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1887 Victorian gets sustainable, stellar revamp, asks $925K

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This home in Portland got a “studs out” remodel

Small two-story victorian with second-floor entrance porch with green and purple trimmed facade.
The first floor was raised, creating an additional level and room for a garage.
Photos courtesy of Sue Washinger/Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Price: $925,000

This 1887 Italianate Victorian cottage in Portland, Oregon underwent a complete “studs out” remodel that, quite literally, took the small home to new heights. Elevated to add an additional floor, the main porch entry is now on the second level.

The renovation also transformed the home into an efficient green machine. Highlights include solar paneling, a rainwater collection system on the roof, geothermal heating, radiant floor heating, triple paned windows, and extreme insulation throughout.

But it’s the architectural details that make the three-bed-two bath home special. Great efforts were made to maintain the integrity of the original dwelling while updating it for contemporary living. On the facade, the decorative milled panel at the roof’s peak and the newel posts are original to the home.

Otherwise, the home was rebuilt inside and out with Oregon wood. Custom crown molding, shuttered windows, doors, and built-in storage are all made from gorgeous local white and red oak. The high-ceilinged living room flows into a spacious gourmet kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances.

Downstairs (which is above grade), the large family room features a wet bar and an office space. Two additional bedrooms with walk-ins are also found on this level.

Outside, a paver patio, shed, faucets, and a garage round out the property. Located at 2922 SW 2nd Avenue, the home is offered at $925,000.

Via: Sue Washinger/Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate