Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in Portland Heights this lovely home offers comfort and privacy. The design and interiors reflect a contemporary lifestyle with a floor plan that addresses everyday living and entertaining. Enjoy vaulted ceilings and walls of windows overlooking the lush wooded area. The expansive decks and gardens afford a dramatic outside living space. Perfectly located minutes to NW Portland, the city, trails and high tech. For more information click here >>> https://bit.ly/2HX9tVS
Always a popular gathering space, the kitchen island plays a vital role for many households. From stools to countertops to lighting above, the possible combinations are endless. 2104 SW Spring Street offers a cooking island with a marble countertop, classic lighting and space for guests. For more information on this residence house click here >> https://bit.ly/2pmU0EK
The house designed by the firm of Foulkes and Hogue in 1913 for Dr. Ami Nichols is a prime example of Colonial Revival architecture in Portland. Well maintained at 1961 SW Vista Avenue, the Nichols House is an anchor for the other excellent Colonial Revival houses in its immediate neighborhood. In most aspects, the plan and façade are symmetrical. There is a hipped central roof and a kitchen wing to the rear. A large portico with balcony faces east toward the city, and it is supported by four Ionic columns, a design repeated in the corner pilasters. The house’s fine cornice is supported by modillions, and the entablature is dignified by egg-and-dart molding, all accomplished with unparalleled craftsmanship. The details extend to the recessed entrance porch and balcony above. At the entrance level, concave niches with a shell motif at the top align on either side of the entrance door. The main floor windows are unusual, with 1/1 panes and a transom light above. Quality of detailing is also found in the interior, where Ionic column theme is repeated in the large entrance hall. Further Colonial Revival characteristics are seen in the main stair, the built-in dining room buffet, and the fireplaces.
Classic Homes of Portland, Oregon 1850-1950, William J. Hawkins, III, and William F. Willingham
- Kitchen banquettes or breakfast nooks — however you refer to them, they have one thing in common: a delightful, cozy charm that invites you to sit and take five. But what gives these areas their easygoing appeal? Maybe it’s the combination of relaxed seating paired with the sociable kitchen location, or maybe it’s their association with casual restaurant diners.
- My listing at 1767 SW Prospect Drive features the perfect example of a “kitchen banquette with laid-back charm” – a wonderful place for homework to be completed, quick meals to be enjoyed, or a place for company to sit while food preparation is taking place.