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Chance Encounters of the House Hunting Kind

By Ella Gray, November 20, 2018

I first met James at the open house at I was hosting that he would eventually offer on. James walked in on an accidental whim. He had a list of houses to see that day, and the one I was hosting was not on that list. He was in the area and happened to swing by after seeing my open house sign.

He walked in wide-eyed…”woah, now THIS is the perfect size house for me”. I totally thought he was kidding (we crack up about it now) – 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, oversize lot, 3,011 square feet – definitely big enough for one plus a doggie bestie, Roscoe. Turns out James had big plans for all these rooms – a library/reading room/napping room, a wine cellar, a guest room and of course his master bedroom suite.

After discussing these big plans (and somehow stories of Burning Man mixed in) thus began the beginning of a newly minted friendship…we looked at a few more houses before ultimately he decided to go back to the beginning – the TARDIS of houses (for the non Whovians, larger on the inside than what appears on the outside).

CONGRATULATIONS, JAMES & ROSCOE! I wish you many happy years here!

Ella Gray


Hi! I'm Ella Gray, a Portland transplant by way of New York City, Los Angeles, and Nashville. I'm very lucky to finally throw down some roots in this quirky, intelligent, beautiful city of Portland, and I LOVE to help PDX newbies, transplants, and life-long residents find their place in the perfect Portland neighborhood. When I’m not touring houses or prepping listings, I’m chasing my toddler in the Southwest trails and pursuing PDX stories & excitement in all five corners of the city.
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