May is Historic Preservation Month! To celebrate this important month-long “holiday,” we’re highlighting some of the best historic homes on the market right now. As a real estate company, we are passionate about historic preservation, in both residential and commercial buildings. It’s important to take care of our city’s historic treasures while preserving their original features and overall character.
All built before the year 1940 — and one dating all the way back to 1884! — these homes are filled with plenty of charming period details, like brick walls, fireplaces, built-ins, original hardwoods, and more. Plus, all have been updated and maintained over the decades to keep them looking as good as the year they were built.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new (to you!) home or you simply enjoy admiring old homes, step into our time machine to see some of the Portland area’s finest historic homes!
1911 Tudor Revival Estate in Dunthorpe
8 Bedrooms | 6.1 Bathrooms | 11,760 Square Feet | $2,900,000
This classic Tudor Revival estate was built in 1911 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Enter through its stately gates to discover spectacular lawns, stone patios with balustrades, and well-manicured landscaping, all surrounding the home’s gorgeous façade. Inside, the home has a conservatory, music and dining halls, a gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry, a morning room, a palatial owner’s suite, a detached apartment, and many more luxurious details. It is situated on a quiet non-thru street near Tryon Creek State Park, just steps from the Willamette River.
1909 Traditional Home in Portland Heights
5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 5,589 Square Feet | $1,880,000
This pristine five-bedroom traditional home is situated on a wide, spacious lot in the heart of Portland Heights. It has been tastefully updated throughout while maintaining its charming 1909 character, which includes intricate wood beams and woodwork, hardwood floors, built-ins and inviting fireplaces. Updates include a new deck, a newer kitchen remodel, a Halo water filtration system, a NUVO sound system, a newer sport court, a new HVAC and a newer roof. It has a spacious primary suite with multiple seating areas, a stone fireplace and built-ins. The lower level could be used for an office, classroom or media/entertainment.
1912 Updated Home Near Forest Park
6 Bedrooms | 5.1 Bathrooms | 6,384 Square Feet | $1,849,000
Old meets new in this tastefully updated 1912 home in Northwest Portland near Forest Park. This spacious six-bedroom home has room for everyone, featuring a large family room, a private office space or a gym with a separate entrance downstairs. The main level is light and bright, with a gorgeous double-sided fireplace and mountain views from walls lined with French doors leading outside. The primary suite features a giant walk-in closet, a five-piece bathroom and a washer/dryer. The home is accompanied by a fully contained one-bedroom apartment that rents for $1,900/month!
1908 Four Square in Willamette Heights
3 Bedrooms | 2.1 Bathrooms | 4,275 Square Feet | $1,199,900
This stately 1908 Four Square is perched high in Portland’s Willamette Heights community, touching both trails at Forest Park and restaurants on Thurman Corridor. It features historic period details throughout, including pocket doors, original woodwork and hardwoods, and arched doorways. The primary suite features French doors leading to a balcony. The yard is a gardener’s paradise, containing mature landscaping and raised garden beds!
1920 Craftsman in Beaverton
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,541 Square Feet | $950,000
This Craftsman in Beaverton has been fully renovated inside and out — including a new roof, heat pump, A/C, flooring, windows, paint, and outdoor lighting, plus a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. It is situated on a fenced park-like lot with a large Trex deck, a secluded hot tub, a raised flower bed, an oversized three-car garage and RV parking. Don’t miss the finished basement with a separate entrance!
1884 Queen Anne Victorian in the Alphabet District
4 Bedrooms | 1.1 Bathrooms | 4,458 Square Feet | $895,000
Own a piece of Portland’s history! This original 1884 Queen Anne Victorian is part of a group of four homes on the Historic Register situated on this block in the Alphabet Historic District. It has a number of untouched vintage features, including unpainted woodwork, pocket doors, stained glass, a clawfoot tub, and a stunning library with floor-to-ceiling shelves and a ladder. It has high ceilings on all four levels and plenty of space to expand in the attic and the basement, which has outdoor access.
1929 Charming Home in Southeast Portland
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,020 Square Feet | $499,950
This beautiful home in Southeast Portland is beaming with natural light throughout. It has hardwood floors, granite counters in the kitchen, and other updated features. The fully finished basement has potential for a full kitchen, plus a bonus room and laundry. The large, fenced backyard has a deck, tool shed and a shop. The home is just minutes to Sellwood and within walking distance of the Wildlife Refuge and many more parks and trails.
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