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Exquisite Craftsman Bungalow in Kerns!

By Marisa Swenson, March 27, 2018



4 BED | 2 BATH | 2,292 SQFT
MLS# 18227437 | TAXES $2,277
OFFERED AT $529,000

This gorgeous craftsman bungalow in the Laurelhurst neighborhood boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large landscaped front yard, and a perfect front porch. Built in 1923, this home has been lovingly maintained and updated so its history is apparent from the moment you step through the front door. A beautiful traditional Craftsman-style fireplace greets you in the living room, flanked on both sides by custom built-ins and accent windows. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a large picture window let in and make the most of this room’s impressive amount of sunlight. Next to the living room you’ll find an adjoining formal dining room, also showcasing period details, such as custom built-ins and moldings. The kitchen features a lovely window breakfast nook, a custom green tile counter and back splash, stainless appliances, and a built-in pantry. The windows are the spotlight in each of the bedrooms, with their beautiful wood trim and sunny views. Original built-ins throughout are a functional reminder of the home’s historic charm and personality. You’ll love the claw foot tubs in both the upper and lower bathrooms. The detached single-car garage and large basement are perfect for additional storage. The lush backyard is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with manicured landscaping, lots of seating areas and natural beauty everywhere you look. Located in one of the hottest Portland neighborhoods minutes to New Seasons, La Provence, Gravy, with quick access to I-84 and I-5, a Walkscore of 85 and highly rated schools!

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a Realtor seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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