People who extended their living space beyond their home’s exterior walls are basking in the glow of watching sunsets, entertaining under the stars and relaxing in their private sanctuary. There’s another perk to an upgraded yard: Inviting landscaping can add up to 20% to the value of a residential property, according to home improvement expert Bob Vila.
Home buyers are lured in by a well-maintained lawn, mature plants, privacy planting and fencing, outdoor seating areas and attractive garden lighting, say experts.
Here are a handful of Portland homes for sale with colorful gardens:
4401 S.W. Greenleaf Drive in Portland’s Southwest Hills by Annika Laing of Harnish Company Realtors, who listed the 1.07-acre property at $7,295,000.
A serene retreat-like residential property at 4401 S.W. Greenleaf Drive in Portland’s Green Hills neighborhood has outdoor entertaining areas overlooking well-positioned mature plants and trees. The 1941 house with 7,480 square feet of living space was recently upgraded by Lisa Staton Interior Design, Emerick Architects and Green Gables Design & Restoration.
“Indulge in unparalleled luxury (that) offers a blend of privacy and exclusivity,” says Annika Laing of Harnish Company Realtors, who listed the 1.07-acre property at $7,295,000.
3001 N.W. Luray Circle in Portland’s Kings Heights/Hillside neighborhood is for sale by Marcia Walsh with Catherine Kelley of (W)here real estate
A classic, 1930 estate designed by architect Morris Whitehouse at 3001 N.W. Luray Circle in Portland’s Kings Heights neighborhood has a picturesque garden and pool, and beyond that, sweeping views of the city, two rivers and four mountains, says Marcia Walsh with Catherine Kelley of (w)here real estate, who listed the 0.82-acre property for sale at $4,750,000.
The home is “tucked away on a private cul-de-sac,” says Walsh. “A truly remarkable property like nothing you’ve ever seen.”
1600 S.W. Spring St. in Portland’s Southwest Hills is for sale by Macey Laurick with MJ Steen of Windermere Realty Trust.
The custom home at 1600 S.W. Spring St. in Portland’s Southwest Hills has an extensive veranda granting city and mountain views, and is surrounded by perennial gardens. An outdoor fireplace is the centerpeice of a flat backyard.
“Perfectly positioned looking north over the city,” says Macey Laurick with MJ Steen of Windermere Realty Trust, who listed the 9,147-square-foot residential property at $3,799,000.
4470 S.W. Greenleaf Drive in Portland’s Southwest Hills is for sale by David Sobolik of Knipe Realty ERA Powered.
A 1940 English-style house designed by architect Richard Sundeleaf at 4470 S.W. Greenleaf Drive in Portland’s Southwest Hills has a yard with blue stone patios, an Italian limestone fountain and among the tiered gardens, a folly with a slate roof and zinc spires.
“This sophisticated, timeless masterpiece has been meticulously reimagined and flawlessly refined through a complete remodel, culminating in over $1.5 million worth of improvements that ensure a residence of unparalleled distinction,” says David Sobolik of Knipe Realty ERA Powered, who has listed the 0.49-acre property for sale at $3,750,000.
8208 N.W. Reed Drive in Portland’s Forest Park is for sale by Samantha Fuqua of Neighbors Realty.
A Northwest Heights two-story house at 8208 N.W. Reed Drive in Portland’s Forest Park has a private deck and is surrounded by nature as it backs a protected greenspace.
“Seller will contribute up to $20,000 toward interest rate buy down or buyer closing costs (for this house) perched above the city,” says Samantha Fuqua of Neighbors Realty, who listed the 0.29-acre property for sale at $975,000.
— Janet Eastman
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