I've mentioned before on this blog and others that touring homes is often the best part about being a Real Estate Agent in Portland. Real Estate Agents tend to have a reverence and a love for classic architecture. Just speaking personally, I'm a sucker for the craftsman style which is quite prevalent in the Portland metro area.
Sometimes when I'm touring a home for clients on my own I'll take a camera with me and click a few frames to really absorb the space. For this particular craftsman, located in inner southeast Portland, I had my old vintage Rolleiflex with me. By pure coincidence, both the Rolleiflex and the craftsman were built in 1956. How is that for a nice stroke of fate?
The light on the porch was lovely and casted some very dramatic shadows across the sitting space.
The attic was converted into a living space (as people do in Portland) and felt a bit dark with the curtains drawn. Made for some nice drama on a still photograph and the space brightened up nicely when the curtains opened.
The shower and bathtub spaces where lined with some nice frosted glass that created a nice delineation while also staying true to the vintage quality of the home itself. A really nice touch if you ask me. Also, they reflected the light in an interesting way.
Sometimes it is all in the details. Original kitchen tile meets original hardwood floors. Both in fantastic condition, especially considering the age of the home.
A view from the porch looking directly across the street. Gives a good idea of the classic craftsman style of the neighborhood.