In the Piedmont neighborhood. Nestled between the major bike arteries in to and out of downtown (both of our commutes), walking distance to groceries, one of the best parks in townWoodlawn, and 5-10 minute bike or car from Alberta and Mississippi. 2400sqft above ground, 1000 below. Rooms for days – 4BR, 2BA, office, workshop, bike room, gym, laundry, gear storage room, and proper dining and living rooms. It’s a lot of space for us and Halle so perhaps we’ll need to fill it sooner rather than later? A trip to the humane society in a week or two?

It was a a flip that sat on the market for the better part of a year. Was horribly overpriced, lost visibility, we randomly stumbled upon it, put in an offer 5% below ask, it was accepted, and the nightmare closing began (they had neglected some things in the flip, flat out done others wrong, and continued to do them wrong over and over again). With so much work being done via the flip and subsequent repairs, the house has pretty much entirely new major systems and being built in the 50s, a strong foundation (common problem in Portland).

Three months following our offer acceptance, the closing date finally came. We moved in two weeks ago, and are happy as hell. I’ve been busy fixing and pretty much every bit of plumbing, installing new plumbing here and there, redoing door hardware and a lot of outlet and lighting stuff, putting up curtains, and much more. Rebecca has been filling her time with unpacking (we have a nice balance of interests there). Two days after moving in it had already looked like we had been there for half a year. It’s been a pretty exhausting couple of weeks, but we’re in a good place and are ready to welcome guests for our wedding week!

Our hats are off to Erin Rothrock and her incredible team for making this happen. They went above and beyond a 3% commission on this one.

Housewarming party to come.