Historic Portland homes for sale: Gilded fixtures and Beverly Cleary rumors included

Every house has a story, especially really old apartments. Imagine how many souls have been swept through a neoclassical mansion from 1903 or an English Jacobethan from 1914? What is left beyond the mind of the residents’ past? Her taste for wallpaper and other furnishings that were retained after the residents disappeared.

In this week’s real estate gallery, we take a look at historic homes for sale in the Portland area and pull out the facts and rumors.

The haunted Portland mansion, Beverly Cleary, is for sale for $ 4,995,000: Frank C. Barnes, a leader in the salmon packaging industry in the Pacific Northwest, carved about three blocks out of his land in 1914 to create a piece of land for his to create great family.

An eclectic mix of English Jacobethane with a grand colonial portico and details of arts and crafts, the 9,830-square-foot mansion has since been recognized as a milestone in Beverly Cleary’s popular children’s books, Ramona Quimby.

Cleary, who grew up near the Barnes Mansion, knew it when the four-story structure got into tough times. She wrote that the house at 3533 NE Klickitat St. on Alameda Ridge was haunted.

The gilded mansion with a ballroom and 18-carat gold thread in the wall fabric of the salon threatened to be demolished. The neighbors stopped the bulldozers in 1958, and the Barnes Mansion has been restored and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

All of the original beveled and stained glass windows and doors in various patterns have been preserved, as has the solid mahogany paneling from Honduras, says RE / MAX Equity Group’s listing agent Tim Walters.

On the 1 hectare property is the manor house with six bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and a detached garage built in 2005 with a separate apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom (an additional living unit or ADU) overlooking a modern garden. The total living space on the property: 11,443 square meters. Read more about the Barnes Mansion

More properties for sale in the zip code 97212


The once-destroyed showstopper Mount Tabor mansion is now for sale for $ 2.25 million: the neoclassical-style mansion near Mount Tabor in southeast Portland was named the Jacob H. Cook mansion after a wooden baron bought the property In 1904, a year after the purchase, the home was ready.

Then the mansion was called “Christmas House” and finally “Walter” during decades of holiday events, based on the rumor that the family of Mickey Mouse creator Walt Disney once lived here.

As of 2010, the once majestic mansion at Belmont Street 5631 SE was abandoned, a victim of the real estate crisis and recession. For eight years, squatters filled it with trash, vandals graced the walls, and thieves slipped away with the hardware and lights.

Today the iconic house with 6,820 square meters of living space was restored. Historic character is seen alongside modern amenities, a gourmet kitchen, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, and 6,820 square feet of living space.

“Wide open spaces let in lots of light, and balconies and a fully landscaped garden offer plenty of space for working from home or for socially distant entertainment,” says listing agent Chris Suarez of John Powers of Keller Williams Realty Professionals. “Potential income generation. See @thewalterpdx on Instagram. “Read more about the villa

More properties for sale in the zip code 97215

The Portland Heights Craftsman on 1883 SW Vista Ave. is listed at $ 1,925,000 by Jennifer Grandjean of Keller Williams Realty Portland Elite.Keller Williams Realty Portland Elite

1908 Portland Heights Craftsman: 1883 SW Vista Ave. is listed at $ 1,925,000.

The four-story mansion on 0.31 acres has a home theater, billiards room, eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, two guest toilets, and 7,870 square feet of living space.

“The beautiful, historic house, which was restored by the designer Robert Trotman, has individually inlaid wood floors and original Povey stained glass windows,” says listing agent Jennifer Grandjean of Keller Williams Realty Portland Elite.

There are two kitchens, a pantry for butlers and bakers and two laundry rooms. A sports field was installed in the back yard.

Further properties for sale can be found in the zip code 97201

Historic home

The restored Harvey Starkweather Estate on 16022 SE River Road in Milwaukie is listed by Brandi Erskine of NextHome Willamette.NextHome Willamette

Harvey and Alice Starkweather’s Restored Estate: The 16022 SE River Road in Milwaukie is listed at $ 1,850,000.

President Woodrow Wilson dispatched Harvey Starkweather, an advocate for better roads, to Europe in the 1910s “to study rural credit and rural living conditions.” The commission’s report formed the basis of the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916. Starkweather was also instrumental in building the McLoughlin Boulevard Super Highway, according to the Oregon Historic Sites database.

The 1900 colonial house with three covered porches sits on a nob on 2.65 acres.

Original details from the period have been restored to the interior of the 6,086 square meter house, and there is newer plumbing, electrical and insulation work being done. Each of the six bedrooms has its own bathroom and fireplace, as well as a guest toilet.

“Twelve gas fireplaces heat every room inexpensively. Currently a bed and breakfast reserved for other purposes, ”says listing agent Brandi Erskine of NextHome Willamette. “Turnkey income opportunity and furnished.”

More properties for sale in the zip code 97267

– Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

[email protected] | @janeteastman

Do you want to search for Oregon real estate listings and leverage local resources? Click here.

You might also like

Comments are closed.