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Dreamy midcentury home inspired by flight asks $480K

Robert Mention, an architect of the local airport, designed the home for himself

Exterior shot of brown-shingled two-story home with staircase leading up to the main entrance, which is covered with a curving overhang. A deck is also found at the top of the stairs.
A swooping ceiling with soaring windows frames wooded views.
Photos via Zillow

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Location: Eugene, Oregon

Price: $480,000

It’s the kind of listing that makes you Google “how much house can I afford?” even when you don’t live in that state—not because it’s the home of your dreams, per se, but because it’s got that killer combination of history, charm, and a price tag that feels palatable when compared to what you’re used to seeing in your own megalopolis.

Located in Eugene, Oregon, the 2,052-square-foot midcentury three-bedroom was completed in 1967 as a personal residence by Robert Mention, who helmed the 1980s expansion of the Eugene Airport. With a swooping and beamed ceiling, soaring windows, open floor plan, two decks, and serene views of the surrounding nature, the home sits pretty on a 7,405-square-foot lot.

The original architecture has largely been preserved—down to the avocado-green sink in the bathroom—while the kitchen was recently updated (though it could use an even better refresh). Located at 2695 Cresta de Ruta Street, it’s yours for $480,000. But not if this editor gets there first.

Via: The Oregonian