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9 Charming Historic Homes for Sale in the Portland Area

  |  Neighborhood Insight, Portland

Featuring period details, from ornamental crown molding to hardwood floors and built-in shelving to brick fireplaces, historic homes are filled with charm and character. And here in Portland, we have plenty of historic homes dotting the city’s landscape, many of which have been restored to maximize their original features and introduce a few modern elements.

Step into our time machine as we explore some historic homes for sale in the Portland area, dating all the way back to 1907. Whether you’re in the market for a charming home with stories to tell or you simply love admiring historic properties, we’ve got you covered!

 

1921 Tudor in King’s Heights

5 Bedrooms | 2.1 Bathrooms | 4,801 Square Feet | $1,895,000

636 Northwest Albemarle Terrace, Portland

636 Northwest Albemarle Terrace, Portland

Address: 636 Northwest Albemarle Terrace, Portland | Listed By: Kendall Bergstrom-Delancellotti

This luxurious 1921 Tudor in King’s Heights was designed to maximize views and this extraordinary hilltop location. The ideal floor plan offers four true bedrooms upstairs, including a spacious primary suite with gorgeous views of Portland, the Willamette River and the Cascades. The vistas continue in the dining room with an entire wall of windows looking east to the city.

 

1927 Mediterranean in King’s Heights

4 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | 5,103 Square Feet | $1,299,000

2882 Northwest Fairfax Terrace, Portland

2882 Northwest Fairfax Terrace, Portland

Address: 2882 Northwest Fairfax Terrace, Portland | Listed By: Ginger Burke + Tami Pelo

This classic 1927 Mediterranean home in King’s Heights features unique Art Deco exterior styling and incredible architectural details. While it has received plenty of updates, the home has maintained several original details, including woodwork, hardwoods, crown molding and French doors. The family room flows into the kitchen, which features granite countertops, stainless appliances and a breakfast bar. The basement bonus room was recently renovated to include new carpeting, paint, and lighting.

 

1920 Lake Oswego Home With Detached Apartment

5 Bedrooms | 2.1 Bathrooms | 3,883 Square Feet | $1,295,000

2148 Summit Drive, Lake Oswego

2148 Summit Drive, Lake Oswego

Address: 2148 Summit Drive, Lake Oswego | Listed By: Kathy + Kevin Hall

Offering panoramic lake views and complete privacy on an expansive lot, this turn-of-the-century home in Lake Oswego is a rare find — in fact, this is the first time it’s been on the market in over 40 years! It features hardwood floors, walls of windows, a 209-square-foot sun porch, a detached garage with a full apartment, and more. Plus, residents enjoy access to three lake easements.

 

1910 Old World Colonial in Irvington

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 4,668 Square Feet | $1,100,000

1521 Northeast Siskiyou Street, Portland

1521 Northeast Siskiyou Street, Portland

Address: 1521 Northeast Siskiyou Street, Portland | Listed By: Drew Coleman

This stunning Old World Colonial Revival home in Irvington retains its original 1910 charm throughout, including the hardwood floors, original woodwork, and built-ins. It features a partially finished basement with laundry and abundant space for storage, a home gym or an office. The home is accompanied by a fenced flat yard with a low-maintenance patio and deck.

 

1923 Hollywood Craftsman

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3,728 Square Feet | $1,045,000

2524 Northeast 49th Avenue, Portland

2524 Northeast 49th Avenue, Portland

Address: 2524 Northeast 49th Avenue, Portland | Listed By: Erin Rothrock

This adorable craftsman in Hollywood is located on a quiet tree-lined street just under the Alameda Ridge. It was redesigned in 2012 by McCullouch Construction, and features the perfect blend of modern and 1920s charm. The updated kitchen features custom cabinets, a large island, and stainless appliances. In addition to five bedrooms, including one on the main floor that could be used as a den, the home has a finished third floor perfect for a family room, guest room or office.

 

1923 Colonial in Beaumont

4 Bedrooms | 2.2 Bathrooms | 3,270 Square Feet | $1,024,000

3920 Northeast 41st Avenue, Portland

3920 Northeast 41st Avenue, Portland

Address: 3920 Northeast 41st Avenue, Portland | Listed By: Drew Coleman

This renovated colonial in Beaumont features a bright and open floor plan with its original 1923 charm still intact. The stunning modern kitchen features a large island and stainless gas appliances. The primary bedroom features a remodeled bathroom and a large walk-in closet. Plus, the fenced backyard is equipped with a covered patio and an oversized detached garage.

 

1928 Cottage in Southwest Portland

4 Bedrooms | 1.1 Bathrooms | 2,942 Square Feet | $759,900

5519 Southwest Menefee Drive, Portland

5519 Southwest Menefee Drive, Portland

Address: 5519 Southwest Menefee Drive, Portland | Listed By: Marcia Kies + Rebecca Green

Built in 1928, this darling cottage in the heart of Southwest Portland recently underwent an extensive renovation. It features pristine hardwood floors on the main and upper levels, light-filled rooms throughout, charming original built-ins, oversized windows, a beautiful brand new kitchen and updated bathrooms. Retreat to the covered and open balconies and decks overlooking the beautiful backyard, including a spacious rooftop deck.

 

Renovated 1907 Craftsman

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,566 Square Feet | $735,000

5337 Northeast Cleveland Avenue, Portland

5337 Northeast Cleveland Avenue, Portland

Address: 5337 Northeast Cleveland Avenue, Portland | Listed By: Maria Cerri

This 1907 craftsman underwent an extensive renovation yet maintains its original character. It features tall ceilings, picture molding and new wood windows, plus a fully upgraded modern kitchen, mudroom and bathroom. The three large bedrooms have walk-in closets and a charming period-style bathroom. The lower level includes a bonus room, laundry and workshop. Relax on the covered front porch or the fenced-in backyard!

 

1916 Craftsman in John’s Landing

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,116 Square Feet | $625,000

6126 South Hood Avenue, Portland

6126 South Hood Avenue, Portland

Address: 6126 South Hood Avenue, Portland | Listed By: Lauren Hasson

This charming craftsman in John’s Landing beautifully blends historic character with timeless modern updates. It features new plumbing, wiring, a water heater, exterior and interior paint, window coverings, light fixtures and a carport. Plus, it has refinished hardwoods, renovated bathrooms and a kitchen, and lovely built-ins throughout. The third bedroom in the basement acts as an ADU and has its own separate entrance, closet, full bathroom and laundry. The backyard was freshly landscaped to include a deck, shed and fire pit.

 

Which is your favorite?

Did any of these historic homes catch your eye? Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

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