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Peaceful in the Pearl

By Drew Burchette, May 23, 2018

When we met with Don and his family to start their condo search, the biggest criteria was proximity to OHSU + public transit. There are several complexes that are close to the hospital/university, but most of them are 1980’s-ish condo conversions that are either on a busy street, have an assessment on the horizon and/or a lack of charm. The Pearl District is kind of on the fringe of accessibility to OHSU, but the livability of those buildings more than makes up for the extra 10 minutes of daily transit time.

The unit that they ultimately landed on was on the 6th floor of the Marshall-Wells building. This is a really cool condo-conversion project from the early 2000’s. The building was originally build in 1910 and was used for various purposes over the years. When they converted it, everything was retrofitted to a modern standard, but on the inside of each unit you can still see portion of the original wood structure and the heavy duty bolts and brackets. It’s pretty cool.

Drew Burchette

Principal Broker

I arrived in the real estate business over a decade ago and have since helped scores of people buy and sell their homes. The groundswell that I created in my practice is rooted in the relationships that I have nurtured over the years. My style is educational, and I see myself as the coach and leader of your real estate transaction. My coaching is geared towards empowering you to make informed decisions that will lead to your best possible outcome. I excel at asking the questions that get to the heart of the matter which in turn enables a smooth sale process. Away from the office I am passionate about so many things, but it all begins and ends with my family. My boys are both in elementary school and parenting is an ongoing challenge and joy for my wife and I. We love to travel around Oregon, the East Coast, Mexico and beyond. My passion for surfing, kiteboarding, and fishing help to keep me grounded in life. Read more reviews
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