On the market for $ 650,000, an elegantly renovated Montavilla ranch


Editor’s Note: welcome to Portland monthlyThe “Property Watch” column, where we regularly take a look at interesting homes in Portland’s super-competitive real estate market (with periodic initiatives in the suburbs and points beyond, for good measure). This week: An elegantly renovated Montavilla ranch with extraordinary cuisine. Do you want to offer a property for this feature? Contact us at [email protected].

The first word that comes to mind upon entering this 1951 home is well appointed, defined as “nicely equipped for comfort and convenience”. Indeed, since buying the house for themselves in 2016, the Sellers, a creative couple who called the project their “child of love,” have given it a complete makeover from front to back, without any detail left out, and it all comes together beautifully.

Located on a quiet stretch of SE 76e Avenue just steps from the Montavilla shopping district, the house has a warm and welcoming open plan. A large picture window in the comfortable living room overlooks the front yard, while nearby a Norwegian Jotul wood-burning stove occupies an eye-catching marble nook. There, an elegant flooring transitioning from hardwood to black Brazilian slate marks the transition to the dining room.

The centerpiece is the kitchen, which was recently completed this year. It’s surrounded by custom white oak cabinetry, quartz countertops, and a backsplash of handmade zellige tiles, their finish rippling in the sun. The clever layout, with a dish rack, prep bar / counter, and built-in appliances, makes it a dream space for cooking and entertaining, or just a lovely backdrop to take out. The adjoining utility room and cloakroom are outfitted with the same cabinetry and storage solutions, plus a touch of patterned tile to the door. You know a home is special when the toughest work areas are right.

The private half of the house is equally gracious, with two bedrooms and a bathroom, the latter renovated in 2017, wrapped in white tiles and sporting a large mirror to bounce the sunlight falling from the skylight. A family room enjoys more sun and backyard views through a set of glass doors, and its floating media cabinet and white oak cabinets conceal components of the new mini heating and cooling system. split.

The 1,200 square foot home sits on a larger corner lot – that’s 7,000 square feet – and the backyard is quite generous as a result, especially with its built-in fireplace and sleek Ipe deck. It’s so easy to imagine life here: whether it’s lighting the barbecue, relaxing on a Sunday morning by the wood-burning stove, or strolling to Montavilla’s Academy Theater for a movie and a slice of Flying Pie Pizzeria, both neighborhood favorites. . After all, the hard work has been done.

Quick Facts List

Address: 1826 SE 76th Avenue

Cut: 1212 square feet, 2 bedrooms / 1 bath

List Date: 08/17/2021

List of prices: $ 650,000

Listing Agents: Virginia Barden, Living Room Realty

Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer who has focused on the Pacific Northwest design and lifestyle since 2008. She is based in Portland, Oregon. Contact Dalton here.

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