Property Watch: A Historic Mount Tabor Arts and Crafts Home

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Editor’s Note: Portland Month to month’s “Property Watch” column will take a weekly glimpse at an interesting dwelling in Portland’s super-aggressive genuine estate industry (with periodic ventures to the burbs and points beyond, for great measure). This week: If only the partitions could chat in this historic Tabor household. Got a residence you think would work for this column? Get in touch at [email protected].

Sitting up on a terraced great deal in the Mount Tabor community, this household comes with serious credentials. For starters, it was originally developed and designed in 1912 by Portland architect Ellis F. Lawrence, who went on, two a long time afterwards, to found and be to start with dean at the University of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. This was at a time when architecture education wasn’t a lot of a detail, and the method was the 2nd to be set up west of the Mississippi.  

Then in 1921, Lawrence was rehired to include on to the home for the latest proprietor, theater operator George Guthrie. Guthrie later on built the Elsinore Theater in Salem, so what would make this 1920s addition so exclusive is that it was basically a tiny prototype for the significantly larger and grander Elsinore, which opened in 1926 and was also designed by Lawrence. 

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Lawrence labored in numerous different kinds, from Colonial to the occasional English Tudor. This dwelling is an illustration of Arts and Crafts, which is mentioned to be a favored of the architect. The asymmetrical façade, manufactured more off center by the clear addition tucked below the swooping gabled roofline, is loaded with compact-paned home windows in neat clusters. A stately stone route prospects up to the entrance door, which opens to a gracious center corridor foyer wrapped in Honduran mahogany.  

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To the proper, a cased opening with glass pocket doorways leads to the dining area, covered in Oregon black walnut, with an arched fireplace surround and stained-glass windows exhibiting the Guthrie spouse and children crests. 

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The eating place connects to a delightful solar space, described by a bay of five virtually floor-to-ceiling windows. Then there’s the kitchen, modern day in perform, but dressed historic, with its thick marble counters, Liebherr fridge hidden at the rear of cabinet fronts that search like an aged-fashioned icebox, and a significant Lacanche stove on a single wall.  

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To the left of the lobby, down three actions, and by an arched opening, is a grand residing home that feels like a swanky lodge foyer. There is a large amount of wonderful ornamental touches in below, from the solid stone fire encompass with fragile relief patterns to the embossed plaster on crown moldings and ceiling beams over to the finely painted parchment sconces on the wall. Via glass doorways surrounded by aspect-lites and transoms, discover a sunroom, and further than that, a groovy kidney-shaped pool additional in 1969. 

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To the suitable of the hearth is an arched doorway, and here’s the place it receives enjoyment: this is what the Guthrie loved ones termed the “art room” and was the main motive for their 1920s addition, bringing lots of exclusive attractive flourish into about 300 square ft. The plaster walls were produced to seem like stone blocks, with Corinthian capitals supporting arched wood beams, a vaulted ceiling protected in leather, and punctuated by 4 leaded glass skylights. There’s only one particular window, for the reason that this was most likely supposed to display screen the Guthrie family’s impressive artwork selection, but works similarly very well as a cozy Television area. 

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At 6,253 sq. toes and a few floors, on a .46-acre good deal with three garages, there’s substantially far more to appreciate—from the Fred Baker–designed mild fixture in the residing place, to the Lincrusta wainscoting—that’s embossed linoleum! on the wall!—to the bits of stone gathered from downtown Portland streets when the streetcar went in, and reused listed here for retaining partitions all around the pool. This is a residence with considerably of its heritage intact. 

Listing Rapid Info:  

Deal with:  6651 SE Scott Dr, Portland, OR 97215 

Dimensions:   6,253 sq. feet/.46 acres, 6 bedroom/3 bath/4 fireplaces  

List Date:   3/7/2022  

Record Value:  $2,750,000  

Listing Agent:  Kathleen O’Donnell, O’Donnell Team Realty 

Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer who has focused on Pacific Northwest style and design and life style due to the fact 2008. She is dependent in Portland, Oregon. Get in touch with Dalton below.