This cheery 1946 cottage seamlessly blends period character with contemporary features—we think it’s a pretty stunning little gem! Why pay rent when you can stretch out, have plenty of storage, putter in the yard and enjoy storybook cottage charm?
The welcoming entry path ﬂanked by a beautiful trees and easy-care plantings show oﬀ the classic blue-and-white exterior paint scheme and architectural lines. The paver parking pad, large windows, brick chimney, sweet curved porch landing andeven the intricately designed period mail slot all create a throwback to yesteryear.
Step on into the living room flled with natural light, great neutral wall color, beautiful solid oak engineered hardwoods andpainted white brick freplace. The quaint mantle and slab hearth stand ready for holiday décor; pop candles in the freplace for a pretty grouping or convert the freplace to gas for winter warmth and year-round ambiance. The mini-split heater/ACcombo, mounted on the wall, does its job keeping the interior temperature comfortable with a couple of clicks on the remote.
To the right of the living room is the well-appointed upgraded bathroom. The new fnishes were installed in 2020: shower surround, sleek modern vanity with plenty of counterspace, oversized mirror, under-sink storage, light fxtures and tile ﬂoors. Don’t miss the nod-to-the-past original bathtub that is in beautiful condition. Time for a soak!
Continuing to the right, the roomy bedroom has plenty of space for a large bed, dresser and additional furniture. Two windows allow cross-light and a cool summer breeze. A queen bed easily fts in the room, with an alcove currently used as a sitting area that could be built-out with custom shelving for storage. The original shiplap-lined closet is larger than those found in most homes of the era – customize it to max out the available space to hold all the basics and more.
Ooo and ahhh over the fantastic kitchen updated in 2020 with IKEA cabinets, new slab granite countertop, ceiling lights and LG stainless steel appliances (the amazing refrigerator stays!). Plenty of room for meals in this eating area, the kitchen feels and lives large. Well planned out counter space allows for plenty of meal prep and baking. The window overlooking theprivate backyard provides a birds-eye view of outdoor activities.
To the left of the kitchen in the main hallway is the glass door to the backyard. The wood landing could easily be expandedinto a full deck or patio that runs the length of the house for true indoor/outdoor options. Mature trees and native plantingsprovide privacy and a northwest vibe that feels just right. The beautiful Japanese maple is large enough to become a hideaway under the branches for children at play or pets who need a snooze.
The generous size of the partially fenced yard invites adding on to the existing home when needed or desired. Thoughtful steps for future dreams were placed in 2020 to make an expansion possible: a 4” sewer line out the back of the house to connect plumbing from an addition, under ﬂoor plumbing drain, new 1” pex water lines and new electrical main panel and subpanel that will accommodate more electrical circuits in the future. The house was completely rewired in 2020 and an exterior switch was added for outdoor lights such as a strand of Edison-style bulbs or festive lights for the holiday season. We love that new electrical panel in the hall!
The interior utility room/mud room has storage under the stairwell that could be handy for tucking away seasonal coats and boots – create a drop zone near the door located on the side of the house. No basement dungeon laundry in this cottage; the large window and freshly painted shiplap siding make this feel like an extra room. The side door opens out to a covered entryway and cement pad used for gathering garbage cans and outdoor tools and toys.
The door to the fnished attic space provides privacy and a buﬀer between the two ﬂoors of useable living space. Light, bright and ready for appointing as a guest room or bunk room, playroom, studio space and separate office nook. The expansive area is complete with under eve storage areas for seasonal items and gear. The office nook has its own 5’ mini closet and a built-in dresser perfect for artists, crafters, and those who may be working from home!
Located nearby are the city library, high school and sports feld, and MAX light rail station Orange Line. Milwaukie has a greatboat ramp to access the Willamette River, and the Springwater Bike Trail that runs from downtown Portland to the city of Gresham is accessible.
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