Perched up off the street on a large, corner lot in sought after Irvington, rests this grand old dame of a home. Designed by renowned Portland architect Josef Jacobberger, this stately Arts and Crafts gem is a wonderful, typically eclectic mix of high-end European and Craftsman influences. Main floor boasts formal living and dining rooms, a light-filled office, cozy tv room/library with custom built-in bookshelves and rolling ladder. Dining room features original mahogany wood work and built-ins, art glass cabinetry, box beam ceilings, and recently installed 100-year old Birge leather wall paper. Living room features original woodwork, large wood-burning fireplace, new period wallpaper, and double French doors to covered patio with lighting and built-in speakers. Gourmet kitchen features custom-built cabinetry, large center island with island seating and butcher block counter, built-in refrigerator, Dacor gas range, informal dining area and French doors leading to the outdoor living spaces include a large, fully fenced yard with mature landscape, covered porch with lighting and built-in speakers, and spacious patio.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms (including a master suite with a huge walk-in closet and an adjacent sitting room) make up the second floor. Third floor is dedicated to a generous, informal family room plus wonderfully spacious fifth bedroom and full bathroom. A dry, unfinished basement offers plenty of additional storage and space.
RENOVATIONS & RESTORATIONS
Carefully restored and masterfully renovated, this 1911 architectural gem has been brought into the 21st century. Original woodwork and detailing have been refreshed and restored. Systems, such as plumbing and electrical, heating and cooling have been updated. This home now includes two, efficiently sized gas-fueled boilers for radiant heat and two gas-fueled water heater tanks. Each bedroom as well as the office, library, kitchen and family room have been outfitted with mini-split heat pump units for air conditioning (and auxiliary heating). Additional improvements include bolting the home to its foundation for earthquake protection. Finishes throughout the home have been restored and updated with lines between old and new seamlessly and effortlessly blended together.