Midcentury modern time capsule house in Portland, Oregon

Entry-way-retroTour-a-Time-CapsuleWhat is it about Portland, Oregon? The city seems to have an unusually large stock of amazing time capsule homes of every style — from amazing 1938 tudors to sleek streamline moderne to compact and friendly midcentury modern gems like the one today. This recent find — sent to us by reader Cheryl — is a 1960 mid century minimal masterpiece with lovely hints of Mondrian. Listed for sale by Lance Marrs from Living Room Realty, this stunning home is about as original as they come. Filled with warm wood walls and ceilings, cork floors, oodles of built-ins and what seems to be all the fabulous original light fixtures, this home is ready to house your vintage furniture collection. Thanks to photographer Jillian Doughty from 22pages photography, we have a whole lotta lovely photos to drool over. Let’s take a look, shall we?


From the listing:

Price: $429,900
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Partial Baths:1
Square Ft: 2,172

This 1960 home exudes mid-century cool. Flow, natural light & connection to outdoors were/are a primary consideration. Main floor for lounging, conversing & eating. Upper floor for sleeping, peace & quiet. Walk-out basement for play, work, and quick access to private yard. Every choice here is a mix of beauty & function; representing the design of the time. Updates: roof, driveway, yard, w/d, water heater, furnace, AC.

retro-wood-panelingWith all the craziness in retro interiors we often show here on the blog, it is nice to see this house — a model of livable perfection — in a more mid century modern, yet still modest style. This house is a breath of fresh air. Its timeless design makes it appeal to even those who have not been bitten by the retro decorating bug. The open floor plan of the main living area feel so modern — and those exposed beam, wood ceilings — wowza.

mid-century-wood-ceilingWall of windows, check. Amazing built-in storage, check. Cool light fixtures, check. This house just might have it all.

retro-galley-kitchenWhat an adorable vintage wall oven — in a sweet, buttery yellow.

retro-modern-kitchenI wish my upper kitchen cabinets had sliding doors like these. Also notice that tile back splash with dark grout.

And as always, there’s more house to see in our slide show — make sure to take a look.

Mega thanks to real estate agent Lance Marrs from Living Room Realty for allowing us to show this property and to Jillian Doughty from 22pages photography for giving us permission to share her photos of the property here on our blog.

Tips to view slide show: Click on first image… it will enlarge and you can also read my captions… move forward or back via arrows below the photo… you can start or stop at any image:?

  1. Nicole says:

    Dear Pam,
    You say that you wished you had those glass sliding doors in your kitchen. I visited a house yesterday which has them on all top cabinets. But man are they ever heavy and hard to open and close! On a daily basis it would drive me nuts! Are you aware of a solution to make them slide smoothly and effortlessly?
    Just wondering while I ponder about buying this house… Thanks in advance!

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