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Rare Portland Midcentury Rich in Aluminum Details Asks $950K

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All photos by Re-PDX Photography via Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate

Location: Portland, Oregon
Price: $950,000

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.

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