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Homesteader’s Milwaukie Dream

By Alyssa Starelli, September 6, 2018

Have you ever wanted to tenderly care for a bevy of bees, a clutch of chicks, a gaggle of goats, or maybe just rows of ranunculus?  Are you clamoring for the Homesteader’s Dream? If so, this updated Clackamas County* ranch might be it!  It boasts an incredibly private .25 acre lot  backing onto protected greenspace (your bees are happy already!!)  Currently in place are: raised garden beds (tubs that warm your veggies in the sun), a 10×20 animal pen/coop, a newer shed, 19×22 covered RV or bonus space, a well-planned sprinkler system, a huge lawn… and when you’re finished at the end of a hard day’s work — a newer jet tub!!

What’s more is that the house has been gone through inch by inch!! There’s an updated kitchen with quartz counters, deluxe stainless steel appliances (the fridge is so hi-tech it’s intimidating), a dining area with sliders to the covered patio, and even a pellet stove for cozy entertaining. The bathroom has been updated too, with more quartz and an accessible shower. There’s a new 2017 Furnace/AC, and new electrical panel. Hardwoods are newly refinished and not yet touched! There’s also a potential separate lower living area with private access/egress that is currently the ideal rumpus room as it includes a wet-bar, laundry, fireplace, shop & bath!  There’s even a park and elementary school nearby. The private school, La Salle isn’t far either.

*Buyer to do due diligence as to the types of livestock allowed in Milwaukie City/Clackamas County and the pen sizes necessary per individual animal.

6583 SE Furnberg St. Milwaukie, OR
MLS# 18474932
Offered At: $415,000
4 beds, 2 bath
2500 sq ft.
.25 acres

Alyssa Starelli


A Portland native, Alyssa started her real estate career in the chaotic market of 2005, and quickly realized she reveled in matching particular clients with their perfect home, no matter how unusual. She then began specializing in mid-century properties - both Modern and Modest. More recently, she has included what she calls "Period-Perfect" homes to her repertoire. Her goal in this is to seek out those hard-to-find, unremodeled original homes of all eras. When I started in real estate, I realized there was a market for ranch homes, from Mid-Century Modern to the more modest Daylight Ranch, but few realtors willing to service it. I started highlighting these 'Picks of the Week' on my website, introducing enthusiasts to the full gamut of midcentury houses of Portland. In 2006, I founded the Mid-Century Modern League in order to educate the public about the importance of preserving these gems. Today I continue to focus on Mid-Mod, but have added vintage, mostly unremodeled houses of earlier eras, which I call 'Period-Perfect', because they have interest to clients and are under-serviced too. Frankly, I enjoy seeking out any unusual or original elements a client might be interested in, it's a challenge to rise to." As Founder of the Mid-century Modern League, Alyssa is considered an authority in the local mid-century architecture scene, and is especially proud to include the Editors of Atomic Ranch Magazine in her past-client list. Often quoted in news and radio, she has been able to bring additional interest to her business, listings, and client's homes - many of which have been featured in magazines such as Atomic Ranch, Oregon Home, The Oregonian and also included on several local home tours. With a background in marketing, and an eye for the unique, Alyssa really enjoys buying and selling properties whose interesting features may be overlooked by other realtors, even (or especially) if those features aren't mentioned in the listing. As a hobby, Alyssa has issued herself a challenge to walk every residential street of Portland proper and document the best architecture specimens of each neighborhood. There are about 3500 square miles of Portland, and it's a big feat. By the time she finishes, she will have seen every house in Portland with her own eyes! You can follow her walks on her blog Portland-by-Foot. When off duty, you can find Alyssa at estate sales, honky tonks, her friend's cattle ranch, or seeking out ghost towns, roadtripping to the Oregon high-desert. A music fanatic and semi-retired booker/manager, Alyssa is heavily immersed in the western swing, old-school country, and rockabilly music scene, and you'll often find her out at shows, dancing, maybe even sharing her favorites on the radio. Alyssa Starelli 503-888-1362
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