$1.3 Million Homes in Oregon, Michigan and California



$1.3 Million Homes in Oregon, Michigan and California

The New York Times

Portland, Ore.

WHAT A 2005 house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms

HOW MUCH $1.25 million

SIZE 2,886 square feet


SETTING This house sits on a high wooded lot in a residential area just west of the city center. It is about four miles to the popular Pearl District, with its many restaurants, shops and galleries, and less than two miles from Forest Park, a 5,157-acre urban forest with more than 80 miles of trails. Nike world headquarters, in Beaverton, is about five miles away.

INDOORS Known as Skybox, for its expansive views and cubelike form, this house was featured in Dwell magazine in 2009. Clad in dark-stained wood siding, it has a front door on the second level, opening to a foyer with steps leading up to a light-filled living and dining room that has 16-foot-high windows on three sides, including large glass doors out to a deck. A section of wall with a double-sided fireplace separates this area from the kitchen, which has an island with a stainless steel counter, Miele cooktop and wooden bar, and tall cabinets finished with chalkboard paint.

Upstairs is a loftlike master bedroom overlooking the living room, with sliding doors to a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a soaking tub, a separate shower area with a pebblelike floor and a cedar-lined sauna. Another door from the bedroom opens to an exterior staircase that leads to the roof, which is covered with decking and has a hot tub and outdoor shower. On the lower level are two additional bedrooms, a laundry room and an office, as well as access to an attached two-car garage.

OUTDOOR SPACE The 0.73-acre lot remains in a largely natural state, with many trees. The house is surrounded by small gardens, a section of lawn and staircases made of weathered steel.

TAXES $10,412 a year, plus a homeowners’ association fee of $154 every six months

CONTACT Sean Z Becker, Sean Z Becker Real Estate, 503-444-7400

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Sean Z Becker

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