Ornate ornaments and small, warm rooms were the charm of the most exclusive homes built in Portland during the Victorian era, which ended in the early 1900s.
Queen Anne, one of the most popular architectural styles of the era, was a romantic American version of the medieval and classic dwellings of England. In front of fictitious houses, there were often wraparound pouches with bay windows and wooden spindle railings.
One of Queen Anne in the historic King district of northeastern Portland has traditional decorative clapboard and patterned iron pieces on the outside, but on the inside, the living room is unwalled and dining. It is flowing into the room.
The open floor plan, which was rare at the time to appeal to today’s home shoppers, is the original of a house built 128 years ago.
Other modern features such as central air conditioning, energy efficient appliances, and gas-converted coal fireboxes make the three-story house North East Prescott Street It was rebuilt after decades of use as a low rent duplex.
“The 1894 historic Queen of Great Britain Victorian era, better than the new one, has been restored with the modern luxury of secret mode,” said the listed agent. Dan Volkmar When Kishlaot The Windermere Realty Trust when the tiered 10,000-square-foot plot was put on the market on April 28.
The certificate was replaced on June 15th.
Sale price: $ 799,000.
“Even after the market was balanced, we received competing offers in this house,” Ott says. “A young and enthusiastic family, a conservationist, and now a home restored. National Register of Historic Places In Washington, I went to my toes for this beauty. “
Potential buyers appreciated the quality and craftsmanship of home restorations “decorated with intricate wood and stucco woodwork,” Ott says. “Rainbow dances across the room through hand-cut prisms and the gem-colored glass used in lead stained glass windows and doors.”
With its flashy stained glass and applied wood carving decoration, Queen Ann Style was a way to show off wealth, even in modest cottages.
If the architect didn’t have the budget, the owner was relied on House planning book Mass-produced “gingerbread” decorations are cut into wavy, circular, square, or diagonal pieces. These flat pieces of wood were placed in a pattern and often painted in a variety of vibrant colors to create a shadow box effect or fish scale design.
The original owner of the house in 1894, Alfred J. and Georgia Armstrong, Had the advantage of saving budget. Georgia’s father, John T. Feliz, was a master carpenter who designed and manufactured in the popular Queen Anne style.
On May 28, 1894, Nicole the Tailor’s fabric cutter, Alfred Armstrong, paid $ 1,000 to two plots in the Highlands, on the hills of the King district.
The land was in the working-class city of Albina, which was developed around the Union Pacific Railroad yard. Four years after Albina was founded in 1887, it became part of Portland.
After the Panic of 1893 and the Great Depression that followed, many sales were sluggish, but the modest Armstrong built a house without a loan. National Register of Historic Places..
Armstrong studded with frilled woodwork: Overlapping siding covers the first floor, the second floor has patterned shingles, between which a horizontal row of flashy shingles forming a belt course I have.
Above the whimsical siding is a two-story tower with a gable and bar bourgie eaves that look like lace, and a majestic cast iron crown.
Feliz “built it with love and intent,” Otto says. “I knew his daughter and his son-in-law would live there,” so did Feliz and his wife. The carpenter designed the bedroom and bathroom on the main floor for easy access to the parlor and kitchen while maintaining the privacy of the young couple on the second floor.
Over the decades, Portland’s dilapidated wooden homes have been difficult to catch up with, and as the region declined, many single-family homes were converted into apartments or bulldozers.
Armstrong’s house, which was divided into two rental properties, History restorationA Portland company refurbishing houses and housing museums.
She bought a real estate property in Kakuchi in 1986 at a bargain price of $ 32,000. This reflects the condition of the neighborhood and home after being left unattended for a long time.
Pearlstein is praised by conservation groups throughout the state Restore Oregon For practical and careful restoration of other important structures, including 1912 bricks Fire Department No. 17 Located in the historic Alphabet district of northwestern Portland.
She is also respected for her architectural knowledge and the sources she has cultivated.
Pearlstein approached the restoration as if he were dealing with an archaeological relic, Ott says.
Pearlstein hired craftsmen and craftsmen to recreate some of the original features that were removed, but also found that many of the missing parts were not elegantly reused in the field.
“The original front door with lead glass windows was used as the floor of the kennel,” says Otto.
Once she got the front door, Pearlstein was able to refinish the wood, including the thin slats that formed the sunburst pattern.
Portland glass artist David Schlicker Duplicated the diamond-shaped window frame of the door and the space above it, as well as the other decorative windows of the house.
Pearlstein has spent years restoring or replacing architectural details such as grooved woodwork products, door trims with rosette corners, intricate picture rail moldings, and chandelier ceiling medallions.
Underneath the high intricate ceiling of the living room is a pigmented wall with a hand-stenciled thistle motif.
In the kitchen, Pearlstein found a practical antique Wedgwood stove We have installed a soapstone counter and a marmorium floor that are reminiscent of the times.
The pantry, once an enclosed pouch, hides a stainless steel refrigerator. A stackable washer and dryer is located between the alcove near the washing chute. Also hidden: a new electrical and plumbing system for the entire house with a living space of 3,466 square feet.
“The effort and detail devoted to these homes is a lost art, and we appreciate the passion of those who are willing to restore, preserve and maintain these architectural treasures,” Otto says.
The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.. The bedroom on the second floor, which had a kitchen in the 1960s, was a pre-WWII era, integrated metal simple with a drain sink, a vintage 4-burner wedgewood gas range, and a refrigerator. There is a kitchen.
Among the mature landscaping of the property are blooming trees, shrubs and carved hedges. In particular, the Monkey Puzzle Tree has been standing on the premises since the homeowner received the souvenir saplings. 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial ExpoGathered millions in Portland.
“Living in such a treasure is a legacy and an honor,” says Otto, who specializes in selling historic homes. Danfork Mar Team Of a real estate expert. “Portland has great resources such as: Restore Oregon When Architectural Heritage Center To support, educate and ignite their passion for those ready to become the next steward of these incredible historic Portland icons. “
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