19800 NW Rainier Ave PDX 97231 is for sale

the beginning of the gracious s-curve that is the driveway

Nature lovers, privacy lovers, traffic-avoidance lovers: this could be your long-sought sanctuary. A dead end street off a dead-end road leads to a winding driveway designed to be a year-round delight: conifers, shrubs and perennials usher you into a private paradise.

bees are a-buzzin’ when the cherry trees are in bloom

Twenty years of active involvement in the gardening community have resulted in a large collection of unusual, prized plant material, all chosen to thrive in our climate. Spring and summer bring the bonus of a constant parade of blooms.

birds and butterflies put on a show

Privacy does not equal isolation. Plantings create buffer zones between us and our friendly neighbours (several third-generation residents speak to the desirability of the neighbourhood). Twenty minutes to downtown Portland, 10 to Scappoose and just over an hour to the coast on smooth-running Hwy 30.

one of those friendly neighbours

Orchard, woodland (rich in wildflowers and other natives), two spring fed year-round brooks, a meadow and cultivated areas around the house invite you to enjoy as-is or put your own stamp on them. Gardeners take note: plenty of space for sun and shade gardens to expand.

a large covered deck, good for entertaining or lolling

What about the house? The daylight basement ranch, built in 1974, is perfectly sited on the 3.89 acres. Updates in 2003 to the living/dining and bedroom areas tamp down that 70’s vibe. Hardwood floors, arched doorways, windows that bring the outdoors in. Cozy up to the amazing free-standing fireplace on a winter’s evening or entertain on the large deck or under the cherry trees on a summer day. A large, well-insulated studio with three skylights is a few steps away down a paved lavender walk. Let it beckon to your creative side or use it as a guest house or ???

There’s Richard, to give you an idea of the scale of the trees on the back part of the property.

We really do hate to leave but it has become increasingly clear that the time has come to move on to our next chapter and give someone else the chance to experience this place. More details at johnlscott.com/listing/20371290.

To arrange a viewing, call Diana Erickson at: 503-319-5544

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