We are a family of four with two elementary aged boys, and we've lived in the house next door since 2008. Justin is a high school science teacher and started a hands-on science program, complete with a farm, commercial kitchen and wood shop. Natalie is a local Realtor with Living Room Realty, and loves providing clients with upmost service and expertise in the local real estate market. We've lived in this neighborhood together since 2000, except for one year spent abroad in Switzerland, where we had our first born child. We love to travel to as many places as we can squeeze in each year, focusing on nature and cultural experiences for our kids. When we're home, we enjoy hiking, skiing, playing with our sweet golden doodle, and cooking from scratch with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.
Owner purchased this House in 2008
Why Owner chose Richmond
We built this house in 2016 when the City of Portland started to provide incentives for building mother-in-law types of units in the heart of the city. We fell in love with this idea and the potential rental benefit it offered in the short term and the opportunity of retiring in it full-time in the long term. We hired our friend and local architect who spent countless hours dreaming up a layout that is both functional and beautiful in 800 square feet. Click this link for more info on our process:
What makes this House unique
We went all out with the design and quality of this home when we built it. Every light switch, fixture, design element were thought of and executed by me and based on what I love about a house. The challenge was to design a home that flows well and is modern and luxurious, while remaining functional and comfortable: we did not want an overly cold, stiff and boxy new build. One of the most energy efficient houses in the neighborhood, the insulation is tight and the materials behind the walls are well above code. The single-wall kitchen features European high end appliances with every little detail thought of. The upstairs bedroom is a sanctuary, with high ceilings, a huge closet, a tiny balcony for light, and stained glass I designed to add color into the space. The bathrooms are luxurious, with heated tile, never ending hot water and great pressure in the showers.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cute house within walking distance to restaurants & bars
Overall, the house is well-built and nice. The heated floors in the bathrooms are great. Note that the bedroom is upstairs and the bathroom near that is fairly small (no counter space & the mirror is oddly off to the side which makes shaving for men a challenge). I ended up using the downstairs bathroom since it was larger and had some counter space. The living room is also small, but it's fine if you only have 2 people. There isn't dedicated parking, but we easily found street parking near the house every time we had to park again. Location is awesome and within walking distance to restaurants/coffee shops/etc on both Hawthorne and Division. It's also easy to get downtown and to the airport from here. We didn't sleep very well while we were there because the door in the bedroom upstairs lets in way too much light (needs a blackout curtain over it) and there was a barking dog at a nearby house that kept us up some. Besides that, we enjoyed our stay in this property.
Loved Our Stay!
This was in a fantastic location! Easy walk to Hawthorne & Division where there are numerous restaurants and shops. Easy access to downtown. The cottage was adorable with beautiful finishes and comfortably slept 3 of us. Perfect place for a long weekend in Portland and Natalie was very responsive and helpful as we planned our stay!
comfort and location
had such a wonderful time in portland. we found the perfect place to stay while visiting. hosts were beyond gracious. the perfect blend of helpfulness and behind the scene making certain our stay in their beautiful cottage was perfect. so close to many places we visited while there. whether restaurants, coffee shops, or unique places to enjoy, this location made our stay easy and much more enjoyable. thanks for everything!