Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.
Location: Portland, Oregon
The bright purple facade and blue door should be a tell-tale sign that this 1957-built home in Portland, Oregon is not like the others. As it turns out, the three-bedroom residence is one of just 24 model homes in the "Care-Free Homes" program, an initiative U.S. aluminum company Alcoa launched in the '50s to showcase aluminum as a versatile material for housing. Not so surprisingly, this post-and-beam dream contains thousands of pounds of aluminum details, seen everywhere from the roof and purple front panels to window frames and doors.
The 2,826-square-foot abode doused in natural light has flowing open-plan interiors marked by glass doors, mildly vaulted ceilings, and original features like the fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Listed for $950K, the house does indoor-outdoor well with a lovely atrium now covered in skylights and a rather nice backyard with fireplace and patio. Listed for $950K, the house also has a pretty nice backyard with fireplace and patio.
To take the full virtual tour, head here.
∙ 7475 SW Northvale Way[Berkshire Hathaway NW Real Estate]
∙ $500K Buys a Picture-Perfect Midcentury in Portland, Oregon[Curbed]
∙ All House of the Day posts [Curbed]