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1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

Not often you see an agent’s photos in black and white, but it works for this 1950s Van Evera Bailey-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

Not much detail from the agent, except to sat this is ‘a piece of mid-century history’ from ‘one of the NW architects who developed a modern style for the region’.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

But the photos do tell us pretty much what we need to know.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

This 1952 build looks to have been either superbly renovated or well maintained. At the very least it looks faithful to the original design, right down to the fixtures and fittings. If anything has been changed, it is in keeping with the original look and feel of the place.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

Love the bold use of cedar wood for the vertical siding, as well as the beans and timber ceiling, the open space and full height windows as well as the balcony areas looking out onto the greenery across and below. There’s a spiral staircase in there too, which is always a welcome addition.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

You get 2,439 sq. ft. of living space, which includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, plenty of reception space and an angular kitchen area. 15,682 sq. ft. outside too, as well as a cool car port and wonderful driveway.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

It looks pretty sparse and really needs someone to add a few finishing touches. If that’s you, the asking price is $699,000.

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA
1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

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  • Bendy Bentley

    You should make color photos available too, otherwise serious lookers will be put off.