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2205 NE 16th Avenue
A Charming Craftsman Style Home

When the owners of this charming Craftsman style home decided to move from South Carolina to Portland, they looked for a large home, close to downtown and in a "pedestrian friendly neighborhood."  Space was essential for their extensive collection of antiques, exotic furnishings and modern artwork.  They found their dream home here in Irvington.

Unlike some of the other homes on the tour, this one has been lovingly tended and tastefully upgraded by its owners since its construction in the early years of the 20th Century.  The care shows in the beautiful, original finish woodwork and many intact period details.  

While the architect for this house is currently unknown, the design consciously pays respect to its wood frame construction as all good Craftsman style houses should.  The delightful porch detailing and the gracious multi-light windows, enhance the character of this unique (and uniquely Irvington) home.

 

Natural woodwork with its original finish and period light fixtures give the striking entry hall a strong Craftsman flavor.  Note the walnut strips inlaid into the oak flooring for an extra touch of elegance.

The spectacular fireplace and wall of built-in book cases not only defines the living room as a warm and inviting space, but also provides abundant display area for the owners' collection of antiques.  Concealed lighting in the coved space along the ceiling adds to the charm.

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