1717 NW 33rd Ave Portland, OR 97210
Listing Courtesy of: RMLS / Urban Properties Group LLC - Contact:  diana@urbanpropertiesportland.com

  1717 NW 33rd Ave Portland, OR 97210

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This storied Willamette Heights home was built for the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition to showcase the NW Spanish Renaissance style. Shortly thereafter, it was transported by mule team to its current location. The home has long been known as the Wedding Cake House due to its unique cake topper look, accentuated by columns, frosted scrolls, creamy white color and candle sconces. Great efforts have been made to preserve the craftsmanship & charm, while updating the homes electrical, mechanical & plumbing systems. Sitting on the Willamette Heights hillside, numerous rooms offer peek-a-boo views of the city, river & mountain. With the exception of copper gutters & the Mahogany garage door, the exterior of the home has remained the same. Plumbing, mechanical & electrical updates include PEX water lines, 200-amp electrical service & natural gas piping servicing the tankless water heater, 3-zone forced air heating furnace, wolf kitchen stove & outdoor BBQ. The interior has been updated while keeping original stained glass, door knobs, pocket doors & wood floors, to name a few. The renovated kitchen looks out to the private backyard thru Marvin windows & doors, includes high end appliances, floor to ceiling wood cabinets, farmhouse sink & soap stone counter tops. The upper bath renovation has similar charm & character of the kitchen and includes both a claw foot tub & a separate walk-in shower.A complete yard drainage system was installed, which has enabled a fully functional and useable basement, which also happens to connect to the one car garage via an underground tunnel!The entire yard was professionally landscaped with particular attention made to create a private, tranquil back yard get away. Highlights include a red volcanic rock wall, period railing for the front steps, outdoor lighting, Brazilian hardwood decks, irrigation & a historical iron fence & gate from a Seattle hotel. 2 Blks to Forest Park, 10 Blks to Thurman/NW 23rd restaurants&shops. [Home Energy Score = 2. HES Report at https://rpt.greenbuildingregistry.com/hes/OR10226451]

MLS #:
Lot Size
5,662 SQFT
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Mediterranean/Mission/Spanish, Custom Style
Mountain(s), City
Multnomah County
Willamette Heights

Listed By

Anita Phipps, Urban Properties Group LLC, Contact: diana@urbanpropertiesportland.com
Last checked Apr 24 2024 at 8:27 AM PDT
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
Interior Features
  • Appliance: Tile
  • Appliance: Stainless Steel Appliance(s)
  • Appliance: Range Hood
  • Appliance: Gas Appliances
  • Appliance: Free-Standing Refrigerator
  • Appliance: Free-Standing Gas Range
  • Appliance: Down Draft
  • Appliance: Disposal
  • Appliance: Dishwasher
  • Appliance: Convection Oven
  • Appliance: Built-In Oven
  • Windows: Wood Frames
  • Windows: Double Pane Windows
  • Wood Floors
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Vaulted Ceiling(s)
  • Tile Floor
  • Sprinkler
  • Laundry
  • High Speed Internet
  • High Ceilings
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Convection Oven
  • Built-In Refrigerator
  • Updated/Remodeled
  • Built-In Features
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Disposal
  • Down Draft
  • Deck
  • Gas Appliances
  • Willamette Heights
Lot Information
  • Sloped
  • Level
Property Features
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Fireplace: Insert
  • Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Heating and Cooling
  • Zoned
  • Forced Air - 95+%
  • Other
Basement Information
  • Full Basement
  • Unfinished
Exterior Features
  • Wood Siding
  • Stucco
  • Roof: Composition
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Utilities-Internet/Tech: Cable
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Fuel: Gas
School Information
  • Elementary School: Chapman
  • Middle School: West Sylvan
  • High School: Lincoln
  • Detached
  • On Street
  • 3
Living Area
  • 3,460 sqft
Additional Listing Info
  • Buyer Brokerage Commission: 2.5
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