Eclectic Style And European Design Harmonize In Portland’s Dunthorpe Area
Calling all enthusiasts of European and modern design: this extensively remodeled, transitional home in Portland, Oregon, features a combination of contemporary flair, traditional elements and exquisite details.
Built in 1982, the 7,700-square-foot home also benefits from its location in the Dunthorpe suburb, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the area. Throughout the years, the four-bedroom residence has been architecturally revamped to include a circular drive and pond with a reconfigured porch area that offers a welcoming entry lined with espalier camellias.
“The home was built by a gentleman who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe and particularly France,” says listing agent Mimi McCaslin of LUXE | Forbes Global Properties, who shares the listing with business partner Anne-Marie Knapp “He brought many materials over here with him from France, including two magnificent carved fireplace mantles. All of the exterior features wrought iron Juliet balconies, and the interior features high ceilings that are very unusual.”
The home is located through the pillars at the top of tree-lined Greenwood Road in one of Portland’s oldest residential neighborhoods. Known for seclusion and privacy, it was once part of the original Corbett Estate, which was later subdivided into eight parcels. At the time, the Corbett family was well known for constructing many prestigious homes in the centerpiece of what is known as the “residential park.”
“I recently sold my own home next door, which was part of the original Corbett Estate,” McCaslin says. “This transitional house has a true European flair to it. I don’t know of any home that looks quite like this one. The quality is just amazing, and it has a lot of character.”
As for luxury finishes, McCaslin says they are aplenty. “The cane doors are just extraordinary,” she says. “There are a lot of built-ins found throughout the home along with five fireplaces, crown molding and French doors. The gambrel-style, French mansard slate roof really makes this house stand out.”
Occupying nearly an acre of grounds, the home has a backyard with a vintage-style pool, mature landscaping and a cabana. “The pool cabana has a kitchenette, full bath and fireplace,” the agent says. “It could also be transformed into a spacious home office.”
One of the most attractive features of the home is its superb location, McCaslin says. “There are three sections in Dunthorpe and this location is in the heart of it in the coveted Riverdale School District. This is by far the best part of Dunthorpe and located on one of the best streets surrounded by homes with large lots and beautiful gardens. Dunthorpe is a very high-end neighborhood and also one of the most welcoming communities. You can get to downtown in 10 minutes yet return to this super-inclusive neighborhood. The location of this property is a big deal.”
The asking price for 1616 S. Greenwood Road, Portland, Oregon, is $2.495 million.