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1923 Green Hills Traditional Remodeled by Richard Spies

It's hard to argue that this isn't a near perfect embodiment of what the most desirable Portland homes have to offer.

Wayne Olson
Wayne Olson
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1923 Green Hills Traditional Remodeled by Richard Spies
4104 SW Greenleaf Ct., Portland, OR 97221

Nestled just behind St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in southwest Portland's Green Hills neighborhood, 4104 SW Greenleaf Ct is one of those homes that embodies everything that the most desirable Portland homes have to offer: modern design and amenities while preserving the timeless character of the original home's aesthetic.

Built in 1923, this home was purchased by local Portland architect Richard Spies in 1997 (Spies was a senior principal at well-known design and engineering firm Mackenzie and is still listed as a corporate advisor to the firm). He subsequently remodeled the home, and while I don't have information on what exactly he changed, I suspect that he at least converted the attic to living space and added the dormers, for two reasons: homes typically aren't built without an attic but a fully finished third floor (like this home), and the 1997 listing from when he purchased the home does not mention a third floor.

But I digress.

This massive home has a total of 4,727 square feet spread across four floors (one basement and three above ground). And it's nearly perfectly laid, with the primary living areas on the main floor, all 4 bedrooms on the second floor and a nearly thousand square foot bonus room on the third floor. Oh, and if that wasn't enough space for you already, there's a 104 square foot (8' x 13') detached office in the backyard to make working from home just a little bit easier in our post-COVID world.

The pictures really speak well for this home. As you can tell, every surface has been either remodeled or carefully preserved and restored, and everything just feels new and modern while not overpowering the traditional character of the original home.

Originally offered at $2,395,000, that price has just been reduced by $200K.

Listed by Todd Prendergast, Windermere Realty Trust
Offered for $2,195,000

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Wayne Olson

I'm a principal real estate broker helping people buy, sell and invest in real estate all over the Portland metropolitan area. I have two boys and love all this beautiful city has to offer.


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