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Updated midcentury Portland home with Japanese gardens asks $699K

Built in 1966 by developer Robert Rummer

Exterior shot of front of home featuring A-frame main entrance, carport, and garage surrounded by landscaping.
The 1966 home features an A-frame atrium.
Photos by Jason Locken courtesy of owner

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Price: $699,000

This midcentury modern home was built in 1966 by developer Robert Rummer (think Portland’s version of Joseph Eichler) and has been thoughtfully updated by the current owners over the years, who prioritized preserving the original architecture of the period while imbuing it with the aesthetics of the Pacific Northwest.

An A-framed atrium marks the entrance of the classic post-and-beam construction (much like this Eichler in Sunnyvale, California), which sets the tone for the rest of the airy space. Beamed ceilings, walls of window, and an open floorplan establish a great room that features a brick fireplace and access to the backyard.

A dining area, spacious kitchen, three bedrooms all with sliding glass doors, and two baths round out the interiors, which measure a total of 1,826 square feet, while four landscaped yards inspired by Japanese gardens surround the house for generous indoor-outdoor living opportunities.

Located at 8565 SW Cecilia Terrace in the Vista Brook/Bohmann Park neighborhood and within walking distance to the Fanno Creek Trail, the home is offered at $699,000.

Courtesy of Patrick Hinds