Editor’s Be aware: Portland Month to month’s “Property Watch” column takes a weekly seem at an fascinating house in Portland’s super-aggressive actual estate market place (with periodic ventures to the burbs and factors over and above, for superior measure). This week: If only the partitions could talk in this historic Tabor property. Got a dwelling you think would perform for this column? Get in touch at [email protected].
Sitting up on a terraced lot in the Mount Tabor community, this home will come with major qualifications. For starters, it was initially developed and created in 1912 by Portland architect Ellis F. Lawrence, who went on, two yrs afterwards, to discovered and be to start with dean at the College of Architecture and Allied Arts at the College of Oregon. This was at a time when architecture training was not much of a detail, and the method was the next to be proven west of the Mississippi.
Then in 1921, Lawrence was rehired to add on to the property for the newest proprietor, theater proprietor George Guthrie. Guthrie later built the Elsinore Theater in Salem, so what makes this 1920s addition so special is that it was fundamentally a tiny prototype for the a great deal even larger and grander Elsinore, which opened in 1926 and was also developed by Lawrence.
Lawrence labored in several distinct types, from Colonial to the occasional English Tudor. This residence is an example of Arts and Crafts, which is said to be a beloved of the architect. The asymmetrical façade, created extra off center by the obvious addition tucked below the swooping gabled roofline, is filled with small-paned windows in neat clusters. A stately stone route prospects up to the front door, which opens to a gracious centre corridor foyer wrapped in Honduran mahogany.
To the suitable, a cased opening with glass pocket doors potential customers to the dining place, covered in Oregon black walnut, with an arched fire surround and stained-glass windows displaying the Guthrie loved ones crests.
The eating space connects to a delightful sunshine home, defined by a bay of 5 almost ground-to-ceiling windows. Then there’s the kitchen area, present day in functionality, but dressed historic, with its thick marble counters, Liebherr fridge hidden driving cupboard fronts that look like an previous-fashioned icebox, and a large Lacanche stove on one particular wall.
To the left of the foyer, down a few measures, and via an arched opening, is a grand living space that feels like a swanky resort lobby. There is a ton of amazing ornamental touches in right here, from the cast stone hearth surround with sensitive reduction styles to the embossed plaster on crown moldings and ceiling beams higher than to the finely painted parchment sconces on the wall. By way of glass doors surrounded by facet-lites and transoms, obtain a sunroom, and outside of that, a groovy kidney-formed pool additional in 1969.
To the suitable of the fireplace is an arched doorway, and here’s in which it will get pleasurable: this is what the Guthrie household known as the “art room” and was the most important explanation for their 1920s addition, bringing loads of one of a kind ornamental prosper into about 300 square ft. The plaster partitions were made to glance like stone blocks, with Corinthian capitals supporting arched wooden beams, a vaulted ceiling covered in leather, and punctuated by 4 leaded glass skylights. There is only just one window, mainly because this was in all probability supposed to display screen the Guthrie family’s spectacular artwork selection, but is effective equally properly as a cozy Television room.
At 6,253 square toes and a few flooring, on a .46-acre lot with three garages, there is a lot more to appreciate—from the Fred Baker–designed mild fixture in the residing place, to the Lincrusta wainscoting—that’s embossed linoleum! on the wall!—to the bits of stone collected from downtown Portland streets when the streetcar went in, and reused here for retaining partitions all-around the pool. This is a dwelling with a lot of its background intact.
Listing Speedy Information:
Deal with: 6651 SE Scott Dr, Portland, OR 97215
Dimensions: 6,253 square feet/.46 acres, 6 bed room/3 bathtub/4 fireplaces
Listing Date: 3/7/2022
Record Rate: $2,750,000
Listing Agent: Kathleen O’Donnell, O’Donnell Team Realty
Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer who has centered on Pacific Northwest style and design and way of living because 2008. She is primarily based in Portland, Oregon. Make contact with Dalton listed here.