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JUST LISTED: Classic Craftsman in the Heart of St. Johns

By Lauren Hurley, September 13, 2018



Beaming with timeless character, period details & a stateliness you’ll love, this grand 1913 Portland Craftsman is nestled in the heart of St. Johns. Rumored to be the private residence of the homes’ architect, its construction predates the bridge itself, a time when the ferry & streetcar were your best bet to and from town.

Take a look inside this home and history is not lost. The broad formal living room offers both a place to read by the fire or gather to watch the game. Through the pocket doors a large formal dining room, featuring the original box beam ceilings & batten board walls. The dining pleasantly opens to the spacious kitchen by way of a pass-through. Bright & functional kitchen leads to the back deck & patio. Adding to the warmth & extent of the main floor, you’ll find a cozy study, guest bathroom as well as a full bathroom. The second floor features 3 bedrooms, another half bath & potential beyond!

OFFERED AT $515,000

4 BED | 1.2 BATH | 3420 SQFT
MLS# 18696585 | TAXES: $3,900


Lauren Hurley


After spending a decade climbing the professional ladder of the Marketing industry, Lauren Hurley was in desperate need of vocational inspiration.

So she did what most find daunting, if not impossible. She hopped down, and hunted for change. Fortunately for Lauren, she wouldn’t be starting on the first rung of the ladder that lay ahead.

The daughter of a Broker, real estate had always been part of the conversation. The world of abandoned RMLS sheets, open house signs collected in the pouring rain and a fridge full of leftovers from Brokers Open Houses was all too familiar. So, while she didn’t always know it, Lauren was being trained by her Broker mom. By osmosis, she was learning how to negotiate, how to communicate and best, how to advocate for clients.

While her passion for Portland, homes, history, architecture, design, and working with people had remained constant throughout her life, it took returning to the world of buying and selling homes for Lauren to realize just how perfectly her personal strengths and professional skill set aligned with being a Broker.

Whether it’s negotiating and advocating on behalf of her clients, her vast knowledge of the city’s most idyllic neighborhoods, nooks and crannies, developing stunning and effective marketing campaigns, or consistently going above and beyond the call of duty, Lauren knows that superior client care is the result of perfecting every detail along the way.

The joy she finds in seamlessly and successfully guiding buyers and sellers through one of the most significant emotional and financial decisions of their lives, has Lauren wishing she listened to her mother years ago. (But please don’t tell her that.) When it comes down to it, taking exceptional care of her clients isn’t only what Lauren does best, it’s what she loves to do.

When she’s not meticulously critiquing the usage of serif vs. sans serif font, scarlet vs. crimson hues, or brightness vs. contrast and density, you’ll find Lauren taking Captain Salty the Wheaten Terrier on trails and along rivers around the city, collecting new vinyl records, tinkering with her ‘78 VW Bus, whipping up culinary treasures, or doing her best to imitate Serena on the court.

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