For Sale! All The Right Ingredients | Alberta Craftsman - Scout Realty Co.

For Sale! All The Right Ingredients | Alberta Craftsman

4815 NE 17th Ave. Portland, OR 97211
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Offered at $829,000

Where does one find inspiration? It is found in the places we visit, the people we surround ourselves with, or the day to day things that influence our lives. This Alberta Arts Craftsman and surrounding grounds are inspired by a local master gardener and the eclectic style of the couple who owned it. Every inch of this home inspires you with its restored 1907 craftsman details on the top two floors and then the juxtaposition of the modern lower level in-law suite: a symbiotic blend of old and new.

The Craftsman hallmarks are wide front porches, open floor plans and oodles of custom woodwork and this one is no exception. The main home has 3 beds and 2 full baths that feature hardwood floors,  a tranquil yet formal entry room,  unpainted millwork,  picture molding, box-beam ceilings,  vintage built-in entry bench, tile accents, clawfoot tub, wood burning fireplace, built-in entry bench, dining room bench, wainscoting along office walls and ceiling,  all the right ingredients for a Portland home. 

The lower level is a fully permitted in-law suite (bedroom 4) with its own private patio entry door. The modern lines of this 2015 apartment are a cool mix of warm industrial meets, happy modern.  The studio has a full living room, bedroom and kitchen space with ample room for a full sized dining room table.  The bath boasts a custom tile work shower with private lavatory, a true loft feeling with an appreciation for design sprinkled in.

This homes plant game is undeniably strong! Garden – it’s a true plant collectors garden.  The mature foundation planting of flowering dogwood and Japanese maples, cercis and pagoda, lemon-scented magnolias, and fragrant illicium. The spring erupts with dozens of rare varieties of bulbs to include tulips, jonquils and fritillaria are naturalized under shade trees along with epimediums and flowering quince. Summer months were planted for attracting native birds and bees with berries, seeded grasses, salvias, fuschias columbine and gladiolus among many others. The shaded areas are filled with native plants and a collection of ferns and disporum from around the world. Fruiting quince, apples, Asian pear and blueberries are abundant producers and the raised beds provide space for growing vegetables and herbs for the urban gardener. Winter months still shine in the garden with dozens of naturalized hellebores that bloom from December to March, along with winter hazel, several varieties of snowdrop, cyclamen, camellias, and daphne. The eclectically designed and loving planned garden offers extraordinary outdoor entertaining space.   Currently, the need for serenity and beauty is overwhelming and this backyard has this abundance. 

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”- Audrey Hepburn

All you need to hear is meet me on Alberta and you know you will have a good time. There are so many incredible places to see art, eat, shop and currently see pop up art of lifesize dinosaur ( Albertasaurus PDX).    

Alberta Arts Neighborhood makes it hard to narrow down my favorites but I would be remiss If I did not mention a few. Thicket Nursery where all dreams about plants and trees come true, Donny Vegas where froze’ is sold in mason jars to go and the patio and funky art give you a big city feel with a local flare, the Swiss Hibiscus for the world’s best tuna salad sandwich and/or salad, and for the rest just click here, as Eater, Portland, Oregon details it better than I ever could. There just are no bad choices along this street.  Take just one moment to try this home on for size. It is worth the time.  

Additional features include:

  • Built in 1907
  • 3 bed | 3 bath + 1 bedroom studio with full bath and kitchen
  • 3179 sq ft
  • 2015 Refinished Hardwood Floors
  • 2015 Radiant Floor Heat | Gas
  • 2016 updated Gourmet Kitchen + appliances
  • 2019 Rebuilt back covered porch
  • 2015 in-law suite – Studio with private outside entrance
  • 2015 Seismic updates/house bolted to the foundation
  • 2015 additional insulation
  • Lot size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Schools: Vernon, Jefferson/Madison High
  • Taxes: $3028/yr
  • RMLS #: 20190805

COVID19 and Scout: Open houses remain postponed for the foreseeable future. We know and understand people still need to sell their homes and at Scout, we are taking precautions in conjunction with your broker when making these homes open for private showings.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

For more information about this listing, contact Alia Marie Hazen at

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