Blog Stories Happy Hayhurst Bungalow

Happy Hayhurst Bungalow

By Jennifer Johnston, December 3, 2018

In early August, I received a call from Robert and Kathryn.  A delightful couple who had just moved to Portland. They reached out to me after finding my bio online. We met at the most adorable local coffee shop, called Maplewood, to get to know one another and ensure we would make a great team.  After meeting for about an hour, and devouring delicious drinks, we were excited about the prospect of finding them their first home.

As busy professionals with a young daughter, Robert and Kathryn wanted a home that was for the most part move-in-ready. It needed to have at least three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big yard, an open floor plan and walkable to shops and yet be in the trees. They were very interested in Division St, Alberta St and Multnomah Village. However they were open to areas like Sellwood and St Johns too.  The price point $550,000 was our target. And timing, was by early next year as they had just signed a lease.

When we began to search for homes within their criteria, we found that there were not a lot of options. Many had funky floor plans or needed a lot of work.  After seeing even a few more homes, we decided to push the price and boundary a little more.  At the same time, Robert and Kathryn were We all fell for a new construction craftsman home in St Johns.  It was perfect until someone wrote an offer and it became a competitive situation.  Going back to the drawing board, a home in Hayhurst popped up. It had almost everything plus a lot of extras. It is a carefully restored 1926 bungalow in the popular Maplewood neighborhood. Walking distance to the school and April Hill park. Just refinished wood floors on main, new paint and custom remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops. One of a kind main bathroom with heated floors. Large family room off kitchen with access to the large brand new private deck. Cozy private fire pit area. Massive drive way with room for a RV. Garage with separate 33×10 foot shop.

Congratulations, to our newest buyers!

Sale Price: $589,000
6844 SW 55th Ave
Beds 3 | Baths 3
3,107 SF

If you are interested in Portland real estate or surrounding areas. Please feel welcome to reach out.

Jennifer Johnston
Principal Broker
Living Room Realty – Oregon + Washington
(503) 784-2204
jennifer@livingroomre.com

Jennifer Johnston

Principal Broker licensed in OR & WA

Jennifer Johnston has been a Real Estate Broker since 2001, and is a proud resident of Portland’s University Park, living in the house that her mother grew up in. She understands the power of home and putting down roots. Being a native of the Portland metro area, she received the benefits of learning about great neighborhoods, trends and hot spots. She is a 5 star rated agent on Zillow, Trulia and Yelp and multiple years 5 star award winner with Portland Monthly Magazine and is a recipient of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Portland award. Jennifer’s goal is to have synergy with her clients. She wants you feel like you are house hunting or house selling with a trusted and experienced friend, and that your journey will be stress-free and as agreeable as possible. Jennifer believes in spending quality time with her clients and really getting to know how they love to live, so she can help serve them and find them their new home. In addition to providing residential real estate services to her clients, Jennifer’s background experiences are artistic and entrepreneurial. She started and ran a restaurant guide for several years after leaving a Program Manager position at NIKE. She developed and organized the International Gourmet Dinner Club, a dinner club which consists of individuals expanding their culinary palette and cooking skills while making new friends who are also passionate about food through monthly theme dinners. When time allows, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music from the 70’s and 80’s and doing something that releases some creative energy. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, commissioned by local collectors and she is a major donor for Cascade Aids Project. Certified Relocation Specialist
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