flair?) and counter-top stove. City view, .25 acre lot!! Listed by Ritchie Metzler, Urban Pacific Real Estate.
UNTOUCHED!! Fabulous mid-century die-cut masonite dividers, awesome paneling and built-ins, vaulted unfinished lap ceilings, absolutely original
kitchen with formica aluminum trimmed countertops. Gleaming hardwoods throughout, and an incredible view of Waverly Countryclub from across Wilamette River. Half acre lot!! Listed by Bill Marquard, Hasson Company.
Fantastically period Westside Ranch. Original brickwork, paneling, lighting, vct floor tile, etc. Vintage baths with
original cabinetry, tile, tubs and fixtures. Top that off with a super cute built-in bar. On a huge .31 acre lot! Listed by Lori Tydeman, Worldrelo, Inc.
09/18/10: 1932 Eastmoreland English. (SE, Rob Roy Additions). 4 beds, 2 ba, 2571 sqft. $565,000.
Cedar shake English with oriel window. Mullioned multi-light sash windows, frenchdoors, built-in bookshelves, fireplace & hardwoods. Cute kitchen with scalloped valance, original cabinety and large double sink. Knotty pine paneled attic suite
with master bath. Nicely landscapes .11 acre lot. Listed by Jim Peterson, Portland Real Estate.
Traditional bungalow with fireplace and built-in shelving. Vintage kitchen w/ original cabinetry. Period bath with pink/aqua tiles, original sink & bath. Carriagehouse style garage with multi-light paneled doors. Listed by Mary McGrane, Keller Williams.
09/16/10: 1920 Lake Oswego Craftsman Bungalow (S, First Addition Tract). 4 beds, 2 ba. 2884 sqft. $799,950.
Charming 'craftsmanalow' - Vintage redwood kitchen with period tile counters, vintage double oven stove, and vintage-inspired VCT tile floor. Period hex and subway tile and vintage fixtures in baths. Redwood woodwork with glas knobs throughout. Large .21 acre lot in the heart of Lake Oswego. Listed by Jon Gustafson, Windermere.
Cute log home with vintage knotty-pine paneled 50's kitchen with aluminum trimmed formica counters and original flooring.
Stone fireplace, coved ceilings. Cute cottage with bark-peeled beam, tongue/groove paneling and lots of windows.
Large two story garage. Huge .65 acre lot. Listed by Maureen Bonfiglio, Soldera Properties.
09/11/2010: 1938 Arbor Lodge English (N.,Good Morning Addition). 4 beds, 2 bath, 2550 sq ft. $379,000.
Cute English with cat-slide roof, gleaming hardwoods, unpainted fireplace mantel w/ mirror. Vintage 50's kitchen with cracked-ice formica, aluminum trim, stainless sink and tons of storage. Adorable vintage pink & black tile bath with built-in shelving, original bath and sink. 50's style basement with original vct or cork flooring, nice paneling with interesting backlights. 750 sq ft 4 car garage on a .17 acre lot. Listed by Mary Carleton, REMAX.
Nicely restored Tudor with half brick & rake shake facade, coved raceway ceilings, leaded glass and cathedral windows, vintage baths with vanity, period kitchen with only minor updates, and awesome fully wood panelled attic space with built-in bookshelves. Listed by Patrick J. Henry, Coldwell Banker BSSP.
Half brick English with tuck-under garage, mullioned windows, hardwoods, nice interior trim/room dividers, dado rail, scrollwork ballustrade.
Darling vintage kitchen with soffited dining cove, original cabinetry with rick-rack, vintage yellow/black tile counters and backsplash. Large vaulted attic living space with built-ins and soft-wood floors. Listed by Brian Pienovi, Realty Trust Group.
Mostly original bungalow with large front porch. Modern kitchen, but nice paneled attic and cute vintage pink & black bath.
Rare 3 car garage. Super close-in. Listed by Mellisa Reeves, Realty Trust Group.
Quaint late 40's "L" shaped farmhouse. Roman brick corner fireplace with blonde paneling. Completely original kitchen right down to the vct flooring, wooden rick-rack valance, grey pickled cabinetry and formica countertop with aluminum trim - western, lamp and vintage wallpaper too! Listed by Janis Sandstrom, Century 21 Peninsula Realty.