May 18, 2022

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Property Watch: A Historic Mount Tabor Arts and Crafts House

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Editor’s Note: Portland Month-to-month’s “Property Watch” column normally takes a weekly look at an exciting property in Portland’s super-competitive real estate market place (with periodic ventures to the burbs and details over and above, for superior evaluate). This 7 days: If only the partitions could communicate in this historic Tabor household. Got a household you feel would function for this column? Get in touch at [email protected].

Sitting up on a terraced good deal in the Mount Tabor community, this home will come with really serious credentials. For starters, it was at first intended and designed in 1912 by Portland architect Ellis F. Lawrence, who went on, two a long time afterwards, to uncovered and be first dean at the Faculty of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. This was at a time when architecture training wasn’t a great deal of a detail, and the plan was the second to be set up west of the Mississippi.  

Then in 1921, Lawrence was rehired to add on to the household for the most recent operator, theater proprietor George Guthrie. Guthrie later on built the Elsinore Theater in Salem, so what can make this 1920s addition so particular is that it was mainly a tiny prototype for the a great deal even bigger and grander Elsinore, which opened in 1926 and was also designed by Lawrence. 

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Lawrence worked in numerous unique variations, from Colonial to the occasional English Tudor. This dwelling is an instance of Arts and Crafts, which is claimed to be a most loved of the architect. The asymmetrical façade, produced additional off middle by the noticeable addition tucked under the swooping gabled roofline, is stuffed with smaller-paned windows in neat clusters. A stately stone route qualified prospects up to the front door, which opens to a gracious center corridor foyer wrapped in Honduran mahogany.  

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To the appropriate, a cased opening with glass pocket doorways potential customers to the eating place, lined in Oregon black walnut, with an arched fireplace encompass and stained-glass home windows displaying the Guthrie relatives crests. 

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The eating room connects to a pleasant sunlight room, defined by a bay of five approximately ground-to-ceiling home windows. Then there is the kitchen, modern-day in purpose, but dressed historic, with its thick marble counters, Liebherr fridge concealed driving cabinet fronts that look like an previous-fashioned icebox, and a large Lacanche stove on one particular wall.  

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To the still left of the lobby, down 3 methods, and by means of an arched opening, is a grand residing space that feels like a swanky resort foyer. There is a whole lot of amazing decorative touches in here, from the cast stone hearth surround with fragile reduction designs to the embossed plaster on crown moldings and ceiling beams higher than to the finely painted parchment sconces on the wall. By means of glass doors surrounded by facet-lites and transoms, obtain a sunroom, and past that, a groovy kidney-shaped pool extra in 1969. 

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To the appropriate of the fire is an arched doorway, and here’s exactly where it receives pleasurable: this is what the Guthrie family termed the “art room” and was the key rationale for their 1920s addition, bringing loads of exceptional attractive prosper into about 300 sq. feet. The plaster partitions had been designed to appear like stone blocks, with Corinthian capitals supporting arched wood beams, a vaulted ceiling covered in leather, and punctuated by four leaded glass skylights. There’s only just one window, simply because this was possibly intended to screen the Guthrie family’s extraordinary artwork collection, but operates equally nicely as a cozy Tv set room. 

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At 6,253 square toes and three flooring, on a .46-acre large amount with a few garages, there’s a lot much more to appreciate—from the Fred Baker–designed gentle fixture in the living space, 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 right here for retaining partitions around the pool. This is a residence with considerably of its history intact. 

Listing Rapidly Information:  

Handle:  6651 SE Scott Dr, Portland, OR 97215 

Dimension:   6,253 square ft/.46 acres, 6 bed room/3 bathtub/4 fireplaces  

List Date:   3/7/2022  

Checklist Price tag:  $2,750,000  

Listing Agent:  Kathleen O’Donnell, O’Donnell Team Realty 

Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer who has concentrated on Pacific Northwest style and design and life style considering that 2008. She is based mostly in Portland, Oregon. Get in touch with Dalton in this article. 

 

 

 

 

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